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Annual Angel Tree Event photo

Annual Angel Tree Event

On December 5th 2014, 160 Pre-Kindergarten students were taken on a trip all around the world. These little ones, from the nine Title-1 schools from all over Union County, were brought in to the South Piedmont Community campus to attend the annual Angel Tree event, organized by the Leadership class of Union County Early College. The class selected “A Teddy Bear Christmas” theme for this year’s extravaganza. Preparations for the event had long been in the works and a custom-made Teddy Bear Christmas book had been written, illustrated, and bound in order to be read to the children. The day of the event, the children took in the sights of a room full of holiday decorations and cheer. Students from the leadership class were clothed in garments representing elves, reindeer, and international teddy bears. In a play presented to the pre-kindergarten students, a lost teddy bear got to travel with Santa Claus all around the world. Teddy and Santa stopped in various places including Jerusalem, Russia, Beijing, and Brazil.


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Union County Early College Interventionist Success!  photo

Union County Early College Interventionist Success!

In the spring of 2012, Mandy Bell was hired by UCEC as an interventionist to help students struggling with the rigors of the Early College program as well as test taking skills. Although admitting to “not having a clue what the Early College was,” Mrs. Bell made an immediate impact with students and teachers alike. Students connected with her tough, yet friendly personality because they saw the benefit of the time they spent working with her. Among her students, she became known as a stickler for grammar and spelling, which proved to be helpful in passing the Accuplacer College Entrance Exam.

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