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School district honors Nash-Rocky Mount principals

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October is National Principals Month, and Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools is honoring those who oversee local children’s education.

Southern Nash High Principal Hugh Scott was among the school district’s National Principals Month honorees.

Scott has more than 13 years of experience in education, with one year as principal at Tar River Academy and four years as assistant principal of Southern Nash High. This is Scott’s third year as Southern Nash’s principal.

With a Master of School Administration degree from North Carolina State University, Scott has served as a teacher, curriculum coach and professional development coordinator for Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools before moving into an administrative role.

“I am proud to serve as principal of Southern Nash High and lead this school to the next level of a long tradition of greatness,” Scott said. “I believe that all of our students have the potential to be great! They have to own it and embrace their experiences and learn not only the academic content but valuable character traits to be competitive in this growing global society. I look forward to working with our students and pushing them in their realization of their full potential.”