The nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers has announced the national winners of the 2014 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the country's longest-running and most prestigious award and recognition program for creative students in grades 7–12. Sixteen high school seniors received the highest Scholastic Art & Writing Awards honor, the Portfolio Gold Medal, which includes a $10,000 cash scholarship. In addition, all National Award–winning high school seniors are now eligible to apply for a special pool of more than $8 million in scholarships, set aside specifically for them through partnerships with the Alliance and esteemed colleges and universities around the country.
18-year-old Katelynn Jacobs said she was already overwhelmed with excitement and anxiety to be invited to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) An Evening of Stars taping in Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday, April 6th. Katelynn and her father, Charles Jacobs attended the event. It was an all expense paid invitation for the Gates Scholarship finalist.
North Carolina has been a pioneer in school accountability since 1996, which was the first year of the state’s initial school accountability model called the ABCs of Public Education. This model measured student academic growth and the performance of schools statewide.
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Parent Night Presenter-Jackie Sherrod
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Very Special Arts (VSA) Festival
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM ESL Parent Night Topic—Community Fair