State Bird - Cardinal
State Flower - Flowering Dogwood
State Tree - Loblolly Pine
State Song - "The Old North State"
State Motto - Esse Quam Videri (To be rather than to seem)
State's Average Yearly Rainfal l- 47.98 inches
Town's Latitude and Longitude - 35 degrees north latitude, 78 degrees west longitude
Average noon-time temperature during Gritzley's visit - 85 degrees Fahrenheit
Total rainfall during Gritzley's visit - 0.41 inches
Names of United States Senators: Jesse Helms and John Edwards
Names of Our U.S. Congressional Representatives - Eva M. Clayton, Bob Etheridge, Walter B. Jones, David Price, Richard Burr, Howard Coble, Mike McIntyre, Robin Hayes, Sue Wilkins Myrick, Cass Ballenger, Charles H. Taylor, Melvin L. Watt.
State Governor - Mike Easley
Interstate Highway Close to the School - Interstate 40
One thing Gritzley knows now that didn't know prior to his visit - How to eat grits with a hand carved fork and spoon.
North Carolina is a beautiful state with wonderful opportunities and educational systems. We, at Butler Avenue School, are proud to call North Carolina our home!