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In the Spotlight

Mollie Hensley Wins Writers Award Four Years in a Row

Mollie Hensley, age nine, was recently named the first place winner of the third grade entries in the 2014 UNC-TV's PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest. She has won first place in her grade for the last three years and won second place during her kindergarten year. This writing competition encourages North Carolina children, kindergarten through third grades, to create original picture books. First and second place winners will have their stories animated on-air and online. UNC-TV submits the first place winners from each grade to PBS for the national competition.

Homeschoolers Provide Youth Leadership throughout North Carolina

The 4-H program in North Carolina was founded in 1909 and is still fulfilling its mission to assist youth to become competent and contributing members of society by developing essential life skills through planned, learn-by-doing experiences. The program is based at A&T State and North Carolina State Universities. The latest figures show that more than 227,782 young people between the ages of five and nineteen participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of 20,333 adult and youth volunteers. Many of these youth and youth volunteers are homeschooled.

Summer Fun with Family Filmmaking

Searching for something fun (and shhh...educational) for your family to do this summer? Why not try filmmaking?