Starmount High School yearbook dedicated to Principal Cody Soots and the late Kim Spillman


By Claire Maske - For The Tribune and The Yadkin Ripple



The Starmount High School 50th yearbook is dedicated to Principal Cody Soots and the late Kim Spillman.


Photo courtesy of SHS Marketing Department

The Starmount High School 50th yearbook is dedicated to Principal Cody Soots and the late Kim Spillman.


Photo courtesy of SHS Marketing Department

On May 2, the Starmount High School Yearbook Staff, Assistant Editor Mick Moxley, and Editor Claire Maske dedicated the 50th Special Edition yearbook to two very special members of the Starmount Ram family.

The first dedication was to Principal Cody Hemric. Hemric has been working in the Yadkin County system for more than 20 years. This August makes his eighth year at Starmount. Asking around campus all of the teachers and students agree that he is always helping out with the community, and if someone needs something, he will always try his hardest to make it happen. Anyone who knows Hemric knows that he is all about school spirit and he is proud to be the principal of the best school in the county.

Hemric was very honored and surprised to receive the dedication for the school’s 50th yearbook. “I am extremely grateful to the seniors and the yearbook staff for selecting me for one of the dedications. It is an honor to be selected with Mr. Spillman, whose memory will last forever. I am very blessed to be a part of Ram Nation. I will always cherish this recognition,” stated Hemric.

The second dedication is in honor of a Ram who recently passed. The dedication to this person caused some tears, as his family came to receive the dedication in his honor. Kim Spillman taught carpentry at Starmount for more than 20 years. He was greatly respected on and off campus, and he built many of the things Starmount enjoys on a daily basis. All of his students agree that he was an amazing teacher and went out of his way to help his students and the community. He was known for his positive attitude towards anything and anyone. Starmount is very proud to have had Spillman be a member of the Ram family, and they will cherish his memory and legacy in years to come.

Editor Claire Maske said, “Having the opportunity to be the editor of the yearbook this year has been a wonderful experience. It has taught me so much and I am so thankful for the hardworking staff that I have had to help me make this 50th anniversary yearbook so special and different from year’s past. I am so excited for everyone to see what we have been putting so much work into all year long! I am so glad I played a part in dedicating the yearbook to these two wonderful people.”

Assistant Editor Mick Moxley said, “I’ve really enjoyed being able to design pages and help organize the yearbook, which I’ve learned can be a very stressful and challenging job. There has been even more pressure creating this yearbook since it is Starmount’s 50th anniversary issue, but our staff was able to come up with some great ideas to make this book extra special and I hope everyone enjoys it.”

The 50th edition of the Starmount Yearbook confirms that it is a “Great day to be a Ram!”

Claire Maske is a student at Starmount High School.

The Starmount High School 50th yearbook is dedicated to Principal Cody Soots and the late Kim Spillman.
http://www.yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_DSC_0773.jpgThe Starmount High School 50th yearbook is dedicated to Principal Cody Soots and the late Kim Spillman. Photo courtesy of SHS Marketing Department

The Starmount High School 50th yearbook is dedicated to Principal Cody Soots and the late Kim Spillman.
http://www.yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_DSC_0783.jpgThe Starmount High School 50th yearbook is dedicated to Principal Cody Soots and the late Kim Spillman. Photo courtesy of SHS Marketing Department

By Claire Maske

For The Tribune and The Yadkin Ripple

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