Academic Letter sponsors needed

Athletes wearing letter jackets and sweaters are common sights at Western North Carolina high schools and we’re all justly proud of their accomplishments.  

Mitchell High School was the first school in WNC where scholars join their ranks by lettering in academics. The Academic Letter Program at Mitchell High School began with grant funding but is now supported by local businesses and individuals. This year named sponsorship slots are available starting at $1,000, while individual scholar sponsorships are available as well.  

It costs $50 per student to sponsor. Send tax-deductible contributions to Rural Education Partners of Mitchell County, ATTN: Barbara Buchanan, 2206 Carters Ridge Road, Spruce Pine, NC 28777. Make checks payable to Rural Education Partners and indicate your donation is to sponsor Academic Letter Scholars.  

Call REP Director Lori Gilcrist at 828-467-0970 or email her at for more information.

The MItchell News

Mailing Address: PO Box 339 
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 
Phone: 828-765-7169
Fax: 828-765-1616