LCPS middle schools swept awards in a statewide video contest sponsored by the North Carolina School Boards Association and two elementary students from the district won state awards in a poster contest sponsored by the association.
Both contests were built around the theme “What’s Super About Public Schools.”
In the video contest, first place in the state went to Rochelle Middle School. Contentnea-Savannah K-8 School came in second and Woodington Middle School won third place. The videos – all conceived and produced by students – stressed diversity, an abundance of technology and a welcoming environment as advantages of their schools.
In the poster contest, second place in the K-2 division went to Raye Tilghman, a second grader at Contentnea-Savannah, and third place in the 3-5 division went to Candace Johnson, a fifth grader at CSS.
The awards were presented Tuesday in Greensboro at the NCSBA’s state conference. Bruce Hill, vice chair of the Lenoir County Board of Education, accepted the awards along with Superintendent Brent Williams and Assistant Superintendent Nicholas Harvey II.
A reel of videos submitted by LCPS middle schools can be viewed on the LCPS Facebook page (www.facebook.com/lcpsnc) and airs daily at 11 a.m. on the district’s cable TV channel, Channel 2 on Suddenlink.
Here is Rochelle’s winning video.