Polk County Early College

Lawter wins Junior Achievement essay contest

Polk County Early College student Haley Lawter was one of three winners in the 12th annual Junior Achievement Student Essay Contest, sponsored by Junior Achievement and the Asheville Citizen-Times

Rodriguez selected to attend Project Uplift

Polk County Early College student Sheila Rodriguez has been selected to attend Project Uplift this summer at the University of North Carolina

Lynch, Rodriguez selected for Governor’s School

Two Polk County high school juniors have been chosen to attend Governor's School of North Carolina this summer.

County schools sweep NCDOT regional bridge building competition

Polk County Middle School and Polk County Virtual Early College captured first place Friday in the North Carolina Department of Transportion Region 4 Model Bridge Building Competition in Morganton.

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

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.

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.

Student’s senior project helps benefit Thermal Belt Outreach

Polk County Early College senior Meredith Jones held a fundraiser Nov. 5 as part of her senior project known as Empty Bowls.

PCEC show to exhibit importance of art in schools

Polk County Early College will be the site Thursday of an art show hosted by senior Nathaniel Watkins as part of his senior project on the importance of art in schools.

Local seniors stay busy during College Application Week

One hundred seniors from Polk County High School and Polk County Early College applied to college during the College Foundation of North Carolina’s annual College Application Week, held Nov. 2-6.

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