Students, staff and administration were recognized during Wednesdayâ€™s Board of Education meeting.
More than 30 high school students were honored for being named Advanced Placement Scholars for the 2003-04 academic year.
â€œIt is a very challenging curriculum for academically gifted youngsters,â€ said Dr. Elaine Jenkins, associate superintendent for curriculum. â€œThese are really special students.â€
Those named as AP Scholars include:
Tanner Almond, Duncan Carlton, Ben Greenberg, John Griswold, Kristy Kelly, Ian Leith, Ashley Arlow, Sarah Gray, Benjamin Guynn, Brandon Isaacs, Adam Parker, Joshua Patterson, Andrew Sams, Ashley Smith, Jesse Rhodes, Katie Zubko, Sarah Broome, Matthew Reece, Keane Steele, Cory Williams and Colon Wilson.
AP Scholars earn grades of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.
Students named AP Scholars with Honors include:
Andrew Coffey, Anna Cook, Katherine Jones, Matthew Lackey and William Bess
AP Scholars with Honors earn an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.
AP Scholars with Distinction were:
Allison Buckner, Caleb Hawkins, Justin Keever, Anne Lutin and Adam Beard.
These students must earn an average grade of 3.5 on all AP Exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.
Anne Lutin was named a National AP Scholar, earning an average grade of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.
Ten Lincoln County teachers and counselors also received applause Wednesday night for earning their National Board Certification.
Teachers and counselors recognized were Sheila Beeker, George Dellinger, Lydia Dunn, Linda Hacker, Samantha Mehrlich, Leslie Newell, Judi Olach, Deborah Roach and Elizabeth Mastrella.
Those achieving certification completed at least 30 hours of training, focusing on specific requirements between July 1, 2003 and June 30, 2004.
Board member Jean Dellinger was recognized for being named to the NCSBA Scholars Circle, and Steve Zickefoose, assistant superintendent for business, announced the boardâ€™s recognition for excellence in financial reporting for the 13th consecutive year.
In other business, the board:
Â· Accepted changes to the 2005 student transfer policy
Â· Approved the contract for school board attorney David Black through 2008
Â· Established committees and upcoming meetings
Â· Set the groundbreaking for the new elementary school for Jan. 26 at 3 p.m.
Â· Increased the annual donation for the Chamber of Commerce Academic Achievement night from $1,000 to $1,500
Â· Firmed up plans for a strategic planning taskforce meeting, Feb. 4, and a board planning session, March 18by Diane Turbyfill