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

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Franklin High School students from Joan Willis’ advanced biology class will get a taste of Pura Vida next month, when they take a longawaited trip to Costa Rica. Pura Vida (pronounced poo’ -rah vee’-dah) is a customary saying and national motto meaning “pure life.”

From April 18-24, the students will learn about the preservation of ecosystems and natural resources, biological diversity, geography and many other things, said Willis.



The math club at Franklin High School, accompanied by sponsors Dwain and Dina Picou, traveled to the College of Charleston on Feb. 25 to compete in the Math and Physics meet on Feb. 26.

The competition included 609 students from 50 schools in four different states.

The students competed in math relay, math brainstorming, physics brainstorming, varsity team competition, math sprints, as well as taking individual tests.



The Rotary Club of Franklin honored Jacob Bingham as Student of the Month at its February meeting.

Rotarian Patsy Parker, in her introduction of Bingham, noted that he was described by his teachers at Franklin High School as “an awesome person.”

Bingham is also a New Century Scholar, and a volunteer firefighter for West Macon Fire Department.



Prospective college students will have an opportunity to learn about the ins-and-outs of life on campus as Western Carolina University holds its last spring semester Open House on Saturday, March 19.

Hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Admission, Open House gives students and their families a chance to tour the campus, including classrooms, residence halls, the library and WCU’s new Campus Recreation Center. Faculty members will be on hand during an information fair to discuss academic opportunities and career interests, and representatives of student groups will be available to talk about extracurricular activities on campus.


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