Kellie LeVine was the valedictorian of her graduating class this year at Durham School of the Arts. The active teenager boasts a high grade-point average and service to her community and peers, 324 hours to be exact.
It was 10:30 on a Tuesday morning earlier this month when the group of 5-year-old children trekked through the doors at Pearsontown Elementary School in Durham. This was their very first visit on an elementary campus, organized as part of a Transition to Kindergarten event through their preschool, Toddlers Academy, Inc.
If you ever thought that baseball was not a contact sport, then you have not been paying attention over the past week.
On May 25, Camelot Academy celebrated its 30th anniversary by graduating nine seniors from the stage of the Carolina Theatre in what has become a unique tradition: lampooning the graduates in skits performed by the underclassmen, followed by heart-felt senior speeches that reflected on past challenges and future plans.
The last few weeks have been special for all of us in Durham Public Schools, as we have seen the Class of 2013 take their brave steps into a new world. As a superintendent and a parent watching his son graduate from Hillside High School on Friday morning, my pride in our schools and commitment to improving them felt twice as strong. On behalf of our teachers, support staff and administrators, thank you for entrusting your children to us.
I’m back for yet another summer behind the computer. For those who have never heard of me, my name is Ben Huffman and I am a rising sophomore at Riverside High School. I started writing for the paper in eighth grade in my language arts class and was given the chance to expand last summer. I was given another chance to write this summer, and am honored to be back.
As the school year comes to an end and we prepare to celebrate our graduates who have completed their time with Durham Public Schools, our teachers, administrators and students are finishing up some last-minute but all-important business – exams.
A student who loves making people laugh wants a future saving their lives.
Anthropologist awarded Guggenheim Fellowship
Three honored with advancement of women awards
Awards given to nine who contribute to diversity on campus and beyond
This has been a rough period in the world of sports.
Carolina Friends student wins national essay contest