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Be bold and resilient in journey ahead, 600 graduates told

Six hundred seniors matriculated in back-to-back-to-back commencement ceremonies Saturday – 172 at South Lenoir High, 185 at Kinston High and 243 at North Lenoir High – and with graduating seniors from Lenoir County Early College High School and Lenoir County Learning Academy, who received diplomas in earlier ceremonies, the district’s Class of 2024 numbered 665, the most in a least 10 years.

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LCPS employee group honors head, heart with annual awards

A district administrator who put his head to work to make Lenoir County Public Schools a leader in digital learning and technology and an executive assistant who puts her heart into celebrating and supporting fellow employees have won the top two annual awards presented by LCPS chapter of the N.C. Association of Educational Office Professionals. Charles White, LCPS’s director of media and technology, was named AEOP Administrator of the Year for 2025-2025 and Esther Hines, an officer of the AEOP chapter since 2016, is the 2024-2025 AEOP Professional of the Year.

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State bestows honor on leader of EC Program

Vivian Roach, the leader of the Exceptional Children’s Program for Lenoir County Public Schools, is recipient of the Distinguished Service Award presented by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction’s Office of Exceptional Children. Celebrated for her experience, depth of knowledge and steady-handed leadership, Roach was honored for her “significant contribution to the positive outcomes of students with disabilities in North Carolina.”

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LCPS names 2024-2025 Teacher of the Year

Erin Greene, the third-grade teacher at Northwest Elementary School who was a finalist for the state’s Beginning Teacher of the Year award in 2019, moved higher in the echelon of educators Tuesday night when she was named LCPS Teacher of the Year for 2024-2025. Competition for the district’s top annual award for teachers came to a climax at the LCPS Employee Recognition Banquet with the crowning of Greene, the celebration of fellow Teacher of the Year finalists Alicia Davis of La Grange Elementary and Daree Edmondson of Rochelle Middle and the recognition of all Teacher of the Year winners at their schools.

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LCPS doubles up on STEM awards

Science teacher Kayla Lane-Varnell is the 2024 winner of the Center’s Outstanding Educator Award in Science, Mathematics and Technology Education and Rachel Noble, known for her achievements in FFA and the field of agricultural science, is winner of the Student Leadership Award in Science, Mathematics and Technology Education.

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LCPS: Your School System of Choice

From academics to fine arts to athletics, from clubs to science competitions, Lenoir County Public Schools strives to provide a well-rounded school experience for all students in all grades in all schools. That's one of the reasons that nearly 90 percent of all school-age youth in Lenoir County attend LCPS.

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Digital Learning

LCPS sets the standard for digital learning. No other district in the nation has more Apple Distinguished Schools.

Digital Learning

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Female high school students costumed as a mermaid sings in musical.
Fine Arts

From chorus to theater to band, LCPS provides opportunities for all students to explore their interests and showcase their talents.

Fine Arts

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Female high school student works at a compujter in drafting class.
Career & Technical Education

 More than 2,000 of our middle and high school students take part in CTE classes, exploring career interests that can become career opportunities.

Careet & Technical Education

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