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Macon Early College (MEC) hosted its annual Civil War Expo on Mar. 14, MEC teacher, Meghan Reynolds has required her United States history class to do a research project every year focusing on a part of the Civil War, such as a battle, person, or societal event. Each student chooses a topic that interests them and then they are required to write a research paper, create a PowerPoint presentation, and then create an “artifact” that represents their Civil War topic, all culminating with the Civil War Expo. The students then gather in the lobby of MEC with their presentation boards and/or “artifacts” and engage passers-by in conversation about their chosen topics. The person, whether it is a student or not, then fills out a questionnaire describing the presentation and the presenter's performance.

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On Tuesday, March 12, Franklin High School’s Natural Resources 2 class taught by agriculture teacher Jenny Collins, was visited by Officer Mark Ray and Officer Kenneth Ashe of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.

The officers discussed local wildlife, their use and hunting regulation. They also discussed habitat use and degradation and fielded many questions from the students.

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On Monday, March 11, students FHS students take Young Harris tour from Devon Deal’s Small Animal and Equine Science 2 class at Franklin High School visited Young Harris College in Young Harris, Ga.

Students learned about the admission process, toured the campus, dined in the dining hall and talked directly with a faculty member from the biology department.

Young Harris offers a pre-vet track through the Biology major.

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Macon County elementary schools will be having the kindergarten orientations for next year the first week in April. The schedule is as follows:

Highlands April 3 10 am Cartoogechaye April 5 9 am East Franklin April 5 9 am Iotla April 8 9 am Nantahala April 9 6 pm South Macon April 12 9:15 am

Macon County schools invite parents and children to attend Kindergarten Orientation in your attendance district. Children are eligible if they reach age 5 on or before Aug. 31, 2013.

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