Granite Quarry Stars
January Star Students for Granite Quarry Elementary.
Pre-kindergarten — Sophia Corporan.
Kindergarten — Carson Wilkey, Addison Threatte-Barger, Sawyer Weeks, Natalie Spruyt.
First grade — Nathan Waller, Julia Eller, Kennedy Banks, Ava Oldman.
Second grade — Zechariah Hylton, Katherine Otten, Anna Hedenskog, Seairra Middleton.
Third grade — Hunter Wheeler, Da’Mia Jackson, Ashton Johnson, Jason Do.
Fourth grade — Emerson McMillin, Makiya McDaniel, Nori Ali, Ella Larson.
Fifth grade — Brookelyne Bost, Brooke Kongmany, Dylan Goodnight, Kathryn Austin.
Phi Kappa Phi
Edward Harper Jr., of Salisbury, was recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Harper is pursuing a degree in music at University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Millbridge Good Citizens
December Good Citizens at Millbridge Elementary:
Kindergarten — Noah Crump, Sophie Lipe, Katelyn Green, Micah Lanning, Savannah Harrington, Matthew Shumake, Karissa Richard, Joel Mills.
First grade — Karla Amezquita, Zachary Parenti, Peyton Lyles, Andrew Lee, Kimber Loos, Damian Cannup, Zachary Almond, Lindsay Myers, Jose Hernandez, Avery Lowe.
Second grade — Kyle Week, Anna Blackledge, Madi Thomas, Landon Hughes, Allyson Hedrick, Joshua Wilson, Nathan Atwell, Yameli Landeverde.
Third grade — Kelcie Love, Jacob Cox, Christian Ferrendelli, Veridiana Gutierrez-Marin, Rhylie Keller, Hailey Blevins, Adriana Mullis, Chase Atwell, Daimien Helm, Caelyn Michael.
Fourth grade — Gage King, Sara Wilson, Garrett Morris, Bailey Webster, Leah Lannon, Carlos Amezquita, Caden Hudson, Kaydee Lefler.
Fifth grade — Meredith Swaim, Adam Miller, Cheyanne Anders, Bella Readling, Ian Rodger, Rachel Shoemaker, Ezra Nance, Logan Smith.
York dean’s list
Patricia Evans of Mocksville, a senior psychology major at York College of Pennsylvania, has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester. To be eligible for this honor, a student must be registered for at least 12 academic credit hours and earn a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Two local residents graduated from Clemson University on Dec. 20, 2012.
They are: Nicholas Alexander Lebaron of Mooresville, who graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering, and Garrison Nicole Stevens of Salisbury, who graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of science in civil engineering.
In all, 1,200 students received degrees at two winter graduation ceremonies at Littlejohn Coliseum.
Harding dean’s list
Mocksville resident Gregory Nuckols, a senior at Harding University, is among more than 1,000 university students included on the dean’s list for grades achieved during the fall semester.
The dean’s list is published each semester by Dr. Larry Long, university provost, honoring those who have achieved high scholarship. To be eligible, a student must be carrying 12 or more hours with a 3.65 or higher grade-point average and no incompletes.
Furman dean’s list
Simone Dixon, of Kannapolis, daughter of Mr. and Ms. Glenn Dixon, was named to the dean’s list at Furman University for the 2012 fall semester. Furman’s dean’s list is composed of full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade point average of 3.4 or higher on a four-point system.
These are the Superhero Academy Character Power Trait winners for December. These students showed an act of compassion.
Mia Proctor, Maddox Moore, Savannah Wise, Seth Fleming, Kailey Fuller, Blayke Bowman, Harleigh Kesler, Allison Morris, Preston Troutman, Brayden Shive, Summer Lowe, Trinity Hatter, Lucas Schumacher, Julianna Honeycutt, Owen Hurlocker, Morgan Duncan, Graham Yarbrough, Andrew File, Sophia Hill, Gabrielle Keyes, Nathan Bryant, Sarah Jessee, Aaron Coe, Heather Holshouser, Jaylea Hughes, Martin Garcia, Scottie Harwood, Chauler MacMurray, Josh Loyd, Jordan Mikoski, Braytn Safrit, Kassidy Voyles, Hunter Courtney, Lillian Torbush, Gavin Talley.
Enochville Wise Owls
Enochville Elementary School recently selected Wise Owls for January. The following students have consistently exhibited good citizenship, good manners and exceptional behavior:
Kindergarten — Zoey Randall, Chandler Bottenfield, Dillon Shuler, Adyson Voyles, Rafeal Reyes, Samantha Lenig, Kadence Kepley, Aiden Pincay.
First grade — Dillon Goodnight, Trinity Blake, Brennan Battle, Carolyn Stamey, Landon Richards, Cadence Helms, Ethan Houston, Andrea Harrell.
Second grade — Abigail Hull, Ella Ingle, Nate Witherspoon, Rocina Herandez, Cameron Driver, Catherine Honeycutt.
Third grade — Kayleigh Lusk, Landon McGee, Christy Munoz, Michael Caskey, Summer Menius, Sean Satterfield.
Fourth grade — Evan Carson, Ava Hubbard, Jonas Greene, Rachel Harrity, Caden Parker, Katie Rashbach.
Fifth grade — Elizabeth Harrell, Andrew Furr, Meredith Toppin, Caleb Christy, Emily Teague, Hannah Haneline.
A total of 311 students recently graduated during Gardner-Webb University’s 2012 winter commencement exercises. Graduates from the local region included the following:
Kannapolis — Martha Clark , BSN in nursing; Aaron Tommie, BA in communication studies.
Mocksville — Frank Barron , MA/EDS in mental health counseling; Jennifer Broadway, MA/EDS degree in mental health counseling; Tracie Speight, BS degree in human services.
Mooresville — Brittney Baker, BS in elementary education; Patricia Bunch, MA/EDS in mental health counseling; Chelsea Coleman, BM in music performance; James Mehaffey, BA in English; Anna Miller, MA/EDS in mental health counseling; Justin Shore, MBA in business administration; Bernadette Turner, cum laude, BS in business administration.
The following students made the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester. The dean’s list recognizes only those students who maintain a grade point average of 3.7 or better.
Kannapolis — Jessica Lee Pigg , Hannah Rachel Rash.
Mocksville — Donna Church Fraley, Tracie Ann Speight.
Mooresville — Brittney Leigh Baker, Chelsea Elise Hall.
Salisbury — Spencer Langley Bevis.
The following students made the honor roll during the fall 2012 semester. The honor roll recognizes those outstanding students who achieve a grade point average between 3.2 and 3.7 for the semester.
Kannapolis — Sarah N. Taylor.
Mooresville — Brittany Shaw Furin, Muhiya Samuel Kalumbu, Bernadette Lashon Turner, Kaitlynn Ashlee Watts, Kelly Elaine Wilhite.
Woodleaf — Jordan Haley Morris.
Salisbury — Scott Andrew Van der Poel.