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Junior Cotillion
The Salisbury Junior Cotillion Club recently held its Spring Ball and dinner party at the Country Club of Salisbury. Members and parents participated in an elegant evening of dinner, dancing and fun.
Members of the Junior Cotillion Club are: Eleanor Alcorn, Mackenzie Beaver, Lucas Capito, Caroline Chilton, Matthew Chilton, Jordan DeJaco, Christopher Derrick, Spencer Dixon, Alexandra Drye, Anna Flynn, Lauren Gaskill, Maggie Habeeb, Meghan Klinedinst, Sarah Klinedinst, Ian Lins, Madison Muire, Katherine Paul, Drew Pethel, Jon Mark Petty, Andrew Purcell, Sam Reeder, Erin Roy, Jessica Roy, Lauren Roy, Thacher Shields, Olivia Smith, Philip Simons, Cody Veros, Samantha Washko, Maria Weber, Mason Whitaker, and John Haile Young.
The Junior Cotillion offers lessons in social graces for students in grades 6, 7 and 8. Table manners, proper dress, introductions, conversation, ballroom dance, and more are taught and practiced to strengthen self confidence.
Anyone interested in participating in the next Junior Cotillion classes may contact Mrs. Glen Albracht at 704-633-0926.Piano Guild
Willa D. Carlton of Durham, was judge for the National Piano Guild Auditions held in Rowan County on April 24-26. Marsha Ketner Carter of China Grove is chairman of the organization’s China Grove /Rockwell Center.
Auditions were held at First Baptist Church in China Grove and St. James Lutheran Church in Rockwell.
Students received local, district, state, national and international honors according to the number of pieces they played, from two to 15.
Each pianist received a certificate, a pin, and a one-year membership in the National Fraternity of Student Musicians.
The teacher and their students who participated are as follows:
Students of Tina Brown of Rockwell: Nathan Hough, Marian Hough, Sarah Johnson, Rebecca Agner, Laura Agner, Jordan Hartman, Elizabeth Lee and Jenna Brown.
Carter’s students: J. D. Faggart, Iris Faggart, Erin Dabbs, Mackenzie Dabbs, Kim Fesperman, Morgan Bowman, Haley Lipe, James Houghton, Olivia Houghton, Julie Rose, Elizabeth Cable, Samantha Cable, Jacob Cheeseman, Andrew Poe, David Freeze, Hannah Freeze, Meredith Oakley, Preston Tadlock, Morgan Utley, Claudia Utley, Luke Simmons, Hannah Koontz, Amanda Borras, Kelsey Borras, Bailey Rodgers, Caitlin Harrison, McKamie Harrison, Catherine Ardoin, Mary Overcash, Cathryn Lippard, Summer Lambert, Brittney Burgess, Hannah Thompson, Sarah Safrit, Lynsey Corriher, Nate Cobb, Kim Wilson and Amy Hinshaw.
Students of Dawn Merrell of Salisbury: Katelyn Shuping, Anna-Leigh Shuping, Lauren Thomas, Cristin Ritchie, Meredith Hovis, Emily Graczyk, Lisa Hill, Kaitlin Burgess, Sarah Bess and Andrew Hallett.
Students of Angela Robbins of Salisbury: Mason Jennings, Gabe Steinman, Anna Chamberlain, George Mobley and Rachel Hoppler.
Student of Don Simmons of Kannapolis: Sarah Jiang.
Students of Jean Whatley of Mooresville: Janey Krehnbrink, Maria Ross, Larry Ross, Tabitha Stricklin, Dallas Holder, Calee Parsons, Isabella Parsons, Sarah Forshey, Chesney Khubert, Madelyn Khubert, Erin Gleason and Madalyn Stratton.

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