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Good News Spotlight March 3, 2015
 Richlands HS Academic Derby Champs
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High School Academic Derby Champions

The Onslow County Schools Academic Derby Competition was established in 1985 to provide students with the opportunity to participate in a team-oriented academic competition. Each year, all high schools compete in matches at the Onslow County Schools studio located at Southwest High School, where they are recorded and aired on G10 Television. Before Mark Bulris, director of Title I Services, called up this year’s winning team, he thanked Ms. Lauri Crowder, Mr. Nader Aboulhosn, and Ms. Debby Gleeson for their hard work and dedication to ensure a successful Academic Derby Season.

This year’s High School Academic Derby Champion, with at record of 6 and 0, is Richlands High School. This is the 9th time that Richlands High School has won the championship, and the 3rd time in the past five years.  Principal of Richlands High School, Mr. Darin Cloninger, Coach Tiffany Rhodes, and the Richlands High School Academic Derby Team were presented with the trophy which will be displayed at the school for the next year.

Cultural Art Student Recognitions

Janae Copeland, director of Cultural Initiatives and Services recognized the following Cultural Arts students for their recent accomplishments:

NC State Honors Chorus:


Lauren Mahouchick - 5th- Clyde Erwin Elementary, Cheryl Burford, Music Teacher

Miguel Peña - 5th- Clyde Erwin Elementary, Cheryl Burford, Music Teacher


Faith Ellis 7th grade -Gloria D. Thompson, Choral Director- HCMS

Spencer Forsling - 6th grade -Joy Shreckengost Choral Director- DMS

Shalia Fuentes Matthews - 8th grade-Tamara Andrews, Choral Director - TMS

JT Sandlin -7th grade -Tamara Andrews, Choral Director – TMS          

Madison Reimer 7th grade- Jennifer Mahouchick, Choral Director- NBMS


Kawen Pennington - 12th grade- Marisa Dransoff, Choral Director, RHS

CoryWhaley - 12th grade- Marisa Dransoff, Choral Director, RHS


NC State Honors Orchestra

Jacksonville High

William Alfonso, violin

Adam Pence, viola

Alice Rosario, viola

Aaron Herzer, horn

Katie Spade, percussion


Scholastic Gold Key Art Awards

Northside High School - Teacher: Sara Gant

Shannah Abul, Vortex

Shannah Abul, Kathy Cruz

Rachel Marzluf, Joey Badmon #2

Southwest High School- Teacher: Renee Otero

Michael Jones, Argus and Security Update

Chelsea Lawson, Let Sleeping Dogs Lie In the Sunshine

Crisis Team Recognitions

Linda Kopek, the principal at Parkwood Elementary School and the district's traumatic event debriefings facilitator recognized all the members of the district Crisis Team, made up of specially trained administrators, teachers, nurses, and counselors. She thanked them on behalf of the Board for volunteering their time, for their hard work and efforts in making themselves available during times of tradgedy, crisis and school emergencies.

OnslowView French Teacher Recognition

Associate Superintendent Dr. Lesley Eason called David Laughinghouse to the podium. She told the Board and audience he has served as a French Teacher at Swansboro High School since January of 2002.  Prior to that he was at Northwoods Park Middle School beginning in August of 2001.  He currently serves as a French instructor and an instructional coach.


 Mr. Laughinghouse was recognized  as the first Onslow County educator to serve as an Onslow View teacher.  Because of his service, students throughout the Onslow County School System have had access to the French course.  Mr. Laughinghouse has taught the class face-to-face to his students at SHS and has engaged students from three other high schools utilizing the distance learning capabilities of Onslow View.


 This has been a new instructional adventure for the Onslow County School System this school year, and Mr. Laughinghouse was recognizednot only because he is the district's inaugural Onslow View educator but also because he has blazed a trail this year for Onslow County students.  He has done extensive work to ensure that the digital platform he created was conducive to student learning; he also visited the students on their home campuses.  Next year, the Onslow County School System will move from one course delivered via Onslow Via to eight.


 She thanked him for his outstanding contribution to students in the Onslow County School System, and told him on behalf of the Board and administrators his professionalism, creativity and work ethic are so deeply appreciated each and every day.






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