Education shoutouts

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 17, 2013

Taylor Woods has been placed on the President’s List for the fall 2012 semester at Cottey College in Nevada, Mo.
She is the daughter of Michele Tolbert of Salisbury and Allen Woods of Charlotte.
Cottey College is an independent, liberal arts and sciences college for women which is owned and supported by the PEO Sisterhood, a philanthropic educational organization. It is the only nonsectarian college in the nation owned and supported by women for women.
Perry Michael Ferrell, a student at Hampden-Sydney College, was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester of the 2012-2013 academic year.
Perry is a graduate of Davie High School and is the son of Mickey and Karen Ferrell of Mocksville.
To earn this distinction, students must achieve at least a 3.3 semester grade point average out of a possible 4.0.
The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, honored Thor Lee Wright (a cadet), of Rockwell, with a Gold Star for academic excellence during the fall semester of the 2012-2013 academic year.
Gold Stars are awarded to students who achieve a 3.7 grade point average or higher. Gold Star recipients will be recognized during a military dress parade on Jan. 25. Gold Stars are worn on the collar of the cadet full dress and dress uniforms and the summer leave uniform.
Chowan University announces the president’s list honorees for fall 2012. President’s list winners are full-time students who have accomplished a grade point average of 3.8 or better for the semester. They include John Lohman of Salisbury.
The following local residents have been named to the president’s list at Clemson University for the fall 2012 semester:
Kristen Mae Carpenter and Robert Jordan Hall, both of Mooresville, and Garrison Nicole Stevens of Salisbury.
To be named to the president’s list, a student must achieve a 4.0 (all As) grade-point average.
Ruby McClamrock-Robinson of Salisbury has been named to Fort Hays State University’s dean’s honor roll for the fall 2012 semester.
The roll includes only full-time (12 credit hours or more) undergraduate students who have at least a 3.6 grade-point average for the semester. Both on-campus and FHSU Virtual College students are eligible.
Joshua Price of Salisbury earned the distinction of faculty honors for fall 2012 at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Undergraduate students earning a 4.0 academic average for the semester gain the distinction of faculty honors at Georgia Tech.
Maurice L. Adkins of Salisbury earned a master of arts degree in history at recent commencement exercises at East Tennessee State University.
Southeast Middle School Science Fair was held Jan 7-11. There were 51 projects submitted which involved 68 student participants.
Projects selected to represent SEMS in the Rowan-Salisbury Regional Science Fair are: Electricity Generating Water Wheel Craziness, by Thomas Perrell; Concentrate or Distract, by Julia Stockwell and Maren Shumaker; How Does Grooming Affect A Horse’s Heart Rate? by Kaitlyn Campbell; What’s the Scoop on Ph Soil Tests? by Sydney Taylor and Ally Wilhelm.
Projects receiving honorable mention were: Spray What? by Nicholas Moore; Fluorescents, by Tanner Hawkins, Jack Gardner; Paperwhite Process, by Lindsay Elmore, Bekah Lippard and Kayleah Scarborough; Chillin’ With My Seedlings, by Molly Yow and Victoria Amaro; Think Fast!! by Josh Lee; Walking the Distance! by Sollie Holeshouser; What are the Effects of CO2 on A Burning Candle? by Chloe Larios.
Student projects were judged by Catawba College science major student volunteers guided by Dr. Mark Sabo.
Rowan-Salisbury Schools Director of Transportation Judy Burris has recognized the following employees for exemplary service as bus drivers for January. 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 — Carrie Presnell, Hanford-Dole Elementary School (Bus 139)
East area — Tracie Rowell, Ethan Shive Elementary School (Bus 55)
West area — Lynn Bernhardt, Woodleaf Elementary School (Bus 33)
South area — Lanny Bost, South Rowan High School, Corriher-Lipe Middle School (Bus 48)
Salisbury area — Dixie Blackwell, Overton Elementary School, Knox Middle School (Bus 317)
Special needs — Susan Swing (Bus 88)
Substitute driver — Ray Sipe
Good Citizens
The following students were named Good Citizens during the month of December:
Kindergarten — Grayson Jordan, Millicent Ingersoll, Chania Henderson, Reagan Powell, Samyia Mills, Clayton Bumgarner
First grade — Grant Pruett, Emma Rae Cline, Mackenzie Phillips, Saye Edwards, Alexander Lucas, Ava Guslar
Second grade — Peyton Bruce, Shanasia Hallman, Mia Wielgus, Mason Quarles, Tanner Brown, Kennedy Summers
Third grade — Anderson Pruett, Kenia Medina-Andrade, Trey Bailey, Paige Barber
Fourth grade — Emily Wilhelm, John Allen Ferguson, Joshua Shelton, Miranda Miller
Fifth grade — Will Moseley, Diana Taylor, Christopher Mercado, Megan Nicolosi
Pre-Kindergarten — Jon Pendleton and Ellie Walters
Kindergarten — Mitchell Allen
First grade — Rachel Flynn and Gray Goodman
Second grade — Joy Josey and Gianna Patella
Third grade — Grace Blackwell
Fourth grade — Patrick Rattz
Fifth grade — Hannah Smith
Sixth grade — Mary Sobataka and Adrian Sandoval
Seventh grade — Lily Hain, Keegan Dillon
Eighth grade—William Clark

The following students made all A’s during the first quarter:
Fifth grade – Roshen Amin, Dominic Capito, Caitlin Hattaway, Jessica Jensen, Mitch Jeter, Marshall Overcash and Hank Robins.
Sixth grade – Annabel Barr, Sarah Clifton, Zach Johnson and Ellen Simons.
Seventh grade – Maria Capito, Lizzie Fisher, Anna Louise Lewis, and Ivy Overcash.
Eighth grade – Isabella Alvarez, Sharmi Amin, Juliana Anderson, Andreas Kalogeromitros and Jenny Kribbs.
The following students placed in the annual National Geographic Bee held at Sacred Heart Catholic School:
First place — Seventh-grader Alex Antosek
Second place — Fifth-grader Cameron Pierson i
Third place— Eighth-grader Joseph Harrison
Alex will complete a written exam to enter into the National Bee by Jan. 31. Additional classroom finalists included Al Orosco, Taylor Meyers, Gabby Gajus, Mary Sobataka, Katie Lane, Keegan Dillon and Adam Habeeb