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Hoxit and Baucom Receive State Video Award
Piedmont High Transition to Adulthood (TTA) seniors Wayne Hoxit and Shawn Baucom received an Honorable Mention in the North Carolina School Board Associationâ€™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 Whatâ€™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, â€œI 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.â€ Baucom added, â€œI was glad to work in a team with Wayne. It feels good to have people who believe you can succeed.â€
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 studentâ€™s success is not without results. Students in the Exceptional Childrenâ€™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