Meet the Awake58 Fellows

EdNC recently launched a community college student fellowship to engage community college students with our work and help guide EdNC in our coverage of community colleges. The Awake58 Fellows are made up of 10 students at six community colleges — Alamance, Catawba Valley, Forsyth Tech, Gaston, Rowan-Cabarrus, and Wilkes. The students were nominated by their respective institutions.
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Pulitzer Center Announces 2019 Student Reporting Fellowships

Shirin Alhroob

The Pulitzer Center is proud to announce the 2019 cohort of 43 student reporting fellows. They will travel to 29 countries across the globe to shed light on some of the most critical challenges of our time. They will investigate underreported stories related to the environment, global health, culture and identity, immigration and forced displacement, systems of economic and political power, and religion.
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“Destination Forsyth Tech” Focuses on Creativity through Technology, Math, Art, and Science

A Summer Enrichment Program for Youth Ages 9–18

 New Classes Added, Scholarships Available

Summers are meant to be fun! Forsyth Tech is offering a four-week summer enrichment program for youth ages 9-18. From concept to creation, students at Destination Forsyth Tech will turn their ideas into finished products which can include bringing their favorite Minecraft characters to life in a short-animated film, designing their own app or creating one-of-a-kind art.
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Linemen are Still in High Demand Across the Country

With Baby Boomers and Generation X workers starting to filter out of jobs and new developments popping up all over, the need for trained lineman isn’t going to decrease anytime soon, says George Speight, an instructor in the electric lineman program at ForsythTech Community College in Winston-Salem, N.C., and a 38-year veteran lineman.
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How Forsyth Tech is Working to Engage Thousands of Area High School Graduates to Continue Their Education

Janet Spriggs’ first order of business, after becoming the seventh president of Forsyth Technical Community College, was to meet the leaders of the community. This included Sen. Paul Lowe, D-Forsyth, who met Spriggs for lunch at the West End Cafe. Their conversation quickly turned to the large number of students who graduate high school in Forsyth County but do not attend any postsecondary institution. That number, 41% of high school graduates over the past three years, was troubling to them both.

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North Carolina Catering Company Helps Syrian Refugees Find Financial Independence Through Food

Shereen Abdelfattah emigrated to the United States from Egypt with her family in 2002 because her husband was completing a college degree at the time. They moved to the Triad, North Carolina, area in 2009. Around 2014, she began to notice an influx of Syrian refugees in her community and wanted to support them, knowing they’d be coming from having lived through a war and trying to resettle into a new country. What better way than through food, she thought.
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