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Gladys Stafford Award for Outstanding Secretarial Service

Director of Human Resources, Dr. C.J. Korenek presented this year’s recipient of the Gladys Stafford Award for Outstanding Secretarial Service to Sherry Tipton of Dixon Middle School.

This award is presented to an individual who consistently interacts with others in a positive manner, demonstrates initiative and creativity in solving problems, accepts new challenges and demonstrates a desire to improve their work as a lifelong learner.

Ms. Dorothy Stafford Mason traveled from her home in Greensboro to present this award personally as she has done for many years.

Ms. Mason and the Gladys Stafford family established this award program in honor of their mother, with the family funding a $400 cash award annually.

Her principal, Leah Bizzell said of Ms. Tipton, “Sherry is one of the most unselfish people I have had the pleasure to work with.  She gives of her time, energy and money for the students of Dixon Middle School and our community.  She goes above and beyond.  She is a pleasure to work with.”

 Janae Copeland, Director of Cultural Initiatives presented  the following recognitions


Cultural Arts recognitions – Honors Chorus and Orchestra


Honors Chorus 2016


Swansboro Elementary

Hattie Brown, 5th grade, Alto

Teacher: Lindsay Williams


Jacksonville Commons Middle

Miles Tanner, 8th Grade, Bass I

Teacher: Sonja Williams


New Bridge Middle

Jared Hendricks, 7th grade, Alto

Alexis Glienke, 8th grade, Alto

Teacher: Jennifer Mahouchick



Trexler Middle

JT Sandlin, 8th grade, Tenor

Teacher: Tamara Andrews


Swansboro High

 Tara Fevang, 12th grade, Alto II

 Teacher: Melynda Morrone


Jacksonville High School

Avery Anderson, 12th grade, Alto II

Teacher: Ryan Mould



2015 Honors Orchestra- All students from JHS

William Alfonso- violin

Charlotte McKee- viola

Alice Rosario- viola

Adam Pence- viola

Aaron Herzer- horn

Teachers: Joli Brooks and Zach Cummings


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