On Friday Feb. 19th, Bald Creek Students celebrated being named a NC A+ School. Eight students from grades 3-5 wrote essays and demonstrated public speaking skills as they spoke at a school wide assembly on "What It Means to Attend an A+ School and What It Takes to Be an A+ Student". 5th grade student Skylar Wheeler spoke, “To be an A+ student, it takes hard work, dedication and studying. You can do anything as long as you believe in it". 2014-15 Teacher of the Year Laura Davis, 2015-16 Teacher of the Year Lori McCourry, Teacher Assistant of the Year Joyce Hensley and Teacher Jessica Duncan also spoke to the students. Teacher Lori McCourry stated, "Working at an A+ School means faculty and students going the extra mile, working a little harder, digging deeper, doing things you don't want to do and not taking the easy way out. The only place Success comes before Work is in the dictionary". Four 5th students, Riley Penland, Aidan Silvers, Chance McIntosh and Jesse Shelton wrote positive messages which were attached to balloons and released at the end of the program. Chance McIntosh wrote, "Dream beautiful dreams and work hard to make them come true." Principal Sherry Robinson says, "Words can't describe how proud I am of everyone. Being an A+ School is a huge accomplishment. We put good resources in the hands of excellent educators and combine that with parents who support the education of their children. It really is a team effort of open minded, positive people working towards a common vision."