305 Pioneers Graduate in Class of 2016; Recent Recognitions from Watauga School Board

Published Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 8:24 am

Below are a few photos from the WHS graduation and a recent recognitions from the Watauga County Board of Education’s June meeting.

  • 2016 WHS Valedictorian Lucy Edy
  • Salutatorian Anna Phillips
  • Senior Class President Callie Idol
  • Student Body President Darcy Carson 
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Class of 2016: 305 Pioneers Graduate Prepared to Serve and Succeed

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FFA students

WHS students and Future Farmers of America (FFA) members Max Hagaman, Lisandra Mejia, and Sadie Lapointe. were on the team for Parliamentary Procedure that placed 3rd in the Northwest region and qualified for State competition. Max Hagaman was also elected to serve as the Northwest FFA Region Vice- President for the 2016-17 school year. Board Chair Ron Henries commented that “you folks probably know parliamentary procedures better than we do.” Cooper Hagaman, Robyn Langdon, and Laramie Ward (not shown) were also members of the 3rd place Parliamentary Procedure team, and Cooper also placed 3rd in Creed Speaking and qualified for State competition.

Stephen & Nancy

Nancy Zeiss, shown with Assistant Superintendent and Human Resources Director Dr. Stephen Martin, was named the Director of Technology for WCS. Dr. Elliott said Ms. Zeiss “was the highest rated candidate in a very strong pool of applicants. I am excited about the leadership she will bring to our technology initiatives, which are increasingly important in how we deliver high quality instruction for students.”

Monica Servant's Heart

Child Nutrition Director Monica Bolick was presented with the Servant’s Heart Award by Superintendent Dr. Scott Elliott . Dr. Elliott praised Bolick for her outstanding service and leadership, noting that her job demands high level skills in planning, budgeting, and management. “Her job is a lot like running a small chain of restaurants but with more regulations and a smaller budget than she would have in those settings. She is a true servant leader who never asks her staff to do anything she wouldn’t do herself. We are very proud she is part of our team and to present her with this Servant’s Heart Award.”

Tamara & Jamie

First grade teacher Jamie Sherrill (at right) of Parkway School was named the 2015-16 Elementary Mathematics Teacher of the Year for WCS. She was presented to the Board by Chief Academic Officer Tamara Stamey (at podium).

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