Sara Holly - Morehead-Cain Scholar
East Mecklenburg High’s ‘change-maker’
Holley is a lot like the roller coasters she loves: moving forward at
full speed, attacking every dip and curve, and climbing to new heights.
East Mecklenburg High senior has been a force behind many initiatives
during her high school career, most notably TEDxEastMecklenburg, a showcase for student ideas and speakers. Graduating June 10, she also is a candidate for an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma and was recently named a Morehead-Cain Scholar, one of the nation's premier academic awards.
As a Morehead-Cain Scholar, Sara will participate in a summer enrichment program that includes an
outdoor leadership course. She will live on a boat for 20 days with no
electronics, sailing the coast of Maine and acquiring a variety of
"A small part of it is solo and I've heard it's very meditative," Sara said. "I hope to have a challenging summer."
Social studies teacher Kathryn Kinser said Sara is a change-maker and that she is unlike any student she has ever met.
vision, drive, passion and dedication are unmatched," Kinser said.
"Sara has a unique ability to get people to believe in her vision as
passionately as she does, a feat most leaders well beyond her age cannot
achieve. At 25, I find myself thinking more times than I'd like to
admit, 'I want to be like her when I grow up.'"
CMS - Global Ready School District
CMS made the announcement on February 8, 2018 that the District is one of only two districts in the State to be awarded as being Global Ready. East Mecklenburg is the only high school in the State of NC to be awarded as a Global Ready High School. Speaking to the local press at the media announcement from East Mecklenburg High School was Rick Parker, Principal, Deb Semmler, Chairmen of Global Emersion Team, and Hannah Wondmagegn, Student. Superintendent, Ann Clark along with other school leaders to talk about what it means to be a Global Ready School District and Schools at the briefing.
Click to see the video of Mr. Parker, Ms. Semmler, and Hannah Wondmagegn address the media at the CMS - Global Ready announcement.
1st Prepared Global Ready High School in NC
On Thursday, November 3, 2016 East Mecklenburg High School was recognized by the State Board of Education for North Carolina in Raleigh, as the first and ONLY Prepared Global Ready High School in the state.
Way to go Eagles!
East Mecklenburg High School - Teacher of the Year
Chief Ineal Knowton, Jr.
After serving 25 years in the United States Air Force, I joined the East Meck Team in June 2011. I am a native of West Helena, Arkansas and received my undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. Currently, I am working on my Master's Degree at Wingate University.
What I truly enjoy about being at East is teaching and mentoring the students in the JROTC program and making myself available to mentor all the other students here at the school. This year I have been active in various areas of the school. In October 2016, I was honored to be selected as Staff Member of the Month. My activities outside of JROTC has been driving the bus for the sports teams, being a part of the Global Immersion Steering Team, which lead the way for the school becoming the first high school in North Carolina to be certified Global Ready, and being a committee member of ASTI which validates grant requests from the teachers and students at East Meck. In the local community, I currently serve as Chairperson on the State Employee's Credit Union Advisory Board.
Addition of the New Building Comes to EMHS
Construction to begin in October 2016
East Mecklenburg High School Staff - 2016/2017
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