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Updates for the Week of September 19th
*Wednesday, September 21st from 4:30-6:30 p.m. – There will be a NERSBA Board of Directors' meeting in the Technology Center. The public is invited to attend.

*Thursday, September 22nd - Several scholars will be participating in the University of Mount Olive Ag Fest in Mount Olive.

*Tuesday, September 27th and Wednesday, September 28th - Freshmen scholars will be participating in an Environmental field study in Nags Head.

*Friday, September 30th - Volunteer Day - Scholars are asked to spend 6 hours (or more) volunteering during September 24 – October 8. Information was given to scholars on Friday, September 9th. Information is also posted on the NERSBA Webpage under Downloads.

Additional Information:

Scholars are reminded to complete payment for FFA Dues and Jackets.

Scholars taking SPA 111 at MCC: Please note that starting Monday, Ms. Martinez will be providing a lesson type introduction/review for the assignments due for SPA 111. This will be provided during both 1st and 4th periods. If you are not available during one of these times, you can STILL get individual assistance as needed. Along with this assistance being provided by Ms. Martinez, scholars also have Upswing through MCC, electronic resources available via their access code and assistance provided by other scholars who are fluent in Spanish.
Scholars Study the Impact of Earthquakes
Scholars in Mrs. Bennett's 9th grade Earth and Environmental Science Classes constructed towers out of drinking straws that were to withstand simulated earthquakes. Students were given 30 straws, 20 push pins, 2 meters of string, 100 paper clips, and a 25 by 25 centimeter cardboard base. They were to construct a two story house that would support 250g of mass on each floor. There was a series of earthquakes of varying magnitude that each house was to withstand. After each test, students had 2 minutes to repair any damage before the next began. Students learned basic principles of earthquake engineering and design, as well as team skills essential to all fields of science and engineering.
Scholars Participate in FFA Wildlife Camp
Several scholars had the opportunity to attend the FFA Wildlife Camp from Sept. 16th- 18th. Those attending participated in many different seminars covering topics from taxidermy and decoy carving to outdoor cooking and fishing lure building. NERSBA Scholars were very successful in several of the weekend's competitions with Johnson Buck and Margo Lilley winning the GPS competition and Hunter Ledford winning third place in the Turkey Call event. Johnson Buck also won a
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NERSBA Highlighted in the North State Journal
The North State Journal recently published an article about NERSBA. Two of NERSBA's June 2016 Graduates, Shanicia Young and Noah Wynn, were highlighted in the article. To read the article, go to: http://www.nsjonline.com/article/2016/06/grad-for-unique-nenchigh-school.
NERSBA Holds June 2016 Commencement
Ten scholars graduated from NERSBA on Saturday, June 18th. ALL Graduates were recognized as NC Scholars, Honor Graduates and National Honor Society Members. These graduates have worked diligently to attain a high school diploma and an Associate's Degree in four years.
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NHS Holds a Blood Drive
On Friday, April 8th, 2016, NERSBA National Honor Society hosted its first community service project; a Red Cross Blood Drive. The National Honor Society, headed by Mrs. Christi Rogerson and Mrs. Connie Smith, held the blood drive at the Northeast Regional School of Biotechnology and Agriscience Jamesville Location. A total of 45 people registered to donate at the blood drive. A total of 38 pints of blood were collected at the drive, 30 of
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NERSBA June 2016 Graduates Recognized
The NERSBA 2016 Graduates were recognized at the Academic Awards Program on Thursday, May 26th. Even though NERSBA has a 5-year high school program, these scholars will graduate with their high school diploma and an Associate's
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2016-17 FFA Officers Announced
The newly elected officers for the 2016-17 school year were announced at the FFA Awards Program on Thursday, May 12th. The new officers are...
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English II Studies Julius Caesar
Each of Mrs. Slade's English II classes was involved in a Socratic Seminar session about the Shakespearian play Julius Caesar on April 28. We discussed the events that happened in each Act during our reading and then we shared...
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Scholars Perform at Dance Recital
Scholars who were enrolled in the Social Dance class at Martin Community College performed at their Spring Dance Recital on May 10th. They demonstrated 17 dances including the waltz, tango, continental, shag and electric slide they have learned from Ms. Wainwright, their instructor. They did an awesome job showing their dance skills!
Junior-Senior Prom Held at Yankee Hall
The NERSBA Junior-Senior Prom was held at Yankee Hall in Pactolus. Scholars had a wonderful evening dancing and socializing with other scholars The Prom King and Queen were Caleb Smith and Jade Henny. The Prom Prince and Princess were Maurice Perry and Rosie Lilley. Please check the Gallery for additional pictures of the prom.
NERSBA Scholars Commit to Prom PROMise
Several scholars who are attending the Junior-Senior Prom on May 6th made the commitment to Prom PROMise. Prom PROMise is when students make a commitment to have a safe and sober prom night.
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Scholar's Blog is Published by the American Forest Foundation
Jordyn Gray, a 10th grade scholar at NERSBA, recently had her blog, "An Agricultural Perspective," published by the American Forest Foundation of Washington, D.C. at https://www.forestfoundation.org/an-agricultural-perspective.
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Scholars Tour the USCG Station
All 9th grade scholars recently had the opportunity to tour the US Coast Guard Station in Elizabeth City. In the morning, scholars were given the opportunity to tour the C130 Aircraft which is used for surveillance and rescue missions and the HH-60T Medium Range Recovery Helicopter.
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Scholars Participate in MCC Career Day
On April 3rd, the NERSBA sophomores and juniors participated in the Martin Community College Career Day. There were several workshops provided including Medical Assisting, Criminal Justice, EMT, Agriculture, and many more. The workshops provided...
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Scholars Participate in Engineering Design Activities
During the March Satellite Day, scholars participated in engineering design activities. Scholars were given a roll of duck tape along with 3 popsicle sticks and were challenged with creating a device that would float and carry additional weight. Scholars used the Engineering Design Process to develop a product that would meet the requirements.
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Scholars Place at Tidewater Federation Events
Several Scholars participated in the Tidewater Federation Events at the Vernon James Center in Plymouth on Thursday, April 7th. We had students compete in several events.
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Scholar Grows Lavender Plants for SAE
All NERSBA scholars are required to complete a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) project each year during their time at NERSBA. Scholars must document the time spent on this project, collect pictures relating to their experience and explain what was learned through this experience. Thomas Wilson, a junior at NERSBA,...
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NERSBA's Got Talent Show Held
On March 22nd, some of our scholars participated in the “NERSBA’s Got Talent” talent show. They spent weeks practicing their talents to get ready for the special night. The participants included...
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Robotics Club at NERSBA
NERSBA has received a new addition to the school thanks to the improved club opportunities provided by the SMART lunch schedule. This new addition is the NERSBA Robotics Club, which highlights the “Technology and Engineering” part of STEM.
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NERSBA Scholars Place 2nd in Math Competition
NERSBA scholars participated in the High School Mathematics Contest at East Carolina University on March 22, 2016. They placed second in the 1A school division. The scholars participated in Math 1, Math 2, Math 3, and Comprehensive competitions.
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Scholars Participate in FFA Week
Throughout the week of February 22nd -27th NERSBA celebrated the National FFA week...

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NERSBA's Got Talent Show is Held
NERSBA is full of people with many talents outside of the academic spectrum. With this in mind, the school hosted its first ever “NERSBA’s Got Talent Show” on Thursday, December 10th. This talent show was the...
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NERSBA Holds NHS Induction Ceremony
On Thursday, December 3, 2015, the Northeast Regional School of Biotechnology and Agriscience held its first ever National Honor Society Induction Ceremony. Fifty-two juniors and seniors were inducted into this organization based on their...
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Scholars Participate in Labs with NC BioNetwork
Recently, NERSBA sophomore scholars in Ms. Gurganus’ chemistry classes participated in lab experiments with the NC BioNetwork.
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Scholars Participate in Moonlight Paddle
Several NERSBA Scholars participated in the Inner Banks Outfitters'(IBXO) "Moonlight Paddle". Scholars, accompanied by guides & guests with Ms. Paul and Ms. VanderMeeden, entered the Pamlico River by Backwater Jacks and paddled towards the Washington draw bridge and turned back. Thank you to IBXO for this opportunity!​ (submitted by Noah Ayers)
NERSBA Jacket Presentation Ceremony Recently Held
On Thursday, October 22nd, the first FFA Jacket Ceremony at NERSBA was held. The ceremony was opened by our chapter president, Tyra Smallwood. Our principal, Mr. Davis, then continued the ceremony by talking about his experiences in the FFA back when he was in the same building we are in now. Margo Lilley, our Student Advisor, gave...
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Scholars Participate in Gem Mining
Scholars in Ms. Paul's Earth and Environmental classes and Ms. Gurganus' Chemistry classes recently participated in a gem mining activity. Some juniors, seniors, teachers and their kids joined in the gem mining experience as well. In the Diamond Del’s Gem Mining Adventure, scholars were given a box of rocks and minerals. They used...
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NERSBA Participates in NC State FFA Convention
In June, over 20 NERSBA scholars attended the 87th North Carolina State FFA Convention held in Raleigh, NC. Teams that competed were: Parliamentary Procedure, Agriculture Tools & Materials (Tool ID), Horticulture, Floriculture, Agriscience Fair, and Creed. Eleven NERSBA scholars walked across the stage to receive their State FFA Degree. Senior Kaila Smith placed third in Agriscience Fair overall. We are proud of those students that attended! (submitted by Noah Ayers)
NERSBA Scholars Participate in VIP for a VIP and Tour MCC
On Tuesday, September 15, 2015, the junior and senior classes visited Riverside High School to participate in the VIP for a VIP program and visited Martin Community College for a tour and meet and greet with the professors.
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NERSBA Participates in Ag Expo 2015
On November 12, 2015, NERSBA scholars and staff participated in the Northeast Regional Ag Expo 2015 at the Senator Bob Martin Eastern Agricultural Center in Williamston, NC. The event provided attendees with the opportunity to meet with representatives of local, agriculture-related...
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NERSBA Holds 1st FFA Meeting for the 2015-16 School Year
August 27th, 2015 was a very exciting day for the 2015-2016 NERSBA FFA officer team as well as the agriculture advisors. That day was our first chapter FFA meeting of the school year. All of the officers did a great job with their parts as well as the skit that was planned. Our goal as a chapter this year is to amplify FFA! (submitted by Summer Taylor)
NERSBA Sharpshooters Participate in Tournament
The North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission’s Hunter Education Program holds annual tournaments as an opportunity for youth to showcase outdoor skills and demonstrate safety. Teams are organized within public and private schools, while home-schooled students and teams representing organizations such as 4-H or FFA also can compete. On March 28th, NERSBA
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Scholars Tour the U.S. Coast Guard Station
Ninth grade scholars recently toured the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Elizabeth City, N.C. They were able to learn...
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Scholars Participate in Field Experience at Oregon Inlet
The field experience taken by NERBSA scholars to Oregon Inlet was to see what creatures live in different environments. Scholars went to two sites. The first site was...
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Scholars Transplant Potato Plants
NERSBA scholars recently participated in potato transplanting with Mr. Mark Clough, a research at the Vernon G. James Research and Extension Center (VJC). Scholars learned about...
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