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Dr. Cheryl Davids, dean of the SCC Macon Campus, has named Polly Russell as winner of the Macon Campus Employee Award. Russell, who serves as administrative assistant, was honored after receiving a number of nominations from her colleagues.

“We established this award to recognize a faculty or staff member who provides an outstanding contribution to our campus and our students,” Dr. Davids said. “Polly is a great ambassador for SCC and the Macon Campus. We are fortunate to have her.”





For more than a decade Josh Lynch has worked for the Macon County School system. Starting his career as a third grade teacher at Cowee School in 2004, Lynch has worked his way up the ranks and now in his third year as serving as principal of Cartoogechaye Elementary, Lynch was named the 2015 Macon County Principal of the Year on Monday night.

"I am a direct product of the Macon County school system," said Lynch. "It is an honor to represent my school district in this manner. Our county has great principals in each school and I look up to and learn from each administrator as they lead each of their schools."


When it comes to creating a mold for educators and support staff for employees of the Macon County School System, there is no one recipe to follow. From bus drivers who greet students in the morning, to the teachers who help with daily work, to cafeteria staff who keep students fed, the district's employees work together from sun up to sun down to ensure that each and every student in Macon County is cared for.

After spending nearly 30 years working within the school system, Reba Rogers has served students in a multitude of positions and roles and for her dedication and service, on Monday night, the Macon County Board of Education recognized Rogers as the 2015 Support Person of the Year.


Drake Software and Macon County schools are teaming up once again to create cards for the American Red Cross’s Holiday Mail for Heroes project. This year, Drake Software and nine participating schools – Cartoogechaye Elementary, East Franklin Elementary, Highlands School, Iotla Valley Elementary, Nantahala School, Union Academy, South Macon Elementary, Mountain View Intermediate, and Macon Middle School – expect to donate over 3,000 cards for the project.

Guided by the motto “give something that means something,” the Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes project provides a vehicle for sending cards of thanks, encouragement, and holiday cheer to members of our U.S. Armed Forces, veterans, and their military families. The Red Cross collects cards from participants and delivers them into the hands of soldiers and veterans at home, in VA hospitals, and overseas. Since the program’s inception in 2006, the Red Cross has collected more than 4.7 million holiday cards.


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