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 Excellence.
A travel and food editor, Lauren’s work has been featured by the Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Reuters, the Today Show, the New York Times dining section, and BBC Travel. She lives in Brooklyn and is the digital editor for Edible Manhattan and Edible Brooklyn.
Wilson will participate in the 2014 Academic Letter Ceremony of Excellence where letters, pins and bars, and certificates will be awarded to Mitchell High School students who have consistently shown the rigorous degree of commitment to academic excellence a 4.000 grade point average represents.  The Academic Letter program and Ceremony of Excellence is produced by Communities in Schools of Mitchell County and the faculty and staff of Mitchell High School.
Businesses and individuals from the community make the program possible by sponsoring Academic Letter Scholars.  A $50 donation per scholar sponsored provides the traditional chenille letter, gold pin, t-shirt, and helps pay for the Ceremony of Excellence and reception for parents and students, as well as a permanent plague at MHS engraved with the names of four-year scholars.  Send your tax deductible contribution to: Communities in Schools of Mitchell County, ATTN: Barbara Buchanan, 2206 Carters Ridge Road, Spruce Pine, NC 28777. Make checks payable to Communities in Schools of Mitchell County and indicate your donation is to sponsor Academic Letter Scholars.  Donors are recognized in the program for the evening.

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