Education Shoutouts

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 19, 2015

Isenberg Elementary A Honor Roll

The following Isenberg Elementary School students were recently recognized as being included on the A Honor Roll:
Second grade: Christopher Foley, Zion Gillespie, Drew Jones, Hannah Le, Mark Le, Jhya Lloyd, Caleb Luna
Third grade: Tony Allison, Robert Coleman, Ngoc Duong, Valerie Escobar, William Farmer, Nathalie Lezama, Bralen Mitchell, Khari Short, Isabella Smithman
Fourth grade: Lauren Arnold, Andrew Burton, Kailena Fruchtman, Kevin Fuentes Berrios, Christopher Le, Lam Le, Nhi Le, Katherine Peeler
Fifth grade: Adamma Anukwuem, Julian Beltran Bamaca, Michelle Cartwright, Alexander Diaz, Geoffrey Hutchens, Helen Moscoso Sarceno, Jasmine Ramsey, Natavia Reid, Jared Richardson, Neveah Robinson, Hannah Schmeltzer


Shive Elementary All A Honor Roll

The following Shive Elementary School students made the A Honor Roll for the first quarter:

Second grade: Landon Earnhardt, Jayden Ireland, Emily Johnson, Stone Leazer, Aubrie Meadows, Alana Herring, Noah Johnson, Lauren Campbell, Eric Gillis, Jaden Hurst, Kadence Lambert, Bella Weiss, Jacee Eudy, Aidan Brown

Third grade: Emery Basinger, Maddie Maultsby, Shianne Beaver, Linkin Cain, Mason Coley, Bayley Kruger, Maddox Moore, Perla Pineda-Angulo, Nellie Smith, Bryan Thompson

Fourth grade: Kayley Null, Braden Shive, Camrie Sifford, Austin McGuire, Lukas Troutman, Celia Sifford, Cora Voyles

Fifth grade: Joseph Boehm, Lana Carter, Hailey Madray, Kate Edmunds, Drue Gillis


Faith Elementary honor roll

The following Faith Elementary School students made the A honor roll:

Third grade: Thurman Floyd, Luis Gonzales, Trista Harward, Gavin Hopkins, Alayna Isbanioly, Ethan Sanders, Gwendolyn Thompson, Adian Wyrick

Fourth grade: Natalie Allman, Cora Atwell, Peyton Connolly, Nathan Hayworth, Chloe Hinkle, Shelby McDaniel, Delaney Nance, Abbie Thomas

Fifth grade: Gavin Byrd, Devin Coburn, Bailee Nester, Savannah Odom, Calen Schell, Lillian Yousey


Granite Quarry good citizens

Good citizens for Granite Quarry Elementary School in November (respect) are:

Kindergarten: Jack Morris, Shawn Dexter, Emily Upright, Arianna Hosch

First grade: Sedrick Wallace, Kelsey Elton, Aiden Coates, Donald Bruton

Second grade: Ava Corl, Brian Bello Moreno, Caleb Myers, Kolton Barger, Luana Alfaro Stumbo

Third grade: Victoria Julian, Enijah Gibsons, Sierra Wetter, Daisy Berry

Fourth grade: Alayna Grahm, Joseph Burleyson, Zayloria Graham, Cindy Peterson

Fifth grade: Jade Euart, Leila Martin, Samuel Medina


Rockwell Elementary honor roll

The following Rockwell Elementary School students made the A Honor Roll for the first quarter:

Ashley Boyd, Bethany Brady, Liligrace Brown, Ashton Brown, Casen Cape, Addison Carman, Harley Cauble, William Chesney, Logan Clawson, McKenna Coble, Emma Cornelison, Ethan Darnell, Alayna Day, Natalie Day, Greyson Eller, Anasty Faavesi, Kelsey Goodman, Anthony Goodman, Halei Hamby, Jonathan Hoesman, Jenna Isenhour, Tatum James, Abigail Jarem, Charlotte Jones, Jaylen Jones, Shelby Kepley, Owen Kesler, Rylee Klinger, Jathan Koehne, Logan Leon, Avery Martin, Madison Martin, Ava McGinnis, Kori Miller, Kyleigh Miller, Sydney Mobley, Cameron Ostle, Caitlyn Perdue, Camryn Perkins, Mason Phelps, Addyson Phillips, Graci Pickler, Brady Poplin, Emilee Potts, Marshall Puckett, Isabella Ramsey, Madalyn Roberts, Gage Rozzel, Liberty Schroeder, Grant Shafer, Jaden Sprinkle, Isabelle Steedley, Aiden Steedley, Hayden Stiller, Andrew Thompson, Isabella Turner, Summer Waller, Nolan Warden, Hailey Worley


Hanford-Dole AAA Club

Hanford-Dole Elementary School students have been recognized for being on the school AAA Club for first quarter. Students must have grades either all A’s and B’s (for grades 3-5)  or all 4’s and 3’s (for K-2), have no absences and have no office referrals for the quarter.

Hannia Aquilar,  Christian Bambo,  Charlize Clark,  Makayla Connor,  Stacy Cueves Ameca,  Alina Herrick,  Sadie Lapuz,  Kaleb McCubbin,  Kalel Murillo,  Kimberly Ochoa,  Kevin Ochoa Mejia,  Josiah Patterson,  DeMarcus Reese,  Keshaun Riley,  Myah Sifford,  Ja’mih Tucker,  Caleb Zabicki, Carmen Hart


North Rowan Dazzling Emeralds named best overall

This year the North Rowan High School Dazzling Emeralds Dance Team was named the best overall majorettes in Greensboro at the Southeast High Stepping Marching Band competition and was also named best overall in state in the State Championship for Southeast High Stepping Marching Band competition. They also placed first in Class 1A Majorette.
The Dazzling Emeralds have excelled in many competitions over the past three years. These young ladies work very hard all summer and school year to master the art of baton twirling and majorette. With all of the rigorous practices and competitions these ladies are excelling in their honors and AP classes making the honor roll and being nominated for the North Rowan Honor Society. Being a Dazzling Emerald dance team member requires academic success as well as performance perfection!
Catawba professor presents at Leadership Development Conference
Frank Farina, an associate professor of accounting and director of the Institute of Business & Accounting at Catawba College, recently presented at the N.C. Phi Beta Lambda Fall Leadership Development Conference in Greensboro. His presentation titled “Ethics in Today’s Business Environment” drew 30 conference attendees.


Rowan-Cabarrus CIO recognized by the Center for Digital Education

Thirty education and technology leaders across the country were awarded the Center for Digital Education’s Top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers Award.

Among the winners was Ken Ingle, chief information officer in information technology services for Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.

The award recognizes education leaders from all educational levels who are changing the learning landscape by utilizing innovative technologies to enhance the overall learning environment.

This year’s winners were chosen based on their efforts to improve education through effective implementation of technology rich solutions, their impact on student outcomes and their overall initiative, creativity and leadership skills.

According to Ingle’s profile on the Center for Digital Education’s website, Ingle has been an important factor in the college’s digital transformation. Ingle has helped the college with launching a data analytics platform that will identify at-risk students, create automatic interventions and deliver detailed learning metrics to students and administration.

The college has also launched a mobile application and campus-wide wireless Internet, revealed a smart classroom design and started a new online planning and registration system within the past year.

Cannon School wins Carolinas Student Hunger Drive competition

Cannon School was named the winner of the Carolinas Student Hunger Drive, a six-week competition between participating local schools to collect the most pounds of food per student through campus events, contests and other community collection activities. Cannon School collected over 30,000 pounds of food – on average, 71 pounds per Upper School student. This amount was far more than any of the other 15 schools that participated. Cannon School was also awarded $2,000 to help fund school projects.

Caroline Malmstrom, 18, of Mooresville, organized the event for Cannon. She was awarded the Food Lion Hunger Heroes Scholarship for student leadership.

“I’m so thankful for Cannon’s community coming together in such a big way this year!” she said. “I’ve been in charge of the Student Hunger Drive at Cannon School for the past two years, and this year I focused more on educating the students about the hungry population of the Charlotte area, and the students responded really well. I’m excited to carry on our theme of giving back to the community with the $2,000 prize money!”

One hundred percent of the food donated is distributed directly back to individuals and families living in Charlotte and surrounding communities through Second Harvest Food Bank’s network.


Catawba professor teaches theater movement workshop in Germany

Meredith Fox, an assistant professor of musical theater and dance at Catawba College, recently returned from teaching a two-week theater movement workshop in Lennep, Germany.

Fox was invited by Creatively Independent and taught alongside that organization’s education director, Chris Beaulieu, at Rotationstheater in Lennep.

Fox had performed with Creatively Independent a year and a half ago in a physical theater adaption of Shakepeare’s Henry V, which toured to Rotationstheater for three weeks. She described that experience as “a very positive collaboration.”

When Creatively Independent was invited to return to Rotationstheater to teach various theater movement styles this October, the company asked Fox to join them.

Beaulieu and Fox collaborated in teaching general theater movement. Individually, Fox taught mask styles, while Beaulieu taught stage combat. Fox said it was a pleasure “to teach some of the mask skills I had acquired in grad school.”

While in Germany, Fox and performers from Creatively Independent were also able to participate in an additional workshop in German expressionist tanztheater (dance theater) taught by a former Pina Bausch company dancer, Chrystel Guillebeaud. Fox said that opportunity was “exciting” for her as a dancer and choreographer.


Landis Elementary Good Citizens

The following Landis Elementary School students received recognition as a Good Citizen for the first quarter:

Pre K: Nayeli Galarza Espinoza, Sincere Taylor

Kindergarten: Loryn Wolski-Fields

First grade: Camden Hollaway

Second grade: Paola Viveros Romero

Third grade: Kynlee Dextraze

Fourth grade: Victoria Chao, Yesenia Vasquez Gonzalez, Christine Wilhoit, Kadance Bebber, Linzie Brooks, Genesis Salazar, Shianna Petithomme, Colton Kirkman, Nicholas Morrow

Fifth grade: Phillip Hasenmayer, Rebecca Ammons, Anissa Galarza, Jenny Escareno Hernandez, Paisley Overcash, Sophia Cline, Zoe Zerull, Carlos Cruz, Jazmyne Helms, Amy Mata, Montinez Posey


Rowan-Salisbury students attend FFA Convention

Abby Cozart of the Jesse C Carson FFA Chapter in North Carolina was one of  42 participants in the National FFA Job Interview Career Development Event (CDE). The event was held in conjunction with the 88th National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Ky. The participant, led by advisor Jason Dellinger, was awarded a Silver emblem.

The top eight individuals will receive cash awards to recognize their success in the event. The cash awards and the job interview event are sponsored by CSX Transportation as a special project of the National FFA Foundation and the National FFA Organization.

Members of the West Rowan FFA Chapter in North Carolina were one of  36 teams participating in the same event. The team, led by advisor Jason Chester, was awarded a Silver emblem. Members also competed for individual awards with 140 other participants. Kayla Blackburn received a Silver emblem, Morgan Bullock received a Silver emblem, Mikayla Graham received a Silver emblem and Natalie Winecoff received a Bronze emblem.

The top ten individuals and the national winning team members received cash awards to recognize their success in the event. The cash awards and the agricultural sales event are sponsored by Monsanto as a special project of the National FFA Foundation and the National FFA Organization.