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New Teacher Spotlight

by Ross Haney
Mrs. Tabitha Reid

Nicholas County Elementary School has a new fifth grade reading, writing, and math teacher this school year: Mrs. Tabitha Reid.

Mrs. Reid is a native of Nicholas County, and currently lives here with her husband Sam and her two kids: Maddox and Finley. In her free time, she enjoys shopping, traveling, eating, and spending time with her family.

Hailing from Carlisle, and a 2005 graduate of NCHS, Mrs. Tabitha Reid is very familiar with the Nicholas County School System. Upon high school graduation, she attended Eastern Kentucky University and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, and then received her Master’s degree to become a Reading and Writing Specialist at the University of the Cumberlands. Before accepting her current position at NCES, Mrs. Reid taught fifth grade in Estill County Schools for four years. She now teaches Reading, Writing, and Math at Nicholas County Elementary School.

When asked what inspired her to become a teacher, Mrs. Reid said: “Mrs. Broderick inspired me to become a teacher because she made students feel like they were all important and she made me feel like I could achieve my goals.”

Mrs. Reid said that she enjoyed almost everything about NCES: her students and coworkers were great, and she enjoyed working with them on a daily basis. She enjoys teaching in her hometown, and making a difference in the students’ lives where she was raised.

We congratulate Mrs. Reid on her new position, and wish her well as she helps to educate our local students!


NCHS Interact Club seeks new members
by Ross Haney

The Interact Club, Nicholas County High School’s newest extracurricular group, is now seeking members for its 2014-2015 season to enhance the club’s future plans and activities.

Interact Club is the stepping stone to the International Rotary Club. Students active in the club will learn the value of community service and build leadership skills that will benefit them throughout their life. The Interact Club does service projects of their own, and in addition, aids the local Rotary Club in their projects. This year, the NCHS club’s goal is to do at least two major community service projects, along with some extra volunteer work.

“We’re taking the youth that are going to grown up and become something, and we’re showing them how they can benefit this town and make a better future for everyone.” Interact Club Vice President, Dalton Hunt said.

Interact Club has three focus areas: people, animals, and the environment. Students in the club can pick one of these focus areas and decide to volunteer in that area; however, for students to work with animals or people, they will need prior training. As the school year progresses, the club will find more opportunities to volunteer in each area, and an official volunteer hours sheet for the club will be made in the near future to be approved by the county judge/executive.

The Nicholas County High School chapter of the Interact Club plans to have at least two official meetings a month. If a student is interested in joining the Interact Club, they can show up to the next meeting on Friday, Sept. 26 in Mrs. Johnson’s classroom. Annual dues are only $2.50, and will include a free t-shirt.

“It’s a great opportunity,” said Kim Hammond, Interact Club President. “It really lets you get close with people, and you get to help out everyone – everyone benefits.”

The Nicholas County High School Interact Club is sponsored by the Carlisle Rotary Club. Interact Club Officers (L to R): Heighley Grimes, Coralie von Sandrart, Kim Hammond, Dalton Hunt, Mary Brady, Sponsor Elizabeth Johnson


 

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