7th grade champion Cassie T. 7th grade champion Cassie T.

On April 20th, 2005, the school level Mental Math Bee was held at Glade Spring Middle School. Winners in each individual math class were allowed to compete with their classmates in an attempt to win their grade level Mental Math Bee. Students demonstrated excellent math skills, good sportsmanship and great public speaking abilities during the contest. In three very close competitions, winners were chosen. Zac R. won the 8th grade competition, Cassie T. won the 7th grade contest, while Logan N. prevailed as the 6th grade winner in a tie-breaker round. Zac, Cassie and Logan will represent Glade Spring Middle Shcool in the county Mental Math Bee on April 27th at Damascus Middle School.

Watauga Elementary Students participate in The Great American Challenge Watauga Elementary Students participate in The Great American Challenge

On April 15-16, 14 students from Watauga Elementary participated in The Great American Challenge in Blacksburg, VA. Out of 102 participants, Watauga was the most highly represented school. This challenge encourages students to learn more about Virginia history. 1700-1750 was the focus this year. The challenge consisted of 100 true/false questions in 20 minutes, a Survivor game, and an oral competition. The Challenge concluded with a dinner and a presentation ceremony. Jason D. finished in the top 15 for the entire state. Teachers, Mrs. Neva Johnson and Ms. Brenda Nalisnick attended the competition. Student participation was made possible by their parents who accompanied them.

Holston High School chorus students in "Once Upon a Matress" Holston High School chorus students in "Once Upon a Matress"

Holston High School presented "Once Upon a Mattress" last Friday and Saturday evenings. This delightful comedy is a spoof on the fairy tale, "The Princess and the Pea." Mary Rodgers, who is the daughter of Richard Rodgers of the famous Rodgers and Hammerstein duo, wrote the music for the play. The original play opened on Browadway on May 11, 1959, and starred Carol Burnett as the leading lady, Princess Winnifred. Starring in the Holston High School production were Jessica E. as Princess Winnifred, Ronnie W. as Prince Dauntless, Courtney P. as Queen Aggravain, Jacob H. as King Sextimus, Dava N. as Lady Larken, and Michael W. as Sir Harry. Directing the play was Sue Spirup and accompaniment was provided by Marva Wheeler. Mrs. Spirup is extrememly proud of the cast and of their accomplishment in doing this musical. Their dedication, enthusiasm, energy, and imagination made the play a delight to produce.

Whitney G. in her pageant gown. Whitney G. in her pageant gown.

Senior Whitney G. represented the William N. Neff Center and Abingdon High School in her first pageant at the Regional 21st Annual RedBud Festival in Honaker, Virginia on Saturday, April 9, 2005. Her friends and family were amused when Whitney said she didn't want to do the pageant if she had to talk, because she has sung before audiences of more than 800 people. She wound up winning third place.

Whitney won the Abingdon Idol competition and recorded a professional CD in April of last year. She is also the student representative for the Technical Advisory Committee. Whitney is currently in the LPN program at the William N. Neff Center. She will continue her education and wants to become a Registered Nurse and work in pediatrics and wants to continue writing songs and performing. Whitney will be singing at the Peppermill for the Technical Advisory Council and at other end-of-year school activities.

American Red Cross Poster Contest Winner from Valley Institute Elementary School American Red Cross Poster Contest Winner from Valley Institute Elementary School

First grader, Bailey H., from Valley Institute Elementary, won the regional poster contest for the American Red Cross. Schools from throughout the region submitted entries to showcase the work done by the Red Cross. Bailey's poster depicted many of the wonderful works performed by the dedicated Red Cross staff and volunteers. Bailey, her family, and her teacher attended a poster award ceremony at Euclid Avenue Baptist Church recently.

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