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Last Friday, Jan. 17, friends and family members gathered in the gym of Union Academy to support its graduating seniors.

National Guardsman Matthew Ramey gave the Pledge of Allegiance before the ceremony. Ramsey is a graduate of the first class of students to come through Union Academy. Candidate for graduation Nathan Parrish followed with the singing of the National Anthem.

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With more than 1,000 students from Macon County registering for classes at Southwestern Community College during the 2012-13 school year, President Don Tomas recently spoke to commissioners about the importance of expanding the Macon Campus.

With 488 students from Macon County enrolled for the fall semester, enrollment at the Macon Campus was at an all time high.

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Last summer the Highlands Biological Station (HBS) welcomed to its campus 12 students – 11 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) and one student from North Carolina State University – for a semester-in-residence program where students live and learn on the HBS campus.

Now approaching its 13th year, the Highlands Field Site is a program offered by the UNC-CH Institute for the Environment. The coursework includes mountain biodiversity, landscape analysis (GIS), conservation biology, southern Appalachian culture, and research. At the end of the semester, students present the results of their research at a public closing ceremony.

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Lauren Stenger of Franklin, recently graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Stenger earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration with a minor in Printmaking.

The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution conferring bachelor's and master's degrees at distinctive locations and online to prepare talented students for professional careers. SCAD offers degrees in more than 40 majors. Visit scad.edu.

Emily Nicholson of Sylva, completed courses with exemplary marks and made the Honors List for the Fall 2013 semester at Louisburg College. To be named to the Honors List, a student must have completed at least 12 or more hours of college credit in a given semester and have a semester grade point average of at least 3.0 to 3.49.

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