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Transylvanians Graduate From Blue Ridge

The following students from Transylvania County graduated from Blue Ridge Community College on Saturday, May 11. The students are listed with their program of study. Justin Luke Aiken, college...

 

BRCC Students Prepare To Become EMTs

Training is underway at the Blue Ridge Transylvania campus through the Continuing Education program to prepare students to work in the emergency medical field. The 200 hour EMT Basic program provides...

 

Student DJs Made BHS Prom Spectacular

They're all so beautiful, so handsome - the young women in gowns that allow them to look like the princesses they once read about in fairy tales, the young men sporting jackets and ties to match, all...

 

Frick-Ruppert Chosen For Senior Leadership Academy

Brevard College has announced that Dr. Jennifer Frick-Ruppert is one of 41 administrators in higher education nationwide selected by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) to participate in the...

 

BRCC Students Spend Week Studying In Cuba

Blue Ridge Community College students and faculty recently participated in the college's first-ever study abroad trip, held during the college's spring break, from April 13-20. Ten students and two...

 

Connestee Falls Kicks Off Another Year Of Providing Scholarships

The Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program has kicked off its 32 year of raising funds for scholarships for Transylvania County students. Last year the program divided $106,500 equally among Blue Ridge Community College, Bre-vard College and...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Education    May 6, 2019

BHS Junior Senior Prom Held At Lumber Yard

Brevard High Students enjoyed a night of celebration at the Brevard Lumber Yard during the 2019 Junior Senior Prom!...

 

Brevard High Band Strikes Gold In New York

Members of the Brevard High School Band enjoyed a peak experience in early April, performing at the 2019 New York Invitational Music Festival in one of the world's great music venues, Carnegie Hall....

 

Blue Ridge To Hold Commencement Exercises

The 229 members of the Blue Ridge Community College Class of 2019 will celebrate their graduation on Saturday, May 11, when the college holds its annual commencement ceremony. The most popular majors...

 

Early Education Often Has Greatest Impact

Smart Start of Transylvania County funds or administers several programs that prepare local children for kindergarten. One of the most impactful is the NC Pre-K Program, a state and federally funded program, free to eligible families, that provides...

 
 By Dan DeWitt    Education    May 6, 2019

For Rise And Shine: Annual Fundraiser Exceeds Expectations

The sellout crowd at Rise and Shine Neighbors in Ministry's annual Motown Memories fundraiser delivered a record amount in donations to the organization and, thanks to a new emphasis on conservation,...

 

BRCC Field Trip Inspires RMS Eighth Graders

Blue Ridge Community College welcomed Rosman Middle School eighth grade students to their three campuses for a day-long tour on Friday, April 26. The activity bus traveled to the Main Campus in Flat...

 

Guest Column: Exceptional Education Has A Personal Touch

Capturing a room of wiggly students' attention is the gold standard in any educational setting, but maintaining a communal focus among a group of exceptional students – children with a variety of...

 

Learning Math, Life Lessons In A Fun Manner

(Editor’s Note: The Transylvania Times is featuring a short series about the competitive grants that the Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation (TCSEF) awards Transylvania County Schools’ teachers each year. This week’s grant was...

 

Everyday Education: Fighting For Fair Funding For The Future

It’s just not fair. Well, life is not fair. How many times have we heard this exchange? I would bet many times. In fact, we’ve heard it so much we don’t acknowledge it for what it really is: generally, an inaccurate cliché that really holds...

 

BES Announces Third Quarter Honor Roll

The following students were named to the Brevard Elementary School’s Honor Roll for the third quarter of 2018-19 school year. 4th Grade A Honor Roll Jordan Buford, Harry Burgess, Julia Colombo, Ella Crider, Marlena Daves, Holmes Desmelik, Elena...

 

BRCC Offers Summer Classes

Blue Ridge Community College offers summer semester classes May 15 to July 25. Students attending a four-year college or university can make the best of their summer by earning transferable college...

 

D'Anna Selected For Presidential Leadership Program

Brevard College has announced that Debora D’Anna, vice president for Student Success and Dean of Students, is one of 20 senior college administrators selected by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) to participate in the year-long...

 

Self-Help Credit Union Offers Scholarships

Self-Help Credit Union (www.self-help.org), located at 40 Forest Gate Drive, Pisgah Forest, and 59 Chestnut St. in Rosman, are offering $1,000 scholarships to area students who demonstrate a commitment to community service. Applicants will be...

 

BRCC Student Has Skyscraper Sized Dreams

Blue Ridge Community College transfer student Ryan Chesna is not afraid to think big. After spending his first year of college at Blue Ridge, Chesna is waiting for acceptance letters from 25 colleges...

 

Solving The 'Annual' Problem

Many adults remember the excitement generated by their high school yearbooks - the drama of the unveiling, the search for their picture(s), the special sentiments friends wrote. Unfortunately, some...

 

Brevard College Holds Honors, Awards Ceremony

Brevard College held its annual Honors and Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, April 16, to honor students, faculty and staff achievement in academics and leadership. Dr. Scott Sheffield, Vice President for...

 

Everyday Education: How Are The Children? How Are Their Teachers?

In her 2016 book, “Educating African-American Students: And How are the Children,” educator Gloria Boutte, relates the standard greeting used among the Masai people of Kenya. Instead of the typical, “Hello, How are you?,” the Masai people...

 

Bee City USA Renews Blue Ridge Community College's Certification

Bee City USA has renewed Blue Ridge Community College’s certification for 2019 following a rigorous renewal application process. This completed the efforts of the College’s Sustainability Committee to accomplish this re-certification, the facilit...

 

Eli Griffin Takes Part In SkillsUSA Competition

North Transylvania Fire Rescue has announced that one of its Junior Volunteer Firefighters, Eli Griffin, placed fourth in the SkillsUSA Firefighting Competition in Greensboro, N.C. Griffin is a junior at West Henderson High School. Through his...

 

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