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Local Students Win Soil and Water Conservation District Contest

The North Carolina Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts sponsors an annual contest for students to have an opportunity to become aware of and share their concerns for soil and water conservation through poster art. The Henderson County Soil and Water Conservation District hosted the 2017-2018 contest for 5th grade students using the state […]

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Career Readiness Workshop Prepares Students with Soft Skills

Students contemplating joining the workforce upon graduation spent Monday refreshing resumes, practicing interviews, and learning job application tips during the first ever Made In Henderson County Career Readiness Workshop. In the Macintosh Room at Blue Ridge Community College, juniors and senior critiqued and edited their resumes and filled out sample job applications. In the “Soft […]

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Hobey Ford shows teachers sample drawings of shadow puppets.

Fletcher Teachers Learn from Puppet Master

Last week, teachers took over Fletcher Elementary’s art room, drawing mice and monsters on craft paper, and cutting out paper characters for puppet shows. Internationally renowned puppeteer Hobey Ford flitted from table to table, making sure the teachers weren’t making the classic mistake of drawing their characters too small. Ford, a Kennedy Center Partner in […]

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Doris Bencivenga by her bus

Meet School Bus Driver Doris Bencivenga

Thirty-three years ago, Doris Bencivenga walked into her children’s school with a complaint about their bus driver – and walked out with a job. Bencivenga had told the assistant principal she thought she could do a better job as a bus driver, and then she put her money where her mouth was. Having been a frustrated […]

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Deborah Praytor in school bus

Meet School Bus Driver Deborah Praytor

Deborah Praytor, admittedly, is not the school bus driver to go to for a bear hug if you’re having a rough day. But she’s there if you need some straight talk. “I’m not a touchy-feely person,” Praytor said. However, she can level with middle schoolers looking to have honest conversations. Praytor has been transporting middle […]

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Students eating lunch

Dana Students Share Valentine’s “Manners Meal”

Dana Elementary students celebrated Valentine’s Day with style and grace Wednesday, as they shared a Manners Meal in the school cafeteria. Principal Kim Morgan said the school celebrates Valentine’s Day a bit differently than most, focusing on how to best share polite company with friends and loved ones gathered together – for any occasion. Morgan […]

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Kerrie Gosnell in a classroom

Meet School Bus Driver Kerrie Gosnell

The week of Feb. 12-16 is North Carolina’s School Bus Driver Appreciation Week, and each day one of our dedicated drivers will be introduced to the HCPS family.  Every weekday, Kerrie Gosnell starts bus #252 by 6:10 a.m., drives an hour and a half picking up Etowah Elementary students, and is back to school by 7:40 […]

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Tom and Marqueta Laughter in a school bus

Meet School Bus Drivers Tom & Marqueta Laughter

The week of Feb. 12-16 is North Carolina’s School Bus Driver Appreciation Week, and each day one of our dedicated drivers will be introduced to the HCPS family.  The open waters of the Caribbean in the summertime called Marqueta and Tom Laughter to hit the pavement driving bus routes during the school year ­– though Marqueta will […]

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Chuck Evans with school bus

Meet School Bus Driver Chuck Evans

The week of Feb. 12-16 is North Carolina’s School Bus Driver Appreciation Week, and each day one of our dedicated drivers will be introduced to the HCPS family.  With 22 years behind the wheel, Chuck Evans has seen his share of students literally grow up before his eyes. But more than that, Evans said driving a […]

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