Faith American Legion selects four for Boys State

  • Posted: Thursday, May 2, 2013 12:15 a.m.
Jonathon Shuping
Jonathon Shuping

Faith American Legion Post 327 has selected four future leaders of America to attend Tar Heel Boys State this summer. They are Jonathon Shuping and Lucas Safrit of Carson High School and Isaiah Burroughs and Noah Drye of East Rowan High School.

• Jonathon Shuping, the son of Mark and Patty Shuping of Salisbury, is a member of Boy Scout Troop 591 and is working on his Eagle project. As a member of Carson’s Marching Band, he is constructing a brick director’s tower for Carson’s band director, Jeff Street. Jonathon is a member of Carson’s National Technical Honor Society and the golf team. He is a member of First United Church of Christ in Salisbury.


• Lucas Ray Safrit, son of Lewis and Patti Safrit of Salisbury, is a junior at Carson, where he is a member of the National Honor Society, Future Teachers of America and is president of YCI. He has been on the track team, junior varsity and varsity football teams, golf team and has lettered. A member of Boy Scout Troop 328, he earned his Eagle award in February 2012; is an active member of Order of the Arrow; worked the past two summers at John J. Barnhardt Camp. A member of Unity Presbyterian Church in Woodleaf, Lucas is president of the youth group. He has volunteered at the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer since he was 11 and was awarded the Junior Volunteer of the Year in 2012. In 2010, he attended People-to-People Ambassadorship Program in Washington, D.C. He has an interest in politics and plans to attend college following high school graduation.

• Noah Grant Drye, son of Jonathan Drye of Richfield and John and Melissa Pendzinski of Rockwell, is a rising senior at East Rowan High School, where he is on the football team and track team and earned the 2011-2012 Cody Ludwick Award. Noah maintains a GPA of 4.4 and is a 2012 Granite Quarry Civitan Scholar. He attends High Rock Community Church-East campus.

• Isaiah Burroughs, son of Greg and Sharon Burroughs, is a YCI leader and member of the National Honor Society at East Rowan High School. He enjoys shag dancing and has placed in various shag competitions, also helping his team win Grand Nationals this past year.

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