Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Gray Stone Day School’s mock trial team was the regional winner of the recent Wade Edwards High School Mock Trial Regional Competition at the Buncombe County Courthouse in Asheville.
The team will compete in state finals against 15 other regional winners March 8-9 at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse.
Seven teams comprised of 55 students competed in the regional event sponsored by the N.C. Academy of Trial Lawyers Education Foundation. Participating students play the roles of attorneys and witnesses.
Gray Stone coaches are Scott Wilson, a history teacher, and Anna Morrison, an assistant district attorney from Monroe.
Raegan Perry of Salisbury received special recognition as best attorney at the regional event. Other area participants are Danny Horner and Rick Honeycutt of New London, Katie Hopkins and Kaleigh Featherstone of Albemarle.
Millbridge Elementary School recently recognized the following students as February Good Citizens:
Kindergarten: Levi Leazer, Sierra Griggs, Courtney Taylor, Sydney Borst, Jackson Laturno, Erik Ellams, Dalton Baxter and Logan Carter.
First grade: Tiarra Knowles, Dalton Reilly, Savannah Atwell, LeAnn Potts, Michael Stanley, Makina Toler, Hunter Bowman and Thomas Rudd.
Second grade: Gaven Butler, Taylor Barbee, Jose Nava Sanchez, Corbin Forbes, Jolee Smith, Sierra Fesperman, Emma Ellams and McKenzie Upright.
Third grade: Arianna Williams, John Fulton, Madilyn Jones, Kaitlyn Johns, Makayla Strickland, Michelle Morgan, McKenzie Miller and Kameron Catrett.
Fourth grade: Erica Greene, Ariel Bryant, Miranda Belk, Elena Cornejo, Fogelio Pineda, Stetson Johnston, Spencer Clayton, Trilby Kirk and Alex Lentz.
Fifth grade: Joseph Linker, Dustin Jenkins, Joshua Motes, Danie Miller, Kayley Sellers and Tiffany Mysayakhom.
Target Field Trip grant
Emily Kozakiewicz, a third-grade teacher at Hanford Dole Elementary School, has been awarded a $1,000 Target Field Trip grant.
The grant is designed to bring learning to life for students.Kozakiewicz was selected from more than 16,000 applicants from around the country to receive the grant. She will use it to take 100 third-grade students to Morehead Planetarium at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill April 10 to see “Magic Tree House Space Mission.”