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Vance County Schools Shines the Spotlight on Outstanding Students for 2023-2024

Vance County Schools is proud to announce the recognition of outstanding students as the February Student Spotlights for the 2023-2024 academic year. Briarlyn Currin of E.O. Young Elementary, Kaiden Bates of Vance County Middle, and Jamehas Whitaker at Carver Elementary have been honored for their exceptional qualities and contributions to their respective school communities. The Student Spotlight program, sponsored by Vance County Schools and the Vance County Public School Foundation, aims to celebrate exceptional students who are making a meaningful difference in their schools. These students have not only demonstrated excellence in their academics but also exhibited commendable qualities such as kindness, dedication, and a commitment to personal growth.

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Safety Around Water

The Henderson Family YMCA's Safety Around Water (SAW) initiative partners with second graders from Vance County Schools to instill vital water safety skills. SAW is a national program offered by YMCAs that focuses on teaching children how to navigate water environments safely, regardless of their age or background. Kim Davis, Director of Aquatics at the Henderson Family YMCA, leads the SAW program along with several staff and volunteers, ensuring safety and a positive learning experience for every student. Davis provided insight into one of the aims of this program - “Each year there are drownings but lately the drownings have increased. We live in an area with large lakes and pools. The SAW program teaches safety skills to help the students to be able to help save themselves until help arrives.”

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NCSPRA Blue Ribbon Award 2024

The North Carolina School Public Relations Association (NCSPRA) has honored Vance County Schools for excellence in communications. Vance County earned a total of 4 Blue Ribbon Awards for outstanding and effective communication and a Best of the Best in the state of North Carolina. NCSPRA presented the awards during a special ceremony held in High Point, NC on February 9, 2024. The Blue Ribbon Awards are the highest honor presented by NCSPRA to school districts.

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