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State Carpentry Champion is Devin Hollars of Watauga High School
Dr. Elliott is shown with Watauga High School student Devin Hollars, first place winner of the state level SkillsUSA carpentry competition. Jason Matthews, carpentry teacher at the high school, stated that Devin won the competition in a field of over 40 tough competitors and that "he exemplified tremendous skill and patience in a very high pressure and intense competition." He will now go to Louisville, KY in June to represent the high school and NC in the National Carpentry Competition. Hollars is one of a number of WCS students that won recognition in state level career and technical education competitions this spring. These students will be recognized for their achievements at the May Board of Education meeting.
Cove Creek Students Study Environmental Issues and Endangered Species
Sixth grade students at Cove Creek celebrated Earth Day April 22nd by presenting projects about endangered species and environmental issues. “We asked students to prepare digital presentations that would identify the concern, give some background on the animal or issue that explains the challenge, and then propose solutions,” said Madison Hollar, sixth grade teacher at Cove Creek. Hollar and colleague Cynthia Townsend praised the quality of the presentations, which their students shared with students in grades K-5 and school visitors in the school’s media center. Hollar commented that “it’s been a great project where the students really have done all the work on their own…we gave them the guidelines and they took off with it.”