Education shoutouts

  • Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2013 1:00 a.m.
Sharmi Amin
Sharmi Amin

DAR essay winner

Salisbury Academy student Sharmi Amin won a countywide award for her writing on the American Revolution and will advance to the district level.

The Elizabeth Maxwell Steele Chapter of the North Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution named Amin the 2012-2013 winner of the organization’s American History Essay Contest.


The contest for fifth- through eighth-grade students required them to write an essay on the topic of “Forgotten Patriots Who Supported the American Struggle for Independence.” Amin, an eighth-grade student, wrote her essay on Margaret Corbin, a woman who fought in the Revolutionary War with her husband, John Corbin. When her husband fell, she took the place at his cannon and continued firing until she was seriously wounded. 

“I was thinking that back then women weren’t a big part of major acts of war so I wanted to pick a woman,” Amin said. “I thought her story was really interesting and enjoyed learning how her experience affected her.”

“Opportunities like this essay contest encourage our students to be proud of our history, practice writing skills, and enhance their research skills,” said Middle School Division Director Heather Coulter.

Amin will read her essay at the next meeting of the Elizabeth Maxwell Steele Chapter of the DAR and will advance to the N.C. DAR District IV contest level.

Millbridge Good Citizens

January Good Citizens at Millbridge Elementary:

Kindergarten — Riley Perkins, Aubri Austin, Emily Ruiz, Michael Jones, Lexie Smith, Chase Fisher, Railyn Wright, Benjamin Bolick.

First grade — Sarabeth Furr, Jose Alvarado, Cynthia Davis, Colin Ball, Hayden Wingler, Taylor Willis, Mason Jackson, Ellie Gibbs, Mackenzie Sloop, Adrian Barrera.

Second grade — Elvy Gonzalez, Laney Reilly, Madison Rawlings, Mymphis Hyman, Emma Meacham, Chris Morales, Zachary Markle, Destiny Miller.

Third grade — Memphis Inman, Jaden Helms, Dalton Marlowe, Mariah Bayer, Alex Salters, Will Gibbs, Brooklyn Biddy, Noah Steedley, Jacob Aldridge, Griffin Warden.

Fourth grade — Colton Baxter, Makayla Puckhaber, Brian Gutierrez, Skylar Mills, Emma Leazer, Riley Paschal, Landon Cromer, Navaha Jackson.

Fifth grade — Sydney Borst, Imer Andaya, Braxton Woods, Kayla Sechler, Braxdon Russ, Kayla Pope, Star Dula, Dawson Mushala.

Millbridge honor roll

Second nine weeks all-A honor roll at Millbridge Elementary:

Third grade — Jacob Ritchie, Kendra Boyle, McGuire Caudill, Taylor Darby, Patrick Holden, Abby Lee, Adriana Mullis, Brianna Pirtle

Justin Smith, Noah Steedley, Hailey Blevins, Lee Karriker, Veridiana Marin-Gutierrez, Samuel Morrow, Adyson Sisk, David Westenberg, Joey Caraccio, Jacob Cox, Jaden Helms, Memphis Inman, Kelcie Love, Caitlyn Pillsbury, Carter Sheets.

Fourth grade — Yasmine Ferguson, Noah Jullian, Nolan Miller, Hunter Watts, Ethan Bancroft, Carson Michael, Garrett Morris, Jason Smith, Bailey Webster, Rachel Webster, Jack Wilhelm. Luke Wilson, Haley Almond, Leah Lannon, Emma Leazer, Carlie Moore, Luke Osteen, Tyler Ward, Kate Hartsell, Andrew Lannon, Sara Wilson.

Fifth grade — Tyler Sheets, Jenna Fisher, Bella Readling, Abigail Wilson, Noah Arntsen, Jana McIntyre, Peyton Rohletter, Meredith Swaim, Montana Brown, Star Dula, Brooke Morrison

Bostian exemplary citizens

The staff of Bostian Elementary would like to recognize the following students for standing out as exemplary citizens for this month. These students have all gone above and beyond what is expected of them at school.

Kindergarten — Hannah Menius, Dawson Simmons, Laila Furr, Makenna Hinson, Bailee Castillo, Dalton Allen.

First grade — Bailey Tesch, Katelyn Stirewalt, Abby Allen, Cody Sloop, Marielle Gordon, Jaden Powers.

Second grade — Lonna Addison, Allan Paschall, CJ Guida, Ian Kirchbaum, Bailey Fisher, Braden Edwards.

Third grade — Megan Henning, Abbey Nixon, Alexcis Morris-Warr, Aiden Kirchbaum.

Fourth grade — Ben Bauer, Jadyn Kirkpatrick, Vanessa Sexton, Yahir Encarnacion.

Fifth grade — Kate Carter, Robert Barringer, Jessica Christy, Jacob Horner, Nathaniel Kimball, Emma Tucker.

North Hills Fruit of the Spirit

The following North Hills Christian School students were recognized during second quarter for displaying the fruits of the spirit — love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

First grade — Rachel Johnson, Kasey Wippenbeck, Olivia Everhart, Ethan Wilson, Emma Waters.

Second grade — AJ Huffman, Ashlyn Zunk.

Third grade — Jada Rice, Mallory Link, Morgan Humble, Aaron McGrail, JaQues Sloan.

Fourth grade — Maddie Mitchell, Jude Smeltzer, Samantha Spillane, Alex Ballard, Elizabeth Jones, Chad Sells, Elisabeth Houghton, Eli Huffman.

Fifth grade — Claire Corley, Brianna Hargrove, Abraham Montalvo, Felisaty Morgan, Elyssa Moysan. Rook Wetzel.

Hurley Elementary honor roll

The all-A honor roll for the second quarter at Hurley Elementary School includes:

Second grade — Katherine Burton, Jaiden Colbert, Caleb Smith, Vedad Begic, Charles Brucker, Sarah Durham, Arnasjelle Corpening, Baltazar Cardona Fernandez, Anna Chapin, Lauren Abigail Whitesell, Keshyne Bognuda, Macy Jaynes, Ka’Nyah Mingo, Michael Morris, Abigail Pullium, Karla Rodriguez Sanchez, Rolando Baltazar-Rodriguez, Tarryn Chase, Katelyn Lentz, Jared Brock, Jazmine Sankey, Karla Cruz Perez, Corbin Barber, Abigail Jordan, Ashlee Ennis.

Third grade — Casey Gouge, Angie Hang, Noah Loeblein, Zoe Poindexter, Emma Shue, Andrew Taylor, Maris Wainright, Qadree Ziyad, Alyssa Alley, Holly Winn, Madison McDaniel, Isaac Morrison, Isiah Tenor, Marielle Youker.

Fourth grade — Meredith Burton, Taylor Walton, Madelynn Fisher, Allison Ennis, Ellen Yang, Kary Hales, Piper Muire, Mason Furches, Murphy Jackson.

Fifth grade — Nicholas Peltz, Kevin Sullivan, Jenesha Mashore, Taylor Steinauer, Grace Webb, Trevor Mervine.

Koontz Elementary honor roll

All A honor roll for grades three through five at Koontz Elementary School: Gabrielle Fronek, Matthew Heenie, Sage Huffman, Gabrielle Jones, Rosie Zaragoza Ramos, Varney Farhnbullah, Adaneli Canela, Haven Chapman, Debbie Fee, Sarah Grooms, Raven Ingram, Lippard Parker, Elizabeth Morgan, Kristy Yang.

Isenberg Good Citizens

The following Isenberg Elementary students were recently selected as January Great Gators for displaying courage:

Pre-kindergarten — Juan Ortiz-Rodriguez.

Kindergarten — Tony Allison, Ashley Arteaga Aguilar, Nay’shaun Leach, Marques McCain, London Rankin, Ayonna Strickland and Jackson Talbott.

First grade — Lauren Arnold, Jeremiah Daniels, Luke Ellis, Alexandra Funes Ochoa, Marquies Hemphill, Tori-Lynn Ipock and Malai’zha Jenkins.

Second grade — Yasmine Greene, Christian Hopper, Ni’Angel Leach, Catherine Romero, Hannah Ronquest, and JyMikaah Wells.

Third grade — Ashley Flores Ponce, Jerel Hill, Bryan Mancia-Pleitez, Taniya Medlin, Kayla Melton, Reya Shaw and Alisha Steele.

Fourth grade — Wanya Bembry, Louella Coleman, La’Nyah Gaines, Kaydi Garcia, Jose Gonzalez, Gary Walton and Mosiah Ware.

Fifth grade — Blake Ellis, Keith Jackson, Yesenia Pacheco, Alana Ronquest and Cequea Williams.

Shive Elementary

These are the Shive Elementary School students who showed a random act of kindness in January: Michael Lopez-Villalobos, Ryan Meismer, Madison Driscoll, Brayden Cain, Lindsey Whisnant, Lexus Ridenhour, Stewart Callahan-Fletcher, Isabella Basinger, Chloe Shank, Kelsey Herring, Garret Williams, Hannah Johnson, Lauren Whisnant, Mary Spry, Garielle Keyes, Caleb Moore, Jose Landaverde, Jasmine Nelson, Victoria Chao, Nash Parham, Ethain Scott, Keane Meekey, Caleb Fortune, Emma Sweet, Lainey Sweet, Grey Causby, Madison Driscoll, Addy Barnes, Abner Chao, Isaac Cawley, Luke Dulin, Jaidyn Naves, Gary Feierstein.

Morgan Elementary honor roll

Morgan Elementary School all-A honor roll:

Third grade — Christopher Hinson, Tristan Miller, Rylan Moore, Sydney Steelman, Callie Trexler, Jaxon Trexler, Dylan Valley.

Fourth grade — Mattox Henderson, Liberty Koontz, Colbie Perry, Samantha Solomon, Gracie Sprinkle, Haley Strange, Edison White.

Fifth grade — Destiny Hooks, Stephen Hughes, Olivia Schumacher, Sidney Seaford, Melinda Thompson.

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