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Elise Bacon has graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music with concentration in Music Ministry/Church Music from Bryan College in Dayton, Tenn., on Saturday, May 7.

She was also named Chamber Singer of the Year during Honors Day chapel services on April 27.

Bacon is a 2007 graduate of Franklin High School, and is the daughter of Barry and Karen Bacon of Franklin.

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A new principal has been chosen to lead East Franklin Elementary School. On Tuesday, the board of education unanimously approved the appointment of Shirley Parks to the position.

Parks, who is currently the assistant principal at Cartoogechaye Elementary School, will take over at East Franklin effective July 1. Born and raised in Macon County, Parks is a graduate of Franklin High School. She attended St. Augustine College in Raleigh and then went on to Western Carolina University where she first earned her Masters and then an Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree.

 

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Class of 2011 displays academic prowess

More than $1 million in academic merit scholarships were announced last Thursday night for graduating seniors in Franklin High School's Class of 2011. At the annual Scholarship Night on May 26, students and parents gathered to show their support for the collegebound seniors who received awards from civic organizations, businesses, schools and government-funded programs.

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Future teachers express both excitement and anxiety at their future careers

Nearly 40 rising sophomore students in the North Carolina Teaching Fellows scholarship program visited Franklin last Thursday as part of a “Discovery” tour designed to introduce future teachers to the state of North Carolina, its history and culture, its regional differences and beauty, its business communities and its school systems.

Established by an act of the General Assembly in 1987, the Teaching Fellows Program remains one of the most ambitious teacher recruitment programs in the nation.

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