25th Annual Leaf Lookers GEMBOREE :: Friday, October 17 - Sunday, October 19 at the Macon County Community Building

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Martha Ann Hall was presented a “Top Six for Service” Award at the recent North Carolina State Wolfpack Athletic Banquet in Raleigh. This was an Atlantic Coast Conference award given to the six student-athletes who volunteered time and effort in community service and promotion of the university outside of athletic participation. She was not only active in activities in Raleigh including mentoring, needy kids toy drive, new student orientation, working at the North Carolina State Fair, and open house service for the Department of Natural Resources but was also active locally as a 4-H teen leader when she was home for the summer.

As a senior, Hall lettered in Rifle for the third year and contributed the third highest match point total of the season. She helped the Wolfpack win the South Eastern Air Rifle Conference Championship this season for the second title in her three years on the team.

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In a recent ceremony, the Southwestern Community College National Park Service – Seasonal Law Enforcement Training class celebrated the accomplishments and graduation of the NPS-SLET Class #88.

SCC’s Public Safety Training Center is dedicated to the delivery and improvement of the National Park Service – Seasonal Law Enforcement Training (NPS-SLET) program for prospective seasonal (Type II) commissioned Law Enforcement Park Rangers.

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Victory Christian School on Cowee Mountain recently held its annual Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2012. Pastor Benny Bagwell gave the charge to the graduates.

The members of the class of 2012 are, from left, Cody Southard of Franklin, Alex Ziarno of Franklin who was also the class valedictorian, and Brayden McMahan of Sylva.

In her speech, Ziarno challenged her classmates to excel in all that they do and above all to serve the Lord Jesus Christ with their lives.

 

The N.C. Division of Non-Public Education has released its 2011-12 conventional non-public school statistics, which includes only students enrolled in private K-12 schools. Home School statistics for 2011-12 will be available in August.

A total of 695 private K-12 schools were registered statewide for the 2011-12 school year. Only 11 counties in the state did not have a conventional non-public school operating within them. Approximately 67.3 percent of the 2011-12 schools were religious schools, collectively enrolling about 69.8 percent of the conventional nonpublic school students.

The total private K-12 school statewide enrollment dropped during the 2011-12 year to 96,096, a consecutive three-year decline in enrollment. In 2009-10, enrollment was 96,421 and 2010-2011 the enrollment was 96,229 after reaching an all-time record of 98,545 students in 2008-09.

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