• 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.”

  • Education briefs

    School officials discuss West Nile Virus
    Recent reports of mosquito-born diseases like West Nile Virus and concern for the safety and welfare of students and staff prompted Brunswick County School officials to host a round table discussion recently with representatives from the Brunswick County Department of Health and Brunswick County Operations Services.

  • After nearly 50 years Bob Grimes to retire from education

    After serving students and families for 46 years, Robert “Bob” Grimes is getting ready to retire from education.

    During his career, Grimes, assistant superintendent for Brunswick County Schools, has served as a teacher, coach, assistant principal and principal.

    His leadership and love of reading ignited the system’s Today a Reader-Tomorrow a Leader Initiative. He has also played a key role in the expansion of district’s library collections.

  • BCECHS student named National Merit Scholarship semifinalist

    A student from Brunswick County Early College High School has been named a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist.

    Michael Rahal, a BCECHS senior, is the only semifinalist this year from Brunswick County Schools. This is the third consecutive year BCECHS has had a semifinalist in the distinguished scholarship program.

  • Education briefs

    BCC offers short-term classes for fall
    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 toward adults seeking skills for employment, intellectual stimulation, community involvement, and social interaction.