Yearbook pictures of underclassman, staff and senior make-ups will be taken on Wednesday September 2 in the auditorium. Please come prepared for pictures that day and with form and money if you wish to purchase them.
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
In a collaborative program with the Gaston Regional Chamber, a group of teachers and counselors had the opportunity to visit eight businesses and learn about career options in the local community. Now, the educators can take what they learned back to the classroom to better prepare their students for the workforce and connect them with careers in Gaston County.
Students and teachers were excited for learning to begin as Monday, August 24 marked the first day of the 2015-2016 academic year in Gaston County Schools. Our schools reported a successful first day as students returned to their school routine and teaching and learning got underway.
It’s back-to-school time in Gaston County! When the morning bell rings on Monday, August 24, approximately 32,000 students (pre-kindergarten through high school) will walk through the doors of the county’s 55 public schools to start the 2015-2016 academic year.
During the school year, the 3,700 employees of Gaston County Schools are spread across the district’s 55 schools and administrative offices. But four days before the opening of school, they gathered together to celebrate as a family and kick off a new year at the annual Back-To-School Convocation.
From an inspiring keynote speech by the 2014 National Teacher of the Year to small, interactive workshops, some 1,200 teachers and school administrators received encouragement, motivation and professional development at the Gaston County Schools’ Teaching and Learning Conference.