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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)

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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)

November Super Students at Deyton Elementary

Deyton Elementary School recently recognized Super Students for the month of November.  These students were chosen by staff members for outstanding effort in the classroom, kindness to others, and good behavior. 
Pictured are:  1st Row- Abby Moody, Ada Troxler, Portia Miller, Morgan McMahan, McKenzie Graham, Kaylan Stansberry, Elizabeth Bonaminio, Zayda Carver, Annika Ryerse
2nd Row- Connor Beattie, Dawson Forbes, Jorge Barajas, Dylan Miller, Jose Silva, Tina Lin, Erica Romero, Kianna Wynkoop, 
Not Pictured:  Mason Boone

Student Overcomes Tragedy to SOAR

Tania LaMotte’s journey to Mayland Community College has been an odyssey of peril and challenge. Born in Barbareba, Guatemala during a time of war, LaMotte’s earliest memories are struggling to survive. While most children her age were thinking about birthday presents and toys, LaMotte wondered about when her next meal would come, or if she would be alive to enjoy it. (more)

Stevens Senior of the Month

On Thursday, October 16, the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine honored Nick Stevens, as the Mitchell High School Senior of the Month. Grant Sparks, counselor at MHS, introduced Nick. Grant said he has known this young man since Nick was in the second grade, and watched him grow into the capable, articulate student he is today. (more)

Seed Survivor Program at Deyton Elem.

Deyton Elementary students were able to take part in the Seed Survivor Program which teaches elementary children about plants and the importance of agriculture. As part of this project, Mitchell High FFA officers worked in the Agrium mobile classroom helping the elementary (more)

Art Students Recognized for Holiday Card Art

At the regular meeting of the Yancey County Board of Education on Monday, December 1st, Yancey County Clerk of Court Tammy McEntyre conducted the swearing-in ceremony for incumbent school board member Mike Orr and newly-elected member Jeanne Tyner. (more)

Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics

The deadline for application to Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics (SVSM), a cost-free, statewide program providing enrichment and research opportunities to academically talented high school students, is January 31. For more information and to apply, (more)