• Education briefs

    School relocates for 2013-14 school year
    Southport Christian School will be relocating to Beach Road Baptist Church for the 2013-2014 school year. A new educational building with 16 classrooms designed to immediately serve pre-school through middle school is now under construction and should be completed by Aug. 1. This new building plus existing classroom space at the Beach Road Baptist campus will give them the long-term ability to provide a pre-school through high school institution for the students.

  • Reading is exciting at Town Creek Elementary

    Town Creek Elementary’s mascot Swampee, along with Savannah, a K-9 with the BARK program, joined students at the book fair to support Brunswick County’s reading initiative, “Today a Reader-Tomorrow a Leader.”

  • Education briefs

    Appalachian State students get honors
    Appalachian State University has released its graduation and honors lists for the fall 2012 semester. A total of 186 graduate students and 985 undergraduate students received degrees during ceremonies in December 2012.
    Rachel Julian Dycus of Shallotte received a master’s of arts degree in educational media.

  • Young writer flies away with the competition


    BOLIVIA—She’s in the first grade and she beat out competition in the second and third grades.

    Carleigh Bowling is a 6-year-old first-grade student at Bolivia Elementary School. Her writing has been capturing the attention of her teachers and, more recently, judges across the state.

    Late last year, Carleigh was selected by her first-grade teacher JoAnn Tucker to enter a writing submission into an annual writing competition that pits first-grade students against second- and third-grade students.

  • Education briefs

    BCC adds short-term classes for spring
    The Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWD) at Brunswick Community College offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment, and academic achievement geared towards adults seeking skills for employment, intellectual stimulation, community involvement, and social interaction.

  • School art show opens March 25

    The Franklin Square Gallery High School Art Show opens on Monday, March 25. Students from three local high schools will display an array of paintings, drawings, prints and photography, as well as three-dimensional constructions. Rusty Hughes, art instructor at Brunswick Community College, will judge their work.

  • Former NFL player encourage students to follow their dreams

    SHALLOTTE—Freeze and think about the consequences.

    That was the message shared at two area middle schools Tuesday.

    Former NFL player Levar Fisher shared his message with students at Shallotte and Cedar Grove middle schools.

    Fisher played for the New Orleans Saints and the Arizona Cardinals after playing college football at N.C. State University.

    From a young age his dream was to play in the NFL, but those around him weren’t always supportive.

  • Education briefs

    BCC sponsors sustainability symposium March 22
    To be up-to-date on current sustainability trends, Brunswick Community College (BCC), through the Green Information and Training Center, has established an annual Sustainability Symposium and Expo. Now in its third year, the event is hosted by BCC’s Economic and Workforce Development in collaboration with the North Carolina Military Business Center at the BCC Leland Center for Economic and Workforce Development. This year’s theme is “Sustainability and the Future of Energy and Water.”

  • Peer court hears real middle-school cases

    Most middle-school students will not be required to use the phrase, “The defense rests, your honor.” Not so for Eliana Nunez-Dominguez, a seventh-grade student at Leland Middle School, who uses it frequently as a student attorney in the Peer Court program.
    Peer Court is a partnership between the district attorney’s office and Communities in Schools of Brunswick County.

  • Waccamaw students win spelling bee

    Waccamaw School has announced its spelling bee winners.
    First grade: Gage Caldwell, Trinity Atkinson, Alicia High, Tiffany Guin, Cesar Vargas, Nadia Cortez, Rand Warren and Greyson Miller.
    Second grade: Jayna Smith, Eric Schilz, Jazamine Garcia, Brandon Graham, Juan Ramos, Kayla Cauler, Bethanie Benton, Layla Norris and Faith Simmons.
    Third grade: Lacey Lammonds, Garrett Emmons, Daelyn Fairley, Christian Cortes, Megan Wesley, Daniel Padilla, Chandler Sellers, Trevor Tucholski and River Lewis.