Meet your 2020-21 Officers!! I am confident that this trio will work to help NHS maintain its tenets and its reputation as a well-rounded, devoted group of academically excellent young men and women. Please make this job a bit easier by adhering to guidelines, bylaws and requirements at all times!
NHS President, Miss MaryAnna Bailey is a senior at Wilkes Central High School. She has been a part of Beta Club for four years (serving as President her Junior year), and National Honor Society for three years. She has been a JV and Varsity cheerleader and actively participates in Student Council, Key Club, and Junior Civitans. She has been dancing at Studio 68 for the past 16 years where she is a member of the Company Stars competitive dance group. She loves participating in the annual WCHS Choral Department musicals. One of her favorite high school memories was singing with her high school's Chamber Choir at the Capitol Building in Raleigh her Sophomore year. She enjoys being a part of leadership because it allows her to organize events such as the Beta Club Induction Ceremony, EC Prom, the Freshmen Jumpstart. Best of all is hanging out with Ms. Sappington during lunch. She hopes to one day be a public spokesperson for Walt Disney World and loves staying current on the newest Disney news.
NHS Co-Vice President, Mr. Tate Jolly is a senior this year at The Nest. He was happy to be inducted into the NHS last year. Throughout his high school career he has participated in Beta Club, Student Council Association, Madrigal Choir, and Junior Civitan. Outside of class, you can find Tate running with the Cross Country Team and lifeguarding at the YMCA. Tate wants to leave high school (if he's lucky) having a big impact on Wilkes Central and his community.
NHS Co-Vice President, Miss Lauren Pyke is a senior at Wilkes Central High School. This is her second year as the color guard captain of the Marching Eagles Band. She has supported her community and school as a member of both the Beta club and National Honor Society. Due to her sister’s job as a special education instructor, Lauren has been dedicated to making the students in special education classrooms feel included; in middle school, she visited Mrs. Egget’s special education classroom daily, and she has volunteered to help with Special Olympics every year at Wilkes Central High School. She adores working with children, and her 2019 summer internship with Camp Invention enabled her to encourage young children to pursue scientific interests. Although Lauren does not have a concrete career plan, she aspires to employ her own love of life sciences to potentially pursue a career in environmental science or sustainability. Lauren is thrilled to work with Mrs. Sappington for the next few months!