Category Archives: School Life

Fourth annual FFA Bluegrass Night is March 16

Times-News    The fourth annual Future Farmers of America (FFA) Bluegrass Night will be March 16 in the Southern Alamance High School auditorium, 631 Southern High School Rd., Graham. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and music will begin at 6:30 p.m. Sideline and Salt & Light will perform. Buddy Michaels will serve as emcee. Concessions [...]

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BCA debuts new high school facility

By Kaitlyn Parham Times-News correspondent  On Jan. 22, ninth- through 12th-grade students at Burlington Christian Academy (BCA) entered the newly constructed high school facility for the first time, fulfilling a dream that the school has been working toward for more than four years. BCA opened as an elementary school in the fall of 1978 with [...]

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Student writing contest open to grades 3 through 12

Times-News    Burlington Writers Club’s 2018 Student Contest is open to all Alamance County students who attend a public, charter, church-sponsored, private or home school from grades 3 through 12. Deadline for entries to be mailed by teachers is Feb. 17. Categories include poetry and fiction. First-, second-, third-place and honorable mentions will be recognized [...]

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Showcasing talents: Eastern Alamance High School’s Winter Dance Concert is Dec. 17

By Karissa Ruiz Special to the Times-News    MEBANE — The Winter Dance Concert on Dec. 17 is an opportunity for Eastern Alamance High School dance students to “showcase what we have learned throughout the year to our friends and family,” said sophomore Ava Pearson. The show is at 3 p.m. in the high school [...]

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Gift that lasts a lifetime: Recipient of Samaritan’s Purse shoebox project shares story

By Kaitlyn Parham Times-News correspondent    Operation Christmas Child, a project through the Samaritan’s Purse organization, plays a substantial role in showing children in Third World countries God’s ceaseless love for them, even during hardship and tribulation. Using shoeboxes filled with gifts such as toys and books, Operation Christmas Child witnesses to children in need [...]

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Living history: Home-schoolers connect with WWII veterans

Commentary by Joy Lynne Chavis Special to the Times-News    Alamance County home-schoolers are     currently taking an active role in a World War   II  history class. Teacher Anna Liese Call is helping make   history come alive through the eyes of veterans   who experienced this war firsthand. In the Link Up Veteran Project, each student  [...]

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‘George: Behind Enemy Lines’ – Find out what happens to hero of Williams’ Homecoming Show

By Jannisha Francis Special to the Times-News    William High School is buzzing with excitement for its annual Homecoming Show. Williams students will perform “George: Behind Enemy Lines” at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Williams High School Auditorium, 1307 S. Church St., Burlington. Lucas Cecil, Williams chorus teacher, will serve as the artistic director. Josiah [...]

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We’re in this together: Five ways to be a better roommate

By Logan White You’ve graduated high school and now you’re finally headed off to college and getting ready to move into the dorms — and that means you’ll be living with a roommate soon. Chances are you’ve spent at least part of your life living in your own personal room, and it might be daunting [...]

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‘Heart’ of environmental education

By Chandler Holland Times-News correspondent In 2005, Megan and Tim Toben founded the Eco-Institute at Pickards    Mountain in Chapel Hill  based on their concern for the future, and desire  to move toward a life-sustaining society with a  deeper human-earth  relationship. Since then, this local center has grown into a vibrant  community  embracing all walks [...]

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Show sparks conversation: ’13 Reasons Why’ has teens, adults talking about suicide

By Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent Netflix’s popular TV show, “13 Reasons Why,” has sparked conversations among teens and adults alike all around the world. The storyline follows Hannah Baker, a high-schooler who has committed suicide, and she leaves tapes explaining the reasons why. This show has brought more awareness to suicide and what leads to [...]

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