Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Two more area youths earn Leadership Scholarships
The Chick-fil-A National Leadership Scholarship has been awarded to Christina Black of China Grove and Daniel Gonzalez of Granite Quarry.
Franchise operator Bo Hawkins, of the restaurant located at Towne Creek Commons, presented the scholarships, making them the 26th and 27th team members from that location to receive the honor.
Black is studying cosmetology at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, and Gonzalez is studying religion at Jacksonville Masterís Commission.
More than 55 years ago, Truett Cathy began the tradition of helping employees realize their college dreams by presenting a personal check to an employee. In 1973, the Leadership Scholarship program was created and continues today with $1.6 million committed this year to impact students across the country.
Faith Good Citizens, Deed Doers
October Good Citizens and Good Deed Doers for Faith Elementary:
Jordan Wilhite, Courtney Freeman, Natalie Allman, Kinley Trexler, Hunter Wall, Bryce Herrmann, Deacon Cloninger, Cohen Joyner, Kendall Burrell, Caroline Garner, Lijia Flores, Karli Peeler, Macklyn Kepley, Aaron Bradshaw, Megan Osborne, Ellie Wilhelm, Isaiah Morriston, Madison Anderson, Maggie Murray, Dallas Cobb, Avery Shull, Faith Saxon.
October Good Deed Doers:
Eduardo Alba Mejia, Summer Lowe, Cora Atwell, William Bradshaw, Savannah Hunt, Elaina Grant, Davis Brown, Bailee Nester, Destiney Stringfield, Grace Dunn, Alexis Goodman, Haven Hobbs, Tori Cokeley, Jaden Vaughn, Gracie Gatton, Ashlynn Scarborough, Tyler Wilhelm, Dixie Long, Rileah Byrd, Taylor Brown, Ashlyn Ellenburg, Ben Shoemaker.
Millbridge GoodCitizens
Millbridge Good Citizens for October:
Kindergarten ó Macy Miller, Eli Julian, Aaron Jones, Avery Crowell, Sammie Simon, Brice Knox, Jaelyn Culp, Jamey Miller, Jose Hernandez, Hayden Wingler.
First grade ó McKenzi McManus, Zain English, Nikkolas Bryant, Destiny Miller, Laney Reilly, Haiden Leffew, Hayley Borst, Hunter Dial, Nate Good, Delana Frye.
Second grade ó Kelcie Love, Jacob Ritchie, Kayla Woods, Hector Bernal, Taylor Darby, Ty Lowery, Zoie Miller, Chase Martin.
Third grade ó Bailey Webster, Jack Weaver, Emma Leazer, Skylar Mills, Ariadna Gutierrez Marin, Landon Cromer, Navaha Jackson, Carlie Moore.
Fourth grade ó Trent Rivers, Tyler Sheets, Star Dula, Matthew Dailey, Meredith Swaim, Brooke Morrison, Remington Steele, Abigail Wilson.
Fifth grade ó Lauren Shell, Jeriah Ford, Riley Owens, Bobby Cain, Morgan Koontz, Chloe Patterson, Chloe Jones.
Shady BrookElementary receives grant for STEM lab
KANNAPOLIS ó Shady Brook Elementary School has received a grant from the Verizon Foundation to build a new STEM laboratory at the school.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
Verizon awarded Shady Brook $8,500 to create a special classroom that will be devoted to STEM education.
The classroom will have microscopes, document cameras, laptops and other equipment provided by the grant.
The special lab will teach students about robotics, physical science, life science, communication and networking, machines, scientific reasoning, and more. It also will help students build strong skills in problem solving, team building and critical thinking.
ěWeíre extremely excited about this new grant,î said Shady Brookís Curriculum Coordinator Melissa Godfrey. ěItís so important to prepare our children for future success, and this lab will help us do that.
ěIt will make our science and math programs even stronger, and weíre very grateful to Verizon for giving us these additional resources.î
The lab will be completed by mid-November, and it will be available to all children at Shady Brook.
Shady Brook serves 372 students in kindergarten through fourth grades.