Education shoutouts

  • Posted: Thursday, May 2, 2013 12:14 a.m.
Rockwell Christian School students show off their awards after competition.
Rockwell Christian School students show off their awards after competition.

Millbridge honor roll

Millbridge Elementary School third nine weeks all-A honor roll:

Third grade — Joey Caraccio, Jacob Cox, Kelcie Love, Veridiana Marin-Gutierrez, David Westenberg, Hailey Blevins, McKinley Faw, Lee Karriker, McGuire Caudill, Garrison Collins, Taylor Darby, Patrick Holden, Adriana Mullis, Justin Smith, Jacob Ritchie, Kaleigh Wilhite.


Fourth grade — Kate Hartsell, Andrew Lanning, Ethan Bancroft, Carson Michael, Garrett Morris, Jacob Pierce, Bailey Webster, Rachel Webster, Luke Wilson, Brandon Curry, Emma Leazer, Carlie Moore, Luke Osteen, Tyler Ward, Yasmine Ferguson, Noah Julian, Nolan Miller, Hunter Watts, Jack Weaver.

Fifth grade — Star Dula, Macayla Lomartire, Brooke Morrison, Hannah Saine, Noah Arntsen, Sydney Borst, Montana Brown, Matthew Dailey, Jana McIntyre, Peyton Rohletter, Meredith Swaim, Cindy Connolly, Bella Readling, Abigail Wilson, Jenna Fisher, Tyler Sheets, Payton Sloop, Mitchell Tipton.

April Good Citizens at Millbridge Elementary

Kindergarten — Sammy Lord, Reyonna Tucker, Grace Bostian, Johnny Laturno, Hailey Welch, Bryan Ramirez Lopez, Isabelle Pate, Taylor Vandine.

First grade — Hope Burton, Madison Martinez, Charlie Menius, Wyatt Moore, Nate Good, Dejuante Brown, Colsen Palmer, Kaitlin Boyd, Makayla Green, Izaieh Tarlton.

Second grade — Lia Katsamperis, Blake Mills, Hope Hoffner, Elijah Pullian, Jaden Beasley, Nikk Bryant, Logan Wilbanks, Mckenzi McManus.

Third grade — Rosty Menius, Megan Dailey, Lauren Haynes, Oliver Marcellez, Zoie Miller, Chase Martin, Chloe Covington, Garrison Collins, Caelyn Michael, Jacob Ritchie.

Fourth grade — Skyla Foster, Utah Brown, Garrett Morris, Rachel Webser, Dylan Prather, Kyndoll Roach, Spring Milem, Tyler Brown.

Fifth grade — Chastity Woods, Rafael Lemus-Eddings, Hunter Bowman, Maxwell Blackledge, Cody Guiton, Bethany Artz, Cole Wilson, Brooke Morrison.

North Rowan good citizens

The following students were selected as Good Citizens at North Rowan Elementary for April based on the character trait perseverance: Davion Williams, Javion Williams, Inagi Rustin-Godfrey, Jesse Waind, Natalie Nunez, Isaac Robinson, Brittany Ellis, Mekeiha Robinson, Fares Khatib, Nevaeh Brown, Aljawon Brown, Khalil Davis, Tyler Britt, Tiffani Gadson, Amy Euceda, Abby Campbell, Emely Brizuela, Sam Evans, Steve Hernandez, Aryonna Smith, Caleb Locklear, Nashid Tabb, Chloe Thornburg, Keanna Ellis, Ethan Russell, Kevin Alvarado, Marion Loredo, Ava Trapp, Lee Herh, Enrique Morano, Will Reavis, Esam Abdul, Connor Pacilio, Katherine Ellis, Dominic Clodfelter, Elijah Hill, Diana Vega-Carrillo, Yasmin Carrillo, Jada Hawkins, Xzaviar Davis, Abby Smith, Jaharion Graham, Carlos Romero, Eric Shepherd, Charlie Jones, Janeita Jones, Carter Loftis, Tijah Sims, Ariana Gonzalez, Natalie Olson, Jose Landaverde, Cadence Shepherd, Daphne Robinson, Mohammed Mohammed, Orion Harris, Ali Khatib, Jacob Diggs, Chase Shoaf, Dylan Connolly, Warren Myers, Arizona Cagle, Aubrey Martin.

Brevard honors

Brevard College recently recognized outstanding student achievement in academics, leadership and athletics for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Award winners were recognized at a campus-wide honors and awards luncheon, during special events hosted by each of the college’s academic divisions as well as at an annual athletics awards ceremony.

Kannapolis — Verntasia Finley received the Citizenship Award in Mathematics; Dalton Johnson received the Leadership in Classroom Discussion Award in the Humanities Division; Andrea Muniz received the VIP Award in Cheerleading.

Salisbury — Hannah Leonard received the Highest Grade Point Average for Freshman in Theatre and Theatre Studies Major Best Actress Award.

Katelynne Poole of Salisbury received the Highest Grade Point Average in Health Science Studies Award and Outstanding Senior in Health Science Studies Award. She was also recognized for her inclusion in Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges and membership in the Alpha Chi national honorary society for outstanding academic achievement. She was also honored with the Senior Grade Point Average Award in Athletics.

Brevard College’s honors and awards program recognizes those students who have excelled in their academic pursuits or have been honored by induction into one or more of the honor societies in their chosen field of study. The awards also honor outstanding athletes.

Cannon School TIP students

CONCORD – Seven Cannon School seventh-grade students have qualified for recognition in the 2012-2013 Duke University Talent Identification Program’s Seventh Grade Talent Search based on their exceptional scores on the SAT or ACT college entrance exams normally taken by high school juniors or seniors. Three additional students have qualified for the Academy for Summer Studies.

The Duke Talent Search is now in its 33rd year and is the largest program of its kind in the nation. This year, more than 64,000 students participated in the Duke TIP search.

Students who qualified for state recognition earned scores that are equal to or better than half of college-bound seniors. The following students have qualified for recognition: Alex Coale, Jackson Cooksey, Sami Eagle, Peter Fromke, Katie Hendry, Osahon Tokunboh and Sacha Zafari.

All seven students will be honored at ceremonies to be held later this spring.

Three additional students have qualified for the Academy for Summer Studies. Kristen Estep, Brandon Greer and Alex Rose have been honored for being among the top 5 percent of academically talented students in their grade level. Students in this program will experience challenging coursework and build friendships with other academically gifted peers.

South Rowan graduate accepted into honor society

Kayla Morrow, a South Rowan High School graduate and a junior at Lenoir-Rhyne University, has been selected for membership in the Arktos Chapter of Mortar Board.

Mortar Board Inc. is a national honor society that recognizes college seniors for their achievements in scholarship, leadership and services, provides opportunities for continued leadership development, promotes services to colleges and universities and encourages lifelong contributions to the global community. Mortar Board was founded in 1918 and has 229 chartered chapters on college campuses throughout the nation.

The selection process is intensive, based on careful review of the applicant’s scholarship, leadership and service. The entire process is one of peer review with current Mortar Board members selecting the new class of members each year.

Morrow, who is from China Grove, was initiated into the honor society on April 7 in Hickory.

Rockwell Christian students compete

After a week of competition among hundreds of students from the Carolinas, Virginia, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee and Maryland, 28 students from Rockwell Christian School earned the privilege of advancing to competition on the international level in Missouri which takes place May 25-30. The purpose of these student conventions is to help the young people discover and hone their skills and talents for use in ministry to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ.

Months of preparation in the areas of academics, music, platform, athletics and exhibits (photography, needle/thread, art and wood, clay and metal working) was rewarded with 112 different medals in 54 different categories. Rockwell Christian School received first place in academics and athletics and second place in music and exhibits — four of the five overall school awards. The students were also honored with second place for the Christian character award which was a result of a vote from all the schools in attendance and others involved in the convention.

First place medals were earned by the boys’ basketball team; girls’ volleyball team; Sarah Drye, Jennifer Miller, Benjamin Odom in music; Madison File, Odom, Titus Cruse and Andrew Straight in academics; Abbie Hoehman, Nathan Hoehman, Odom, Jeremy Waller and Hannah Preslar in platform; Angel Moysan and Andrew Straight in exhibits; Roni Boss, Preslar and Victoria Whitaker in the needle/thread categories; Cruse, Micah Eagle, Straight and Jeremy Waller in athletics.

Second place medals were earned by the large ensemble; Erica Chilson, Madison File, Nathan Hoehman and Straight in academics; File, Abbie Hoehman, Nathan Hoehman, Odom in music; Nathan Hoehman, Crystal Mock, Jonah Patil, Straight and Waller in athletics; Patil in preaching; Sarah Drye in needle/thread; Micah Eagle in art; Nicholas Snyder in metalworking; Tyler Eagle in photography.

Phi Kappa Phi initiation

The honor society of Phi Kappa Phi is pleased to announce that Jennifer Taylor of Kannapolis was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Taylor was initiated at Elon University.

Taylor is among approximately 32,000 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.

North Rowan all-A honor roll

North Rowan Elementary School third quarter all-A honor roll:

Third grade — Marbeli Bustillo-Castro, Sebastian Jabana, Jasmin Martinez-Lara, Christopher Portillo, Mandilyn Stoyanov, Kaylin Sturdivant-Hill, Colby Swicegood, Aden Toledo, Jordan Young.

Fourth grade — Dustin Boger, Dalton Connolly, Dylan Connolly, Anna Everhart, Abigail Gist, Jaden Hager, Kenndrick Harper Jr., Saige Johnson, Evan Mahaley, Ravyn Matthews, Jecenia Ramos, Chase Shoaf, Abby Smith, Madisyn Smith, Tiana Turner, Lamiyah Walker.

Fifth grade — Kenneth Alvarado-Melgares, Mallory Braun, MacKenna Clifton, Jillian Day-Ingrahm, Logan Dellinger, Charlie Durham, Emily Gaskey, Samuel Jabana, Gladys McDaniel, Caden Swicegood, Kayla Swicegood.

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