South Lenoir holds Family Night event

South Lenoir holds Family Night event

Students and families attend Family Night at South Lenoir High School. Photo by Catherine Hardee / Neuse News

South Lenoir High School opened its doors this week for its second annual Family Night.

Biology teacher Jodi Maxey shows a dolphin skull to student Amira Ackley. Photo by Catherine Hardee / Neuse News

Principal Steve Saint-Amand said more than 400 people attended Thursday night’s event, an increase of over 100 from the previous year.

“We’ve been very pleased with the outreach from the community and the number of people who’ve come out to support our cause. … It was a very good success,” he said.

The Family Night was a chance, he said, for parents and students to showcase the school to the community, and for the families of students to interact with the teachers.

Representatives from local community colleges and several universities were on hand to provide information to prospective students and their families, and LCC also provided information about programs allowing students to take college classes while in high school.

Information on different career paths was also available, as recruiters from different branches of the military were present, as were representatives for various local industries and branches of law enforcement.

Art teacher Laura Jackson helps students and families create a banner. Photo by Catherine Hardee / Neuse News

The different school clubs and programs had a chance to showcase their accomplishments, including the South Lenoir Art Club. Art teacher Laura Jackson said she was happy to be able to showcase her students.

“I think it has been a wonderful experience for the students and their families,” she said.

Visitors had a chance to add their hand print to a banner meant to let people show they are a part of the South Lenoir family.

Door prizes were also part of the festivities, with prizes including Krispy Kreme donuts, free oil changes, Down East Wood Ducks tickets, Carolina Mudcats gear and tickets, Bojangles’ gift certificates, Baron & the Beef gift certificates, and free pizza certificates. Lucky winners were able to claim their prizes throughout the evening.

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