Several recognitions were made at the October meeting of the Watauga County Board of Education.

The Board presented the Servant's Heart Award to Julie Anderson, a volunteer at Blowing Rock School. Anderson works with students in Blowing Rocks band program and has had a considerable impact on students there according to band teacher Kyle Hernandez-Adams. Anderson is pictured with Hernandez-Adams and WCS Superintendent Dr. Scott Elliott.

The Board also recently received the Golden Bell award from the NC School Board Association, the highest professional development honor available to Boards of Education. The award recognizes that all five Board members have met the Association’s highest standards for the completion of training that strengthens their understanding of their roles as Board members.

The board also recognized the work of principals across the district in observance of Nation Principals Month.