Skills to Build Before College

Getting ready for college can seem daunting, but there are steps students can take to make the transition a bit easier. Preparing certain skills can make the difference between a freshman year filled with stress and anxiety and a year of growth and learning. Be flexible, study hard and meet new people and you’re sure to make the most of your college experience.


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Golden LEAF Scholarship Deadline Approaching

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The Golden LEAF Scholarship is still accepting applications for the 2018-19 academic year. The Golden LEAF foundation awards 215 students each year across various counties in North Carolina. Recipients are awarded $3,000 a year for up to four years, for a value of $12,000. Students must be enrolled for fall of 2018 in qualifying North Carolina universities or colleges, demonstrate financial need, and have permanent residency in select rural counties.