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Photo exhibit focusing on local poverty to be unveiled Tuesday

Polk County Early College student Kelsey Reedy will unveil the results of her senior project, a photo exhibit focusing on poverty in Polk County, at a show on Tuesday at Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry in Columbus

Local events geared toward helping students, families with financial aid application

The federal government will hand out some $50 billion in financial aid to high school seniors this year. Peter Vogel wants to make certain that Polk County students are in position to get as much of that money as possible.

Community Foundation awards more than $200,000 in scholarships to Class of 2016

Since 1975, the Polk County Community Foundation has been dedicated to improving the quality of life for all in our community. Assets managed by the Community Foundation now exceed well over $50 million. The Foundation receives charitable donations of all sizes from community members and then distributes grants to local nonprofits and educators, as well as scholarships to students.

Polk County teams continue model bridge building dominance

Perhaps the best honor for Polk County at Friday's regional model bridge building competition came well before the final winners were announced

Local high school students tour UNC Charlotte

Forty-one students from Polk County High School and Polk County Early College spent Wednesday touring the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Eleven PCEC students earn associate’s degree from ICC

Eleven Polk County Early College students graduated May 16 from Isothermal Community College with associate's degrees

Polk County Early College academic approach, community helps campus grow, thrive

For Sydney Burnett, Polk County Early College has offered a taste of what awaits at the university level. For Sheila Rodriguez, PCEC has offered a community-like learning environment that has helped her thrive while also preparing for college.

High school juniors receiving prepatory session for ACT

Polk County high school juniors are receiving special attention this week to help them prepare for the upcoming ACT

Video: Polk County Early College graduation

Watch video of the May 28 graduation ceremony for Polk County Early College seniors, held at Tryon Fine Arts Center

Early College’s Wright chosen to attend national humanities program

Polk County Early College English teacher Heather Wright has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of...

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