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MED Week recognizes minority business achievements in county
The annual observance of Minority Enterprise Development Week was celebrated in Cleveland County the week of Oct. 19-25. Sponsored by the Cleveland County Business Development Center, the week of collaborative events included informative workshops, education lecture forums and community recognitions for business success, community collaboration and humanitarian efforts.
The week of events included The Women in Business Series, which was held at Cleveland Community College on Oct. 21, featuring Shuntel McRaven and Joyce Palmer, of JP Financial Group. The Theme was “Women, Wealth and Wisdom, Why Not?”
The annual Youth Enterprise Development Day was held Oct. 22 at Burns and Crest high schools. The education program focused on “College Bound in Cleveland County” and featured Sheba Lowe Brown, president of A+ Plus Higher Scores. She discussed the importance of ACT scores, scholarships and college preparation.
The 19th Annual Awards Gala on Oct. 23 recognized outstanding accomplishments and achievements in the business and minority community.
Sheba Lowe Brown has a message to high school students and their parents: Read, take challenging courses and don’t leave standardized test preparation until the very last moment.
The mom of four in Durham is a former long-time high school teacher turned test prep guru. She is owner of A+ Test Prep and Academic Services. Brown and her instructors travel the Triangle and state to work with high school students getting ready for the tests or to talk with parents of kids who will be taking the SAT and ACT.
“When a student says ‘I’m not a good test taker,'” said Brown, “what that says is ‘I’m not prepared.'”
Read more and watch the interview at http://www.wral.com/
- Hillside New Tech tied Middle College HS for making the greatest point gain on the ACT composite in among Durham Public Schools and made the highest percentage improvement of all district high schools.
- Perquimans students improved 7% to bring their composite ABOVE the minimum UNC-system requirements for ACT scores.
- McMichael was the ONLY traditional school in Rockingham County Schools to make improvement in ACT scores.
We appreciate principals Tounya Wright, Chante Lassiter-Jordan, and Leigh Jones, and their staff, whose visions ensured that all students received preparation and assistance in taking this college-and-career readiness assessment.
Thank you STUDENTS for your hard work. We look forward to even higher scores in 2015.
A+ Test Prep is pleased to partner with Wake County Public School System’s Lifelong Learning/Community Schools division to offer an ACT & SAT prep courses in the Triangle.
Spring 2014 ACT Prep will be offered through WCPSS Lifelong Learning!