Watauga School Board Recognitions

Published Friday, April 15, 2016 at 11:04 am

The Watauga County Board of Education recognized several groups at its meeting Monday night:

Bethel student Andrew Tester was named the Watauga County winner of the American History Essay Contest of the Daughters of the American Revolution for his essay on the theme of a colonial family's reaction to the Stamp Act.

Bethel student Andrew Tester was named the Watauga County winner of the American History Essay Contest of the Daughters of the American Revolution for his essay on the theme of a colonial family’s reaction to the Stamp Act.

 

The Watauga Education Foundation and BREMCO award Price-Deverick grants for professional development to WCS teachers each spring. Three of the teachers who received the grants this year are (from left) Courtney McKinney, Gayle Oliver, and (far right) Donna Raichle. Also shown (second from right) is WEF Board member Wendy Jessen, who helped steer the selection process for this year's grants.

The Watauga Education Foundation and BREMCO award Price-Deverick grants for professional development to WCS teachers each spring. Three of the teachers who received the grants this year are (from left) Courtney McKinney, Gayle Oliver, and (far right) Donna Raichle. Also shown (second from right) is WEF Board member Wendy Jessen, who helped steer the selection process for this year’s grants.

 

The Servant's Heart Award for April was presented to both Jane Shook (second from left) and Brian Johnson (second from right) for their extraordinary assistance in the installation of new and more accessible playground equipment at Hardin Park School. Dr. Elliott (far left) and Hardin Park Principal Mary Smalling (far right) are shown with Shook and Johnson. Elliott praised Shook and Johnson as "exceptional people who are both doers and dreamers. We are grateful for all they have done for our students."

The Servant’s Heart Award for April was presented to both Jane Shook (second from left) and Brian Johnson (second from right) for their extraordinary assistance in the installation of new and more accessible playground equipment at Hardin Park School. Dr. Elliott (far left) and Hardin Park Principal Mary Smalling (far right) are shown with Shook and Johnson. Elliott praised Shook and Johnson as “exceptional people who are both doers and dreamers. We are grateful for all they have done for our students.”

 

Robotics team (L to R) Levi Marland, John Boitnotte, Maddie Brown, and Alyana Arnholt; Coach and WHS science teacher Tom Brown is at far left. The team discussed their projects and recent competitions during a presentation to the Board of Education at their Monday night meeting.

Robotics team (L to R) Levi Marland, John Boitnotte, Maddie Brown, and Alyana Arnholt; Coach and WHS science teacher Tom Brown is at far left. The team discussed their projects and recent competitions during a presentation to the Board of Education at their Monday night meeting.

More information on Robotics Challenge:

The First Tech Challenge (FTC) Team 8190 Tungsteel of the Watauga High School Robotics Club won the Innovation and PTC Design Awards for their robot design and were part of the winning alliance for robot performance at a 13-team robotics tournament at ImaginOn in Charlotte.   Team members include Alayna Arnholt, Levi Marland, Norma Behrend-Martinez, William Nelsen and Corwin Temple.

FTC team 5881 Error 404 won the connect and motivate awards at their qualifying tournaments.  Team members include Maddie Brown, Jacob Walker, Caleb Mutio, John Boitnotte, Jacob Miller, and Josiah Isaacs.   Both team’s strong performance in their qualifiers earned them a spot among the 17 teams that competed in the NC State Championships.

Teams 5881 Error 404 and 8190 Tungsteel are coached by Watauga High School science teacher Tom Brown and parent Kimberly Marland. Team sponsors include ECR Software and the Blowing Rock Fall Classic Bike Race.

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