Education shoutouts

  • Posted: Thursday, January 9, 2014 12:52 a.m.

Woodleaf good citizens

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

Kindergarten: David Briggs, Lacey Houghton, Kate Kniaz, Bryson Lyons, Brock Saine, Charles Smith and Adan Rodriquez-Torres.


First grade: Daniel Hernandez-Barrera, Zachary Clayton, Hayden Conklin, Kevin Garcia-Benitez, Kaila Ingram, Jenna Joubert and Carlee Martin.

Second grade: Jacob Hickman, Jose Landaverde, Arielle Rice, Roman Shadrick and Kamron White.

Third grade: Danarie Hairston, Elizabeth Martinez-Hernandez, Samantha Keys, Andrew Newton, Owen Scruggs, Canyon Turner and Alyssa Wood.

Fourth grade: Antonio Gonzalez-Arteaga, Lilly Hewett, Michael Myers, Emmanuel Osborn, Camden Stamper, Cameron Shehan, Ryan Smith, Breanna Taylor and Dalton Trembley.

Fifth grade: Victor Alonso, Bradlee Bean, Tyler Blevins, Megan Daniels, Felicity Frick, Wisin Henriquez, Tre Jackson, Colton McCartney and Tia Spotanski.

Cleveland Good Citizens

Good Citizens of Cleveland Elementary for December:

Kindergarten — Tristan Redman, Zavion Chipley, Alexis Keener, Gabe Harkey, Alyssa Cook, Tyler Dickson.

First — Jayden Carter, Caden Callicutt, Elijah McGinnis, Lark Staley.

Second — Claudia Hellard, Destin Bevers, Deja’Leigh Helm, Amanda Delgado, Jhamyia Tucker, Blake Rogers.

Third — Hope Hoffner, Dominick Mattox, Mason Quarles, Peyton Bruce, Emily Kelly, Easton Troutman.

Fourth — Patrice Cuthbertson, Jake Stocker, Kenia Medina, Trevor Shue.

Fifth — Caden Goodman, Parker Safely, Lucero Mercado, Patrick Evenden.

UNCA graduate

Austin Dean Barefoot, from Rockwell, graduated from University of North Carolina at Asheville in December.

Gardner-Webb graduates

Gardner-Webb University recently held its 2013 fall commencement exercises, where more than 550 students graduated. Graduates from the local region included Adam Suggs of Kannapolis, with a BS degree in biology; Teresa Bess of Salisbury, MA degree in executive leadership studies; and Marc Calderone of Salisbury, MA degree in executive leadership studies.

Overton Explorers of the Week

The following students were recognized as Explorers of the Week during December for demonstrating excellent behavior throughout the school at Overton Elementary School:

Kindergarten — Nevaeh Scales, Brooklynne Witherspoon and Mar-jah Spratt-White.

First grade — Aiden Palmore, Ana Blankenship and Pearl Chambers.

Second grade — Mariah Worthy, Ezekiel Kotee and Kimora Allison.

Third grade — Raja Blankenship, Donavan Miller and Ahmiel Torrence.

Fourth grade — Marcus Cook, Piper Lasker and Deemeka Minor.

Fifth grade — Emma Sparger, Zariyah Thomas and Vance Honeycutt.

Congratulations also to the students who demonstrated positive behavior on buses 164 and 180 and were recognized as Buses of the Week and to the students on bus 170 who were recognized as Bus of the Month.

Knollwood Knights

One Knollwood Elementary School student is selected from each class every month to be recognized for a character trait. The character trait for December is compassion. These students will receive a certificate and attend the quarterly social.

Knollwood Knights of Character: Hanna Green, Daniel Leon, Juan Diego Delgado Nava, Dayami Acevedo, Shekinah Brooker, Maizee Peters, Mitzy Alberto Lucio, Hanna Hassan, Ashley Zuniga Gamez, Iris Marroquin, Brandon Burrage, Kasey Pleitez-Rivera, Ni’kyvia Sifford, Keirys Velazquez-Carbajal, Oscar Perez, Ava Gardner, Abrile-Ona Linker, Admir Podzic, Kristy Delgado Diaz, Mairyn Hernandez-Solis, Diego Menendez Mora, Olivia Kluttz, Jeremy Maldonado, Alicia Thompson, Alex Polanco Cruz, Chase Graham, Dasne Itzell Aguirre, Zayda Crockett, Maureen Arnold. Nolan Tovornik. Daniel Weaver.

Hanford-Dole Good Citizens

Hanford-Dole Elementary has recognized the following students as the January Good Citizens for the character trait of good judgement. Each student received a certificate and had his/her picture on the Good Citizen Bulletin Board in the hall for the month.

PreKindergarten: Syrenity Shuler.

Kindergarten: Gavin Murillo, Sa’Mar Clinding, Kimberly Corrales, Sarah Peeler, Cheyanne Britt.

First grade: Christian Rosado, Keyera Conner, Donald Horton, Joseph Hernandez.

Second grade: Abbie Miller, Daniel Montes-Medrano, Qu’ran Turner, Iysiss Kelly.

Third grade: Bryan Rosado, Ronald Carmichael, Ravion Breedlove, Rachel Barth.

Fourth grade: Brooke Rose, Makeiah Mclean, Britney Anthony Lay, Aleeya Webb-Goodman, Jesiah Pearson.

Fifth grade: Chase Keener, Latasha Brown, Mahogony Mashore.

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