Watauga County Schools Recognitions

Published Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 11:29 am
Kusal & Keron

Kusal Weerasinghe is a Hardin Park second grader who designed the t-shirt for this year’s regional Special Olympics. He is holding the original design. With Kusal is Keron Poteat, local program coordinator for Watauga County Special Olympics and a recreation specialist with Watauga County Parks and Recreation.

From left are Jacob Miller, Graham Roten, and Daniel Taylor. At state level SkillsUSA competition, Miller won first place in motorcycle service technology,Taylor won second place in auto service technology, and Roten took second in diesel service technology. Each won thousands of dollars in scholarships to continue their education after high school, and Miller now goes on to national competition.

From left are Jacob Miller, Graham Roten, and Daniel Taylor. At state level SkillsUSA competition, Miller won first place in motorcycle service technology,Taylor won second place in auto service technology, and Roten took second in diesel service technology. Each won thousands of dollars in scholarships to continue their education after high school, and Miller now goes on to national competition.

Jason Matthews (on left), carpentry teacher at the high school, with student Devin Hollars, who recently won first place in the state in carpentry at the SkillsUSA competition. Matthews said Devin is "a phenomenal student and a great kid...I would trust him with any of the jobs in my business." Hollars now goes on to national competition.

Jason Matthews (on left), carpentry teacher at the high school, with student Devin Hollars, who recently won first place in the state in carpentry at the SkillsUSA competition. Matthews said Devin is “a phenomenal student and a great kid…I would trust him with any of the jobs in my business.” Hollars now goes on to national competition.

Front: Paul Hagaman, Sara Fran Greene, Addie Hall, Mary Mink; Back: Coach Brett Green, Kate Cone, Jack Tucker, Luke Herman These students excelled in DECA competitions and Green praised them them as the kind of students who "make the teacher's job a heck of a lot easier because of how awesome they are...I truly believe we have the best students and the best DECA chapter in the state. I couldn't be prouder of them."

Front: Paul Hagaman, Sara Fran Greene, Addie Hall, Mary Mink; Back: Coach Brett Green, Kate Cone, Jack Tucker, Luke Herman. These students excelled in DECA competitions and Green praised them them as the kind of students who “make the teacher’s job a heck of a lot easier because of how awesome they are…I truly believe we have the best students and the best DECA chapter in the state. I couldn’t be prouder of them.”

Superintendent Dr. Scott Elliott (on left) presented the Servant's Heart Award to Dr. Ken Boham, president of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute. Elliott said that Dr. Boham "has dedicated his career to providing opportunities to others" and thanked him for the great partnership that has been developed with Watauga High School, a partnership that gives many students the chance to learn new passions and pursue new opportunities. Elliott also noted that the ability of high school students to earn tuition-free college credit "is an answered prayer for many families."

Superintendent Dr. Scott Elliott (on left) presented the Servant’s Heart Award to Dr. Ken Boham, president of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute. Elliott said that Dr. Boham “has dedicated his career to providing opportunities to others” and thanked him for the great partnership that has been developed with Watauga High School, a partnership that gives many students the chance to learn new passions and pursue new opportunities. Elliott also noted that the ability of high school students to earn tuition-free college credit “is an answered prayer for many families.”

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