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Trailblazers

July 17, 2012

Four trailblazers in the Newton-Conover City Schools system were appropriately saluted for their service to the school system — with red blazers.

Recently Newton-Conover City Schools presented the first Red Blazer Awards to four individuals who have played an integral role to the success of the school system.

"The Newton-Conover City Schools district has been extremely fortunate over the years to have had numerous dedicated individuals whop have committed themselves to the success of the district," said Dr. David Stegall, NCCS assistant superintendent.

"These individuals have given their time, effort, finances and other resources, expecting nothing in return."

The first class of Red Blazer Award recipients included Adrian L. Shuford Jr., Phairlever Pearson, Pat Gibson and Sherrill Cranford. The awards wee presented during a dinner in Red Blazer recipients' honor at Crowne Plaze in Hickory. Each recipient received a plaque and a red blazer embroidered with the school district's logo.

Award recipients were selected by a nomination committee.

"The success of the district over the years is in no small part due to these dedicated champions of the cause," Stegall said. "We wanted our students to see the history of those who went before them and paved the way."

Comments

I was fortunate enough..

July 20, 2012 by Backbone (not verified), 2 years 18 weeks ago
Comment: 1171

...to have been educated by a couple of these folks. They are truly consumate professionals. They are in marked contrast from the self-riteous, sensible shewearing, libtards and burocrats who make of the eduction system that my kids have to navigate through today!

Pointless article...

July 19, 2012 by BR549, 2 years 18 weeks ago
Comment: 1169

...unless you tell who how these people were connected to the school system (i.e. what they did). Maybe a short bio on each one. Way to go N&O! I can shorten the use of valuable space for you here. You could have said the following and conveyed the same amount of info...

"See the picture above, these people got an award for having an unspecificed connection to the NCCS. They got a red coat."

Complete details

July 19, 2012 by editor, 2 years 18 weeks ago
Comment: 1170

Editor's note: Details and biographical information of individuals receiving the Red Blazer Award were published along with the complete article in the Wednesday edition of The Observer News Enterprise, available throughout Newton and Conover and in digital format for our online subscribers.

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