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Traniece Wilson

3 teens gone to soon...

Three teens have died from injuries in a wreck in Greensboro on December 1. According to tonewsobserver.com, Greensboro police spokesman Jack Cho said in a statement that the wreck happened shortly before 2:30 a.m. Sunday. Millner lost control of the Nissan Maxima he was driving and crashed into a rock-enclosed mailbox, fire hydrant, another mailbox and finally a tree on Westridge Road, according to police; he also didn’t have a driver’s license nor did he have a learning permit. Police said that 15-year-old Deondre Millner, 17-year-old Elrico Sims and 16-year-old Bryson Tucker, all of Greensboro, died from injuries in the wreck. Millner and Sims died at the scene. Tucker later died at the hospital. A fourth teen was taken to a Greensboro hospital and was being treated for minor injuries. The wreck is still under investigation. The funeral was held on December 5, for Bryson "Bryce" Tucker, 16, of Kernersville at Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home's North Elm Chapel, 515 North Elm St., Greensboro. The funerals for two others who died in the single-car crash on Westridge Road, Elrico Sims, 17, and De'ondre Millner, 15, also was also held the same Friday. The vehicle was going 95 mph just prior to crashing, and the car split in half on impact, according to an accident report released by Greensboro police. The crash just north of Green Forest Road, also injured a fourth teen in the car, Na'im Williams-Donnell, 16, a student at Western Guilford High School. He was treated and released from Moses Cone Hospital.

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Eating Healthy is Important

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OCS PROGRAM

T.W.Andrews high school has a program known as the OCS program which stands for occupational course of study. The program is mainly for students that have decided that college just isn’t the place for them. This is very beneficial toward those students because the program offers different students a place to learn job skills and prepare them for the real world when it comes to working. It basically prepares them for what there going to have to do after they graduate high school, in other words the real world. This program has done many things to support the students such as fund raising to fund the whole organization. First and for most they’ve sold coffee which has helped them raise six hundred dollars in all from just selling coffee. They’ve also sold hot dog and chicken waffles; they base what they sell on what they believe the people will really want. The two people in charge of this program are Mrs. Bennett and Coach Clark. The money funds that are raised go towards field trips, buying supplies, and even purchase things the students may need personally. In the beginning the OCS program started out with only nineteen students as members, but it expanded over time. This is a very important and thoughtful program because college isn’t for all students and that can be proven; so this organization gives a lot of students opportunities and a second choice rather than just not doing anything after high school and depending on government assistance.