Principal Justin Carver (far left) stands with Banner Elk Elementary School's Kiwanis grant winning teachers (left to right) Jill Rogers, Amy Fortune and Brittany Hughes.  Kiwanian Jim Swinkola (far right) presented the grants on January 22.  The Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk supports classroom projects meant to improve student learning. 

Avery High students attended a “Key Leader” training workshop at Camp Thunderbird over their spring break.  Sponsored by the Banner Elk Kiwanis Foundation, students learned valuable personal leadership skills and how to become effective servant leaders in their home, school and community.

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Avery High Key Club attends Carolinas District Convention

Lillian O’Hagan; elected Lt. Governor Division 3, Haley Daniels; top 6 Talent Finalist and Club President 2019, Lily Markland; Oratorical competition, Ellie Kitchin; past Club President and former Lt. Governor, and Emma Kitchin; 1st Place Essay Winner.   Teresa Shadoin, Key Club Advisor 

Avery High’s Key Club was recognized as the top club out of 200 plus Key Clubs in North and South Carolina for their fundraising efforts with UNICEF’s Eliminate Project. The club also placed 2nd in Digital Poster and 3rd in Non-Traditional Scrapbook competitions.