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Office hours at the áMargaretáGragg Education Center, 175 Pioneer Trail,
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Bethel Students Treated to Free Shoesá
A unique gift for Bethel students led to hundreds of happy
feet at the school. áClick here for the details.


Martha Trimble is WCS Teacher of the Year
Trimble is a teacher at Blowing Rock School who is making
a big difference for her students. áClick here for the news release.á


Cove Creek StudentsáCreate Probability Carnivalá
Studying probability took a different and student-led
turn at Cove Creek School. áClick here to learn more. á


For more system news and announcements,
please click on the "News & Data" link at the top of this page.

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á Hardin Park Team Wins Regional Title in Stock Market Game á
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The fifth grade Hardin Park students above - Ian Wilson, Mitchell Fowler, and Steele Neely - areáthe championship team ináthe NCáWestern Region of the elementary grades division of the Stock Market GameThe team's coach Emily Rothrock, AIG teacher at Hardin Park, is at right.áThe team placed 14th in the state out of 113 teams. áEach teamáin the competition is givená$100,000 to build a diversified (and hopefully profitable) portfolio over the course of 10 weeks.
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The Stock Market Game is an online simulation of global capital markets that engages students in the study of economics, investing, and personal finance. áIt is sponsored by the NC Council on Economic Education (NCEE). Rothrock commented that "participating in this game is a valuable experience for students because it makes math concepts relevant in the context of a real world problem. áStudents learn to make decisions and take risks based on research and market predictions. áThe game exposes students to career opportunities in finance and creates a foundation for understanding investing."
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á Standout Students and Dr. Ken BohamáRecognized by Board of Education á
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These students excelled ináDECAácompetitions and their coach/advisor Brett Green of the high school faculty praised them as the kind of students who "make the teacher's job a heck of a lot easier because of how awesome they are...I truly believe we have the best students and the bestáDECAáchapter in the state. I couldn't be prouder of them." áIn front are PauláHagaman, Sara Fran Greene, Addie Hall, and Mary Mink, and in back areáCoach Brett Green, Kate Cone, Jack Tucker, and Luke Herman.
Hardin Park second graderáKusal Weerasinghe designed the t-shirt used for this year's regional Special Olympics, which were held at Watauga High School earlier this spring. He holds his original design as he sits next to Keron Poteat, local program coordinator for the Watauga County Special Olympics and a recreation specialist with Watauga County Parks and Recreation.á
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Superintendent Dr. Scott Elliott (on left) presented the Servant's Heart Award to Dr. KenáBoham, president of CCCC&TI. Elliott said Dr.áBohamá"has dedicated his career to providing opportunities to others" and thanked him for the great partnerships that have been developed with Watauga High School. áElliott also remarked that the ability of high school students to earn tuition-free college credit "is an answered prayer for many families."á
Jacob Miller, GrahamáRoten, and Daniel Taylor shined in auto-related fields of the state leveláSkillsUSAácompetition. Miller won first place in motorcycle service technology,Taylor won second place in auto service technology, and Rotenáwon second in diesel service technology. Each student was awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships and Miller now goes on to national competition. á Jason Matthews (on left), carpentry teacher at the high school, presented student DevináHollars to the Board. Holllarsáwon first place in the state in carpentry at the SkillsUSAácompetition.á Matthews described Devin as "a phenomenal student and a great kid...I would trust him with any of the jobs in my business." áHollarsánow goes on to national competition. á
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