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10/24/2022 PM News Break

Updated: Nov 8, 2022

By Holly Hodges

Former App State nursing instructor Olivia Jenkins has been included into Marquis Who’s Who Biographical Registry. According to reports from the Watauga Democrat, profiled individuals are selected based on their current reference value in their field. Originally inspired to become a nurse by her parents, Jenkins started as a registered nurse with the Appalachian Regional Healthcare System in 1996 where she began her career as a volunteer in Labor and Delivery until 2000. She worked her way through nursing school before joining the team as a L&D RN in 2005. Since 1899, Marquis Who’s Who has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals from fields such as politics, medicine, business and entertainment. Today, Who’s Who in America continues to be an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers around the world.

In North Carolina news, a new traveling art exhibit called Aquaverse is visiting Winston-Salem now. According to reports from Fox 8, Aquaverse is an immersive black light 3D experience that takes visitors underwater by providing visitors a unique view of the ocean. Right now, they’re located at the ROAR Food Hall and Entertainment Complex near the Factory Lofts. The creator of the show uses special paint and black lights to make the exhibit glow. Visitors wear 3D glasses to make certain pieces come to life. The art exhibit has traveled across the country, visiting festivals such as Burning Man in Nevada and will be featured in the Metaverse Conference in New York City. The exhibit will be in Winston-Salem through October 31.

In U.S. news, findings from the National Assessment of Educational Progress confirm setbacks from COVID to children’s test scores across the country. The report card tested hundreds of thousands of fourth through eighth grade students. According to reports from the Associated Press, math scores had the largest decrease while reading scores dropped to similar levels seen in 1992. This was the first time the test was given since 2019 and is seen as the first nationally represented study of COVID’s impact on learning. Inequities among students were also shown in the report with lower performing students’ scores falling sharply which widening the gap. The superintendent of Los Angeles schools said the results made it clear that schools must address the “long-standing and systemic shortcomings of our education system.”

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