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EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARD winner Ed Spitler, Jr. with State Board member Linda Estep;
STAFF OF THE YEAR AWARD winner Gary Heisey (R) with wife Janice and State Board member Bill McBrayer;
PRESIDENT OF THE YEAR recipient Dr. Lawrence L. Rouse with State Board Chair Scott Shook;
DISTINGUISHED PARTNERS IN EXCELLENCE: Mark Bellissimo, managing partner of Tryon Resorts and Tryon International Equestrian Center; Bill McBrayer, State Board member; Ray Williams and Don Hofmann Isothermal Community College trustees; Roger Smith, Tryon Resorts and Tryon International Equestrian Center partner; and Walter Dalton, president of Isothermal Community College;
I.E. READY AWARD recipient Dr. Ben F. Currin with State Board member Janet Lowder (l) and Vance-Granville CC President Stelfanie Williams.