March 2019 Board Meeting

Recognitions At March BoE Meeting
Posted on 03/15/2019
March 2019 Board Meeting
At the March 2019 Rutherford County Board of Education meeting, a myriad of students and staff for outstanding accomplishments. Congratulations to all!

NCHSAA 2A Wrestling

East Rutherford High School
  • Taylor Thorn, 3rd Place, State Tournament
  • Jessie Sutphin, Runner-Up, West Regional Tournament
  • Calvin Jones, 3rd Place, West Regional Tournament

R-S Central High School
  • Zach Lewis, West Regional Champion, State Tournament Champion (113-Pound Weight Class)
  • Drew Pinion, West Regional Champion
  • Lukas Ferguson, West Regional Champion
  • Loki Ryan, State Tournament Runner-Up (120-Pound Weight Class)

NCHSAA 1A/2A Swimming
Chase High School
  • Jenna Bridges, 1st Place, Regional, 500M Freestyle; 1st Place, State, 100M Butterfly

gen{i}us Achievements
gen{i]us is an SAT and ACT preparation, incentive, and recognition program designed and implemented by Rutherford County Schools and the McNair Educational Foundation. All high school students receive SAT and ACT preparation during the school day at each grade level. Students are recognized and rewarded at four levels based on achieved scores. 

East Rutherford High School
  • Ruben Aguilar, Virtual Virtuoso
  • Addison Cilone, Virtual Virtuoso
  • Josh Clark, Virtual Virtuoso
  • Gabriella Day, Mental Maestro
  • Kirstin Mullins, Virtual Virtuoso
  • Ryan O'Connor, Virtual Virtuoso
  • Macie Sherburne, Mental Maestro
  • Emily Taylor, Virtual Virtuoso
  • Zeke Wilkerson, Virtual Virtuoso
genius 1

Rutherford Opportunity Center
  • Ashlyn Westbrook, Virtual Virtuoso

National Senior Beta Club

Chase High School
  • Diego Almaraz, 2nd Place, State, Quiz Bowl (Team)
  • Shana Briscoe, 1st Place, State, Handmade Jewelry
  • Nick Crosland, 2nd Place, State, Quiz Bowl (Team)
  • Max Harrington, 2nd Place, State, Quiz Bowl (Team)
  • Issac Hutchins, 2nd Place, State, Quiz Bowl (Team)
  • Carlee Jones, 1st Place, State, Painting
Beta 1

National Junior Beta Club
  • Benjamin Roach, Chase Middle School, 2nd Place, State, 6th Grade Language Arts
Beta 2

NCASBO Academy 
Angie Ownbey, Certified School Business Manager
The NCASBO School Business Management Academy was established in 2006 to develop future school business leaders through a comprehensive training program in the area of school finance. The Academy provides focused training to school business officials in order to:
  1. Promote the highest professional and ethical standards of school business management practices for NC schools;
  2. Offer practical information that will help school business officials succeed and excel in their employment; and;
  3. Establish a basis for advancing professionalism of school business officials to assure school districts that current or prospective business officials have a base knowledge about laws, regulations, and procedures for the ultimate benefit of the students of North Carolina’s public school system.
Obtaining certification demonstrates a dedication to the school business profession and offers a base of useful information taught by seasoned practitioners. The NCASBO Certification Program has been endorsed by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, the North Carolina School Boards Association, and the North Carolina Association of School Administrators.
Mrs. Ownbey completed 84 course hours within a three-year period to become a Certified Business Office Manager.


NC School Public Relations Association
Rutherford County Schools (RCSNC) was among 31 school districts in North Carolina to win Blue Ribbon Awards for effective school communications and public relations.

RCSNC won awards in the following categories:
• Electronic Communications
• Publications
• Graphic Design
• Special Events
A Blue Ribbon Award is the highest honor a school district can receive from the North Carolina School Public Relations Association.

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