On Thursday, May 7, 2015, twenty-eight of the school district’s most promising student leaders and their families gathered together in the N-CCS Board of Education room to celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of the students who have been working together as the 2014-2015 Student Advisory. The event was led by Superintendent Dr. Stegall and Chief Academic Officer Heather Mullins. Parents and guests at the event were not only able to witness the goals and objectives of the Student Advisory by listening to Dr. Stegall and Ms. Mullins share, but they were also treated to personal speeches delivered by the student leaders, themselves. Shuford student, Xavion Coulter, N-CMS student, Taylor Gaillard, and N-CHS student, Jonathan Styers, spoke about the skills, opportunities, and concepts that they experienced throughout the Student Advisory sessions they attended this school year.
Dr. Betsy Rosenbalm pinned each student with an N-CCS Student Advisory pin, and awards for Most Artistic, Best Pitch, Most In Touch, Most Creative, and Best Branding were given to various student groups for their efforts in creating products to brand the N-CCS system and create collaborative ideas that could/will be used to promote the great things happening in our district. Ms. Heather Mullins, Mr. Brian Smith, Mrs. Tammy Brown, Mrs. Cindy Geddes, and Mr. Bill Long presented the students with those esteemed awards. The evening ended with Dr. Stegall presenting three winning teams with Innovative Spirit Awards. These teams created three products (an N-CCS charm bracelet, a new logo, and a new slogan) to be created and used to market our district in the future.
The evening was a special reminder of how promising our future leaders are. They are not only learning 21st Century skills that will help them be successful in college and careers, such as critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity, but they are also learning to be kind, compassionate leaders. For that reason, we could not be more proud of these students. For more information on N-CCS Student Advisory, click here. The evening proved to be another reason to be proud to say, “We are Newton-Conover!”