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.
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