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Education shoutouts

Sharonview Federal Credit Union awarded Sharonview Cares Annual Scholarship funds in the amount of $2,500 to Alena Magańa of Salisbury, who is currently attending Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.
Scholarship winners were chosen from over 200 applicants planning to attend an accredited college or university in Fall 2014 or Spring 2015, and the selection criteria was based on academic achievement, community involvement and an original essay.
Ashley Lowe and Brendan Smith of Franklin Presbyterian Church have recently been awarded $1,500 each for the 2014-15 school year by the Malissa Fielder Mowery Scholarship Fund. They were active not only in school activities, but also in church service and community outreach.
Lowe, a 2012 graduate of East Rowan High, will begin her third year at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, continuing in the registered nurse and medical office programs. She was a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and president’s and dean’s lists.
Smith, a 2013 graduate of North Rowan High, will seek a major in engineering at North Carolina State University. Smith is a member of the National Honor Society and ranked second in her graduating class. She served as a junior marshal last year and as a drummer in the jazz and pep bands.
Lowe is the daughter of Andy Lowe and granddaughter of Grace Lowe; Smith is the daughter of Rusty and Kelly Smith and granddaughter of Toby and Kay Morgan.
The National Society of High School Scholars announced Salisbury High School student Tarik Jermaine Woods from Salisbury has been selected to become a member of the organization.
The Society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment.
Carson High School teacher David F. Hord III and West Rowan Middle teacher Angie Strode were two of 12 educators selected from across North Carolina to travel to Belize, Central America, July 22-30.
Along with two educators from Belize, participants learned about the surprising similarities between the ecologies of the tropics and North Carolina.
During this 26th annual trip, they studied birds, butterflies and other animals unique to the tropics, and had the opportunity to explore a rain forest, Mayan ruins and a coral reef.

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