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  • Tiffany Medford is Piedmont's Teacher of the Year

    Congratulations to Tiffany Medford, who was selected as Piedmont's 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year. Jan Blumer, Exceptional Children's Teacher, and Sara Hanna, English Teacher, were the top three finalists for Teacher of the Year, who were observed by a committee and interviewed as part of the process of Teacher of the Year. Four years ago, Medford joined the team at Piedmont High School as a Studio Arts teacher, with a focus on Pottery and Photography. Mrs. Medford serves as the Fine Arts Department Chair and an advisor for the National Art Honor Society, a club that aspires to encourage student leadership and community service through love of art.

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  • Pride of Piedmont Celebrating 50th Anniversary

    The Pride of Piedmont will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year as it begins competition performances. The Pride of Piedmont previewed their 2019 show on Friday night during half-time of the football game and then participated in the Union County Preview held at Marvin Ridge High School. During the Band’s 50th anniversary season, the marching band will be competing and performing at six different contests around North Carolina, and will also be performing in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom on April 14, 2020.

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  • Sophie Norris Presented with Future Medical Leaders Award

    Congratulations to Sophie Norris, who was the recipient of the Congress of Future Medical Leaders Award of Excellence. Sophie attended the Congress in Boston over the summer where she participated in presentations by medical leaders, viewed a live surgery, and talked with influential people in the medical field.

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  • Ava Yandle Named to All American Swim Team

    Congratulations to Junior swimmer Ava Yandle, who has been named to the USA Scholastic All American Swimming Team for the second consecutive year. Only 1,634 high school swimmers achieved this high recognition, with North Carolina having the highest number of honorees with 104. We are so proud of you, Ava!

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  • Aubrey Manns is YMCA Volunteer of the Year

    Congratulations to Aubrey Manns, who was presented with the George Williams Award by the Brace Family YMCA on August 30. Aubrey has over 735 volunteer service hours at Camp Boomerang, where she serves as a buddy for campers with diverse abilities. The award is given to honor one volunteer from each YMCA branch or camp who has demonstrated a commitment to the Y's Christian mission and cause and who has made outstanding contributions to the growth and strength of the branch/camp through their leadership and service.

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  • Jungle on the Move Announces Student Section Spirit Themes

    The 2019 Panther football season will kick-off on August 30 against the North Stanly Comets, and the Jungle on the Move club has released the spirit themes for the student section for upcoming games. August 30 is "Space Theme", September 6 vs. Porter Ridge is a "Blackout", September 20 vs. Forest Hills is "Camo Night", September 27 vs. Marvin Ridge is "Pool/Beach Theme", October 4 is Homecoming vs. Cuthbertson so show your Panther spirit, October 11 vs. Weddington is a "White Out", October 18 vs. Charlotte Catholic is a "Pink Out", October 25 vs. Monroe is "Jersey Night", November 1 vs. Parkwood is "USA Night", and November 8 vs. Sun Valley is "Superhero Night".

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  • Hunter Adcock is Dream Kid

    Hunter Adcock was selected by Dream on 3 to be a DREAM KID and attend a NASCAR Weekend Experience at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennesee. Hunter is an avid sports fan, and students, staff, and sports teams rallied around him in the Piedmont gym on August 15 for a celebration send-off! Hunter and his family then attended the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, where he was treated to a VIP tour, met with several NASCAR drivers, talked to sports commentators, and watched the race in style courtesy of Camping World.

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  • Harris is Recipient of Student Government Advisor Award

    Piedmont Student Council recently took eight student leaders to Mars Hill for the annual North Carolina Association of Student Councils Summer Workshop. As part of the activities, advisor Annette Harris was awarded the Sheila Thompson Walker Advisor of the Year Award for her contributions to Piedmont's Student Council organization. Mrs. Harris has served as the Student Council advisor for the past 11 years, and she will be organizing Piedmont's student leaders as they host the 2019 Western District Conference on October 12.

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  • Piedmont Welcomes New Assistant Principals

    Piedmont will be welcoming two new assistant principals to the administrative team this year. Mari McTamney has been a math teacher in UCPS for the past 25 years and will now be entering the administration arena. McTamney's responsibilities include serving as 10th and 11th grade administrator and overseeing parking. Patrick Ledford will be joining the Piedmont administration after serving as a math teacher, Dean of Students, and 6th grade administrator for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. Ledford's responsibilities include serving as the 12th grade administrator and overseeing bus transportation and athletics.

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  • FFA Receives Honors at State FFA Convention

    The Piedmont FFA participated in the North Carolina FFA State Convention on June 18-19th in Raleigh and several students were recognized for their accomplishments.  Zoey Thomas and Reagan Ponder both placed 1st in their Supervised Agriculture Experience programs, while Zoey Thomas also received the NC State Star Award given for outstanding achievement in agriculture education, work experience, and FFA involvement.  The Nursery Landscape Development team comprised of Reagan Ponder, Alli Perruquet, Chloe Little, and Lindsay Starnes also placed 3rd in the State.  Congratulations to our FFA on their achievements!

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  • Seniors are Certified Nursing Assistants

    Congratulations to 17 seniors who passed their CNA exam and are now certified to work in healthcare! The new CNAs participated in a pinning ceremony recently where Mrs. Jill Messer recognized her students for their accomplishment. These students are now ready to begin jobs as a CNA this summer and many will pursue a nursing degree at either community college or a 4-year university.

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  • We the Students

    Piedmont Constitution scholars, composed of William Alexander, Jack Witherspoon, Erica Aldridge, Kaitlyn Baucom, Cecelia Eure, Harris Davis, Danielle Johnson, Aurelija Pastare, Shivalee Patel, and Alyson Byrd, competed at UCPS "We the Students" at Wingate University. They were awarded the 'Best Response' certificate for Unit II and Unit IV & Unit VI & UCPS OVERALL BEST of the inaugural 2019 UCPS "We the Students" Constitution competition.

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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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