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Nine Teachers Tapped as Regional Teachers of the Year PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 12 January 2016 06:21

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Nine teachers will represent their region in the competition to be named Teacher of the Year in the 2016 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year competition.

They are:

Northeast: Marie Smith, Conway Middle (Northampton County Schools);

Southeast: Katie Snyder, Hoggard High (New Hanover County Schools);

North Central: Margaret McNeill, Dunn Middle (Harnett County Schools);

Sandhills: Olivia Hall, Roseboro-Salemburg Middle (Sampson County Schools);

Piedmont-Triad: Kevin Scharen, Graham High (Alamance-Burlington Schools);

Southwest: Bobbie Cavnar, South Point High (Gaston County Schools);

Northwest: Leah Hayes, South Newton Elementary (Newton-Conover City Schools);

Western: Angel Ledbetter, Rutherford Early College High (Rutherford County Schools);

Charter Schools: Brandon Brown, Lake Norman Charter (Mecklenburg County).

The winner succeeds 2015 honoree Keana Triplett, a high school English teacher at Ashe County High.

The new winner will be announced April 7.

High School Students Invited To Apply For Youth Legislative Assembly PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 11 January 2016 06:34

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - High schoolers looking for a taste of real-world policymaking will have their chance during the 46th Annual Youth Legislative Assembly (YLA).
The Department of Administration is now accepting applications for the conference to be held April 1-3 in Raleigh. Applications will be accepted through February 19, 2016, on a first come-first serve basis.

More than 200 students from 49 counties participated last year.
At the conference, participants will study how laws are introduced and enacted; draft, debate and vote on mock bills; and learn about the research that goes into policymaking.

 To be eligible, students must be in good standing at their  public, private, charter or home school.
For more information contact the Department of Administration.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 January 2016 06:36
Four Community Colleges Gain New Board Members PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 08 January 2016 06:30

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - New members will take seat on the trustee boards of four North Carolina community colleges.

They are:

*** James Sprunt Community College Board of Trustees

John T. Phillips Jr. (Duplin County) - Phillips is the Director of Purchasing and Warehouse Logotics for Smithfield Foods, with the responsibility for sourcing and delivering vaccines, medications and supplies to farming operations in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia over the last 19 years. He is a Duplin County native and attended James Sprunt Community College.

*** Richmond Community College Board of Trustees

Jeff VunCannon (Richmond County) - VunCannon is the manager and treasurer of EE VunCannon, Inc. The company is a farm and garden supply shop and Carhartt dealer. VunCannon has been with the company since graduating from N.C. State University with a Bachelor's degree in Integrated Pest Management in May 1982. VunCannon is also active in the community as a Sunday School teacher and Chairman of the Board of Deacons.

 *** Southeastern Community College Board of Trustees

Brenden Jones (Columbus County) - Jones is the owner of Ready Paint and Body LLC and Ready Motors Inc. in Tabor City. Additionally, Jones has been active within the community through such efforts as serving on the county board of elections, and as a deacon in his church.

*** Randolph Community College Board of Trustees

Bonnie Renfro (Randolph County) - Renfro has been the President of the Randolph County Economic Development Corporation since 1999. She has earned degrees from Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma. Renfro is active with several local boards including Asheboro Randolph Chamber of Commerce, Randolph County Partnership for Children, and Piedmont Triad Partnership. She will be filling an unexpired term through June 30, 2018.

Charter School Advisory Board Meeting Agenda PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 07 January 2016 06:05

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The North Carolina Charter Schools Advisory Board will meet Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 11/12 in downtown Raleigh.


-- Performance and Policy Committee discussions

-- Charter application update

-- Charter application interviews with representatives from Bonnie Cone Classical Academy and Discovery Charter School

-- Overview of the General Assembly Annual Charter Schools report

-- Charter school compliance updates

-- Charter application interviews with representatives from Next Generation Academy, Paul L. Dunbar Charter School and Ridgeview Charter School


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