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Polk County High’s Rhinehart awarded Facebook grant for robotics

Polk County High School science teacher Leslie Rhinehart is one of 13 area recipients of a grant from Facebook's Forest City Data Center as part of its sixth annual Community Action Grants program

PCHS National Honor Society inducts new members

Polk County High School's Chapter of National Honor Society inducted new members during a May 23 ceremony in the school auditorium

Polk trio earns spot with WNC All-District Clinic Band

Three Polk County band students - Ellie Booth, Jacob Grigg and Taylor Warren - have earned the honor of performing in the Western North Carolina All District Clinic Band

Polk County high schools adopt honor graduate recognition beginning in 2019

Graci Moser would have preferred her high school transcript include a wider variety of classes. But the 2015 Polk County High School graduate worried that...

Mission physician shares educational path with PCHS chemistry students

Polk County High School students in Leslie Rhinehart’s AP Chemistry class recently had the opportunity to speak with a resident doctor from Mission Health

PCHS band entertains at Veterans Day festivities

The Polk County High School band, under the direction of Cindy Gilbert, helped entertain the crowd Wednesday at the Veterans Day parade and celebration in Columbus.

Toshiba grant to help PCHS science students with data analysis

Polk County High School science teacher Leslie Rhinehart recently received a grant from the Toshiba America Foundation to purchase Vernier Sensors and Labquest2 for her chemistry classes

A focus on others: Feagan leaves legacy of students, faculty first

With an approach centered on students and faculty, retiring Polk County High School principal Mary Feagan helped develop PCHS into one of the top high schools in the state, endearing herself to all around her along the way

PCHS concert band earns Superior rating from judges

Polk County High School's concert band earned a Superior rating during its performance on March 29 at the North Carolina Music Performance Assessment, held at Smoky Mountain High School in Sylva

Local students fare well at Science Olympiad regional tourney

Students from Polk County Middle School and Polk County High School enjoyed another successful day Saturday at the North Carolina Science Olmypiad Asheville Regional, bringing home a number of individual and team medals