The May 2015 N-CCS Board of Education Meeting began with heart-felt celebrations pertaining to the many great things happening in Newton-Conover City Schools. The meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance, led by North Newton Elementary student leader, Jeremy Baldabinos, and Principal Shane Whitener. (Both pictured)
Director of Human Resources, Dr. Sylvia White, recognized some very successful and dedicated South Newton Elementary teachers, on behalf of Principal Julia Styers. Leah Hayes, Brittany Wilfong, and Candace Styers were applauded for their hard work and results-oriented instructional skills, as well as their strong involvement in the Leader in Me program. (All pictured)
Newton-Conover Middle School Assistant Principal, Mrs. Valerie Leath, and School Counselor, Ms. Jeanne Brannock (both pictured), recognized some of their generous community partners who have helped them to raise over $2,000 to benefit student programs and incentives at N-CMS. They publicly thanked PDQ, Geppeto’s, Sonic, Texas Roadhouse, Sidewalk Cafe, El Paso, and Zaxby’s owners, operators, and managers for their commitment to supporting N-CMS.
N-CCS Superintendent, Dr. David Stegall, recognized Chief Academic Officer, Ms. Heather Mullins, for her recent recognition as the 2015 NC Association for Middle School Level Education’s Central Region Central Office Administrator to Watch. Dr. Stegall commended Ms. Mullins for standing out above the crowd and making the school system proud with her leadership of, and passion for, several innovative and important initiatives in our school system, as well as across the state.
Discovery High School teacher, Mr. Roy Highberg, then recognized several parent volunteers for their selfless dedication in supporting the Science Olympiad Team at Discovery High. Mr. Highberg applauded Laura McPherson (pictured), Melissa & James Kennedy, Brent Stewart, and Bradley & Dawn Abernethy.
The Newton-Conover High School Quill Team members, Abby Cox, Andrew Gaither, Daniel Drum, Kaylee Abernethy, and Ally Adams (pictured), were recognized by their coach, Julie Brown (pictured), for recently winning first place in the NCASA Regional Writing Competition. The students are well-known for their excellent skills in writing and responding in written text.
N-CHS student, Jacob Hardee, was praised for his recent regional first place win in the HOSA competition. He excelled in the category of Healthy Lifestyles. Jacob will go on to compete at the national level in Anaheim, California in June. Jacob is sponsored by CTE teachers, Val Long (pictured) and Jenni Killian.
The Newton-Conover High School Golf Team members, Trey Burton, Logan McNeely, Chris Ziogas, Nick Isenhower, Daniel Drum, Austen Gilbert, Andrew Gaither, Tyler Byles, Owen Stegall, Joseph Seabra, and Isaac Hernandez, were recognized by Dr. Stegall for recently winning their third state Men’s 2A Golf Championship. Dr. Stegall also commended their amazing coaches, John Echerd and Jack Beach, as well (pictured).
The Newton-Conover High School track and field team members, Brittany Ramseur, Madyson Fair, Mya Jones, and Paiton Fair, were recognized by Dr. Stegall for recently winning the State Championship title for the 4×400 Relay Team. This team is coached by their dedicated and talented coaches, Latoya and Marcus Miller, as well as Antonio Lyerly. (Picture to come.) These two state championships for N-CHS mark the 11th and 12th team state championships in the past eight years. Mr. Campell would have been very proud of these wins!
Once again, the evening served as a wonderful reminder of why we are proud to say, “We are Newton-Conover!”