Youth volunteer award
Matthew Sabo of Salisbury and Nathaniel Sink of Lexington were two of six distinguished finalists in North Carolina for Prudential Spirit of Community Awards presented to top youth volunteers.
The nationwide program honors young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. Now in its 13th year, the program is conducted by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
Sabo, a senior at Salisbury High School, collected thousands of bottles of toiletries for victims of Hurricane Katrina, along with clothing, furniture, cleaning supplies, tools and household items. He also raised $4,600 to buy construction supplies to build houses in Pascagoula, Miss., where he joined in the rebuilding effort.
Sink, a senior at West Davidson High School, constructed a swing set and renovated the surrounding park grounds for a local tabernacle. He raised $6,000 to buy materials, recruited a group of volunteers and managed the project from start to finish.
Clemson honor list
Katie Gardner and Hannah Peach, both of Salisbury, have been named to the fall semester president’s list at Clemson University for earning 4.0 grade-point averages.
Dr. John Wear, director of the Center for the Environment at Catawba College, spoke at a recent Forum for Environmental Educators of North Carolina in Browns Summit.
His topic was Collaborative Leadership and Sustainable Communities.
Morgan Good CitizensMorgan Elementary School recently recognized students who exhibited selected character traits in December and January.
Those who exhibited caring in December are:
Prekindergarten: Olivia Brady and Chloe Harris.
Kindergarten: Addison Armino, Claire Collins and Kayla Morrow.
First grade: Nicole Fleming, Stephanie Kidd, Gary Leach and Jocelyn Miller.
Second grade: Carson Davis, John Michael Petty and Victoria Trexler.
Third grade: Makayla Bradway, Hannah Julian, Baxter Ketchie and Joshua Watson.
Fourth grade: Keegan Duffy, Ashley Haid and Caroline Plyler.
Fifth grade: Taylor Garris, Ashton Rogers and Colton Trexler.
Those who exhibited cooperation in January are:
Prekindergarten: David Kindley and Makayla Puckhaber.
Kindergarten: Grace Eagle, Sidney Seaford and Tori Halpin.
First grade: Hanna Cole, Macie Curlee, Allie Jones and Brandon Wallace.
Second grade: Chase Hill, Katelyn Nesbitt and Olivia Shearer.
Third grade: Anna Brindle, Destiny Brooks, Amber Duff and Danielle Joyce.
Fourth grade: Allysen Eaton, Hayley Hartman and Andrew Shatney.
Fifth grade: Caitlin Garrett, Wesley Haynes and Tori White.
North Hills awards
North Hills Christian School recently recognized the following students with Fruit of the Spirit awards for the second quarter:
Kindergarten: MacKenzie Callon, Garrett Eagle, Max Jarrell, Owen Teague, Parker Chmiel, Jillian Deal, Debbie Free, Nico Keck, Jordan Staff and Jordan Winecoff.
Second grade: Nick Hunsucker, Breanna Miller and Lindsey VonCanon.
Third grade: Katie Hunsucker, Erica Isbanolia, Dale Matlock, Jordan Plummer and Abigail Robinette.
Fourth grade: Carly Robar and Hansel Wei.
Fifth grade: Hannah Rierson, Taylor Smith and Allison Von Canon.
The N.C. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development recently presented the Lighthouse School Award to North Rowan Elementary.
North Rowan Elementary Principal Rick Hampton, Rowan-Salisbury School Superintendent Dr. Judy Grissom and other school staff members accepted the award at the association’s Feb. 7 conference. The award is presented annually to one or more North Carolina schools that are leading the way in innovative programs and practices that get demonstrated results.
Maryville dean’s list
Brynn Dailey of Salisbury has been named to the fall semester dean’s list at Maryville College in Maryville, Tenn., for earning a 3.6 or higher grade point average.