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Education shoutouts

The following is a list of Star Students for Granite Quarry Elementary, September — good judgement:
Pre-kindergarten — Maliyah Trudeau.
Kindergarten — Jaylen Steele, Cy Misenheimer, Julianna Cabrera-Boehm, Arionna McKnight.
First grade — Bailey Riggs, Mason Hawke, Enijah Gibson, Nathan Wetmore.
Second grade — Isaac Cawley, Fiama Alfaro Stumbo, Kylee DeRouin, Kylie Creel.
Third grade — Tommy Wingler, Dominic Wallace, Icesis Nwafor, Keighley Cain.
Fourth grade — Jason Do, Reed Fugle, Monika Quintero.
Fifth grade — Hannah Larson, Thomas Miller, Bryson Graham, Krystianna Phan.
The following is a list of Star Students for Granite Quarry Elementary, October — self-discipline:
Pre-kindergarten — Joshua Cornelius.
Kindergarten — Anna Parks, Cole Harbinson, Bryce Harbinson, Lily Kluttz.
First grade — Trista Harward, Alondra Noyola-Mata, Alex Hedenskog, Jayceon Jones.
Second grade — Waylon Eudy, Logan Schappell, Alexandra Rangel, Cecelia Roman.
Third grade — Meredith Mozingo, Daniel Fabian-Gonzalez, Landyn Kesler, Morgan Padgett.
Fourth grade — Javarea Buggs, Brooke Riggs, Hannah Wingler.
Fifth grade — Ella Larson, Emily Green, Grace Kenyon, Julie Stubbs.
Hanford-Dole Elementary has recognized the following students as the October Good Citizens for the character trait of responsibility. Each student received a certificate and his/her picture on the Good Citizen bulletin board in the hall for the month.
Pre-kindergarten: Shyann Walker.
Kindergarten: Madison Miller, Kyle Rocco, Izayia Turner, Gracie Plyler, Leonardo Mercado, Josh Lay.
First grade: Paige Cavin, Brittney Mendoza, Addison Drane, Milia Hillard.
Second grade: Michael Stiller, Zaire Kelly, Tyler Kinney, Kevin Figueroa.
Third grade: Hunter Bass, Jade Euart, Lynnia Stockton, Trey Johnson.
Fourth grade: Alena Chang, Erik Perez-Rodriguez, Amber Dalleinne, Hugh Rice.
Fifth grade: Liberty Hill, Keith Corley, Tyshaun Pratt.
Catawba College’s Dr. Gary Freeze, professor of history, has been involved in several research projects during the past few months, with a focus on military history and local heritage.
This summer, Freeze served as consultant and facilitator for the production and presentation of an art film on the American Revolution in the North Carolina back country. The film, “Troublous Times,” written and directed by local armorer Luther Sowers, premiered to a packed house at the Rowan Public Library in September.
Freeze will premiere the next installment in his “Ramble Through Rowan History” series in October; this episode will be about the Civil War in Salisbury.
He has also begun planning for a symposium on North Carolina’s role in the War of 1812, which he will host in conjunction with the State Department of Archives and History next spring in Salisbury. In addition, he will complete his ‘multi-front efforts’ next spring with a presentation at UNC-Charlotte on “Pro-German Sentiment in North Carolina’s Lutheran Counties During World War One.”
CHINA GROVE — The Carson High School Marching Band won first place in marching, general effect, music, color guard and percussion for class AAA at the East Surry Marching Band Invitational on Oct. 12.
Carson competed against 11 other area marching bands.
The Marching Cougars received first place in class AAA and placed third overall for the day with a superior rating.
That evening, the band traveled to North Forsyth High School to compete against 13 other bands. The Cougars placed second in their class, received a superior rating and placed second overall.
The JCHS Marching Band’s theme this year is “Land of the Free,” which takes listeners on a journey of the history of America. The first movement is about independence and the New Frontier. The second movement salutes the fallen soldier, and the third movement is a celebration of America.
The Carson band was nominated by U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson to represent the state of North Carolina in the 2014 Memorial Day Parade in Washington D.C.
The parade will be televised nationally and will attract hundreds of thousands of spectators along the parade route. Students will have the opportunity to visit memorials and museums and will participate in a special wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown at Arlington National Cemetery.

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