Community and Business

Two local families and two local causes are $10,000 better off thanks to the 16th annual Mr. Watauga High School Pageant, an event that combines skits, musical numbers, and lots of laughs to produce an evening of fun and a legacy of giving for students at the high school.

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute recently honored its forty-second academy of graduates from the Basic Law Enforcement Training program.  Four graduates completed more than 660 hours of training over 16 weeks. Following the course, students had to successfully complete a rigorous physical exam as well as the standardized state test.

Watauga High School will host “Eighth Grade Parent Nights” for current eighth graders and their parents or legal guardians on two dates in January, with each date reserved for students and parents from specific schools.

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Continuing Education and Workforce Development divison has announced several upcoming hobby and personal interest courses. The college has also announced that gift certificates for continuing education courses are available for the holidays. Following is a schedule of upcoming courses.

Watauga High School Spanish Teacher Carmen Scoggins is the recipient of the national Award for Excellence in Foreign Language Instruction Using Technology, presented by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and the International Association for Language Learning Technology (IALLT). Scoggins, who also teaches at ASU, said she is proud of the award “as a reflection of how the faculty at Watauga High School works very hard to serve our students as well as we possibly can, including through continuous innovations in the effective use of instructional technology.”