School Notes, Oct. 20

October 18, 2013 

Luddy’s Conference

This year’s Luddy’s Conference was attended on Oct. 4 by more than 250 educators who teach kindergarten to 12th grades from the St. Thomas More Catholic College Prep School, the Franklin Academy Charter School, and the Thales Academy private school. An annual event organized by school leaders, the Luddy Conference fosters the exchange of knowledge and ideas among the faculties of those three schools.

Vocational and college fair

The Oak City Classic Vocational and College Fair will be 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the John P. “Top” Greene Center, 401 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Raleigh. Students and parents can interact with admission representatives from post-secondary institutions and discuss course offerings, admission and financial aid requirements, college life and other information. For more information, call 919-831-6527.

Scholarship available

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has opened a new college scholarship for high-achieving, lower-income high school seniors seeking to attend the country’s best four-year colleges and universities. The scholarship will provide up to $30,000 for tuition, living expenses, books and required fees.

For more information or to apply, visit

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