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2016 Onslow County Schools Red Ribbon Banner Contest Winners

The Red Ribbon Campaign is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people during Red Ribbon Week, which takes place each year in October. Red Ribbon Week serves as a catalyst to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities.

Onslow County Schools’ students did a variety of weeklong activities and many participated in a banner/poster contest sponsored by Community Prevention Services.

Kelli Knapp, with Community Prevention Services, presented trophies in the following categories to these schools:

Best Overall:

Morton Elementary: "YOLO" 3D

New Bridge Middle: " Don't do crack, stay on track"

Richlands High School: "Richlands High School Pharmacy"

 

Most Original:

Jacksonville High School: The Best Me is Drug Free

 

Swansboro Elementary: ARRR Crew is Drug Free

 

Most Creative:

Meadow View Elementary: "Get hooked on a career, not drugs"

Northwoods Elementary: "Don't get hooked on drugs-Keep Swimming

Swansboro Middle: "Mousetrap"

 

Most Red Ribbon Spirited:

Meadow View Elementary

 

Recognition of students selected for honors chorus and honors orchestra

Students that hail from all over North Carolina won auditions for a place in one of the North Carolina Music Educators Association Honors Ensembles as part of the 2016 NCMEA Professional Development Conference held Nov. 5 – 8th at venues in downtown Winston-Salem. Lisa Peele, the director of cultural initiatives, recognized the following students selected to perform in the NC Honors Chorus (Elementary, Middle, and High School level):

 

Swansboro Elementary School

Teacher: Lindsay Williams

Students:

Chase Grogg

Elaesis Hutto

Anna Cole

 

New Bridge Middle School-

Teacher:  Jennifer Mahouchick

Student:  Elijah Meyer

 

Jacksonville High School-  

Teacher: Ryan Mould

Student:  Victoria Gibson

 

Richlands High School-

Teacher:  Marissa Dransoff

Student:  JT Sandlin

 

The following students were selected to perform in the NC Honors Orchestra:

 

Northside High School-

Teachers:  Ben Reyes and Joli Brooks

Student:  Gabrielle McBroom

Jacksonville High School-

Teachers:  Zach Cummings and Joli Brooks

Students:  Megan Pullicino

 

Albert Jones Regional TOY

 

Dr. Albert Jones, a teacher in the agricultural program at Richlands High School, has been selected by the North Carolina Agriculture Teachers’ Association as their 2016 Southeast Regional Teacher of the Year. He was recognized by John Shannon, the director of CTE, as part of Good News Spotlight.

Dr. Jones teaches agriscience applications, and horticulture I & II at Richlands High School and he is an advisor for the North Carolina Future Farmers of America or FFA. Richland’s FFA is one of the three original chapters in the state and has 144 members. Al will tell you the most rewarding part of his job is seeing student growth as they move through each grade level - as he himself did when he graduated from the agricultural program at RHS.

His colleagues will tell you they have learned much from him – his knowledge and teaching skills. His students will tell you he is a great role model and he has helped them not only learn about agriscience and horticulture, but he also helps them develop leadership skills.

 

 

2016-17 Assistant Principal and Principal of the Year recognitions

This is the fifth year the school district selected an Assistant Principal of the Year designee. The 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.

Dr. Lesley Eason, the associate superintendent of instructional services, recognized Assistant Principal of the Year, Carla Bradshaw, at White Oak High School and her principal, Dr. Chris Barnes. Ms. Bradshaw has been an AP in the district for eight years and knows much about the responsibilities and dedication it takes to do the job. Bradshaw is now in her third year as one of the AP’s at White Oak High School.

A committee comprised of a community member, district instructional staff member, the principal of the year and the teacher of the year interviewed finalists before making a selection. Finalists included Shelly Gualtieri, the assistant principal at Hunters Creek Elementary and Karrie Helt, the assistant principal at Stateside Elementary.  

In addition to her many duties as assistant principal, Ms. Bradshaw has been involved with the school’s Agriculture Program and Future Farmers of America. She planned and hosted Rachel’s Challenge and is the advisor of White Oak’s Friends of Rachel Club.

Next Ms. Bradshaw will compete next at the regional level.

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