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Donté M. Strickland Jr., a 6th grader at Terrell Lane Middle School, recently won the Franklin County Schools Overall Spelling Bee Competition, outspelling 4th-8th graders. He also won the overall competition his 4th grade year in 2016. In 2017, in 5th grade, he won for the entire 5th grade of the county and came in third place overall for the competition. His parents are Donté and Holly Strickland, both of Louisburg.


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<i>UNC graduate</i>
UNC graduate

ALL SMILES. Beverly Claire Foster of the Epsom community graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on May 12, 2018 with an undergraduate major in Management and Society. Very proud parents are Al and Lynn Foster, and grandparents are Alton and Sandra Foster. Beverly will be starting her career in the Raleigh area.


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<i>'Cycle of Life' poster contest winners announced</i>
Third Grade winners Cameron Patton, Alana Wheeler and Kherington Bryant
'Cycle of Life' poster contest winners announced

Students in Franklin County Schools were recognized recently during the 22nd annual Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District awards program.
The event was held at the Franklin County Agriculture Building Annex in Louisburg and special guests were Vernon Cox, director of the NC Division of Soil & Water Conservation, Assistant County Manager Kim Denton and County Commissioner Mark Speed.


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<i>'Cycle of Life' poster contest winners announced</i> pics 1
'Cycle of Life' poster contest winners announced pics 1

Fifth Grade winners Sabrina Ivanor, Emma Hassard, Emily Bither, Brianna McBride and Lindsey Lundy


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<i>'Cycle of Life' poster contest winners announced</i> pics 2
'Cycle of Life' poster contest winners announced pics 2

Bookmark Winners were Zy'Asia Arrington and Raegan Swift


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<i>Computers making a difference at Early College High</i>
Jordi Castro-Rios, left, and Alan Polanco work out a problem on their computers
Computers making a difference at Early College High

Franklin County's Early College High School is well into a one-to-one initiative and it's making a difference in the classroom, school officials say.
One-to-one means each student is supplied with a Google Chromebook. Students use them in class, but can also take them home. They are able to work on assignments wherever they are.


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Conservation awards given to two students

The NC Foundation for Soil and Water Conservation has announced the recipients of the 2018-19 Careers-In-Conservation (CIC) Scholarships. These merit scholarships, in the amount of $1,000 each, have been awarded to Seth Lindley Champion and Chad Matthew Kibbe, both of Youngsville.
The purpose of the scholarship is to increase the number of college graduates from a North Carolina institution who are qualified for careers in natural resource conservation and other closely related fields that aligns with the mission of the local Soil & Water Conservation District.


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