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Piedmont BBQ A Success

The BBQ has been cooked, the tickets sold, the commercial contest won, and student prizes awarded. It was another successful Piedmont Fall BBQ and a big thanks goes out to the students, staff, and entire Piedmont community for their support of this fundraiser. According to principal Jonathan Tyson, “I continue to stand amazed during each Piedmont BBQ to watch how the staff and students work together to make it a success and how the community supports our school.“

Twice a year, students and staff work together to promote, sell, and prepare for the BBQ. Once again this fall, students submitted BBQ commercials where students voted for their favorite. Congratulations to Haley Manus and Kelly Dulin for submitting the winning video entitled “All About That Pig.” You can view the winning commercial on the Piedmont YouTube Channel. There were also several winners for selling tickets early and additional prizes will be awarded by grade level for students who sold their six BBQ tickets.

Some of the money earned from the BBQ will be used for teacher grants that were submitted. Congratulations to science teacher Donna Hyatt for winning a $1000 BBQ Grant for her Science Olympiad Team. Mrs. Hyatt will use the BBQ funds to purchase a forensics kit and chemistry kit that are a must to compete in the Regional Science Olympiad Contest on March 14. The supplies in these kits will allow the Piedmont Science Olympiad team to be competitive with other counties. Events that these supplies will help with include Bridge building, Mission Possible, Scrambler, Egg-O-Naut, and Compound Machines. According to Hyatt, “It is expensive to compete but I think it is money well spent on our students because they are our future. Preparing for Science Olympiad allows science to become fun and competitive and I am grateful to have the BBQ funds to help with this.”

Samantha Quinn and Karen Bunch are additional winning teachers in the BBQ Grant competition. They will use BBQ funds to purchase lower-level reading books for a classroom library. In addition, they will use the funds to purchase Practical Mathematics for Consumer books that will help their students learn key math concepts essential for successful adult living. According to Quinn, “I am so happy that we were awarded a BBQ grant as these resources will really help our students learn basic daily living skills such as banking, credit card management, and consumerism.”


Written by: Donna Helms, Web Editor
Posted: Oct 17, 2014 by Donna Helms

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