BCS Advantage Magazine Summer 2016 - Page 18

#BCS Seven students came to Erwin High in 2012 with mixed expectations. These students have forged different paths, but they share one common pursuit: attending a top tier university. “These four years have shown me that . the support of this school allows students to achieve anything they set their minds to. I wouldn’t trade my experiences at Erwin for the world,”said vice president Matthew Braswell. Students at Johnston Elementary School dressed up like their favorite book character, participated in a parade, and selected a free book during Storybook Character Day. Owen High School English teacher Tom Turner’s classes are getting to know students 6,000 miles away as part of a pen pal program with students in South Korea. “The more we are able to view the world from perspectives other than our own, the better we can judge our own actions and those of our country,” he says. 16