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People and Places: Derby Day winners

Derby Day at Dillard Downs brought the excitement of the 134th Kentucky Derby on Saturday May 3 closer to home for over 100 Salisbury Symphony Orchestra supporters.
Beverly and Thom Dillard hosted a most spectacular event.
Guild luncheon
The Salisbury-Rowan Symphony Guild held their Spring Luncheon April 24 at the home of Dr. Kathleen Russo.
The Guild presented a check for $4000 to the Symphony for support of the organization and their educational programs
Dr. David Hagy thanked the Guild for their continued support and commitment to the Symphony and gave a summary of the Symphony Pops concert to be held at Livingstone College on April 26.
Russo presented a program on integrative medicine, the blending of traditional and alternative medicine.
Members were reminded of the Guild’s annual meeting and recognition reception to be held May 15 at Waterworks Visual Arts Center.
Art winners
Carolina Artists has announced the winners in the Student Art Expo held April 25-26 at the Salisbury Civic Center. The award winners are listed below, along with the school each attends.
In the grades K-1 category: first-Bebe Dunham, Koontz; second-Kathie Chen, China Grove; third-Zach Johnson, Salisbury Academy; honorable mention-Perla Chanez, China Grove, Trevor Shelton, Enochville, Dylan Lord, Knollwood.
In the grades 2-3 category: first-We Vang, China Grove; second-Jasmine Young, Hanford Dole; third-Arianna Botello, Granite Quarry; honorable mention-Drew Shelby, Salisbury Academy; Samantha Precard, Salisbury Academy; Isaac Lingle, Millbridge.
In the grades 4-5 category: first-Cody Kepley, Bostian; second-Bria Sherrill, Hurley; third-Margarito Romero, Mt. Ulla; honorable mention-Courtney Wright, North Rowan; Victoria Anday, Shive, Saun Phillips, Hanford Dole.
In the grade 6-8 category: first-Bethany Wiles, Southeast Middle; second-Allie Hendrickson, Erwin; third-Jenny Patel, Salisbury Academy; honorable mention-Christopher Bolinsky, Alexis Dill, Corriher-Lipe, Oran Mullis, Corriher-Lipe.
In the high school division, the winners were: first-Jordan Poole, West Rowan; second-Shannon Elrod, East; third-Alizabeth Wah, Salisbury High School; honorable mention-Eric Jones, East, Ronnette Robinson, Salisbury, Tracy Hudson, East.
Piano student awards
Lisa Hill, student of Mrs. Franklin Merrell, recently earned the prestigious Paderweski Award at the National Guild of Piano Teachers auditions adjudicated by Willa Carlton of Durham.
To receive this award, a piano student must enter auditions for at least 10 years, and must present a 10-piece memorized program for each of the 10 years. Hill is also a previous winner of the Sonatina Award in her auditions.
Hill is a senior at East Rowan High School where she is a member of he National Honor Society. She has also participated in volleyball where she was captain of the team, and in basketball where she was the senior leader. She also participated in Junior Civitans and in Student Council.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Hill of Salisbury, she will be entering UNC-Charlotte, pursuing a degree in architecture.
Another of Merrell’s students, Emily Graczyk, recently earned the Early Bach Award in the National Guild of Piano Teachers auditions, also adjudicated by Carlton.
To earn this award, a piano student must present by memory a required selection of 15 Bach preludes, inventions, marches and polonaises.
A junior at East Rowan High School, Graczyk is in the marching and jazz bands and the wind ensemble. She is also a member of the National Honor Society, Sigma Phi Gamma Science Club, Junior Civitans and the Student Council.
She has participated in Winter and Spring track and varsity soccer. She will be serving as a junior marshall at the 2008 graduation.
A member of Union Lutheran Church, she has participated in the youth choir, the handbell choir, and has served as a lay reader.
She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Graczyk of Salisbury.
Spencer class of 1949
Graduates of Spencer High School class of 1949 gathered Saturday, May 3, at the Summerfield home of Sylvia Wiseman and husband Tom Harrell.
Many of those present were students from first through twelfth grades at Spencer School. Some from Ellis, Yadkin and Dukeville communities also transferred to Spencer during the elementary years since their neighborhood schools did not provide all class levels at that time.
Present were Grady Arrants, Curtis Call, Barbara Campbell Ketner and Lee, Albert Loflin and Coreta, Jack Swicegood and Peg, Betty Starnes Thompson, all of Salisbury.
Also attending were Kirby Broughton and Becky of Greensboro, Charles Bruce and SybilDeLoache Bruce of Mount Olive, Berneice Ridenhour Jones of Clayton, Irene Ketchie Clark of Linwood, Bob Earnhardt and Pat of Holly Springs, Eugene Pierce and Shirley of Fuquay-Varina, Betty Eller Hart and Harry and Lyle Scruggs and Martha, all of Mooresville.
Attending from out of state were Jimmy Walton of Chesapeake, Va., Jessie Sue BurtonWalserand Hugh of Taylors, S.C., Fred Poole of Columbia, S.C. and his brother-in-law, Martin Schmidt-Ott of Berlin, Germany.
Messages were read from Edwin Koontz of Salisbury, Margaret Koone Murphy of Nevada, Peg (Mrs. Maurice) Henderson of Tennessee, Anne MorrisonCarden of Maryland and Patsy (Mrs. Talmage) Harmon of Florida.
Jack Swicegood, senior class president, continues to be the liaison for the class of 1949, which will observe its 60th anniversary in 2009.
Yawn Patrol
Yawn Patrol Zone Toastmasters met May 5 at United Cabarrus Insurance offices. Ken Miller was toastmaster for the evening. Table topics winner was Ken Miller. Michael Craig was voted Best Speaker and Ann Carroll was voted Best Evaluator.
Red Hats
On April 18 some of the members of the Silver Queen Strollers of Miller Center Red Hat Society attended the “One Enchanted Evening” hat event at Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church where Phyllis Thomside won first prize for all of her hats.
Modeling hats for winter, summer, spring and fall, phyllis is known for the beautiful hats she wears.
On April 27, some of the Red Hatters were guests of Madagline Fox at Southern City AME Zion Church 12 Tribe program.
Fifteen members of the Silver Queen Strollers celebrated the birthdays of Florence Perry, Iola Evans and KatherineSmith at the Caniche Bake Shop and Tea Room on April 29.
The Red Hatters will model at the hats show and tea party at Jerusalem Baptist Church on May 10.
Evelyn Clayborn is queen mother of the group.

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