Onslow County has named its 2014 principal of the year.
Helen Gross of Carolina Forest Elementary school received the award.
Under her leadership, the school brought in international teachers to each grade level and became Carolina Forest International Elementary School in 2012.
In 2010 and 2011, the school received school of distinction state recognition and in 2012 received state recognition as an honor school of excellence.
Gross is now up for regional principal of the year.