At the North Carolina Scholastic Media Association’s annual institute at UNC-Chapel Hill, Cane Creek Middle School’s 2015 Hurricane Watch yearbook staff received several recognitions. The yearbook received second place recognition in photography and cover design and an honorable mention for advertising. The yearbook received first place awards in the categories of copy, theme, coverage, and layout and an overall All North Carolina rating. The Hurricane Watch also received the prestigious Tar Heel Award, making it the top middle school yearbook in North Carolina. Yearbook is an extracurricular club at Cane Creek and is advised by teacher Heather Alexander.