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The Mayland Community College Foundation hosted DREAM Day 2014 in April to celebrate the success of 2013-14 scholarship recipients and the generosity of scholarship donors. Over 100 people, including scholarship recipients, donors, Mayland Community College trustees and Foundation Board members attended the luncheon in the Sam Center Auditorium. (more)

MHHS Drop Out Rate Lowest in School History

Mountain Heritage High School Principal Kevin Huskins reported at the regular meeting of the Yancey County Board of Education on April 7th that the Mountain Heritage High School dropout rate has just been announced for the March 2013-March 2014 timeframe and is the lowest in the (more)

Mitchell Assistant Superintendent Speaks to Rotary

On Thursday, March 27, Mitchell Schools Assistant Superintendent Morgen Houchard, was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine. Morgen says that he is responsible for anything that is not ABC or 1-2-3, in other words, anything not curriculum. He deals in  (more)

Bowen A Lifelong Learner

Timothy Bowen exemplifies a life long learner, and owes the success of his working years to a librarian who took an interest in him and encouraged him to read. Bowen’s love for libraries started in the 1940s when he was in his last years of high school. He admits to being a teen not interested in doing his best in school and was heading down the wrong track until one day, he (more)

MCC Circle K Club Attends District Convention

Members of Mayland Community College’s Circle K Club attended the 53rd Annual Carolinas District Convention in Winston-Salem in February. Several Mayland Circle K members were awarded for their volunteer service during the past year. (more)

Lauren Wilson To Speak at MHS Academics Letter Scholars Ceremony

Lauren Wilson of Bakersville graduated from Mitchell High school in 2007 with a passion for food, travel and writing.  She’s been cultivating her career and life ever since by focusing on those passions.  On May 8, Wilson will share her unique journey with MHS Academic Letter Scholars and their families as the speaker at this year’s Academic Letter Ceremony of (more)

March Seniors of the Month

On Thursday, March 20, the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine honored four Mitchell High School students who have been named Seniors of the Month. Introduced by School Counselor, Grant Sparks, they are: Daniel Bomar and Kelly McKinney for February, and Davis McKinney and KellynSlotnick for March. (more)

Four Way Test Essay Contest Winners

On Thursday, April 10, the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine honored the winners of the Four Way Test Essay Contest. Marvin Walker, chairman of the Four Way Test Essay Contest, noted that the Four Way Test has been a part of Rotary since the 1940s and Spruce Pine Rotary has (more)

South Toe Gets Grant, Adding Weather Station

South Toe School is proud to announce that Ms. Margot Atuk's fifth grade class has received a PRISM (PRomoting Innovation in Science and Mathematics) Grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund for their project, "Weather Wonder and Research."  The $1,693 grant will help (more)

Studying Fossils

The 3rd/4th grade class at South Toe Elementary School has been studying  fossils and the changing surface of the earth.  On Wednesday, March 12th, they used modeling clay and plaster to create a model of how a fossil is formed.  The students learned a lot and most of all (more)

EYMS Receives Redesignation as a NC School to Watch

East Yancey Middle School’s Principal Angie Anglin was notified in January that East Yancey has received redesignation for the third time as a North Carolina School to Watch.   Since the first time East Yancey received School to Watch status in 2005, the school has been through (more)

Project Challenge Partners With MCC

Pictured from left to right are Project Challenge of NC Bookkeeping Assistant Donna Laws, MCC Recruiter Joyce Boone, Data Entry Specialist Marsha Gardner, Chief Financial Administrator Linda Zulfer, and Office Assistant Lib Randolph accepting the "Partner-in (more)

Mitchell Animal Works With Career College Program

Sydney Robinson began volunteering with Mitchell County Animal Rescue last summer and enjoys the opportunity. She was introduced to the volunteer/job work through the Career College Program at Mayland Community College. Robinson said she had dreamed of attending college, and when she learned about the Career College Program at Mayland she knew it was a good fit for her needs. (more)


MCC Fall President's, Dean's, Honors List

Administrators at Mayland Community College recently announced the names of students receiving academic distinction for Fall Semester 2013. President’s List students are those who earned a perfect 4.0 grade-point-average (GPA) and completed at least 12 credit hours: (more)

MHU Competes in NCICU Ethics Bowl

A team of five Mars Hill University students competed in the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities 2014 Ethics Bowl, February 7-8, held on the campus of Campbell University School of Law. The MHU team had a positive showing, winning three out of four rounds at the competition, which included teams from across the state. (more)

Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Foundation Provides Grant for Afterschool Program

Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Foundation is providing a grant of $3,000 to help fund the STAR (Students Taking Active Roles) after school program for Bowman and Harris Middle Schools.  Developed by the Mitchell-Yancey Substance Abuse Task Force (MYSATF) as an initiative of (more)

Carpenter Leads Yancey Learning Center

Mayland Community College’s Continuing Education Division is committed to the concept of life-long learning, highlighting the College’s mission to provide excellence in education and opportunity to Mitchell, Avery and Yancey Counties. Continuing Education classes (more)