My son Sam is a senior at First Flight High School, just started back this week. He is the last of the Whitley Boys to complete their education in the Dare County school system. He will be in the graduating class of 2010. Dare County School System is one of the best in the state, here’s a few reasons why:
Recent news from the school’s website: http://www.darecountyschoolsonline.com/moxie/schools/index.shtml
- Dare Students Shine as Second Best in State on SAT
- Dare Schools Meet 98% of Federal Testing Targets
- FFHS ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicles)Team takes First in Design in International Competition, Buzzard Bay, Massachusetts
- FFHS Journalism Program Earns Tar Heel Award and more.
There have been memorable events over the years with the Whitley Boys in school, but one that stands out in my mind occurred a couple of years ago.
I packed lunch for Sam when he was 14, a young 9th grader, first year of high school. Off he goes to school. At lunch in the cafeteria, he reaches into his lunch bag, pulls out his sandwich and a Budweiser! Blame it on lack of coffee or something, I guess I thought it was a soda. Good kid that he is, he turned it right in to the teacher on duty.