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Education – Christopher Johnston recognized as member of national leadership and honors organization

Christopher David Johnston has been recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, national leadership and honors organization at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Sigma Alpha Lambda provides members opportunities for community service, personal development and professional fulfillment.
Johnston is the son of David and Teresa Johnston and a 2007 graduate of North Rowan High School.
China Grove Middle honor roll
All-A honor roll for the fourth quarter at China Grove Middle School.
Sixth grade: Morgan Allen, Sarah Barnhardt, Cameron Barringer, Brianna Caraccio, Laura Crawley, Hannah Crook, Herman Freeman III, Rachel Freeze, Ethan Goss, Jasmin Hernandez, Cassie Howard, Sydney Huffman, Makayla Lemonds, Joseph Linker, Dillon Lookabill, Beth Martin, Haley Newton, Johnny Oliver, Makenna Pate, Austin Pinion, Andrew Poe, Kurtis Reed, Aaron Rousey, Sarah Safrit, Dian Sengkhamphong, Makenzie Smith, Brittany Sprinkles, Michaela Teeter, Angela Villacantoro.
Seventh grade: Elijah Beaver, Brittany Coe, Kaitlyn Cole, Lynsey Corriher, Sara Crawley, Darci Dowdy, Tyler Fuller, Eric Goldston, Haley Hardeman, Sarah Harrison, Jeffrey Hill, Kari Joyce, Kendall Lewis, Nicole Losey, Jonathan Martin, Isidra Montelongo, Ivey Pethel, Jacob Pless, Elizabeth Simmons, Austin Smith, Alexandria Spriggs, James Staton, Rachel Stevens, Miranda Tutterow, Camry Wingler.
Eighth grade: Hailey Allman, Katherine Barringer, Taylor Barringer, Kenzi Bennick, Lauren Bice, Anna Brown, Kacie Brown, Seth Brown, Allyson Fesperman, Katrina Fowler, Brittany Goodman, Alyssa Hall, Micala Hall, Katherine Harrington, Leslie Huffman, Morgan Johnson, Zahra Khan, Jessica Kinney, April Lamb, Yolanda Martinez, Luke Rary, Taylor Rogers, Hannah Sexton, Morgan Singleton, Miranda Wyatt.
Reynolds Scholarship
Suncica Dragas, a 2009 graduate of Salisbury High School, has received the John O. Reynolds Scholarship at Davidson College.
She is the daughter of Radenka and Rajko Dragas of Salisbury.
The scholarship, established in memory of the late John O. Reynolds III, is offered to a student from the Salisbury area who demonstrates academic excellence, commitment and leadership through involvement in school, community organizations and/or athletics.
Skills workshop
Alan Tucker, an adult basic education/GED instructor at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, received a scholarship and attended the Adult Basic Skills Professional Development Summer Institute held recently at Appalachian State University.
The program works with the North Carolina Community College System to provide adult educators with activities, such as workshops, training materials and the Summer Institute, which enhances teaching practices and adult learning.
This year’s institute focused on multimedia and technology. Tucker and other participants created multimedia presentations using video and audio files from the Internet, established social learning communities through the various existing technological social networks, and generated interactive programs for the adult learner.
Tucker, who earned a bachelor’s degree at UNC-Charlotte, will share what he learned at the summer institute with other faculty members in the pre-college studies programs in RCCC’s Continuing Education Division.
Pre-College Studies at RCCC includes Adult Basic Education classes in reading and math, GED preparation, English as a Second Language instruction and compensatory education for adults with intellectual disabilities. Classes are offered tuition-free and are held throughout the day in both Rowan and Cabarrus counties.
For more information, call the pre-college studies office at RCCC at 704-216-3510.
Agricultural award
Eric Corriher of South Rowan High School has received the 2009 DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award sponsored by Monsanto.Corriher is the son of Craig and Lori Corriher. He received the award for excellence in academics, leadership and agricultural work experience. He has been an FFA officer, participated in agricultural mechanics, tool identification in the Envirothon, poultry judging and forestry teams. He was awarded one of the top Agricultural Experience Projects in North Carolina by creating a 5-acre wildlife refuge.
He received an academic letter from South and was named a Scholar Athlete. David Overcash and Laura Hoffner are his advisers.


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