Category Archives: Student

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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Teen creates film about area church

 Times-News     GRAHAM — “A Compass Always Points North,” a history of Hawfields Presbyterian Church, will be shown at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at the Graham Cinema, 119 N. Main St. Tolar Ray, a rising senior at Eastern Alamance High School, interviewed congregation and community members throughout the last year. The hourlong [...]

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‘Sweet smile & genuine heart’: Karissa Teer is July’s Student of Month

By Kaitlyn Parham Times-News correspondent  Those who know Burlington Christian Academy (BCA) graduate Karissa Teer will tell you that she is a hard-working student, a devoted friend and a selfless leader. This month, she was able to add another honor to her long list of accomplishments — Times-News Student of the Month. Ginger Canovai, who [...]

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June’s Student of Month ‘excels in everything he tries to do’

By Lydia Pankratz Times-News correspondent Theron Few of Mebane describes his grandson, Seth Tysor of Graham, as “a diligent student who has made every effort to get the most out of his studies, and his grades show it.” This is one of the reasons that Theron nominated Seth for June’s Student of the Month. Theron [...]

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Student of the Month enjoys ‘giving back’

By Nancy Drago Times-News correspondent    Mariah Smith, a seventh-grader at Southern Alamance Middle School, is February’s Student of the Month. Mariah said she was “extremely shocked” to receive this honor. Mariah has a close relationship with her grandmother, Wendy Jordan, who nominated her. Mariah is the daughter of Cameron and Cierra Smith of Burlington [...]

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Area teen to compete in Miss Teen pageant

By Bill Cresenzo Times-News  A Whitsett teen is competing in the Miss Teen pageant in     Charlotte. A’maya Smith, 16, will compete on Feb. 25 at the Queens   University of Charlotte’s Dana Auditorium. A’maya, the daughter of Patricia Smith, currently attends   GTCC Middle College. She is a former student at Grove Park   and Highland elementary [...]

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BCA Royal Players to present ‘Nottingham’

  Times-News    Burlington Christian Academy’s (BCA) Royal Players will present “Nottingham — A Totally Teen Musical” at 7 p.m. April 20-22, 2017,  at the Paramount Theater, 128 E. Front St., Burlington. Based on the book by Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus with music by Dennis Poore and lyrics by Flip Kobler, the show is about [...]

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Leif Eckstrand always ‘happy to help’

By Zoie Nelson Times-News correspondent  As Burlington Christian Academy senior Leif Eckstrand begins to fill out his college applications, he’ll be able to add one more honor onto the already long list of honors achieved while in high school — Times-News Student of the Month. Mary Thomas Gilbert, who works in the Advancement office of [...]

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Jonathan Hester is an ‘authentic’ volunteer

By Jakob S. Miller Times-News correspondent    Authentic is a word that isn’t just thrown around when describing someone. However, it is certainly applicable to Southern Alamance High School senior Jonathan Hester. Jonathan is someone who is easy to be around, and was described by Dr. Rosemary Fischer as completely himself in the natural way [...]

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Student of Month has ‘strong desire to change the world’

By Allison Tate Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    For most teenagers, summer is a time to relax by the pool with friends or to binge-watch entire TV series on Netflix, but Emily Herry, August’s Student of the Month, has bigger plans than that. Emily, a freshman at Alamance Community College, spent her summer as a counselor [...]

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