Education Briefs

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 21, 2018

Child care available

The Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency is offering preschool summer care at the Price Head Start Center, 1300 W. Bank St. Care is offered to children aged 4 and 5, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Children can participate in arts, crafts, summer reading, field trips and watch movies. DSS vouchers are accepted. Please call 704-216-0164 for more information.

Black Leadership Breakfast to sponsor RCCC Saturday event 

On Saturday, the Black Leadership Breakfast will sponsor a special event at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.

“Experience Rowan-Cabarrus Community College” is an opportunity to learn about programs offered at the college. There will be a college overview and breakout sessions to include: the driving simulator, radiography, summer camps, Crosby Scholars, cosmetology, a mini-employability lab, high school equivalency, ESL and S.O.A.R. programs. Public safety, transportation and logistics and advanced manufacturing will also be represented.

Breakfast will be served at 9:30 a.m. A $6 donation is appreciated.

Rowan County 4H members attend 2018 Citizenship North Carolina Focus

A delegation of Rowan County 4H members attended 4H Citizenship North Carolina Focus, which was held in Raleigh. The Rowan County delegation returned home from three days in which more than 120 youth and adults representing 47 4H programs across the state gathered to exchange ideas, gain knowledge and learn through hands on experiences about the importance of being an active and engaged citizen.

Emily Barlow, Anthony Blandino and Kayleigh Hill represented Rowan County at the June 13-15 conference. Through various conference sessions and facilitated discussions, delegates learned and shared information related to local, state and national government. Delegates also participated in sessions related to youth voice and community change. While at the conference delegates had a chance to visit the legislative building in Raleigh to meet with their elected officials and their staff as well as participate in service activities throughout Raleigh.

For more information on this event or other 4H programs, please contact Laura Allen, 4H agent in Rowan County, at 704-216-8970.

Scholarship available

The Beacon Scholarship for Rural America will award two $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors, current college students, or adult learners planning to enroll in an accredited college program during the 2018 – 2019 academic year.

Applicants must be college-bound graduating high school seniors, current college students or adult learners with a GPA of 3.0 or higher (high school or college) who are planning to enroll in an accredited college program. Applicants must also reside in a rural area and meet low-income criteria outlined in the application below.

Applicants must submit an electronic copy of all documents below:

  • An essay of approximately 750 words responding to the prompt: “What does patriotism mean to you, and how do you believe patriotism can help communities across America?”
  • A copy of your most recent high school or college transcript.
  • Two letters of recommendation from teachers, coaches, counselors, other academic professionals, or colleagues.
  • A current photo or school photo for marketing purposes.

Submit all information at by June 30.