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Education

  • Some high school graduations will air online and on ATMC-TV

    Graduating seniors are gearing up to don their caps and gowns, preparing to walk across the stage to receive their diplomas.
    This year, for those who can’t get to Odell Williamson Auditorium on graduation day, family members and loved ones will have several opportunities to watch their favorite senior walk across the stage.
    Graduation commencement ceremonies for all three Brunswick County traditional public high schools are scheduled for Saturday, June 9.

  • Education briefs

    Rose earns business degree
    Ocean Isle Beach native James Rose has earned a B.S. degree in business administration/accounting from Limestone College during spring 2012 commencement exercises in the college’s Fullerton Auditorium May 10-12. Graduates represented Limestone’s traditional day student program, extended campus classroom and Internet offerings.

  • Competition awards scholarships

    The 41st annual Odell and Virginia Williamson Oratory Scholarship Competition took place at Brunswick Community College on Thursday, May 3. Eight seniors representing North Brunswick, South Brunswick, West Brunswick and Early College High School competed for top honors.

  • Town Creek elects student officers

    The N.C. Primary isn’t the only election in town. Students at Town Creek Elementary School exercised their right to vote in an historic election of the first Student Government Association (SGA) officers in the school’s three-year history.
    Fifth-grade teacher and SGA sponsor Michael Gifford said the time was right to encourage more student involvement.
    “Every year, we are trying to evolve as a school,” he said. “We feel this is something beneficial for our students.”
    Principal Helen Davis agreed.

  • 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.