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Piedmont’s Tanner Chaney and Hannah McLaughlin were chosen for Tar Heel Boys’ State and Girls’ State leadership program sponsored by the American Legion. The program teaches the principles of good government at the city, county and state levels. Tanner and Hannah will learn skills to be excellent leaders. Some 500 rising high school seniors representing all geographic areas of North Carolina participate annually in this program.
On Friday, April 13th, an art exhibit at Butler Studio spotlighted high school artwork. The featured art at the exhibit was an unveiling of the new oversized 10 foot by 10 foot outdoor pieces that are currently on display on the Merit Building Outdoor Gallery that overlooks Center City Park along Main Avenue. Piedmont high school students, Meagan Whitworth, Emily Penegar, Alexis Picklesimer, Lauren Baechel, and Mercede Romero, created an intricate piece that highlighted multiple exciting elements of Gaston County from the perspective of Crowder’s Mountain. They worked on the piece for two and a half months before submitting for display in the downtown outdoor gallery. Gaston Outside gave Piedmont a $100 gift card for art supplies as a thank you for the piece.