People and places
The Granite Quarry-Shuford School’s 12th reunion was held Easter weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Geneva Oglesby Community Center, Granite Quarry. This year’s theme was “Through the Years.”
The Friday activity included a reception and dance.
The scholarship breakfast Saturday morning included a presentation of the reunion scholarships which are awarded to children of relatives who attended Granite Quarry-Shuford School. Dr. RudolphOglesby of Kernersville is the scholarship chairperson.
A memorial service was held at the New Zion Baptist Church, Dunns Mountain.
Troy L. Baker Jr. of Raleigh was the featured banquet speaker Saturday night. Baker is a native of Granite Quarry, and is the son of Annie B. Baker and the late Troy L. Baker Sr. of Granite Quarry. He is a graduate of East Rowan Senior High School, graduated cum laude from Winston-Salem State University with a BA in business administration, with a double concentration in accounting and computer information systems. He also received his MBA from Rutgers University School of Management.
He is a former Property Agent for the State of North Carolina. Currently, he is assistant head track coach at Sanderson High School in Raleigh. He is married to the former Hilda Burnett, deputy attorney, North Carolina attorney general’s office. They have two daughters, Alyah, a 2005 Duke graduate of Oakland, Calif. and Adya, a senior at Duke University.Skateboard contest
SkateCity Skate Shop held a “Kickflip Kontest” April 17, during Downtown Salisbury’s “Earth Night Out.” Skateboarders had three minutes to perform as many kickflips as possible.
The winners were: first place: Adam Young of Rockwell with 48 kickflips and second place: Ryan Thomas of Salisbury with 37 kickflips.
Contest photos are posted on SkateCity’s Web site at www.skatecitync.com.
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