Education shoutouts

  • Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2013 12:39 a.m.
Sharmi Armin
Sharmi Armin

Hurley Good Citizens

The Good Citizens for February for Hurley Elementary School include:

Kindergarten — Paul Butler, Maleki Ridley, Deisy Quintero, Marion Morton, Melissa Rodriguez Sanchez.


First grade — Jason Aldridge, Jaden Warren, Jonathan Cervantes Flores, Emarion McGorda, Lucian Mertes.

Second grade — Nathan Zimmerman, Isabel Brinskelle, Sherry Dange, Margaret Laity, Ryan Leach.

Third grade — Alivia Arnez, Kevin Barbour, Alyssa Huff, Justin Camacho Hernandez, Leah Sanders.

Fourth grade — Aneesa Arrasmith, Parker Westbrook, Andrew Watson, Alexander Brown, Amber Perez Pavon.

Fifth grade — Mia Taggart, Megyan Anglin, Tabitha Jett, Jose Cervantes Flores.

Southeast Middle School student Region 6A Science Fair winner

Thomas Perrell, seventh-grade student at Southeast Middle, has been chosen as a winner in the 2013 Rowan-Salisbury Region 6A Science & Engineering Fair. Perrell’s project, Electricity Generating Water Wheel Craziness, was recognized as a NCSEF representative. He was also awarded the Project of Distinction and the Gold Medal Award.

Thomas will represent SEMS at the N.C. Science & Engineering Fair at Meredith College in Raleigh during the March event. Thomas is the son of Jody and Jennifer Perrell of Salisbury and is a student in Rachel Sniff’s science class.

Bus drivers of the month

Rowan-Salisbury Schools Director of Transportation Judy Burris has recognized the following employees for exemplary service as bus drivers for February. A bus driver must adhere to all the duties and responsibilities set forth by the Rowan-Salisbury Schools Transportation Department and is nominated by his or her bus coordinator for this honor each month.

North area: Lisa Cobb, North Rowan High School, North Rowan Middle School (Bus 347).

East area: Cindy Waller, Granite Quarry Elementary School (Bus 64).

West area: Debra Gardner, Hurley Elementary School (Bus 35).

South area: Robert Ritchie, Jesse Carson High School (Bus 196).

Salisbury area: Maxine Blackmon, Isenberg Elementary School (Bus 44).

Special needs: Becky Hildreth (Bus 54).

Substitute driver: Laurie Stecklar.

North Elementary honor roll

North Rowan Elementary School all-A honor roll:

Third grade — Marbelli Bustillo-Castro, Maliyah Ijames, Sebastian Jabana, Ali Khatib, Jasmin Lara-Martinez, Ashley Nguyen, Christarian Patterson, Mandilyn Stoyanov, Kaylin Strudivant-Hill, Scarlett Whisnant, Lauren Witherspoon, Jordan Young.

Fourth grade — Dustin Boger, Shania Brown, Dylan Connolly, Anna Everhart, Jaden Hager, Summer Pike, Abby Smith, Madisyn Smith, Lamiyah Walker.

Fifth grade — Mackenna Clifton, Jillian Day-Ingrahm, Lizbeth Jaimes, Caden Swicegood, Kayla Swicegood.

DAR essay winners

The Elizabeth Maxwell Steele Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has named Samantha Ann Washko, an 11th-grader at Salisbury High School, as the local and District IV winner of the Christopher Columbus History Essay Contest for grades nine through 12.

The contest asked students to write about how the faith and courage of Christopher Columbus gave mankind a new world.

Brookelyn Palevich, a fifth-grader from Faith Elementary School, and Sharmi Armin, an eighth-grader from Salisbury Academy, won the local and District IV history essay contest for grades five through eight. Students were asked to write about a forgotten patriot who supported the American struggle for independence.

Brookelyn wrote about Revolutionary War hero “Deborah Sampson: Our Nation’s First Woman Soldier.” Sharmi wrote about Margaret Corbin’s “Unsung Contributions to American Independence.”

The DAR promotes American history and good citizenship through the annual essay contest.

Landis honor roll

The following students have been named to the all-A honor roll for the second quarter at Landis Elementary School:

Third grade — Angel Morris, Elizabeth Morgan, Anabel Rattray, Samuel Salamanca, DeVon Stewart and Porter Watson.

Fourth grade — Aerial Hanno, Kaleb Boger, Emily Grillo, Leighann Harris, Imer Morales-Garcia, Jeffrey Watson, Paige Chabala, Hope Royal, Jensen Haynes, Faith Lambert, Savanna Finley, Coleman Bready, Ella Brooks and Carleigh Tadlock.

Fifth grade — Nolan Eudy, Steven Starks, Heaven Thornton, Alyssa Ward, Dalton Barnes, Alyssa Campbell, Chase Drinkard, Getsy Miranda, Colby Woodward, Viyada Chounthichak, Tery Morton and Braxton Stanley.

Cleveland honor roll

The second quarter all-A honor roll at Cleveland Elementary School includes:

Third grade — Steve Ramsey, Jeri Taylor, Ashley Pender, Patrice Cutherbuerton, Paige Barber, Abby Truman, Cole Haas.

Fourth grade — Alyssa Holshall, Justin Curry.

Fifth grade — Diana Taylor, Tamyaa Holland, Grace Hodge, Cheyenne Kennedy, Steve Wilmot.

The list that appeared Thursday, Feb. 21, was for the first quarter.

North High band students qualify

Recently several students from NRHS qualified for honor bands across the Carolinas and Virginia.

Savanna Starnes, Taylor Starnes, Alexis Rice and Caroline Billingsley qualified for the Virginia Tech University Honor Band clinic.

Taylor Starnes, Alexis Rice, Shenelle Hudson, Valerie Miller, Rafe Harrison, Alex Gilland and Garrett Miller qualified for the University of South Carolina Honor Band clinic.

Taylor Starnes, Caroline Billingsley, Tyler Reash and Bryn Gilland qualified for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Honor Band clinic.

In each case, the students used audio recordings, video recordings and computer technology to aid in the preparation for these clinics. Audio recordings were used to assess each student’s progress in learning the required material and, in the case of UNCG, the audition was completed via mp3 recording. Additionally, students were provided access to professional recordings via Edu 2.0.

Each of these honor bands accepts applications from across the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic and in most cases, includes students from half a dozen or more states.

Virginia Tech dean’s list

The following students enrolled at Virginia Tech were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester. To qualify for the dean’s list, students must attempt at least 12 credit hours graded on the A-F option and earn a 3.4 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) during the semester.

Mooresville — Jenna R. Sackenheim, Rebecca M. Adams, Jordan A. Berning, Dana M. Stout, Czander L. Tan.

Salisbury — Joshua M. Schiemann.

UK dean’s list

Leigh Beth Lytle of Salisbury made the dean’s list at the University of Kentucky.

University of Cincinnati

Cherri Collins of Salisbury has made the dean’s list at the University of Cincinnati.

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