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PCHS students get firsthand look at Polk County government

Students from Polk County High School recently toured Polk County government offices. They were addressed by several speakers who explained their various job functions in government operations.

PCHS agriculture students tour research center

Students from the Polk County High agriculture program recently toured the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research Center in Mills River. The students are enrolled in the horticulture classes taught by Chauncey Barber.

PCHS students attend FFA Leadership Conference

Members of Polk County High School's Future Farmers of America chapter recently attended the Western Regional FFA Leadership Conference at Madison High School in Marshall

Polk County racks up hardware at Science Olympiad regional

Of the numerous counties in the western section of the state represented at Saturday's Asheville Regional Science Olympiad at UNC Asheville, only one qualified two teams for April's state tournament in Raleigh. That would be Polk County.

PCHS Health Science class enthused about heart study

Students in Pam Arrowood's Health Science I class at Polk County High School are excited about studying the human body

PCHS chorus entertains Historical Society with holiday tunes

Members of the Polk County High School chorus had the opportunity Tuesday to perform for the Polk County Historical Society in the Isothermal Community College auditorium in Columbus.

Community Foundation awards more than $200,000 in scholarships to Class of 2016

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 $50 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.

PCHS football team, cheerleaders help Tryon Elementary end anti-bullying month

Polk County High School football players, cheerleaders and coaches helped Tryon Elementary School celebrate the end of its anti-bullying month, visiting the school for a month-end celebration

PCHS Senior Dairy Judging Team takes third in state competition

The Polk County High School Senior Dairy Judging Teams earned first in the Western Region and third in the state at the 2017 North Carolina FFA State Dairy Evaluation Career Development Event held April 8 in Iredell County.

PCHS students get first-in-nation chance to use DNA science in classroom

Polk County High School students under the guidance of science teacher Jennifer Allsbrook recently had an opportunity to be the first high schoolers in the nation to use cutting-edge DNA science in a classroom setting