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MONROE — Almost 8,000 students (18.6% of the student population) have opted in for Union County Public Schools “Plan D” virtual academy for the fall semester of 2020. For those who have decided to move forward with “Plan B”, which includes one day a week of on-campus learning, UCPS officials…

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MONROE — Chinmay Singh earned first place at the National 10th Grade Math Competition, according to a report from Union Academy Charter School. The competition was going to be held in Fort Worth, Texas, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was held virtually.

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UNION COUNTY — Almost 8,000 students are registered for the virtual academy offered by Union County Public Schools (UCPS) for the fall semester of 2020. UCPS serves approximately 42,000 students; the 7,849 students who are enrolled make up 18.6% of the student population.

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TUSCALOOSA, AL — A total of 16,470 students enrolled during the 2020 spring semester at The University of Alabama were named to the Dean’s List with an academic record of 3.5 or above, or the President’s List with an academic record of 4.0 (all A’s).

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MONROE — Morgan Eudy, 20, of Monroe has been selected as the first recipient of the William F. Morris, DO Scholarship presented by Campbell University. Eudy is part of the Class of 2022.

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RALEIGH — The University of North Carolina Board of Governors is keeping tuition and fees the same no matter what happens with COVID-19. But while UNC insists the value of classes remains high — even when those classes are held via Zoom — students tell Carolina Journal this isn’t the college…

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Area schools, colleges included, will begin again in less than a month. Public schools, under Governor Roy Cooper’s plan, will operate under a hybrid of in-person and remote learning.

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UNION COUNTY — On Thursday, The Enquirer-Journal asked its social media followers for their opinions on how Union County Public Schools chose to reopen schools this fall.

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UNION COUNTY — Three hours after Governor Roy Cooper announced the state’s plan to reopen K-12 public schools next month, Union County Public Schools (UCPS) announced a plan to execute it. The school district will follow Cooper’s plan, which is a hybrid of in-person and remote learning, howe…

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Voluntary workouts for high school athletes planning to play a high school sport have started, and athletes at Parkwood High School are among those taking advantage of the opportunity. Participation in summer activities must not be required and cannot be a prerequisite for making a team, acc…

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CONWAY, S.C. — More than 2,300 undergraduate students at Coastal Carolina University were named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2020 semester, and 9 of them have local ties, according to a report from the school.

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Thales Academy, a college preparatory network of Pre-K-12 independent schools, plans to open its 10 campuses, including its Waxhaw campus, for the first day of school on July 20, 2020 as scheduled for the first quarter of its year-round calendar for the 2020-2021 school year.

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MONROE — Parkwood High School will no longer use the nickname “Rebels.” In a 6-2 vote on Tuesday, the Union County Board of Education voted to remove the “Rebels” nickname.

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MARVIN — Two weeks after Marvin Ridge High School held an outdoor graduation ceremony, the Union County Public Health Department has identified 16 people who both attended the ceremony and tested positive for COVID-19.

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David Weil, of Lexington, SC, has been named program director of the William and Loretta Harris Department of Physician Assistant Studies at Wingate University, beginning Aug. 1, according to a report from the school. He will also serve as an associate PA professor.

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UNION COUNTY — In a special called meeting on Monday (June 29), the Union County Board of Education established a citizen’s advisory committee that would focus on addressing issues of diversity, acceptance and tolerance in county public schools.

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MONROE — Travis Kiker resigned from the Union County Board of Education on Monday morning (June 29) following a discovery of “a series of insensitive comments” he posted to his personal Facebook account. Those posts included a video and memes. Kiker was elected to the Board of Education as a…

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WAXHAW — More than 400 graduates attended Friday morning’s ceremony, completing their high school journey.

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A Few Good Men, Inc. has selected the scholarship winners for 2020. Each year, students in Union County Public Schools apply for the Robert F. Williams scholarship, John H. Crowder, and A Few Good Men Scholarships. These scholarships range from $500 to $2,500. A Few Good Men decided to fund …

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MONROE — Redhawk Stadium was the setting for the 2020 Monroe High School graduation ceremony on Wednesday night. While stadium renovations are only partially complete, the new field was finished on Monday — just in time for graduation.

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UNIONVILLE — A little rain before Piedmont High School’s graduation might have seen appropriate for some, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of the Class of 2020.

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MONROE — More than 300 students graduated from Parkwood High School on Wednesday morning, but not all graduates took part in the ceremony inside Parkwood’s football stadium.

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MARVIN — Marvin Ridge High School’s 2020 seniors and their guests gathered on Wednesday (June 24) for the 12th Commencement Exercise in the school’s 13-year history.

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MONROE — John McDonald graduated from Central Academy of Technology and Arts on Monday (June 22), and in a few weeks, he will travel to King’s Port, New York to attend the United States Merchant Marine Academy.

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MONROE — South Piedmont Community College and The Ironpeddlers are partnering to offer training through a new Heavy Equipment Operator Academy starting in July, according to SPCC’s communications department.

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INDIAN TRAIL — A storm that passed through parts of Union County Monday evening (June 22) delayed the start of the 2020 Commencement Exercises in Porter Ridge High School’s football stadium.

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MARSHVILLE — An outdoor ceremony was held for Forest Hills High School’s graduating Class of 2020 in the Yellow Jackets’ football stadium on Monday morning (June 22).

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MONROE — Central Academy of Technology of Arts kicked off a week of high school graduations across Union County. Their graduation ceremony was held outdoors at Porter Ridge High School’s football stadium on Monday morning (June 22).

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MONROE — Union County Public Schools (UCPS) will be honoring nearly 3,500 high school graduates at ceremonies from June 22 through June 26. With social distancing procedures in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UCPS will celebrate graduates in high school stadiums with limited attendance f…

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UNION COUNTY — The Board of Education is “extremely disappointed” in the Board of County Commissioners’ unanimous decision to form a committee to discuss a bond referendum that would pay for renovations to and replacements of aging schools, mostly on the eastern side of the county. The bond …

DURHAM — Western Governors University (WGU) North Carolina wants to recognize current and aspiring teachers with a $2,500 Teacher Appreciation Scholarship.

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WINGATE — Wingate University has hired Suzanne Wolf to lead its baccalaureate and master’s degree programs in public health, according to a report from the school. Approved by the Board of Trustees this spring, the programs will begin next year.

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The senior class at Porter Ridge High School celebrated with a “Last Day of School Drive” on Monday, June 9.

TUSCALOOSA, AL (06/08/2020) — The University of Alabama awarded 6,326 degrees this spring, according to a report from the school, and at least 10 of them have local ties.

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WAXHAW — Seniors graduating from Cuthbertson High School lined the campus on Friday morning (June 5) for a parade. The hour-long parade was lined with school staff members who cheered as seniors and their families drove past honking their car horns.

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UNION COUNTY — The Board of Education discussed graduation, the upcoming school year and a bond referendum for November 2020 during their regular meeting on Tuesday (June 2).