• Underwood Awards and Recognition

    2018-2019

    • Christine Keith:  Certificate of Recognition as a Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner (W.D.P.)
    • Underwood students participated in the Readvolution Reading Program
    • Hurricanes Partnership Celebration:  Youth Department from the Hurricanes will visit PE electives on Dec. 3.  Underwood was also selected to receive a grant from the Hurricanes and NHL for new school hockey equipment for our PE Department (new sticks, goals, and 500 Hurricane Backpacks)
    • NC Young Author’s Contest sponspored by the NC Reading Asssociation-2 county winners
    • Recipient of the Fuel Up to Play 60 Grant-$4,000 (half to be spent on farm to school activities and half for a recess refresh on playground initiative)

     

    2017-2018

    • Pieces of Gold
    • 2017 NCRA Young Author’s Contest:  2 County & 2 State winners
    • 2017 Special Olympics for Basketball Skills,  3 participants earned 1st placements;  2 participants earned  2nd placements; and 1 participant earned a 3rd placement.
    • 2018 Reflections:  Primary (K-2) earned (1) 1st place and (2) 2nd place entries;  and Intermediate (3-5) earned (1) 1st place and (2) 2nd place entries
    • Underwood's 2018 Black History Knowledge Bowl team took 2nd place in the Annual Bowl, sponsored by Shaw University's Iota Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.

     

    2016-2017

    • 2017 Magnet School of Distinction
    • 2017 Science Olympiad:  Varsity 1st place, JV 1st place
    • Pieces of Gold placement and an award winning piece in the companion Gifts of Gold visual arts show
    • First in Fitness team - 19 “top 5” event placements, including 1st place in 5th grade boys’ Mile Run and 1st place in 2nd grade boys’ Pull Up events
    • 2017 (MUG T MES) Tar Heel Jr. Historians, (3) 1st place, (1)  2nd place State Literary, Art and essay contest winners
    • 2016 Special Olympics for Basketball Skills, 5 participants earned 2nd or 3rd place ribbon
    • Certificate of Science Achievement
    • 2017 Reflections:  (2) 1st place
    • 2017 NCRA Young Author’s Contest:  4 County & 3 State winners
    • $50,000 Active Spaces Grant Recipient

     

    2015-2016

    • 2016 History in Action Award NC Museum of History
    • 2016 Glendia Bryson-Jacobs-Advisor of the Year Award (this honor commemorated in a display at NC Museum of History)
    • 2016 (MUG T MES) Tar Heel Jr. Historians, (3) 1st place, (3) 2nd place State  Essay, Artifact search contest winners
    • Pieces of Gold
    • 2016 Magnet School of Excellence
    • 2016 Science Olympiad:  Varsity 2nd place, JV 2nd place
    • 2016 NC State Fair Art Recognition-2nd place premium school; 2 students received Students of Excellence Award
    • 2016 Reflections:  (1) 1st place, (1) 3rd place at the County Level
    • 2016 African American History Bowl:  3rd place
    • 2016 NCRA Young Author’s Contest:   4 County & 3 State winners

     

    2014-2015

    • AHA Brains and Bodies Silver Award
    • 2015 Science Olympiad: Varsity 3rd place
    • 2015 Magnet School of Excellence
    • 2015 (MUG T MES) Tar Heel Jr. Historians, (2) 1st place, (5) 2nd place State History, & Essay contest winners
    • Pieces of Gold
    • 2015 Scholastic Pursuit: 1st place
    • 2015 African American History Bowl:  1st place
    • 2015 NCRA Young Author’s Contest:  6 County & 6 State winners