Strength put to the test for Pancreatic cancer

Athletes went through a circuit of exercises including push ups, pull ups, deadlifts, and the rowing machine. Photo by Eli Atzenhoffer

Push ups, pull ups, deadlifts, and a trip on the rowing machine were in store for participants in the Push/Pull for Pancreatic Cancer event at Williamston Crossfit on Nov. 16. With music echoing through the building and the constant sound of weights hitting the ground, men and women of all ages went through rigorous circuits of exercise for a good cause. Twenty-eight athletes took their turn doing as many reps as possible for Project Purple, a nonprofit organization “created to raise awareness, support patients and families affected by the disease, and fund research efforts to defeat pancreatic cancer,” according to the organization’s website.

Williamston School Board discusses possible change to academic calendar

The school board met at the Williamston Elementary School instead of it’s usual location at the middle school. Photo by Eli Atzenhoffer

Could Williamston Community Schools be heading to a shorter summer break? Pump the breaks said Superintendent Adam Spina. “What we’re looking at discussing,” he said. “We are looking at a very reasonable way to chip a couple days maybe a week of summer break.”

The goal of the district’s change would not be to get rid of that week of summer but spread it throughout the rest of the school year giving breaks to staff and students.

Pace the Priest 5k unites community

Runners gather for a pre-race prayer by Pastor Mark Rutherford. Photo by Eli Atzenhoffer. On a chilly morning on Oct. 12, participants in the Pace the Priest 5k gathered for a pre-race prayer before setting off on their run. As runners took their place at the starting line, a group of children lined the sidewalk cheering for friends and family members embarking on a scenic journey through Williamston.

Williamston’s SAT Scores beat expectations

SAT scores at Williamston High School are higher than previous expectations said Dr. Michele Cook, Williamston Community Schools’ director of curriculum and special education. 

The board was presented the news at the district’s board meeting at Willimston Middle School on Oct. 7. Eli AtzenhofferWilliamston board members hold discussions at Oct. 7 board meeting

Dr. Cook reported to  the Williamston Board of Education that the average SAT for a Williamston high schooler for the 2018-2019 school year was 1058. This school year’s average SAT score is 1081.

Williamston library hosts fun with paper crafting

Participants made a Dahlia flower made of pages from an old book. Photo by Eli Atzenhoffer. In a small room near the back of the library is where Jackie McDonald puts her arts and crafts skills to the test. On the evening of Sept. 24 at the Williamston Capital Area District Library, she led the first of three paper crafting events happening this calendar year. 

The library was host to a Fun with Paper Crafting event for adults.