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Education

  • Community colleges nursing program passing rate exceeds nation and state

    The 2008 National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) results show the passing rate of nurses graduating from a North Carolina community college surpassed both the state and national average, according to a summary report presented to the State Board of Community Colleges.

  • Board debates Transition Academy, may close due to budget reduction

    BOLIVIA—The Brunswick County Board of Education has yet to make a decision regarding the Transition Academy, a first-year program for at-risk eighth-graders, in jeopardy due to the mandatory state budget reduction.

    Superintendent Katie McGee said Brunswick County Schools is estimating a 5 percent budget reduction and has begun planning next year’s budget with the reduction included.

    The Transition Academy, which is at Brunswick County Academy, has a staff of seven and costs about $650,000 in operating expenses and personnel costs, she said.

  • Waccamaw students inadvertently affected by redistricting

    BOLIVIA—When approving redistricting lines for the Brunswick County School district in March, the board of education did not realize a small portion of students currently attending Waccamaw School would be affected.

    Steve Miley, executive director of operations, said during the fourth revision, lines for Waccamaw middle school students were changed to line up with the elementary district. Miley said about 25-30 students were affected by the change.

  • 'Ecosystems Exploits' provides students with lessons in environmentalism

    Because Brunswick County is one of the fastest growing counties in the nation, increasing development creates a greater need to develop environmentally friendly procedures and practices.

    Educating upcoming generations on the importance of caring for the world is one way to address this issue and plan for future success.

  • West Brunswick High School releases honor rolls for third nine weeks

    West Brunswick High School has announced its honor roll students for the third nine weeks.

    A honor roll

    Ninth grade: Laura Bowman, Kelly Drenning, Jacob Hill, Jason Huff, Mary Inions, Morgan Myers, Mary Nelson, Amanda Read, Harrison Taylor, Julianna Zio.

    10th grade: Donisha Bowens, Corey Burr, Alina Davinson, Megan Dilworth, Brittany Hewett, Anna Zeng.

    11th grade: Samantha Caton, Julianne Donoghue, Brian Gore, Daphne McWhite, Eric Winner.

  • Big Top celebration honors OT month

    Creative Hands Occupational Therapy Inc. in Supply sponsored a Carnival Under the Big Top on Saturday, April 25, to celebrate National Occupational Therapy Month.

    Occupational therapy helps thousands of people every day live life to its fullest. The success of OT was celebrated, hamburgers and hot dogs were served, faces and hair were painted.

    Children enjoyed sliding down the castle wall. Occupational therapists work with children in their schools, homes and at the clinic.

  • Virginia Williamson Elementary announces student honors for third nine weeks

    Virginia Williamson Elementary School has announed its student honors for the third nine weeks.

    First grade

    Mrs. Neilon’s Class: Principal’s Award: Cammy Herbert, Sean Sexton.

    Citizenship Award: Matthew Hudak, Maya Wallace.

    Terrific Kids: AJ Babson, Samantha Webb Stunning Stingray: Lauryn Finch, George Wilson IV.

    Mrs. Goldstein’s Class: Principal’s Award: McKenzie Lee, Brenna Smith.

    Citizenship Award: Liam Redfern, Phillip Smigiel.

  • Students named to honor roll at Waccamaw

    A Honor Roll

    Second grade: Kara Campbell, Jonathan Mintz, Leonardo Ramirez, Andrea Dutton, Dalton Simpson, Levi Bird, Canna FormyDuval, Jada Farrow, Olivia Fluharty, Joseph Stanley, Christopher Tucholski.

    Third grade: Meghan McGuire, Hunter Roseman.

    Fourth grade: Makayla Canady, Johnathan Carlyle, Maddilin Emmons, Eliza Fish, Emma King, Madalynn Haley Long, Asa McCumbee, Arnulfo Silva, Logan Jones, Megan Little, Tanner Stanaland, Nahiem Wilson, Maddie Fulwood, Curtis Ward, Kristen Simmons.

  • Brunswick students compete in Envirothon

    On April 24-25, students, as well as volunteers and advisors, came to the N.C. State Envirothon Competition in Burlington to compete in natural resources knowledge and ecology.

    The purpose of the Envirothon is to help young people become more aware of natural resources that impact the environment. The high school winner will advance to the North American Envirothon, sponsored by the Canon Corporation.

    The teams attended informative presentations on Friday and were tested on their knowledge the following day.

  • Lincoln students plant tree on Earth Day

    LELAND—Jan Boone’s fifth-grade class at Lincoln Elementary School celebrated Earth Day last week by planting a tree outside their classroom window.

    The students chose to plant a tree as a reward for a recent project. The Army Corps of Engineers in Wilmington picked two schools—fifth-graders at Lincoln and in Wrightsville Beach—to work with on environmental projects.

    The group came out to the school and talked with students about environmental issues, such as wetlands, plants, and why it’s important to be earth conscious.