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Six students from Dare County Schools earned awards for their entries in the National Career Development Association's 57th Annual Poetry and Art State Contest. This year’s contest theme was "Career Development Around the World: Making Connections and Increasing Access to Impact the Global Labor Market."

Dare County students earned six out of seventeen awards given by the association. The winners from Dare County Schools are:


Senior Division (9-12th grade) 

Haley Byrum contest winner from First Flight High School

3rd Place: Haley Byrum, First Flight High School

Art (Category 1)

Middle Division (6-8th grade)

1st Place: Savannah Gately, First Flight Middle School

NCDA art contest winner, Daisy Brewster

2nd Place: Daisy Brewster, Manteo Middle School

NCDA art contest winner, Fatima S.

3rd Place: Fatima Santillan, Manteo Middle School

Senior Division (9-12th grade)

NCDA contest art winner, Whitney S.

1st Place: Whitney Salazer-Gutierrez, First Flight High School

Art (Category 2)

Senior Division (9-12th grade)

NCDA contest Lucas

1st Place: Lucas Michael, First Flight High School

NCDA contest winner, Joyner Drake.

2nd Place: Joyner Drake, First Flight High School

The Poetry & Art Contest is held each year in November to celebrate National Career Development Month. Adults and students enrolled in school or college are eligible to participate. For a complete list of winners, visit the NCCDA website.