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Mon September 1, 2014

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Points of Pride

  • The North Carolina High School Athletic Associations 3A Indoor Track State Champion is Kacie Hicks from Marvin Ridge High School's Women’s Indoor Track team. She set a new state record in the 500-meter run of 1:20.84.


  • Eighth-grade Sun Valley Middle School student Alex St. Bernard has won the North Carolina Theatre Arts Educators playwright contest.

  • Felicia White, the Athletic Trainer at Piedmont High School, has received the North Carolina Athletic Trainers Association’s High School Athletic Trainer of the Year Award.

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Local church brings uniforms, smiles and support to East students

Thanks to the generosity of a local Lutheran church, many students at East Elementary School started the school year with bright new uniforms. When St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Monroe reached its 125th anniversary in early August, some of its members decided to celebrate that momentous event by helping children in the community who are less fortunate. One of the church’s members, Jennifer Wallace, is also a teacher at East Elementary. She informed the committee that there were students at her school who had only one uniform or were wearing clothes that didn’t fit.

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Many alumni return as Union County Public Schools teachers

For many teachers and staff members at Union County Public Schools, the adage that you can never go home again is simply not true. Monroe High School has 17 staff members who are alumni. Cory Elvenstar, class of 2009, will begin his first year as a teacher on Monday, at his alma mater, Monroe High School. He said the teachers there are a big part of why he decided to go into education. He sought out a job in Union County Public Schools and was a substitute teacher at other schools. However, he said, he felt Monroe was the best fit for him.

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