LINCOLNTON, N.C.––Brian Clary is the Lincoln County Schools Principal of the Year.
The longtime principal of West Lincoln High School, Clary told The Herald Tuesday that he was surprised but happy to have been chosen.
“I am very humbled to be the Lincoln County School System’s Principal of the Year,” he said. “I was quite surprised. Lincoln County is an exceptional school system. I am thankful to be part of the team. The students and faculty at West Lincoln High School make my job very rewarding. The kids are so kind to one another, and it is a reflection of the type of parents we have in the West Lincoln community.”
Clary also cited the year ahead.
“As we move into 2020, I would like to see our school continue to focus on improving academic rigor and help all of our students reach their highest potentials,” he said, adding of LCS Supt. Dr. Lory Morrow, “I would like to thank Dr Morrow, my colleagues and the board of education for this honor.”
Morrow in her turn expressed pleasure with the choice of Clary.
“We are very proud of him and his leadership at West Lincoln High School,” she said.
Clary recently spoke further about his career.
“I’m blessed that I’m entering my 13th year at West Lincoln High School and my sixth year as principal,” he said.
He cited recent accomplishments at WLHS, including:
the football team’s best season (nine and three) in the school’s history;
back-to-back state championships for the wrestling team;
a conference championship for the baseball team;
regional runner-up honors for the men’s golf team;
two students accepted to governor’s school;
and the superintendent’s Christmas card art winner.
“Remember,” said Clary, “West is best!”
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