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Plunkett teaches her third period a creative writing assignment. Plunkett is a special education teacher who strives for student success.

First year teachers Wallace and Plunkett exceed expectations

Tristan Lempka, Staff Writer January 30, 2023

Being a first-year teacher can lead to many different experiences, some are exciting while others can be more difficult but Carolyn Plunkett and Selena Wallace stood out to staff at Wakefield High School....

Students in Furches’ third-period class are captivated by the lesson. Every day, her Spanish students learn more and more from Furches, a teacher whom they find both inspirational and encouraging.

Furches travels and inspires

Gaby Sciaudone, Sports Editor November 28, 2022

Annie Furches is one of the most experienced Spanish teachers Wakefield has ever seen. As someone who has traveled to countless countries and witnessed many different cultures, Furches is able to use her...

Atkinson has a reputation of providing his students with engaging history classes. Two classes he teaches this semester are AP Government and AP United States History.

Atkinson’s historical roots go deep in NC

Tristan Lempka, Staff Writer November 9, 2022

Some teachers leave a big impact on their students and help lead them to accomplish their goals. Lance Atkinson, a history teacher at Wakefield High School, is no exception. He has experienced a unique...

Graphic of pair of headphones sitting next to test

Students should listen to music in class

Maya Johnson, Copy Editor December 10, 2021

For as long as headphones have been allowed in schools, teachers have been fussing at students for listening to music in class. Many in the past generation remain unaware of the effects of music in a learning...

Teacher of the Year

For the love of teaching!

Sage Cooley, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 6, 2020

As 2019 comes to a close, students and staff reflect on their scholastic endeavors. For English teacher Janene Schneider, such efforts culminate in one fantastic accomplishment: recognition as Teacher...

Wakefield welcomes new teachers, counselors

October 27, 2017

  HEATHER ACREY, Special Programs Department Q:  What do you teach at Wakefield? A:  I teach a self-contained class for students with disabilities. Q:  Where have you previously...

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