Monique Ferrelle from Next Step Ministries in Kernersville spoke at the Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School Roses Club meeting Monday.

Ferrelle spoke to the students about domestic violence at both the local and national levels. She thanked the Roses Club members for their diligent work at the Next Step Ministries Thrift Store and described how the club’s time and talent benefited those affected by domestic violence in Kernersville.

The club, inspired by St. Teresa and led by moderator Danita Ostasiewski, is composed of Bishop students who focus on random acts of kindness.

Members are planning on working at Next Step Ministries on designated club days for the remainder of the school year.


As part of a service-learning project, first-grade students at General Greene Elementary School recently participated in a hat-collection drive.

Working through Hats for Hope, students were encouraged to bring new hats to donate to cancer patients at Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem.

Students were asked to wear a hat of their choice on Monday to help kick off the project.

The goal was to collect 400 hats.

GCSTV (seen on Spectrum Cable digital channels 2 or 74.1 in Guilford County) is airing a video about this project as well. TV airtimes are daily: 6:56 a.m., 8:57 a.m., 12:47 p.m., 5:55 p.m., 9:14 p.m. and 11:15 p.m.

The video can also be seen at watch?v=e1n3iYRKVko.


Victoria Norman, a senior at N.C. A&T, was one of 10 outstanding chemistry students from across the country who spent the summer of 2017 doing research as a part of the highly selective Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

This program, funded by the National Science Foundation, is a 10-week research opportunity in which the participants are paired with a UT chemistry faculty mentor and have the opportunity to gain hands-on research experience in a chemistry laboratory.

Throughout the program, Norman did full-time research in a graduate-level chemistry laboratory and attended several workshops in scientific communication to strengthen her skills in sharing research with members of the chemistry community and the general public.


Greensboro Day School recently recognized these seniors who have been named a Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program: Cameron Greenberg, Eliza Schenck, Levi Smith, Hugh Walton and Daniel Yamagata.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2018 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who took the 2016 Preliminary SAT-National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.


Greensboro College’s Office of Admissions will hold information sessions beginning at 10 a.m. Oct. 14 and 21.

The sessions will be held in the lobby of Cowan Humanities Building on campus. Prospective students can learn about the college in small groups, learn about the admissions process and take a tour of campus with a current student.

There is no cost, but advance registration is requested at


Greensboro College will hold open houses Tuesday evenings, Oct. 17 and 24, for adults with some college credit interested in completing degrees in business administration, psychology or criminal justice.

The open houses will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Room 209 of the Cowan Humanities Building on campus. Free parking is available in the lot beside Cowan.

Counselors will be available to provide information on these degree-completion programs and to register those interested for spring 2018 classes.

For information, contact Becky Quigley at 336-272-7102, Ext. 5210, or


After several years of declining enrollment, Rockingham Community College’s enrollment for fall semester is up 9 percent.

“Our faculty and staff have worked very hard to make this happen,” RCC President Mark Kinlaw said.

RCC is offering more online classes. This fall the college offered courses that will allow a student to complete the associate in arts degree almost entirely online.

During the summer, the college put a heavy emphasis on marketing to prospective students and their families. Radio and direct mail advertising along with an increased social media presence were part of the effort to improve enrollment.


Wentworth Elementary School will hold a county fair from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 21 featuring inflatables, a haunted hallway, carnival-style rides, fair foods, bingo, a pumpkin-decorating contest and more.

The school is at 8806 N.C. 87 in Reidsville.

For information, call 336-634-3250.

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