Bus driversof the month
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Director of Transportation Judy Burris has recognized the following employees for exemplary service as bus drivers for November. A bus driver must adhere to all the duties and responsibilities set forth by the Rowan-Salisbury Schools Transportation Department and are nominated by their bus coordinator for this honor each month.
North area: Shari Morgan ó North Rowan Elementary School (Bus 329);
East area: Sharon Doby ó Granite Quarry Elementary School (Bus 91);
West area: Terry Rainey ó Hurley Elementary School (Bus 304);
South area: David Kirk ó South Rowan High School (Bus 32);
Salisbury area: Dixie Blackwell ó Overton Elementary School, Knox Middle School, Henderson Alternative School (Bus 317);
Special needs: Wanda Moose (Bus 50);
Substitute driver: Tamra Hawkins.
China Grove Middle honor roll
China Grove Middle School all-A honor roll for the first quarter:
Sixth grade ó Francis Caraccio, McKenna Caudill, Abigail Cole, Brooke Corriher, Riley Corriher, Chloe Cox, Grace Fisher, Emily Gannon, Devin Gay, Shea Hardman, Michelle Henning, Jeremy Hilton, Madyson Jenkins, Gabrielle Jolly, Jaden Jones, Thomas Jones, Aaron Kendall, Chloe Kirkpatrick, Zachary Lee, Jessica Martinez, Taylor Mauldin, Emma Milem, Faith Morris, Ian Ramirez, Michelle Rivera, Bradley Samples, Brooke Sechler, Joshua Sifford, Emily Sloop, Kara Steele, Hannah Stevens, Rylie Stewart, Kaitlyn Stout, Makenzie Waller, Casey Walters, Heavyn Wingler.
Seventh grade ó Haley Alexander, James Barringer IV, Isaac Bell, Ryan Bobbitt, Kelsey Borras, Kyle Braswell, Austin Chrismon, Lindsey Cole, Margaret Correll, Amanda Cox, Karlyn Dwinell, Lindsey Edwards, Josiah Efird, Colt Gregg, Carsen Head, Connor Henderson, Cole Howard, Mahaley Humphreys, Abby James, Alexis King, Kassie Leavenworth, Krystina McGrady, Kassandra Moses, Reagan Page, Tyler Peacock, Krista Peninger, Gabrielle Potvin, Cameron Rayfield, Christopher Rayfield, Bethany Raynes, Abby Robinson, Jesus Sanchez, Jazmyne Scercy, Jared Seamon, Lunar Singsomphone, Sydney Smith, Charles Stubbs, William-Kaleb Vanhoy, Glynn Weatherby, Rebecka Woodie, Brooklyn Wright.
Eighth grade ó Christopher Barringer, Allyson Baxter, Matthew Bearden, Miranda Belk, Caroline Brown, Erin Christner, Natalie Daniel, Andrew Eller, Kayla Greene, Jacob Hall, Micah Helms, Lindsay Herring, Jacob Hubbard, Kimberly Huffman, Marielizabeth Johnston, Ryan Jones, Janssen Keiger, Kaleb King, Trilby Kirk, Destiney Knowles, Brennan Lambert, Aleena Manning, Kelen Martinez, Gile Mullis, Garrett Pell, Neydi Ramirez, Tyler Rary, Kelly Short, Savannah Smith, Anna Wilson.
Granite Quarry Elem. all-A honor roll
Granite Quarry Elementary School has released the names of students making the A honor roll.
Third grade: Nourhan Ali, Louella Coleman, Ella Hedenskog, Mark Hibshman, Garren Hudson, Hannah Larson and Carleigh Perry.
Fourth grade: Sarah Dyer, Olivia Kesler, Jacob Kisamore, Brooke Mitchell and Lauren Wetmore.
Fifth grade: Payton Berry, Katelyn Byrd, Makenna Davis, Jasmine Euart, Grace Faller, Hailey Fesperman, Lanie Fulk, Gabe Hinceman, Taylor Mitchell, Karlie Petrea, Sarah Roane, Aaron Teodorovici, Makayla Troublefield and Lauren Weisensel.
Dicy McCulloughhonored byGardner-Webb
BOILING SPRINGS ó Recently, Gardner-Webb University inducted Dicy McCullough into its Gallery of Distinguished Alumni. The gallery honors those alumni who are fulfilling Gardner-Webbís mission by making positive contributions in their careers and communities.
McCullough graduated from Gardner-Webb in 1975 with a bachelor of arts in music education, and then earned a masterís in education from University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1980. She taught in the Rowan-Salisbury Schools for 30 years until her retirement in 2006, and was voted Mount Ulla Elementary School Teacher of the Year in 2001.
After the death of her father in 2006, McCullough found a passion for writing that has turned into a weekly column for the Salisbury Post and two childrenís books (ěTired of my Bathî and ěTired of Schoolî). She visits schools, churches and organizations sharing her books and her story, and she fills school music interims as needed. She is also the pianist for Franklin Baptist Church of Salisbury.
McCullough and her husband of 30 years, Michael Dixon McCullough, have two daughters, Kristin McCullough Saine and Kelley Michelle McCullough.
When asked about her Gardner-Webb experience, Dicy McCullough said, ěGardner-Webb opened doors of opportunity for me through music education that I never would have known otherwise. I am thankful for the inspirational guidance of the Gardner-Webb administration, faculty and staff.î
The McCulloughs live in Cleveland.
Gallery members are nominated by their peers and chosen by representatives from the university. Gallery members represent the quality and depth of Gardner-Webbís thousands of graduates over the past 100 years.
Located in Boiling Springs, Gardner-Webb University is home to more than 4,300 students from 39 states and 24 foreign countries.
Koontz Elementary honor roll
Elizabeth Duncan Koontz Elementary School all-A honor roll for grades through through five:
Jordan Stanback-Smith, Allie Adamenko, Brittany Flores-Cordero, Jahavanik Horton, Nathanial Stoelting, Sarah Grooms, Kayla Romano-Diaz, Shianne Judan, Parker Lippard, Gabriela Salazar, Kacee Settlemyer, Shyleah Strickland, Jenifer Castillo-Pacas, Leah Davies, Olivia Gregory, Jezreel Kaidjuway, Joel Davies, Makayla Dillard.
Landis Citizensof the Month
Landis Elementary Citizens of the Month for November:
Kindergarten ó Isabel Merritt, Karina Espinoza, Brian Jones and Grace Meckley.
First grade ó Zander Efird, Grady Ross, Zack McRae and Asia Locke.
Second grade ó Hunter McKinney, AhíMarriah Sloan, David Flores, Aiden Strickland and Madison Morgan.
Third grade ó Casey Cline, Roxeanne Barcenas-Cortez, Noah Buckley, Mason Duren and Joseph Paredes.
Fourth grade ó Keandre Rankin, Chase Drinkard, David Viveros, Jonathan Tyer, Emmanuel Sanchez and Joshua Petty.
Fifth grade ó Carl Brown, Denver Allen, Haley Brigman and William Setzer.
Landis Elementary all-A honor roll
The following students have been named to the all-A honor roll for the first quarter at Landis Elementary School:
Third grade ó Bryston Biles, MacKenzie Rippey, Coleman Bready, Peyton Davis, Emily Grillo, Cydney Livengood, Kendall Rockstad, Barrett Thompson, Kelsey Arthur, Savannah Finley, Jania Johnson, Zoey Nichols, Breanna Ramseur, Austin Rayfield, Michael Rogers, Zahima Smith, Caleb Stirewalt, Jensen Haynes, Hope Royal, Paige Chabala, Leighann Harris, Ella Brooks, Kyle Darling, Lillian Duncan and Carleigh Tadlock.
Fourth grade ó Kathy Ramirez Herrera, Braxton Stanley, Dalton Barnes, Sarah Bishop, Akira Harrington, Zachary Deal, Destiny Royce, Madison Carter, Jeremiah Rogers, Nicholas Holmes, Nadiya Wilson, C.D. Dixon and Getsemani Miranda-Gaona.
Fifth grade ó Anna Blume, Gabe Duncan, Caitlin Kiser, Maverick Page, Haley Sloop, Addi Watson, Hannah Wallace, Mallory Weast, Rachel Scoggins, Damian Sechler, Sarah Christy, Madison Allman, Alex Blackwelder, Abigail Chabala, Rhiannon Kimmer, William Setzer and Gabriela Villafana.
North Elementary good citizens
The following students were selected as good citizens at North Rowan Elementary for November based on the character trait responsibility:
Tyree Lark, Abby Campion, Perry Whisnant, Evan Davis, Nathan Pant, Zachariah Burge, Bryslynn Goodlett, Jaden Geter, Honor Belton, Tori Miller, Kenneth Alvarado, Jamarian Glenn, Asber Ortiz, Lily Savage, Felipe Serrano-Gainey, Korbin Smith, Brandy Stewart, Abby Buechler, Ever Mendoza, Donnie Williams, Mason Smith, Lee Herh, Matthew Mason, Ashley Perez, Guadalupe Cervantes, Jaleel Pemberton, Marbeli Bustillo, Nevaya Sion, Hannah Johnson, Jeslyn Nunez, Caleb Coleman, Hayley Lash, Matthew Fleming, Emily Gaskey, Reda Ferguson, Sanajah McGinnis, Mallory Braun, Jyrik Scott, Emely Brizuela, Dadrain Robbins, Xzaviar Davis, Ernesto Jaramillo, Taren Sherrill, Joshua Mason, Nayeli Carcamo, Destin Sechler, Isaac Robinson, Sanai Simms, Donna Grace Schmeltzer.