Mount Holly Middle School's Junior Beta Club recently inducted 36 members.
The National Beta Club recognizes academic achievement, promotes character and develops leadership skills. The Mount Holly Middle chapter will organize a canned food drive in November and participate in the annual convention Feb. 15-17 in Greensboro.
Eighth grade: Brooklyn Bailey, Callie Rumfelt, Zachary Yeager, Eleni York
Seventh grade: Landon Alexander, Taylor Bailey, Ryan Bayly, Molly Beardslee, Stephanie Beatty, Allison Cauthen, Aaron Chapman, Morgan Chavers, Anastasia Clark, Cody Clontz, Madelyn Crawford, Colin Croat, Callie Ford, Broc Gantt, Deonte Gaston, Elizabeth Hartsell, Shelby Hovis, John Humphries, Lindsey Hutchins, Nathan Kush, Erica Noblett, Tori Patterson, Corey Powers, Kellyn Reese, Arielle Reid, Aaron Rumfelt, Antonia Sharp, Holly Staton, Tyler Strasser, Casey Tate, Madison Werner, Charley Woodman.
The club's 2008-09 officers also were elected. They are Shelbi Exum, president; Justice Bolick, vice president; Cori Cauthen, secretary; Sydney Sisk, treasurer.
Conner Neal was crowned Miss Forestview 2009 on Oct. 25 in Forestview High School's 10th annual pageant.
The daughter of Phyllis Neal and Butch Neal, Conner Neal performed a lyrical dance to “Look at Me” by Keri Noble.
Other winners were:
First Runner-Up: Landon Crowder, daughter of Rick and Cathy Crowder.
Second Runner-Up: Emily Anderson, daughter of Gene and Patti Anderson.
Third Runner-Up: Kelly McHugh, daughter of John and Ruth McHugh and Ed and Linda Fesmire.
Miss Congeniality: Brooke Queen. Other contestants were Kasey Isenhour, Katelyn Byrd, Caroline Broadway, Taylor Cornelius, Katie Chemel, Emily Gray and Annah King.
Brookside Elementary Pre-Kindergarten teacher Jill Barber will be featured in the December/January issue of Teacher's Mailbox magazine.
Barber has taught at Brookside for four years. She is known for singing to children throughout the day and creating a colorful environment in her classroom.
“I just love 4-year-olds,” she said in a release. “They are full of energy and absorb everything that you present to them.”
Marina Terry and Rob Stover were selected as winners of the Wendy's Heisman Award at Highland School of Technology.
Selection is based on scholastic performance, community service and athletic achievement.
Highland School of Technology was recently named one of 50 finalists in the 2008 Real DEAL School Awards.
Selection is based on outstanding student achievement and positive teacher working conditions. More than 104,000 educators completed surveys that were used for award consideration.
A committee will evaluate each of the 50 finalists to determine state winners.
Belmont Middle School's Beta Club participated in the Big Sweep/Litter Sweep on Oct. 4.
The communitywide clean-up was sponsored by Keep Belmont Beautiful and the city of Belmont.
Club sponsors are Cathy Ammons and Betty Cauble.
The Lingerfeldt Elementary Cyber Club won third place in the National Tech4Learning.com Get Out the Vote Fall 2008 Contest.
Students discussed American political parties, designed election posters to encourage voting in the presidential election, recorded sound bites and produced a video to encourage citizens to vote.
The Cyber Club is sponsored by computer lab specialist Patrice Nixon.
Students at East Lincoln Middle School recently participated in the Walking with Wings program to raise money for the school.
Outstanding support from the community and from the PTO, parents, students and staff helped raise nearly $11,000.
The School Improvement Team will determine the needs of the school and decide the best way to support all of the students with the funds raised.
Students from all four middle schools in Lincoln County recently participated in the first All-County Chorus performance.
Treda Berry, choral director at J.M. Alexander Middle School in Charlotte, was the guest director.