The Anson County Board of Education recognized several students and staff members for their achievements during the board’s meeting on Monday evening.
Kaegan Chambers, a fourth-grader at Peachland-Polkton Elementary School, was recognized for winning the district spelling bee. Chambers will represent Anson County in the Charlotte Observer’s 63rd regional spelling bee at ImaginOn in Charlotte on Feb. 27.
The Anson Middle School football team was also honored for winning its championship game on Nov. 16. This was the team’s first time winning the championship title since 1998, coach J.F. Harward wrote for the Record last year.
Harward, school athletic director John Martin and the entire team were recognized, including seventh-grader Dexter Jones and eighth-graders Tray Davis, Darren Harrington, Maurice Caple, Tyreke Massey, Lukus Buchanan, Shamond Ingram, Adrian Coleman and Nicholas Little.
Several staff members were honored for their contribution to the schools, as well. Jaclyn McCormick, Bonnie Worley, Victoria Powell, Holly Berry and Kaye Edwards were all called up before the board. The child nutrition department employees completed their ServSafe certifications and will not need to renew them until Jan. 18, 2022.
Superintendent Michael Freeman, who presented all of the honorees with certificates from the board, said the ServSafe training was surprisingly “vigorous” and “difficult.”
Freeman said that other staff members who have previously received similar certifications will have their information reviewed so that they can be recognized, as well.
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