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February Board of Education Recognitions

A group of students and teachers affiliated with the fundraiser Empty Bowls pose for a photo.

WHS Principal Dr. Chris Blanton, art teacher Dacia Trethewey, Watauga County Hunger and Health Coalition Director Elizabeth Young

and craft teacher Brett McDonough with WHS students Caroline Edwards, Sadye Franklin and Vann Small attended the board meeting

to give information on Empty Bowls, a charity event that raises money for the local hunger coalition. 


Three WCS counselors were pose for a photo at the WCS central office after being recognized.

The board recognized the work of school counselors. Board Chairman Ron Henries thanked the counselors

for the tireless work -- both in their assigned roles and countless other lesser known capacities in their schools.

Left to right are Sandra Ruppert from Green Valley, Sheryl Little from Bethel and Lindsay Gough.


Jana Smith is presented with an award at the board of education meeting.

Watauga High School ISS Coordinator Jana Smith was recognized with the WCS Servant's Heart Award. WHS

Assistant Principal Tierra Stark said Smith never failed to go above and beyon in her role at the high school. Stark said 

Smith was a dedicated, caring person who is always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need. Pictured are Smith, Stark

and WCS Superintendent Dr. Scott Elliott.


WCS Communications Director Garrett Price is presented an award at the Board of Education Meeting.

Watauga County Schools Director of Communications Garrett Price was recognized for receiving two Blue Ribbon

Awards from the North Carolina School Public Relations Association. Price was awarded for electronic media and graphic