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Katherine Julianna “Katye” Beaver, 15, has been accepted to attend the N.C. School of Science and Mathematics in Durham for her junior and senior years of high school.
Selection was based on grade-point average, SAT score, teacher and guidance evaluations, volunteer work and testing by NCSSM, the statewide residential magnet school for students with a strong aptitude and interest in math and science.
Beaver has completed her sophomore year at West Rowan High School, where she played volleyball and golf, was a member of the Senior Parliamentary Procedure Team for the Future Farmers of America and participated in the Regional Leadership Conference.
She has also been a yearly delegate to the National Young Leaders Conference and the People to People Student Ambassadors program. She volunteers with the Department of Social Services Child Protection Division and is in her third year as a Rowan Museum camp counselor.
A dance student for 10 years, she competes on jazz, tap, gymnastics and hip hop teams that are consistently ranked in the top three on regional and national levels.
Daughter of Tim and Lydia Beaver of Salisbury, she is an active member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Mount Ulla.