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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...

The 2018 WEP Adult spelling be will be held Tuesday October 23, 2018 at 7:00pm at the Hunt Hight School gym.  Make plans to attend today! Click Here to Register ...

Merck: Partner and ‘pace-setter’   By Drew C. Wilson , Times Staff Writer The Wilson Education Parnership recognized contributions to public education at is third annual Community Partners Celebration last week. The WEP has 450 community partners. Some 200 representatives of the churches, civic clubs, businesses, industries, governmental agencies, nonprofit groups and other organizations attended...

Merck has been selected as this year’s winner of the Jim and Carolyn Hunt Friend of Education Award.  The award will be presented by the Wilson Education Partnership (WEP) at the 3rd annual Community Partners Celebration Breakfast on June 9. The Hunt Award was established in 2014 by WEP to thank...