GRAD South Rowan High School All County Scholars
•Nathan Samuel Cobb of Kannapolis, son of Malia and Jamie Cobb.
High school clubs/sports: YCI, National Honor Society, Interact Club, Show Choir, and Varsity Chorus.
Other extra-curricular activities, honors: Basketball, Leading worship at my church youth services, Hanging out with friends.
Advice to freshmen: Involve yourselves in clubs and be active in your school. High school is boring without your effort to be active in school activities and events.
Favorite high school memory: My favorite high school memory is during my sophomore year when my chorus sang at Wingate University for competition. Singing the beautiful piece of music “Set Me As A Seal” with the friends that I love gave me a joyful and peaceful feeling that cannot be described in words.
Proudest high school moment: My proudest high school moment is when I received the honor of making the North Carolina State Honors Chorus for the third time in my high school career, giving me the status of being the only high school student in the county who has made the choir for three years.
If I had $10 million, I would: First tithe to God what is rightfully his. After doing this, I would pray and seek God’s will for what to do with the rest of the money.
•Laura Beth Crawley of China Grove, daughter of Jim and Teresa Crawley.
High school clubs/sports: Student Council, Relay For Life, Swim Team, Show Choir, National Honors Society.
Other extra-curricular activities, honors: Varsity Chorus, Homecoming Court, DAR Good Citizen.
Advice to freshman: Cherish every minute you have with your friends. Be yourself and be courageous. Make sure you take chances and have fun.
Favorite high school memory: Being a Jester in the school’s Madrigal Dinner and telling corny jokes all night with one of my best friends.
Proudest high school moment: Going to a state competition with the Varsity Choir my sophomore year and returning with a superior on both pieces we presented.
If I had $10 million, I would: Travel the world and go to LOTS of concerts.
•Avery Jo Locklear of Landis, daughter of Rick and Charlene Locklear.
High school clubs/ sports: Basketball, volleyball, Raider Rowdies, SCA, National Honor Society.
Other extra-curricular activities, honors: Receiving a full basketball scholarship to UNC Pembroke, being named the Post Player of the Year 2 years consecutively, playing travel basketball all summer.
Advice to freshmen: Embrace diversity, promote inclusiveness, and promote positive change.
Favorite high school memory: Winning the SPC (W) basketball championship and being named SPC player of the year.
Proudest high school moment: Having a 4.0 unweighted GPA.
If I had $10 million, I would: Pay for Law school/graduate school, build a state of the art sports complex in Rowan County.
•Lauren Cheyenne Lyman of Kannapolis, daughter of Christopher Lyman and Susan Jackson.
High school clubs/sports: Junior Civitans (President) National Honors Society (President) Student Council Association (Class representative).
Other extra-curricular activities, honors: Volunteering for Operation Homeless and building houses for the homeless, working at Subway, volunteering at Main Street Mission.
Advice to freshman: Build strong relationships with your teachers and guidance counselors. No matter how hard they will be on you, they are always going to be there to help you. They will be your biggest cheerleaders and give you the push you need to succeed.
Favorite high school memory: Being in my AP English 4 class. I learned so much in this class and was surrounded by great friends and a great teacher. I really felt myself grow as a student and a person in this class.
Proudest high school moment: Being elected the president of the National Honors Society and getting to lead the induction ceremony.
If I had $10 million, I would: Start two charities. One would be to help build homeless shelters and houses for the homeless in my community. The other would be to help start gardens at local elementary and middle schools to help educate youth about agriculture.
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