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sPark: A Park Scholarships Symposium

On Friday, April 6-Sunday, April 8, approximately 100 students, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and selection committee members converged at the StateView Hotel on NC State’s beautiful Centennial Campus for sPark 2018 — the Park Scholarships second biannual leadership and networking symposium. It was a weekend exemplifying the four pillars of scholarship, leadership, service, and character; bringing together individuals from all stages of life and career to ‘find their sPark’. Chancellor Randy Woodson joined attendees on Friday night to kick-off the
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Emily Gray ’10 Uses Irish Study Abroad Experience to Help Internationalize Carolina Forest Elementary School

During her semester abroad in Cork, Ireland, Emily Gray ‘10 participated in a unique program which allowed her to share her experiences with a class of first grade students. As a Cultural Correspondent, Emily used web conferences to present lessons about Ireland’s customs, climate, transportation system and historical figures. Upon her return to the United States, Emily had the opportunity to visit her class from Carolina Forest Elementary School in Jacksonville, North Carolina and meet her students in person. “This
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