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Eighth-grader wins Salisbury Academy spelling bee

Skip Wood, an eighth-grader, was the first-place winner of Salisbury Academy’s recent annual spelling bee.

Other winners are Brock Overcash, sixth grade, second place; Sam Washko, fifth grade, third place; and Lily Yatawara, seventh grade, fourth place.

These students will represent Salisbury Academy at the Rowan County Non-Public School Spelling Bee at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 in the gymnasium at Salisbury Academy.

Other non-public schools participating will be North Hills Christian, Sacred Heart Catholic and Salisbury Seventh-day Adventist.

Prizes will be awarded, and the first-place winner will represent Rowan County in the regional spelling bee in Winston-Salem March 25 at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

The winner of the regional spelling bee will advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., May 30 and 31.

Hurley good citizens

Hurley Elementary School recently recognized the following students as December Good Citizens:

Pre-kindergarten: Jose Cervantes-Flores.

Kindergarten: Naomi Hall, Josh Faulkner, Kaitlyn Campbell, Mason Williams and Carley Roysdon.

First grade: Kaila Wacker, Jamarius Hairston, Brittany Baker, David Canipe, Sydney Taylor and Grace Chamberlain.

Second grade: Kaitlyn Vanhoose, Gabriel Robinson, Cora Merritt and Ashley Goad.

Third grade: Malik Ford, Amelia Steinman, Haley Linker, Jemiah Streater and Quson Brown.

Fourth grade: Delondon Hamilton, Joshua Tucker, Hector Salinas and Matthew Eremie.

Fifth grade: Lucas Graham, Chance Bowden, Marius Doyle and Heather Snow.

Bostian good citizens

The staff of Bostian Elementary School recently recognized the following students as December Good Citizens:

Kindergarten: Terry Kate Dickson, Chandler Cornwell, Devon Clouse, Amy Taylor, Steven Shuping, Rilee Gurganious, Dustin Simmons, Sarah Cornelius, Adam Lyles, Brandi Hancock, Gavin Thompson, Vanessa Herrera, Drew Magnuson and Damian Sechler.

First grade: Maxwell Steele, Savannah Oxendine, Chloe Kirkpatrick, Chase Cook, Jessica Driver, Connor Kuehl, Alaina Uren and Travis Johns.

Second grade: Kelsey Harmon, Josh Coker, Felicity Franklin, Jacob Holt, Jordan Walker, Chato Hernandez, Luke Sides and Haley Jenkins.

Third grade: Sarah Harrison, Aldyn Blackwelder, Ryan Bearden, Katie O’Neal, Kaitlyn Shuffler, Kerstan Wallace, Corey Wingler and Alyssa Jessop.

Fourth grade: Allyson Safrit, Jamey Smith, Cameron Barringer, Alex Allen, Tanner Hunt, Malorie Ritchie and Bradley Summers.

Fifth grade: Alexis George, Aaron Bean, Isabella Hayes, Tyler O’Brien, Madison Sides, Cameron Choitner and Marissa Pierce.

ASU academic lists

Eight Rowan County students have been named to the fall semester chancellor’s list att Appalachian State University in Boone for earning a 3.85 or higher grade-point average.

They are Ashleigh Anthony, Alisha Bost, Erin Casner, Alexandria Earnhardt, Jeanna Jones, Hilary Mault, Rachel Pence and Julie Troutman.

Students who earned a 3.45 or higher grade-point average were named to the dean’s list.

They are Jenna AllmanWarren Blythe, Sarah Bolick, Michael Brisson, Caleb Brown, Amanda Bullard, Britney Carter, Miranda Coleman, Jenna Cranford, Mary Cunningham, Charles Draper, Joshua Gainer, Jesse Harwood, Andrew Holshouser, Caleb Kirk, Jamie Kluttz, Kourtney Kobylus, Mallory Lane, Taylor Lankford, Emily Mancil, Jonathon Miller, Gregory Overcash, Brittany Pitts, Andrea Ramsey, Gina Ritchie, Natalie Sayewich, Elizabeth Schiemann, Charlotte Smith, Ernest Smith, William Staton, Justin Thomas Stovall and Zia Yang.

Meredith dean’s list

Seven area students have been named to the fall semester dean’s list at Meredith College in Raleigh for earning a 3.5 or higher grade-point average.

They are Brittany Cornelius of Rockwell, April Rummage and Katherine van Wagenberg, both of Salisbury, Rene Dorton and Carrie Oliver, both of Lexington, and Brianna Sherman and Mary-Grace Moon, both of Mooresville.

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