Congratulations to Tiphany Speck, who was selected by her peers as this year's Teacher of the Year for Piedmont High. Speck has been in the teaching profession for 6 years, all of which have been at Piedmont. As a member of the Social Studies Department, she teaches Civics and Economics, Remember the Holocast, and AP World History. Speck thanks and knows that she could not have achieved what she has without the consistent support, mentorship, and encouragement of her follow teachers and administration.
Congratulations to Angie Medlin, who was selected as the UCPS Assistant Principal of the Year! Medlin has been a member of Union County Public Schools for the past 19 years, and is in her third year as an assistant principal under Dr. Tyson. Each year, principals and assistant principals in UCPS submit nominees for this award, which is sponsored by the Union County Principals and Assistant Principals Association. Dr. Stephanie McManus, president of UCPAPA, led the process to select five finalists, of which Medlin was announced as this year's winner on October 12.
Congratulations to Senior Hunter Tyson, who has verbally committed to Clemson University to continue his academic and basketball career. Tyson, Union County’s leading scorer last season (25.7), was named All-State, All Region, and Co-MVP of the Southern Carolina Conference as a junior. In addition to his many accolades on the court, Tyson carries a 4.6 GPA and is a member of the National Honors Society. According to Hunter, "I felt really comfortable there. It felt like home and I like the culture they have at Clemson."