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April Influencers honored for leading with heart and purpose

Union County Public Schools honored its April Influencers at the April 11 Board of Education meeting.

The Influencers program honors the enthusiasm, commitment and outstanding work ethic of UCPS staff members who consistently put in extra effort each day.

This recognition is special because it results from nominations from our staff, students, families and community members. These people see firsthand the positive impact these employees have on students and their peers.

The honorees were Cathy Hess-Grove, a language arts teacher at Sun Valley Middle and Denita Starnes, a bookkeeper at Rock Rest Elementary. 

The employees were celebrated for exemplifying the performance, dedication and teamwork essential to the district's and its students' success. They received a certificate, a UCPS Influencers shirt and an Amazon gift card.

Visit to read more about our winners or to submit a nomination.