Category Archives: School Life

5th annual Night of Bluegrass is March 15

Times-News    The 5th annual Future Farmers of America (FFA) Night of Bluegrass will be March 15 at Southern Alamance High School, 631 Southern High School Rd., Graham. Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out along with Dewey & Leslie Brown & The Carolina Gentlemen will perform. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the music starts [...]

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Best of both worlds: Brent Shelton balances school & dance

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent  EDITOR’S NOTE: The Meet The Artist series features teens and twenty-somethings pursuing their passions for art. Brent Shelton, a native of Cary, currently resides in Indianapolis and is attending Butler University. He is double majoring in business and ballet and is also a graduate of Cary Ballet Conservatory’s Studio [...]

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Collegiate Start positive & enlightening

By Jakob S. Miller Times-News correspondent     The Collegiate Start program at Elon University and programs similar to it offer high-schoolers the opportunity to take college courses in addition to their regular coursework. Overall, my experience with this program has been both positive and enlightening. Taking two classes at Elon this semester has helped me [...]

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Meet The Artist: Teen aims to inspire through acting

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent     December’s featured artist is Dakarai Omolara Kokayi Ince, an 18-year-old Brooklyn native who currently resides in Burlington. Ince is an actor who describes himself as “just getting started on my craft.” Ince has been featured in numerous local productions, most recently performing as The Cowardly Lion in The [...]

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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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