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FEATURES ARCHIVE 2014

NOTE :: "Celebrate N.C. Schools" feature stories contained on this site are for historical purposes only. While each story was accurate on the date it was published, it may be outdated when viewed.

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DATE FEATURES ARCHIVE 2014
July 2014 "Kainotomia" Continues in Richmond County School
June 2014 Unique program helps Mount Airy pupils be better versions of themselves (Mt Airy News)
June 2014 GCS Reading Campaign, Grant Gets Students Reading on the Go (Guilford County Schools)
June 2014 Stanford Middle School honored as 'School to Watch' (Smithfield Herald)
June 2014 'It feels good to help people' (Henderson Dispatch)
June 2014 Rowan teachers receive agriculture grants (Salisbury Post)
June 2014 Two GCS Schools Sharing Love of Reading Through Free Libraries (Guilford County)
June 2014 I-SS middle schools getting more vocational options (Statesville Record&Landmark)
June 2014 Hasty: School's reading initiative a novel idea (Fayetteville Observer)
June 2014 Visually impaired student reaps $99,000 worth of scholarships from Methodist University (Raleigh News & Observer)
June 2014 Wells Fargo Donates $125,000 to Charlotte High School (NC TWC NEWS)
June 2014 "Give Five-Read Five" campaign a big success (WNCT9)
June 2014 Students training for jobs ready to be filled (Wilkes Journal-Patriot)
June 2014 Wake County schools teach safer football tackling (The Daily Reflector)
June 2014 Local schools chew over grant for fresh snacks (Hickory Record)
June 2014 Increase in programs will benefit student choices (Henderson Dispatch)
June 2014 Chapel Hill teacher faces death by preaching tolerance (WRAL)
June 2014 Survey indicates most teachers happy in Ashe County Schools (Jefferson Post)
June 2014 High school students participate in medical, IT camps (Shelby Star)
June 2014 Hillcrest Elementary gets more fresh fruit through grant (The Times News)
June 2014 Charlotte schools offering meals to hungry kids (News & Record)
June 2014 Homelessness doesn't stop shelter's high school graduates (Charlotte Observer)
June 2014 Roanoke Rapids Teacher Recognized Nationally (ABC 11)
May 2014 Keeping our teachers: BCS devises discount program to help recruit, retain teachers (Washington Daily News)
May 2014 Hertford County bus driver named top in the state (WNCN)
May 2014 Holocaust museum returns to school (Huntersville Herald)
May 2014 'Walking classrooms' help students engage physically, mentally (WRAL)
May 2014 Edwards receives another top education award (Mooresville Tribune)
May 2014 Solar school a product of cooperation (Fayetteville Observer editorial)
May 2014 Graduate to earn two diplomas (Gaston Gazette)
May 2014 Stanly Co. student wins statewide public service announcement contest (TWC News)
May 2014 Woodleaf Elementary's Cassie Thompson is Teacher of Year (Salisbury Post)
May 2014 Students, parents: 'Children first, politics last!' (Huntersville Herald Weekly)
May 2014 40 Durham students will graduate after help from nonprofit (WNCN)
May 2014 Give Five-Read Five prepares for exciting summer reading (Elkin Tribune)
May 2014 Student spreads the word on threatened shorebirds (Wilmington Star-News)
May 2014 Students, others join world exercise event (Mt Airy News)
May 2014 County students schooled by raising fish (Davidson Dispatch)
May 2014 I-SS dropout rate hits new low (Mooresville Tribune)
May 2014 Cary elementary school students learn firsthand about horses (Raleigh News & Observer)
May 2014 Contest builds love of math (Henderson Dispatch)
May 2014 Transforming Lives One Rain Garden at a Time (Coastal Review)
May 2014 Exchange students visit capital, work with other international students (McDowell News)
May 2014 Career-prep programs a hit with local students (Sanford Herald)
May 2014 Students discover career possibilities in county (Stokes News)
May 2014 Doodling her way to the top (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)
Apr 2014 Wilkes tops national numbers—Local graduation rate 10 percent higher than U.S. (Wilkes Journal Patriot)
Apr 2014 Students get hands-on with science (Smoky Mountain News)
Apr 2014 Boys and Girls Clubs yielding results in classroom (Greensboro News & Record)
Apr 2014 NC 4th-Graders "School" Community on Solar (Public News Service)
Apr 2014 Students plant 400 Venus Flytraps in Wilmington (TWCN-TV)
Apr 2014 Durham school's solar project draws attention from politicos (Triangle Business Journal)
Apr 2014 Students test for disease, explore science on a bus (Hendersonville Times-News)
Apr 2014 State-required CPR training working well for UCPS (Union County Weekly)
Apr 2014 CMS, nonprofit to open school at Boulevard Homes site (Charlotte Observer)
Apr 2014 US News ranks HHS fourth in state (Hendersonville Lightening)
Apr 2014 R& B singer Usher's music leadership program debuts in Wake County (Eastern Wake News)
Apr 2014 Book 'Em NC events making a difference (Robesonian)
Apr 2014 Learning is Appreciating (Coastal Review)
Apr 2014 STARBASE program bring STEM education to life (Lexington Dispatch)
Apr 2014 International Baccalaureate authorizes NC's first IBCC
Apr 2014 School officials to implement reading software districtwide (Laurinburg Exchange)
Apr 2014 Grimsley's Hebrew class unlike any other (Greensboro News & Record)
Apr 2014 Early College EAST students remember horrors of the Holocaust (New Bern Sun Journal)
Apr 2014 Students volunteer hundreds of hours with county government (Warren Record)
Apr 2014 Students' exposure to STEM in schools is critical (Rocky Mount Telegram)
Apr 2014 Innovative teachers receive school garden funding (Mountain Times)
Apr 2014 Washington Post Names GCS Schools Among Top in the Country (Guilford County Schools)
Apr 2014 'STEM Investigations' coming to Wilkes middle schools in '14-'15 (Wilkes Journal Patriot)
Apr 2014 Magic' Johnson visits Durham to boost high school graduation (Triangle Tribune)
Apr 2014 Students are in the spotlight at Lee school board meeting (Sanford Herald)
Apr 2014 School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering looks for future technological marvels (Winston-Salem Journal)
Apr 2014 Wake school officials push expansion of preschool services (Raleigh News & Observer)
Apr 2014 Kennedy gets grant to expand programs (Winston-Salem Journal)
Apr 2014 Haywood Extension to offer embryology class training (Haywood Mountaineer)
Apr 2014 Cape Fear Civil Air Patrol teaches teens to fly high in life with leadership skills (Wilmington-Star News)
Apr 2014 Gaston program offers no-cost courses to students (Lincoln Times-News)
Mar 2014 SMART lunch improves graduation rate at Panther Creek (NC SPIN)
Mar 2014 Student raises $6.5k for transplant recipient (Elkin Tribune)
Mar 2014 I-SS students begin receiving their laptops (Mooresville Tribune)
Mar 2014 HEC prepares students for college (The Mountaineer)
Mar 2014 Field trips expose students to careers (Daily Dispatch)
Mar 2014 LCS students share Holocaust museum (Lincoln Times-News)
Mar 2014 High school students take a close look at local government (Jacksonville Daily News)
Mar 2014 Buncombe gets $1 million for science education (Asheville Citizen-Times)
Mar 2014 3,400 Moore County students to get laptops as part of Digital Learning Initiative (Fayetteville Observer)
Mar 2014 Students receive hands-on learning during career day (Havelock News)
Mar 2014 Buncombe gets $800k for fifth-grade science (Black Mountain News)
Mar 2014 Battle of Books about more than competition (Mt Airy News)
Mar 2014 Students make connections at Pathway to Prosperity (Burlington Times-News)
Mar 2014 Guilford science teachers win $11,000 in grants (Greensboro News & Record)
Mar 2014 Wake County schools partnering with Usher in music industry program (Raleigh News & Observer)
Mar 2014 Davie teacher introduces students to sign language (Winston-Salem Journal)
Mar 2014 SNSH senior puts skills to work for school system (Spring Hope Enterprise)
Mar 2014 County teachers receive iPads to use in classroom (Lexington Dispatch)
Mar 2014 STEM educational method goes a step further (Southwest Wake News)
Mar 2014 School systems, RCCC partner for career expo (Concord Independent Tribune)
Mar 2014 Industry, school officials promote engineering to students (Henderson Times News)
Mar 2014 Taking out the trash (Franklin Press)
Mar 2014 Area students help build a boat (FOX Wilmington)
Mar 2014 STARBASE program bring STEM education to life (Lexington Dispatch)
Feb 2014 Students visit with Olympian (Greenville Daily Reflector)
Feb 2014 Assistant principal at NC school preaches esteem (AP)
Feb 2014 Cummins initiative to teach engineering skills to local students (Rocky Mount Telegram)
Feb 2014 Stokes County high schoolers studying Dan River coal ash spill (My Fox 8)
Feb 2014 Greene students to get early start on college career (Kinston Free Press)
Feb 2014 Dare County schools moving toward digital learning (Outer Banks Voice)
Jan 2014 Technology Boosts Summer Reading, Improves Literacy Skills
Jan 2014 Wake County schools moving to digital textbooks (Raleigh News & Observer)
Jan 2014 Something Fishy Going On in NC Classrooms (Public News Service)
Jan 2014 Successful magnet programs show potential (Winston-Salem Journal)
Jan 2014 Adams Elementary in Cary kicks off reading challenge (Cary News)
Jan 2014 RCCC adds new fire safety program at South Rowan (WBTV)
Jan 2014 Local teens receive a different kind of training (Charlotte Weekly)
Jan 2014 First students graduate from Fire Fighter Academy (Hendersonville Times-News)
Jan 2014 WNC Has Opportunity to STEM the Tide of Slow Economy (Public News Service)
Jan 2014 Community Spotlight: Bertie County Schools featured in new documentary (WNCT)
Jan 2014 STEM Early College Experiment Successfully Launched into Space (Guilford County Schools)
Jan 2014 Efficiency wins cash for schools (Rocky Mount Telegram)
Jan 2014 Knightdale High introduces new public safety academy (Eastern Wake News)
Jan 2014 Robotics challenge student skills (Greenville Daily Reflector)
Jan 2014 Program helps prevent serious teen driver crashes (WRAL-TV)
Jan 2014 Greensboro student's love of books spurs giveaway (Greensboro News & Record)