Congratulations Highland! Our students did a great job on the SAT increasing our average score from 1514 to 1550 well above the state and national averages. Thank you to our students for their hard work and to our staff for the great job they do working with our students.
Highland FBLA Awarded Chapter of Merit
The following student placed in individual competitions: Michael Caulfield – top 10 in Accounting I; Kristen Caulfield – top 10 in Multimedia and Web Design; Patience Foster – top 10 in Introduction to Parliamentary Procedures; Mara Hayes – fourth place in Networking Concepts; Keely Heath – top 10 in Accounting II; Sara Jane Heavner – first place in Introduction to Parliamentary Procedures; Cody Hedger – third place in Computer Problem Solving; Alex Matthew – second place Securities & Investments; Matthew Noles – first place Securities & Investments; Zytavis Parks – top 10 in Networking Concepts; Raishon Peterman – fourth place in Computer Problem Solving; Collin Petruska – top 10 in Business Law; Caroline Philbeck – fourth place in FBLA Principals & Procedures; Leah Sosnik – third place in Introduction to Business Communications;
Students worked as a team in the following competitions and placed as follows: Emani Crawford and Em’Pris Orr - top 10 in Emerging Business Issues; Bailey Birtchet and Kristen Caulfield - second place in FBLA Spirit T-Shirt Design; Ciara Kranzler and Ashlyn Sawyer – Gold Seal Chapter Award of Merit; Max Jones and Preston Marisiddaiah – top 10 in Marketing; Sam Devine, Michael Kendrick and Morgan Poteat – first place in Network Design; and Parker Crenshaw, Abril Jauri, Katie Purello, Elise Sweezy, and Kayla Viana – second place in Parliamentary Procedure.
Students or teams placing first, second, third or fourth place qualified to compete at the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Chicago, IL in June.
Special Student Recognition:
Amber Courtemanche- HOSA District 6 $250 Scholarship
Collin Hill- 1st Place, Physical Therapy
Gabrielle Whiteman- 1st, Dental Science
Noele Jones- 2nd Dental Terminology
Erin Farris- 2nd, Dental Science
Ellen Terry- 2nd, Clinical Specialty
Savannah Lawing- 3rd, Dental Terminology
Alexis Burton- 3rd, Dental Science
Ginna Suarez- 3rd, Healthy Lifestyles
Haley Abernathy- 3rd, HOSA Happenings Newsletter
Logan Runyan- 3rd, Outstanding HOSA Chapter
Austin Lowry- 4th, Dental Science
Logan Runyan- 4th, Medical Assisting
Haley Abernathy and Sidney Roberts- 4th, CERT Skills
Caroline Cole- 4th, Healthy Lifestyles
Kensley Fisher- 5th, Dental Science
Victoria Coulter- 6th, Dental Terminology
Kelsey Best and Jenna Payne- 6th, CERT Skills
Makayla Young- 6th, Health Care Issues Exam
Madison Brooks- 7th, Health Care Issues Exam
Corinthia Friday- 9th, Prepared Speaking
Sarah Eagan, and Miriam Okonkwo- 9th, Forensic Medicine
Brian Koo- 10th, Dental Terminology
MacKenzie Foust- 10th, Biomedical Laboratory Science
Metra Sheshbaradaran & Emily Aguilar- 10th, Forensic Medicine
Amber Courtemanche- 10th, Extemporaneous Writing
Maria Araujo- 10th, Healthy Lifestyles
Gaston County teachers became students for the afternoon during a district-wide professional development day on Wednesday, September 30. With 38 different workshops and training sessions offered at sites across the county, teachers took time to learn new techniques for the classroom as well as discuss strategy and network with teachers from other schools.
One quarter isn’t much on its own. But when 617 students each bring in a quarter, the end result is more than $180 that will make a lasting change in the life of another family. Woodhill Elementary sponsored a fundraiser through Heifer International to help people living in poverty and teach children about the importance of helping others.
Activity buses in Gaston County Schools have the potential to act as “moving billboards” thanks to a unique sponsorship program for local companies. Businesses can have their advertisement placed on an activity bus as a way to get attention and show their support for our schools.
Teachers in Gaston County Schools are helping students stay motivated in class and reaching out to engage and communicate with parents with a fun, free, technology-based tool called ClassDojo. The app is making a difference inside and outside the classroom.