As is monthly tradition, the Elkin City Schools Board of Education recognized a number of students for their accomplishments during their Jan. 22 meeting.
The board spotlight actually recognized the members of the school board, though. January is National School Board Appreciation Month, explained Superintendent Dr. Myra Cox.
“An effective board plays an important role in keeping the district on track, sets policies that affect your children and our schools,” she said. “The board creates the visions, sets goals and holds us accountable for those results.
“One school board member can’t do the work alone, it’s a collective effort,” said Cox. “Great school board members also communicate their actions to you, the public. You vote them in, they serve you. Great school board members adopt a fiscally sound budget, and always focus on what’s best for students.
“And of course, they advocate at the local, state and national level for public education,” she said. “Elkin City Schools is so very fortunate to have a group of dedicated individuals who volunteer their time to serve on this board.”
Arts recognition for this month included the artwork of Autumn Whitley, third grade, and Klevis Dauti, sixth grade, from Elkin Elementary School, and Leah Waddell, eighth grade, and Dara Simpson, 11th grade, of Elkin Middle and High schools. Their pieces will be on display for viewing in the lobby of Elkin City Schools through the month.
Students whose artwork was chosen for the birthday cards used by Elkin City Schools also were recognized during the meeting. They were Bree Reid, Lyelie Klatt and Valeria Guzman from Elkin Elementary School. From Elkin Middle and High, students chosen were Alison Wells, Sophia Reinhardt and Kimberly Cruz.
Artwork also was chosen to be featured on the 2017 Christmas cards sent out by Elkin City Schools. Students honored for those cards were Chip Sloop from Elkin Elementary School, Summer Bryant and Selena Islas of Elkin Middle School and Sophie Reinhardt and Dara Simpson of Elkin High School.
Wendy Byerly Wood may be reached at 336-258-4035 or on Twitter @wendywoodeditor.