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MONROE — Union Academy Charter School teacher Zöe Zander has been recognized with an Early Career Educator of Color Leadership Award from NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English). Zander was one of 12 educators in their first five years of teaching to be selected for the award.

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Clements, Chang earn degrees from The Citadel

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MONROE — The Union County Board of Education has voted unanimously to extend Superintendent Dr. Andrew G. Houlihan’s contract until June 30, 2025, according to a report from the Union County Public Schools communications department. The vote took place at the July 13 meeting in open session.

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UNION COUNTY — In a unanimous vote (9-0), the Union County Board of Education decided to make wearing a mask optional for students and employees this upcoming school year, starting Aug. 1. This policy applies to all public school campuses as well as transportation, sports and extracurricular…

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MONROE — Twelve Union County Public Schools (UCPS) students are attending the Governor’s School of North Carolina this summer, according to a report from UCPS

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MONROE — The Monroe Police Department (MPD) arrested Cory McDowell, a 35-year-old English teacher at Central Academy of Technology and Arts (CATA) with a charge of Indecent Liberties by a Teacher with a Student on Thursday (June 9), according to a report from the City of Monroe’s communicati…

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MONROE — Union County Public Schools’ (UCPS) budget has remained unchanged since 2018. At the Board of County Commissioners meeting on Monday (June 7), Superintendent Dr. Andrew Houlihan and Chairwoman of the Board of Education Melissa Merrell requested a budget increase for Fiscal Year 2021-2022.

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MONROE — Following a difficult semester when the school lost two faculty members, Union Academy Charter School has a reason to smile.

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RALEIGH — Four North Carolina teachers will get new tools and technology to help teach about outer space and inspire and empower students in the field of space exploration, including H. Lee Hurst of Piedmont Middle School, according to the office of N.C Governor Roy Cooper.

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RALEIGH — Four North Carolina teachers will get new tools and technology to help teach about outer space and inspire and empower students in the field of space exploration, including H. Lee Hurst of Piedmont Middle School, according to the office of N.C Governor Roy Cooper.

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INDIAN TRAIL — Sun Valley High School, founded in 1961, held its Class of 2021 graduation ceremonies in their football stadium on the night of June 4.

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MONROE — Central Academy of Technology and Arts held a graduation ceremony for their Class of 2021 on Thursday (June 4) morning in Walter Bickett Stadium.

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MONROE — Union County Early College, located on the campus of South Piedmont Community College, gives students a head start during their educational experience. It allows them to turn an extra year of high school into a two-year associate’s degree through SPCC.

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UNION COUNTY — In addition to celebrating the completion of their time in high school, some graduates are also celebrating earning scholarship money to go toward their college education.

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UNION COUNTY — Prior to the local Board of Education meeting on Tuesday (June 1), two competing rallies were outside the Union County Public Schools Professional Development building on Brewer Street in front of Central Academy of Technology and Arts (CATA), where the meeting was held.

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RALEIGH — Eighteen high school students from across North Carolina have been named National Cyber Scholars by the National Cyber Scholarship Foundation after winning a 48-hour competition designed to evaluate aptitude in combating cyberthreats, N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper announced on Thursday.

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MONROE — The Southwest Education Alliance (Region 6) has selected Dr. Andrew G. Houlihan, Superintendent for Union County Public Schools, as the 2022 Regional Superintendent of the Year.

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The Weddington Optimist Club has announced the 2021 recipients of their $2,000 college scholarship awards. Winners include: Rachel Works from Marvin Ridge High School, Bryson Farmer from Parkwood High, Lelia Maske from Forest Hills High, Reagan Griffin from Piedmont High and Megan Mossembekk…

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UNIONVILLE — Piedmont High School senior Shivalee Patel received a $1,000 check and a plaque from the Unionville Lions Club on May 18 during Senior Awards Night at Piedmont High.

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MONROE — A parade of cars circled the campus of South Piedmont Community College (SPCC) on Saturday (May 15) as part of a drive-thru graduation ceremony.

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MONROE — The academic year is coming to a close this month for traditional-calendar schools in Union County.

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MONROE — Students at Wolfe School got to be a part of Special Olympics on Tuesday (May 11), when the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) made a stop at the school (722 Brewer Drive) as part of their trips across the state.

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WINGATE — Due to the health risks surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, which has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 13,000 residents of North Carolina since 2020, Wingate University has used what the communications department describes as “a hybrid course-delivery format” during the pas…

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For the fifth year, third, fourth and fifth graders from Union County Public Schools (UCPS) have participated in the Books and Bracket Reading Challenge. The March competition, which is in the style of the March Madness basketball competition, encourages students to spend more time reading. …

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T3 Grading Period5th Grade A Honor Roll: Hannah Deese, Brandon Dopkowski, Mariana Gamez, Brooklyn Gordon, Ada Helms, Austin Helms, Kaelyn Laney, Anna Osborne, Jacob Saunders, Luka Seibert, Darren Spurlock, Kathryn Stamey, Izabell Whitener, Olivia Yannett

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WAXHAW — Fourth grade students at Waxhaw Elementary were given an assignment in which they composed “tweets” from the perspective of people from the Civil War era. The assignment was given last Wednesday (Mar. 10) and has drawn criticism from the public.

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Weddington — The Weddington Optimist Club is encouraging area students to speak their minds about the topic “Healing the world with optimism” as part of the Optimist International Oratorical Contest for the 2020-2021 school year. This year’s club contest will be held virtually on April 3rd at 4pm.

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WINGATE — Fourteen students from Union County earned their undergraduate degrees from Wingate University in December of 2020, according to the school’s communications department.

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WINGATE — Twelve students from Union County earned graduate degrees at Wingate University in December 2020, according to an announcement from the communications department.

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MONROE — Union County Public Schools (UCPS) has teaching positions available for this school year and the upcoming year, according to the UCPS communications department.

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MONROE — Superintendent of Union County Public Schools, Dr. Andrew Houlihan, took questions from the media on Friday afternoon at Monroe Health Sciences Academy.

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MONROE — The North Carolina School Public Relations Association (NCSPRA) has honored Union Academy Charter School for excellence in communications. Communications Director Jennifer Sutton Smith earned a total of 11 Blue Ribbon Awards for outstanding and effective communication. NCSPRA presen…

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MONROE — South Piedmont Community College has added the new role of Associate Vice President for Student Affairs. After a national search, Brandon Dyer has been appointed to the position, according to a report from the school.

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UNION COUNTY — Thirty-one% of middle school students are failing one or more of their courses, according to a mid-year update from the Union County Board of Education (BOE) and 21% of high school students are failing one or more courses.