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Hoxit and Baucom Receive State Video Award

Pictured are Wayne Hoxit and Shawn Baucom with their Honorable Mention Certificate from the North Carolina Board Association's High School Video Contest.

Piedmont High Transition to Adulthood (TTA) seniors Wayne Hoxit and Shawn Baucom received an Honorable Mention in the North Carolina School Board Association’s High School Video Contest.   Hoxit and Baucom were chosen from more than 50 applicants for the award and are among 11 winners chosen.  

Over  50 schools participated in the first-ever NCSBA High School Video Contest that invited schools to submit a 30-second video with the theme What’s Super About Public Schools.  Hoxit and Baucom were chosen from more than 50 applicants for the award and are among 11 winners chosen.   

Both students enjoy working with technology.  The students were very interested when they heard about the contest  from Piedmont High teacher Mariana Oprea. Film Production teacher Angie Medlin volunteered to facilitate the process by providing the needed technology and technical support during the video creation process.

When asked about the experience, Hoxit said, “I am very happy. I am thankful to Mrs. Medlin and Mrs. Oprea who helped us succeed.  Public education is super and the teachers are great.”  Baucom added, “I  was glad to work in a team with Wayne.  It feels  good to have people who believe you can succeed.”

Hoxit and Baucom were surprised with a visit from Assistant Principal Dr. Ann Walters, Mrs. Medlin, Mrs. Oprea and several fellow Piedmont students, who presented the winners with balloons and the framed  certificate in recognition of their hard work.  Team work and belief in our student’s success is not without results.  Students in the Exceptional Children’s Program can compete with regular peers and be successful.  Congratulations Wayne and Shawn on a job well done!

Written by: Marianna Oprea, TTA Teacher
Posted: Dec 06, 2011 by Donna Helms

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