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Education News and Notes: July 3 to 9

Education News and Notes: July 3 to 9

Siblings excel in academic studies, earn awards INDIAN TRAIL – Four Indian Trail siblings are excelling academically while simultaneously encouraging each other to put their best foot forward. Madeline Tackeberry… Read more »

Hope rising from the ashes: Poplin Elementary community unites in support of one of its own

Hope rising from the ashes: Poplin Elementary community unites in support of one of its own

INDIAN TRAIL – June 10 started out like a typical Tuesday for the Politowicz family, but by afternoon the day was anything but ordinary. Fifth-grader Jordan Politowicz was pulled from… Read more »

The young and the talented

The young and the talented

WAXHAW – Nine-year-old Ella McElroy has loved art as far back as she can remember. “Ever since I could hold a crayon, I was all over the place, drawing,” Ella… Read more »

Building relationships through law enforcement

Building relationships through law enforcement

MONROE – Officer Monique Holt wanted to work in law enforcement from the time she was in the fifth grade. Little did she know her career as a police officer… Read more »

Boys ‘Xcel’ in fitness and character

Boys ‘Xcel’ in fitness and character

INDIAN TRAIL – Hundreds of boys in Union County and the Charlotte area turned out this past weekend for the culmination of a season of fitness and character building. Local… Read more »

A Disney favorite comes alive

A Disney favorite comes alive

MONROE – People will have a chance to travel to the depths of the ocean without leaving Union County this weekend, as drama students from Parkwood Middle School take audience… Read more »

Forest Hills’s Jennifer Whitley is UCPS Teacher of the Year

Forest Hills’s Jennifer Whitley is UCPS Teacher of the Year

MARSHVILLE – Jennifer Whitley grew up in a family of educators and learned to appreciate education at an early age. Her appreciation eventually grew into a passion that brought her… Read more »

Enriching young minds

Enriching young minds

WESLEY CHAPEL – Students of all ages at Wesley Chapel Elementary School recently had the chance to study martial arts, cooking, build intricate LEGO creations and learn how to draw… Read more »

State-required CPR training working well for UCPS

State-required CPR training working well for UCPS

Students across North Carolina are learning how to better handle emergency situations, thanks to a 2012 state legislation requiring all public school students to complete a CPR training program.  And… Read more »

Building confidence, one story at a time

Building confidence, one story at a time

WAXHAW – Libby DeRonne considers herself somewhat of a creative arts junkie. The 13-year-old Cuthbertson Middle School seventh-grader admittedly loves drama and the arts and has participated in school plays… Read more »