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South Rowan Academy celebrated Christmas with a little time in Whoville with the Grinch. Teachers Mandy Safrit and Nadine Owens arranged the skit. South Rowan Academy is a day care center in China Grove.
The following students have recently been named December Great Gators at Isenberg Elementary School:
Pre-kindergarten — Miracle Turner.
Kindergarten — McKenzie Arteaga, Diego Beltran, Curtis Blackwell, DeNiya Bruton, William Coleman-Jones, Sa’mya Jenkins, Jenny Landaverde and Gabriela Oliva Rodas.
First grade — Ashley Arteaga Aguilar, Willie Bruce, Valerie Escobar, Joshua Helm, Nathalie Lezama, Shemiah Price, Addison Trout and Henron Wonasue.
Second grade — Lauren Arnold, Jennifer Berrios, Zary’ll Fair, Toni-Lynn Ipock, Nhi Le, Alex Olivares, Talik Robinson and Zoey Rutherford.
Third grade — Amber Bostian, Jacob Casey, Brooklyn Mann, Maxwell Meaway and Sh’Tara Tyson.
Fourth grade — Jalan Alexander, I’yana Hernandez, Mya Langford, Alaina Lopez, Taniya Medlin and Yoeni Ortiz.
Fifth grade — Ella Coleman, Imani Jackson, Keara McCoy, Laron McCullough, Layla Mohammad and Tamya Ross.
Faith Elementary School November Good Citizens and Good Deed Doers:
Good Citizens — Ana Garcia Fernandez, Caitlin Williams, Jillyen Michael, Dustin Myers, Jayden Mabry, Griffin Byars, Lanie McPhearson, Natalie Allman, Trevor Vaughn, Dillon McDaniel, Bryson McClenney, Devin Coburn, Gavin Clement, Trevis Byrd, Emma Augustson, Jacob Poston, Kacie Overcash, Jeffrey Ritchie.
Good Deed Doers — Eli Hamilton, Brady Kierstead, Emily Safrit, McClaine Dietz, Madison Broome, Railey Joyner, Trinity Hatter, Riley Herge, Ethan Ghent, Aubrey Byrd, Chase Cranford, Gavin Byrd, Haley Smith, Chloe Holshouser, Austin Cook, Audrey Andrews, Lizzie Priddy, Dany Blackwell.
Millbridge Elementary School has named good citizens for December.
Kindergarten — Kali Dial, Rhyne Keller, Amy Johnson, Leonel Garcia, Ellie Mills, Aiden Paszli, Sophie Steedley, Brady Boyle.
First — Hada Tamayo, Taylor Vandine, Railyn Wright, Dylan Smith, Addison Beaver, Julia Keene, Arabelle Shulenburger, Jeramiah Byerley.
Second — Kyndal Sigmon, Jayden Smith, Avery Crowell, Brady Maillet, Lindsey Myers, Seth Karriker, Bryan Calderon, Blythe Elliott, Brett Morris.
Third — Hailey Stancil, Aquiles Bernal, Kyle Wood, Drew Masingo, Cayden Moore, Anna Grace Blackledge, Hayley Borst, Jake Desmet.
Fourth — Chase Martin, Zoie Miller, Logan Rivers, Kelcie Love, Megan Dailey, Carter Sheets, Olivia Vinson, Thomas Cline.
Fifth — Skyla Foster, Brandon Curry, Blayne Stewart, Julia Rockwell, German Mirafuentes, Emma Leazer, Aleksis Suarez, Leah Lannon.
CONCORD — Six students from Cannon School attended the Student Diversity Leadership Conference in National Harbor, Md, Dec. 5-7.
Hosted by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Student Diversity Leadership Conference is a multiracial, multicultural gathering of Upper School student leaders from around the country. Participants examine issues of social justice, develop effective cross-cultural communication skills, practice expression through the arts, and learn networking principles and strategies.
Now in its 12th year, the Student Diversity Leadership Conference encourages students to apply the leadership principles they develop within their own communities after the conference.
The students in attendance were junior Derek Gordon of Salisbury, junior Harrison Barone of Cornelius, sophomore Sydney Green of Davidson, junior Jordan Wallace of Charlotte, sophomore Maya Sturgies of Charlotte and junior Joelle Parkin of Charlotte.
CONCORD — On Dec. 11, Cannon students mobilized to give underprivileged children in the Concord and Lake Norman areas a holiday season to remember.
Cannon students ages 4 to 18 donated more than 930 new, unused gifts for needy children of their own ages and genders during the school’s annual Project Wrap-In community service project. Younger students, paired with older buddies, did all the wrapping in classrooms and gave the presents to five charitable organizations that provide underprivileged children with presents for the holidays.
Representatives from Ronald McDonald House, Salvation Army, Church of God Children’s Home, Cannon YMCA and Logan Day Care were present to receive the gifts during a festive all-school assembly, complete with performances by the school’s jazz band and dance troupes.
Project Wrap-In began five years ago as a small community service project envisioned by Bethany Corbin, a 2008 Cannon alumna, and has grown into an event that students look forward to every December.

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