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School Recognition

Thank You for Inspiring Us

Emily McNeil

East Rowan, Teacher of the Year 2018-2019

“Mrs. McNeil has taken the ERHS Band program from mediocre to classy and well respected among all high schools in Rowan County. Emily spends countless hours before school, during school, after school, on most weekends, and numerous holidays to work with students and showcase ERHS talent. She makes me proud to call her my colleague as she displays integrity, professionalism, and practices her craft with love and dedication to her students threefold.” Katie Misenheimer, Teacher of the Year 2017-2018

"Mrs. McNeil is not only a great band director and teacher, but also supports anything you do outside of school and make sure you make the most out of your life in high school." Student Comment

""Every time I walk into McNeil’s class she has an incredibly positive attitude. She somehow grabs the attention of a student whose interest does not even include music." Student Comment


Katie Sease

April Mustang of the Month

"Katie Sease truly cares about her students success in the classroom. She is always trying to build relationships with her students. She does a great job as the regular education teacher on Student Assistance Team."

-Kristin Almond

State Competitors in the the NC State FBLA Leadership Conference

27 East Rowan students attended the conference and the following students made the Top 10 in the state:

Lauren Weisensel  - Personal Finance and Future Business Leader

Peyton Berry, Landrie Hess and Trey Dry – Business Plan

Nate Turner – Impromptu Speaking

Cassidy Allen – Insurance & Risk Management

Leah Wyrick – Job Interview

Tyler Johnson & Jacob Kisamore – Marketing

Madelyn Cooper & Katie Norton – Publication Design

Devin Ludwick & Sean Incardona – Website Design

Tyler Johnson & Jacob Kisamore – Placed 2nd in Marketing and will be representing North Carolina and East Rowan High School in Baltimore, MD this summer.

Congratulations to all of these students and their advisers:  Cindy Adkins, Becky Sabo, Scott Drye and Ashley Edmonds.

2018 ERHS Junior Marshals

2018 Junior Marshals

Peyton Berry

Camryn Bost

Katelyn Byrd

Joshua Evers

Lanie Fulk

Landon Ketchie

Jocelyn Miller

Victoria Plyer

Nathaniel Turner

Vallie Vazquez

Kristin Almond

March Mustang of the Month

"Mrs. Almond is very dedicated to the students of our school. I have been given the opportunity to travel with her to student's homes which has shown her dedication and compassion for student's who are struggling academically. She is a true student advocate for the students at East Rowan, this is why I chose Mrs. Almond."

-Tommie Cato

Tommie Cato

February's Mustang of the Month 

"Tommie is the type of guy repeatedly helps out, typically without being asked.  He attends the majority of our athletic events and makes and delivers Gatorade for our teams.  He serves in our community and is very active in my church.  He works very well with our students and they trust him."

-Joanna Kesler

Joanna Kesler

January's Mustang of the Month 

"Joanna has been the foundation of the EC Department for the past couple years. The past couple years have been challenging as we have been short staffed and never short of students to serve. She is always collaborating with teachers and working with our students.

She has taken on more responsibility and deserves to be recognized for all that she does for students everyday."

-Mrs. Kathy Stolfi





National Honors Choir

Six students selected to the National Honors Choir at Carnegie Hall in NYC.

Carson Davis

Lila Kongmany

Kaitlyn Thompson

Cole McGraw

Alex Gobbel

Grace Faller

Melinda Thompson

Congratulations to Melinda, a East Rowan sophomore flute player who was accepted to both the Carnegie Hall High School Honors Performance Series Honor Band and the Sydney Opera House Honor Band in Australia!  

Tonya Brinegar-German


As a former Mustang, I am proud to now be walking the halls as the principal of where I was inspired to go into education.  As principal of ERHS, one of my goals is to provide a safe learning environment in which all students have the opportunity to experience engaging moments of learning everyday. Also, it is important to me to work in partnership with our families and community, as I see school, family and community as an interdependent unit. I always go back to the African proverb, "If you want to go fast, go alone.  If you want to go far, go together." Working together, there is no limit to what our students of ERHS can achieve.  Go Mustangs!

Katie Misenheimer

East Rowan High School 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year

Katie is an alum of East Rowan and a Culinary Nutrition Graduate of Johnson & Wales.  She has been combining her passion of food with teaching for eleven years in Family & Consumer Sciences.