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Bus driversof the month
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Director of Transportation Judy Burris has recognized the following employees for exemplary service as bus drivers for December. 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: Crystal Bullock, North Rowan Elementary School (Bus 109).
East area: Connie Miller, Rockwell Elementary School (Bus 11).
West area: Terry Spurlin, Mt. Ulla Elementary School (Bus 63).
South area: Nikki Hinson, Enochville Elementary School (Bus 71).
Salisbury area: Alicia Barber, Knox Middle School, Salisbury High School (Bus 46).
Special needs: Debbie Goforth, Bus 50.
Substitute driver: Renese Bates.
Cleveland Elementary Good Citizens
The following students have been named Good Citizens for the month of November:
Kindergarten ó Emma Brewer, Alex Lucas, Destiny Bevers, William Givens, Elias Morris and Jhamiya Tucker
First grade ó Nevaeh Barker, Kayleigh Dellinger, Alex Bouk, Austin Moore, Sierra Lemly, and Rex Earnhardt
Second grade ó Glorious Wood, Cole Haas, Hailey Halland Elizabeth Bogle
Third grade ó Devin Kendall, Allyson Rumple, Parker Safley, Angel Wood, Ginny Williams and Tyler Benninger
Fourth grade ó Danny Pence, Grace Blackwelder, Max Upright and Emma Gusler
Fifth grade ó Megan Phillips, Chance Readling, Stephania Tavira Ramirez and Dawson Sheesley
East Rowan rifle team takes first place in competition
GRANITE QUARRY ó The East Rowan High School Rifle Team traveled to Anson High to compete in a tri-county match earlier this month.
East Rowanís A team placed first overall with a cumulative score of 993.
The B and C teams placed second and third, respectively.
Amy Carlton was the top individual high firer with a 258 out of 300.
Thor Wright placed second with a 252, Alex Owens placed third with a 246 and David Harwood placed 4th with a 245.
Amy Carlton was the high team firer for A team with a score of 258. High team firer for B team was David Harwood with a 245. High team firer for C team was Samantha Gillepse with a 231, and the high team firer for D team was Bobby Clement with a 208.
A-Team consisted of Alex Owens, Thor Wright, Amy Carlton and Samuel Lakey.
Student chosenfor fashion weekcompetition
Charleston Fashion Week has chosen Savannah College of Art and Design student Hannah Goff, a resident of Lexington, N.C., to compete as a semifinalist in The Emerging Designer Competition: East during the 2012 Charleston Fashion Week, scheduled for March 20-24, 2012. Semifinalists will debut their fall 2012 collections as part of the event, which showcases fashion designers, models and entertainment.
The panel of fashion experts that selected the 20 semifinalists includes designers Mychael Knight, Lindsey Carter and K. Cooper Ray. Nationally renowned fashion experts Fern Mallis and Anne Slowey will return as Charleston Fashion panelists to select the 2012 Grand Prize Winner. The grand prize winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize, a $10,000 online marketing and promotional package from F22 Designs, a free runway show at Charleston Fashion Week 2013 and a professionally photographed look-book featuring their winning collection courtesy of J. Balliet: Photographer.
The Emerging Designer Competition: East, presented by The Art Institute of Charleston, has been instrumental in helping young fashion designers break into the competitive industry. Past graduates of Charleston Fashion Week have gone on to grace the pages of Elle, Voguw, Marie Claire, Town & Country and WWD. To learn more about Charleston Fashion Week success stories, get more information, or to purchase tickets to the premier event, visit www.charlestonfashionweek.com.
North Rowan good citizens
The following students were selected as good citizens at North Rowan Elementary for December based on the character trait kindness:
Jatana Deal, Madison Canada, Orion Harris, Candice Barber, Yazary Lozano-Martinez, Kasady Eddins, Olivia McCray, MacKenna Clifton, Justin Hughes, Chesley Bungard, Braniya Goodlett, Zharia Byrd, Kendal Mitchell, Dalton Connolly, Jaharion Graham, Robert Bracken, Matthew Hunter, Anna Evans, Lana Williams, Carter Loflin, Zander Crisco, JaíNiya McIntyre, Kylie Sharpe, Aíshala Pruitt, Bryson Crisco, Jordan Readling, Destiny Mendoza, Brian Hills, Nyhandra Polk, Honor Belton, Najla Ijames, Jillian Day-Ingrahm, Maria Serrano-Gainey, Summer Pike, Kyle Brown, Delijah Blackwell, Nuna Herh, Jaquez Houston, Myles Cannon, Desmond Clodfelter, Kimberly Flores, Carlos Serrano-Gainey, Synye Alexander, Mandi Stoyanov, Janiya Pemberton, Jaden Robertson, Nathalia Jaramillo, Kaylee Locklear, Isaiah Montgomery, Kaylin Hill, Emily Alfaro, D.J. Walburn, Trinity Jerge, Jonathan Spry, Sam Yang, Amari Gaiter, Anna Everhart, Juleel Cobb, Oliver Macias, Trey Childers, Calvin Reliford, Deyvi Montoya, Javari Houston, Makenzie Jackson, Treyveon Geter.
Phi Theta Kappainductees
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College inducted 35 students into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society at a recent ceremony.
Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education, with more than 2 million members and 1,200 chapters located in all 50 states and U.S. territories, and around the world. Phi Theta Kappa offers more than $36 million in scholarships each year.
ěPTK recognizes and encourages the academic achievement of two-year college students and provides opportunities for individual growth and development through honors, leadership, and service programming,î said Karen Lynden, a business administration instructor for Rowan-Cabarrus, who serves as the collegeís PTK adviser.
Students must complete a minimum of 12 hours of associate degree course work and earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for membership. Students also must maintain a high academic standing throughout their enrollment in a two-year college, with a 3.0 GPA.
Rowan-Cabarrus fall inductees include (listed by town of residence):
Salisbury: Brenda Everett, Jason Hunter, Treeva Jordan, Amy Mitchell, Kelvia Skeen, Jennifer Wagner, Cynthia Williams.
Rockwell: Carrie Callahan, Todd Taylor.
China Grove: Brandy Burgess.
Cleveland: Sloane Davis.
Faith: Carolyn Moose.
Kannapolis: John Cooper, Jason McQuage, Monica Ridgeway, Rut Stephens.
Landis: Kimberly Greene.
Mount Ulla: Lucas Christie.
Mooresville: Tina Weber.
Concord: Charles Beck, Jeffrey Butcher, Jillian Byrd, Natalie Edwards, Brynn Green, Kimberly Gregg, Isaac Kirby-Dechristina, Justin Logan, Nicole Seaman, Madisen Wirtel, Derrick Wold, Serina Young.
Charlotte: Brittany Cummings.
Harrisburg: Michael Sandok, Shannon Siganowich.
Statesville: Sylvia Wilson.
For more information about Phi Theta Kappa, please visit www.ptk.org. For more information about the Rowan-Cabarrus chapter, please contact Karen Lynden at 704-216-3642.
The college is registering students for the spring 2012 semester. Classes begin on Jan. 10. For more information, please see the Rowan-Cabarrus website, www.rccc.edu.
Shive studentsrecognized
These are the Shive Elementary School winners for the character trait of compassion for December:
Julian Kauffman, Lillie LaRoche, Heather Holshouser, Ryan Brooks, Madison Brumbaugh, Lukas Troutman, Kayley Null, Isaac Cawley, Kailey Newcome, Ava Moore, Kohen Burris, Mckenzie Heald, Ethain Scott, Diana Hudson, Calab Honeycutt, Pheobe Cole, Myles Foy, Zoey McGlohon, Vanessa Yanez, Kyrsten Cain, Hailee Reynolds, Peyton Eller, Kayla Kimball, Kyla Butler, Gavin Jackson, Madalynn McKnight, Brandon Haas, Mary Spry, Damion Grooms, Orlando Rojas, Anastasia Andrews, Devon Watson, Elizabeth Avalos, Angel Evans, Braulio Garcia, Hunter Honeycutt, Jennifer Hernandez, Morgan Hesse, Tristen Fuller, Trinity Griggs, Tyler Trexler, Hunter Courtney, Luke Morrison, Mason Heard, Katelyn Sifford, Katy Patchin, Luis Sanchez-Farfan, Madison Cross, Justin Simpson, Callie Herring, Dakota Surratt, Brennan Dwinell, Cassidy Hardeman.
Sacred Heart Good Citizens
Sacred Heart Catholic School has named the following students good citizens through the month of December:
Kindergarten ó Gray Goodman and Kaiden Dulkoski
First grade ó Cyprus Jones and Lillian Rattz
Second grade ó Riley Dillon and Ella Trainor
Third grade ó Hannah Conway
Fourth grade ó Carolyn Conway
Fifth grade ó Shelby Kennerly
Sixth grade ó Alex Antosek and Ben Roy
Seventh grade ó Connor Malloy
Eighth grade ó Will Murdoch
Shive Elementary spelling bee
Eleven fifth-graders from Ethan H. Shive Elementary are the top spellers in their classes and participated in the annual Shive spelling bee on Dec. 14.
It was an exciting spelling bee as round after round was completed without any misspells. These students who spelled with extraordinary ease were Tristen Butler, Hunter Christy, C.T. Freeman, Callie Herring, Brailyn Irvin, Trevor Lyles, Haleigh Mitchell, Makenzie Pucci, Peyton Rowland, Vallie Vazquez and Savannah Winters.
After two final rounds, Hunter Christy won first place honors after spelling ěserenadeî and ěelegantî correctly. Trevor Lyles was second.

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