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Several recognized during school board meeting

Jan Runions | Claiborne Progress

The Claiborne School Board recognizes the H.Y. Livesay Eaglettes Dance Team and coach, Danielle Goins, standing far right. The team participated in several competitions this year, including the ‘Show Stoppers,’ in which they earned platinum and gold awards among the many trophies brought home from the Nashville-based competition. The team qualified to compete in the nationals. Standing behind the winners are Livesay principal Karyn Clark, left, and school board vice-chair Shannon England.

Jan Runions | Claiborne Progress

Midway students George Smith, left, and Joshua Menza are recognized by the Claiborne School Board for their wins during the Zaner Bloser Handwriting Competition. Both students, pictured with teacher Kristy Bowen, now move into the national competition.

Jan Runions | Claiborne Progress

The Claiborne School Board recognizes four students who recently participated in the SCOPE (Student Congress on Policies in Education) Conference. From the left is Hayli England, Breanna Poteat, Stone Payne and Ben Wilmoth.

Jan Runions | Claiborne Progress

H.Y. Livesay fifth grader Shashi Verma placed in the top 6 percent of approximately 300 students participating in the Scripps Howard Spelling Bee. The Claiborne School Board recognized his impressive accomplishment during its April meeting. Principal Karyn Clark is pictured as well.