Hoggard, Laney students steal the spotlight in theater competition

Students at Laney High took home more than 10 awards during a recent regional theater competition. Photos courtesy New Hanover County Schools.

Some local students are shining under the spotlight. The theater departments of Hoggard and Laney high schools recently took top honors at a regional competition. Two Vikings–Trenton Kong and Kendall Walker–received scholarships to attend the North Carolina Theatre Conference Discovery Day for their stellar make-up and acting, respectively. Both school groups will now advance to […]

UNCW named among top colleges for beach lovers

The ability for students to have a little fun in the sun--as seen here at a Family and Alumni Weekend event--helped land UNCW on Money Magazine's recent list. Photo courtesy UNCW.

UNC-Wilmington has landed a spot on a national list of the best colleges for beach lovers. Time’s Money Magazine recently named the local university to its top 10 spots for students hoping to hit the books with their toes in the sand. UNCW came in at number 10 among Money’s picks, each giving off “beachy […]

Brunswick County education leaders move forward with bond referendum

The reconstruction of Brunswick Countys oldest school, Lincoln Elementary in Leland, could be among the key projects included in a proposed $175 million bond referendum. Courtesy photo.

Brunswick County education leaders are moving forward with a plan to put immediate and future building needs in the hands of voters. The school board is seeking approval from county commissioners to add a $175 million bond referendum to next year’s ballot, spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said this week. Discussion of the referendum began in May, […]

Construction to begin next month on Ogden-area elementary school

A groundbreaking ceremony for the area's newest school, Porters Neck Elementary, is set for later this month. Image courtesy New Hanover County Schools.

Work will soon begin on New Hanover County’s newest school. County leaders will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for Porters Neck Elementary, 416 Edgewater Club Road, on Nov. 30. Construction on the school will get underway beginning in December. The 18-acre site was picked from more than a dozen the district considered in Ogden for the […]

Ashley students excel in the arts

Maxwell Reinbachs participates in the recent Paint Out Wilmington! event. Reinbachs was the top winner in the youth division.

Two Ashley High School students have earned local and state accolades in the arts. Senior Kaylie Strickland, a violinist, was recently selected to perform with the North Carolina All-State Honors Orchestra. And visual artist Maxwell Reinbachs took home a top award from a recent citywide painting event. Strickland was the only student in the local […]

New Hanover County schools, local agencies adopt ‘cutting edge’ policy for student discipline

New Hanover County officials entered an agreement with the school district regarding discipline at the board of commissioners meeting Monday afternoon. Officially called the Inter-Agency Governance Agreement on the Handling of School Offenses, it brings the county’s schools, law enforcement, justice system, government and other community partners together to provide a consistent policy regarding student […]

Inspired by classroom lessons, Friends School students help an orphan in Kenya

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Students at Friends School of Wilmington have taken their classroom lessons to heart. And for one, those lessons have helped reach a peer across the globe. Inspired by their teacher, Julia Tarquinio, the fifth-grade students recently embarked on projects aimed at making small gestures of kindness that can leave a lasting impression. As part of […]

Local schools to receive construction funding from NC lottery

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New Hanover County schools is slated to receive more than $1.5 million in North Carolina lottery funding for school construction projects. The acceptance of the money is currently pending county commissioner approval, which is on the agenda for their Monday, October 19 meeting. New Hanover County and the Board of Education have stated the money […]

Hoggard student picked as Presidential Scholar nominee

Jackson Hardee. Photo courtesy New Hanover County Schools.

A Hoggard High School senior is in the running for some national recognition. Jackson Hardee was recently selected to represent New Hanover County Schools as the 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholar nominee. A member of Hoggard’s Adobe Academy, a career and technical education program centered on graphic design, Hardee has a strong interest in both visual […]

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