By Leah Schmalz
When Dr. Steve Bain, a professor at Texas A&M, began researching his family lineage, he never imagined it would take him to Mint Hill. The link extends back to Bain’s great-great-great grandfather, who was John Bain’s uncle.
Bain received a gracious welcome last Thursday at Philadelphia Presbyterian Church, where some of his ancestors are buried. Mayor Ted Biggers presented him with several mementos from the town, including several pins and an ornament of the town hall. “We were quite excited when we heard we had a namesake from the Bain family coming,” said Biggers. ““This is about…meeting the community and connecting so when people come here they don’t have to have the last name Bain to feel welcome.” Continue reading
By Leah Schmalz
John LeGrand is in a unique position as he makes the transition from principal of Bain Elementary to principal of Butler High School. Some of the students who attended Bain Elementary during his first year in 2008 are now freshmen and sophomores at Butler. “Each class going forward for the next several years will have the kids that I worked with here at Bain also. There’s a familiarity factor there that’s going to make this transition much easier for me,” he said.
LeGrand has served as principal of Bain Elementary for six years. This year he was named Principal of the Year in the East Learning Community, a zone that includes schools like Independence, Butler and Bain. Continue reading
By Michele Dotson
The third quarter Bain Bobcat students were celebrated at an awards ceremony on Thursday, April 10. Students are selected for this award because they display exemplary qualities both inside and outside of the classroom.com
“The Bain Bobcat award is reserved for students who not only have excellent grades, but also possess leadership qualities, give their personal best at all times, and are model citizens in the classroom and throughout our school,” says Robin Lysles-Khan, Bain Elementary School Dean of Students.
The students selected for third quarter are Carolyn Caulder, Hudson Snider, Jackson Clark, Troy Bunch, Ryan Turner, and Jamie Lynn Chowning.