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2016 Governor's School Participants Selected PDF Print E-mail
Education
By Administrator   
Wednesday, 18 May 2016 05:28

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Nearly 700 of the brightest North Carolina juniors and seniors are on their way to the 2016
Session of the North Carolina Governor’s School. The 2016 session runs from June 19 - July 27.

The curriculum is a rigorous selection of academics and arts.

The 670 students were first nominated by local school officials.
 
Faculty and staff of the Governor’s School include distinguished teachers and professionals from public and private schools, colleges, and universities across the country. Others are independent artists and scholars. To further enrich the student community, many faculty members are in residence on campus as well.
 
A $500 tuition fee is charged for each student. Some school officials pick up the cost. Others require the student to pay, but help find scholarships.

Gov. Terry Sanford founded the Governor’s School of North Carolina in 1963. There are two campuses, one at Salem College in Winston-Salem and one at Meredith College in Raleigh.  

The list of participants can be found at ncpublicschools.org.

 
Avery County Bus Driver Takes Checkered Flag at State School Bus Rodeo PDF Print E-mail
Education
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Tuesday, 17 May 2016 05:55

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Avery County school bus driver Mitch Banner showed he can maneuver a yellow school bus through the most difficult obstacles. That expertise has translated into being named the best school bus driver in North Carolina at the annual State School Bus ROADeo.
 
The other top nine drivers in the competition in order of finish from 2nd to 10th place were:
•    Byron Lanier (Wake County Schools)
•    Eric Turner (Hertford County Schools)
•    Boyce Chapman (Cabarrus County Schools)
•    Billy McKemey (Wake County Schools)
•    Andre Patterson (Public Schools of Robeson County)
•    Johnnie Waters (Onlsow County Schools)
•    John Gore (Brunswick County Schools)
•    Jeffrey Cassidy (Onslow County Schools)
•    Barerra McPherson (Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Schools)
 
Banner received a $500 cash prize and will represent North Carolina in the international school bus driving competition to be held this summer in Greensboro. The 2nd through 5th place finishers received $300, $200, $100 and $75, respectively. Sixth through 10th place finishers each won $50.

 
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf Advisory Council to Meet PDF Print E-mail
Education
By Administrator   
Monday, 16 May 2016 05:09

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf (ENCSD) will hold its quarterly Advisory Council Meeting Tuesday.

The agenda includes a discussion of "reverse mainstreaming" by Nicole Williamson, as well as the chairman's report and legislative report.

The meeting will be held at 2 p.m., in the Massey Lounge, Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf on Highway 3301 South in Wilson.

American Sign Language and Voice Interpreters will be provided at the meeting.

 
Cumberland County Principal Named Wells Fargo Principal of the Year PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 13 May 2016 05:24

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - E.E. Smith High School Principal Melody Chalmers has been named the 2016 Wells Fargo North Carolina Principal of the Year.
 
“Melody is known as an innovative problem solver who is committed to the academic and personal growth of each of her students and teachers. Her staff and students truly benefit from the nurturing learning environment she promotes," said state Superintendent June Atkinson in a statement.
 
Chalmers received a bachelor’s degree in English Education in 1998 from North Carolina A&T State University and a master’s degree in School Administration in 2005 from Fayetteville State University.
 
She has served her entire administrative career with Cumberland County Schools having served as assistant principal at Ezekiel Ezra Smith High and Warrenwood Elementary from 2004-09, principal at Cross Creek Early College High from 2009-2011, and now principal of Ezekiel Ezra Smith High.
 
 Chalmers receives $3,000 for personal use and $3,000 for her school

 
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