Category Archives: School Life

Harpist/dancer discusses what inspires her

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent     Angela Lee, a 16-year-old high school junior in Cary, has been playing harp for 10 years, and has attended multiple harp intensives and competitions.    Her current harp teacher is Jacquelyn Bartlett, who holds the Harp Department Chair at North Carolina School of the Arts. Lee also dances [...]

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November’s Student of the Month has a desire to do what’s right

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent     November’s Student of the Month, Cailyn Fogleman, lives by the motto — “if you are honest and a hard worker, you will be successful in anything you put your mind to.” Fogleman, a junior at Burlington Christian Academy (BCA), excels in scholarship, sports and selflessness. She is the [...]

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Tap dancer discusses rhythm & more

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent     Editor’s note: This is the second installment of Meet the Artist, a     monthly series by Teens & 20s writer Logan A. White featuring young   area performers. Reagan Doucette, a 17-year-old high school senior from Reidsville, is   October’s featured artist. She has dedicated the past 13 years to [...]

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Show teaches importance of fire safety: River Mill Academy and Graham Fire Department team up for event

By Gabrielle Stanfield Special to the Times-News    GRAHAM — On Oct. 8, “Look, Listen and Learn” a play featuring a   fairy and a firefighter, was used to teach River Mill Academy elementary   school students about fire safety. The show was presented by River Mill Academy’s theater class and the   Graham Fire Department also visited [...]

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Passionate about music: Three area teens make up Orphan Riot

By Jaclyn Bartlett Times-News correspondent     On the hunt for young talent to support or local performances to   attend? Look no further than Burlington, the hometown of the band Orphan Riot. Orphan Riot is an up-and-coming punk band consisting of 14-year-old Noel Greene; 15-year-old Ian Horlebogen, students at The Hawbridge School in Saxapahaw, as well [...]

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Williams grad a finalist in global science competition

By Alexandria Gaines Times-News    You can hear the excitement in Sam Cryan’s voice as he talks about being one of 29 semifinalists in a global science competition. “I was having lunch with one of my friends when I started talking about math, as happens when I start talking with my friends, and they interrupted [...]

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From drab to fab: Tips on decorating your dorm room

By Katie Farrell Times-News correspondent    Though August has come and gone, college students all across the country are still in search of easy, cheap and do-it-yourself   décor that will make their dorm rooms or apartments look like they belong in a magazine spread. While it may be tempting to spend $30 on that mini, [...]

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Creative and cost-effective: Thrift stores offer savvy fashions

By Avery Aguila Times-News correspondent  The start of a new school year often means empty pockets from back-to-school shopping. But for all the savvy fashionistas out there, this is an opportunity to be creative as well as cost-effective with shopping at thrift stores. Thrift stores have a bad reputation to a lot of people, often [...]

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Advice to high school freshmen

By Paulina Lopez Times-News correspondent The high school experience will vary from person to person. It could be the worst four years of a person’s life or it could be the best. Freshman year sets up the next three years. As a senior, I look back at my choices freshman year and while there’s so [...]

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Finding the right school: College search can be challenging

By Katie Farrell Times-News correspondent    For high school seniors, trying to figure out what your next move is can be a difficult task. Not only are you faced with what seems like a never-ending workload from teachers, but suddenly you’re expected to figure out what to do with the rest of your life. For [...]

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