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Students compete in global, virtual tournament
Students compete in global, virtual tournament
09 June 2021
Several students in Burke County Public Schools are participating in academic challenges this summer through a global educational nonprofit called Destination Imagination. The students are from Heritage Middle School and Draughn High School under the leadership of Michael McQuaid, a seventh-grade science teacher at HMS. There are three different teams comprised of students from HMS and DHS including...
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Longleaf Commitment Grant
06/03/2021
Eligible 2021 North Carolina High School graduates will have their tuition and fees covered at any one of our “Great 58” community colleges for up to two years. The Longleaf Commitment is a grant program for 2021 North Carolina high school graduates who will attend one of our state’s “Great 58” community colleges starting in the Fall 2021 semester. High school students may be eligible to receive this grant – not a loan – for tuition and fees toward a degree or to attain transfer credit. Full-time eligible students are guaranteed to receive $700 to $2,800 per year, for a total of two years. Less than full-time students may receive a partial award. The Longleaf Commitment Grant Program ends at the conclusion of the 2023 spring semester.
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Mission Statement: The mission of Burke County Public Schools is to educate diverse learners, nurture their potentials, and empower them to be competitive, successful, and productive citizens.
 
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