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Deyton January Super Students


Deyton Elementary School recently recognized Super Students for the month of January.  These students were chosen by staff members for outstanding effort in the classroom, kindness to others, and good behavior. Front Row:  Maria Velazquez, Skylar Lowery, Ian Burleson, Phoenix Presnell, Gabriel Watson, Abby Richardson, Addison McEntire, Daniel Biddix. Back Row:  Kiarra Shofield, Kassie Robinson, Ashley Barajas, Reagan Sparks, Lacy Taylor, Emree Hoilman, Tim Hollifield, Damien Riddle, Malachi McMahan. (clck headline for enlarged pic)

MHU Receives Funds for Documentary


The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership has announced an award of $5,000 to the Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies at Mars Hill University to support a documentary film about Madison County master fiddler Roger Howell. (more)

Alpha Chi Honor Society


Mars Hill University inducted twenty-nine students into the Epsilon Chapter of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society on Thursday evening, November 13.  Alpha Chi recognizes students who have achieved a grade point average which places them in the top ten percent of the junior and senior classes at their respective institutions.(more)

MCC Students Awarded Golden LEAF Scholarships


Seventeen curriculum students and six occupational education students from Mayland Community College will receive scholarships through the Golden LEAF Scholarship program for the North Carolina Community College System. The Golden LEAF Scholarship program, designed to help North Carolinians attend the state’s community colleges, is funded through a $750,000 grant from the Golden LEAF (more)

Mom Returns to Classroom


Heather Buchanan returned to the classroom to continue her educational journey of becoming a nurse. The mom of three took time for her family before continuing her education, and now believes that this time everything has fallen into place for her. “Life happened, and now I am back in the classroom, “ said Buchanan who is taking pre-nursing courses at Mayland Community (more)

WorkKeys Reward Luncheon


In November all seniors at Mitchell High School took the state mandated ACT WorkKeys assessment.  The WorkKeys assessment helps students determine the skill levels required for various jobs.  Successful completion of ACT WorkKeys assessments can lead to earning the (more)

Bald Creek Elementary Awarded $80,000 NC Title I Reward School Grant


Last week, Yancey County Schools was informed that Bald Creek Elementary School has been awarded an $80,000 NC Title I Reward School Grant.  Bald Creek Elementary has been named a NC Title I Reward School for the 2013-14 school year, a distinction given to the Top 10% of NC (more)

Mitchell Seniors Honored


On Thursday, January 22, the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine honored Mitchell High
School Seniors of the Month. Mitchell High School Counselor, Grant Sparks, introduced four outstanding seniors: Jenny Zheng, Whitney Ledford, Duncan Nielander, and Breanna (Bre) Jackson. Jenny Zheng spoke of her leadership roles on Student Council, Future Business Leaders of America, and Young Patriots (more)
Ashley McKenzie

Two MCC Art Students Receive Penland Scholarships


Mayland Community College Associate in Arts students Ashley McKenzie and Leaha Glover received scholarships to attend classes at Penland School of Crafts during the 2014 summer. Both Mayland students were able to choose a class at Penland and received a stipend for supplies thanks to the Samuel L. Phillips Family Foundation Scholars Endowment. (more)

Mitchell County Schools Heart of Service Award


The Mitchell County Schools leadership team announced the initiation of the Heart Service Award at the January 12th regular scheduled Board of Education meeting. The objective of this recognition is to highlight support staff and volunteers who demonstrate hard work, a great (more)

Rotary Recognizes Mitchell Seniors


On November 20, at the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine, Grant Sparks, counselor of Mitchell High School presented three outstanding seniors: Samantha Ledford, Marissa Trull, and Devon Hoyle. Samantha Ledford began her presentation with a quotation that merits repetition: “Failures are a part of life. If you don’t fail, you never learn. If you never learn, you (more)

Mu Kappa Lambda Inducts New Members


Mu Kappa Lambda, the Mars Hill University honor society for nontraditional students, inducted four new members in a ceremony on Friday afternoon, December 12. All four inductees graduated on Friday evening, having completed their degrees through the Mars Hill University Adult and Graduate Studies program. Mu Kappa Lambda is the (more)

Art Scholarships Available


The Toe River Arts Council announces the availability of art scholarships this spring. Awards will be given to a graduating high school senior or an adult continuing their education and are from Yancey or Mitchell County and pursuing a higher education degree majoring in any of the arts or arts education. The application deadline is April 1, 2015. The scholarship is also open to all (more)