The Stokes County School Board took time during its regular meeting Monday to honor a variety of staff and students at North Stokes High School
Cafeteria Manager Bertha Amos was recognized for receiving the state Mary Long Beasley Award, an annual award given to one child nutrition employee inthe state who exudes the same joy and optimism that was known in Mary Long Beasley.
The recipient of the award is selected by Beasley’s family along with a review team.
“This award is only given to the most outstanding child nutritionist in the state each year,” said Superintendent Ronnie Mendenhall.
He noted that Amos had specifically requested the school board hold off on recognizing her until they could do so at the same time as they recognized the North Stokes track team for their second state title in a row.
The board did so Monday, honoring athletes Austin Boyles, Brandon Boyles, Daniel Brown, Dawson Durham, Elijah East, Junior Fulks, Buddy Geiger, Erin Heather, Justin Kenard, Andy Kopp, Andrew Lankford, Ross Lucia, Isaac Mabe, Laith Nickell, Shepard Ottaway, Austin Pruitt, Kevin Robertson, Dalton Sawyers, Mark Tucker and Blake Williams, coaches Mike Williams, Rodney King, Jimmy Dillard, Ben Kelble, Breana Largen and Bill Hart, and individual state champions Laith Nickel, Justin Kenard and Andy Kopp.
“It is a big step to win a state championship one time to but to repeat and win it two years in a row is really special,” said Mendenhall.
The board also honored Rodney King for receiving the 2015 NCHSAA Special Person Award for maintaining a wholesome athletic environment at North Stokes High School.
Finally the board recognized North Stokes High School Principal Nathan Rasey for achieving a graduation rate of 95.7 percent for the 2014-15 school year.
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