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Education Shoutouts

North Rowan Good Citizens

The following  North Rowan Elementary School students were selected as good citizens for the months of August and September based on the character trait respect:

De’Quavion Carpenter, Mahogany Allen, Mara Williams, Autumn Conn, Kristiana Kroeze, Oscar Lara Martinez, Madison Brewer, Jamie Brown, Maria Valle, Avery Pruitt, Mia Hawkins, Eris Riley, Marissa Craig, Lee Herh, Ava Trapp, Willa Myers, Bryslynn Goodlett, Kii’Leigh Durette, Michael Geter Sean Funderburk, Detris King, A’Sharia Fowler, Kenneth Lezotte, Indiana Byington, Myriah Harris, Drew Boyle, Ximena Martinez, Pacheo, Logan Culp, Julianne Trqpp, Jaslene Love, Addison Connor, Tavon Lark, Crystal Cleveland, Torain Brown, Kimora Geter, Princess Granby, Teashia Ellis, Isaac Robinson, Ella Jones, Destiny Mendoza, McKenna Saylor, Alexis Luther, Cameron Olson, Donte McFall, Ian Henderson, Tennyson Kirk, Taylor Brown, Lucy Jones, Alaya Hawkins, Caleb Everett, Antae’jah Horton, Samuel Lisenby, Akira Jackson, Nayomi Pant, Natalie Olson, Danielle Smith, Alex Wise, MaKeiha Robinson, Omar Witherspoon, Abbey Beam, Ryleigh Parks, Kelly Martinez, Charlotte, Jones, Austin Dowell, Noah Phipps, Breadon Castor, Charity Rossman, Madison Taylor, McKenzie Mills, Brooks Shore, Yanely Jimenez Tirado, Azaria Elder, Olivia Patterson, Aleese Daniels, Olivia Beecham, Asa Riley, Gabriel Welch, Rylan Furr, Abby Kranjnyak, Kaylee Connor, Elinor Hinson, Bruce McDaniel, Lizbeth Camacho Salinas, Shayra Dok, Aniyah Wise, Brianna King, London Patterson, Tyree Brown, Marionna Morrow, Stella Sophia.


Hanford-Dole September Good Citizens

Hanford-Dole Elementary School has recognized the following students as the September Good Citizens for the character trait of respect. Each student received a personalized certificate and had his/her picture on the Good Citizen bulletin board for the month.

Prekindergarten:  Karter Conkel

Kindergarten:  Vanity Krider,  Christian Bombo,  Jason Myers,  Hailey Zanudo,  Osmar Nava
First Grade:  Gazyairius Torrence,  Daniela Salas,  Brian Mejia,  Ra’jon Howell,  Destiny Hart
Second Grade:  Abby Owens,  Alan Goodman,  James Corum,  Adam Walls
Third Grade:  William Klingler,  Chloe Bradley,  Mariana Zapata,  Justin Chang
Fourth Grade:  Zaire Kelly,  Alina Herrick,  Lanie Davidson,  Nycerion Patterson
Fifth Grade:  Aurmoney Archie,  Bryson Crisco,  Aubrey Barron
Sacred Heart contest winner
The Bonnie Plants Cabbage Growing contest winner is Ruby Claire Walser, who spent her whole summer carefully growing and taking care of her special cabbage plant. Her winning entry has been submitted from the school to the N.C .Bonnie Plants Cabbage Contest. Each spring, Bonnie Plants distributes small cabbage plants to third-grade classrooms.  Students are to follow their growing instructions and learn the proper steps of caring for and harvesting their cabbage. Once their cabbage is full grown, students weigh it, take a picture and submit to their teacher. Betsy Knauf, third-grade teacher, chose Ruby Claire’s cabbage. Now Ruby Claire is entered into the Bonnie Plants random drawing for a $1,000 scholarship and statewide recognition.
Sacred Heart September Good Citizens
Sacred Heart Catholic School Good Citizens for September:
Pre-K:  Lena Coyle and Jacky Jaramillo
Kindergarten: Bennett Brinkley and Kendra Velazquez
First Grade: Peyton Conover and A. J. Jarrell
Second Grade: Emory Coyle and Elly Dishman
Third Grade: Delaney Fisher
Fourth Grade: Lily Boldt
Fifth Grade: Drew Hansen
Sixth Grade: Jake Denhard
Seventh Grade:  Theresa Holland
Eighth Grade: John Harrison
Granite Quarry Good Citizens
The Granite Quarry Elementary School Good Citizens for good judgement are:
Kindergarten: Lucia Bettoli, Luke Ketchi, Riley Kunonga, Kenly Meador
First: Saniya Sanders, Diana Delgado-Albarran, Daniel Wiles, Sophia Reddon
Second: Madison Gooch, Kaitlyn Tate, Kimberly Troublefield, Lacey Maestro, Miranda Carron
Third: Lilly Dangerfield, Hayden Martin, Troy Bennett, Blake Sterling
Fourth: Addison Dunkin, Natalie Hendron, Corey Leach, Makayla Williams
Fifth: Ashley Carr, Taylor Conte, Teague Johnson
Cleveland September Citizens of the Month
The following Cleveland Elementary School students have had excellent behavior as well as outstanding work ethic, homework and attendance at school.
Kindergarten: Westin McEwen, Zachary Mullis, Isabella Bruce, Victoria Smith, Zi’hyon Woods, Addisyn Strommer
1st Grade: Carolina Smith, Oscar Garcia Salazar, John Kidwell, Cole Ludwick, Lucy Moore, Maleah Allison
2nd Grade: Morghan Prince, Katie Cline, Dallas Lynch, Laney Moore, Regan Eggers, Eric Flouton
3rd Grade: Hunter Bean, Lark Staley, Lyndsey Hall, Scarlett Kennedy, Alexander Tavira, Brandon Tavira
4th Grade: Anthony Beltram Rodriquez, Diana Covarrubias, Katelyn Lee, William Givens
5th Grade: Rex Earnhardt, Claire Hodge, Peyton Bruce, Paxton Greene

Enochville Elementary  September Wise Owls

The following Enochville Elementary School students have consistently exhibited good citizenship, good manners and exceptional behavior:

Kindergarten: Raina Allman, Landon Berry, Lexi Parks, Will Stubblefield, Emma White, Gavin Williams

First grade: Hunter Allen, Brendan Barkley, Debbie Beaver ,Teagan Carrick, Tyler Pincay, Sawyer Sherrill

Second grade: Connor Fowler, Drae Hooks, Will Kelly, Ashly Rangel, Chiara Salmanca, Madison Tennent

Third grade: Oscar Benitez, Evelin Bermudez, Sierra Earnhardt, Gabriel Eudy, Savannah Fowler, Evan Miller, Brooks Overcash, Andrea Pennington

Fourth grade: Luciana DePaulo, Alex Furr, Dillon Goodnight, Isabel Juarez, Faith O’Neill, Connor Rayfield

Fifth grade: Kaden Burleson, Eden Childers, Trinity Todd, Dawson Walsh

Four from Cannon School named as Commended Students in National Merit Scholarship program

Four students from Cannon School were named as Commended Students in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. Commended students are recognized for the exceptional academic promise demonstrated by their outstanding performance on the qualifying test used for program entry.

Austin Coale of Concord, Logan Ferland of Mint Hill, Thomas Samuel Oddo of Huntersville, and Aspen Stevanovski of Concord were all named as Commended Students. Commended students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 competition by taking the 2014 PSAT/NMSQT.

Catawba Professor Receives Fellowship Award to Attend Conference
Dr. Tanjian Liang, an assistant professor of Sport and Health Science at Catawba College, is one of eight recipients of an International Alliance for Invitational Education Fellowship Award. This award will allow Liang, who joined the college at the beginning of the 2015-16 academic year, free registration to attend the IAIE World Conference in New York Oct. 21-24. The award also provides its recipients a free student membership to the organization.Liang earned his bachelor of education degree from East China Normal University. He holds his master of arts degree from the University of Findlay and his doctorate from the University of Northern Colorado.For more details about this year’s IAIE conference, visit the organization’s website at www.invitationaleducation.net.


Salisbury native appointed interim chief officer for Danville Public Schools 

Melissa Newton, a 1984 graduate of West Rowan High, was appointed interim chief officer for Danville Public Schools in Virginia on Sept. 17.

Newton has previously served as assistant principal and principal of Park Avenue Elementary School. She is also the director of school improvement, research and accountability.

Newton is a 1988 graduate of Hampton University and received her master’s from Longwood University in Virginia with further study at the University of Virginia. She is currently completing work toward a doctorate at Virginia State University.


Catawba professor appointed to editorial review board of Scholarly Journal

Dr. James Slate, associate professor of economics at Catawba College, has been appointed to the editorial review board of the Business Education Innovation Journal.

Slate, who joined the Catawba College faculty in January of 2002, earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va., and his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.


Local Educators Attend NCCAT

Several area educators attended programs held at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a recognized national leader in professional development programming for the state’s teachers.
Participating educators from Rowan-Salisbury schools included Sandra C. Bevels of Bostian Elementary School; Teri L. Mills of China Grove Middle School; Ashlee B. Stillings of Jesse C. Carson High School; Anita C. Curry of Knox Middle School; and Spring Roseman of Carroll T. Overton Elementary School.
Participating educators from Kannapolis City Schools were Emily Gregg and Lyndsey A. Pelusi of Fred L. Wilson Elementary School. Pelusi was named the NCCAT 2014–2015 Richard A. Schwartz Honored Educator Scholar. This scholarship was established in honor of Richard A. Schwartz who devotes his life to helping school systems as a nationally renowned attorney and advocate for the North Carolina public education community. NCCAT’s Honored Educator Scholarship Program gives tribute to outstanding individuals and educators by providing scholarship funds in their names.For more information about NCCAT visit www.nccat.org or call 828-293-5202. 



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