Education: Rockwell Roadrunners and more
Rockwell Elementary School recently recognized the following students as Roadrunners for May:
Kindergarten: Kaitlyn Samples, Brianna Bradford, Haley Patterson, Derek Clark, Hunter Drye, Brendon Hippe, Jake Holshouser, Makayla Johnson and Chandler Cornwell.
First grade: James Lomax, Haley Carlisle, Shawnee Straut, Kitana Morgan, Larson Waller, Kendall Galloway, Jeremy Lopez, Travis Seamon, Rachael Teodorovici and Aaliyah Gaines.
Second grade: Alexa Pipe, Bryson Sprinkle, Matthew Kimrey, Megan Sloop, Madisyn Kuykendall, Landon Tuck, Callie Roseman, Anna Shafer, Matthew Myers and Joshua Finney.
Third grade: Jake Johnson, Alex Trexler, Robert Myer, Elizabeth Brindle, Gabriel Soto, Ron Green, Brandon Kiever, Kerston Wallace, Michael Frasier, Jadon Pace and Erica Isley.
Fourth grade: Devin Cornwell, Paul Correll, Kambrin Fisher, Brittany Small, Lana Jackson, Ilya Wang, Sarah York, Jenna Lamb and Jacob Lester.
Fifth grade: Dylan Goodman, Noah Ridenhour, Kevin Phillips, Logan Towne, Colby Soto, Trenton Townley, Taylor Little, Abby Cozart, Libby Litaker and Kara Cline.
U.S. Sen. Richard Burr has nominated 29 North Carolinians, including two from this area, to serve at one of our nation’s military academies.
The nominees were selected after an application and interview process conducted by Burr’s Academy Selection Committee, which is comprised of military academy graduates, veterans and community leaders from across the state.
Kenneth M. Robertson III of Mooresville has been nominated to attend the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Son of Kenneth and Lisa Robertson, he is graduating from Lake Norman High School.
Charles W. Paul of Salisbury has been nominated to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy. Son of Charles and Kay Paul, he is graduating from Salisbury High School.
Koontz Good Citizens
Koontz Elementary School recently recognized the following students as May Good Citizens:
Kindergarten: Taariq Bethea, Marc Cruz, Kevin Gamez, Zihir Glenn, Braniya Goodlett, Brianna Guthrie, Isaiah Jefferson, Kylin Lewis, Kayla Romano and Alyssia Salter.
First grade: Dee Dee Banner, Ronize Bazile, Kiersten Bostain, Olivia Gregory, Adam Layman, Bryan Loopez, Lejla Mehmedovic and Mansi Patel.
Second grade: Zion Allen, Zakaya Brown, Lindsay Elmore, Tyress Mashore, Ansumana Morris, Rasheed Torrence, Reakwon Truesdale and Jaleel Webster.
Third grade: Sandra Covarrubias, Michael Cox, DaTavian Davis, Estefany Jimenez, Maria Garcia, Radha Patel, Jeremy Turnbull and Kallia Yang.
Fourth grade: Sekou Bright, Lauren Newcomb, Devonte Springs and Zaleb Tanksley.
Fifth grade: Kylie Cox, Zane Gray, Evelyn Ly, Cameron McLendon, Malik White and Bobi Yang.
Pilot program grant
Salisbury Academy has been selected as one of 1,500 pilot school recipients of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ program Picturing America.
The program helps teach American history and provides students with a gateway to the broader world of the humanities.
Picturing America is composed of 40 selected works of art spanning several centuries, all by American painters, sculptors, photographers and architects. These images will be used by teachers to acquaint students with America’s rich history and culture.
The grant was in cooperation with the American Library Association. It was awarded to Angela Graham, Salisbury Academy librarian.
Tremayne Bryan Smith has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
Smith will be honored during an induction convocation for the interdisciplinary honors organization for first- and second-year college students this fall at East Carolina University in Greenville. He is the son of Patricia Williams of Salisbury.
Twelve area students have been named to spring semester academic lists at Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory.
Five were named to the president’s list for earning a cumulative grade point average of 3.9 or better while taking at least 12 hours of letter-graded courses.
They are Chandee Payne of Cleveland, Jessica Reed of Lexington, Sara Lambert of Mooresville, Sara Beaver and Brittany Wietbrock of Salisbury.
Seven were named to the dean’s list for earning a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better with no grade below a C while taking at least 12 hours of letter-graded courses.
They are Benjamin Kuhn, Rebekah Peeler and Shelley Phelps of Mocksville, Brittany Hobbs and Cassandra Spicer of Mooresville, Jade Love of Rockwell and Candice Marlin of Salisbury.