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    Banks teacher assistant, Northwest bookkeeper honored

    Lauren Artis of Banks Elementary School is the 2024-2025 LCPS Teacher Assistant of the Year and Bonnie Whitehurst, the administrative assistant and bookkeeper at Northwest Elementary School, is the 2024-2025 LCPS Non-Instructional Classified Employee of the Year.

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    Adult Spelling Bee puts the f-u-n in 'fundraiser'

    Creatively costumed and reasonably rowdy, 28 teams put the f-u-n in “fundraiser” Tuesday evening when the Lenoir County Education Foundation convened its annual Adult Spelling Bee to benefit teachers and students in Lenoir County Public Schools.

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    Scholarship offers mount up for North Lenoir senior

    Having amassed more than $800,000 in scholarship offers, North Lenoir High School senior Ahmad Zayyad has some deciding to do. Already in the bag is the Magnolia Scholarship from Wake Forest, a scholarship worth $73,000 annually that goes to 30 entering students each year. Enticing, of course, but not enough to completely tip the scales.

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    LCPS representing NC at anniversary Continental Congress

    Chadwick Stokes of EB Frink Middle School and David Buck, a sophomore at North Lenoir High School, are part of a select group of teacher-student duos chosen to represent the 13 original colonies in the first-ever Young People’s Continental Congress, a months-long learning opportunity that draws attention to the 250th anniversary of the First Continental Congress in Philadelphia in 1774.

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    Biggest-ever grant to fund replacement of Frink Middle

    The $52 million from the state’s Needs-Based Public School Capital Fund, coupled with $5 million in local money, will build a school with 21st-century amenities to serve 750 students in grades six through eight on a site adjacent the land where the current school has sat since 1921.

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    LCPS names 2024-2025 Teacher of the Year finalists

    Alicia Davis, a fifth-grader teacher at La Grange Elementary School; Daree Edmondson, an Exceptional Children’s teacher at Rochelle Middle School; and Erin Greene, a third-grade teacher at Northwest Elementary school advanced in a selection process that will culminate with the naming of a winner in April.

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    KHS, Early College seniors finalists for A&T scholarships

    Kinston High School seniors Kam Bradshaw and Javiar Grady and Shamiah Hall of Lenoir County Early College High School are finalists for A&T’s Distinguished Scholars Programs – the Dowdy, the Cheatham-White and the February One scholarships. Each of the four-year scholarships covers tuition and other basic expenses for first-year students as well as enrichment opportunities, including study abroad.

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    Can you spell 'dynasty'? Woodington can!

    After winning the annual LCPS Spelling Bee for the past four years with champion spellers who eventually aged out, Woodington found a capable successor in Nikki Bellamy. The seventh grader outlasted the top spellers from the district’s elementary and middle schools on Thursday night to claim a fifth consecutive title for her school.

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