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N.C. House pages

N.C. House pages
Lauren and Taylor Edds, students at North Rowan High School, recently served as pages for the North Carolina House of Representatives.
Daughters of Greg and Kim Edds of Salisbury, they were sponsored by Rep. Fred Steen (R-Rowan). Speaker of the House Joe Hackney (D-Chatham, Orange and Moore) appoints the pages and introduces them to members and citizens in the House gallery at the start of each week during Monday night’s session.
For decades, the State House has relied on the service of pages, who help deliver bills and amendments for representatives during daily House sessions and committee meetings, offer assistance in individual representatives’ offices and run errands around the Legislature.
Pages spend a week at the General Assembly assisting members and their staff and learning about the structure of North Carolina government.
Clemson honor list
Nicholas Myers of Woodleaf, has been named to the spring semester president’s list at Clemson University in Clemson, S.C., for earning a 4.0 grade-point average.
Wabash dean’s list
Jackson Price, a senior from Salisbury, has been named to the spring semester dean’s list at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind., for maintaining a 3.5 grade-point average.
Old Dominion list
Joseph Miller of China Grove has been named to the spring semester dean’s list at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., for earning a 3.4 or higher grade-point average with no grade below a C.
Star Teachers named
Time Warner Cable honored 14 educators from the Rowan-Salisbury School System at the 13th annual Star Teacher Awards in April.
The awards recognize top educators for their ability to positively influence their students. Students, rather than educators or administrators, select the winning teachers, making the Star Teacher Awards unique.
Each high school in the Rowan-Salisbury School System chose its “best all round” male and female seniors from its graduating class as its Star Students. Each student selected the teacher who had the most positive influence in his or her academic career. Students could select a current or previous teacher from kindergarten to 12th grade.
The awards were presented by the students who made brief speeches about the teacher.
The Star Students and Star Teachers they selected are:
East Rowan High School: Student Whitney Arey and Teacher Gina Talbert; Student Michael Brecht and Teacher Rick Roseman.
Henderson Independent High School: Student Christa Gainey and Teacher Teresa Crawley; Student Joshua Jones and Teacher Akeeya Pearson.
Jesse C. Carson High School: Student Aletha Santamarie and Teacher Amanda Draga; Student Travis Campbell and Teacher Mark Horton.
North Rowan High School: Student Savannah Larimore and Teacher Kathryn Vanderslice; Student Michael Bates and Teacher David Crews.
Salisbury High School: Student Susan Wear and Teacher Matthew Parrish; Student Thomas Fisher and Teacher Terry Jones.
South Rowan High School: Student Haley Haitcock and Teacher Norma Walker; Student Franklin Caldwell II and Teacher James “Chip” Cook.
West Rowan High School: Student Katie Cox and Teacher Steve Suther; Student Clay Browning and Teacher Lydia Bouk.
Landis Good Citizens
Landis Elementary School recently recognized the following students as May Good Citizens:
Kindergarten: Isaac Overcash, Samara Gainey, Nicholas Smith, Elizabeth Berg and Madaline Herlocker.
First grade: Denver Allen, Mckenzi Fowler, Haley Sloop and Carlos Curiel.
Second grade: Dashawn Howie, Trenton Parson, Elisa Sanchez, Leslie Sanchez, Austin Engels and Morgan Gentle.
Third grade: Anthony Krack, Abby Blume, Getsemani Herrera-Martinez, Asyini Miller and Jacob Moore.
Fourth grade: Crimson Eagle, Gibran Powell, Heath Barringer and Casey Williams.
Fifth grade: Alicia Barlow, Josue Rodriguez, Keshara Jones and Nate Cobb.
UNC-G Golden Key
Allison Ruff of Salisbury was recently inducted into Golden Key International Honor Society at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Membership is by invitation only to students in all fields of study. The society, founded in 1977, has more than 1.7 million members in 350 chapters in the United States and around the world.
A 2004 honor graduate of West Rowan High School, Ruff is the daughter of Kay and Woody Ruff.
Honor student award
Mackenzie Gokey of Salisbury has been recognized as a U.S. National Honor Student by the U.S. Achievement Academy and will appear in the academy’s yearbook.
A student at Gray Stone Day School, she is the daughter of Mark and Nancy Gokey of Salisbury.
UNC-A academic lists
Two local students have been named to the spring semester chancellor’s list at the University of North Carolina at Asheville for achieving a 4.0 grade-point average.
They are Daniel Resner of Salisbury and Amanda Berry of Mooresville.
Fourteen students were named to the dean’s list for achieving a grade-point average between 3.5 and 3.99.
They are Jeremy Corriher and Alexa Jacobs, China Grove; Nelia Hamby, Kannapolis; Courtney Allen, Tiffany Brock and Amanda Phillips, Mocksville; Peter Bock, Andrew Johnson, Kelsey Ridenour, Meagan Shirlen and Julie Williams, Mooresville; Paul Hill, Sydnie Webb and Lindsay Wootten, Salisbury.
Legislators’ school
Kristin Head, a sophomore at South Rowan High School, has been selected to attend this summer’s Legislators’ School for Youth Leadership Development at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee.
The one-week residential program offers selected rising 8th-11th-graders an opportunity to develop skills in leadership, critical thinking and communication.
Head is the daughter of Kenneth and Imelda Head of Landis.
First-place trophy
The North Rowan High School Concert Band won first place May 16 in the 1-A concert band category at the Cedar Point Music Festival in Sandusky, Ohio.
The band’s performance was part of a two-day festival that included concert, jazz and parade bands, orchestras and choral groups from 12 states.
Also, the North Band program is currently signing up fifth-grade students for beginning band at North Rowan Middle School. Students interested should call Bill Hardin at 704-639-3018 or Keith Howe at 704-639-7054.

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