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In a recent ceremony, the Southwestern Community College National Park Service – Seasonal Law Enforcement Training class celebrated the accomplishments and graduation of the NPS-SLET Class #89.

SCC’s Public Safety Training Center is dedicated to the delivery and improvement of the National Park Service – Seasonal Law Enforcement Training (NPS-SLET) program for prospective seasonal (Type II) commissioned Law Enforcement Park Rangers.


The Southwestern Community College Chapter of the National Technical Honor Society held its fall induction of new members Tuesday, Dec. 5, in the Bradford Conference Center at the Jackson Campus.

To qualify for membership a student must maintain a 3.5 grade point average for three consecutive semesters with a minimum of 12 credit hours and be selected by the teaching faculty from the top 20 percent within their degree, diploma or certificate program.


As part of the Common Core State Standards for language arts in the NC school curriculum, the Kiwanis Club of Franklin has been supplying free dictionaries to all third grade students in Macon County for years.

Shown here delivering dictionaries to an enthusiastic class in Highlands is Chris Brouwer with third grade teacher Donna Sizemore and two of her students.

Kiwanis delivered over 300 dictionaries this year.



Cara Beale, a second-year graduate student at Western Carolina University, is receiving a $1,000 scholarship from Mission Health System for the 2012-13 academic year as she works toward a master of social work degree from WCU’s College of Health and Human Sciences.

Beale is the daughter of Ronnie and Cissy Beale of Franklin, and is a 2001 graduate of Franklin High School. She earned her bachelor’s degree in communication-journalism from Lee University in Tennessee in 2006. Beale is among 24 recipients of Mission Health scholarships this year.


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