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Rock Hill teachers, staff rally before start of school year

Rock Hill teachers cheer for a new year at back-to-school rally

Teachers and staff from all schools in the Rock Hill school district gathered in their school colors Friday at a back-to-school rally at Northwestern High School, where Rock Hill school board members and school district officials welcomed the educ
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Teachers and staff from all schools in the Rock Hill school district gathered in their school colors Friday at a back-to-school rally at Northwestern High School, where Rock Hill school board members and school district officials welcomed the educ

The Rock Hill school district held its annual back to school rally for teachers and staff Friday at Northwestern High School. Saluda Trail Middle School math and engineering teacher Clayton Denio was named district teacher of the year.

Rock Hill honored two beginning teachers of the year, who finished their first teaching year last year. They are Ebinport Elementary fifth-grade teacher Emma Wilson and South Pointe High English teacher Andra Mack.

Denio receives a 2016 Honda Civic for use during the upcoming school year courtesy of Honda Cars of Rock Hill, $1,500 from the district, and a $500 classroom grant from the Rock Hill Schools Education Foundation.

Also recognized at the Rock Hill rally were district teacher of the year finalists Sondra Campbell, who teaches fifth grade at Mount Holly Elementary, and Andrea Allen, a reading recovery teacher at Finley Road Elementary. Campbell and Allen each received $250 from the district.

– Jennifer Becknell

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