It’s official! Hickory Ridge High School is now the proud recipient of a Schools Going Solar grant from Duke Energy. Randy Welch, Duke Energy district manager for Cabarrus County, and Lisa Parrish, Duke Energy community relations manager, made the announcement today at HRHS. Superintendent Chris Lowder, Board of Education Vice Chair Carolyn Carpenter, and Board of Education Member David Harrison attended the event. HRHS Principal Michelle Cline welcomed students, staff, and guests. HRHS Engineering Teacher Cary Gluf, who wrote the grant, shared his thoughts about what the solar grant will do for HRHS students today and in the future.