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Education: Honor lists

Catawba honor lists
The following area students have been named to the spring semester presidential honor roll for achieving a 3.7 or higher grade-point average in 30 or more semester hours:
Albemarle: Matthew Amick.
China Grove: Kristin Beaver, Lloyd Crowe, Derek Freeze, Loraine Jones and Kelly Stanley.
Cleveland: Jacquline Coll, Catherine Minor and Shelby Ratledge.
Cooleemee: Mary Lynn Lince.
Granite Quarry: Hilda Sigmon.
Kannapolis: Angela Bailey, Selene Hendricks and Teresa Turner.
Lexington: Mary Black, Lacy Kennedy, Adam Papale, Brenda Phillips and Patricia Queen.
Linwood: Johnnie Bell, Deborah Harman and Susan Pugh.
Mocksville: Craig Livengood, Roger MacLean, Eugenia Myers and Debra Stanley.
Mooresville: Justin Brady, Joseph Manser, Anita McGowan and Carlin Ours.
Richfield: Jessica Clinton.
Rockwell: Karen Allman, Ryann Baker, Tina Carroll, Megan Durham, Leah Farris, Sarah Grochoski, Melissa Jones and Richard Kolbasowski.
Salisbury: Andrew Ashley, Brandon Belk, Sarah Blackmore, Semone Brisson, Sandy Buckwell, Steven Cauble, Bryon Correll, Leslie Denton, Lauren Flynn, Larry Gupton, Kristin Jarvis-Ahmed, Caroline Kholos, Sonya Leazer, Linda Murphy, Paul Norris, Timothy Readling, Gregory Richard, Laura Ritchie, Alesha Roseman, Julie Shrauger, Elizabeth Sloop, Laura Sweatt, Sherry Weaver, Lauren Wicker, Lori Wong and Aaron Young.
Woodleaf: Mallory Hodge.
Those named to the spring semester dean’s list for achieving a 3.5-3.69 grade-point average in 15 or more semester hours are:
China Grove: Leslie Birch, Alfred Honbarger, Jennifer Valella and Jeremy Young.
Cleveland: Kristin Saine and Brett Wilhelm.
Cooleemee: William Cranfill.
Kannapolis: Mayra Arroyo, Kimberly Bumgardner, Jason Bynum, Ryan Dayvault, Walter Drinkard, Richie Egnor, Hannah Moon and Adam Seaford.
Lexington: Cody Ashby, Jon Bain, Richard Barnes, Angela Brinkley, Natalie Charles, Kelly Dooley, Angela Draeger, Deneé Hairston, Laura Jollay, Ava Palmer, Casey Wolfe and Sara Wood.
Linwood: Tessa Brindle.
Mocksville: Leanne Beck, Robert Brake, Molly Harris, Beverly Maurice and Travis Williams.
Mooresville: Richard Archer, Mark Ingram and Joseph Ready.
Mount Ulla: Jonathan Kennedy.
New London: Ashley Whitley.
Rockwell: Emily Harless, Richard Kolbasowski, Stuart Perkins and Rodney Seamon.
Salisbury: Adam Barton, Travis Casper, James Collins, Nathan Cross, Henry Fairley, Christina Fortune, Catherine Goodnight, Hillary Hampton, William Howe, Natasha Jackson, Brandy Kluttz, Karen LeRoy, Kristy Lowder, Elizabeth Morris, Amanda Nantz, Meredith Pope, John Setliff, Natasha Sifford, Angela Sloop, Daniel Sloop, Victoria Smith and Jennifer Steinauer.
Spencer: Alicia Bean, Samantha McCallum and Roger Morris.
Woodleaf: Daphne Atwood, Miranda Bare and Zeb Thomas Link.
DCCC dean’s list
The following Rowan County students qualified for the spring semester dean’s list at Davidson County Community College for completing at least 12 semester hours of credit and achieving a 3.0 or higher grade-point average with no incomplete or grade lower than a C:
Rockwell: Elaine Brown and Kurt Misenheimer.
Salisbury: April Casey, Julia Hand, Latosha Jones, Jodi Kane, Rashida Kingsbury, Kellie Sharpe, Samuel Stanton and April Washington.
Spencer: Tabitha Venable.
Literary winners
The English and Communications Department at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has announced winners of its third annual literary awards competition.
The awards are given to first- and second-year writing students who display exemplary writing skills in their composition and creative writing courses. The winners will be recognized at an upcoming board of trustees meeting, where they will receive a framed certificate and $50 prize.
In the Fiction Category, David Mason earned first place for his prose, “Flowers Ophelia Might Have Picked.” An arts and sciences student, he was enrolled in Creative Writing II, taught by Jeannine Jordan Hogue.
Marshall Kiker was also selected in the Fiction Category for his prose, “A Kitten’s Uncharted Fantasy.” An arts and sciences student from Kannapolis, he was enrolled in Creative Writing I, taught by LaNita Kirby.
In the Poetry Category, Niki Pepper claimed first place for her poem, “Untitled.” She was also enrolled in Creative Writing I with Kirby.
In the Creative Nonfiction Category, Natalie Francois placed first for her composition, “Razzoo’s How Ya’ll Are?” She was enrolled in Expository Writing taught by Sandie Barnhouse.
Ben Young of Salisbury received an honorable mention for his poem, “The Dance of the Moon.” He studied writing under Wanda White-Hill.
Catawba scholarship
Gifts from the estates of the late Henry Wilson Tysinger Jr. and his wife, Helen Bost Tysinger, have been designated for a new scholarship at Catawba College.
The scholarship is in memory of Tysinger’s late sister, Catherine Victoria Tysinger, a 1937 Catawba graduate.
Preference for the Catherine Victoria Tysinger Memorial Scholarship will be given to students from North Carolina who demonstrate financial need.
All three Tysingers were natives of Rowan County. Henry and Helen were married at Unity Presbyterian Church and lived in Salisbury for 20 years before moving to Charlotte in 1960. They moved to Winston-Salem in 2005 to be near their only son, Henry W. Tysinger III. The couple died one week apart in January 2007.
Tysinger had been secretary/treasurer for Bruce Johnson Trucking Co. of Charlotte.
Catherine Tysinger, who never married, had a career in library science. A graduate of Catawba, she earned a bachelor’s degree in library science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1941. She worked on Duke University’s women’s campus in the early 1940s and later at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., the University of Alabama in Birmingham and the University of Georgia in Athens, where she retired in 1982, dying later the same month.
As executor of her estate, Tysinger decided to create the memorial gift at Catawba in her honor. She was the only one of the three children in the Tysinger family who graduated from college. Both brothers, Henry and Murray, did do post-high school studies and had successful careers as bookkeeper/accountants.
High school scholar
Kaitlyn Knepp, a rising junior at West Rowan High School, has been selected for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars.
Membership is by invitation to students who have achieved superior academic excellence.
Knepp is the daughter of Warren and Julie Knepp of Salisbury.

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