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Hard to believe, but high school football season is already here as Cumberland County teams are engaged in off-season spring conditioning. There is no set schedule when teams can hold the workouts, so some have already finished while others are in progress. A few will begin later.

Board of Education awards contract for enhanced campus security system

Campuses within Cumberland County Schools will soon have a new security system in place that tracks visitors entering and exiting school property. The county Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to award a contract to Raptor Technologies, a company that provides digital campus security to school districts. The contract will cost more than $196,000 in initial, one-time funding and an additional $60,175 in annual funding.

Methodist University celebrated more than 250 undergraduate and graduate students during its 60th spring commencement exercises Friday and Saturday. The university celebrated “Commencement Weekend” with three ceremonies for the Class of 2023 over two days: a graduate commencement and Baccalaureate service on campus on Friday and an undergraduate commencement at the Crown Coliseum on Saturday, according to a university news release.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III will deliver the 2023 undergraduate commencement address at Fayetteville State University on May 13, according to the university’s communications office.

More than 250 undergraduate and graduate students will receive their degrees at Methodist University’s commencement on Friday and Saturday. The graduate ceremony will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Huff Concert Hall on campus, according to a news release. More than 60 students will complete one of the university’s 10 graduate programs. At 10 a.m. Saturday at Crown Coliseum, about 200 graduates of undergraduate programs will receive their degrees.

An exhibit curated by Jack Britt High School students features artifacts from Task Force Dagger, America's military response to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The North Carolina Department of Information Technology will bring its “Closing the Digital Divide Listening Tour to Fayetteville on Tuesday. The session is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Tony Rand Student Center at Fayetteville Technical Community College, according to a Cumberland County news release.

Cumberland County Schools will host a “kindergarten showcase” to introduce incoming kindergarten students and their families to the elementary school environment.

Artwork by students in kindergarten through 12th grade is featured in the annual Cross Creek Mall Student Art Show through May 1, according to a Cumberland County Schools news release.

A golf tournament will raise money to support a scholarship named in honor of a graduate and lifelong educator at Terry Sanford High School.

The third  annual Trojan Fit 5K Color Run/Walk is scheduled for April 22.

This week’s Cumberland County high school athletes of the week are: Thomas Horne, Terry Sanford, golf, and Zoe Dorsey, Terry Sanford, track.

Eighth-grade STEM students at Seventy-First Classical Middle School launched rockets that they "made from scratch" on Wednesday afternoon in the back lawn of the main school building. The hands-on activity required the students to design and build their own rockets, according to a news release from Cumberland County Schools.

“It doesn’t matter how hard things get,” said Lucas Simmons, a sixth-grader at South View Middle School. “I’ve got to keep on going and not stop no matter how tough things are.” Lucas’ sentiment echoes that of hundreds of Cumberland County Schools students and parents who had the chance to hear former NFL player Keith Davis and former college football player Germard Reed during a two-day visit to local middle schools.

Samuel Aponte didn’t get the outcome he was hoping for last weekend when he competed in the National High School Coaches Association wrestling tournament in Virginia Beach, Virginia. But he did come away with a pretty solid consolation prize, recognition as an All American wrestler.

Ty Stewart of Gray's Creek baseball and Vanni Intini or Fayetteville Academy lacrosse turned in standout performances this week.

Former NFL player and inspirational speaker encourages students to push for success

HOPE MILLS — Before Keith Davis played linebacker for the University of Southern California’s 1985 Rose Bowl championship football team; before he graduated with the highest grade point average among his teammates; and before he could leg-press 1,800 pounds, Davis struggled as a young man growing up.

Fayetteville-Cumberland Human Relations is accepting scholarship applications from Cumberland County high school seniors until April 6, according to a news release.

Author and filmmaker Kevin P. Duffus will speak about attacks by German U-boats on Allied forces during World War II off North Carolina’s coast in a lecture this week at Fayetteville Technical Community College.

Freshman Jordynn Parnell is in her first varsity season with the South View High School softball team, but she’s already revived memories of past Tiger pitching greats for head coach Phil Dean.

A local  teacher received statewide honors from her peers at the 48th annual meeting of the N.C. Association for the Gifted and Talented in Winston-Salem on March 3. Cumberland County Schools teacher Sarena Myers was the recipient of the 2023 Outstanding Elementary Teacher of the Gifted Award. 

FSU and the power of local investment

“A rising tide lifts all boats.” This adage, favored by President John F. Kennedy, captured his confidence in the propulsive power of economic investment — and the collective return n that investment. Improving the lives of some, he believed, improved the lives of all. We rise, together. It’s an apt theme for Fayetteville State University.

School board approves use of federal funds for ‘community engagement’ bus

Cumberland County Schools will soon make use of a “community engagement” bus. The Board of Education voted 6-3 Tuesday to approve the use of $109,000 in federal funding to purchase the bus. Local tax dollars won’t be used for the purchase as the money will be taken from the district’s elementary and secondary school emergency relief fund, federal COVID-19 relief funding allocated by Congress to local school districts during the earlier parts of the pandemic.

Fayetteville Technical Community College is partnering with Richmond Community College to help area counties meet local workforce needs, according to a news release Tuesday.

Cumberland school board to consider use of federal funds for ‘community engagement’ bus

The Cumberland County Board of Education, at its regular meeting on Tuesday, will consider using more than $100,000 in federal funding for a “community engagement” bus. The board …

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