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Salisbury Academy alumni graduate from local high schools

Twenty Salisbury Academy alumni graduated from area high school programs.
Salisbury Academy has more than 250 alumni who have graduated since the first graduating class of 1998.
“Every year, as our alumni complete their high school careers, it is wonderful to hear about their accomplishments and the challenging and exciting experiences ahead of them,” said Head of School Diane Fisher.
Eleanor Alcorn graduated from Salisbury High School and plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Among other awards, she received the city of Salisbury Mayor’s Award, North Carolina Award and was a junior marshal.
Lindsey Bearss graduated from Salisbury High School and plans to attend Appalachian State University. Among other awards, she received the Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship, city of Salisbury Mayor’s Award and Hornets Distinguished Service Award for community service.
Mackenzie Beaver graduated from Salisbury High School and plans to attend the University of South Carolina. Among other awards, she was a member of the National Honor Society, Jr. Civitan and Key Club.
Lucas Capito graduated from Salisbury High School and plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Among other awards, he was a member of the National Honor Society, an all-county soccer player and is a STEM Scholar with Distinction.
Alexandra Drye graduated from Salisbury High School and plans to attend Christopher Newport University, where she will play tennis and will be a part of the President’s Leadership Program. Among other awards, she was a junior marshal, a member of the National Honor Society and 2013 Rowan County Player of the Year in tennis.
Anna Flynn graduated from Salisbury High School and plans to attend Furman University. Among other awards, she received the Bell Tower Scholarship, city of Salisbury Mayor’s Award and First Presbyterian Church’s Discipleship 365 Scholarship.
Nathaniel Greene graduated from Salisbury High School and plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Among other awards, he is a PTSA Scholar, STEM Scholar and has earned his Eagle Scout rank from Troop 443.
Madeline Hoskins graduated from Salisbury High School and plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Among other awards, she received the U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award, First Presbyterian Church’s Discipleship 365 Scholarship and city of Salisbury Mayor’s Award.
John Latimer graduated from Gray Stone Day School and plans to attend Stanford University. Among other awards, he received the HOBY Presidential Award for volunteerism and served two years as the NCHSAA representative for District 6. Latimer was captain of Gray Stone’s men’s soccer and tennis teams.
Ian Lins graduated from Gray Stone Day School and plans to attend Pfeiffer University Honors College, where he will play soccer. Among other awards, he is a member of the Spanish National Honor Society and an Eagle Scout. He received the Presidential Scholarship.
Drew Pethel graduated from East Rowan High School and plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Among other awards, she received the Blanche and Hubert Ritchie Scholarship, East Rowan High School Future Business Leaders of America Scholarship and the Rowan-Salisbury Outstanding Career and Technical Student Scholarship.
Jon Mark Petty graduated from Salisbury High School and plans to attend North Carolina State University. He is a STEM Academy Graduate with Distinction, member of the National Honors Society and scholar athlete.
Taylor Rodenhuis graduated from Salisbury High School and plans to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point. Among other awards, he received the City of Salisbury Mayor’s Award, is an Eagle Scout with Troop 443 and is an All-American swimmer for the YMCA and US Swimming Scholastics.
Thacher Shields graduated from Gray Stone Day School and plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in the Computer Science Learning Community Program. Among other awards, he served as an acolyte at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. During his high school career, he interned with Integro Technologies in Salisbury and created a website for the Salisbury Dog Park.
Philip Simons graduated from Salisbury High School and plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Among other awards, he is a member of the National Honor Society, received the C.P. Cowan Eagle Scout Scholarship and was an all-conference and all-county player in 2013.
Olivia Smith graduated from Salisbury High School and plans to attend Furman University. Among other awards, she is a member of the National Honor Society and received the Bell Tower Scholarship and Furman Honors Award.
Ryan Uliana graduated from Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School and plans to attend the University of South Carolina. Among other awards, he received the Woodrow Scholars Award and Scholarship and will be a part of the Capstone Scholar Program at the University of South Carolina. He is a Presidential Scholar.
Samantha Washko graduated from Salisbury High School as valedictorian and plans to attend Duke University. Among other awards, she received the Civitan Clifford Peeler Humanitarian Scholarship, Alpha Delta Kappa Eunice Riggins Memorial Scholarship and was accepted to Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute.
Maria Weber graduated from Gray Stone Day School and plans to attend North Carolina State University. Among other awards, she received the Dr. Marshall K. Hill 4-H Scholarship, Robert N. Wood Collegiate 4-H Scholarship and is a National Merit Scholar finalist.
Samantha Wright graduated from Gray Stone Day School and plans to attend Appalachian State University. Among other awards, she has volunteered with the Horse Protection Society and came in third in the state for the 2014 Stop Rx Drug Abuse PSA contest.

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