During the annual Collaborative Conference for Student Achievement (CCSA) in Greensboro, NC, the Scotland County School's†Board of Education attorney, Mr. Nick Sojka, was presented the Department of Public Instruction's 'Champion for Student Success Award'. †The award recognizes individuals who demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to student success, who exemplify leadership in education, and make a significant impact on students in NC. †Congratulations Mr. Sojka!
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If you were at Scotland High School on Friday, March 17, you were fortunate to be able to witness the incredible talent of our students during our first annual All County Choral Concert and Student Art Exhibit.
Attendees were able to enjoy the student artwork displayed in the commons area, listen to the Scotland High School Jazz Band, and enjoy delicious appetizers provided by the high school's Culinary Arts program.
Afterwards, the elementary, middle, and high school choruses, under the direction of guest conductors Jose Rivera and Statha Osborne, entertained the crowd with a variety of musical selections. Noting that the high quality of the performance was particularly impressive because, although the schools' choruses had been practicing the music independently for a few weeks, they had only a few hours to collectively rehearse on Friday before the concert.
We could not be prouder to have the opportunity to showcase the incredible talent and ability of our students and look forward to growing this event bigger and better every year!
Noting that March is National Arts Education Month, during the March regular Board of Education meeting, we celebrated our students' and staffs' creativity and talent.
We also highlighted Sycamore Lane Elementary's Teacher of the Year, Jess Mager (click here to watch her Teacher Feature), and celebrated Scotland High School's Trish Wallace as this month's Key Player Award recipient.
Sycamore Lane 5th grader, Jack Herr, led the pledge and the colors were presented by the SHS Color Guard.
The following were also recognized:
John Alec Caudill - 3rd place in painting in the 36th Annual Juried Art Exhibition at UNC-P.
Carver,†Spring Hill, SHS Concert Band, and SHS Symphonic Band - all received stratight Superior ratings at the recent MPA band contest.
Twelve Scotland High School Choral Members that made the UNC-P Honors Chorus.
We are excited and proud to announce that Daniel Johnson, Scotland High School senior, has been awarded one of UNC-Charlotte's most prestigious scholarships, the Levine Scholarship. Daniel is one of only twenty students to receive this honor. The four-year scholarship includes full tuition, room, board, a grant to implement a service project of the Scholarís own design, and four summers of experiences that will develop leadership skills, social awareness and an international perspective. The total value of this four-year package is estimated at $105,000. Daniel is the son of David (SHS Assistant Principal) and Johnnerlyn Johnson.