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Education briefs: Ambassador College

Ambassador College commencement
Ambassador Christian College in Kannapolis will hold its graduation ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Embassy Suites, Concord.
The commencement address will be given by Dr. Keith Slough, president of the college.
Area students receiving a master of arts degree in theology are: Barry E. Hower of Salisbury, Michael R. Safrit of China Grove.
Area students receiving a bachelor of arts degree in theology are: Donald Matthew Oakley and Steven H. Oakley Sr. of Concord, Wesley Todd Coe of Kannapolis.
Area students receiving an associate of arts degree in theology are: Jannetta Eberhart of Kannapolis, Christopher Roseman of Concord, Lora F. Tesh of Salisbury
Ambassador Christian College is fully accredited and now accepting applications for fall 2009.
Dole honor roll
Hanford Dole Elementary School third quarter all-A honor roll:
Third grade: Mia Graham, Brett Lawson, Keirra Wilson, Arielle Edwards, Catherine Helm, Xavier Boyd, Isabel Brown.
Fourth grade: Brianna Settle, Paola Gomez, Allison Lingle, Chris Clodfelter, Ronnie Bryant, Nathan Snider, Jorge Keener, Javin Goodine, Margarita Pacas, Azyza Thomas, Kendra Amick, Dominic Corradetti-Isbell, Gunnar White, Kayla Evans, Esmer Villalobos, Jessica Cureton.
Fifth grade: Bryn Gilland, Timothy Robinson, Steven Gordillo, Ashley Bloxton, Destiny White, Amara Morris, Jailene Aguilar, Paige Lane.
Wilson Citizens
Fred L. Wilson Elementary School April Citizens of the Month.
Kindergarten: Hannah Scharr, Kayla Blay, Grace Parker, Isabel Elizalde.
First grade: Matthew Church, Presley Hilton, Haeli Blackert, Billy Cole Burris.
Second grade: Alias Todd, Mario Wyatt, David West, Destiny Simmons.
Third grade: Jonathan Ware, Madison West, Justin Herbert.
Fourth grade: Selena Cerventes, T.J. Kelley, Maytte Noyola Santiago, Elijah Hall, Caitlyn Tackett, Cody Garmon.
Koontz Good Citizens
This is a list of the Koontz Good Citizens for the Month of April. Our character focus was perseverance.
Kindergarten: Sierra Brumley, Kilighia Ellis, Lizbeth Martinez, Julianna Patterson, Kevin Vang, Demari Washington, Ronald Woodruff.
First: Mandela Davis, Ronald Houston, Stephen Mashore, Tyshia Miller, Jermiah Rustin, Sonteria Sanders, Kalaysia Scarbough, Hannah Wahl, Antholina Wilson, Jadaven Wright.
Second: Kevin Adams, Miracle Austin, Danzel Lor.
Third: Jarrell Cowan, Anahi Diaz, Jose Flores, Barshon Gardner, Salie Kimba, Lydia Weisberg.
Fifth: Raikheem Mashore, Juana Ortiz.
GoodWorks Awards
GoodWorks Media Group has announced the finalists for the GoodWorks Youth Awards recognizing outstanding work in the areas of diversity, education and the environment by young people in the Mecklenburg County region.
They include Ebony Rivers, a senior at Salisbury High School, in the environment category.
The winners will be announced at the awards celebration, May 29 at the Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road.
Brett Carter, president of Duke Energy Carolinas, will speak and the South Charlotte Middle School Jazz Ensemble will provide music.
Hurley teacher
The Hurley Elementary School Teacher of the year for 2009-2010 is Tiffany Smith.
She has been employed at Hurley for seven years and is grade-level chair for fourth grade. She recently received a 21st Century Classroom. She is married to Rashad Smith and they have a daughter, Tamia Smith.
Chris Vinson was named Teacher Assistant of the Year at Hurley. Vinson has been employed at Hurley for 20 years, 11 years in the exceptional children’s department and now as a Title I Tutor. She is a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church where she also tutors for ASTEP. She is married to Larry Vinson and they have a daughter and four grandsons.
NCCAT seminars
Several area educators recently attended seminars at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching.
Participating educators from Rowan-Salisbury Schools included Allyson G. Hunter and Amie G. Trexler of Jesse C. Carson High School; Ashley C. Miller of China Grove Middle School; Janice C. Raper of Hurley Elementary School; Nancy C. Stone of North Rowan High School; Linda S. McGroary of West Rowan High School; and Nancy H. Goodnight of Woodleaf Elementary School.
From Kannapolis City Schools was Melissa G. Pleasants of Kannapolis Intermediate School.
Kathy L. Green of Carroll T. Overton Elementary School and Karen E. McCoy of Southeast Middle School attended support seminars for teachers pursuing certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
NCCAT provides residential seminars in the arts, sciences, humanities and technology for pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade public school teachers. The seminars are offered on a year-round basis at no cost to participating teachers. They are designed to renew teachers’ vitality for teaching and to equip them with new knowledge.
More information about NCCAT seminars is available by calling 828-293-5202 or 800-922-0482 or online at www.nccat.org.
Pinning ceremony
Seventeen students who will graduate from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College later this month with an associate degree in radiography participated in a May 8 pinning ceremony.
Ceremony guests included family and friends, college faculty and staff and technologists from clinical partners including CMC-NorthEast, Rowan Regional Medical Center and the W.G. “Bill” Hefner VA Medical Center.
Radiologists from Rowan Regional and CMC NorthEast jointly provided the pins for the graduates.
Receiving pins at the North Campus ceremony were: Wateree Allen, David Benson, Angela Bost, Amanda Boykin, Jason Camp, Veronica Dysart, Linda Ervin, Charles Faletti, Lynnette Gearing, Michael Joyner, Melissa Key, Michael Maldima, Samantha Moir, Chelsea Moore, Christina O’Leary, Nicole Singleton and Brittany Wingler.
Upon completion of their degree, the graduates will be eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination for radiography.
An ARRT certification allows one to perform medical imaging routines including surgery, trauma and fluoroscopic exams. ARRT certification also provides a career pathway to advanced certifications such as CT, MRI, PET, SPECT, sonography, cardiovascular angiography, mammography, bone densitometry and quality management.

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