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Elizabeth City Middle School held a 1:1 and Creation Station Playground Expo night on Dec. 15.


From staff reports

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Elizabeth City Middle School held a 1:1 and Creation Station Playground Expo night on Dec. 15.

Parents were invited to receive information about PowerSchool and Canvas accounts for the students. ECMS is preparing parents and students for January when each student will be assigned their own device to be used while at school.

During the expo, parents were able to view projects created and technology tools used by students and view the new creation stations in the Media Center.

“All parents who attended expressed an excitement for the different technologies their students have access to, including a 3-D printer, 3-D pens, Little Bits and Makey Makeys,” states a school district news release.

DECA students win six medals

Pasquotank County High School DECA Marketing Club students won four first place awards and other medals at the DECA District Marketing Competitive Events on Dec. 8 in Greenville.

In addition to the 1st place finishes, the club had multiple series finalist winners in five of the six events and medalists in all six events. There were nearly 400 students competing overall with 30 competing from PCHS.

First place winners and the competitions they won were: Mykia White (AAM); Paul Rynard (SEM); Shaquel Phifer (QSRM) and William Holmes & David Midgett (STDM).

The competition categories were: Apparel and Accessories Marketing Series (AAM); Retail Merchandising Series (RMS); Quick Serve Restaurant Management Series (QSRM); Sports and Entertainment Marketing Series (SEM) - Individual; Sports and Entertainment Marketing Team Decision Making (STDM) - Pairs; Hospitality Services Team Decision Making (HTDM) – Pairs

The next event will be the Career Development Competition in March in Greensboro. If they are successful there, students will have the opportunity to attend the national competition in Anaheim, CA.

Other winners include:

Overall Proficiency Winners:

Kirsten Bundy (AAM), TyMira Lightfoot (AAM), Mykia White (AAM), Angela Lee (RMS), Kiana Banks (SEM), Ashley Pennington (SEM), Patrick Riddick (SEM), Paul Reynard (SEM), Joshua Wood (SEM), Angela Lee (SEM), Shaquel Phifer (QSRM), Eryka Green & J’Nya Moore (HTDM), Kiana Chitty & Alyssa Rodriguez (HTDM), Jonathan Lamberson & Jawaun Gibson (STDM), Sean Anderson & Caleb White (STDM), Dominic Bojo & Vinh Bui (STDM), William Holmes & David Midgett (STDM)

Comprehensive Exam Winners - Test (Medalist):

Kirsten Bundy (AAM), Mykia White (AAM), Angela Lee (RMS), Mar’Asya Bowe (RMS), Paul Rynard (SEM), Joshua Wood (SEM), Shaquel Phifer (QSRM), Eryka Green (HTDM), J’Nya Moore (HTDM), William Holmes (STDM), Dominic Bojo (STDM)

Performance Winners - Interview/Role-Play (Medalist)

Mykia White (AAM), Paul Rynard (SEM), Shaquel Phifer (QSRM), Sean Anderson & Caleb White (STDM), William Holmes & David Midgett (STDM)

 Series Finalist (Medalist)

Mykia White (AAM), Angela Lee (RMS), Paul Rynard (SEM), Shaquel Phifer (QSRM), Dominic Bojo & Vinh Bui (STDM), Sean Anderson & Caleb White (STDM), William Holmes & David Midgett (STDM)

“The PCHS DECA Club works hard to raise funds to support their participation in the competitions,” states a school news release.

FBLA restarts, installs officers

Northeastern High School held its first Future Business Leaders of America Installation Ceremony since 2012 on Dec. 20.

“FBLA has not been active at the school in the past few years, but it is back and staff and students are excited,” states a school news release.

The association has six members right now, five being officers that were installed on Dec. 20.

The installation ceremony included guest speaker Joycelyn Robinson, who was a business teacher and supporter of FBLA at NHS for many years. The ceremony was attended by other business students at NHS as well as parents and staff.

Robinson conveyed to the students the importance of business in today’s world and how FBLA would help to prepare them for life by training them to be leaders and to understand the business world. Robinson invited her husband, Bishop A.C. Robinson, who is a lifetime member of FBLA, to speak to the students, as well as Kirk Rivers, a former FBLA student at Northeastern.

The following students were installed as officers: Adriel Brothers, president; Noah Kinen-Ferguson, vice president; Alexis Ross-Diggs, secretary; Cory Jones, treasurer; Darrien Harrell, parliamentarian. Nyla Harris was installed as a member of FBLA.