Early College students set goals

Published 3:30 pm Thursday, September 3, 2015

While most of Davie County Schools began the school year on Aug. 24, Davie County Early College students have been back since Aug. 5.

Students at the Early College are expected to do what is necessary to succeed in an environment that demands academic rigor, mindsets and behavior.   The first two weeks of school included activities designed to help students work collaboratively, and to set meaningful goals for themselves.

These activities culminated in a school-wide meeting where students had the opportunity to listen to four alumni, Lee Ziglar (inaugural class – ’11, UNC Charlotte) Kelsey Wooten (’13 – Eastern Carolina), Bibiana Arroyo (’14 – Salem College) and Eric Powell (’14 UNC School of the Arts) speak on the subject of perseverance – in academics and in life.

Students had the opportunity to sign artwork created teacher Dee Mallory, and pledge to uphold the culture and traditions of Davie County Early College.

That evening, Early College students, staff and families gathered for the Early College Kickoff Orientation Night.  Participants enjoyed a meal together, learned about student clubs, and enjoyed outdoor games.

Parents had the opportunity to participate in a protocol, led by Principal Denise Absher, that mimics the type of instruction students experience. The PTSO sponsored a 50/50 raffle; Junior Sebastian Casper was the winner.