Education briefs

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 21, 2011

Carson jazz ensemble performs at Walt Disney World resort
The Jesse Carson High School Jazz Ensemble members became stars of their own Disney show when they traveled from China Grove to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida to take part in a Disney Performing Arts Program last month.
Dance groups, choirs, ensembles and marching bands from around the world apply to perform each year as part of Disney Performing Arts at both the Disneyland and the Walt Disney World Resorts. Once selected, they are given the opportunity to perform at the resort for an international audience of theme park guests.
Millions of performers have graced the stages of the Disney Parks in the more than 25 year history of the program.
Salisbury Highgraduate receives scholarship
DAVIDSON — Salisbury High School graduate Virginia Grace Nicholson, has received the John O. Reynolds Scholarship as an incoming student at Davidson College.
Nicholson will enroll with the Class of 2015 in August.
She is the daughter of Susan Shumaker and Eddie Nicholson of Bethel Drive and is a graduate of Salisbury High School.
The John O. Reynolds Scholarship, established by family and friends in memory of John O. Reynolds III ’92, is offered on one student in each entering class from the Salisbury area who demonstrates excellence, commitment, and leadership through involvement in school, community organizations and athletics.
Booth graduates from Paul Smith’s College
Dylan Booth of Mooresville graduated from Paul Smith’s College in May 2011. Booth earned a bachelor of science degree in fisheries and wildlife sciences from Paul Smith’s, which is located in the Adirondack Park of New York State.
Roberts graduates from Universityof Toledo
Nathan Roberts, a resident of Mooresville, NC, graduated from The University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Entrepreneurship, Family and Small Business.
Roberts was among more than 2,000 graduates who received their degrees at the Spring 2011 commencement ceremonies.
Jacob Overcash honored by USAA
Jacob Overcash of Salisbury has been recognized by the United States Achievement Academy as a student of excellence in Fine Arts.
A student at East Rowan High School, Overcash was nominated for this honor by a teacher, Emily Davis. He will appear in the Achievement Academy’s Yearbook which is published nationally.
Overcash is the son of Gina Anderson and Mark Overcash of Salisbury and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd J. Lambert of Albemarle and Judy Overcash of Salisbury.