Education shoutouts

  • Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2013 12:31 a.m.
Heather Bailey, standing with Rowan-Salisbury Schools Transportation Director Judy Burris, came in third in the bus ‘Roadeo.’
Heather Bailey, standing with Rowan-Salisbury Schools Transportation Director Judy Burris, came in third in the bus ‘Roadeo.’

Millbridge Good Citizens

May Good Citizens named at Millbridge Elementary School.

Kindergarten — Zackary Lee, Emma Woodlief, Elijah Philemon, Mackenzie Todd, Hada Tamayo Aguilar, Colson Luther, Taylor Hammond, Nathan Ramseur.


First grade — Avery Crowell, Abraham Sotelo, Bailey Linn, Rook Woods, Brett Morris, Olivia Ackermann, Jayden Smith, Madison Hearne, Evan Butler, Kaylee Pena.

Second grade — Alondra Tamayo, Aquiles Bernal, Kimberly Sanchez, Jonathon Reddish, Curtis Houchin, Ethan Kimball, Noah Bryant, Dakota McConkey.

Third grade — Blake White, Tamaria Rhyne, Chloe Cook, Zachary Carter, Ryelli Casper, Makayla Waller, Emily Clark, Mason Shumake, Jack Reed, Joseph James.

Fourth grade — Ryan Woodman, Chloie Sawyer, Luke Wilson, Daegan Rodgers, Haley Almond, Brandon Curry, Jacob Newcomb, Shelby Harrison.

Fifth grade — Hannah Lindsay, Corey Snodgrass. Jayson Smith, Cheyenne Robinson, Caleb Earley, Dalton Baxter, Bryson Murff, Brianna Vega.

Citadel graduate

Ethan Robert Hughes of Salisbury has earned a BA in political science from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. Graduation was May 4,

Carson-Newman dean’s list

Jenna Bryan of Salisbury was among students honored recently with inclusion on Carson-Newman University’s dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester.

Students earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while taking 12 or more credit hours are awarded the distinction of dean’s list honors.

Gardner-Webb graduates

More than 700 students recently graduated during Gardner-Webb University’s 2013 spring commencement exercises. Graduates from the local region included the following:

Kannapolis — Hannah Rash, summa cum laude and Alpha Chi with a BS in psychology; Miranda Stiffler, MAC degree in accounting; Justin Tipton, BS in psychology.

Mooresville — Caitlin Anderson, BS in psychology; Elizabeth Harris, BS in human services; Andrew Holshouser, MBA in business administration; Patti McCrea, MA in elementary education; Nicolle McNamara, BS in human services; Jolene Yerger, MA in elementary education.

Salisbury — Leeanne Broadway, BSN in nursing; Sara Lingle, MSN in nursing; Tammy Pinkston, Alpha Sigma Lambda, BS in accounting and healthcare management.

Bus drivers for May

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

North area — Dwight Myers, North Rowan Middle School, North Rowan High School (Bus 172).

East area — Nikki Johnson, Southeast Middle School, Erwin Middle School (Bus 100).

West area — Darrell Misenheimer, West Rowan High School (various).

South area — Sandy Welch, China Grove Elementary School (Bus 117).

Salisbury area — Krystal Connor, Overton Elementary School, Knox Middle School (Bus 163).

Special needs — Paula Brooks (Bus 89).

Substitute driver — Clavonne Davis.

Hurley Good Citizens

The Good Citizens for May at Hurley Elementary School are as follows:

Kindergarten — Iris Marroquin, Evan Kennedy, Aiden Kelly, A’Areon Malik Toomer, Torese Evans.

First grade — Sa’Niyah Davis, Levon Jacobs, Paige Stanley, Benjamin Rogers, Sha’mya Arnold.

Second grade — Ella Kennedy, Jesse Barrera, Baltazar Cerdiona Fernandez, Macy Wellmon, Aaron Blume.

Third grade — Jauphial Gardner, Jennifer Cervantes Flores, Michael Garcia, Eternity Williams, Mackenzie Beaver.

Fourth grade — Naavya Brown, Talyn Udasco, Kevin Krider, Nathan Gorrell, Allison Tuck.

Fifth grade — Mia Taggart, Carly Stiller, Grace Webb, Steven Cervantes-Arteaga.

Davidson College graduates

Elliott Cave of Salisbury was one of 447 seniors to graduate from Davidson College on May 19. He earned a BA in Russian language and literature.

Sun Dragas earned a BA in political science with a minor in Russian, graduating magna cum laude.

School Bus Safety poster winners

The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Transportation Department held the annual School Bus Safety Poster Contest on May 16. Art poster entries were received from elementary and middle schools for judging. The theme and slogan of the contest is “ At My Stop You Stop.” Judges of the local contest chose three posters from each of the four divisions: Kindergarten–second grade; third–fifth grade; sixth–eighth grade; special education. The chosen posters will be submitted for the statewide School Bus Safety Poster Contest in Raleigh to be judged in July. Winners from the state contest will be submitted to the national contest.

The posters chosen are as follows:

Division 1: Kindergarten–second grade — Carmella Raiti and Cloey Gheenl, both grade two, Morgan Elementary School; Brinley Batts, grade one, Mount Ulla Elementary School.

Division 2: third–fifth grade — Grissel Medina, grade five, Knollwood Elementary School; Melinda Thompson and Zachary Hedrick, both grade five, Morgan Elementary School.

Division 3: sixth–eighth grade — Madison Ruggles, grade eight, and Taylor Walker, grade seven, North Rowan Middle School; Victoria Amaro, grade seven, Southeast Middle School.

Division 4: special education — Holden Shehan, grade two, and Shianne Carter and Piper Lusker, grade three, Overton Elementary School.

Catawba selects students as junior marshals

Thirteen students from Catawba College’s School of Evening and Graduate Studies were commissioned as junior marshals in an April 20 ceremony. Dean of the School of Evening and Graduate Studies Dr. Edith Bolick and College Marshal Professor David Pulliam officiated at the ceremony.

These junior marshals were chosen from the junior class based on academic rank and are among the most honored students on campus. They embody the best of Catawba in both academic achievement and service to the college community. They will represent the college in formal graduation week ceremonies.

Marshals for the 2012-2013 academic year include Jason F. Cauble, Mooresville; Kristy Lynn Cowden, Salisbury; Christopher Michael Driver, Winston-Salem; Matthew Lynn Gobble, Statesville; Cynthia Marianna Goodson, Mooresville; Jennifer Amanda Kendall, Kannapolis; Karen Elizabeth McCall, Concord; Veleda Horton McCormick, Aberdeen; Christine Knapp Mowery, Salisbury; Thomas Cecil Nunn, Kannapolis; Joseph Edward Patterson, Salisbury; Robert Dean Stuck, Concord; and William Vanover, Concord. Two SEGS junior marshals from the 2011-2012 academic year, Jamon Wynn Gaddy and Dirk Wayne Apt, both of Lexington, also agreed to continue to serve during the 2012-2013 academic year.

Students join foreign language society

Three Catawba College students became members of Phi Sigma Iota, the International Foreign Language Honor Society, in late April.

The new members included graduating seniors Chelsea Starr, Weston, Fla.; and Whitney Corriher, Salisbury; and rising senior Jordan Greene of Oak Island.

Dr. J. Michael Wilson, department chair of modern foreign languages, is faculty adviser.

Catawba math honor society

Catawba College’s Zeta Chapter of the mathematics honor society Kappa Mu Epsilon inducted eight new members in late April at a ceremony in Ketner Hall.

The inductees included Matthew Hodgson, Salisbury; Sydney Hyder, Asheboro; Lindsay C. King, Kannapolis; Ekaterina Kruglov, Karmiel, Israel; Jacob Regensburger, Fayetteville; Cristin Ritchie, Salisbury; Brinsley Stewart, Boonville; and Frank Villa Hernandez, Kannapolis.

Dr. Doug Brown, associate professor of mathematics, is chapter adviser.

Bailey third in state bus ‘Roadeo’

Heather Bailey received third place in the North Carolina State School Bus “Roadeo” on May 21 at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. Bailey, driver of bus 78 at Landis Elementary School and China Grove Elementary School, represented Rowan-Salisbury Schools in the state “Roadeo.” Bailey qualified for the state competition by coming in second in the local “Roadeo” and ninth in the district “Roadeo.”

The top 10 winners at the state level received monetary awards and certificates and the top three winners also received trophies. Forty-eight contenders from across the state participated in the “Roadeo,” which is a driving skills and testing competition for regular, permanent school bus drivers.

Bailey receive a check for $300 and a trophy.

Attending the state “Roadeo” as observers were Transportation Director Judy Burris and route coordinators Kathy Austin and Janice Query.

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