Education shoutouts

  • Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2013 12:23 a.m.
Bob Casmus
Bob Casmus

Hurley good citizens

The good citizens for March at Hurley Elementary School:

Kindergarten — Abigail Lipke, Lucy Blakeley, Maida Babic, Evan Barber, Ezra Shelton.

First grade — Armin Begic, Kara Roberson, Olivia Kimball, Emily Montes Solano, Ryder Lipke.

Second grade — Daniel Ramirez Martinez, Austin Hendrick, Sierra Hamann, Sharon Dange, Serenity Nunn.

Third grade — Laurn Kimball, Isaac Morrison, Ramaya Belton, Zoe Poindexter, Diego Caballero Lopez.

Fourth grade — Allison Ennis, Janiya Baldwin, Miccah Barnett, Roziah Ellis, Spencer Collins.

Fifth grade — Victoria Hester, Denisa Durmisevic, Timothy Norton, Tabitha Williams.

Woodleaf School’s Good Citizens

Woodleaf Elementary School would like to congratulate the following students who have been selected as good citizens for February for demonstrating responsibility.

Kindergarten: Grayce Barber, Michael Clayton, Isaac Elmore, Sabrina Huffman, Andrew Huss, Benjamin Koontz, Isaac LeDoux and Natalia Menjivar-Pleitz.

First grade: Hillary Cano-Campusano, Jacob Hickman, Jonathan Lang, Maggie Leichman, Allison Peck, Riley Taylor and Jenna Yount.

Second grade: Nathan Church, Tristina Corker, Landon Johnson, Katlyn Lyons, Charles Merrell, Emily Mitchell, Maggy Moore, Mckenzie Ratliff, Everette Pyrtle and Samuel Roberts.

Third grade: Joshua Dalton, Katelynn Jenkins, Kaitlyn Knight, Kevin Rosales-Benitez, Breanna Taylor, Joshua Teaster and Bryan Vazquez-Sanchez.

Fourth grade: Haley Correll, Hannah Daniels, Donovan Drexel, Nathaniel Estrada, Eric Garduno, Kylie Harrill, Jaden Keith, Bayleigh Miller and Seth Simmerson.

Fifth grade: Matthew Carlton, Ethan Casto, Kelsie Crider, Tinsleigh Myers, Caleb Knight, Taylor Pistone and Dakota Thomas.

Landis citizens of the month

Landis Elementary’s March Citizens of the Month:

Kindergarten — William Gonzalez Guerrero, Macon Fuller, Elian Gonzalez, Cristopher Vasquez and Adrian Gonzalez.

First grade — Brooklyn Douglas, Perla Mata Salinas, Kadance Bebber and Oscar Perez Reyes.

Second grade — Jake Ross, McKinley Sartain, Selena Marquez and Oliea Samuel.

Third grade — Gabe Dixon, Anabel Rattray, Ahmarriah Sloan and Blake Wojciechowski.

Fourth grade — Bryan Saffin, Joseph Paredes-Sanchez, Jeffrey Watson, Shaniya Little, Makayla Wilkerson and Zoey Nichols.

Fifth grade — Juan Harrington, Caitlin Browning, Anna Gonzalez and Madison Collins.

Millbridge Good Citizens

March Good Citizens at Millbridge Elementary include:

Kindergarten — Justin Burleson, Kenyon Morton, Conner Overcash, Katelyn Green, Grace Gregoire, Ashton Frampton, Skyler Canup, Jake Good.

First grade — Sara Pierce, Acsiri Garcia, Logan Layton, Gabrielle Shook, Junior Efird, Justin Deaton, Grayson Steedley, Savannah Harn, Bryan Calderon, Dexter Watson.

Second grade — Savanna Bancroft, Tyler Atwell, Bailey Yon, Joseph Smith, Kaitlyn Berg, Hunter Alewine, Camryn Dilbeck, Jayleigh Wise.

Third grade — Carter Sheets, Kelcie Love, Brandon Hoffner, Abigail Castillo, Dawsyn Williams, Julia Watson, Patrick Holden, Taylor Darby, Logan Rivers, Annabell Furr.

Fourth grade — Andrew Lanning, Jessica Miller, Harrison Shell, Bailey Hutchens, Jeremy Keen, Mason Jenkins, Noah Julian, Delana Becker.

Fifth grade — Lauren Hayes, Hunter Puckhaber, Dylan Hobday, Drew Huffman, Mark Bare, Elizabeth Berg, Cole Dixon, Corbin Bolick.

Isenberg Good Citizens

The following students were recently selected as March Great Gators for displaying perseverance:

Pre-Kindergarten — Miles McCorkle.

Kindergarten — Aliyiah Callandret, Doris Funes, Farah Hassan, Tatiyana Ruggs, Nacirema Shipp, Siayon Smith and Avena Yang.

First grade — Jennifer Antonio, Andrew Burton, Madelyn Casey, Roger Marcia Cerrato, Ethan Cha, Reneyshia Grigsby, Briana King and Tiffany Woods.

Second grade — Julian Beltran, Maranda Fox, Khaleyla Houze, Andy Ortez-Cruz, Mykaela Robinson, Neveah Robinson and Kamron Simmon.

Third grade — Jalan Alexander, Ka’Daijah Cook, Paris Gladden, Sylvia Glenn, Brandy Letrick and Briseyda Pacheco.

Fourth grade — Athenah Callandret, Cody Fassler, Sammy Pinckney, Mosiah Ware and Jamarion Williams.

Fifth grade — Jada Ellis, Gabriel Gaskin, Gwyneth Moose, Keith Shaw, Austin Wight, Jahquez Wilks and Jadarius Wood.

North Hills honor roll

The following North Hills Christian School students made the all-A honor roll during third quarter:

First grade — Corbin Bailey, Collin Cape, Megan Clifford, Audrey Corriher, Tayla Davis, Olivia Everhart, Rachel Johnson, Bella Keck, Tyler Kepley, Carlee Latva, Andrew Mead, Landon Merrell, Taylor Mitchell, Josue Nunez Montalvo, Jenna Plummer, Selah Smith, Lily Sparks, Jonathon Spillane, Rylan Talbott, Ethan Wilson, Kasey Wippenbeck.

Second grade — Andrew Huffman, Ashlyn Zunk.

Third grade — Isaac Carmitchel.

Fourth grade — Ariel Fontenot, Bethany Hogan, Elisabeth Houghton, Austin Latva, Madeline Mitchell, Caroline Nance, Abigail Zunk.

Fifth grade — Brianna Hargrove, Devon Mitchell.

Sixth grade — Bailey Birkhead, Alyssa Carmitchel, Olivia Dagenhart, Colby Edmonds, Audrey McGrail, Christian Miller, Klara Ogg, Macy Woody.

Seventh grade — Caroline Cody, Brittany Gaddis, Mary Kaufmann, Breanna Miller.

Eighth grade — Dajah Glenn, Jordan Plummer.

Ninth grade — Garrett Beck, Brittney Hogan, Olivia Houghton.

Eleventh grade — Emily Boggs, Elizabeth Farmer, Caitlin Harrison, Candace-Craig Lyerly, Natalie Whicker.

Twelfth grade ­— Taylor Foster, Paige Gregoire, Michael Jones, Abby Lane, Kyle Leslie, Madison Link, Mary Scott Norris, Jo Park, Sarah Parks, Katherine Paul, Jared Smith.

Sacred Heart honor roll

Sacred Heart Catholic School all-A honor roll for the second trimester includes:

Fourth grade — Jared Burton, Josh Klein, Katy Klein, Kayla Young.

Fifth grade — Claire Allen, Olivia Burke, Korey Glover, Hannah Smith.

Sixth grade — Jason Matthews, Mary Sobataka.

Seventh grade — Alex Antosek, Melvin Bonilla, Gemma Brown, Elly Burks, Michael Childress, Kyle Glover, Rachel Harrison, Julia Honeycutt, Grace Kellicut, Emily Maxey, Alonnah Murphy, Sara Nguyen, Ben Roy, Miriam Roy, Leah Wyrick.

Eighth grade — Will Casmus, William Clark, Mathias de Comarmond, Dakotah Insley.

South Rowan team takes home honors

At the fifth annual High Point University Math Competition held on March 20, the South Rowan High School team of Mackenzie Reid, Bobby Chanthima, Seth Brown and John Lawyer left the field in the dust to capture the championship of the non-calculus division.

The Raider team, coached by SRHS teacher Kyle Sikorski, easily outdistanced competitors from North Davidson, Mount Tabor, Forsyth Early College and Rowan Early College by more than 2,000 points in the “Jeopardy”-style format tournament.

Phi Kappa Phi member

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is pleased to announce that the following local student was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines: Carly Opel of Salisbury, who is pursuing a degree in anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

These local students are among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

Casmus in Hall of Fame

Robert Casmus, head athletic trainer at Catawba College, was one of two individuals inducted March 23 into the North Carolina Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame. The 36th annual NCATA Spring Awards and Business Meeting was held at Carolinas Healthcare System – NorthEast in Concord.

Casmus has been head athletic trainer at Catawba College since July 1990.

He has overseen the care of student athletes while also teaching in the physical education/athletic training area. He has also been instrumental in fundraising for the athletic training program to add key equipment and make other improvements. Casmus has spearheaded several community relations projects for Catawba’s student athletic trainers, including an annual Red Cross Blood Drive. He has authored several articles published in peer-reviewed journals and has made numerous presentations on a variety of topics in sports medicine, both locally and nationally.

Casmus earned his undergraduate degree in health education from Temple University in Philadelphia and his graduate degree in exercise and sport sciences from the University of Arizona in Tucson. After moving to North Carolina, Casmus was head athletic trainer for five years at Chowan College in Murfreesboro before moving to Catawba to become head athletic trainer.

He is a nationally certified athletic trainer through the board of certification in Omaha, Neb., a licensed athletic trainer in North Carolina, and is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association and the North Carolina Athletic Trainers Association. He serves on the board for the NATA National Hall of Fame Committee and has been a member of the Board of Certification Examination Development Committee since 1996.

In 2010, he received the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. That award, presented at the annual meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., recognizes NATA members for their exceptional and unique contributions to the athletic training profession. It reflects a lifetime of dedication to the association and the field of athletic training at the national, district and local levels.

Casmus was named the NCATA College/University Athletic Trainer of the year in 2003 and 2008. He has been recognized nationally with the NATA Service Award (2005) and the NCAA Division II Athletic Trainer of the Year (2007).

He and his wife, the former Teresa Moore, live in Salisbury and are parents of son Will.

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