Three win DAR awards

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Elizabeth Maxwell Steele Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution has named three Good Citizens Award winners for 2010-2011.
Carley A. Drye of Salisbury High School, Luke Graham Thomas of East Rowan High School and Joshua Kevin Price of North Rowan High School were selected for exemplifying the characteristics of dependability, leadership, service and patriotism.
Drye, the daughter of John and Lesleigh Drye, is a senior at Salisbury High. President of the National Honor Society, she is a member of the Key Club, Junior Rotarians and was a junior marshal. She has won numerous awards and participated in fundraisers, volunteered for church mission trips, tutored at Knox Middle School and served meals at Rowan Helping Ministries.
She participates in golf and basketball and is a 12-year member of a swimming club team and a member of the SHS swim team. She was voted all-county and all-conference. She placed in the 2010 N.C. High School Championships.
Drye attended the U.S. Naval Academy Summer Seminar and would like to continue her education as a cadet at the Naval Academy.
Thomas, a senior at East Rowan, is the son of Curt and Jana Thomas. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Junior Civitan, Key Club and Sigma Phi Gamma. He was a junior marshal, scholastic athlete and a Civitan and AP scholar.
He received three varsity letters, won the Silver Slugger Award and participated in all-county and all-conference baseball.
Thomas is a member of his church youth group and works at Rowan Helping Ministries, being a fundraiser. He is captain of East’s baseball team, plays varsity in the spring, American Legion in the summer and Showcase in the fall.
Thomas plans a career in medical technology and will attend Wingate University on a baseball scholarship.
Price, a senior at North, is the son of Ernie and Kathy Price. He plans to study aerospace engineering.
He is president of the National Honor Society and student body president. He was treasurer of his freshmen and sophomore classes and student body treasurer his junior year. He was grand marshal for his junior class and attended Governor’s School West in 2010.
A member of Junior Civitan, he was treasurer of the Key Club. Now drum major, he has been in the concert and marching bands for four years. He played baseball at North for four years and was a pitcher. Price is active in his church and youth group and has participated in two mission trips.
He has earned numerous awards for excellence in math, science and history as well as sports awards.