The Alexander Soil & Water Conservation District hosts six environmental contests for local schools every year. In order to encourage stewardship and instill good land ethic in today’s youth, each SWCD contest season has an environmental education component addressing a statewide theme. This year’s theme was: “Soil & Water: Yours for Life”. Our county winners for each contest were: 5th Grade Poster – Noah Jamison, Stony Point Elementary 6th Grade Essay – Steven Chapman, East Alexander Middle 6th Grade Slide Show – Grayson Presnell, East Alexander Middle 7th Grade Speech – Maya Adams, West Alexander Middle 8th Grade Speech – Maia Southers, East Alexander Middle 9th Grade Computer Poster – Logan Ellis, ACHS Congratulations to all of these winners and to everyone that participated! We hope that these environmental contests will spark an interest in natural resource conservation in these students. Click on the pictures to see more.
Alexander County School Board members and administration recognized two Alexander Central High School students, Kylie M. Brown and Mark Avery Bishop, as nominees for North Carolina Governor’s School. Kylie was selected to attend the 2017 session of NC Governor’s School East in the area of Natural Science. She will be on the campus of Meredith College. Kylie is the daughter of Stephen and Ginger Brown of the Bethlehem Community. Avery Bishop was selected to attend the 2017 session of NC Governor’s School West in the area of Natural Science. He will be on the campus of Salem College. Avery is the son of Mark and Kim Bishop of the Bethlehem Community. Read this story and more in School Matters.
Thank you for your dedication and hard work Brian Lewis, Andrea Robinette, Jay McCarraher, Susan Dyson, Charles Draper, and Cheryl Triplett!