Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The United States Achievement Academy has announced that Melissa Greene of Salisbury has been named a United States National Leadership and Service Award Winner.
Greene will appear in the USAAís official yearbook.
She is a student at East Rowan High School and the daughter of Dianne and Clyde Motley of Salisbury.
Rogers electedgovernor at Boys State
SALISBURY ó LaQuon Rogers of Ayden was elected as Governor of the American Legion Tar Heel Boysí State Wednesday, June 22 during the weeklong event held at Catawba College.
Rogers is a rising senior at Ayden Grifton High School. He is the son of Trymane Rogers and Alisa Barret of Ayden and the grandson of Julia Rogers of Ayden.
LaQuon Rogers was first inspired to run for governor through the overwhelming support of his godfather, Charles Edward, grandmother, parents and guidance counselors of Ayden Grifton High School.
The American Legion sponsors a weeklong program which mimics the realities of national, state and local government. Delegates, known as citizens, run for offices across a statewide slate of candidates. The highest office, governor, represents the interests and ideas of the citizens of the state.
This is the ninth consecutive year that the event has been held on Catawbaís campus; approximately 300 participants, all rising high school seniors from North Carolina, are involved.
For more information about Tar Heel Boysí State, visit their website at
China GroveElementary honor roll
China Grove Elementary School all-A honor roll for third quarter:
Second grade ó Camryn Banker, Madison Berry, Kelsey Carlson, Colby Cress, Antianna Davis, Jackson Deal, Jillian Dunn, Matthew Epley, Makyna Graham, Aleah Guiton, Haley Hargraves, Justin Honeycutt, Raegan Koon, Sean Lewis, Alex London, Destanie Mason, Ashton Matthews, Katie Mendolera, Tyler Miller, Lauren Newton, Aleksis Parker, Jacob Poole, Christopher Pratt, Katie Rasbach, Sebastian Rhodes, Kolby Rhinier, Kyndoll Roach, Arnold Roberts, Ashley Rooney, Ethan Scarborough, Mary Addison Sweeney, Kayley Wilcox, Carson Withers, Landon Wright.
Third grade ó Braydon Capola, Abner Chao, Gabriella Cloninger, Ashton Colbert, Kayla Fesperman, Leason Gariepy, Mikhail Gomez, Jay Hasenmayer, Michaela Holloman, Harlee Honeycutt, Rachel Lipe, Shykira Mason, Maggie Miller, Jacob Nichols, Austin Peacock, Jennifer Perez, Jamie Rambo, Caleb Stiller, Areli Vargas.
Fourth grade ó Skylar Berry, Reena Cavin, Katie Chen, Jeremy Cloninger, Colby Edmonds, Lukas Eller, Matthew Jenkins, Ryan Lutz, Sarah Maynor, Blake McAlister, Chandler McClamrock, Josh McCurry, Kristen Minehart, Oscar Morton, Mickalya Price, Amanda Richey, Elora Suggs, Myka Upright, Kiersten Yates.
Fifth grade ó Brooke Corriher, Gracie Dowd, Mollie Goss, Tori Hunter, Cordi Lambert, Eileen Nguyen, Amanda Patton, Becca Rousey, Bradley Samples, Kayleah Scarborough, David Spangler, Michael Squires.
China Grove Middle honor roll
China Grove Middle School fourth quarter all-A honor roll:
Sixth grade ó Skyler Adkins, Haley Alexander, James Barringer IV, Brieanna Bauer, Matthew Beaver, Tyler Belk, Isaac Bell, Lauren Bernhardt, Morgan Chamberlain, Austin Chrismon, Lindsey Cole, Margaret Correll, Amanda Cox, Karlyn Dwinell, Lindsey Edwards, Connor Henderson, Cole Howard, Jocelyn Hunt, Cierra Hunter, Abby James, Alexis King, Jared Lamb, Mckenna Moose, Emma Myers, Reagan Page, Tyler Peacock, Krista Peninger, Christian Rape, Cameron Rayfield, Christopher Rayfield, Bethany Raynes, Abby Robinson, Jazmyne Scercy, Lunar Singsomphone, Sydney Smith, Hannah Stegall.
Seventh grade ó Allyson Baxter, Caroline Brown, Andruw Cain, Erin Christner, Tori Coe, Kiala Dyer, Andrew Eller, Sarah Freeze, Kayla Greene, Jacob Hall, Donte Hill, Jacob Hubbard, Kaleb King, Mackenzie Kuhns, Brennan Lambert, Allyson Leazer, Kelen Martinez, Dillon Minehart, Garrett Pell, Tyler Rary, Jakob Rodgers, Cynthia Romero, Kelly Short, Savannah Smith, Tabitha Smith, Zachary Tatarka, Anna Wilson
Eighth grade ó Morgan Allen, Huston Bailey, Sarah Barnhardt, Cameron Barringer, Hanna Brotherton, Brianna Caraccio, Laura Crawley, Rachel Freeze, Samantha Gillam, Ethan Goss, Jaycie Gynn, Alexander Hopkins, Cassie Howard, Sydney Huffman, Brandon Maltba, Beth Martin, Christian Newton, Johnny Oliver, Amarantha Ortiz, Makenna Pate, Andrew Poe, Aaron Rousey, Sarah Safrit, Makenzie Smith.
Hanford Dole honor roll
Hanford Dole Elementary all-A honor roll.
Second grade ó Joezzie McKenna, Kayla Sachse, Michael Bass.
Third grade ó Fanisha Anderson, Jordan Goodine, Charlie Klingler, Nina Sachse, Ava Stapf.
Fourth grade ó Grace Dangerfield, Chioma Osakwe, Jaylin Salter.
Fifth grade ó Jessica Driver, Xochiltl Nunez-Ariza, Coby Weant.
Faith honor roll
Faith Elementary School all-A honor roll:
Third grade ó Rowyn Ackerman, Madison Anderson, Spencer Chandler, Grace Douglas, Addisyn Fox, Blake Hawkins, Delaney Littleton, Rachel Martell, Megan Mauzy, Aaron Misenheimer, Chandler Morgan, Johna Stewart, Karley Teague, Owen Teague, Ben Thomas, Samantha Towell, Tyler Wilhelm, Baron Wright.
Fourth grade ó Luke Barringer, Ashlyn Ellenburg, Kathryn Eller, Jax Fitz, Nancy Gamewell, Taylor Jones, Heather Mauzy, Sarena Wale, Lauren Yousey.
Fifth grade ó Gabriel Brewer, Ethan Diaz, Paige Eagle, Tanner Hawkins, Zachary Huddleston, Bree Tucker, Zain Tucker.
Salisbury man named interim dean
Foard Jones, a native of Salisbury, has been named interim dean of the UCF College of Business Administration effective June 25.
Jones, an associate professor of management, joined UCF in 1989 and has served in several administrative capacities including management department chair, associate dean for graduate and external programs, and his current position of associate dean of administration and human resources.
He has won several awards for his teaching, including the Teaching Incentive Program Award, the Carl H. Galloway Faculty Performance Incentive Award and the Faculty Leadership Award. Jones received his Ph.D. in human resource management from the University of Georgia.
His vast experience working with both faculty and students has prepared him for his new role. ěI am pleased to continue my work within the college and am excited to expand my role externally as I meet with our graduates and supporters,î he said. ěI look forward to this exciting opportunity.î
Ford replaces Thomas Keon who has served as dean for the past 14 years. Keon has accepted a position as chancellor of Purdue University Calumet.
UCF will conduct a national search to fill the position permanently.
Honorary degrees
Judge Donald L. Graham was the commencement speaker at West Virginia State University in May and received an honorary degree from Johnson & Wales University later in the month.
Graham, who has strong ties to Salisbury, earned his juris doctor degree from Ohio State University College of Law.
Following his remarks at WVSU, Graham received an honorary doctor of laws degree from the university.
Graham has served in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate Generalís Corps. He was U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida in Miami. He began private practice in 1984.
The recipient of numerous awards, he was inducted into West Virginia State Universityís ROTC Hall of Fame in fall 2010.
At Johnson & Wales in North Miami, Graham received an honorary doctor of business administration in criminal justice.
Kribbs serves as page
Benton Kribbs, a student at Salisbury High School, recently served as a page for the North Carolina House of Representatives. He is the son of Jack and Kerry Kribbs of Salisbury and was sponsored by Rep. Harry Warren (R-Rowan).
Speaker of the House Thom Tillis (R-Mecklenburg) appoints the pages and introduces each one to members and citizens in the House gallery at the start of each week during Monday nightís 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 representativesí 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.
Morgan honor roll
Morgan Elementary all-A honor roll.
Third grade óAdam Hughes, Olivia Schumacher.
Fourth grade ó Dylan Barkley, Jaxon Berg, Hannah Cole, Camryn Corriher, Macie Curlee, Dylan Davis, Jack Goodman, Eli Hiskey, Lainey Horton, Dakota Jacobsen, Landon Ketchie, Larken Lancaster, Hailie Lane, Serenity McKnight, Grace Merriman, Jocelyn Miller, Joshua Morgan, Victoria Plyler, Olivia Porter, Riane Richardson, Nick Shoemaker, Katelyn Sprinkle, Sydney Trexler, Olivia Wright.
Fifth grade ó Makayla Eagle, Cameron Lamb, Madison Lovingood, Katelyn Nesbitt, Hayden Setzer, Rebekka Sommer, Victoria Trexler, Erin Zalinsky.
Heritage award
At the recent Heritage Academy graduation ceremony in Hilton Head, S.C., Caroline Dula of Salisbury received the Heritage Award.
The honor is given to the senior who most embodies the ideals of Heritage Academy in their work ethic, responsibility, integrity, school spirit and compassion for others.
Dula will attend Coker College on golf and academic scholarships.
She is the daughter of Fred and Lynn Dula of Salisbury.
North Elementaryhonor roll
North Rowan Elementary School fourth quarter all-A honor roll:
Third grade ó Kenneth Alvarado-Melgares, Kerry Campion, Mackenna Clifton, Charles Durham, Trinity Jerge, Lashay Little, Roger Sanchez, Gabrielle Sloan-May, Caden Swicegood.
Fourth grade ó Lakayla Birst, Abby Buechler, Spencer Everhart, Shayla Lackey, Joshua Mason, Caroline Monroe, Dora Nunez, Rose Vang.
Fifth grade ó Rochelle Bowman, Leonel Espinoza, Tallya Rhodes, Ikeriah Shields, Russell ěMcGwireî Smith, Hannah Spry, Elijah Sturdivant, Jacob Young.
Overton honor roll
Overton Elementary School all-A honor roll for fourth quarter:
Mary Moss Wirt, Arizona Day, Zachary Garner, Hayes Hartpence, Sammy Gross, Sophie Chmiel, Emily Frick, Bennett Clark, Heavenlee Deneen, Ellison Frick, Autumn Walser, Rosie Ramao Zaragoza, Lauryn Alexander, Alex Blumenthal, Ben Blumenthal, Michael Fuller, Phoebe Hollingsworth, Vance Honeycutt, Natalie Lusk, Anand Patel, Hayden Reese, Lillie Rusher, Jayden Burns, Maggie Engwall, Noah Hafez, Devyn Lasker, Isabella Altemare, Emma Ssparger, Cora Stubbins, Theodore Oglesby, Scarlett Cruz, Byran Speigner, Luke Brady, Gabriela Fisher, Gavin Shehan, Kaitlin Fisher, Jackson Walker, Chloe Miller, Anna Grace Woolly, Caroline Colwell, Emily Cabanillas, Andrew Garner, Sydney Sims, Kiera Cherry, Alli Green, Jared Hensley, Meredith Gross, Brian Engwall, Luke Grenoble, David Holden, Evan Hollingsworth, Briggs Hudson, Domaneke Morris, Rachel Seifert, Andrew Sharpe, Blake Clark, Ava Holtzman, Bo Rusher, Ian Walser, Alex Burnham, Adrian Reynolds, Cole Goodnight, Callie Kirchin, Simon Post, Bethanie Stauffer.
Rockwell honor roll
Rockwell Elementary School all-A honor roll:
Third grade ó Samantha Brown, Avery Carman, Haley Greer, Dave Guo, Payton Jackson, Austin Miller, Jennifer Owen, Haley Patterson, Kaitlyn Samples, Montgomery Smith, Julienne Swaringen, Grayson Vail, Adam Whitley.
Fourth grade ó Kevin Agner, Camryn Bost, Hunter Eagle, Joshua Evers, Anthony Fuentes, Justin Goodman, Gracie Hartman, Izabela Himes, Monica Huffman, Jordan Loflin, Olivia McCallum, Jason Matthews, Lejla Mehmedovic, Abigail Mounce, Deacon Wike.
Fifth grade ó Cassidy Allen, Tanner Basinger, Sara Coello, Dylan Forbis, Daniel Harvey, Sollie Holshouser, Jaden Jones, Joshua Kegeris, Jacob Kepley, Matthew Kimrey, Seth LaMarre, Haley Loflin, Roger Malone, Noah Marshall, Cortney Miller, Matthew Myers, Morgen Ridenhour, Landon Ridgell, Anna Shafer, Bryson Sprinkle, Lydia Weisberg, Chase Whitley.