Approximately 150 members of the Class of 2019 were welcomed to Newton Conover High School recently during “Summer Surge.” This annual two day event allows entering freshmen the opportunity to meet members of the administration, counselors, teachers, and upper classmen while becoming acclimated to the high school. Students in attendace participated in an ice breaker challenge that involved building the tallest standing tower of balloons. Upperclassmen led tours of the building and talked with students about clubs, athletic opportunities, and other extra-curricular options available to them. N-CHS principal, Chris Penley, discussed expectations for the year as well as highlights from the student handbook. Lunch was provided by Dominos Pizza. Students were very energetic and excited as they prepare to become a part of the Red Devil Family.
About Julia Styers
Julia Styers is the Director of Secondary Education, Career and Technical Education, and Student Services for Newton-Conover City Schools. Julia began teaching math at Newton-Conover High School in 1983. She became Assistant Principal at N-CHS in 2004 and served as Principal of South Newton Elementary School from 2010 - 2015. She was N-CHS Teacher of the Year and the recipient of the Ben Craig Educator of the Year for Catawba County in 2003. She was the NCCS Principal of the Year in 2011 and 2014. Julia received her Bachelors of Science in Secondary Mathematics from Lenoir Rhyne College and her Masters of School Administration from Appalachian State University. She and her husband Mike are the proud parents of Brandon, Ashley, Julianne, Jason, and Jonathan and grandparents of Rylee, Nicholas, Wesson, and Beau.
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