The Rotary Club of Spruce Pine sponsored a Four-Way Test essay contest for students at Harris and Bowman Middle Schools. The Four-Way Test is one of the mottos that Rotarians worldwide live by of the things we think, say and do. The students were asked to write about how these (more)
On Saturday, May 11, students from the Traditional Arts Program for Students (TAPS) entertained folks at the Orchard at Altapass with strumming, picking, and singing. One student, Sabrina Woody, offered a tribute to Harris Middle School instructor, Terry McKinney, using only a plastic “glass” (more)
For the very first time in its history, Mars Hill College conferred graduate degrees on 12 of the 152 students who graduated Saturday morning, May 11, in Moore Auditorium. The twelve individuals who made up the first cohort of graduate students at Mars Hill College received the degree of Master of Education (M.Ed.) in elementary education. Another 140 students received (more)
Danielle Elizabeth Grindstaff was presented with the Linda Butch Woody Scholarship. Grindstaff, a resident of Bakersville and honor graduate of Mayland’s 2011 Fall GED class, maintains a 4.0 GPA in the Business Administration curriculum at Mayland. She has been married nine years to Adam, also a MCC student, and is the proud mother to their two young sons, Connor and Cole. Grindstaff and (more)
On Thursday, April 18, the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine, recognized four Seniors of the Month, representing the months of April and May. They were introduced by Matt Hollifield, Senior Counselor at Mitchell High School. Alyssa Williams plans to attend Mayland Community College and pursue a degree in nursing. She has already started on this path by making good grades and having high self-expectations. She is active in her church and enjoys reading, (more)
Mountain Heritage High School’s HOSA club, Health Occupation Students of America, is a club for students interested in health care careers. Club adviser, Danielle Moore and club members had the opportunity to participate in the state HOSA competition in Greensboro, NC, April 11-13. HOSA had 14 students from MHHS competing among 2000 other student competitors in either individual or team (more)
Thursday, April 18, was a very exciting day for students in Foods I and Foods II classes at Mountain Heritage High School. Mountain Air Executive Chef Jered Kelley, Executive Sous Chef Taylor Montgomery, and Event Planner Charlene Dicristino visited the classroom giving hands-on (more)
Mountain Heritage High School Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) sweep up at State Competition! Pictured left to right - Molly Riddle - Recycle and Redesign, Makayla Wiseman - Chapter Service Display, Celeste Styles - Focus on Children, Micaela Cooper -Entrepreneurship, Kennedy Forbes -Focus on Children, Emilee Crowder -Entrpreneurship, and Claire Ledford- Chapter Service Display. Each of these students will be representing the state of North Carolina in their event at National competition July 7-11 in Nashville, TN.
Yancey County Schools’ GEAR UP program is looking for rare and saved seeds that have been passed down among local families through the generations. This summer, GEAR UP will be holding a camp in which students will plant, tend, and harvest their own school gardens. We’d like to plant some seeds that have been saved and passed down by people in this area. If you have seeds you’d be willing to donate, please contact Dora Smith (828-284-9536) or Eric Klein (828-284-9914).
On March 21 President Reid Duncan, Rotary Club of Spruce Pine, introduced Matt Hollified, Senior Counselor at Mitchell High School, who presented four outstanding members of the Senior Class, representing the months of January, February, and March.
• Megan Horney was the January Senior of the Month. She likes to run indoor and outdoor track and her hobbies include dancing and sports. (more)
Hannah Arnett Cranberry Middle School
Melanie McLeod Freedom Trail Elementary School
Loretta Sluder Crossnore Elementary School
Cathy Burleson Riverside Elementary School
April Cheuvront Avery Middle School
Freda Winte Banner Elk Elementary School
Penny Bentley Avery High School
Alise Lipps Newland Elementary School
Ricky Ward Principal of the Year 2013
*May 6 - 10 is Teacher Appreciation Week. This will also include our Child Nutrition Staff, School Health Team Nurses and other employees.
Please take the time to join us as we extend our gratitude for a job well done!
On Friday, March 15, a delightful group of pre-K children from Newland Elementary School visited the Avery County Humane Society. Caroline Turner, the pre-K teacher, scheduled the visit for her 15 students to learn what the humane society does for the community. “The children loved it!” said Turner. “We appreciated the volunteers, their organization, and their (more)