• School board selects Meadows as assistant superintendent

    Deanne Meadows has been selected by the Brunswick County school board as the school system’s new assistant superintendent.

    The board made an in-house hire by selecting Meadows, Brunswick County Schools’ current executive director of human resources.

    Meadows was approved at the Nov. 8 school board meeting. Board of education members voted 4-1 to accept the recommendation of a search committee led by Superintendent Edward Pruden.

  • West Brunswick presents Effort Awards

    On Friday, Nov. 2, West Brunswick High School presented its first Effort Awards for the 2012-2013 school year. Family and friends of students recognized gathered in the school’s cafeteria for the 8 a.m. ceremony.
    After opening remarks by assistant principal Michael Stanley and some refreshments, school counselor Michele Dixon gave an overview of the occasion. She explained students were selected due to hard work.

  • Red Ribbon week at Cedar Grove Middle School

     “The best me is drug free.”

    That was the message shared last week during National Red Ribbon Week.

    Cedar Grove Middle School in Supply celebrated the national drug prevention campaign with flair of its own. Students and staff wore crazy socks and hair, dressed as nerds, wore red and participated in a school-wide assembly where the Port City Spokesmen wheelchair basketball team performed and shared personal testimonies.

  • Education briefs

    Davis gets second term with alumni group
    On July 21, Tania Butler Davis was installed for a second term as the national president of the North Carolina Central University Alumni Association Inc., at the organization’s combined annual/council meeting.
    As president, Davis represents more than 33,000 NCCU alumni. Her term began on July 1 and will end June 30, 2014.
    A 1990 graduate of West Brunswick High School and a 1994 graduated of NCCU, she is the daughter of Joseph and Etherine Butler of Shallotte.

  • New Eco-bots come to life with 4-H helpers

    During National 4-H Week Oct. 7-13, Brunswick County 4-H youth and seventh-grade students from Shallotte Middle School participated in the 4-H National Youth Science Day Experiment.
    Youth enhanced their engineering skills by learning to think like robotic engineers, assembling their own robots, also known as Eco-bots, and control surfaces in order to manage an environmental cleanup.

  • Education briefs

    Teacher to work at South African school
    Matilda Scott, a seventh-grade social studies teacher at Shallotte Middle School, is ready for the trip of a lifetime.
    Scott was recently selected to participate as a guest teacher in the UNCW Watson College of Education faculty-led international field experience.
    On Oct. 29, she will board a plane headed for Port Elizabeth, South Africa, to begin a four-week experience working at Emphaweni K-8 Township School.

  • WBHS teacher recognized as Paul Harris Fellow

    Millie Venegas, a foreign language teacher at West Brunswick High School, has been recognized by Rotary International as a Paul Harris Fellow Award recipient.
    The award, named after the Rotary founder, was presented to Venegas by the South Brunswick Island (SBI) Rotary at its Sept. 28 meeting.
    In addition to teaching Spanish, Venegas is faculty adviser for the Interact Club, Rotary International’s service club for young people ages 14 to 18.

  • Lyneses donate to BCC foundation

    Dan and Linda Lynes of Shallotte recently made a $10,000 gift to the Foundation of Brunswick Community College (BCC) to establish an endowed scholarship. The Dan and Linda Lynes Endowed Scholarship has been designated to students in financial need of assistance to attend college.
    “Young people are our future and an education is a basic necessity. Students face many challenges and if we can ease a student’s financial worries and make a difference, that’s what we want to achieve,” said Linda Lynes.

  • Another Brunswick student earns National Merit semifinalist spot

    Rachel Hurst, a student at the North Carolina School of Science and Math, has been named a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist.

    The daughter of Mark and Robin Hurst of Calabash, Rachel previously attended Brunswick County Early College High School (BCECHS). After completing her studies at the School of Science and Math, Rachel would like to go to either UNC Chapel Hill or Duke University where she plans to specialize in molecular genetics.

  • CIS leads food drive in schools

    “Disaster often captures the hearts and attention of children, just as it does adults. When a child sees a victim that looks like them, they want to help,” explained Kathy Smith, CIS after-school director. “That is what happened in 2005 when the CIS after-school students spearheaded a countywide ‘penny drive’ to support the victims of the tsunami disaster in Southeast Asia. Although the picture of today’s local victims are not that of a tsunami, hunger can also motivate children to want to help others.”