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McMichael principal Leigh Jones has already been named Rockingham County Principal of the Year, and today her recognition got even bigger as she was named Piedmont Triad Central Regional Principal of the Year.

Jones was hurt in a head on collision last month that shattered her right ankle, broke her tibia and fibula in her right leg, broke her right knee cap and her right arm.

Now, she endures four hours of physical therapy trying to work on transferring her weight from her wheelchair to her legs.

She isn't able to walk yet, but that's not keeping her down.

"Hey, I'm alive. I'm happy to be here. Injuries can heal. I'm a lucky person to come out of that," she says.

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