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Computers Are A Hit
Union Elementary School's new computer lab is a hit with stu
dents, teachers and parents. Above Principal Zelphia Grissett joins
students (front to back) Nicholas Anderson and Serena Clarida at
the keyboard. Students are using the computers to write stories and
newsletters and to review and reinforce math skills. Parents of
first-grade students recently the lab for a question and answer ses
sion while observing their child's classroom and helping with a
" Johnny Appleseed" project.
Red Ribbon Week
Schools, churches and community
organizations are planning an array
of events in conjunction with obser
vance of National Red Ribbon
Week. Oct. 23-31, in Brunswick
This year the focus will be on a
commitment by individuals to help
free schools and communities of
both drug and violence, since the
two go "hand in hand," said Rita
Hatcher, wellness coordinator for
the Brunswick County Schools.
Contests are planned for elemen
tary, middle and high school stu
dents along with special emphases
each day of the week.
Students in grades kindergarten
through five may enter an art con
test, submitting work that focuses on
the weeks' theme. Students in
grades six through eight can partici
pate in a slogan contest. Judges will
be looking for entries that are
unique, educational and stressing
drug free and violence free commu
nities and schools.
At the high school level, students
will be asked to write essays on why
drug-free and violence-free schools
are important to them and their fam
Savings bonds will be awarded to
the top three winners of each con
test: a $100 bond for first place and
$50 bonds each for second and third
On Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 23
and 24, local clergy are being asked
to deliver sermons relating to drug
use and its effects on families, and
to encourage drug education pro
grams for youth. Churches are also
being encouraged to decorate their
doors and to hold red candle prayer
vigils for those whose lives have
been affected by drugs, said Hat
Other days have special focuses.
On Monday, Oct. 25, businesses,
homes, schools and other sites are
asked to decorate with red ribbons.
Town halls are asked to hang ban
ners decorated by local students.
On Tuesday, Oct. 26, schools are
being asked to encourage parents to
initiate conversations about drugs
with their children.
Brunswick County residents are
encouraged to wear red clothing
items, such as shirt, socks, shoe
laces or hair ribbons, Wednesday,
Oct. 27, in observance of the week.
That will be followed Thursday,
Oct. 28, by opportunities to sign
pledges committing to America's
On Friday, Oct. 29, local elected
officials will be asked to issue pro
clamations supporting Red Ribbon
Week and media coverage of Red
Ribbon Week events will be encour
The observance concludes Satur
day and Sunday Oct. 30 and 31 with
sports weekend, when red ribbon
designs may be incorporated into
school athletic uniforms and goal
posts wrapped in red ribbon.
Cheerleaders can wtar red ribbons
and give Red Ribbon cheers, said
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The University of North Carolina
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prospective students and their par
ents to a fall open house from 1-5
p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Uni
versity Union, Room MX).
Faculty members, administrators,
admissions counselors and financial
aid representatives will he on hand
to answer questions on specific
courses of study, admission require
ments, housing, application dead
lines and financial help.
To provide a close look at
UNCW. student guides will conduct
walking tours of the campus, includ
ing Trask Coliseum, Randall Lib
rary, Wagoner dining hall, classroom
buildings, and residence halls. These
students can also answer questions
se Planned Oct. 23
about campus life.
UNCW will also have a "Visit
Day" Saturday, Feb. 19. 1W4.
Visitors are also invited to come
to UNCW on any weekday during
the year when student-led campus
tours are offered at 2 p.m. Monday
through Friday, and at 10 a m. in
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9 from 8-10:30 a.m. at the fire house
on Pigott Road.
Diners may choose from sausage
and pancakes; sausage, grits and
eggs; or ham biscuits. There will al
so be a bake sale.
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