Bladen students achieve honors at UNCP PEMBROKE — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke recently released its list of honor students from Bladen County for the spring semester of 2013.
— Chancellor’s List (students who maintain a minimum GPA of 3.7 while passing at least 12 hours of course work, none of which may be pass/fail classes):
Bladenboro — Erica Hope Branch, Anthony G. Davis and Sabrina Denise Utley.
Clarkton — Gentle S. Davis.
Dublin — Brittney M. Dock...
Bladen to offer Summer Feeding program ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Schools Child Nutrition Department will once again offer free summer meals, breakfast and lunch, to Bladen County students through the Summer Feeding Program.
The program will kick off at East Arcadia School on Monday, June 17, and at Dublin Primary, Bladenboro Middle and Elizabethtown Primary on Monday, June 24. The program will last until Wednesday, July 31.
Breakfast will be served five days a we...
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Schools partner with Red Cross to support tornado victims ELIZABETHTOWN — When Julie Sasser’s fourth-grade students at Dublin Primary finished reading the book “Night of the Twisters” by Ivy Ruckman, it seemed too coincidental that the next day’s news headlines featured the Oklahoma tornado. “I felt a strong calling that I needed to do something to help.” said Sasser. “The fact that the tornado hit two schools in Oklahoma made it feel too close to home.”
On Tuesday morning following the torna...
Valerie Newton Special to the JournalThe Bladen Journal
Cain earns Presidential Scholarship BLADENBORO — Rebecca Ashley Cain will graduate with honors from West Bladen High School on June 7.
Cain will attend Campbell University in the fall, where she has earned a Presidential Scholarship valued at $60,000.
Cain is the daughter of John and Carol Cain.
School uniforms coming to a school near you ELIZABETHTOWN —Students in the Bladen County School District at all levels have already had their clothes laid out for the first day of school in August, when a school uniform policy was adopted during a recent meeting of the Board of Education.
Bladen County Schools Supt. Robert Taylor said the policy will mirror one currently in effect in the county’s middle schools.
Uniform color choices for East Bladen High School are: pants — solid b...
EPA Recognizes Environmental Innovation at Science Competition for High School Students WASHINGTON , D.C. - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today recognized the winners of this year’s EPA’s Patrick H. Hurd Sustainability award for demonstrating a commitment to environmental sustainability and stewardship.
Jacquel Caron Rivers and Arne Joi Saguni Nipales, both seniors at Baboquivari High School, Sells, Arizona were named the recipients of the award. Jacquel and Arne’s “Total Solar Strategy for the Tohono O...
Retired School Personnel meet ELIZABETHTOWN— Retired School Personnel of Bladen County met on May 9 at the Front Porch Restaurant in Elizabethtown. President Katherine Inscoe Taylor presided and introduced Brandi Tedder DeVane and Cheryl West who sang “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” for the invocation.
Taylor then presented the speaker, Lt. David Shaw, with the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office, who spoke on “Safety for Seniors.” He stated that there are many ways to make...
Hickory Grove School Class of 1969 The Hickory Grove School Class of 1969 met recently at the Cypress Creek Baptist Church for a class reunion. Pictured front row are Vivian Mote Thomas, Dalphie Murphy, Gayle Johnson, Juanita Highsmith, Julie Johnson, and Vanessa Cain. Secodn row are Linda Merritt Woodruff, Vivian Smith Jernigan, Francis Long Mote, Darlene Barnes Jackson, and Sarah Cahswell. Back row are Johnny Cain, Harry Shaw, Richard Smith, Wayne Howard, and Gerald Beatty. ...
BCC graduates more than 225 DUBLIN — Smiles abounded Friday night at Bladen Community College as more than 225 students earned their respective educational credentials in two graduation ceremonies. Of that number, 94 basic skills students earned high school credentials and more than 130 earned associate degrees, diplomas and certificates in curriculum programs. Many of the curriculum graduates earned two or more credentials. In the curriculum graduation ceremony, Bra...
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Students grow big heads of cabbage ELIZABETHTOWN — Third-graders at Bladen Lakes Primary School once again competed in the Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program.
Students were given the task of raising a cabbage plant for 10 weeks. The program is designed to introduce students to agriculture and to provide the opportunity to take part in a fun and educational experience.
At the end of 10 weeks, a team of teachers at the school judged the cabbages on head size ...
Hall is Teacher of the Year at West Bladen DUBLIN — Laura Deardorff Hall, the exceptional children’s teacher at West Bladen High School, has been named the school’s Teacher of the Year and will compete with other teachers across the county for the 2014 Bladen County Schools Teacher of the Year.
Hall has worked at the school for four and one-half years and has been a member of the exceptional children’s staff the entire time. At the present time, she serves as the departmental chairp...
McIntyre advocates for healthier school lunches WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre has introduced bi-partisan legislation to help schools prepare more nutritious meals for kids, legislation which has already received national recognition. The legislation seeks to help schools by addressing a lack of resources, equipment and training of staff to meet the new requirements for nutrition standards for school meals.
“Students need healthy meals to be successful in the classroom, and we shou...
State qualifiers Contributed photos
West Bladen High School had a pair of top three finishers in regional competition. Nikki Locklear, left, took first place in the Creed Contest at the Southeast Regional FFA Rally; Donna Davis, right, took third place in the Prepared Public Speaking Contest. Each will now compete at the state level. Standing with the students is West Bladen Principal Toni Warrick.