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News & Announcements

International Education_Week

It is International Education Week!

Join in Let's Explore Africa events at:

UNC Charlotte sponsored by UNC Charlotte Education Outreach, Office of Admission, and Dance Dept.  Location Barnhardt Student Activity Center on Wednesday, November 16th @ 4:00PM

AB Tech - Asheville, NC sponsored by Global Education Dept. on Thursday, November 17th @10:AM

Duke University- Sponsored by Duke Africa Initiative on Saturday, November 19th @ 11:AM

Learn Beyond Your Environment, Go Global!



The 2016 LEA Quiz Bowl is here.  Thanks for the sponsorships of Duke University's Africa Initiative and UNC Charlotte; K-12 students in North Carolina will be competing during the International Education Week. 

We are inviting students in 4th through 12th grades to participate and will appreciate educators and guardians to encourage and support this effort.

  •  Admission to the quiz competition is free.  
  • We have prizes for winners and participants, courtesy of our sponsors.
  • Light refreshments will be served. 
  • Students who are interested in participating may do so at one of the two locations - that is, UNC Charlotte or Duke University campus. 

 Click on " Read more" below for info about registration, deadlines and quiz guidelines or click on flyer to register at eventbrite.com.

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Thanks for a great day at the Global Collaborator Day.  The final stats from the Co-chairs Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon are as follows:

  • 65 events
  • 195 individual schools and organizations
  • 37 partner organizations
  • 31 states within the U.S. and its territories
  • 25 projects in the Great Global Projects  
  • Way to go GEC!
  • For more information about participation visit http:globaleducationconference.com


The Global Collaboration Day is here!  Please join us for Let's Explore Africa Quiz at 9:00pm EST.  Click on "at" for link to the competition at

You can also dial in using your phone: U.S. 1 (224) 501-3312.  Access Code: 592-513 389

See you there!

LEA Competition During the International Education Week - November 14 - 18, 2016 

WNC Regional Event:  Location - AB Tech,  Date - Thursday, November 17, 2016

PIEDMONT Regional Event:  Location - UNC Charlotte,  Date: Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

The TRIANGLE and COASTAL PLAINS:  Duke University -  Saturday, November 19th, 2016

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From left to right: Titilope Adeniyi, Michael & Rebecca Cobbledick, and Emily Baenen competing at the LEA Game Night.  Mike and Titi won!

The event was sponsored by Firestorm Cafe & Books.  Thank you Liberte, May and the entire Firestorm Team.

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                                            Host Sandra Frempong at the LEA Game Night - Firestorm Cafe & Books 


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  From Left to Right:  Coach Hedgepeth, Liam Hinson, Ailish Coughlin, and Hannah Sima 


                                                             1st place winners: Isabella Wright and Josh Grubb



From Left to Right - Coach Kester, Isabella Wright, John Grubb, Morgan Warrick, Braxton Zangston-Chapman, and Coach Piatkowski


 UNC Charlotte Dancers performing at the Quiz Competition


On Saturday December 12th, 2015 NC k-12 students met at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte - Cone University Center to compete for the 2015 Let's Explore Africa Quiz Bowl.  The juniors from North Davidson High School, Winston Salem, NC faced off with their seniors.  At the end of the competition, Josh Grubb and Isabella Wright answered the most questions correctly and took first place and championship trophy. Morgan Warrick and Braxton Zangston-Chapman placed second.  

For the seventh through ninth grade category, seventh graders from Alexander Graham Middle School, Charlotte, NC faced off. At the end of the competition, Liam Hinson dominated the competition with commanding lead in answering most of the questions. Ailish Coughlin came in second and Hannah Sima took third place. Overall, AG took the championship trophy!

Thanks to coaches, Ms. Kyle Kester, Mrs. Sarah Piatkowski, and Ms. Dana Hedgepeth for preparing these students well.  Appreciations to Ms. Laura Bauer of South Charlotte Middle School for her assistance during the event, and the UNC dance students.  Special thanks to the parents for coming along to cheer their students on.  Principals, we appreciate your encouraging activities such as this and expanding your students' knowledge in global education.  Kudos to our sponsors - UNC Charlotte, Trader Joe's, Pcho Pictures, Krispy Kreme, and local radio stations!

Happy Holidays! See you in 2016!


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