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Education shoutouts

Salisbury – Whitney Taylor Brown, Katherine Rose Cassady, William Henry Douglas, Tyler Lee Downs, Kaitlyn Ann George, Mackenzie E Gokey, Kristen Michelle Harman, Abigail Spencer Lane, Alan Benjamin Lebowitz, Samuel Lowry Lewis, Cathryn N Lippard, Chelsea Ashtyn Lyerly, Joseph Armando Marquez, Paul Christopher McNeely, Wesley R McNeely, Cody Deshawn Murphy, William Michael Nollenberger, Katelyn Elizabeth Peterson, Douglas Joseph Petrea, Clayton Samuel Price, Symphony Nicole Roberson, Jon Donohoe Robertson, Erin Elizabeth Schnuit, Mohamed Irrfan Shakur, Levi Dalton Shehan, Leigh Mariah Smith, Austin Ryan Snider, Christopher Dillon Stewart, Ian David Swaim. Catherine Teressa Thriveni, Rebecca Elaine Waggoner, Jace Franklin Weddington, Joseph Emanual Wiggins, Kyle Andrew Wolfe, Peter Joseph Wright, Joshua Graham Young
Cleveland – Ashley Ann Durham, Jesse Michael Redmond, Kristy Lyn RoundsLandis – Jordan Taylor Kennerly, Skylar Jonathan Stamey
China Grove – Dallas Levi Goodnight, Courtney Jesilyn Barbee, Seth B Brown, April Dawn Lamb, Jonathan Allen Lefebvre, Mark Keenan Wooten, Taylor Graham Patterson, Emily N Peeler
Kannapolis – Robert Casey Raymond, Jaquelinne Murillo
Gold Hill – Richard A Cleveland, Kayla M Dennis
Woodleaf – Jacob Donald Watson
Rockwell – Ryne Lee Jordan
Mount Ulla – Carl Mack Kennedy
Other – Katherine Harris Hanson, Monique Chau Thi Nguyen
Kannapolis – Mark Anthony Sherrill, II
Rockwell – Benjamin Charles DeCelle
Good citizens for the month of May at Hurley Elementary School are:
Kidndergarten – Johnathon Hebb, Bryant Wicks, Logan Lemmons, Anaria Richardson, and Dayanara Cruz Santos.
First grade – Isabella Sharpless, Bralen Mitchell, Yadira Mora Torres, LaMario Partee, and Rhonasia Woodruff.
Second grade – Katelyn Duran, Stephany Hernandez Cuevas, Paige Stanley, Timothy Grooms
Third grade – Jaiden Colbert, Priscilla Navarro Perez, Nathan Zimmerman, Aimee Maly
Fourth grade – Charli Igus, Amber Morris, Nykeria Robinson, Riley Bost
Fifth grade – Kevin Krider, Evelyn Lambert, Samuel Wood, Daria Aldridge
Jonathan Bruno of Mooresville graduated from Emory & Henry College during its May 10 commencement ceremony.
Wofford College senior Kane Carter Sherrill, son of Scott and Judy Sherrill, was recognized on May 6 during Honors Day ceremonies when he received the James Edwin Proctor Award, the department award for finance. Sherrill majored in accounting and finance and received a bachelor of arts degree May 18.
As a four-year participant on Wofford’s football team, Sherrill has been recognized as Academic All-Conference in the Southern Conference for the past two years and on the Southern Conference Athletics Honor Roll for the past three years. He was one of five selected members of Wofford’s CFA Global Investment Research Challenge Team and a member of the student-run James Investment Fund. Sherrill will work in the audit area of KPMG this summer and then will pursue a master’s degree in accounting at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
More than 3,000 students received degrees from Clemson University May 9, including several local students. They are:
Erin Elizabeth Morton of China Grove, who graduated with a master’s degree in science historic preservation; Elise Nicole Griffin of Mooresville, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in science agricultural education; Robert Jordan Hall of Mooresville, who graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in science bioengineering; and David Hoyt Wafer of Salisbury, who graduated with a master’s degree in science mechanical engineering.
Rachel Patricia Jones of Salisbury, whose major is biological sciences, was named to Clemson University’s spring 2014 president’s list.
Clemson University has announced the names of local students who are on the dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester. To be named to the dean’s list, a student achieved a grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale.
Those students are: Morgan Elizabeth Tadlock of China Grove, who is majoring in marketing; Kristen Mae Carpenter of Mooresville, who is majoring in environmental engineering; Elise Nicole Griffin of Mooresville, who is majoring in agricultural education; Robert Jordan Hall of Mooresville, who is majoring in bioengineering; Bryce Dwayne Burns of Salisbury, who is majoring in agricultural mechanization and business; Benton T. Kribbs of Salisbury, who is majoring in general engineering undeclared
Jenna Bryan of Salisbury was among students honored recently with inclusion on Carson-Newman University’s dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester.
Students earning a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher while taking 12 or more credit hours are awarded the distinction of dean’s list honors.
Zach Ford, a history major from Landis, was named to the spring 2014 dean’s list at Southern Wesleyan University, earning a GPA of 3.5 or higher on all work attempted during the spring 2014 semester, with no grade for any single course below 3.0.
Simon Connelly of North Rowan and Elizabeth Martin of East Rowan received the Daughters of the American Revolution National Defense Committee ROTC Medal.
The medal is awarded to a graduating ROTC student who has demonstrated academic excellence, dependability, good character, adherence to military discipline, leadership and a fundamental and patriotic understanding of the importance of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps.
The following students were named citizens of the month at Landis Elementary School for the month of May.
Kindergarten – Jadon Mahr, Andre Cherry, Samuel Bolen and Mia Avila Guido
First grade – Andrew Swink, Devin Doby, Collin Schleyer, Ivan Rojas and Brayden Basinger
Second grade – Lexi Hall, Rebecca Hood, Brooklyn Douglas and Odilon Olvera
Third grade – Trae Rucker, Jake Ross, Giavannah Barrena and Kamryn Ketchie
Fourth grade – Nick Hall, Anthony Mata, Madison Morgan, Alejandro Garcia and A. J. Fenner
Fifth grade – Diana Araujo-Guatemala, Elizabeth Wyrick, Kylie Giddings and Jeffrey Watson
Surry Community College named Michael Ashton Fleming of Salisbury to the spring 2014 semester president’s list.
The president’s list recognizes full-time students who achieve academic excellence and maintain a 3.75 grade point average with no final grade lower than a “C.” Students on the president’s list also qualify for the dean’s list.
Kiersten Lockman of Kannapolis is one of 40 students who participated in the Honors Scholars program at William Woods University during the 2013-14 academic year.
The Honors Scholars program is a selective program that fosters the growth of students who are dedicated, imaginative and excited about learning. The program is a supportive community composed of students from all majors on campus. Approximately 20 students are accepted into the program each year.
To be eligible for the program, incoming freshmen must have a high ACT score and a high cumulative GPA, provide an essay demonstrating their writing ability and complete an interview with the scholarship committee. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher to remain in the program.
Simone Dixon, daughter of Mr. and Ms. Glenn Dixon, and Emily Gale, daughter of Joan Gale and Donald Gale, were named to the Furman University dean’s list for the 2014 spring semester. Furman’s dean’s list is composed of full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade-point average of 3.4 or higher on a 4.0 system.
Three hundred and seventy-two seniors were awarded Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees on May 17, during ceremonies marking Juniata College’s 136th Commencement. Among the graduates is Haldis Elizabeth Joan Andersen of Mooresville, daughter of Hope C. Andersen and Thomas C. Andersen.
She received a bachelor of science degree in geology with a secondary emphasis in biology. While at Juniata, she studied abroad in Dunedin, New Zealand, was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa and was president of Habitat for Humanity. Andersen is a 2010 graduate of Mooresville Senior High School.
Lake Norman Delta Waterfowl, the local chapter of the 103-year-old national Delta Waterfowl Foundation and the second largest chapter on the East Coast, announced the recipients of its 2014 Canvasback Academic Scholarships.
This year, two seniors graduating from West Rowan High School were each awarded a $500 scholarship to be applied toward their college education. The presentation was made May 23 at the West Rowan High School Senior Awards ceremony.
William Lytle and Kaelyn Cranford are this year’s awardees. Both Lytle and Cranford are strong students, with a plethora of extracurricular activities and an abiding interest in the outdoors.
Morgan Elementary School honor roll for the third quarter:
Second grade – Krisily Bulla, Joseph Burleyson, Jake Gobble, McCall Henderson, Drake Jones, Stella Koontz, Micah Nguyen, Matthew Petty, Matthew Rogers, Emma Schumacher, Anaston Trexler, Gage Trexler, Ryan Vanbencoten
Third grade – Kayla Aston, Kyrsten Kirkpatrick, Carmella Raiti, Danielle Steelman, Peyton Whicker
Fourth grade – Jace Cline, Kara Miller, Joanna Thompson, Callie Trexler, Dylan Valley
Fifth grade – Mattox Henderson, Liberty Koontz, Colby Patterson, Gracie Sprinkle, Edison White
The National Merit Scholarship Corp. announced approximately 2,500 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities. Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the finalists in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program who plan to attend their institution.
These awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship.
This year, 190 higher education institutions are underwriting Merit Scholarship awards through the National Merit Scholarship Program. Sponsor colleges and universities include 113 private and 77 public institutions located in 44 states and the District of Columbia.
Nicholas R. Greene of Salisbury received the National Merit University of South Carolina scholarship. The Salisbury High School student plans to pursue a career in business.
Charles M. Hicks III of Kannapolis received the National Merit University of Alabama scholarship. Hicks attends the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. He plans to study architectural engineering.
Aurora K. Taylor of Moorseville received the National Merit University of Chicago scholarship. Taylor attends Davidson Community School and plans to pursue a career in computer science.

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