Written by Will Montgomery

Three RCS teachers receive PCEF grants

On Wednesday, Feb. 1, three Roxboro Community School (RCS) teachers were surprised with gifts that will benefit their students.

Spanish teacher Laura Carver, art teacher Anne Bettendorf and dance teacher Teresa Coleman each received mini-grants of $300 from the Person County Education Foundation (PCEF).

PCEF Executive Director Jennifer Kafer presented the awards, along with Roxboro Community Middle School Principal Donna Ingram.

Coleman said she would use her grant funds to purchase a rear projection screen so her students can create “shadow dances.” She said this would allow her high school students to be

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RCS Paints the Town Purple

RCS joined schools and businesses in Person County to “Paint the town Purple” for Relay for Life. Students and teachers decorated doors, hallways, the entranceway, and even the fence along Lake Drive. RCS Dance students also sponsored the annual Wall of Hope which allowed students to purchase a paper ribbon for $1 in honor or memory of someone with cancer. All proceeds go towards Relay for Life. The winners of the door decorating contest are:

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Written by Phyliss Boatwright

RCS seniors take home top three Distinguished Young Women titles

On Saturday, Sept. 24 Roxboro Community School (RCS) senior Catie Mooney was named Distinguished Young Woman of Roxboro for 2017, taking home five preliminary awards. She is the third consecutive RCS senior to receive this honor.
Senior Kailey Oakley was named first runner up, taking home three preliminary awards. Senior Chandler Warren was named second runner up, taking home four preliminary awards.
Mooney, who has attended the show every year for as long as she can remember, said that placing felt “surreal. “This year, just participating in the program was a dream come true, but placing made it all the better,” she said.

Oakley stated that she was proud to be on stage with all of the girls, and felt blessed to place. Warren continued to say

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Whitlow named Teacher of the Year

Stacey Whitlow was named Roxboro Community School’s (RCS) 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year during the school’s end-of-the-year gathering on Tuesday, June 7.
Whitlow said she was honored to have been chosen as teacher of the year from what she believes is an excellent staff of educators.
“There are so many good people here,” she said, adding that she was overwhelmed to have been the one “picked out of a staff that is working so hard.”
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RCS student accepted into Chuck Stone program at UNC-Chapel Hill

Roxboro Community School (RCS) junior Delaney Sullivan has been accepted into the Chuck Stone Program for Diversity and Education in Media.

The program is for rising high school seniors with a career interest in journalism. Only 12 students are accepted into the program every summer and they learn about multiple things concerning journalism, including classroom study, real-world reporting, newsroom practice, and meet professional mentors. The program is located on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus.

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RCS senior admitted to the West Point Association of Graduates Scholarship Program

Roxboro Community School (RCS) Senior Collin Winstead will make school history this fall, when he enters prep school for West Point admission.

Winstead was admitted to the West Point Association of Graduates Scholarship Program — the first such honor for a RCS student. West Point Association of Graduates offers scholarships to only one percent of qualified candidates. Winstead was one of the 35 candidates chosen nationally from a field of over 3,000 qualified applicants to receive this scholarship.

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RCS Gets 10-year Charter Renewal, Earns High Effectiveness Marks

Roxboro Community School (RCS) has received confirmation of its 10-year charter renewal from the state Department of Public Instruction.

Ten years is the longest renewal period awarded for charter schools in North Carolina. Currently in its 10th year of operation, RCS was initially awarded a 10-year charter in 2006. The charter renewal is a two-year process that involved a self-study report, site visit, interviews with parents, staff, school administration, and the Board of Directors. The state also audited academic, operational, and financial measures to determine the school’s renewal term.