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Outstanding Teachers Chosen for NCCAT Training

Elaine Boone, a trustee of NCCAT, had the pleasure to present a box of cookies from the North Carolina Center of the Advancement of Teachers to two outstanding teachers, Dawn Silver and Stacy Carver at East Yancey Middle School. Last week Dawn and Stacy traveled with teachers (more)

Hurricane Relief Fundraiser Exceeds Goal

The Mountain Heritage High School (MHHS) National Honor Society and Student Government, co-sponsored a fundraiser last month to raise money for the victims of the recent hurricanes.  Project “Make It Rain Relief” had its official kick off on October 6th at the home football game (more)

MHHS Students Help with Vietnam Memorial Wall Display

The drafting, carpentry, masonry, JROTC and SkillsUSA Club students helped assemble the Vietnam Memorial traveling wall.  Prior to the assembly process, students studied the design process  and contest that was held to chose the appropriate design.  These MHHS students worked side by side with Vietnam veterans during this assembly process.​ To see photos of students assembling (more)

Health Science Students Attend Careers Awareness Conference

A group of 16 CTE Mitchell High students enrolled in Health Science courses had the opportunity to attend the 17th Annual MAHEC Health Careers Education Awareness Conference entitled “RX For Success: in Asheville on October 10th. The day-long conference is offered (more)

Cougars Raising Money for Cancer

This photo shows part  of  quilt that was made for a fundraising effort to raise money for the America Cancer Society. Mountain Heritage athletes and coaches have been raising funds during the month of October for the America Cancer Society.    The Lady Cougar basketball (more)

Students Attend the HOSA Fall Leadership Conference

On Tuesday October 17, 2017 students from Mitchell High School HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) attended the HOSA Fall Leadership Conference at Mars Hill University. The conference included leadership activities and seminars, a tour of Mars Hill Universities (more)

Mitchell High Seniors of the Month

On Thursday, October 19, members of the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine recognized
and honored two Seniors of the Month from Mitchell High School. They were Trystan
Jenkins and Macie Boone. In his introduction of these students, MHS Counselor Grant Sparks
stated that these Seniors of the Month were selected from (more)

Mitchell Food Class Caters Event

On Friday, October 6. 2017 the Foods II class at Mitchell High School prepared, delivered and served a catered lunch for customers stopping by the Spruce Pine State Employees Credit Union for the annual SECU Customer Appreciation Day. The joint venture was planned by Danielle Dayton from SECU and Mitchell’s Family and (more)

Students Receive Early Childhood Certification

For high school students who will work with young children on a weekly basis health and safety training is imperative. What would you do in an emergency situation? If you are a student enrolled in the Early Childhood I and II-Honors course at Mitchell High School you would use what you learned in your American Heart Association BLS class. (more)

Mitchell Food Students Tour AB Tech Culinary

On Thursday, September 28th students enrolled in the CTE Foods II Enterprise course at Mitchell High School had the opportunity to tour the Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry Arts, and Hospitality Management programs at AB-Tech in Asheville. The students were given a tour by (more)

Heritage Choral Student Selected for Prestigious Honors Choir

 Olivia Hughes, a senior at Mountain Heritage High School, has been selected for a prestigious state choir. After a successful audition against thousands of the best singers in North Carolina, she placed 10th in the state for her voice part, and is now named a member of the 2017 NC Honors Choir. The choir will present a concert on November 12 at 3:00pm at the Stevens Center in Winston Salem.

SP Rotary Honors Mitchell High Seniors

At their meeting on September 21st, the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine welcomed Mitchell High School Seniors of the Month, Anna Zheng and Garrett Buchanan, and Grant Sparks, Counselor at MHS.  Anna Zheng shared her appreciation for the academic courses and for being a part of a community in which she has learned life skills that will be assets in her future. She has been class president since (more)

Industry Expert Visits CTE Personal Finance Classes at Mitchell High

On September 6th and September 12th, Mrs. Morgan Suddreth, from the State Employees Credit Union was a guest speaker in Mrs. Barnett's and Mrs. McClellan’s Personal Finance classes at Mitchell High School.  Mrs. Suddreth presented valuable information comparing (more)

Third Graders Celebrate Grandparents Day

On September 7th, Burnsville Elementary third grade students were privileged with hosting National Grandparents Day. Grandparents were invited to an honorary breakfast served by the students, next they were able to hear their grandchild read a fable. Some grandparents were generous enough to read fables to small groups of students or (more)

Betty Smith to Receive Order of the Long Leaf Pine at MHU

The Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies at Mars Hill University has announced that traditional musician, scholar, and teacher Betty Smith will receive the Order of the Long Leaf Pine on October 2, 2017, during the Ramsey Center’s opening celebration for its new exhibit, “The Minstrel of Appalachia.” The award, conferred by the Governor of North Carolina, is one of the (more)

Ennis Receives Academic Excellence Award

Everyone has a story with common themes; all humanity experiences love and hate; joy and consternation. Each and every soul shall encounter daunting obstacles in the pursuit of every endeavor. At each turn, detractors abound; all in need of silencing. In that, Teresa Ennis says she is no different than anyone else. She is a mother, grandmother, friend, artist, employee, and (more)