Starmount High School will welcome its new principal this June.
Cody Hemric, the former assistant principal, will step in to the fill the shoes of former principal Junior Luffman.
Hemric said that he was raised in Hamptonville, living on the line between Wilkes and Yadkin Counties. He graduated from East Wilkes High School and went on to Appalachian State University where he got his degree in education.
He spent his student teaching at Surry Central High School in Dobson and accepted a job teaching and coaching there.