Apex has some of the best and brightest students in North Carolina, and they are about to go toe-to-toe with their parents and teachers to prove it!


On November 10 at 6:30pm, the Apex Public School Foundation is hosting its first fundraiser game show, Are You Smarter than an Apex Student? at Apex Friendship High School. Three teams of students from Apex WCPSS schools – including Apex Friendship High, Apex High, Apex Friendship Middle, Lufkin Middle, Salem Middle, Laurel Park Elementary, Olive Chapel Elementary, and Apex Elementary – will face off against parents, teachers, and a few special guests, answering questions about general school subjects. The winning team will be crowned Apex’s Smartest!


This special event will be emceed by Mayor Jacques Gilbert, and there will be a raffle with prizes from local businesses sponsored by Positively Apex. Food trucks will be onsite at 5pm for ticket holders to grab dinner before the show starts.


All of the proceeds from this event will go to benefit the Apex Public School Foundation. Established in 2018, the APSF is a volunteer-driven 501c3 nonprofit that supports the 19 Apex-area Wake County Public schools by incentivizing education innovation, recognizing exceptional educators, and providing programs to help build an exceptionally capable and resilient student population and community. 


The Foundation’s biggest program is its teacher grant, which has funded exciting projects including active seating at Middle Creek Elementary, robotics at Apex Elementary School, and a farm to table courtyard garden at Apex High School. The APSF has also hosted health and wellness seminars on topics from handling trauma to surviving remote learning to support our student community. You can follow the APSF on Facebook, Instagram, and through their email newsletter. 


The Apex Public School Foundation is working to enhance the excellent education in our town, and every dollar donated goes directly to that mission! Tickets to Are You Smarter than an Apex Student? are $5 for WCPSS students, $10 for adults, and $30 for families (and children under 5 are free!). Visit helpapexschools.org/smart to get your tickets now, and we hope to see you there, cheering on our contestants!