Kids accepted through Charter Day School lottery

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Sometimes, it only take a stroke of luck.

The lottery for Brunswick County’s Charter Day School had 180 applicants vying for about 130 openings for kindergarten to eighth grade. For some parents, waiting to hear their child’s name caused a lot of anxiety.

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“I’ve been looking at Roger Bacon for a couple of years now. I have friends that go to that school, and their kids love it, so it was our first choice. So just anticipating, awaiting to hear his name, it was a little stressful, especially because he was number 35. But definitely I’m relieved now and and can’t wait for him to dive right in and get started,” Jumila Franklin said.

But not all parents were as lucky.

“My son didn’t make it in. You know we were going for kindergarten. He’s on the wait list, though, so you know, we’ll just leave it in God’s hands. No matter anything that goes along in our life,” Aaron Clark said.

The lottery was held at Charter Day’s sister school, Frederick Douglas Academy in Wilmington, because of how many applicants there were.

“I enjoyed seeing the excitement in students and parents who were accepted. I also look forward to reaching out to those parents who weren’t accepted and allowing them to see our other three schools and see that opportunity,” Charter Day School Headmaster Laurie Benton said.

The children who got in to Charter Day School start classes in July.