Kenneth Miller of Spencer and Sarah Parkinson of Salisbury were named to the Louisburg College honors list for spring 2014.
To be named to the honors list, a student must have completed at least 12 or more hours of college credit in a given semester and have a semester grade point average between 3.0 and 3.49.
Washington and Lee student Alee Johnson of Salisbury earned dean’s list status for the recently ended winter term 2014. Dean’s list status at Washington and Lee represents a term grade-point average of at least 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.
Local students graduated from Clemson University on May 9.
They are: Erin Elizabeth Morton of China Grove, who graduated with a master of science degree in historic preservation; Elise Nicole Griffin of Mooresville, who graduated with a bachelor of science degree in agricultural education; Robert Jordan Hall of Mooresville, who graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor of science in bioengineering; and David Hoyt Wafer of Salisbury, who graduated with a master of science in mechanical engineering.
Sonya Helms of Kannapolis graduated with an adult gerontology degree from the McAuley School of Nursing at University of Detroit Mercy’s commencement ceremony, held on May 9 and 10 in Calihan Hall on the McNichols Campus.
Kirstie Corriher was inducted into the National Society of Leadership and Success at N.C. State University on April 23.
The society is an organization that helps people discover and achieve their goals. The society offers life-changing lectures from the nation’s leading presenters and a community where like-minded, success-oriented individuals come together and help one another succeed. The society also serves as a powerful force of good in the greater community by encouraging and organizing action to better the world.
The 2014 Morgan R. Gray Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $775 was awarded to Summer M. Grubbs, a 2010 graduate of the homeschool Life Changers Training Institute. The scholarship for Rowan County students who were homeschooled has awarded $7,125 since 2005. Among Summer’s accomplishments and activities: she gave back to the community through service at Rowan Helping Ministries, Pregnancy Support Center’s Walk for Life fundraiser, and many other volunteer activities. Summer’s parents are Carrie and Rick Grubbs of Salisbury. Summer will be in the nursing program at Rowan Cabarrus Community College.
The Salisbury High School Parent-Teacher-Student Association held its 55th annual Honor Awards Assembly May 1.
More than 350 students were recognized for academic excellence, including 50 seniors who were recognized as Parent-Teacher-Student Association Scholars.
Susannah Dixon, Madeline Labovitz, Erin Roy, Lauren Roy and Samantha Washko were awarded Rowan County/Salisbury High School Parent-Teacher-Student Association Scholarships at $500 each.
Joseph Donohoe received the Salisbury Endowment Scholarship at $500, and Charlotte Kaufmann and Wakil Harrison received Parent-Teacher-Student Association scholarships at $800 each. Kate Grant received a $1,000 APPLE Fund Scholarship, and Philip Simons won the $1,000 N. Windsor Eagle Scholarship.
The criteria for being named a Parent-Teacher-Student Association Scholar and or scholarship winner is stringent. The judging panel was impressed with the quality of the students.
Elizabeth Ann Fowler, of Granite Quarry, has been awarded the Griffith-Quattlebaum Honor Scholarship at Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C. Known as Libby, the daughter of Eddie and Beth Fowler will receive the four-year award covering room, board, tuition and fees, valued in excess of $180,000. The Griffith-Quattlebaum Honor Scholarship is awarded after multiple interviews and is based on high scholarship, commitment to service, and the student’s potential for future achievement. She will also be a part of the Presidential Fellows Program at Presbyterian College.
A student at Gray Stone Day School in Misenheimer, Fowler is involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Young Republicans, National Honor Society, music club and the dream team. She is also on the varsity tennis, track and soccer teams, and is an honors athlete. Her hobbies include reading, spending time with friends and singing with her church at nursing homes.
The Society of Chemical Industry announced that Cameron H. Feriante, who currently attends Georgia Southern University, has been selected as a Society of Chemical Industry Scholar for 2014. The prestigious program, administered for Society of Chemical Industry by the American Chemical Society, recognizes exceptional college sophomores and juniors majoring in chemistry or chemical engineering. In addition to a $1,000 award, winners receive a highly coveted 10-week summer internship at a major U.S. chemical company. Feriante will complete his internship at Milliken & Co.
He graduated from East Rowan High School.
Brittany Marie Taylor, daughter of Glenn and Kim Taylor of Salisbury, graduated May 9 from the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University.
A 2007 graduate of Salisbury High School and a 2011 graduate of Campbell University, Brittany plans to attend the University of Buckingham in the United Kingdom to pursue her master of laws in International Commercial Law.
Jacob Michael Pless, Rowan County Farm Bureau member, has been chosen as a recipient of N.C. Farm Bureau’s R. Flake Shaw Scholarship, the organization’s top academic award.
Pless, who grew up on a family farm and will be a 2014 graduate of Jesse C. Carson High School, will study at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.
The R. Flake Shaw Scholarship Program has awarded more than $3 million in scholarship money to agriculture students since it was founded in 1967. It provides renewable scholarships of $3,750 per year to six new four-year or university students each year, and renewable scholarships of $1,000 per year to two new community-college students each year.
Communities In Schools Dazzling Emeralds Dance Team competed in Starpower Talent Dance Competition May 4 at the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center in Concord. The team placed first in the baton division, receiving an adjudication of four and a half stars and was the fifth place overall high score routine for small group.
Faith Elementary School announces its good citizens for the month of April.
Bryson Honeycutt, Haylie Faggart, Reese Lura, Delila Fields, Mason Riley, Callie Evans, Evie White, Harrison Chandler, Chase Beason, Alex Gardner, Zachary Young, Felicia Goodman, Gavin Drye, Kelsey Brown
Faith Elementary School announces its good deed doers for the month of April.
Sammy Moose, Luke Johnson, Eli Whitley, David Price, Kailey Dunn, Austin Johnson, Matthew Saxon, Opal Gainey, Hayley Lash, Bailee Nester, Alexis Goodman, Dylan Driver, Wesly Cooper, Aubrey Pickler
CONCORD – Cannon School students participated in the N.C. State Envirothon Competition at the end of April in Burlington.
Fifth-grader Chloe Winchester of Davidson, daughter of Jackie and Russell Winchester, won first place in the Envirothon poster contest at the county, regional and state levels. Also earning honors at the state level were freshman Mimi Wahid of Salisbury, daughter of Joan St. John and Roc Wahid, who earned a competition high score on the Forestry Test, and fifth-grader Joey Carol of Cornelius, son of Andrea and Mark Carol, who won the T-shirt design competition.
In addition to the individual honors received, Cannon was successful in the team competitions. The Upper School team of Soumya Avva, Callie Hnilica, Lindsey Turbyfill, Camille Harley and Mimi Wahid, who qualified for the state competition by earning third at regionals, placed seventh out of 43 teams. And the Middle School team of Joey Carol, Megan Hnilica, Hannah Shiffert, Chloe Winchester and Grace Winchester, who qualified for the state competition by placing seventh at regionals, placed 21st out of 49 teams.
Catawba College’s Student N.C. Association of Educators went on a shopping spree in an effort to provide students in need with school supplies.
Students Anne Brafford and Alex Hulsey shopped for supplies using funds raised from the organization’s Sprint for Supplies 5K.
About 75 school supplies were collected at the race and another 350 items were purchased and delivered to Communities in Schools.
Some items will also be donated to Corriher Lipe Middle School and Enochville Elementary. Brafford completed her student teaching at Enochville Elementary and both Enochville and Corriher Lipe were supporters of the 5K event.
Brafford coaches track at Corriher Lipe Middle School and drylands at South Rowan High School. She wrote the grant that made this project possible. Brafford graduated Saturday with a degree in elementary education.
Hulsey is a rising junior from San Diego, Calif., and is majoring in special education. She also plays center midfield for the Catawba College women’s soccer team. Both are Student North Carolina Association of Education members.