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NCASA Offers Opportunities for Middle and High School Students in NCCS

ncasa2The North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities (NCASA) promotes academic excellence and success of North Carolina students through scholastic competitions.  Newton-Conover Middle School, Discovery High School, and Newton-Conover High School are all members of the NCASA and can participate in any of the NCASA sponsored competitions throughout the year.  NCASA believes that scholastic activities enrich students by satisfying their psychological and social needs. They believe that interscholastic competition motivates students to reach their full potential and teaches sportsmanship and teamwork.

The NCASA website is a growing source of information for all scholastic activities and competitions in North Carolina. We are working with existing organizations to provide information about these scholastic activities and competitions.

Learn more about statewide activities and competitions

Scholastic Cup

In addition to serving as a resource for academic activities and competitions, we have partnered with major scholastic competitions in North Carolina to present the NCASA Scholastic Cup and the NCSSM Challenge Cup. These awards are presented to the schools with the best overall performance in scholastic competitions hosted by NCASA and our Partners.


As a component of the Scholastic Cup, NCASA presents five scholastic competitions: Art ShowcaseQuiz BowlThe QuillTwelve, and Show Choir.  Other competitions are also available for our students to earn more points.  Check those out here!  If you are interested in supporting our students and helping them prepare for an event, please speak with a principal!

About Heather Mullins

Dr. Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Her dissertation focused on improving principal practice through strategic professional development. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.

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