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Education

  • ROCAME has regional jamboree

    ROCAME had its annual regional jamboree on April 21 at Cape Fear Community College (North Campus) in Wilmington. Middle school and high school students from Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, Pender and Whiteville City school systems competed in math and science events.
     Middle school winners
    Write It Do It: Arian Garner and Victoria Beatty, Leland Middle (LMS), first place; Myyah Brown and Jameshia Sapps, Shallotte Middle (SMS), third place.

  • Education briefs

    CCU presents awards at honors convocation
    Coastal Carolina University presented awards for faculty and student academic achievement and recognition at its annual Honors Convocation on Friday, May 4, in Wheelwright Auditorium.
    Departmental awards were presented to 42 students in recognition of outstanding academic accomplishments and contributions to the academic quality of their respective departments, including the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts award in music to Haylie Long of Ash.

  • Charter school has spring festival

    The Roger Bacon Academy Charter Day School hosted its annual spring festival and open house on Saturday, April 28, attended by more than 600 people from the community.
    The school’s nationally ranked cheerleaders performed their award-winning routines, and the world-ranked archery team demonstrated skills on the school’s archery range.

  • Education briefs

    Purcell graduates with honors from CCU
    Ashley M. Purcell of Holden Beach graduated cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in music from Coastal Carolina University during commencement ceremonies on May 5. She is continuing her education at CCU in the master of arts and teaching program.

  • Custodians win Clean School Award

    It could be the combined 37 years of experience of the South Brunswick Middle School custodial department or perhaps just their desire to be the best that propelled the team to victory in the Saffelle Clean School Award contest. The team edged out the other 18 schools for the third-quarter victory, taking the award from co-winners Cedar Grove Middle and Lincoln Elementary, who both have impressive track records.
    Supervisor Larry Smith expressed his pride in the SBMS team.

  • Pies used to help teach students about effects of bullying

    More than 170 students at Leland Middle School gathered to show their commitment to end bullying in their school. The Anti-Bullying Festival, organized by the Live in Peace Club, included games, face painting, music and dance, all designed to deliver the message that bullying is wrong.
    Students also raised $400 for Hope Harbor Home, a shelter providing services to domestic violence victims/survivors and their children in Brunswick County.

  • Aquaculture program gets national attention

    Just one meeting with Barry Bey, aquaculture instructor at South Brunswick High School, and you just can’t help but like all things fish. His knowledge and enthusiasm is contagious and the program has gained yet another place in the national spotlight by a group who knows a thing or two about fish.

  • Communities in Schools recognizes volunteer efforts

    Communities in Schools of Brunswick County recognized two recipients of its Governor’s Award for Volunteer Service on Tuesday, April 17.
    As a “lunch buddy” at Leland Middle School, H. Pete Erbe was recognized as an outstanding mentor. He has lunch with his mentee one day a week, taking a vital interest in the student. He helps set goals and follows up on the student’s success in meeting those goals. With an Army background, Erbe is well aware of the needs of students and how important it is to have a strong mentor.

  • Dragon Snappers 4-H’ers take part in community service project

    On April 18, the Brunswick County 4-H Junior Master Gardener youth who comprise the Dragon Snappers 4-H Club at Southport Christian School began their newest community service project called Adopt a Spot.
    A crape myrtle tree was planted on school grounds near the school’s flagpole. Each member of the club will make it their responsibility to water and care for the tree.
    Club members had their monthly meeting led by the club officers.

  • Lee visits Roger Bacon Academy

    “I’m impressed!” stated Howard N. Lee, former mayor of Durham, N.C. State Senator for 10 years and chairman of the State Board of Education. His last appointment was executive director of the Education Cabinet under Gov. Bev Perdue. Lee made the remarks after visiting classrooms on the campus of The Roger Bacon Academy’s Charter Day School in Leland.