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NCHS Sophomore Elijah Hailey Nominated for YMCA Teen Character Award

Elijah Hailey with medal

On Thursday, November 30, 2017, Elijah Hailey, a sophomore at Newton-Conover High School, was nominated for the 2017 YMCA Teen Character Award.  Elijah takes Red Devil Pride in everything he does.  As a peer, Elijah encourages his peers to come to school and do their best.  He is always smiling and loves to support his fellow students.  Recently, Elijah assisted with the development of a presentation to the NCHS student body on the upcoming campus clean up initiative.  Elijah is certainly an asset to NCHS.

To qualify for a YMCA Teen Character Award, a student must be 12-18 years old and have demonstrated in an exemplary manner the character values of caring, honesty, respect, faith and responsibility.   The nominee’s actions, character and leadership must have had a positive impact on individuals in their efforts at home, school, church or community.   Nominations can be submitted by teachers, advisors, coaches, youth leaders, pastors, past winners or other non-related individuals.  We are so proud of Elijah!


About Heather Mullins

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. 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. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. 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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