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Students Receive ServSafe Certifications

Student's enrolled in Mrs. McClellan's Foods II course recently had the opportunity to take part in the ServSafe Certification testing.  The ServSafe Certification is a nationally accredited program for food and beverage safety training administered by the National Restaurant Association.  Congratulations to the student's who passed the exam on March 18th and received their (more)

Fundraiser for Destroyed South Toe Sign

On Sunday, February 15th, the South Toe Elementary School entrance sign was destroyed by a tremendous wind storm.  The damage was irreparable, leaving the school without a proper marker to guide visitors or without a visual venue to share important information with parents and (more)

Single Mom Succeeding at MCC

The story is a familiar one. A single mother struggles to make ends meet, faces economic hardship, and works at whatever jobs she can find to support herself and her family. Even with working two jobs at a time, she struggles to pay the bills, yet wants more than anything to provide a better life for her child. Tabitha Bayuik was such a person, and decided to do something to improve her (more)

Bennett Chosen To Speak

Pictured is Melora Bennett, English instructor at Mayland Early College High School, who has been chosen by the Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society to present her unit on Spoken Word Poetry at the International 2015 Convocation in Orlando, Florida on October 22-24. Bennett submitted her work titled Spoken Word – More Than Just Poetry earlier this year in hopes of being chosen as a key speaker at (more)

Mitchell Seniors Recognized

On March 19 the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine recognized Mitchell High School Seniors of the Month. Grant Sparks, Senior Counselor at Mitchell High School, introduced four outstanding Seniors of the Month. They are: Trevor Collis, Tayler Duncan, Jacob Gortney, and Suzanna Schultz. (more)

2015 STEM Jobs Approved Colleges List Released

Mayland Community College announced today that it has been designated a 2015 STEM JobsSM Approved College by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting individuals in transition with education and career opportunities, and creator of STEM JobsSM media, education and career resources for students interested in science, technology, engineering and math. The 2015 STEM JobsSM Approved (more)

Anspach Advanced Manufacturing School Opening

The grand opening of the Anspach Advanced Manufacturing School on April 13 begins at 11:00 AM at Mayland Community College's Yancey Learning Center.  (more)

Tasty Tuesdays Fundraiser for Middle School Health Centers (Details)

Dream Makers Provides Help to Get to Prom or 8th Grade Dance (Details)

No Obstacles Stopping this SOAR Student

Amy Ward cheerfully helps other students at Mayland Community College who are in the SOAR (Support Options for Achievement and Retention) Program.  She assists them in the computer lab, orients them to the SOAR Program, and assures them they can succeed in college. Ward knows from personal experience how difficult it can be to walk through the doors and start back to school after many (more)

MHU & Madison High Introduce Students to College Atmosphere

A recent collaborative effort between Mars Hill University and Madison High School brought selected high school seniors to the university campus to shadow students from the MHU Honors Program as they attended class and went about their day on campus. The campus visit, which took place on March 2, included high school seniors who are participants in Project Discovery, a federally funded program (more)

Yancey Schools Seek Input from Private Schools for Federal Programs Funding

Yancey County Schools is beginning to plan the Title I, II, and III programs for the 2015- 2016 school year.  Qualifying private schools within the area may be eligible to apply for these federal funds.  Private School eligibility information is available at the US Department of Education website,, or by contacting Shane Cassida, Yancey County Schools Federal Program Director, P. O. Box 190, Burnsville, NC  28714; by phone at 828.682.6101 Ext. 302; or by email at  

Mt Heritage Earns Lowest Dropout Rate in School History

In a press release on March 5, 2015 – the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction reported the dropout rate for NC public schools hit a record low of 2.28% for a statewide average.  Mountain Heritage High School can claim a new record low - for the second year in a row – at 1.45%. Last March, the release of the dropout report was certainly a proud moment for the (more)

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)

Spaghetti Supper, Digital Showcase, Music Program Fundraiser (Details)