Education shoutouts

  • Posted: Thursday, May 9, 2013 12:56 a.m.
Allison Brindle
Allison Brindle

Landis Elementary

Landis Elementary names Citizens of the Month for April.

Kindergarten: George Crainshaw, Cameron Schmidt, Zane Begley, Miranda Duenaz and Halle Perry.


First grade: Hunter Black, Jeffrey Miller, Grace Meckley and Armando Estrada Villarreal.

Second grade: Annabell Finley, Abbigail Finley, Edwin Sosa, Prisilla Ramirez and Zachary Vanhoy.

Third grade: Jesus Cordero-Garcia, Kaleb Burleyson, DeVon Stewart, Terry Ritz and Autumn Kamali.

Fourth grade: Tylar Leitch, Bryan Brooks, Hunter O’Neal, Austin Rayfield and Dyago Lawson.

Fifth grade: Ashanti Knox, Sarai Benitez Castro, Makenzie Johnston and Aleyana Littlejohn.

All-A honor roll

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

Third grade — Benjamin Gonzalez, Madison Morgan, Anabel Rattray, Samuel Salamanca, Kiya Horne and Porter Watson.

Fourth grade — Emily Grillo, Leighann Harris, Imer Morales-Garcia, Jeffrey Watson, Hope Royal, Jensen Haynes, Aerial Hanno and Ella Brooks.

Fifth grade — Nicholas Holmes, Nadiya Wilson, Alyssa Ward, Heaven Thornton, Nolan Eudy, Jordan Baker, Kylie Burleson, Alexis Fite, Sarai Benitez Castro, Dalilah Kamili, Alyssa Campbell and Braxton Stanley.

East track raises funds

The East Rowan Track Team fundraiser raised more than $2,200 at a recent Flapjack Fundraiser. Proceeds will be used for program improvements. The fundraiser was on April 20 at the Applebee’s restaurant at 205 Faith Road. The organization sold 360 tickets and an additional $167 in donations was collected. Breakfast included a short stack of pancakes, sausage, milk, juice and coffee.

Student essays move to state competition

The National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of North Carolina sponsors the annual Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship for high school seniors who will attend a North Carolina college or university. The entrance requirement this year was a 500-700 word essay on this topic: “Since most of our ancestors were immigrants, what would their opinion be of the current immigration policy and situation?” The students’ grades, extracurricular activities and character are also considered in the judging.

The Rowan Committee of the Colonial Dames selected two outstanding essays from those entered to be sent to the state competition. These two students will receive $250 at their high school’s end-of-the-year honors and awards assembly. Their essays are entered in the state competition for the $3,000 scholarship and $1,000 runner-up scholarship.

The Rowan County high school winners are Ben Cobb of South Rowan High School and Allison Brindle of East Rowan High School. Cobb is the son of Malia and Jamie Cobb of Kannapolis. Brindle is the daughter of Wendy and Jeffrey Brindle of Gold Hill.

The subject of the essay contest is different each year. Guidance counselors are contacted in late fall about the scholarship requirements.

China Grove honor roll

China Grove Elementary School all-A honor roll for the third quarter:

Third grade — Ayden Basinger, Tyler Burgess, Nathan Chrismon, Ty Hubbard, Gabriel Kluttz, Sarah Rhodes, Daisy Sisoukrath.

Fourth grade — Jillian Dunn, Matthew Epley, Sean Lewis, Alex London, Christopher Pratt, Mayra Rebollar.

Fifth grade — Braydon Campola, Leason Gariepy, Jeffrey Lambert, Rachel Lipe, Austin Peacock, Areli Vargas.

Scholarships presented at St. Mark’s

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Christ, 5202 Mooresville Road, presented three endowment scholarships on May 5. Joey Ashley and Graham Lyerly each received the William J. Shulenburger scholarship.

Ashley is a senior at South Rowan and he plans to attend University of North Carolina at Charlotte to major in biology. He will continue his education at N.C. State in veterinary science. He has loved animals from the time he received his first horse and now works at Lazy 5 Veterinary Hospital. Ashley is the son of Mike and Lisa Ashley of China Grove and the grandson of Kermit Ashley and the late Joan Ashley of Salisbury and Jack Blalock and the late Ruth Blalock of China Grove.

Lyerly attends East Rowan and is active in cross country and track. The Salisbury Post recently stated that he led his team, the Mustangs, in a track competition. He has achieved the Eagle Scout award by leading a group of volunteers and constructing a 36-foot bridge at Dan Nicholas Park. Graham will attend UNCC majoring in engineering. His parents are Jim and Jill Lyerly of Salisbury and his grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. James Lyerly and Frances McKinney and the late V.A. McKinney.

Megan Yost of Salisbury will receive the Carmon A. Wilson Scholarship. She is studying at Appalachian State University with a major in English secondary education. Her purpose is to help children in need and promote a stronger community for the advancement of the future. Megan is the daughter of Andrew Yost and granddaughter of Frank and Joyce Yost.

Gray Stone honor roll

Gray Stone Day School all-A honor roll for the third quarter:

Ninth grade — Cassie Bebout, Catherine Blake-Harris, Megan Brickner, Kristina Everhart, Megan Frick, Jacob Goodnight, LeAnn Harward, Madison Hatley, Sarah Hutton, Montana Kimrey, Kyle Mitchell, Emily Moore, Jonah Morgan, Celsea Reeder, Jared Thomas, Ilya Wang.

10th grade — Erin Ansbro, Taylor Earnhardt, Margaret Ericson, Billy Hague.

11th grade — John Latimer, Caroline McLeod, Jordan Redman, Jennie Wagner.

12th grade — Lea Efird, Elizabeth Harvell, William Howland III.

Hanford-Dole Good Citizens

Hanford-Dole has recognized the following students as the May Good Citizens for the character trait of integrity. Each student received a certificate and has his/her picture on the Good Citizen bulletin board in the hall for the month.

PreKindergarten: Angel Weese

Kindergarten: Derrick Ventura, Mauricio Rosales, Ava Peoples, Jeremiah Kellam, Kemya Fisher.

First grade: Jaylyn Harper-Corradetti, Alberto Villalobos Carranza, Levi Martin, Alessandra Espinal.

Second grade: Emmaline Stepp, Yasmine Nobles, Dalton Shepherd, Charles Canady.

Third grade: Lynaysia Herndon, Ethan Coble, Thi Hillard, Brooke Rose.

Fourth grade: Aaliyah Rosales, Lalindaya Turner, Itzia Penna Flores, Emma Toney.

Fifth grade: Keleb Wallace, Kania Carlton, Itzel Nunez, Leticia Allman.

Salisbury Academy students earn honor

Six Salisbury Academy students attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2013 National Spanish Examinations. Andreas Kalogeromitros and Sharmi Amin earned bronze medals. Isabella Alvarez, Steven Anderson, Ivy Overcash and Morgan Warren earned honorable mentions.

The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year in grades six through 12 and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. “Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious,” said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, national director of the exams, “Because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 156,000 students participating in 2013.”

Students from Salisbury Academy have a history of achievement on these exams and were taught this year by Spanish teacher Laura Stringfield. “As a first-year Spanish teacher I am extremely proud of all of my students’ hard work in preparation for the National Spanish Exam,” she said. Several students also increased their scores by 20 or more percentage points.

Isenberg Good Citizens

The following students recently were selected as April Great Gators for displaying responsibility:

Kindergarten — Kiara Acosta, La’Niya Bestman, Alexia Cagle, Aliyiah Callandret, Emma Haynes, Daneill Lowery and Malaki Petty.

First grade — Andrew Burton, Talyn Franks, Tori-Lynn Ipock, Myla Lyon, Nyla McManus, Griffin McNeely, Talik Robinson and Alivia Turner.

Second grade — Julian Beltran, Jacob Casey, Daniel Escobar, Darius Mitchell, Neveah Robinson and De’Andre Scott.

Third grade — Breyanna Cagle, Daxary Herrera, Ashia Krider, Estela Sandoval, Cameron Stout and Domanae Wilks.

Fourth grade — Wanya Bembry, Isaiah Clay, Chidera Dimkpa, Channin Grant, Imani Smith, Jamir Tucker, Kelley Walton and Jamarion Williams.

Fifth grade — Gabriel Gaskin, Jimmy Nguyen and Mariah Relyea.

Johnson makes dean’s list

Alee Johnson of Salisbury, a member of the class of 2015 at Washington and Lee University, has earned dean’s list status for the recently ended winter term 2013.

Dean’s list status at Washington and Lee represents a term grade-average of at least 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.

Knollwood Elementary character traits

The following Knollwood Elementary students were recognized for the character trait of perseverance. They were presented a certificate and will attend the Quarterly Character Social:

Kindergarten — Jesus Alberto-Sanchez, Samuel Hammill, Maizee Peters, Williams Polanco, Rafael Caballero, Everardo Magana-Murgas, Moises Martinez.

First grade — David Hernandez, Javon Kelly, Alecxis Alejo, Beverly Arnold, Tiffany Huerta-Arrollo, Andres Vasquez-Saucedo.

Second grade — Roberto Figueroa Jaimes, Owen Sanchez-Vaquero, Hugo Castellanos, Juan Hernandez Sanchez, Daisy Santiago. Mayrani Cazares-Lopez.

Third grade — Caleb Bumgarner, Haley Boyd, Dana Gonzales, Dillon Hall.

Fourth grade — Brianna Richer, Armando Bautista-Camacho, Kaylissa Outlaw, Natalia Soto, Angie Henriquez-Cruz, Landon Almond.

Fifth grade — Christian Sierra, Denisse Mendoza-Perez, Karelin Bostian, Taylor Conrad.

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