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Education – Millbridge Citizens

Millbridge Citizens
Millbridge Elementary School recently recognized the following students as September Good Citizens:
Kindergarten: Haley Almond, Jonathan Hernandez, Luke Wilson, Kaydee Lefler, Harrison Shell, Maribel Gutierrez, Carson Michael and Allison Rinehardt.
First grade: Adam Miller, Breanna Ervin, Bella Readling, Logan Smith, Levi Leazer, Star Dula, Remington Steele and Meredith Swaim.
Second grade: Bobby Cain, Hannah Wilhite, Lauren Shell, Logan Bechtel, Elijah Godfrey, Alissa Pressley, Dalton Reilly and Allison Williams.
Third grade: Madyson Jenkins, Zach Powers, Luke Hager, Alexandra Linder, Emma Ellams, Silas Benfield, Jesse Baker and Jordan Caldwell.
Fourth grade: Austin Love, Kailee Kicinski, Tyler Wheeler, Haley Martinez, Kelsey Borras, Carter Love, Salena Harris and Braxton Atwell.
Fifth grade: Seth Hollar, Josefina Gutierrez, Mitchell Garver, Nina Garcia, Mark Milem, Alicia Bautista and Johnathan Lambert.
China Grove helpers
China Grove Elementary School recently recognized the following students as Mr. Floyds’s Heavenly Helpers for September for exhibiting respect:
Kindergarten: Alex Cruz, Aleah Guiton, Sarrah Harwood, Raegan Koon, Daniel Lewis, Isaac Martell, Tyler Miller, Austin Rasbach, Mayra Rebollar, Carson Rojas, Jessica Safrit, Ah’Marriah Sloan.
First grade: Landon Brown, Perla Chanez, MacKenzie Gary, Hunter Parrish, Austin Peacock, Daniel Rojas, Shania Schenck, Travis Shuffler, Malee Sihavong, Kady Staton, John Taylor, Areil Vargas.
Second grade: Katie Chen, Cora Craddock, Brayshaun Deese, Lukas Eller, Monica Huffman, Lucas Hunt, Ryan Lutz, Oscar Morton, Javier Soto Osti, Angeley Vang, Faith Watson, Ross Weatherford.
Third grade: Patrick Brooks, Riley Campola, Xavier Freeman, Diana Pichardo, Cordi Lambert, Kayleah Scarborough, Hannah Stevens.
Fourth grade: Michael Bautista, Morgan Chamberlain, Madison Cockrell, Caitlyn Gerou, Cole Howard, Jesse Dumont-Storlie, Ali Vang, Kaleb Vanhoy.
Fifth grade: Adrian Alexander, Patience Alley, Nickolas Cox. Miranda Gibson, Patrick Long, Nicole Lyles, Austin Morgan, Jacob Rodgers, Cynthia Romers, Veronica Wilcox.
Public school updatePublic School officials from area high schools or representatives from 10 different systems recently attended an update luncheon at Catawba College.
At the third annual event, college administrators briefed them on recent enhancements to different academic programs, including special scholarship opportunities available to students.
Attendees were from Rowan-Salisbury, Lexington City, Mooresville Graded, Kannapolis City, Davie County, Iredell-Statesville, Thomasville City, Stanly County, Central Cabarrus High and Gray Stone Day.
Back-to-school event
Salisbury Academy recently held new parent orientation, family drop-in and back-to-school nights for its kindergarten, lower and middle schools.
Information on school policies was presented along with an overview of what teachers have planned for the upcoming school year. A new team teacher approach has been implemented in the fifth grade to assist students with a smoother transition into the middle school.
Other new items this year include hot lunches for students in first-eighth grades and after-school piano lessons from a private instructor.
Four new staff members were also introduced. They are Margaret Hattaway, returning seventh- and eighth-grade math teacher; Robin Shankweiler, returning second option grade assistant teacher; Brittney Wagner, middle school fifth- and sixth-grade teacher; and Mary Lou Williams, second-grade teacher.
Planned events include a “Just Desserts” parent meeting Sept. 30, Salisbury Academy Annual Golf Tournament Oct. 3 and junior kindergarten/kindergarten open house Nov. 13.
Band tournament
West Rowan High School’s marching band is one of 26 top high school marching bands from five states invited to participate in Western Carolina University’s eighth annual Tournament of Champions.
The competition will be hosted by Western’s Pride of the Mountains Marching Band at the school’s stadium Oct. 11.
The high school musicians will be competing for awards, including the Chancellor’s Award Trophy, a large glass traveling trophy that is presented to the grand champion band, and the North Carolina Roll of Honor, awarded to the highest scoring band from North Carolina.
For more information, call 828-227-2259 or visit http://prideofthemountains.wcu.edu.

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