The Salisbury Civitan Club awarded a record $12,000 in scholarships at its annual Scholarship Day luncheon.
Eight local college and high school students received the 2008 awards of $1,500. The awards increased $500 this year thanks to growth in the club’s Charitable Foundation and a generous anonymous donation.
College recipients are selected by faculty and department members at Catawba, Livingstone and Rowan-Cabarrus Community colleges. High school applicants compete in an application process, which includes an essay and a demonstration of service to the community. The Club Scholarship Committee selects winners with assistance from high school guidance departments.
The 2008 scholarship awards include:
– Dr. Walter Low: Tatum Scholarships in Nursing, RCCC students Nikki Deese of Charlotte, associate degree nursing student, and Cassie Hopkins of Concord, practical nursing degree program student.
– John Nelson Haden Scholarship in Music: April Hafner of Wausau, Wis., senior music and music business major at Catawba.
– Dr. Jack Knox Scholarship in Education: Ivor Morrison of Mount Vernon, N.Y., senior physical education major in Livingstone’s Teacher Education Program.
– The Rev. Milton B. Faust Scholarship in Education: Allannah S. Irwin of Hershey, Pa., senior music education major at Catawba.
– Michael Yang Civitan Scholarship: Bill R. Simpson, a senior at West Rowan High School. Son of Mary Jo and Steven Simpson of Salisbury, he plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this fall.
– Morton Lerner Memorial Civitan Scholarship: Allie Suzanne Wagner, a senior at Salisbury High School. Daughter of Suzanne and James Burgess of Salisbury, she plans to study nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this fall.
– Clifford Peeler Humanitarian Scholarship: Susan Elizabeth Wear, a senior at Salisbury High School. Daughter of Ralph and Susan Wear of Salisbury, she plans to major in biology at UNC-CH this fall.
For more information or to make a tax-deductible donation to the Salisbury Civitan Club Charitable Foundation, contact the Salisbury Civitan Club, P.O. Box 171, Salisbury, NC 28145.
Millbridge Elementary School recently recognized the following students as March Good Citizens:
Kindergarten: Conner Belush, Chloe Hinson, Haley Good, Marisol Uriostegui, Mark Bare, Emily Rice, Damon Fuller and Cody Guiton.
First grade: Matthew Licata, Elijah Godfrey, Joyce Ortega, Justin English, Andrew Purpus, Maggie Utley, Simon Foster and Bryahna Blacklin.
Second grade: Caleb Faulk, Olivia O’Kelley, Catlynn Dickson, Madyson Jenkins, Paige Sloop, Aesha Wallace, Luke Hager and Justin Keen.
Third grade: Evelyn Garcia-Ortega, Zac Conner, Carlos Olivares, Marissa Sides, Kailee Kicinski, Kristina Houlbrook, Vada Watts and Dakota Dennis.
Fourth grade: Blake Cranfill, Anna Cox, MacKenzie Perkins, Caitlyn O’Neal, Morgan Fernandez, Tyler Rary, Kendall Grumbles and Peyton Penninger.
Fifth grade: Eric Cornejo, Shikkiera McNeely, Amber Massey, Casey Bostian, Alexis Hague, Katie Youngo and Megan Upright.