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Nine WCPSS seniors named 2015 National Merit Achievement Semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation named nine Wake County Public School System students 2015 National Merit Achievement Semifinalists.

CARY HIGH: Caleb S. Alexander, Priscilla M. Van Dyke
GREEN HOPE HIGH: Hawi G. Tasissa
HERITAGE HIGH: Brianna P. Edmonds
PANTHER CREEK HIGH:  Amari D. Carethers
WAKE FOREST HIGH: Matthew Goodwin Continue Reading . . .

High school students invited to Sept. 21 Wake County College Fair

High school juniors and seniors are invited to meet representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities at the Wake County College Fair on Sunday, September 21. The fair will offer free sessions on financial aid and college planning and is jointly sponsored by the Carolinas Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers and WCPSS. Admission and parking are free.

WHAT: Wake County College Fair

WHEN: 2 – 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 21

Sessions on Financial Aid are scheduled for 2:45 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.; Sessions on Preparing for College are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: McKimmon Center at N.C. State University, 1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh

Fifty WCPSS students named National Merit Scholar semifinalists

Fifty students from 13 Wake County Public School System high schools were among the approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

The academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 Merit Scholarship awards worth $33 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, semifinalists must advance to the finalist level of the competition by fulfilling several requirements. About 90 percent of the semi finalists are expected to attain finalists standing and approximately half of the finalists will be selected as Merit Scholarship winners. Continue Reading . . .

PowerSchool Parent/Student Portal unavailable until August 15

PowerSchool Parent/Student Portal will be unavailable until August 15 while schedules are being finalized for middle and high schools currently not in session.


WCPSS students excel at the Certiport Mircosoft Office National Competition

Five Wake County Public School System students competed in Certiport’s 2014 Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Championship in Atlanta June 20–22. The five WCPSS students were among 44 competitors from 18 states.

certiport-champDaniel Hill from Green Hope High School won first place and is the National Champion in Excel 2010.  Hill will represent the United States in Excel 2010 at the World Competition in California in July.  This makes three years in a row that Green Hope High has had the national champion for Excel 2010.  Hill is a student of teacher Marty Roettgen.

Four students earned 2nd place:

  • Malcolm Bryon (Excel 2010) of Fuquay-Varina HS – Teacher Michelle Lewis
  • Ali Khan (Word 2010) of Green Hope HS – Teacher Leslie Rael
  • Nina Joseph (PowerPoint 2010) of Green Hope HS – Teacher Leslie Rael
  • Michelle Sun (PowerPoint 2007) of Green Hope HS – Teacher Leslie Rael Continue Reading . . .

Principal works in display case as students meet reading challenge

Farmington Woods principal Winston Pierce spent June 4 on display working in the school’s showcase to reward students who exceeded the school reading challenge. Continue Reading . . .

Davis Drive students earn Odyssey of the Mind World Finals Award

Davis Drive Middle students earned the Ranatra Fusca Award at the 2014 Odyssey of the Mind World Finals in Ames, Iowa. More than 800 schools and 7,000 students took part in the event at Iowa State University.

Davis Drive was one of seven schools to earn the award given to teams who display tremendous creativity at the finals. The award serves as an incentive for risk takers and creative thinkers among Odyssey of the Mind participants. Continue Reading . . .

More than 9,400 Wake County graduates in Class of 2014

The Wake County Public School System will award diplomas to 9,472 students in 25 ceremonies through June 12.

Many of the students will continue their education in college, while others will enlist in the military or join the workforce.

The Class of 2014 earned $101.7 million* in scholarships, had 1,730 qualify for the North Carolina Scholars program and more than 1,600 honor graduates. Continue Reading . . .

Eight WCPSS graduates earn college-sponsored National Merit Scholarships

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation awarded eight Wake County Public School System graduates college-sponsored National Merit Scholarships.

APEX HIGH: Rachel Mumford to Brigham Young
BROUGHTON HIGH: John Trumbull Baldwin to Vanderbilt and Gregory Weaver to Washington and Lee
ENLOE MAGNET HIGH: Sarah Appleyard to University of Oklahoma and Evalyn Johnson to Baylor
LEESVILLE ROAD HIGH: Hannah Campo to South Carolina and Sahana Venkatesh to University of Texas at Dallas
PANTHER CREEK HIGH: Nishad Waghmare to University of Texas at Dallas

The eight students are among approximately 2,500 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by colleges and universities. Continue Reading . . .

Twenty-six Wake County seniors named valedictorian

Twenty-six students earned the title of valedictorian at 24 Wake County high schools this year. Garner Magnet High and Wake Forest High each named two. Continue Reading . . .