$1,000 donation How about this? Pleasant Ridge Elementary School received a $1,000 donation from Tijuana Flats in Gastonia to purchase playground equipment. Thank you, Tijuana Flats, for supporting our schools and community! Broadway Experience They are going to the Big Apple! Two of our high school students - James Swayney of Hunter Huss and Scott Queen of Stuart W. Cramer - are among 12 students from the Charlotte region chosen for the Broadway Experience. They will travel to New York City for a first- class experience of Broadway through a program sponsored by the N.C. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Scott Queen, Stuart W. Cramer James Swayney, Hunter Huss Coach McKoy, Coach of the Week NOV. 9–19 PREVIEW NIGHT NOV. 8 THE PARK EXPO & CONFERENCE CENTER THE SOUTHERN CHRISTMAS SHOW IS TURNING 50! JOIN US TO CELEBRATE THE SILVER & GOLD ANNIVERSARY WITH AN ENTRANCE THAT LOOKS DOWN MEMORY LANE. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED: WE’RE SO SURE YOU’LL ENJOY THE SHOW, WE’LL REFUND YOUR ADMISSION IF YOU DON’T. MEDIA SPONSOR: BUY ONLINE & SAVE SouthernChristmasShow.com 8 • November/December 2017 • Parent Teacher Magazine Hunter Huss High School football coach Jamal McKoy was selected as Coach of the Week for the Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints football game. McKoy along with other Coach of the Week recipients will be honored with an on- field presentation and game ball at the December 17 game against the Green Bay Packers. As Coach of the Week, McKoy received a $1,000 donation from the Carolina Panthers, Toshiba, and the National Football League for the school’s athletic program. Congratulations, Coach McKoy! GO Month October was GO Month in Gaston County, and the focus was is education and workforce. We are proud of our partnerships with the Gaston Regional Chamber, Greater Gaston Development Corporation, Gaston College, and our local business community. Because of these partnerships, we have a successful Career and Technical Education program that focuses on making students aware of career opportunities here in Gaston County and prepares students for what awaits after graduation. Educators in the Workplace, Students@Work, Career and College Promise, College Expo, and Career and Manufacturing Expo are a few of our initiatives that connect students with college and careers.