Education shoutouts

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 25, 2013

Sydney Cox and Jacob Wilson are recipients of 2013 Oscar and Maude Sloop Scholarships from St. Enoch Lutheran Church, Kannapolis. The $500 scholarships are awarded to St. Enoch members who are entering their first year of post-secondary education.
Cox will be a freshmen in the nursing program at University of North Carolina at Pembroke, and Jacob Wilson will be entering Rowan-Cabarrus Community College to study diesel mechanics. Both are graduates of South Rowan High School.
Jonathan Hall, a senior at Greensboro College from Kannapolis, is one of 20 students there to be inducted this year into the college’s Lambda Xi chapter of Delta Mu Delta, the international business-administration honor society.
To be eligible for induction, undergraduates must have completed at least one-half of the work required for the degree with a cumulative average grade record of one quarter (0.25) of a step above a B, or better, and must be in the top 20 percent of their college class in cumulative average grades.
A full-time undergraduate student, who earns a semester average of 3.5 or better on 12 to 14 credit hours of course work for which grade points are earned; or 3.25 or better on 15 or more credit hours of course work for which grade points are earned shall be placed on the dean’s list for that semester.
Salisbury — Robert A Beaver, Jameson Hunter Blalock, Daman R. Bowman, Whitney Taylor Brown, Katherine Rose Cassady, Taylor Linn Downs; Michael Scott Dunn, perfect 4.0 average; Mackenzie E. Gokey, Courtney Michelle Hall; Rachel Helen Hopler, perfect 4.0 average; Hannah Elyse Koontz; Alan Benjamin Lebowitz, Samuel Lowry Lewis; Cathryn N. Lippard, perfect 4.0 average; Jade Raquel Lomax, Wesley R. McNeely, Monique Chau Thi Nguyen, Clayton Samuel Price, Stephanie M. Renn, Symphony Nicole Roberts, Jon Donohoe Robertson, Erin Elizabeth Schnuit; Mohamed Irrfan Shakur, perfect 4.0 average; Leigh Mariah Smith, Ian David Swaim, Michael Robert Swenson; Catherine Teressa Thriveni, perfect 4.0 average; Rebecca Elaine Waggoner, Jace Franklin Weddington, Joseph Emanual Wiggins, Joshua Graham Young.
Rockwell — Adam James Burke, Dylan Ross Horne; Chandler Ben Johnson, perfect 4.0 average; Blake Aaron Jordan, Ryne Lee Jordan, Bryson Newell McHone.
Gold Hill — Kayla M. Dennis.

Cleveland — Ashley Ann Durham, Kristy Lyn Rounds.
Raleigh — Antigone Evangelos Feredinos, Andrew Lawson Friedrich.
Kannapolis — Sarah Elizabeth Lackey, Dakota Blake Palacio, .
China Grove — Caleb Evans Lippard, Jarrett Scott Lowder, perfect 4.0 average; Mark Keenan Wooten.
Landis — Chase Michael Stamey; Skylar Jonathan Stamey, perfect 4.0 average.
Rowan students who listed other hometowns — Janet H. Nguyen, Charlotte; Sara Marley Sapp, Atlanta; Candis Alicia Shiflett, Concord; William Eduardo Sime, Durham.
The Catawba College Athletic Training Staff was named the South Atlantic Conference Athletic Training Staff of the Year for 2012-2013. This is the fourth time that this staff has won the award and the second year in a row that they were voted on to receive this honor. This designation is equivalent to the coach of the year award and speaks well of the dedication and diligence of the athletic training staff to provide outstanding health care service not only to the Catawba College athletes, but also in how this staff cares for the visiting teams and takes on responsibilities for SAC tournament assignments.
In addition to Bob Casmus, Catawba’s head athletic trainer, other athletic training staff members include Mike Eden, Brandon Auton, Leslie Dent and last year’s staff intern, Lauren Moore. Dr. Jim Hand serves as coordinator for Catawba’s Athletic Training program.
Joshua M. Schiemann of Salisbury, a sophomore at Virginia Tech, was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester.
To qualify for the dean’s list, students must attempt at least 12 credit hours graded on the A-F option and earn a 3.4 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) during the semester.
Two Salisbury Academy students earned state recognition in the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP).
Rising eighth-grade students Ivy Overcash and Drew Shelby earned recognition for their scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Overcash and Shelby are two of nine Salisbury Academy seventh-graders recognized this past school year for their exceptional scores on national grade-level achievement tests.
“We are grateful for programs, such as these provided through Duke TIP, that offer educational opportunities for students,” said Middle School Division Head Heather Coulter. “We are very proud of Ivy and Drew and all of our students for their dedication to academic achievement.”
Founded in 1980 through a grant from the Duke Endowment, the Duke TIP Program has become a leader in identifying academically talented students and providing programs to support the development of their optimal educational potential. Since 1980, more than 2 million students have benefited from one or more of Duke TIP’s unique services. The program begins recognizing students in the fourth, fifth and sixth grades that possess high academic ability. Students must score in the 95th percentile or higher on a grade-level standardized achievement test, aptitude test, mental-ability test, approved state criterion-referenced test or 125 or above on an IQ test.
Duke TIP’s Seventh Grade Talent Search candidates are invited to take the ACT college entrance exam or the SAT reasoning test, which provides greater insight into their abilities. Seventh grade students from Salisbury Academy who earned recognition along with Overcash and Shelby include Maria Capito, Lizzie Fisher, Alyssa Kennedy, Anna Louise Lewis, Garrett Shermer, Isabel Temple and Jacob Webb.
Dr. Sanford Silverburg, professor emeritus of political science at Catawba College, has been invited to present a paper he authored, “Pedagogy for a Globalized International Legal World,” at an international conference Oct. 1-3. The International Conference on Global Legal Education is being organized by Hebron University Legal Clinic and will take place on the campus of Hebron University, Hebron, West Bank, Palestine.
After the conference, papers that were presented will be published in a collective book or in a peer-reviewed law journal.
Silverburg, a specialist in international relations and international law, as well as the government and politics of the Middle East, served as a member of Catawba’s faculty between 1970 and 2011. He has published and lectured internationally, speaking to both academic and community groups, and has broad experience with government and military affairs.