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Education briefs 3-23

Science fair winners
The following students are gold medal winners in the 2008 Rowan-Salisbury Science Fair:
Bostian Elementary: Cameron Barringer and Bethany Raynes.
Carson High: Alex Basinger, State Fair rep, Water Association; Kayla Hamby, State Fair rep, Naval Science; Aaron Walser and Chris O’Neal, State Fair rep.
Hanford Dole Elementary: Caroline Billingsley, State Fair rep.
Erwin Middle: Allie Brindle and Steffi Sides, State Fair rep.
Faith Elementary: Chance Brown.
Overton Elementary: Michael Brown, Abraham Post and Rhys Little, State Fair rep.
Shive Elementary: Matt Campbell.
Mount Ulla Elementary: Hailey Edwards, Audra Benson and Troy Edwards, State Fair rep.
East Rowan High: Katelyn Shuping, State Fair rep.
Knox Middle: John Haile Young, State Fair rep.
Other county winners are Spencer Byrd, Granite Quarry Elementary; Chase Thompson and Caroline Billingsley, Hanford Dole Elementary; Ricky Maldonado, Bryson Collins, Preston Perry and Jonathan Stockwell, Knollwood Elementary; Matthew Hefner and Kody Grant, Koontz Elementary; Savannah Morgan, Mount Ulla Elementary; Ike Emerson, Morgan Elementary; Robbie Lindsay, Macayla Upright, Breanna Lentz and Carter Love, Millbridge Elementary; Daniel Engwall and Lindsay Veros, Overton Elementary; Jeffrey Stanton and Tate Houpe, Rockwell Elementary; James Boyd, Sacred Heart Catholic; Gabe Steinman, Grace Steinman, Ethan Mancil and Anna-Leigh Shuping, Erwin Middle; Phillip Colvin, North Rowan Middle; Hannah Roseman and Natalia Dial, Carson High.
Atlanta schools visit
Catawba College’s 14 West Teaching Scholars, accompanied by several mentors, faculty and staff, visited three Atlanta public schools during January.
The 14 include local students Stephanie Hill of China Grove and Laura Ritchie, Elizabeth Sloop, Sean Cobb, Tyler Howe and Zach Poole, all of Salisbury.
The students also visited cultural attractions in the Atlanta area after their visits to inner-city schools.
The West Teaching Scholars are named for long-time Catawba educator and trustee Martha Kirkland West, Class of 1959.
They plan to brief Dr. Judy Grissom, Rowan-Salisbury Schools superintendent, on what they learned and to hear what the local schools are doing to raise the achievement level of all students. 
Gray Stone team wins
Gray Stone Day School won the March 15 Public Library District Quiz Bowl in Lexington in competition with six other teams.
Team members are Greg Ascuitto, Joseph Sutlive, Davis Goodnight, Carson Blackwelder, Michael Tedeschi, Tyler Waugh, Cally Womick, Heather Van Wallendael, Rachel Bangle, and Richard Scott. Coaches are Sheri Efird and Jeff Walter.
Landis Good Citizens
Landis Elementary School recently recognized the following students as March Citizens of the Month:
Kindergarten: Yesenia Gomez, MaKenzie Johnston, Lyndsey Koops, Kyndal McGee and Dylan Crowe.
First grade: Rachel Scoggins, Morgan Mahan, Anna Blume and Imani Moore.
Second grade: Jalee Rollins, Mercedes Hunter, Daniel Pelaez, Karigan Ford and Meggan Dancy.
Third grade: Luke Travis, Malik Vickers, Skylar Bost, Keyerah Wagner and Ambria Barbee.
Fourth grade: Paige Presley, Tristan Wyatt, Alex Deal and Ace Woodie.
Fifth grade: Amanda Ellington, Destiny Whitman, Kendra Preiser and Augusta Shaver.
Knollwood Citizens
Knollwood Elementary School recently recognized the following students who exemplified honesty during March:
Kindergarten: Jennifer Morales, Brookelyne Bost, Arlene Albarran, Jesse Phillips, Michael Bostian, Emili Vega, Alexiss Amaro, Andrew Lor, Elisabeth Hamilton, Ivan Delgado, Cesar Sanchez and Ana Vera.
First grade: Olivia Shorter, Hugo Pina, Tiffany Herrera, Brodey Hogan, Rebecca Gonzales, Jeremy Clark, Jenifer Castillo, Alen Muskic, Eric Turnbull and Hunter Tredway.
Second grade: Kelsey Floyd, Tony Estrada, Neasha Finger, Roberto Alvarado, Matthew Michael, Kyndle Westmoreland, Zach Morgan, Rachel Morales, Breanna McClanahan and Alexander Erazo.
Third grade: Austin Lawson, Brittany Grapes, Cody Watters, Mary Hoffman, Irma Quintero, Jalen Corpening, Ivy Brucker, Bryan Kasprzak, Joselyn Valencia and Elena Turnbull.
Fourth grade: Alexandra Cordero, Michael Lowman, Taylor Brown, Jorge Valencia, Jonathan Stockwell, Blanca Hidalgo, Ciara Alley and Katie Beach .
Fifth grade: Brittany Page, Seth Jennelle, Kelly Mejivar, Brayan Lopez, Kody Morgan, Breanna Duke, Cesar Reyes, Kenya Lomax, Fallon Ritchie and Matthew Simerson.
Woodleaf Citizens
Woodleaf Elementary School recently recognized the following students as March Good Citizens:
Kindergarten: Travis Berry, Gerardo Leyva, Logan People, Brandon Dowell, Sawiaha Ellis, Walker Layburn, Emily Peck, Eli Wetmore and Zane McKinney.
First grade: Dakota Kinley, Maggie Idries, Payne Stolsworth, Chris Johnson, Cody Shaver, Madison Yates and Nathan Allmon.
Second grade: Dillon Simpson, Colby Eagle, Noah Lance, Destiny Veitch, Dalton Condra, Chandler Kepley and Sarah Church.
Third grade: Jairo Olmos, Savannah McNeill, Rachel Eagle, Alejandra Hernandez and Alia Dauria.
Fourth grade: Kayce Harkey, Olivia Mattox, Nicole Beaver, Jessica Ochoa, Wade Phillips, Roldan Castro and Ashley Bennett.
Fifth grade: Biranna Lookabill, Juan Garcia, Breanna Lippard, Hunter Mesimer, Juan Bautista, Jake Everhart, Marcus Clonts, Tracy Campbell and Aaron Allman.

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