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  • Students Visit Historic Williamsburg

    Honors U.S. History students experienced living history first-hand by visiting sites such as Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown Virginia this past week. 36 students toured Jamestown National and State Parks where they toured a recreated Indian village, boarded replicas of the original ships that brought English settlers to the New World and saw what life was like at James Fort. In Colonial Williamsburg the group witnessed the dramatic first meeting of George and Martha Washington, met with Thomas Jefferson, participated in a trial of one of Blackbeard’s pirates, visited the Governor’s Palace, dined at a colonial tavern and danced at the Capitol Building.

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  • Dear Brutus Wins Theater Awards

    The Theatre Department was honored at the 2019 NCTC High School Play Festival held at Rocky River High School. The theatre program presented Dear Brutus at the Festival, and brought home the following awards: Excellence in Creation of Suspense, Festival Spirit Award, and Excellence in Set Design.

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  • Daniel Clontz Wins Coffee House Naming Contest

    Congratulations to Daniel Clontz, who was the winner of the "Name the Cafe/Logo Contest" for the new cafe located in SignPosts Ministries in Monroe. Daniel's winning entry, "The Coffee Nut Cafe", will provide an opportunity for UCPS students with intellectual disabilities to work. OCS and TTA programs from Forest Hills and Monroe High Schools will be part of the students who will receive work experience as they serve coffee and assorted pastries on Mondays and Wednesdays each week.

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  • Piedmont Welcomes Student Support Counselor

    Piedmont welcomes Erica Henderson to the Counseling Office staff as the new Student Support Counselor. Henderson has been with Union County Public Schools as a School Psychologist for the past 16 years, serving Fairview Elementary, Piedmont Middle, and Piedmont High. She will be working with students, staff, and families to help meet social, emotional, and behavioral needs. Henderson attended Appalachian State, where she earned a B.S. in Psychology, Master’s in Psychology, and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in School Psychology.

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  • Miss Piedmont Pageant Court Crowned

    The Miss Piedmont Pageant was held on Saturday, October 26, where Maddie Crotts was crowned Miss Piedmont. Her court consisted of Miss Senior: Carlie Griffin; Miss Congeniality: Jordan Lindeman; Miss Junior: Reagan Griffin; Miss Sophomore: Riley York, and Miss Freshman: Shelby Stegall. Congratulations to all the young ladies who competed in the pageant!

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  • Student Government Attends SASC Annual Conference

    Piedmont High Student Government members Luke Noonan and Landri Bigham, along with adviser Annette Harris, recently attended the SASC Annual convention in Louisiana. UCPS also had members of Forest Hills HS, Sun Valley HS, and Marvin Ridge Middle attend. Noonan and Bigham are a part of the Student Government Executive Team, and Noonan is also President-Elect of the North Carolina Association of Student Councils. Noonan and Bigham presented skill shop sessions on service leadership, participated in leadership development, and networked with like-minded students from across the 15-state SASC.

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  • New Members Inducted into the National Honor Society

    New members of the National Honor Society were inducted during a ceremony held on October 31. Each of the inductees had met the 4.0 GPA requirement, were recommended by staff, and had submitted documentation that they meet the qualifications for the four pillars of the National Honor Society: Scholarship, Character, Leadership, and Service.

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  • Homecoming 2019 Recap

    The theme of 2019 Homecoming was Piedmont's Got Game, and it did not disappoint. Students enjoyed dressing in game-related spirit wear throughout the week featuring Career Day, Nerd Day, and Class Color Wars. Congrats to the Juniors who won the Color War! During the pep rally on Friday, Hunter Adcock was crowned the 2019 Homecoming King, while Brittany Thompson was crowned Homecoming Queen during half-time festivities at the football game. To cap off the week, a semi-formal dance was co-sponsored by the Athletic Booster Club and Student Government where a great time was had by all who attended!

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  • Prepping for Annual Fall BBQ

    The annual Piedmont Fall BBQ will be held on Friday, October 18 from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm. Students and staff have been busy making sauce and slaw, publicizing the event, and cleaning the pits. Tickets for this year's BBQ are $8 and can be purchased from any student or on the day of the BBQ. Pick-up orders should be made using the Love Mill Road entrance to the school (by the stadium), and BBQ lovers will have the choice of either three (3) BBQ sandwiches or a BBQ plate.

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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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