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Candidates being sworn in at Monday's meeting, clockwise from upper left, Leslie Barnette, Tim Settlemyre, Don Sigmon, and Michelle Teague
Photos courtesy of Catawba County Schools

Catawba County Board Of Education Members Sworn In

Three newly elected members and one returning member of the Catawba County Board of Education were sworn in Monday evening (December 5) at the regular Board of Education meeting.

The swearing-in ceremony took place at the Catawba County Schools Central Office. The members were sworn in by The Honorable Judge Clifton H. Smith. New members Don Sigmon, Tim Settlemyre, and Michelle Teague were sworn in. Incumbent Dr. Leslie Barnette was also sworn in for a new term.

The three new members joined the other board members to officially begin their duties Monday evening. The board elected a new chair and vice chair of the board. Mr. Ronn Abernathy was elected as chair, while Dr. Leslie Barnette will serve as Vice Chair.

Superintendent Dr. Matt Stover also recognized outgoing board members Becky Brittain, Glenn Fulbright, and Donna Lutz-Carpenter for their service to Catawba County Schools. Each outgoing member was presented with a plaque.