Education briefs

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 23, 2017

Essay contest

The Spencer Doll and Toy Museum will be hosting an essay contest in honor of upcoming Teacher Appreciation Week.

The contest is open to any elementary-aged student, and should answer the question, “What makes your favorite teacher so special, and why?”

Essays should be at least three paragraphs long and neatly presented. Submissions should include the author’s name, age, grade and contact information.

The winning essay will receive a teacher Barbie Doll and a special gift for the student’s teacher.

All entries should be sent or delivered to the Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, by May 7. Winners will be announced May 14.

FFA members visit NC Senate

Student members of local Future Farmers of America clubs recently paid a visit to the N.C. Senate and met with Sen. Tom McInnis (R-Richmond).

“I was very happy to welcome members of the FFA clubs of Rowan County public schools to the N.C. Senate,” McInnis said in a press release. “These young folks represent the next generation who will grow the food that is needed for our nation and world. Most all of the members will be going to college for some type of agricultural education. I am very honored to represent these outstanding young citizens of Rowan County.”