Vance County Schools gave special thanks to the community partners of the schools in the district during end-of-year recognitions.
Each school in the district identified a particular partner – business, church or individual – that has made contributions to support the school.
A district committee reviews all the partnerships and awards one as the district partnership of the year. This year’s partnership award goes to TechTerra for its support of STEM Early High School.
TechTerra founder Susan Wells worked with STEM and donated a class set of 3D doodler pens, along with project kits. “This generous contribution allows for students to be afforded innovative opportunities and learning experiences,” VCS public information officer Aarika Sandlin said.
Students can extend their knowledge through use and application with the items from TechTerra.
STEM Principal Gradesa Lockhart expressed her gratitude to TechTerra for “the ongoing efforts in providing our students with innovative equipment and experiences.” The partnership makes an impact on the students and the school, Lockhart said.
District leaders expressed gratitude not only to the partners of the individual schools, but also the support that comes from civic organizations, churches, businesses and the Vance County Public School Foundation.
“We are grateful for each and every partnership, as they find ways to support our students and staff through impact, innovation and outreach,” according to a press release from Sandlin.
Below is a list of schools and the community partners that were recognized:
Advance Academy – Melissa Elliott
Aycock Elementary – Lowe’s of Henderson
Carver Elementary – Cokesbury United Methodist Church
Clarke Elementary – First Baptist Church of Henderson
Dabney Elementary – First United Methodist Church
Early College High – AIS Carolinas
E.M. Rollins Elementary – First Baptist Church
E.O. Young Elementary – Middleburg United Methodist Church
L.B. Yancey Elementary – Rowland Chapel Christian Church
New Hope Elementary – Rock Spring Baptist Church
Pinkston St. Elementary – First United Methodist Church
STEM Early High – TechTerra Education
Vance County High – Gill Clopton
Vance County Middle – Sean Alston
Vance Virtual Village – Poe Center for Health Education
Zeb Vance Elementary – Clearview Baptist