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Education – Granite Quarry Star Students announced

Granite Quarry Star Students for May, with the theme Integrity, include:
Pre-kindergarten: Diego Albarran, Diego Sanchez.
Kindergarten: Shawn Blackwood, Jasmine Ortiz, Tyler Bennett, Matthew Clark, Lacey Freeze, Cardin Nguyen, Matty Endicott, Caleb Dilts, Austin Starrett, Damian Stephens, Brennen Wise.
First grade: Fowri Jones, Mason Tart, Zachery Shepherd, Kaden Walker, Raisa Poag, Dylan Goodnight, Hunter Puckhaber, Jeremy Cook.
Second grade: Yazmine Sanders, Michael Cook, Kyle Ferguson, Timothy Morris, Cheyenne Kober, Jeremiah Whitaker, Taylor Mitchell, Logan Pattison, Rhiannon Kimmer.
Third grade: Brenden Warren, William Garland, Taniyah Worth, Trevor Scruggs, Gabrielle Silverstrim, Skylar Wise, Bobby Wheeler, Sam Chong, Irving Garduno, Mykenzie Modlin.
Fourth grade: Franklin Downing, Christopher Troublefield, Olivia Wilsey, Katie Howard, Madison Wright, Devin Mervine, Keith Foster.
Fifth grade: Brittany McGee, Rebecca Gainey, Sam Morgan, Devynne Brown, Connor Hough, Cheyenne Stanley, Jonathan Starrett, Jonathan Burns.
Landis Citizens
Landis Elementary Citizens of the Month for May are:
Kindergarten: Kayla Carter, Corey Fox, Alexis Johnson, Destiny Strong and Antonio Salinas.
First grade: Nolan Eudy, Jocelyn Juarez, Nicholas Smith, Brandon Lara and Auston Wilhelm.
Second grade: Haley Sloop, Nathan Terry, Jennifer Perez and Lacie Lipke.
Third grade: Madison Gentle, Kayla Rogers, Anthony Fox, Savion Thompson, Addison Wise and Bailey Graham.
Fourth grade: Hunter Nance, Alexis Hardin, JaQuerius Bost and Abby Blume.
Fifth grade: Lisa Navarrete, Nathan Howard, Sarah Hughes and Jasmin Juarez.
National Guard scholarships
Cory Matthew and Crystal Miranda Kluttz of China Grove have been chosen to received The North Carolina National Guard Education Foundation scholarships for the 2009-2010 academic school year.
The scholarships are made possible through the foundation from individual and business contributions and paid to the college of selection by the recipient. Cory and Crystal are twin siblings of Lori and Eddie Kluttz of China Grove.
Cory, a 2008 honor graduate of Jesse Carson Senior High School in China Grove, was awarded the Citizenship Award and is a sophomore at Catawba College, majoring in music education. Cory is an All-County and All-Conference Tennis Selection and an honor roll member.
His goal is to become a music teacher and a high school band director. He has received scholarships through Catawba College and the Combat Veteran’s Scholarship from a family member serving in a combat theater of operation.
Crystal, a 2008 honor graduate of South Rowan Senior High School in Landis, received the Wesley Ives Memorial Award and is a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, majoring in nursing.
She has been active in high school cheerleading, track and field, and was South Rowan 2007 Miss Merry Christmas. Her goal is to become a nurse specializing in labor and delivery. She has also received previous scholarships through UNCC and the Combat Veteran’s Scholarship.
Both students qualified for the North Carolina Education Foundation Awards through their father, who is retired from the North Carolina National Guard.

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