Many thanks to everyone who donated canned foods as part of the Interclub Council food drive. In total, Piedmont collected over 1000 pounds of food to benefit local food banks. The Interclub Council is comprised of leaders from all clubs at Piedmont with the mission of working together on various schoolwide community service projects.
The National Art Honor Society sponsored the third annual Gingerbread House competition, where students used their artistic talents to design a gingerbread house that was completely edible! This year, there were 30 entries displayed in the Media Center and the winners were: 1st Place - Shea Griffin; 2nd Place - Alex Smith & Destiny Sarno; and 3rd Place - Anna Medlin.
Members of the community participated in the annual Senior Citizen Holiday Breakfast on December 12 that was organized by Piedmont Athletic Leadership Students (PALS). Senior citizens enjoyed a presentation by the ROTC, a special performance from the Transition to Adulthood class, and festive music by the local gospel group, The Boys.
Oscar Gonzales, Cyber Crime Technology Program Lead with South Piedmont Community College, presented to computer programming students about the many job opportunities available in the field cyber crimes. As part of Computer Science Education Week, Mr. Gonzales shared with students the types of crimes being committed using digital devices such as cyberbullying, credit card fraud, email phishing/spam, and hacking. In the United States, there are currently 209,000 unfilled jobs in the field of cyber security, and high school students who are interested should go to the National Security Administration website and click on "Students" to view the internship, scholarship, and job opportunities available.