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  • We the Students

    Piedmont Constitution scholars competed at UCPS "We the Students" at Wingate University. They were awarded the 'Best Response' certificate for Unit II and Unit IV!

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  • Colby Tharp Selected for Apprenticeship Program

    Congratulations to CTE student, Colby Tharp, who has been selected to participate in the Summer Pre-Apprenticeship Opportunity. Through this program, he will have the opportunity to receive hands-on technical training at Greiner Bio-One, while also taking classes at SPCC. This semester, Colby has also been taking advantage of the CTE Career Academy program by taking a course in construction trades and was recently recognized at the Construction All-Star Event for his achievements in his Intro to Construction class. Colby Tharp is definitely getting a jumpstart on his career goals!

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  • FFA Brings Home Awards from SW Regional Rally

    Congratulations to FFA members on their wins at the SW Regional FFA Rally held on May 3. The Nursery/Landscape team comprised of Reagan Ponder, Alli Perruquet, Lindsay Starnes, and Chloe Little placed 1st; the Intro. to Horticulture team comprised of Sallie Parker, Angelina McDermontt, and Lanie Starnes placed 2nd; the Ag Mechanics team comprised of Tanner Hall, Hunter Eudy, Kenneth Austin, and Hayden Baucom also placed 2nd; the Tool ID team consisting of Mason Carroll, Hayley Christenberry, Graydon Austin, and Andrew Bessinger placed 3rd; and Kendall Kennedy placed 4th in the Job Interview competition. In addition, Zoey Thomas and Reagan Ponder received Top Proficiency Awards!

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  • Rackcliff and Lowder are New Century Scholars

    Congratulations to New Century Scholar student, Gracie Rackcliff, and the New Century Scholarship award winner, Hannah Lowder, who were both recognized at a reception at SPCC on April 18th. New Century Scholarships are available for students who plan to attend South Piedmont Community College and work toward an Associate’s Degree, Diploma, or Non-Credit (Continuing Education) program. Scholarship recipients will receive up to four semesters of tuition at the in-state rate for Associates Degree programs to be completed within three years.

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  • Math teacher Vanessa Falbo runs in Boston Marathon

    Congratulations to math teacher Vanessa Falbo, who completed the Boston Marathon on April 15! Falbo ran her first marathon in 2013 in Charleston, after which, she set a goal to run a marathon in every state. In March 2018, after completing her 20th marathon in Virginia Beach, she achieved a time that qualified her for the Boston Marathon. Massachusetts will be her 20th state on her bucket list and her 23rd marathon overall. Falbo attributes her accomplishment of this goal to persistence and hard training.

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  • Health Science Students Participate in "Trust Walk"

    Mrs. Plyler’s health science students recently participated in a “trust walk", where half of her students were blindfolded to represent being blind and the other half were their mute guides, who had to lead them around campus. Students have been studying the body’s senses and this gave them an opportunity to put themselves in the shoes of those with sensory deficits.

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  • Student-Athletes Compete in Special Olympics

    Congratulations to our Special Olympics athletes who brought home many honors from the event held at Cuthbertson High School on March 27. Each student-athlete competes in the softball throw and one track and field event. Overall, Piedmont brought home 17 total medals including 8 gold, 7 silver, 2 bronze, and 12 ribbons!

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  • Breaking the Silence Club Featured by WSOC

    The new Breaking the Silence Club was recently featured on WSOC. Micah Fagala and UCPS social worker Belle Walker spoke about the new peer support group and stressed how the club meets a need for students to have a place to go to discuss mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression. The club meets every other week, and all students are invited to attend. Faculty advisors are Mrs. Behr and Mr. Fisher so students with questions should see an advisor or Mrs. Ellis in the Counseling Office.

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  • Piedmont Rocks Your Socks for World Down Syndrome Day

    Students and staff participated in the Rock Your Socks for World Down Syndrome Day by wearing crazy socks to increase awareness. Each year on March 21st, people from all over the world celebrate World Down Syndrome Day by wearing crazy socks to start conversations about the many amazing ways people with Down Syndrome make the world a better place.

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  • Student Government Receives Honors at NCASC State Convention

    Our Student Government received multiple honors over the weekend at the NCASC State Convention. Dr. Tyson received the Administrator of the Year, Sydney Price, James Price, and Meredith Shank were inducted into the 2019 Hall of Fame, Evan Martino was voted the Western District Chair, and Luke Noonan is the President-Elect! Piedmont will therefore host the Western District Conference this fall and will also host the State Convention in two years! We are so proud of our Student Government and their advisor Annette Harris!

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  • Helms and Parlier Selected for the Superintendent’s Art Showcase

    Congratulations to art students Adyson Helms and Mallory Parlier for being selected for the Superintendent’s Art Showcase. On Feb. 26, UCPS hosted its Superintendent’s Student Art Showcase Reception, which is a district tradition to celebrate UCPS students’ artistic talents.

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  • Talent Show Highlights Gifted Students

    The second annual Talent Show was held on Friday, March 1, and the experience did not disappoint. The audience enjoyed many great performances by our students, and then each person in attendance voted for their favorite. At the end of the night, Jacob Parker was the winner, Autumn Frank placed 2nd, and Lexi Noonon placed third.

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  • State Championship Honors for Wrestlers

    The Panther wrestling team was dominant at the NCHSAA 3A State Individual Tournament held in Greensboro on February 14-16. Congratulations to Tripp Collins and Josh Blatt, who are 3A Individual State Champions and to Coach Jamie Belk for being named the 3A State Coach of the Year. In addition, Piedmont was the 3A Individual Wrestling Team State Champion.

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  • National Art Honor Society Inducts New Members

    The National Art Honor Society recently inducted 20 new members on January 31st. The new members joined 38 current members who were also reinducted during a ceremony held in Piedmont's newly renovated auditorium.

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  • CTE Department Spotlights Students

    In recognition of Career & Technical Education Month, Rylie Ponder and Lawson Witherspoon were selected as our CTE students who have outstanding classroom performance in their CTE classes. Rylie was nominated by Mr. Barbee who is a teacher in Agriculture Education, while Lawson was nominated by Ms. Manus from Business, Finance, and Information Technology Education.

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  • American History Students Tour Historic Monroe Courthouse

    Students from Mr. Stokes' American History class recently visited the Historic Courthouse in Monroe to learn more about the Courthouse and the book, "Inherit the Land". The book is about a white family who left their land in Marvin to an African American man and his daughter in 1921. According to Stokes, "It was great for students to hear about history in their own backyard."

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  • New Career Classes Highlight National CTE Month

    The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department has added two new classes this semester in response to student requests. Mr. Richard Webb joins the staff to offer three classes in Introduction to Automotive, while Mr. Meng from South Piedmont Community College will be the instructor in the drafting class. These courses join other popular CTE options in the areas of public safety, business/computer science, marketing, agriculture, health science, and family/consumer science.

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  • The Piedmont Pulse Debuts

    The debut of "The Piedmont Pulse", a weekly video montage of photos and video that will showcase the many activities and honors that occur at Piedmont every day, occurred on February 1. Senior Meredith Shank will be producing the video that will be viewable under Quick Links each Friday.

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  • Teachers Gives Magic Yarn Wig to Student After Brain Surgery

    Transition to Adulthood teacher Jan Blumer was searching for a way to support one of her students who was undergoing serious brain surgery to treat seizures. A friend of Blumer’s introduced her to the Magic Yarn Project, an organization whose mission is to crochet yarn wigs that resemble a child’s favorite Disney character after they have undergone a medical procedure/treatment that has resulted in hair loss. Katlyn Thomas had brain surgery in early December, which necessitated shaving her hair. This past weekend, Blumer presented Katlyn with a “Doc McStuffins” yarn wig to keep her head warm this winter while her hair grows back.

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  • Castator Named New Head Football Coach

    John Castator was announced as the new head football coach at a meeting with returning players on January 11. As a 1998 graduate of Piedmont, Castator comes to Piedmont after serving as the offensive coordinator at Porter Ridge. Castator shared with student-athletes his vision for "The Panther Way" and his plan to prepare the team for the 2019 season.

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