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Wilson Medical Center hosted three Career Health Connections students this week. The program partners with Wilson Medical Center, the Carolina Family Health Center, Wilson Education Partnership and North Caroina Area Health Education Centers to give students on-the-job training experiences each semester. Pictured from left are Michaela Whoolery, diabetic educator; Tammy...

Michelle Driver’s face said it all. The Elm City Middle School art teacher was overwhelmed with joy Wednesday when officials surprised her with a much-needed grant that will enhance students’ experience in the classroom. “This means everything to me,” Driver said with a wide smile. Driver was one of 18 Wilson County...

Ask the next people you see if they can spell “glissade” or “cliquism.” These two brain-twisters were the final challenges for participants at Tuesday night’s Wilson Education Partnership Adult Spelling Bee. Held in Hunt High School’s gym, the event had a ’70s disco theme with contestants dressed in tie-dye shirts and bell-bottom...

For Perla Villarreal-Zapata, a Hunt High School senior, the Senior Job Fair organized by the Wilson Education Partnership was a chance to find an interesting career. More than 100 students had the chance to become familiar with 18 Wilson-area employers at the fair held Tuesday at the Fike High School gymnasium. Perla...

A serious expression swept across Jasmine Arias’ face as Noel Wilson was about ready to give “birth” to her son, Hal. “Have your hands ready. You are going to be guiding the baby out,” instructed Catherine Barnes, a member of the nursing faculty at Wilson Community College. Jasmine was one 62 juniors...

Purdue Pharmaceuticals was recently honored with the Jim and Carolyn Hunt Friend of Education Award at the Wilson Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting. According to Robin Williams, executive director of the Wilson Education Partnership, Purdue Pharmaceuticals has been a leading partner in support of Wilson County Schools since 1999. “They have set...

Barnes Elementary teacher Karen Howell’s mouth dropped. She couldn’t believe what just happened. “I do this superhero happy teacher dance,” said Howell, who teaches first-grade. “And I’m about to go dance.” Howell was one of 23 Wilson County Schools teachers who received education grants from the Wilson Education Partnership. The WEP handed...

After dawdling with minor word spellings like mastodon, solarium and sibilant, Team Breen was resolute not to be torn asunder by the challenge of a skimpy little word like thesmothete. Team members Rhyan Breen, Paula Michalak, Elizabeth Winstead and Chris Beneck were durable enough to win the Wilson Education Partnership Adult...