Wendell Elementary 4th and 5th graders hold up their signs in the school gym Friday, May 15, 2015 during the school's celebration of having been named the Best Magnet Elementary School in the nation. It’s one of 27 Wake County magnet schools to win awards in 2016 from Magnet Schools of America.
Wendell Elementary 4th and 5th graders hold up their signs in the school gym Friday, May 15, 2015 during the school's celebration of having been named the Best Magnet Elementary School in the nation. It’s one of 27 Wake County magnet schools to win awards in 2016 from Magnet Schools of America. Harry Lynch hlynch@newsobserver.com
Wendell Elementary 4th and 5th graders hold up their signs in the school gym Friday, May 15, 2015 during the school's celebration of having been named the Best Magnet Elementary School in the nation. It’s one of 27 Wake County magnet schools to win awards in 2016 from Magnet Schools of America. Harry Lynch hlynch@newsobserver.com
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