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Catawba Science Center – Portal to Science

catawba-science-centerCatawba Science Center is sponsoring its Portal to Science Program for families in our school system who may not otherwise have access to the programs they offer.   Counselors in each Newton-Conover City School will give the parent/grandparent/or guardian a Portal to Science Passport, a special wallet card and key fob that will provide reduced general admission for the entire family.  Participating families must present their Portal to Science Passport card in order to receive the special admission rate of $1.00 /person per visit.  The passport can be used on any day the Science Center is open to the public, is good for the entire family and may be used repeatedly. The Catawba Science Center – Portal to Science program is made available by Duke Energy, the Beaver Family Foundation and The Unifour Foundation, LLC.   Families interested in participating should contact your school’s guidance counselor or Julia Styers at

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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