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When it comes to saving our planet, small steps make a big impact. Every person can make an effort toward reducing their carbon footprint and living a more altruistic lifestyle for the world.

Take the time to find out how those around you like to receive gratitude, appreciation and love. You’ll find that meeting them with the love language they most appreciate will help strengthen your relationships.

Journaling can not only improve your personal life, but it can also improve your altruistic focus. As it turns out, regular writing in a journal has a lot of surprising mental and emotional health benefits.

This September, remember to focus on you and your personal growth. Even small steps can add up to huge results over time. It all starts now!

Positivity is something you may not always possess, but there are ways to bring it into your life. Surround yourself with positive people, and remind yourself of the positive things in your life and the positive qualities you have.

Taking the first step to volunteer or get involved with an organization is hard, but these steps can help you dive in!

“No matter what you face in life, never give up on your goals and dreams. Class of 2022, if you set a target, your dreams will become a reality.” These words of encouragement were part of Thomas Academy Valedictorian Kaylee Skinner’s commencement address during the 2022 Thomas Academy Graduation Ceremony held in early June in the Leamon Rogers Memorial Chapel.

Thomas Academy honored more than 50 students for their academic achievements during the 2022 Awards Banquet in late May.

Elizabethtown based Pastor Jason Williams will serve as the featured speaker during the 2022 Thomas Academy Graduation Ceremony set for 10 a.m. on June 11 in the Leamon Rogers Memorial Chapel on the campus of Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina.

Thomas Academy’s Celia Mitchell, Lorelei Hopkins and Wesley Smith were recently recognized as the winners of the Spring Creative Writing Contest sponsored by the Southport Woman’s Club.

The 2022 Thomas Academy science fair ended in a tie for first place. Amelia and Lorelei Hopkins’ project “Dissolve: Which Substance Dissolved Gummies Fastest” tied with Wesley Smith’s project “Mold.”

Thomas Academy celebrated teachers through a variety of activities during Teacher Appreciation Week.

May Board Meeting Public Notice

Former NBA player and Whiteville native Jerrod Mustaf will be bringing his basketball camp and life skills wellness program for youth ages 8 – 16 to Thomas Academy for one week this summer.

The Wilmington Optimist Club has named Thomas Academy’s Celia Mitchell as the club’s winner in the local Optimist International Essay Competition.

The Thomas Academy monthly public board meeting is scheduled as a virtual event on Tuesday, March 8 from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Thomas Academy students achieve success and plan for careers with their school counselor. At Thomas Academy our school counselor program looks a bit different due to an emphasis on individualized educational experiences.

A letter from Principal Dr. Cathy Gantz regarding the testing schedule for Fall Semester classes at Thomas Academy.

Thomas Academy classes will remain virtual January 24 -28, 2022 for students. If you have any questions please call us at (910) 646-2237.

Thomas Academy remains virtual for classes Jan. 18 - 21.

The classroom codes required for entry into the virtual classrooms for each class beginning on January 12, 2022. 

January 10, 2022 - Classes will be virtual through Friday, January 14 in the interest of community safety and providing quality instruction. We will announce a plan for next week Friday morning.

Dr. Cathy Callihan Gantz is the principal at Thomas Academy beginning December 1, 2021.

On Aug. 19, participants in Thomas Academy’s Strategic Optimization of Academics and Recreation, or S.O.A.R., summer program were recognized in a short ceremony held in the Leamon Rogers Memorial Chapel.

On Friday evening, July 23, family and friends of the four Thomas Academy summer graduates gathered for the Summer Commencement Ceremony at the Leamon Rogers Memorial Chapel on the Boys and Girls Homes campus.

Thomas Academy celebrated the Spring Class of 2021 during a ceremony held on Saturday, June 5 in the Leamon Rogers Memorial Chapel.

Students in the Thomas Academy wood shop class were provided with an opportunity to refurbish furniture for the Bright Hope program at Boys and Girls Homes.

Students in the Thomas Academy Economics and Personal Finance Class are using an interactive budget game to improve their financial literacy.

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