Education: Salisbury resident on winning team at School of Science and Math
Chris Furr of Salisbury is co-captain of the N.C. School of Science and Mathematics team that took home the top prize in the recent national Academic WorldQuest Competition in Washington, D.C.
Each of the four team members, along with their coach, received a prize of $1,000. They also had dinner with Ronald Neumann, a long-time foreign services officer and former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan.
Academic WorldQuest is a humanities-based game that tests competitors’ knowledge of international affairs, geography, history and culture. Team members are collectively given a test of 100 multiple-choice questions, with the team with the highest score winning first place. The competition was formed by the World Affairs Council in Washington, D.C., in 2003.
Forty teams from major metropolitan areas across the country competed in the national contest. In the regional contest, NCSSM teams won first, second and third prizes, sending its first place team to the national competition.
Dole Good Citizens
Hanford Dole Elementary School recently recognized March Good Citizens.
They are Fred Elliott, Nadia Gallimore, Trystan Athey, Kendall Reid, Ryan Cuthbertson, Malcolm Wilson, Rebecca Wilson, Nya Coward, Brock Henry, Dalton Vandevere, Jermaine Henderson, Ashlyn Gwyn, Alex Loflin, Matthew Hoosier, Kaylin Maxwell, Chidi Osakwe, Gunner White, Mariah Treadwell, Christian Reyes, Latayia Gladden, Sam Wilson, Micah Howell, Becca Loflin, Jailene Aguilar, Zykeria Tucker, Sierra Oxendine, Brodi Madison, Austin Randall, Kayla Brant and Raekwon Wynruit.
Cleveland Elementary School recently recognized the following students as March Good Citizens:
Kindergarten: Lucas Lemly, Tara Bragg, Brad Palmer, Grace Blackwelder, Cheyenne Kennedy and Mitchell Reyna.
First grade: Zynoria Winford, Jake Harkey, Jay Briggs and Allison Garcia.
Second grade: Savanna Lemly, Joshua Grimes, Angel Harmon, Braelyn Faust, Felicity Church and Jacob Ollenberger.
Third grade: Leyna Pence, Katie Roberts, Kristen Freeman, Ke’Shun Bradley, Brandy Crawford, Harmonie Dias and Christina Sims.
Fourth grade: Mikayla Graham, Craig Mattison, Shane Barber and Hannah Rupard.
Fifth grade: Marquez McCain, Sara Barbee, Brianda Perez, Emily Puckett and Maegan Thorpe.
Fruit of Spirit awards
North Hills Christian School recently recognized the following students with Fruit of the Spirit awards for the third quarter:
Kindergarten: Shawn Taylor, Garrett Eagle, Brandon Glenn, Ben King, Ethan Mastro, Joseph Najarian, Gabrielle Blabon, Jilian Deal, Micah Francis, Debbie Free, Matthew James, Max Jarrell, Jimmy Nguyen, Taylor Pistone, Jordan Stapf and Jordan Winecoff.
First grade: Trey Carlton, Asata Dorley, Kenneth Michael Freeman, Reece Martin, Christian Miller, Kiara Ogg and Zachary Robinette.
Second grade: Carolina Cody, Tiasia Cuthbertson, Brittany Gaddis and Mary Wood.
Third grade: Felicity Hatley, Dillon Hines, Katie Hunsucker, Collin Lewis and Elizabeth McConnell.
Fourth grade: Sarah Lynn Carlton, Bradie Cofer, Olivia Houghton and Chris Norris.
Fifth grade: Will Cody, Luke Humble, Luke Miller and Jay Wood.
Millbridge Elementary School recently recognized the following students as April Good Citizens:
Kindergarten: Sidney Robbins, Eraxdon Russ, Jada Lopez Bryant, Jessica Paffenroth, Jagger Kirk, Andrew Jackson, Riley Webster and Tyler Blacklin.
First grade: Mallory Challis, Heather Guiton, Mandy Richey, Hannah Balentine, Riley Hunter, Faith Burson, Alia Isenhour and Tabitha Swink.
Second grade: Tommy Walters, Katherina Mysayakhom, Cheyenne Murphy, German Delgado, Matt Stewart, Tori Smith, Christopher Rudd and Taylor Lettice.
Third grade: Madelyn Dailey, Kaylee Leazer, Shayla Barnes, Salena Harris, Breanna Lentz, Mary Kate Paschal, Austin Leazer, Ray Garmon and Anthony McCravey.
Fourth grade: Aaron Montgomery, Bree Smith, Mitchell Garver, Allyson Leazer, Autumn Dishman, Christopher Ozuna, Katie Lipe and Colson Childers.
Fifth grade: Alec Stewart, Cassidy Chipman, Andy Overcash, Olivia Sides, Dakota Peoples and Jecenia Merino Guevara.