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2016 North Carolina Secondary AP of the Year and Onslow County Schools AP of the Year

Brad Staley, the assistant principal at Northside High School, was recognized by Associate Superintendent Lesley Eason, for being chosen as Onslow County School District’s 2015-16 Assistant Principal of the Year and for also being selected 2016 North Carolina Secondary Assistant Principal of the Year. Each year NCPAPA recognizes outstanding middle level and high school assistant principals who have demonstrated success in leadership, curriculum and personalization.

Staley will serve as North Carolina’s representative and along with all state Secondary Assistant Principals of the Year will be invited to attend Ignite ’16, Feb. 25 – 27, 2016 in Orlando, Fl. The event salutes assistant principals and provides an opportunity for them to share best practices and expertise with each other.

He will also be recognized at the Spring 2016 NCASA/NCPAPA Conference.

Staley has been AP at Northside High School since 2012. Prior to that, he spent 11 years as the Band Director at Northside High.

He earned his B.S. in Music Education at West Virginia State University and an M.S.A. in School Administration from East Carolina University in Greenville.

In addition to his assistant principal duties Staley is responsible for Beginning Teachers, S.A.T Scholarship, Graduation Project, 504 Plans and Project Graduation.

The AP award, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the National Association of Elementary School Principals, recognizes the exceptional leadership and responsibilities involved in this key role in making school systems work.

Eason also recognized the district AP of Year Finalists:

 

Karrie Helt, Principal Jay Strope; Michelle Marangi, Principal Chris Barnes; Page Buckner, Principal Glenn Reed

Swansboro Soccer Boys and Girls recognized for academics

Beth Folger, chief of Public Affairs, recognized several Swansboro High School accomplishments.

To start off, Swansboro High School boys and girls soccer teams were two of 398 teams nationwide to be recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) for exemplary performance in the classroom as a team during the 2014-2015 academic year. Among these programs are 51 schools receiving honors for both their boys’ and girls’ teams.

To qualify for this award, the team must have a minimum grade point average of 3.25 for the entire academic year; determined by adding every player’s GPA, then dividing by the number of players. The Swansboro boy’s team had a 3.81 GPA and the Swansboro girls team had a 4.15 GPA.

Founded in 1941 and based in Kansas City, Mo., the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to educate coaches, encourage excellence and serve the soccer community.

The NSCAA provides its members opportunities to enhance the game of soccer by providing a national education program, interaction and networking opportunities, and membership benefits.

Bogue Dick Swansboro High School chosen to receive scholarship to attend Frances Hesselbein Student Leadership Program

Next Folger announced Swansboro High School sophomore, Bogue Dick, is among 12 elite students chosen to receive a scholarship to attend the Frances Hesselbein Student Leadership Program this fall at the United States Leadership Academy.

 Established by the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) in 2006, the five –day program delivers intensive leadership training, focuses on character development, team building, goal setting, resilience, community involvement and leaders in action and helps students develop the skills to apply what they learn. Through personal, small group experiences led by the MCEC and Academy faculty and cadets, participating students gain confidence, competence and commitment to return to their campuses ready to share with fellow students. No more than 24 sophomores and juniors active in their local Student 2 Student programs are chosen to participate each year. Full tuition includes transportation, lodging, meals, program materials, supplies and an opportunity of a lifetime.

Doug Kidd – chosen to be inducted into NC Soccer Hall of Fame

And last but not least, Swansboro High School Soccer Coach Douglas Kidd was recognized for being selected to be inducted into the North Carolina Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2016.

Coach Kidd has been a high school math teacher for 21 years and a high school soccer coach for 23 years. He has been at Swansboro High since 2008. His teams have won three State Championships and been Regional Finalists three times. He was the Swansboro Teacher of the Year for the 2012-13 school year.

Community Prevention Services, Inc. Red Ribbon Banner Contest with Onslow County Schools Winners 2015

Bring up Kelly Glynn with Community Prevention Services to present the awards

Throughout the United States, the last full week of October has been designated as Red Ribbon Week.  Helping to preserve slain DEA Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena's memory and further the cause for which he gave his life, Red Ribbon Week is nationally recognized and celebrated.  The Red Ribbon Campaign has also become a symbol of support for the DEA's efforts to reduce demand for drugs through prevention and education programs.  By wearing a red ribbon during the last week in October, Americans demonstrate their ardent opposition to drugs.  They pay homage not only to Special Agent Camarena, but also to all men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in support of our nation's struggle against drug trafficking and abuse.

In Onslow County Schools, Red Ribbon Week is recognized in a number of different ways.  One of the most popular is a contest sponsored by Community Prevention Services, featuring student-created banners.  The banners focus on creativity, with students developing the concept and doing all of the work.  Most popular in the elementary schools, the contest is open to middle and high schools, as well.  This year’s competition featured the highest number of entries ever received.  There are a number of different categories of recognition, including most red-ribbon school spirited.  Kelly Glynn with Community Prevention Services presented the following awards:

 

Best Overall:

Morton Elementary-"Respect Yourself"

Meadowview Elementary-"Don't Let Drugs Runoff with your Future"(5th grade)

Most Original:

Stateside Elementary-" We Have the Power to Say No To Drugs"- (4th grade)

Blue Creek Elementary-" The Sky is the Limit-Don't Let Drugs Hold you Back"(Entire school)

Most Original-Middle School

Hunters Creek Middle-I Tune Out Drugs

Most Creative:

Northwoods Elementary-" Don't Go to the Darkside-Resist Drugs"-(Kindergarten)

Swansboro Elementary-" We Won't Get Hooked on Drugs" (Art Club and all students)

Meadowview Elementary-"Angry Birds Knock Out Drugs" (3rd grade)

Most Creative-Middle School

Jacksonville Commons Middle-" Drug Busters" (7th grade)

Most Original-High School

Richlands High School-" Life is Sweet" (SADD Club)

Most Red Ribbon School Spirited

Meadow View Elementary

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