Southern Vance Raiders being honored at Board of Education meeting
There was standing room only at the Vance County Board of Education meeting Monday evening with parents, teachers, school officials and children.
After approval of the minutes and comments from the public, the recognition of guests began with the Southern Vance High School football team. The Raiders were honored for being the runner up team in the State 2AA Division.
Praising the team and coaches, Principal James Pickins said they were the “cream of the crop” and encouraged them to continue their good efforts.
Coach Dave Jennings told the audience that the team members spent 80 percent of their summer working out and that they had the attitude and hearts of winners. He added that he was proud of how the team handled themselves in the playoffs.
Next on the agenda, Mollie Scerbo, After School Coordinator, led the National School Boards Appreciation Month presentation by the after school Funtastic Kids Clubs. Representatives from each of the after school programs gave a speech and potted plant to each of the Board members.
Elementary schools participating were Aycock, Dabney, New Hope, Pinkston Street, E.M. Rollins, E.O. Young, and Zeb Vance.
Terri Hedrick, Public Information Director, conducted the ABC Recognition of Schools, which included Northern Vance High School and Western Vance High School receiving banners for Meeting Expected Growth; Aycock Elementary, Pinkston Street Elementary, E.O. Young Elementary, and L.B. Yancey Elementary receiving banners and plaques for Meeting Expected Growth, for being designated Schools of Progress, and making Adequate Yearly Progress.
L. B. Yancey received a special commemorative plaque for High Growth and meeting Expected Progress for the past nine years.