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Offering magnet school electives for academic competitions

Having a gifted and talented magnet theme can help students vying for state and national academic titles.

As noted in today's article, a team from Carnage Middle School won first place at the state level and will now represent North Carolina in the National History Day contest. They produced a documentary on the state's former eugenics program.

The Wake County magnet students got time to work on the project because Carnage offers a wide range of electives, including for academic competitions. One such elective is for students to participate in National History Day.

Another Carnage group finished in third place in the junior documentary category, one spot shy of making it to the national competition. They interviewed Superintendent Tony Tata for their documentary on what's happened since Brown vs. Board of Education, including whether Wake could resegregate following the end of the diversity policy.

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