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Advantage Extras: Spring 2016 Issue

Spring 2016

Clark the 'Super Kitty'

The strong willed (incredibly cute) cat named Clark has been all the rage since his foster mom introduced him to the innovative kids at Cane Creek Middle School! Here are some additional photos of our furry hero:

Clark Photo 1Clark Photo 2Clark Photo 3Clark Photo 4
Clark Photo 5, Clark Photo 6, Clark Photo 7.

Clarks Adoption Agency is the Transylvania Animal Alliance Group (TAAG)TAAG also has a Facebook page and even their own 'Clark Kent Super Kitten' T-Shirt Fundraising Campaign!

Enka Intermediate School

Enka Aerial

See drawings, construction photos and read more about the new Enka Intermediate School through BCS Facilities.

On March 3, Principal Carleene Finger was appointed by the Buncombe County Board of Education as the inaugural principal of Enka Intermediate School.

“As you might imagine, there was a tremendous amount of anticipation in this appointment. Consequently, there were a number of extremely high-quality candidates who applied to be the first leader of this fabulous new school in the Enka District,” Dr. Baldwin said. “Principal Carleene Finger rose to the top because, as a leader, she brings the highest levels of experience, enthusiasm, and success to her new post. I have every confidence she will be a wonderful fit at Enka Intermediate School.”

Read the full press release of Principal Finger's appointment.

Theatre Arts at A.C. Reynolds High School: Spring Musical

Theatre Arts at A.C. Reynolds Photo

The director, cast, and crew of A.C. Reynolds High invite you to see their spring musical production of Hello, Dolly! Mark your calendars to attend this fabulous story, May 19 – 21 of 2016, in the Bryant-McAfee Fine Arts Center. 

Complete information for this and all Rockets productions may be found on the A.C. Reynolds Theatre Arts site.

The Bryant-McAfee Fine Arts Center is located at 1 Rocket Drive, Asheville, NC 288003. Need directions? Here's a map!

T.C. Roberson High School Swimming and Diving:
Not a Team, But a Family

T.C. Roberson Swimming

At BCS, we are very proud of our accomplished student-athletes! Due to formatting restrictions, we had to trim down the stats section of this article in print, but wanted to be sure this information was available to sports fans, parents and the community! (BCS extends special thanks to Assistant Coach Katherine Grainger for her help in creating this article.) Here is the full article, as written by Grainger and edited by Communications Specialist Ben Rickert:

Not a Team, But a Family
By: Katherine Grainger / Ben Rickert

The T.C. Roberson Rams swimming and diving team trains with the motto of “Not a team, but a family.”  Long hours of training each week coupled with routine spaghetti dinners creates a family-like bond for teammates- a necessary ingredient for a successful season. 

With excellent diving and swimming performances, the team swept the MAC Conference this year. Months of hard work and grueling pool sets paid off in early February as the team traveled to Regionals and State to compete against the best swimmers in North Carolina. 

“Our athletes showed that they are among the best in our state,” said Assistant Coach Katherine Grainger, who works alongside Head Coach Jim Cottam. “Their success is proof that hard work and dedication in the pool truly pay off.”

The team’s accomplishments this season are extensive. This year, the diving team had three divers compete at the 4A Western Regional dive meet. At the 4A Western Regional swim meet, the girls placed 8th overall with Camille Long making the podium for 3rd place in the both the 200 and 500-yard freestyle events.  Anna Newman joined the podium with a strong 3rd place finish in the 100-yard butterfly.  The boys team also swam impressively, taking 6th place overall. 

At the 4A State meet, the Ram’s top swimmers proudly represented WNC, setting 10 new school records in the process. Erwin Ortiz set a record in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:41.55 (13th place), the 200-yard freestyle (1:43.43, 10th place) and the 100-yard freestyle (47.61, 400 freestyle relay lead-off split).  Mitchel Stanek set two new team records: the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 59.21 (6th place) and another in the 200-yard individual medley (1:56.74, 11th place).  Two of the boys’ relay records were also broken with swimmers Erwin Ortiz, Mitchell Stanek, Reid Arwood and Jake Skigen. For the girls, Camille Long set a new team record in the 200-yard freestyle (1:54.10, 12th place) and the 500-yard freestyle (5:01.45, 10th place). The girls’ 400-yard freestyle relay (including Camille Long, Anna Newman, Maddy Widmann and Layton Bell) set a new team record of by finishing in 14th place with a time of 3:38.89.  

“It has been a very rewarding season,” concluded Grainger. “Coach Cottam and I are extremely proud of all that this team has accomplished.”

Enka Middle School Wrestling: A Perennial Powerhouse

Enka MS Wrestling Team

(Pictured above: "Enka Middle School 2015-2016 Wrestling Team, Conference Tournament".)

Here are some more great photos of the season:
Eli Vassey, two-time conference and state champion. controls his opponent.
Josh Crigger, conference runner-up, pins his opponent.
Garrett Pugh, conference champ, dominates his opponent.
Colby Howard, conference champ, finishes off his opponent.

The Enka Middle School Wrestling schedule may be viewed on the school's web site.

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