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News & Announcements

Due to severe weather forecast for the Winston Salem, NC area. the State Championship Event Scheduled for today has been cancelled.  Stay Tuned for more update!

Happy Holidays!

The 2016 LEA Quiz State Championship will take place at Wake Forest University, Winston Salem NC -  Tribble Hall, Room B216 on Saturday, December 17th, 2016. 11:00AM - 2:00PM.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  See the attached Guidelines_for_State_Championship.docx for the list of eligible contestants.

School Directory and driving is here:  Directory and Driving Directions  

Parking link is here: Parking Direction

Thanks to our Sponsor

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LEA Team

What a Group! What a Year!  Congratulations to all who participated and well done to the 2016 winners.  Much appreciations to the teachers, parents, and the principals who supported our efforts by allowing their students to participate.  Special thanks to our sponsors - UNC Charlotte, Duke University Africa Initiative, AB Tech, Trader Joe's, Pcho Pictures, Chick Fil A, and Krispy Kreme for making the event possible.  Kudos to Deirdre White, Melissa Neeley, Kelly McEarny, Cynthia Cole, Dr. Victor Mack, and Elizabeth McCoy.

Contestants at 2016 Regional Competition 

                                                The 2016 LEA Quiz Regional Winners

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Western North Carolina Area - Asheville.  From School of Inquiry and Life Science Asheville (SILSA)

(1st Place: Taylor Buchanan, Susanna De Jarnet, Jordan Scheffer, Copeland Timmer, and Helen Je)

(2nd Place: Isaiah First, Margaret Groestsch, Rachel Stigall, Hudson Wineinger, and Cade Wooten)

(3rd Place:  Brynna Carter-Daugherty, Alexia Wilson, and Charlie Schmidt)

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Charlotte Area Winners

1st Place:  Samanyu Dixit (Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy)

2nd Place:  Mark Bauer (Marrin Ridge High School)

3rd Place:  Hrishika Roychoudhury (Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy)

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                                                                                                                                                                                   Dancers from UNC Charlotte -  Nice job ladies.  Thanks to Professors Tamara Williams and Ann Dils

The Triangle Area Winners:

Level 1 (4th - 6th graders)

1st Place:  Jasmine Jones, Ethan Adcock, and Merrit Cogdill (Joe-Toler Oak Hill Elem)

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             3rd Place:  Alex Bridges and Alek Jenkins (Joe-Toler Oak Hill Elementary)

Level 2 (7th - 9th graders)

1st Place:  Aryan Nair - Cary Academy

2nd Place:  Zack Smith - East Lincoln Middle

3rd Place:  Ysabelle McNeeley and Elizabeth Bojo - East Lincoln Middle

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                       Zack Smith, Aryan Nair, Sandra Frempong, Ysabelle McNeeley and Elizabeth Bojo


Level 3  (10th - 12th Graders)

1st Place:  Evan Barrinear, Jesse Waldrop, and Jake Massey (East Lincoln HS)

2nd Place:  Logan Mowlan and Thomas Holmes (East Lincoln HS)

3rd Place:  Queen Mckee (Lexington CS High)

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The 2016 LEA Quiz Regional Competition just concluded and this year's contestants of over 100 students showed up and impressed with their knowledge about Africa.  Congratulations and thanks to all.

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Charlotte Team Rocked and Asheville Group Showed Up!  

Next Stop, Duke Crew!!!  

See y'all Saturday.

LEA Team 

Get Ready for 2016 LEA Competition.  First stop, UNC Charlotte!

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!

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