The Alexander County Middle School Geography Bee was held Thursday, January 11, 2018, at the Alexander County Board of Education office. Michael Brown, West Alexander Middle School student, was the winner of the county competition. Adan Warner, West Alexander Middle School student, was the second place winner.
On December 19, Alexander County Schools administrators accepted checks from the Taylorsville Hometown Development Council totaling $21,600. The money is given for the Needy Children's funds at the schools, and includes a $2,300 check for ACHS Junior ROTC and $250 to each of the middle school band programs. Pictured above, left to right: front row - Jennifer Hefner (Superintendent), Patsy Little (Taylorsville Apple Festival, Inc. bookkeeper), Jill Peek (Bethlehem Elementary School Principal), and Crystal Hoke (Ellendale Elementary Principal); second row - Angie Charles (SSC), Robyn Helton (Head Start), Andy Palmer (Stony Point Elementary Principal), Mary Brown (Wittenburg Elementary Principal), Janel Lingle (Taylorsville Elementary Principal), Rene Stilwell (Hiddenite Elementary School), Lisa Harrington (EAMS), Doug Rhoney (ACHS); back row - Alexander Central High School NJROTC Cadets Gannon Millsaps and Jordan Bennett, Dr. Jason Evans (AEC), Cary Cash (Sugar Loaf Elementary), and Dr. Chad Maynor (WAMS).