Faith Richards and William Dodson from Midway Middle School participated in the 2017 Duke University Talent Identification Program’s 7th Grade Talent Search. The students qualified for state recognition by scoring at or above the national average of recent high school graduates on at least one part of the ACT and were recognized by the Sampson County Board of Education at their April meeting.
Cristian Rodriquez and Dylan Hickok will attend Governor’s School this summer representing Sampson County Schools. They were recognized at the April meeting of the Board of Education. Rodriquez is a student from Sampson Early College High School and has been accepted in the area of Natural Science during the summer of 2017 and will attend Governor’s School East. Hickok is a Midway High student and will also attend Governor’s School East and has been accepted in the area of Instrumental Music (Tuba) during the summer of 2017.
The Midway Elementary School Battle of the Books team won 1st place in the Sampson County Elementary Battle of the Books competition on March 15. They were recognized by the Sampson County Board of Education at the April BoE meeting. The team will represent Sampson County at the regional competition on April 28 in Bladen County. Pictured are team members Sophia Bryan, Eva Kate McLamb, Emily Dodson, Molly McLamb, Kate Honeycutt, and Coaches Michelle Milliken and Debbie Oliver. Not pictured are: Chole Boyette, Eduardo Gonzalez, Maria Hernandez, Alyssa McKinley, Molly Parker, Amber Tew and Jada Williams.
Roseboro-Salemburg Middle School Battle of the Books team won the Sampson County Middle School Battle of the Books competition on March 10 for the third straight year. They were recognized by the Board at the April Board of Education meeting. The team represented Sampson County at the regional competition on April 3 in Cumberland County. Pictured are: Coach Catina Iverson, Makayla Street, Angel Freeman, Janet Freeman, Brittany Tejeda, and De’Andre Sellers. Not Pictured: Jada Fisher, Tiyana Ingram, Jamison Jones and Kevin Zuniga.
On April 3, Imagine Math announced that Hobbton Middle School (HMS)was the national runner-up. The company will host a celebration program at HMS in the near future with certificates, trophies, etc. Pictured are: Principal Jeff Bradshaw and school lab facilitator Natasha Owens-Peterson. HMS was recognized by the Sampson County Board of Education at their April meeting for their National accomplishments using Imagine Math. Imagine Math is an online, math tutorial program that Hobbton Middle School uses for at-risk students in math. Over 13,000 schools nationwide use this program.
Michelle Lindsey of Lakewood High School was recognized by the Sampson County Board of Education at their April meeting for presenting at the annual conference of the North Carolina Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.
The Board of Education recognized media specialist at the April Board meeting. April is the American Association of School Librarians’ celebration of school librarians and their programs. April 4 was National School Librarian Day.School librarians spend long hours keeping the library organized, helping children find the resources they need to keep learning and are dedicated to creating an environment they can learn in every day of the year. Recipients were: Jennifer Tew, PVES; Christy Bullard, CES; Heather Anderson, MHS; Amy Pope, UES; Belva Lovitt, CO Media Coordinator; Eddy Zigmont, SES; Michelle Milliken, MES; Karen Kinlaw, MMS; Catina Iverson, RSMS. Not Pictured: Lauren Strickland, HAR; Melanie Spell, HES; Lisa Tart, HMS; Carla Sutton, HHS; Dana Hairr, LHS; Janie Mathis, RES; Caren Long, UIS; Debra Malahias, UMS; and Jessica Register, UHS.