ShoutOuts: North Hills junior in top 5 percent of National Merit students
Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 17, 2012
North Hills juniorNational Merit
Abby Lane, a junior at North Hills Christian School, scored in the top 5 percent of 1.5 million high school students nationwide who entered the National Merit Scholarship Program competition.
Her performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test for critical reading, mathematics and writing skills qualified her for the program.
The National Merit Scholarship Program was established in 1955 to recognize outstanding academic achievement among high school seniors.
Students advance in the competition to win Merit Awards, commendations, and scholarships for their undergraduate studies.
Lane will be notified in the fall if she has won an award, a commendation, or if she has advanced to the semi-finals.
Good Citizens atBostian Elementary
The staff of Bostian Elementary would like to recognize the following students for standing out as good citizens for this month. These students have all gone above and beyond what is expected of them at school.
Kindergarten — Nathan Rinehart, Abby Carver, Nikolas Lambert, Hailey Meckes, Katie Stirewalt, Marielle Gordon.
First grade — Billy Weddington, Pedro Rhodes, Katelyn Bowles, Kaitlyn Kuehl, Braden Edwards, Jordan Smith.
Second grade — Makayla Johnson, Owen Blackwelder, Faith Elmore, Ryan Maltba.
Third grade — Trevor Cross, Tyler Smith, Payton Keim, Meghan Holmes..
Fourth grade — Olivia Gardner, Cameron Sloop, Kendall Wilson, Sam Ramirez, Chandra Johnson, Kaycie Fisher, Keegen Sease.
Fifth grade — Ashley Davis, Logan Rudd, Kenya Childers, Kiersten Smith, Ethan Alexander, Hope Blythe.
Enochville Wise Owls
Enochville Elementary School recently selected Wise Owls for April. The following students have consistently exhibited good citizenship, good manners and exceptional behavior:
Kindergarten — Courtney Coggins, Ryan Satterfield, Brennan Battle, Noah Keller, Freedom Waldroup, Ashley Childers, Michael Spry, Josey Benge.
First — Zander Goodman, Karter Kinley, Cheyanne Hunter, Ashily Johnson, Lillian Sosna, Rheannon Sullens.
Second — Karlie Walters, Michael Caskey, Rebecka Barlow, Madison Banks, Brandon Wilson, Makayla Taylor.
Third — Stormi Benge, Caden Parker, Taylor Chapman, Danielle Church, Langley Ward, Haley Freiman.
Fourth — Kelly Hamdan, Kenley Morgan, Chris Allen, Emily Teague, Alyssa Alvarnas, Caleb Christy.
Fifth — Lee Price, Dawson Wilhite, Todd Stephens, Savannah Gobble, Braxton Parker, Ethan Larrimore.
Harold B. Jarrett American Legion Post Auxiliary is sponsoring two local girls to attend this year’s Tar Heel Girl’s State at Catawba College, Dana Salmon and Diamond Cauthen.
Salmon, a junior at North Hills Christian School, is the daughter of Pauline Campbell. At North Hills, she has participated in the Praise band, National Honor Society and serves in the student government.
Cauthen, a junior at North Rowan High School, is the daughter of Kiyana Smith. She serves on the Student Council Advisory Board at North. She volunteers at Levine Children’s Hospital.
Hanford Dole Good Citizens
The following students are the May Good Citizens at Hanford-Dole Elementary School.
Pre-Kindergarten — Justin Chang.
Kindergarten — Jacob Trexler, Jillian Burkhart, Yasmine Martin-Vaughters, Thomas Hickey, Jalen Borders.
First grade — Jordan Feaster, Annaliese Vang, Charles Canady, Jaylah Bethea.
Second grade — Seth Shimberg, Samantha Honeycutt, Ethan Coble, Syrus Duren.
Third grade — Zykeeria Harrell, Jacoby Heggins, Emma Toney, Tyshaun Pratt.
Fourth grade — Gillian Corum, Lindsey Wines, Nina Sachse, Nicholas Ziegelhofer, Kamya Kesler.
Fifth grade — Arlette Baca, Seth Mickey, Kassey Zapata, Jacob Bowers.
On the dean’s list
Amanda Kahl, a first-year psychology major and resident of Richfield, was among more than 250 students from Eastern Mennonite University who made the spring semester dean’s list.
To qualify for the dean’s list a student must achieve a semester grade point average of at least 3.75 or above and complete at least 12 semester hours of credit.
The following Knollwood Elementary School students were awarded the Knights of Character Award. They are recognized for portraying the character trait of perseverance.
Kindergarten — Alecxis Alejo, Alejandro Avalos, Na’Zaria Brooker, Ray Miller, Magali Pińa, Ulises Torres Sanchez.
First grade — Ernesto Castro-Guerrero, Denise Cruz, Joseph Jones, Devan McCarson, Juan Valverde-Miranda, A’Niyah Watson.
Second grade — Owen Centeno Pineda, Daniel Heredia-Aguilar Jr., Jordan Perez-Molina, Ashley Sierra, Kamaran Smith.
Third grade — Jackson Allred, Angie Henriquez-Cruz, Jamie Javis, Grayson McDaniel, Osvaldo Ortiz-Hernandez, Alicia Thompson, Karina Vivero-Curiel.
Fourth grade — Grissel Medina-Hernandez, Krystal Ortiz-Rodriguez, Juan Soto-Pichardo, Ana Vera-Ortiz.
Fifth grade — Selena Crawford, Victoria Magańa-Granados, Aaron White.
Kannapolis resident Christopher Speed graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a bachelor of arts degree in theater arts on May 5, and joined nearly 1,400 graduates at the spring commencement ceremonies.
The Elizabeth Maxwell Steele Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has named Samantha Ann Washko, a sophomore at Salisbury High School, as District IV winner of the Christopher Columbus History Essay Contest for high schoolers.
The contest asked students to write about Christopher Columbus and the influence he had during his own time, in history and today.
Zachary Robinette, a fifth-grader from North Hills Christian School, won the local history essay contest for grades five through eight. That essay prompted students to write about the following topic: Young America Takes a Stand: The War of 1812.
The DAR promotes American history and good citizenship through the annual essay contest.
These are the King/Queen Bee winners for April at Ethan H. Shive Elementary School. These students were recognized for a random act of kindness.
Marcus Craig, Brock Wagner, Tessa Christner, Sierra Thompson, Jaxon Trexler, Trinity Hatter, Nathan Diggs, Jace Jones, Claudiah Sifford, Matteo Ramirez, Jaden Sadler, Lillian Torbush, Mackenzie Sprinkle, Logan Holshouser, Mason Ridenhour, Aaron Vanderburg, Mason Wiess, Mason Ridenhour, Maria Garcia, Skylar Brink, Nathan Taylor, Kayla Trexler, Sabrina Yates, Chloe Hall, Mary Spry.
These are the winners for April. These students showed perseverance.
Lillie Laroche, Julian Kauffman, Kali Rhinier, Hannah Heintz, Shayden Edwards, Mason Lambert, Aly Smith, Julianna Honeycutt, Ryan Dibble, Zach Green, Mason Weiss, Timmy Grooms, Aleya Barnett, Kady Griffin, Christopher Guske, Mallory Bentley, Ryder Parks, Abigail Craig, Jesus Hernandez, Jackson Honeycutt, Summer Null, Lauren McNeely, Claudiah Sifford, Eliana Kirkland, Brooke Benge, Hannah Galloway, Vanessa Miller, Tyler Lambert, Greyson Trexler, Liza Simmerson, Josh Loyd, Brack Barnes, Braden Moody, Sabrina Yates, Braytn Safrit, Jaden Sadler, Morgan Hesse, Bradley Kuhns, Douachi Vang, Trey Kesler, Clorisa MacMurray, Brennan Dwinell, Caroline Turner, Lexy Teuscher, Hunter Christy, Tyler Cockrell, Mackenzie Pucci, Brooke Morgan, Marissa Blackwelder.
Woodleaf Elementary good citizens
Woodleaf Elementary School would like to congratulate the following students who have been selected as good citizens for April for demonstrating courage.
Kindergarten: Carlos Aranda-Perez, Felix Garnica, Alex Haga, Dylan Hill, Justus Miller, Cora Parton, Carlos Pleites-Pleitez, Calen Whisnant and Kamron White.
First grade: Justin Bass, Katelyn Basinger, Landon Breslin, Nathan Church, Aaron Clements, Amanda Delgado-Tavira, Erica Elmore, Isabella Idries, Makayla Jarvis, Landon Johnson, Melanie Lemly, Maggy Moore, Madison Pender, Emma Poole, Elliot Propst, Mackenzie Riley, Robbie Simpson, Canyon Turner and Emily Wood.
Second grade: Dequan Hairston, Nayeli Hernandez, Jamya Jackson, Katelynn Jenkins, Sean Kitt and Evan Patterson.
Third grade: Stephanie Roque-Barcenas, Brandon Dalton, Blane Garrison, Katelyn Joubert, Austin Mauldin, Kristopher Peeler, Gabriel Shelton, Megyn Spicer, Diana Tavira and Madison Welborn.
Fourth grade: Travis Berry, Ashlyn Chavis, Kelsie Crider, Damian Gentry, Walker Layburn, Taylor Pistone, Braedon Quinn, Abigail Rosas and Naomi Shinn.
Fifth grade: Daisy Carrillo, Chyianne Waters, Isabella Chesser, Bryant Collins, JyQuan Foster, Michael Ketchie, Thomas Ratliff and Payne Stolsworth.
Gina Loflin of Salisbury graduated from Union College during its 133rd commencement exercises.
Loflin earned a bachelor of science degree in human performance. The ceremony was held on May 5.
Salisbury Academy DARE graduates
Salisbury Academy is proud to celebrate the accomplishments of this year’s Class of 2012 D.A.R.E. graduates.
Graduates include Isabella Almazan, Annabel Barr, Sarah Clifton, Sam Combs, Brittney Ervin, Zach Johnson, Cheyenne Kober, Bunny Showfety, Ellen Simons and Jeremiah Whitaker.
Led by officer Ann Cooper of the Salisbury Police Department, the fifth-grade class took part in the D.A.R.E. program this quarter, gaining education about the warning signs and harmful effects of substance abuse and violence. Upon completing the program, students wrote an essay sharing how the D.A.R.E. program helped them grow in their knowledge to recognize and resist the pressures that lead to drug and alcohol use.
Sam Combs’s essay was chosen as the most outstanding, and he had the opportunity to share his essay with his classmates at graduation.
In addition to hearing motivating words from Cooper, Mayor Paul Woodson spoke and encouraged the students to make wise choices for their futures.