Board Salutes- May 7, 2013
SBHS Student Savanna Michaux to attend the North Carolina School of Science and Math
SBHS student, Savanna Michaux has accepted a highly prestigious invitation to attend the North Carolina School of Science and Math, the first public residential high school established for STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).
According to Michaux’s teachers she is a dedicated student who shows a strong passion and aptitude for science, math, and leadership. She is actively involved in the 4-H Club and serves as a counselor for summer programs. She is also a member of the SBHS swim and tennis teams. All agree she is well respected by her peers as well as her teachers.
Michaux is following in the steps of previous Cougars to attend the North Carolina School of Science and Math and will certainly represent the South family and Brunswick County Schools with pride as she prepares for her future.
The Board of Education and especially the Fine Arts Department of Brunswick County Schools wish to honor Mr. Mike Sapp, the Director of the Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College, for the following ways he has promoted the cultural arts in Brunswick County:
· the positive commitment he has made and continually displays towards cultural arts in Brunswick County;
· his theatrical expertise by perpetuating a professional atmosphere at all productions featured at Odell Williamson Auditorium whether they are from professional performers and companies from around the world or from local fine arts groups from our schools or community;
· his tireless focus on making the Odell Williamson Auditorium a grand setting for showcasing student and adult talent since its opening in 1993;
· his collaboration with all 19 of Brunswick County Schools and its countywide fine arts departments to produce the best shows possible, whether they highlight choral or instrumental music, theatre, dance, or a visual art exhibit;
· his commitment as a parent to be engaged in support of booster groups for the arts;
· his serving as a judge for fine arts events, such as the 2013 High-School One-Act Play Festival;
· his superior public speaking skills as the Master of Ceremony for the 2012 Odell & Virginia Williamson Student Oratory Scholarship Competition;
· his support of summer student fine arts’ camps showcasing drama, dance, and chorus with the Brunswick County School System and the Brunswick Arts Council;
· his teaching of technical elements and tools, such as those with sound engineering and lighting, to groups of students and adults for general knowledge or continuing education units or CEU’s;
· his promotion of the coffee house mini-productions showcasing student talent in the Event Center;
· his negotiation skills in scheduling professional clinics for selected students by certain national groups from his booking schedule, such as the New York Improvisation Troupe for 2013 and the Walnut Street Theatre Troupe from Philadelphia for 2014;
· his working with the Brunswick County Professional Development staff in scheduling workshops and speakers at Odell Williamson Auditorium and Event Center;
· his commitment to staging excellent high-school graduation ceremonies on behalf of the students in Brunswick County Schools;
· his collaboration with Communities in Schools and other county organizations to promote such programs as important fund raisers, Dancing with the Brunswick Stars, political forums, and other important events;
· his collaboration and support of the Brunswick Arts Council in conjunction with the school system in promoting special programs for students and adults, such as plays, dinners, festivals, or speakers, for the multi-cultural aspects of the arts;
· his support and appreciation of arts integration in our schools;
· his long-standing love for and dedication of the creative part of each individual; and
· his ability to expand cultural arts opportunities to enrich the lives of all of Brunswick County citizens—young and old alike.
We salute Mr. Mike Sapp for being a trusted friend of the citizens in Brunswick County and especially the arts in Brunswick County Schools as he continues to model such important qualities as professionalism, commitment, respect, hard work, high ethical standards, and craft excellence in making sure that, no matter what else, the “show must go on.”