Three Alexander County students were recognized for their artwork submissions in the Holiday Card Contest. Laney Greene, Bethlehem Elementary School, Ian Julsrud, Stony Point Elementary School, and Emma Maltba, West Alexander Middle School. These three entries were selected from of 160 submissions to the contest. Their artwork is displayed on the front of the school system holiday cards. Each student received a framed copy the Christmas card with their artwork, a $25 gift card, and 30 of the cards to share with family and friends. Laney Green is in the 2nd grade and is the daughter of Ken and Jackie Green. Ian Julsrud is a 5th grade student and is the son of Joe and Cristi Julsrud. Emma Maltba is an 8th grade student and the daughter of Philip and Dori Maltba.
Mrs. Kaylin Safriet was named the 2016 Exceptional Children Educator of Excellence for Alexander County Schools. Mrs. Safriet is a Speech Language Pathologist based at Taylorsville Elementary School.
ACHS will continue to be a learning community that will offer all students a diverse curriculum, enabling them to become contributing members to a constantly changing society.