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Polk Central teachers attend NCCAT programs

Kristy G. Cox and Kelleigh A. Powell of Polk Central Elementary recently attended programs held at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a recognized national leader in professional development programming for our state’s teachers, in Cullowhee

Saunderson honored for completing agricultural leaders’ program

Polk County High School rising senior Noriana Saunderson was recently recognized for completing North Carolina Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL) Program

Community Foundation gives more than $210,000 in scholarships to area students

Since 1975, the Polk County Community Foundation has been dedicated to improving the quality of life for all in our community. Assets managed by the Community Foundation now exceed well over $55 million. The Foundation receives charitable donations of all sizes from community members and then distributes grants to local nonprofits and educators as well as scholarships to students

Loss of federal funding means changes coming for Polk County Schools afterschool program

The end of federal funding for Polk County Schools' afterschool initiative will mean changes to the program this fall

Bright’s Creek pro helps introduce Saluda Elementary students to golf

As part of his efforts to help grow the game of golf in Polk County, Bright's Creek professional Brian Stewart recently offered instruction to Saluda Elementary students during their physical education class

Sunny View honors academic, attendance standouts for final six weeks

Sunny View Elementary School recognizes students who attained perfect attendance and qualified for the Honor Roll during the final six weeks of school

PCMS sixth graders work to develop ‘Four C’s’

Polk County sixth graders spent much of the recent school year getting future ready. The U.S. Department of Education continues to promote the "Four C’s" to...

Photos: 2017 Polk County High School graduates

Enjoy a photo gallery of every graduate to walk across the stage Friday night at Polk County High School's 2017 commencement, held in G.M. Tennant Stadium

Photos: Polk County High School 2017 graduation

Polk County High School celebrated the graduation of its 2017 class on Friday during ceremonies in G.M. Tennant Stadium

Video: Polk County High School 2017 graduation

Watch video of Polk County High School's 2017 graduation ceremony.