Bright & shiny first day of school


Mother Amanda Gordley accompanies four of her children Wednesday morning down Piedmont Street in Wilmington toward Holmes Elementary School. The children from left are Andrew, 7, Adriana, 6, Kerstyn, 9, and mostly hidden behind Amanda, Elijah, 8, who was not wanting to go to school, mom said. Amanda said she is excited for them as they start a new school year.

Mother Amanda Gordley accompanies four of her children Wednesday morning down Piedmont Street in Wilmington toward Holmes Elementary School. The children from left are Andrew, 7, Adriana, 6, Kerstyn, 9, and mostly hidden behind Amanda, Elijah, 8, who was not wanting to go to school, mom said. Amanda said she is excited for them as they start a new school year.


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On a sunny Wednesday morning, parents and their kids walk to Denver Place Elementary for their first day of school.


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Ariel Beus, middle, walks her son Ryan, left, and daughter Kendall to Denver Place Elementary for their first day of school. Kendall will go to Denver and Ryan will catch a bus to Holmes.


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Rebecca Fawcett, left, walks her daughter Andrea Cordy to Denver Place Elementary where she’ll catch a bus to East End Elementary for her first day of school on Wednesday.


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Trey and Peyton Brewer.


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Bella and Sophie Ashley.


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Caitlyn Davis and Bryan Norris.


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Hailey and Easton Reese.


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Trever Schultz is all smiles as the family documents the first day of the school year.


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WHS freshman Cameron Young.


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Eighth-grader Brooklyn Watson.


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Eighth-grader Ethan Cooper.


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Fifth-grader Chase Fickert.


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Fourth-grader Mason Scarberry.


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Kindergarten student Bentley Cooper likes what he sees on his first day of school.


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Seventh-grader Ava Wright.


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Sixth-grader Michael Scarberry.


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Third-grader Ansley Seeger “clocks in” for her first day of the school year.


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Fifth-grader Ethan Jones.


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First grader Karrson Scarberry.


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From left are senior Brady Henry, sixth-grader Reagan Henry and freshman Parker Henry.


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Sixth-grader Joe, second grader Christopher and fourth grader Thomas.


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Tayshon, Destyne, Tanisha and Marcus.


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Fifth-grader Damarius.


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Third-grader Ryder.


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CM fourth-grader Ryanne.


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Denver third-grader Haylie.


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Mother Amanda Gordley accompanies four of her children Wednesday morning down Piedmont Street in Wilmington toward Holmes Elementary School. The children from left are Andrew, 7, Adriana, 6, Kerstyn, 9, and mostly hidden behind Amanda, Elijah, 8, who was not wanting to go to school, mom said. Amanda said she is excited for them as they start a new school year.

On a sunny Wednesday morning, parents and their kids walk to Denver Place Elementary for their first day of school.

Ariel Beus, middle, walks her son Ryan, left, and daughter Kendall to Denver Place Elementary for their first day of school. Kendall will go to Denver and Ryan will catch a bus to Holmes.

Rebecca Fawcett, left, walks her daughter Andrea Cordy to Denver Place Elementary where she’ll catch a bus to East End Elementary for her first day of school on Wednesday.

Trey and Peyton Brewer.

Bella and Sophie Ashley.

Caitlyn Davis and Bryan Norris.

Hailey and Easton Reese.

Trever Schultz is all smiles as the family documents the first day of the school year.

WHS freshman Cameron Young.

Eighth-grader Brooklyn Watson.

Eighth-grader Ethan Cooper.

Fifth-grader Chase Fickert.

Fourth-grader Mason Scarberry.

Kindergarten student Bentley Cooper likes what he sees on his first day of school.

Seventh-grader Ava Wright.

Sixth-grader Michael Scarberry.

Third-grader Ansley Seeger “clocks in” for her first day of the school year.

Fifth-grader Ethan Jones.

First grader Karrson Scarberry.

From left are senior Brady Henry, sixth-grader Reagan Henry and freshman Parker Henry.

Sixth-grader Joe, second grader Christopher and fourth grader Thomas.

Tayshon, Destyne, Tanisha and Marcus.

Fifth-grader Damarius.

Third-grader Ryder.

CM fourth-grader Ryanne.

Denver third-grader Haylie.

Fifth-grader Lilly (and a future student).

First-grader Paysen Boris.

First-grader Serenity Tucker.

Kindergartner Kensley Rayne Johnson.

Preschooler Harper and second-grader Hannah.

Second-grader Wyatt Leaming and fifth-grader Shelby Leaming.

The Snarr kids are off to their first day of school for 2018-19 in Wilmington: Eighth-grader Griffin, junior Mackenzie, senior Jordan and fourth-grader Jillian.

Bob Brausch welcomes fourth-grader Dominic Allen and third-grader Jillian Allen to the first day of school Wednesday at Denver Place Elementary School. The News Journal asked our readers to post first-day-of-school photos to our Facebook page, and you overwhelmed us with your great response. For many more reader photos and staff photos, visit wnewsj.com as well as our Facebook page.

Mother Amanda Gordley accompanies four of her children Wednesday morning down Piedmont Street in Wilmington toward Holmes Elementary School. The children from left are Andrew, 7, Adriana, 6, Kerstyn, 9, and mostly hidden behind Amanda, Elijah, 8, who was not wanting to go to school, mom said. Amanda said she is excited for them as they start a new school year.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/08/web1_this_one-3.jpgMother Amanda Gordley accompanies four of her children Wednesday morning down Piedmont Street in Wilmington toward Holmes Elementary School. The children from left are Andrew, 7, Adriana, 6, Kerstyn, 9, and mostly hidden behind Amanda, Elijah, 8, who was not wanting to go to school, mom said. Amanda said she is excited for them as they start a new school year. Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

On a sunny Wednesday morning, parents and their kids walk to Denver Place Elementary for their first day of school.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/08/web1_DSC_0184-2.jpgOn a sunny Wednesday morning, parents and their kids walk to Denver Place Elementary for their first day of school. John Hamilton | News Journal

Ariel Beus, middle, walks her son Ryan, left, and daughter Kendall to Denver Place Elementary for their first day of school. Kendall will go to Denver and Ryan will catch a bus to Holmes.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/08/web1_DSC_0176-2.jpgAriel Beus, middle, walks her son Ryan, left, and daughter Kendall to Denver Place Elementary for their first day of school. Kendall will go to Denver and Ryan will catch a bus to Holmes. John Hamilton | News Journal

Rebecca Fawcett, left, walks her daughter Andrea Cordy to Denver Place Elementary where she’ll catch a bus to East End Elementary for her first day of school on Wednesday.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/08/web1_DSC_0175-2.jpgRebecca Fawcett, left, walks her daughter Andrea Cordy to Denver Place Elementary where she’ll catch a bus to East End Elementary for her first day of school on Wednesday. John Hamilton | News Journal

Trey and Peyton Brewer.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/08/web1_Trey-and-Peyton-Brewer-2.jpgTrey and Peyton Brewer. Courtesy photos

Bella and Sophie Ashley.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/08/web1_Bella-and-Sophie-Ashley-2.jpgBella and Sophie Ashley. Courtesy photos

Caitlyn Davis and Bryan Norris.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/08/web1_Caitlyn-Davis-and-Bryan-Norris-2.jpgCaitlyn Davis and Bryan Norris. Courtesy photos

Hailey and Easton Reese.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/08/web1_Hailey-and-Easton-Reese-2.jpgHailey and Easton Reese. Courtesy photos

Trever Schultz is all smiles as the family documents the first day of the school year.
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WHS freshman Cameron Young.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/08/web1_WHS-freshman-Cameron-Young-2.jpgWHS freshman Cameron Young. Courtesy photos

Eighth-grader Brooklyn Watson.
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Eighth-grader Ethan Cooper.
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Fifth-grader Chase Fickert.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/08/web1_Fifth-grader-Chase-Fickert-2.jpgFifth-grader Chase Fickert. Courtesy photos

Fourth-grader Mason Scarberry.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/08/web1_Fourth-grader-Mason-Scarberry-2.jpgFourth-grader Mason Scarberry. Courtesy photos

Kindergarten student Bentley Cooper likes what he sees on his first day of school.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/08/web1_Kindergarten-student-Bentley-Cooper-2.jpgKindergarten student Bentley Cooper likes what he sees on his first day of school. Courtesy photos

Seventh-grader Ava Wright.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/08/web1_Seventh-grader-Ava-Wright-2.jpgSeventh-grader Ava Wright. Courtesy photos

Sixth-grader Michael Scarberry.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/08/web1_Sixth-grader-Michael-Scarberry-2.jpgSixth-grader Michael Scarberry. Courtesy photos

Third-grader Ansley Seeger “clocks in” for her first day of the school year.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/08/web1_Ansley-Seeger-2.jpgThird-grader Ansley Seeger “clocks in” for her first day of the school year. Courtesy photos

Fifth-grader Ethan Jones.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/08/web1_Fifth-grader-Ethan-Jones-2.jpgFifth-grader Ethan Jones. Courtesy photos

First grader Karrson Scarberry.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/08/web1_First-grader-Karrson-Scarberry-2.jpgFirst grader Karrson Scarberry. Courtesy photos

From left are senior Brady Henry, sixth-grader Reagan Henry and freshman Parker Henry.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/08/web1_Senior-Brady-Henry-Sixth-grader-Reagan-Henry-Freshman-Parker-Henry-2.jpgFrom left are senior Brady Henry, sixth-grader Reagan Henry and freshman Parker Henry. Courtesy photos

Sixth-grader Joe, second grader Christopher and fourth grader Thomas.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/08/web1_Sixth-grader-Joe-Second-grader-Christopher-Fourth-grader-Thomas-Edwards-2.jpgSixth-grader Joe, second grader Christopher and fourth grader Thomas. Courtesy photos

Tayshon, Destyne, Tanisha and Marcus.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/08/web1_Tayshon-Destyne-Tanisha-and-Marcus-2.jpgTayshon, Destyne, Tanisha and Marcus. Courtesy photos

Fifth-grader Damarius.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/08/web1_Fifth-grader-Damarius-2.jpgFifth-grader Damarius. Courtesy photos

Third-grader Ryder.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/08/web1_Third-grader-Ryder-2.jpgThird-grader Ryder. Courtesy photos

CM fourth-grader Ryanne.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/08/web1_CM-Fourth-grader-Ryanne-2.jpgCM fourth-grader Ryanne. Courtesy photos

Denver third-grader Haylie.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/08/web1_Denver-Third-grader-Haylie-2.jpgDenver third-grader Haylie. Courtesy photos

Fifth-grader Lilly (and a future student).
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/08/web1_Fifth-grader-Lilly-2.jpgFifth-grader Lilly (and a future student). Courtesy photos

First-grader Paysen Boris.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/08/web1_First-grader-Paysen-Boris-2.jpgFirst-grader Paysen Boris. Courtesy photos

First-grader Serenity Tucker.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/08/web1_First-grader-Serenity-Tucker-2.jpgFirst-grader Serenity Tucker. Courtesy photos

Kindergartner Kensley Rayne Johnson.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/08/web1_Kindergartner-Kensley-Rayne-Johnson-2.jpgKindergartner Kensley Rayne Johnson. Courtesy photos

Preschooler Harper and second-grader Hannah.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/08/web1_Preschooler-Harper-and-Second-grader-Hannah-2.jpgPreschooler Harper and second-grader Hannah. Courtesy photos

Second-grader Wyatt Leaming and fifth-grader Shelby Leaming.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/08/web1_Second-grader-Wyatt-Fifth-Grader-Shelby-Leaming-2.jpgSecond-grader Wyatt Leaming and fifth-grader Shelby Leaming. Courtesy photos

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The Snarr kids are off to their first day of school for 2018-19 in Wilmington: Eighth-grader Griffin, junior Mackenzie, senior Jordan and fourth-grader Jillian.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/08/web1_Snarr-kids…Griffin-8th-Mackenzie-Junior-Jordan-Senior-Jillian-4th.-WCS-1.jpgThe Snarr kids are off to their first day of school for 2018-19 in Wilmington: Eighth-grader Griffin, junior Mackenzie, senior Jordan and fourth-grader Jillian. Courtesy photos

Bob Brausch welcomes fourth-grader Dominic Allen and third-grader Jillian Allen to the first day of school Wednesday at Denver Place Elementary School. The News Journal asked our readers to post first-day-of-school photos to our Facebook page, and you overwhelmed us with your great response. For many more reader photos and staff photos, visit wnewsj.com as well as our Facebook page.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/08/web1_Fourth-grader-Dominic-Allen-Third-grader-Jillian-Allen-Bob-Brausch-at-Denver-1.jpgBob Brausch welcomes fourth-grader Dominic Allen and third-grader Jillian Allen to the first day of school Wednesday at Denver Place Elementary School. The News Journal asked our readers to post first-day-of-school photos to our Facebook page, and you overwhelmed us with your great response. For many more reader photos and staff photos, visit wnewsj.com as well as our Facebook page. Courtesy photos