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Category Archives: Education

WCC Offering Free Air Cannon Experiment as NCSciFest Activity

WCC Offering Free Air Cannon Experiment as NCSciFest Activity

Wayne Community College’s North Carolina Science Festival event will be virtual this year. The college will host an “Air Cannon Extravaganza” online 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, April 24. It is free and open to all registered participants. “The air cannon activity is a simple experiment that can be conducted at home with readily available materials,”…read more »

WCPS Launches 2021 Kindergarten Pre-Registration

WCPS Launches 2021 Kindergarten Pre-Registration

On Monday, April 12, Wayne County Public Schools kicked off its online Kindergarten Pre-Registration. Parents and guardians can access the Kindergarten Pre-Registration form at the district’s website, http://www.waynecountyschools.org/, by clicking on “Kindergarten Registration” located under the Academics tab. “Although many things within our world have changed, our dedication and love for serving children and families…read more »

WCC Adding Ford To Its Automotive Training

WCC Adding Ford To Its Automotive Training

Wayne Community College’s automotive training repertoire now includes Ford. WCC is the latest college to have access to Ford Automotive Career Exploration (ACE), thanks to sponsorship by Deacon Jones Ford in Goldsboro. “If we have students who are interested in Ford, we can teach them some Ford skills,” said Ernie White, dean of WCC’s Applied…read more »

WCPS To Honor Top Staff At Virtual Celebration

WCPS To Honor Top Staff At Virtual Celebration

On May 6, Wayne County Public Schools will hold a virtual celebration to honor the district’s 2021 Teacher of the Year, Assistant Principal, and Principal of the Year. With the first round of interviews complete, finalists for the Teacher of the Year, Assistant Principal and Principal of the Year programs have been named – one…read more »

UMO President Shares Farm Experience With Ag Students

UMO President Shares Farm Experience With Ag Students

University of Mount Olive President Dr. H. Edward Croom recently talked with the Field Experiences and Anatomy & Physiology of Domestic Animals classes at the UMO Kornegay Student Farm.   Using his own personal agriculture experience, Croom shared insights about farm life, tractor safety, and making the most of opportunities.  Following the presentation, Croom drove one…read more »

Renewable Scholarships Available For 14 Technical Programs At WCC

Renewable Scholarships Available For 14 Technical Programs At WCC

Students entering 14 technical programs at Wayne Community College may be eligible for renewable scholarships. The Foundation of Wayne Community College’s “Top Programs” scholarship is designed to encourage students to study and go into certain fields in which there are career opportunities. The programs included on the list are assessed annually. Those majors are Air…read more »

WCPS To Honor Top Instructional Assistant

WCPS To Honor Top Instructional Assistant

On April 29th, Wayne County Public Schools will hold a virtual celebration to honor the district’s 2021 Instructional Assistant of the Year. The Instructional Assistant of the Year Program is a local program with candidates being named by their school. The virtual celebration will be held on April 29 and be streamed via the district’s…read more »

School Board Reviewing Superintendent Candidates

School Board Reviewing Superintendent Candidates

Wayne County Public Schools is about to enter the next phase in its superintendent search. At last week’s special meeting, Wayne County School Board Chair Chris West shared that the candidate pool has been received. Wayne County Board of Education Attorney Richard Schwartz says the next step is setting dates for looking over the applicants.…read more »

Hawkins To Serve On UMO Board Of Trustees

Hawkins To Serve On UMO Board Of Trustees

John Carroll Hawkins of Cove City, NC has been appointed to the University of Mount Olive Board of Trustees. Hawkins retired from the NC Department of Revenue in January of 2018 after serving in various positions over a 34-year period including auditor, developer, examination manager, and business intelligence manager. He earned his bachelor’s degree in…read more »

Wayne County Schools Take “NC First In FAFSA” Challenge

Wayne County Schools Take “NC First In FAFSA” Challenge

Wayne County Schools have officially accepted North Carolina’s First in FAFSA Challenge to help send more local high school seniors to college. All Wayne County High Schools are competing against each other and hundreds of other high schools across the state to increase their FAFSA completion rates. myFutureNC, along with Carolina Demography, College Foundation of…read more »

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