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Aaliyah Paige (top) receives the J. Marshall Swanson Award at Halifax County Middle School on Tuesday at the eighth grade graduation. With her are her mother, Bernadette Paige, and principal Faye Bruce. Also honored were the school's Top 10 students by academic rank (bottom photo, from left) Maci Henderson (number 10), Cale Newton (9), Morgan Loftis (8), Ryan Corona (7), Morgan Epperson (6), Shanya Boyd (5), Gracie Berneche (4), Aaliyah Paige (3), Nicholas Holland (2), and Mary McLaughlin (1). The students are flanked by HCMS Principal Faye Bruce (left) and Assistant Principal Magie Wilkerson.
A surprised Marcia Lovelace Crowder, technology teacher at Meadville Elementary, was named Halifax County’s 2016 Teacher of the Year during a Staff Appreciation Celebration held Thursday at the World of Sports. Her nomination form noted that Crowder has been dubbed the “data queen” by fellow teachers for the countless hours she has spent sharing her ideas on learning with peers. Crowder was described as creative, ambitious and possessed with a tremendous amount of energy to carry out her work. She was the recipient of a plaque and a $500 cash prize.
Retiring teachers get warm farewell
Halifax County High School senior Driscoll Taylor with principal Michael Lewis, holding the plaque that bears the names of Principal’s Award winners. (David Conner II photo)
Taylor earns 2016 Principal’s Award at HCHS program
On a split vote, members of the Halifax County School Board balked at a proposal to increase the cost of school lunches from $2 to $2.10.
The option of building a single school complex for Mecklenburg students in grades 6-12 has stirred tensions among members of the steering committee that is weighing new school facilities, and created more than a little confusion.
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