North Carolina High School Athletic Association


Chapel Hill, N.C. – Moe’s Southwest Grill locations in the Triangle, in conjunction with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA), have selected Glenda Cox from Heritage High School in Wake Forest, N.C., Shannon Issette from Hunt High School in Wilson, N.C., and Shelby Wyatt from Knightdale High School in Knightdale, N.C., as recipients of the Moe’s Hometown Hero award for the month of September.

The Moe’s Hometown Hero program offers a platform where school administrators, personnel, parents, students, and school community members can nominate deserving individuals for special recognition on a monthly basis during the school year. Individuals can be nominated as a Moe’s Hometown Hero for serving as a community role model and making a difference in the lives of the students and schools, exhibiting sound citizenship and community service, excelling in academics and/or athletics (students) and/or positively impacting their peers. Currently, this platform is available to a targeted group of NCHSAA member high schools located within the Triangle area. Each recipient receives a commemorative award and a Moe’s Southwest Grill gift certificate.

Glenda Cox (no picture) is a custodian at Heritage High School. Cox is described by colleagues as, “genuinely kind and always has a smile on her face, even when the AC is turned off in August, and she is waxing the expansive hallways to get ready for close to 2,000 students.” Nominator Lauren Weaver says, “Mrs. Glenda is Hertiage’s wonder woman!”

Shannon IssetteRecipient Shannon Issette (pictured left) is a book keeper at Hunt High School. She is invaluable to Hunt High School handling daily student, teacher, athletic director and principal requests with a positive attitude.  Issette’s duties reach beyond simply book keeping. Often she is seen at athletic, school, and boster club events and assists in planning graduation.

Shelby WyattThe final recipient of the September 2018 Moe’s Hometown Hero awards is Shelby Wyatt (pictured right) of Knightdale High School. Wyatt is the Head Women’s Volleyball Coach for the Knights. Knightdale Volleyball was 1-22 last year and under Coach Wyatt’s guidance are currently 10-3. According to nominators, Coach Wyatt is a fantastic teacher, coach and role model for her student-athletes. She works hard to make the program a positive atmosphere and experience for her players. 

"The North Carolina High School Athletic Association, in conjunction with Moe’s Southwest Grill of the Triangle, is proud to honor and recognize Glenda Cox, Shannon Issette and Shelby Wyatt with the September 2018 Moe’s Hometown Hero awards,” said Que Tucker, commissioner of the NCHSAA. “Each of the winners has demonstrated a willingness to surpass what is expected of him or her to positively impact the lives of the students and their respective communities. It is their dedication to their communities that truly make them Hometown Heroes."

“We are honored to recognize these outstanding leaders in our community,” said Jennifer Wade, franchisee and president of the Moe’s Southwest Grill® Triangle Co-op. “Moe’s is proud to support the Hometown Hero’s program, and we commend them on their continued dedication and leadership to the schools they support.”  

Moe’s Southwest Grill locations in the Triangle have joined together with the NCHSAA for 2018 as the Official Triangle Fast Casual Restaurant Partner to offer the Moe's Hometown Hero recognition program.