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Highlights from 2015 NCASA Annual Meeting

NCASA hosted its fifth Annual Meeting on May 9 at the Clarion Greensboro. Elected to the board of directors were the following educators:

- Frank Till
- Betsy Graves
- Angela Jordan
- Barbara Brady
- Debra Rook
- Dan Myers
- Chip Cathey
- Jesse Pittard

The following officers were elected:

- Joe Childers as president for the third year
- Scott Plaster as vice-president for the third year
- Doug Massengill as treasurer
- Debra Rook as secretary

The following educators were recognized for their outstanding support of scholastic activities:

  • 2015 NCASA Administrator of the Year: Jill Reinhardt of Surry County Schools.
  • 2015 NCASA Principal of the Year:  Cynthia Morris of Elizabeth City Middle School
  • 2015 NCASA Scholastic Director of the Year: Debra Rook of Chowan Middle School
  • 2015 NCASA Coach of the Year: Jesse Pittard of Wayne School of Engineering

We also recognized two students for their outstanding performance in support of scholastic activities

  • 2015 NCASA High School Student of the Year: Noah Janis of Brunswick Early College
  • 2015 NCASA Middle School Student of the Year: Connor Wallin of Chowan Middle School

Connor Wallin

Noah Janis and teacher Angela Jordan

The following Cups were presented:

Unity School Cup: Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy of Rutherford County
School District Cup - Small Districts: Mount Airy City Schools
School District Cup - Medium Districts: Surry County Schools
School District Cup - Large Districts: Cumberland County Schools

NCSSM Challenge Cup - 1A Small Schools - Seventy-First Classical Middle School of Fayetteville
NCSSM Challenge Cup - 2A Large Schools - Jay M Robinson Middle School of Charlotte
NCASA Scholastic Cup - 1A Small Schools - Atkins Academic and Technology High School of Winston-Salem
NCASA Scholastic Cup - 2A Large Schools - Myers Park High School of Charlotte
2015 Art Showcase State Finals

On May 9 NCASA presented the Art Showcase State Finals hosted by Atkins A&T High School in Winston-Salem. Northview Middle School of Hickory and Northwood High School of Pittsboro each won their first Art Showcase titles. The prompt for this year's competition was "Brooks Brothers Shirts" poem written by Joseph Bathanti. Brooks Brothers awarded each winning individual student and first place team member a $100 Brooks Brothers gift card.

Complete team standings are shown below:

High School
1 - Northwood HS
2 - Myers Park HS
3 - Northwest Guilford HS
4 - Newton Conover HS
5 - Atkins A&T HS
6 - South Iredell HS
7 - East Surry HS
8 - AL Brown HS
9 - High Point Central HS
10 - Brunswick Early College HS

Middle School
1 - Northview MS of Hickory
2 - Gentry MS
3 - JN Fries MS
4 - Mount Airy MS
5 - Hickory Ridge MS
6 - Ligon GT Magnet MS
7 - Mount Mourne School
8 - 71st Classical MS
9 - Lucas MS
10 - Elizabeth City MS

Individual winners in each media are shown below:
High School
Printmaking: Elise Crawford of Northwood HS
Computer Generated: Caleb Cowan of Northwest Guilford HS
Photography: Kyndal Hutchinson of Northwood HS
Mixed Media: Anna Martin of Myers Park HS *Chosen as Best in Show (shown above)
Painting: Brenda Vang of Newton Conover HS
Drawing: Megan Hunter of Myers Park HS
Collage: Olivia Draper of Northwood HS

Middle School
Printmaking: Connor Slattery of Northview MS
Computer Generated: Gabriel Horn of Hickory Ridge MS
Photography: Abby Priebe of Ligon MS
Mixed Media: Emma Fuller of Northview MS *Chosen as Best in Show
Painting: Cesar Ramirez of Gentry MS
Drawing: Fiona Winter of Ligon MS
Collage: Makenzie Taylor of Mount Mourne
2015 Show Choir Champions Crowned

The State Finals of the William Peace University North Carolina Show Choir Competition were held Saturday, May 9 at Atkins A & T High School in Winston-Salem. The day began with Voyager Academy of Durham winning the high school division and ended with Harris Road Middle School of Concord winning the middle school division. This is the first show choir state title for both schools.

Harris Road MS performed a "Rhythm of the Night", "Turn the Beat Around", and "We Got the Beat". Voyager Academy (shown below) performed a medley from Hairspray.

Middle School Overall Results:

1 - Harris Road MS
2 - Jay M Robinson MS
3 - 71st Classical MS
4 - Hanes Magnet MS
5 - Mount Mourne School
6 - Mount Airy MS
7 - Elizabeth City MS

Best Male Solo: Mendoza from 71st Classical MS
Best Female Solo: Anna Ross from Harris Road MS
Best Male Stage Presence: Jose Baez from 71st Classical MS
Best Female Stage Presence: TiShana Jackson from Hanes Magnet MS
Best Choreography: Harris Road MS
Best Group Vocal: Harris Road MS
Best Show Design: Jay M Robinson MS
Best New Choir: Harris Road MS

High School Overall Results:

1 -  Voyager Academy
2 - Hough HS
3 - West Brunswick HS
4 - Grimsley HS
5 - Lake Norman HS
6t - Northeast Guilford HS
6t - Overhills HS
8 - Union County Early College

Best Male Solo: Kai Kelly from Voyager
Best Female Solo: Christina Purnell from Overhills
Best Male Stage Presence: Isaac Hubbell from Hough HS
Best Female Stage Presence: Marissa Varnum from West Brunswick HS
Best Combo: Lake Norman HS
Best Choreography: Grimsley HS
Best Group Vocals: Voyager
Best Show Design: Lake Norman HS
Best New Choir: Hough HS

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The NCASA Sponsorship Prospectus has been finalized for the 2014-2015 year. A variety of sponsorship levels are available for the academic season; contact us to receive a copy. Please review the NCASA Sponsorship Prospectus and consider supporting NCASA through the purchase of competition or cup naming rights.

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