Hux WINS HPS Golden Apple Classified Employee of the Year!

Hux WINS HPS Golden Apple Classified Employee of the Year!
Posted on 06/05/2020
Susan Hux

Oakwood’s Hux Wins HPS Golden Apple Classified Employee of the Year!


Ten outstanding nominees were in the running for the 2020-2021 Golden Apple Classified Employee of the Year for Hickory Public Schools.

All ten were already announced as winners for their school facilities, but the one winner representing the entire district is Oakwood Elementary Teacher Assistant, Susan Hux.

As a teacher assistant for the past 20 years, Hux is regarded as a kind, nurturing and phenomenal employee, according to Oakwood Principal, Terry Ashley.

“Susan Hux considers her students as part of her extended family and she treats them like she wants others to treat her own grandchildren. She sets the bar high for other teacher assistants and they work hard following her lead. She goes above and beyond for her school family,” said Ashley.

“Being an elementary teacher assistant requires dedication and organization, and Susan has an abundance of each. Her work ethic and positive attitude make her an excellent nominee for this award. You will not find a more deserving individual or harder worker than Susan Hux,” said Ashley.

“I am honored to have received this award,” said Hux.  “All of my peers who were nominated for this award are also worthy. I would like to thank my parents, my sons and their families for their support and encouragement throughout the school year. I am grateful to be a part of the learning development of a child’s life.”  

During her free time, Hux shared that she enjoys spending time with her family, especially her granddaughters. She also enjoys trips to the beach and to the mountains.

As the winner, Susan Hux received a monetary gift from Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Store of Hickory. Judges for the event included Naturalist with Catawba Science Center, Bruce Beerbower and Chief of Police for Town of Long View, TJ Bates.

The additional nominees and winners of the Golden Apple Classified Employee of the Year for their school facilities include: Alma Aguilera, Hickory High School; Maria Caliendo, Longview Elementary School; Vernale Dowd, Hickory Career & Arts Magnet High School; Yessica Orozco, Viewmont Elementary School; Patricia Osteen, Northview Middle School; Aaron Patterson, Grandview Middle School; Renric Pope, Administrative Services; Jane Triplett, Jenkins Elementary School; and Shirley Yang, Southwest Primary School.

Congratulations to school facility winners

and the district winner --
Susan Hux

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