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Dancers perform in 'Candy Land!'

On June 7 at Salisbury High School, 60 local Kinderdance students from Christ United Methodist Church Preschool, Kidsports Preschool, and Steppin’ Out Dance Company performed for friends and family at their year-end demonstration. The demonstration was entitled “Candy Land!”Dancers and gymnasts ages 2-5 were given participation awards based on how long they had been with the Kinderdance program. The following students received participation awards:
Less than six months: Michelle Cartwright, Connor Halpin, Angelina Pierson, Jacquelyn Rivera, Leanne Romano, Kaitlyn Talbot;
First year: Corbin Barber, Clara Brown, Kathryn Busby, Aubin Campola, Skyla Carr, Jaysa Causby, Anna Chapin, Brooke Cunningham, Emma Rose Dishman, Leighton Evans, Madelynn Fisher, Caroline Garner, Mikayla Hamilton, Olivia Herrin, Parker Jenkins, Journey Kellis, Abigail Kenney, Macon Kluttz, Madeline Kluttz, Ava McCall, Camden Miller, Ryleigh Miller, Mark Mowery, Piper Muire, Caroline Nance, Emma Nianouris, Caitlyn Perdue, Elizabeth Priddy, Shyanne Priolo, Ragan Reid, Vanessa Sanns, Chloee Stoner, Mandi Stoyanov, Larkin Taffoni, Courtney Trexler, Chloe Whitley, Ajoyous Wyatt;
Second year: Clara Bean, Abby Campion, Olivia Dangerfield, Maggie Engwall, Ariel Fontenot, Jaleiah Gibson, Madison Jones, Bayleigh Miller, Cynthia Sanns, Jacob Saunders, Jude Smeltzer, Madison Stucker, Taylor Walton; Third year: Josie Correll,Cassidy Holshouser, Blake Norway, Rachel Reavis.Piano recitalPiano students of Tina Brown of Rockwell presented a recital on June 6 in the fellowship hall of Organ Lutheran Church.
Students who performed were: Daniel Pell, Alyssa Hammill, Lydia Hartung, Chelsea Green, Daniel Moose, Marian Hough, Meredith Allen, Elizabeth Lee, Sara Johnson, Jenna Brown, Kelly Dulkoski, Laura Agner, Nathan Hough, Rebecca Agner, Matthew Hodge, Jordan Hartman, Carol Brown. The recital concluded with two pieces played by graduating senior, Andrew Duncan.
Recognition was given to the following students who participated in the N.C. Music Teachers Association Albemarle District Piano Contest-Festival at Catawba College in March: Rebecca Agner and Jordan Hartman.
The following students who participated in the National Piano Guild in April were recognized: Marian Hough, Elizabeth Lee, Sara Johnson, Jenna Brown, Laura Agner, Nathan Hough, Rebecca Agner and Jordan Hartman.
Composer statuettes were given to Daniel Pell, Alyssa Hammill, Lydia Hartung, Chelsea Green, Marian Hough, Meredith Allen, Elizabeth Lee, Sara Johnson, Jenna Brown, Kelly Dulkoski, Laura Agner, Nathan Hough, Rebecca Agner, Matthew Hodge, Jordan Hartman and Carol Brown for completing a music project booklet.
Yawn PatrolYawn Patrol Zone Toastmasters met June 3 at United Cabarrus Insurance in Concord. Lisa Fowler was Toastmaster for the evening. Ann Carroll was voted Best Table Topics, June Pryor Best Speaker and Ken Miller was voted Best Evaluator. Kenneth Jones and Toni Stovall were welcomed as new members.Zeta Phi Beta
Alpha Alpha Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. celebrated their 58th Annual Debutante Ball on Friday evening, May 23 at 8 p.m. at Catawba College Community Center.
The ball was the culmination of a series of nurturing sessions for young ladies who were presented on that night. The ball is one of the many activities sponsored by the sorority to provide scholarships to help worthy young ladies meet their financial obligations in institutions of higher education.
The 2008 queen and queen court consisted of Miss Leanease R. Wood, 2008 debutante queen; first runner up Nia S. Campbell; second runner up Melisha Vaughters; third runner up Shalaela M. Webb; fourth runner up Keila L. Marlin; fifth runner up Karren D. Harris; sixth runner up Constance O. Hovis; seventh runner up Misa Patterson; eighth runner up Clarisa M. Sifford; ninth runner up Arielle S. Bost.
Other debutante participants included: Kendra C. Cornelius, Shoniqua Graham, AlieiraD. Hill, D’Eyre M. Hoover, Carla S. Martin, Tiffany D. Parson, Kia S. Rice, Laijia Robinson and Kanisha G. Wood.
Also, under the leadership of the Rev. Henry Diggs, Tim Morgan and Raymondo Brady, the following marshals were presented: Jeremiah Dion Cornelius, Terrence Clay Diggs, Jonathan Christian Ellis, Julius O’Clear Moore III,Caleb Thomas Ford, Kendall Overman Hardin, Justin Kendall Holloway, Myles Sinclaire Moore, Aaron Monroe Miller Jr., Augustine Wiggins, Kevin Gillespie Darnel Lawler, Steven Malloy and C.J. McCluney.
Serving as escorts for the 2008 debutantes were: Anthony Brown, Brian Burns, Bobby Grier, Elliot Langston Brown, mitchell Gibson III, Dennis Hipps, Thomas Hyde, Anthony James Imes, Nicholas Johnson, Nathaniel Dullin Jr., Talvin Lineberger, Kenneth Strothers, Lathan D. Charleston, Marius Neely, Demetric Brooks, Chandler Turner, John Phillip Knox II, Kendrick Lavar wood.
Soror Phyllis Mahmud is currently serving as Basileus of the local chapter and the 2008 debutante committee consisted of Crystal Blanding, overall ball chairperson; Cylista, choreography chairperson; Dianne Moore, charm school chairperson; Barbara Neely, Joann P. Diggs, Vincia Benjamin, Sarah Norman and Annie M. Pruitt.
Red Hats
On May 13, members of Chapeaux Rouge Divas enjoyed a delicious lunch at Stella’s Restaurant in Lexington.
They report that the service and the Greek-American food were awesome. Afterward, they caught up on current affairs in rounds of sistership.
The queen mother is Joan R. Smith.
On May 16, the Classy Red Hat Society celebrated the 6th anniversary of the Lutheran Home Red Hat Society with a great meal provided by the staff. They were entertained by line dancing of the Tri-County Scooters Dance Club.
Door prizes and red roses were given to the residents.
Sara Owen is queen mother.
Laugh-a-YogaLaughter has been shown to be good for both physical and emotional health. Likewise, yoga has been shown to have a positive effect on health and when the two are combined an even more positive effect may be attained.
On April 18-20 Lewellen Padgett, director of Artemesia Artworks and Yoga Studio and five of her students including Carol Cody, Diana Myers, Debbie Todd, Pat Wagner and Karen Puckett attended a conference and received certification in Laugh-A-Yoga at Yogaville located near Buckingham, Va. Topics included theory and practice of Laugh-A-Yoga as well as practical exercises for implementing intentional laughter in daily life.

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