Education briefs: 30 SHS students get AP awards

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thirty students at Salisbury High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their achievement on AP exams.
The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) provides students with the opportunity to take college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on AP exams.
The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP exams.
One student, Seth Morris, qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average grade of 4 or higher on a five-point scale on all AP exams taken, and grades 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.
Eight students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.
These students are Steven Burges, Anthony Girelli, Alexander Hunter, Maxwell Messinger, Seth Morris, Michelle Nguyen, Garrison Stevens, Devereaux Swaim.
Seven students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.
These students are Shea Comadoll, Suncica Dragas, Hannah Lebowitz, Kirstin Meyerhoeffen, Remi Moore, Luke Mowery and Catherine Parks.
Fifteen students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP exams with grades of 3 or higher: Thomas Coggins, Hunter Fisher, Trevor Gray, Elizabeth Johnson, Parker Johnson, Rachel Kirby, Laurel Loeblein, Wesley McNeely, Hayley Mikkelson, Christina Miller, Madaline Ralston, Alexander Rizeakos, Sarah Shirley, Umber Siddiqui, William Yip.
Of this year’s award recipients at Salisbury High School, eight are sophomores or juniors: Parker Johnson, Wesley McNeely, Madaline Ralston, Sarah Shirley, William Yip, Hannah Lebowitz, Luke Mowery, Catherine Parks. These students have at least one more year in which to complete college-level work and possibly earn a higher level AP Scholar Award.
Burger King Scholars
The HAVE IT YOUR WAY Foundation has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships to 944 students nationwide as part of the ninth annual Burger King Scholars Program.
Among the winners are 32 students from North Carolina.
Area winners include Justin Holshouser, East Rowan High School; Ashleigh Cline, Concord High School; Meghan Hemingway, Lake Norman High School, Mooresville; Erin Howell, Mooresville High School
“It’s especially gratifying that the Burger King Scholars Program can continue to offer financial support in this challenging economic environment and enable high-achieving, dedicated students to continue their education and pursuit of successful careers,” said foundation Executive Director Ivette Diaz.
Scholarships are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or a post-secondary vocational-technical school.
Seniors receive $1,000 awards. They are selected based on grade point average, work experience, financial need, extracurricular activities and community service.
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Mount Ulla Spotlight
Mount Ulla Elementary School Character Spotlight Nominees for September are:
John Phillip Lammers, Jabriea Bailey, Shayla Carter, Camille Morgan, Matthew Jackson, Rebecca Grohman, Andy Lopez, Clay Martinez, Edgar Olivia, Kassidi Kennedy, Jenna LaMorder, Jake Blevis.
College BBQ donated a special lunch for the nominees to enjoy.
Isenberg good citizens
The staff of Isenberg Elementary School recently selected its September Good Citizens. They are:
– Kindergarten: Kwame Brush, Cameron Cuthbertson, Victor Edmonds, Mykaheal Holmes, Kaden Krider, Kirstyn Mason, Taniya Medlin and Dasia Ruffin.
– First grade: Jalen Alexander, Wanya Bembry, Anthony Cuthbertson, Isyss Gaskin, Imani Smith and Alisha Zaidi.
– Second grade: Rene Abdalah, Yakira Chapman, Gabriel Gaskin, Danmert Martinez, Katlyn Melton and Zyana Reid.
– Third grade: Shane Charles, Tyrone Johnson, Kimmie Mauney, Angi Ortiz, Shaquela Still and Bryanna Troutman.
– Fourth grade: Ashley Catacora-McGuire, Kaevin Gaillard, Caleb Green, Markalen Holmes, Tyenna Krider, Maria Magat, John Pruitt and Kendrick Terry.
Fifth grade: Ashley Caballero, Juan Fair, Bethany Hunsucker, Katerine Nunez, Za’Darius Phifer and Gaius Winslow.
Pre-K: Jalen Borders.
Millbridge citizens
Millbridge Elementary School’s Good Citizens for September are as follows:
– Kindergarten: Taylor Darby, Kaleigh White, Mason Dodrill, Rianna Cress, Jonathan Alvarez, Logan Rivers, Abigail Castillo and Victoria Alvarado.
– First grade: Allison Rinehardt, Ethan Bancroft, Riley Paschal, Luke Osteen, Carson Michael, Kate Hartsell, Ariadna Gutierrez and Grace Lewis.
– Second grade: Laney Smith, Bella Readling, Kyndall Sellers, Rider Ross, Jackson Hurst, Trent Rivers, Jonathan LaCross, Olivia Kesler and Pacey Watts.
– Third grade: Alyssa Nuckols, Bobby Cain, Avery Paschal, Andrew Jones, Garrett Gossett, Taliah Harris, Bryahna Blacklin and Chloe Patterson.
– Fourth grade: Paige Sloop, Emma Frost, Katie Bosch, Jesse Baker, Ben Zino and Kaleb Isenhour.
– Fifth grade: Lindsey Cole, Taylor Lowery, A.J. Knight, Justin Hill, Bailey Purcell, Jacob Gulley, Madeline Wilhelm and Breanna Lentz.
GQ Star students
Granite Quarry Elementary School’s Star Students for September and October are as follows:
September: Chloe Willard, Jennifer Pleitez, India Hudson, Jakyra Wynruit, McKenzie Trimmer, Olivia Wilsey, Joel Alejandre, Megan Guzman, Lauren Weinsensell, Wesley Morris, Siming Jia, Reed Fugle, Katie Howard, Hailey Fesperman, Cheyenne Nanny, Daityn Bost, Jackson Smicker, Clarissa Parent, Serenity McKnight, Spencer Byrd, Isaiah Baker, Gema Perales and Tiffin Jacobs,
October: Jason Do, Deuce Turner, Diego-Albarran-Martinez, Alex Sladon, Christian Morgan, Ella Hedenscog, Edith Morales, Azaria Jones, Lauren Wetmore, Brooke Mitchel, Alexis Whitley, Brooke Kongmany, Brianna Cisney, Chandler Gillam, Timothy Morris, Gabriel Hinceman, Bryson Gillam, Gabrielle Silverstrim, Jean Laborde, Sierra Stickler, Patrick Howard and Ernesto Medina Sanchez.