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New High School for Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools

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 Contact:           Dr. Patricia Hollingsworth

                        Chief Communications Officer

                        pdhollingsworth@nrms.k12.nc.us

 New High School for Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools

Nashville, NC – It was a community affair as students, parents, dignitaries, and administrators celebrated the opening of the Center for Industry, Technology and Innovation (CITI) High School with a ribbon cutting ceremony on July 16, 2018.  Principal Kimberly Rascoe opened the ceremony with a welcome address to attendees.  Superintendent Dr. Shelton Jefferies and Dr. William Carver, President of Nash Community College, gave remarks.  The ceremony concluded with a ribbon cutting, tour of the school and reception. 

Principal Rascoe was honored to cut the ribbon with her student Jeremiah Dameron.  Jeremiah represents one of the 61 students accepted for the 2018-2019 school year.  “I am excited to be the first principal of CITI High and know my students will be prepared to enter the workforce or continue on to college,” she stated. 

Executive Directors Chad Thompson and Christine Catalano worked with the Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools Board of Education, the Nash County Commissioners, the Nash Community College faculty, the Department of Public Instruction faculty and the General Assembly to bring the high school to fruition. CITI High School will offer four career pathways to include: Industrial Systems, Electrical Systems, Automotive, and Supply Chain Management. The school will be a 9-12 grade school and will open with 61 freshmen.     

CITI High School Ribbon Cutting