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  • Fred T. Foard Family,

    The school year is quickly coming to a close, but we are still very much full speed ahead. This past week I had the privilege to attend our “hilarious” athletic fundraiser. A big thank you to Athletic Director Samy Shreitah, alumnus and comedian Jon Reep, community member Wayne Willis, and many more dedicated folks for making this a success.

    Coach Johnson and the softball team made the school proud by making it to the second round of the state playoffs. Also, Coach Price and Coach Yount took 11 student-athletes to the regional track meet. To wrap up the week, we named our new football coach - welcome Derrick Minor to the family. Please check out the video of his press conference posted on our website.

    Fred T. Foard’s Arts Department was nothing less than spectacular this past week. Ms. Ennis and Ms. Lutz’s art students showcased their artwork at Valley Hills Mall in Hickory. Mr. Overcash and his cast brought audience members to their feet with their performance of Phantom of the Opera. I was absolutely blown away with the level of talent that was on stage. Mr. Reinhardt once again orchestrated another fantastic band concert that ended with an incredible selection from one of my favorites - Star Wars! He wasted no time getting back to work by hosting Rookie Camp for rising freshmen that plan to be in marching band and color guard.

    This is an extremely busy time of year, but I encourage everyone to take a moment to reflect on all the great events and milestones that are happening at Foard. When I slow down and take it all in - it sure makes me proud to be a Tiger. I hope the same is true for you! 

    Highest Regards,

    Stephen Westmoreland



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