Front row: Christopher Alonso-Burgos, Brandon Arthur, Tucker Proctor, Lani Watson and David Ormond; middle row:  Caleb Jefferson, Gavin Rayburn and Paige Smith; and back row: Arie DeHoog, Katie Hopkins, Katie Godley and Elyse Brinn. BEAUFORT COUNTY SCHOOLS | CONTRIBUTED
Front row: Christopher Alonso-Burgos, Brandon Arthur, Tucker Proctor, Lani Watson and David Ormond; middle row: Caleb Jefferson, Gavin Rayburn and Paige Smith; and back row: Arie DeHoog, Katie Hopkins, Katie Godley and Elyse Brinn.
BEAUFORT COUNTY SCHOOLS | CONTRIBUTED

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Academic all-stars win football tickets

Published 1:41am Thursday, November 21, 2013

From Beaufort County Schools

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in conjunction with Nike and Gatorade, has launched an exciting new initiative this fall to support elementary schools throughout North Carolina in their efforts to encourage academic achievement.
The Academic All-Stars program is a partnership with elementary schools around the state to use college athletics as a means of encouraging scholastic success.
Academic All-Stars are chosen based on academic achievement and character.  Each Academic All-Star will receive four free tickets to the UNC vs. Duke football game, Nov. 30, at which time they will be presented with a certificate, have multiple photo opportunities and chances to get autographs.
The tickets to the game have been donated so they will come at no cost to the students, families or school.
“Northeast Elementary is very honored to be part of this exciting program. What an amazing way to recognize and encourage students and to offer them exposure to college opportunities,” said Julie A. Harris, school counselor of Northeast Elementary.

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