The following students were named Good Citizens for the month of April
All A Honor Roll for the third quarter:
Second grade: Mitchell Merck, Cloey Harris, Chylynn Steele, Bre’Asia Shankle, Kevin Aldana Landaverde, Zachary Barnett, James Jones, Kaden Sanders, Margarita Caballero Lopez, Mariska Grubb, Megan Lentz, Owen Shell, Sha’laya Whittaker, Bryant Wicks, Alena Sanchez, Daniela Salazar Sola, Charisma Morgan, Maida Babic, Max Kalinowski, Olivia Aldridge, Shunnashy Azcatl Beltran, Stella Smeltzer, Emma Hofer, John David Sides, Vamala Jabateh, Miles Parks, Carson McDaniel and Darrell Ratliff.
Third grade: Lily Carrillo Cuevas, Jeremiah Davidson, Emma Shell, Cole Price and Addison Shehan.
Fourth grade: Bella Figueroa, Alexis Gilbert, Grayce Pittman, Hannah Waddell, Sha’mya Arnold, Kate Evans, Citlali Mendez Hernandez, Mark Velazquez-Perez and Alma Wilson Aviles.
Fifth grade: Corbin Barber, Ashley Briggs, Katherine Burton, Sarah Durham, Ashlee Ennis, Austin Hedrick, Ethan Locklear, Dalton Miller, Caylyn Roysdon, Caleb Smith, Katelyn Lentz and Christopher Watson.
A/B Honor Roll for the third quarter:
Second grade: Landon Nielsen, Sh-tavia McCluney, Ty’Jier Gaither, Wesley Allen, Josiah Johnson-Freeman, Nacirema Shipp, Kennedy Nash, Nyasia Vaughters, Samuel Faulkner, Rylan Pennell, Eli Parson, Scarlett Mauldin, Jayden Hampton, Daniel Guarrido Juarez, Cameron Daniels, Alicia Carbajal Lopez, Za’Kiyah Black, Gideon Laity, Cooper Roberson, A’Triana Wade and Katherine Ramos Zaragoza.
Third grade: Edgar Ruiz Aguirre, Darris Carter, Denera Daniels, Isabella Sharpless, Christian VanWitzenburg, Cameron Wilson, Thailen Bost, Logan Burton, Jashaun Epps, Torese Evans, Gabriel Jerome, Aiden Kelly, Naomi Mistretta, Deisy Quintero, Dakota Walker, Marissa Morales, Aren Kelly, Evan Kennedy, Iris Marroquin, Shea Maxwell and Gavin Pittman
Fourth grade: Lillian Trail, Christopher Beltran, Lanna Blackwell, Brielle Bowley, Aniya Brown, Carmen Coble, Eli Finley, Peyton Foil, Brianna Gilbert, Megan Parker, Benjamin Rogers, Inara Shelton, Landon Spicer, Makaylah Tenor, Brooke VanderPol, Jaden Warren, Lena Barnhardt, Myeanjell Cameron, Allison Campos, Nicole Carrillo Camacho, Katelyn Duran, Stephany Hernandez Cuevas, Arely Martinez Alberto, Aiden Mowery, Dana Quintero Cerero, Jelani Ziyad, Angel Galarza, Emily Garcia Lopez and Lavon Jacobs.
Fifth grade: Sharon Dange, Tori Evans, Macy Jaynes, Makenna Martin, Francisco Morales, Yesenia Quintero, Daniel Ramirez Martinez, Karla Rodriguez Sanchez, Mahayla Lanning, Abigail Mowery Elijah Palmer, Tanner Poole, Abigail Pullium, Kendall Bowser, Lia Katsamperis, Ella Kennedy, Reagan Mills, Aubrie Nance, Daisy Alba Carrillo, Yazahira Flores Jasso, Athan Gill and Nathan Zimmerman.
Morgan Elementary School A Honor Roll
Second grade: Isaac Bogacz, Kailin Bomely, Evelyn Cervantes, Dawn Clawson, Caylea Cline, Kailey Cline, Kaydence Cook, Tucker Crowell, Sheridan Drew, Gabby File, Grayson Foster, Skylar Fraley, June Goodman, Troy Hill, Alyssa Keith, Jaiden Kenneway, Lola Koontz, Bailey Ludwig, Ethan Moser, Mackenzie Nottingham, Caden Perry, Jude Raiti, Landon Ramsing, Benjamin Rowland, Brett Steelman, Ty Sweatt and Cole Wallace
Third grade: Devin Cline, Kylie Durham, Mallory Earnhardt, Kaylee Kenneway, Jacelle Leonard, Briana Lyles, Blake Matthews, Eleni Miller, Clare Pullium and Alexandra Williams
Fourth grade: Logan Alford, Kaylee Anderson, Krisily Bulla, McCall Henderson, Marcus Hoyt, Victoria Kidd, Stella Koontz, Elijah Lambert, Jada Lyerly, Matthew Rogers, Emma Schumacher, Tyler Swink, Anaston Trexler, Gage Trexler, Wyatt Trexler and Skylar Wilson
Fifth grade: Olivia Blalock, Hailie Durham, Isabella File, Kyrsten Kirkpatrick, Alexis Lee, Luke Smith, Hayden Ward, Peyton Whicker, William Williams and Lucas Wyatt
The Rockwell elementary school “Young Einsteins” won the Rowan County lego robotics competition on Monday April 25th, which was held at China Grove Middle School. They competed against eight other elementary school teams as well as two teams from Salisbury Academy. They will represent Rowan County in the state competition held on Saturday on the UNCC campus.
Gray Stone Day School
For the third year in a row, Gray Stone Day School has ranked in the top 500 high schools in the United States. The school ranked 295th out of 28,561 public high schools by U.S. News and World Report. The school’s rank was based on performance on state assessments, graduation rates and how well they prepare students for college. Schools that meet these requirements and are in the top 500 receive a Gold Medal.
Of the 15 schools in North Carolina that received Gold Medals, Gray Stone is one of the few rural schools to make the list. Most of the schools are located in urban areas such as Charlotte or Raleigh.
U.S. News & World Report teamed with North Carolina-based RTI International, a global nonprofit social science research firm to implement the methodology based on principals that a great high school serves all of its students well and that it produces measurable outcomes to show success in educating the student body.
“I am very proud of all our faculty and students at Gray Stone. Everyone works very hard to accomplish their goals and working together brings success to the program and each individual,” said Helen Nance, chief administrative officer. “I am pleased that we continue to provide a high quality education in a rural area.”
Classical Conversations Memory Masters
The Student Government Association installed its 2016-17 slate of newly elected officers at the Awards Convocation on April 21. Those serving for next year are:
Sophomore Class: President, Payton Coleman, Concord; vice president, Emily Hoffler, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; secretary, Adna Music, Salisbury; treasurer, Molly Sue Harmon, Mint Hill; senators, Rachel Campbell, Concord, and Gavin Wooten, Lexington.
Junior Class: President, Madalyn Liefert, Concord; vice president, Chase Loudin, Salisbury; treasurer, Alec Slusser, Morrisville; and senator, Josh Beaman, Troy.
Senior Class: President, Israel Suarez, Lewisville; vice president, Brittany Hahn, Fletcher; secretary, Madison Sides, China Grove; treasurer, Caroline Graham, Salisbury; senators, Kaetlyn McNabb, Salisbury, and Steven Porter, Concord.
Senators-At-Large: Justin Burroughs, Salisbury; Ethan Chirico, Sherwood, Ore.;
Elections for freshman class officers will be held during the Fall 2016 semester.
Walden University recently named Micah Griffin, of Salisbury, one of five winners from across the country for its Scholars of Change video contest, which recognizes students and graduates who focus on the future, whether they are founding organizations to make changes across the globe, or working to improve the lives of their community members. Griffin’s video was selected out of hundreds of submissions, and as a winner, he received a check for $7,500, as well as a $2,500 donation to his organization.
As Griffin pursued his Ph.D. in health services from Walden University, he saw the need for education and health promotion outside of the classroom. In 2014, Griffin combined his experience in community health with his driving desire to make a difference in his community in North Carolina, and founded Heal Our People Inc., a nonprofit designed to improve the overall wellness of underserved minorities.
Heal Our People combines several campaigns that promote healthy behaviors, academic advancements and positive fatherly involvement. The program has mentored more than 100 first-generation college graduates, hosted wellness fairs and events, and taught life skills and the importance of self-sustaining behaviors and positive male role models.
This month, Heal Our People Inc. successfully began a partnership with HeadStart of Rowan County to offer The Fatherhood Success Academy, a six-week Saturday academy that enrolls fathers who have children in HeadStart and Early HeadStart. The academy will be using a curriculum from The National Fatherhood Initiative to help develop healthy parent-child relationships.
Phi Beta Lambda
The North Carolina State Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda held the 62nd Annual State Leadership Conference in Charlotte April 7-9. Officers and members from the Catawba College chapter attended the conference and competed in many of the statewide business competitions.
The Catawba College Phi Beta Lambda chapter received an award for the fourth largest chapter in the state. Honors from the statewide competitive events include:
Individual Event Winners: Melissa Edwards, first in cost accounting and second in accounting for professionals; Lauren Hardison, first in computer concepts; Morgan King, second in project management; Mary Scott Norris, third in marketing concepts; Jimmy Vang, fourth in networking concepts; Ashlee McNabb, fifth in marketing concepts; Andrew Chambers, sixth in accounting principles.
Team Event Winners: First in integrated marketing campaign: Ashlee McNabb, Malen Erikisdóttir and Mary Scott Norris.
Students receiving first and second place in events automatically qualify for the national competitions to be held at the society nationals in Atlanta, Ga. in June.