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Education shoutouts

The Good Citizens for January for Hurley Elementary School include:
Kindergarten — Ivy King, Margarita Caballero Lopez, Jaden Wilson, Josiah Johnson-Freeman and Bishop Jones.
First grade — Gabriel Jerome, Sawyer Burton, Hailey Welch, Jeremiah Davidson and Davion Williams.
Second grade — Samantha Salas, Kara Roberson, Brenda Alva Gonzalez and Nicole Carrillo Camacho.
Third grade — Tamia Butler, Sherry Dange, Tanner Poole and Anna Chapin.
Fourth grade — Isiah Tenor, Brayan Avilez-Hernandez, Charlie Young and Justin Camacho Hernandez.
Fifth grade — Jillian Burleyson, Jackson Murphy, Ellen Yang and Daniel Sloop.
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 — Laurie Wilson, North Rowan High School, North Rowan Middle School (Bus 101).
East area — Jan Bergeron, Granite Quarry Elementary School (Bus 91).
West area — Kelly Teter, Millbridge Elementary School (Bus 27).
South area — Judy Lomax, Corriher-Lipe Middle School (Bus 104).
Salisbury area — Mamie Osborne, Koontz Elementary School, Southeast Middle School (Bus 299).
Special needs — Bettie King (Bus 94).
Substitute driver — Billy Brown (unitwide).
Below is a list of the Star Students for Granite Quarry for January.
Pre-kindergarten — Luna Nunez-Velzquez.
Kindergarten — Lacey Mastro, Alexia Brown, Aaron Slaydon, Kimberly Troublefield.
First grade — Kierstin Eagle, Kynli Isenhour, Rodney Tillman Jr., Chloe Grady.
Second grade — Max Mitchell, Asha Wilson, Deshaun Kluttz, Braeden Allum.
Third grade — Brian Teodorovici, Jennifer Pleitez, Anna Hedenskog, Jordan Williams.
Fourth grade — Kyle Moose, Stephanie Varbanov, Diego Albarran.
Fifth grade — Alexis Miller, Orlando Lazo, Ella Hedenskog, Drew Roane.
The following Virginia Military Institute cadets are among the 703 cadets who were recently named to the dean’s list for the first semester of academic year 2013-14. To be eligible for the dean’s list, a cadet must have a term grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and no grade below C.
Kannapolis — Daniel Z. Robinson, a sophomore majoring in international studies. His parent is Monica R. Robinson.
Mooresville — Jonathan A. Wagner, a freshman majoring in electrical and computer engineering. Wagner’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. David T. Wagner.
A total of 226 students have been named to the dean’s list for the 2013 fall semester at Catawba College, according to Dr. J. Michael Bitzer, provost of the college.
Students named to the dean’s list have achieved a 3.5 grade point average in 15 or more semester hours.
China Grove — Jennifer Marie Brown, Brandy Marie Burgess, Linda F. Castillo-Murillo, Thomas Cecil Nunn, Julio Cesar Zubillaga.
Faith — Kristy Lynn Cowden.
Gold Hill — Alan Jacob Rawson.
Granite Quarry — Stephanie Michele Feriante.
Kannapolis — Kimberly Nicole Fesperman, Chrisann Ray Fowler, Marcus David Fowler, Fernando Guerrero Nava, Cayli Nicole Mena, Ethan Connor Pethel, Madison Taylor Sides.
Landis — Patrick Neal Karriker, Nathan C. Lambert, Taylor Brooke Lee.
Mocksville — Christopher Michael Driver, Kristin Leigh Ferebee, Deborah Ann Goldner, Joshua Adam Goodman, Destiny N. Pearcy, Amy Stevens Rose, Katherine Marie Sims, Paige Nicole Smart.
Mooresville — Jessica Lynn Harvatin, Kourtney Nikole Jones, Michael Lane Lyerly, Ian Patrick Orr, Dalton Thomas Pierce, Laurel Boykin Powell, Franklin L. Wagner, Rick Lee Wilson.
Mount Ulla — Taylor Elizabeth Parker.
Rockwell — Maria Esther Benitez, Dalton Lynn Bost, Jason F. Cauble, Caroline Rose Linker, Andrew Teague McCollister.
Salisbury — Brooke Robyn Baumgarten. Thomas Zachary Benton, Julie Ann Bruce, Martha Mallary Clay, Rhonda Jarvis Elder, Eric Vincent Ellis, Lauren Elizabeth Gaskill, Latavia Denise Gray, Marco Shane Gupton, Bradley Shane Hamrick, Kathryn Suzanne Heidt, William Brandon Helms, Courtney Elizabeth Hill, Kenneth Neal Hipp, Gary Lynn Horne, Michael Wayne Jones, Dominique Adele Karriker, Jacqueslyne Lauraine Kelly, Lauren Madison Kennedy, Kristen Nicole Kimmer, Alyssa Pullium Lowe, Justin D. Ludwick, Maryann Wahl Martinez, Christine Knapp Mowery, Kenneth Daniel Mowery, Kendra K. Oliver, Joseph Edward Patterson, Jennifer Renee Pettigrew, Mary Randi Podgorak-Lagro, Karen Anne Reynolds, Emilie W. Scharf, Sara Kay Sellers, Sydney Leigh Smith, Matthew Ryan Sparks, Virginia Wingfield Thompson, Alan Todd Trexler, Frank Villa Hernandez, Raymond Harry Vodochodsky, Brittany Rae Wescott, Carla Ashley Wilson, Seng Yang.
Spencer — Joel Porter Baker, Joseph Chace Jensen.
Anthony Ray Bowles of China Grove was among the 346 students to receive diplomas during Averett University’s Dec. 14 commencement.
Bowles graduated with a bachelor of science degree in sociology/criminal justice.

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