Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 12, 2016
On Saturday April 30th the Rockwell elementary school “Little Einsteins” competed in the state lego robotics competition at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte as the CyberKids “RoboRowan” champions 2016. Students who competed were: Ashton Brown, Hallie Cox , Carson Hamilton, Rylee Klinger, Sydney Mobley, Grant Shafer, Bella Turner and Schroeder Walker.
A/B Honor Roll
Second grade: Mackenzie Bassett, Israel Bledsoe, Madeline Epling, Macallister Fraley, Rylan Hoyt, Cailey Ludwig, Serenity Moose, Bailey Rothwell, Leland Sherman, Victoria Shirley, Victoria Tavira Bucio and Cole Taylor
Third grade: Abilene Bell, Gage Blackwelder, Nellie Brewer, Emma Burgess, Micah Carroll, Nathan Collins, Makenzie Curlee, Skylor Davis, Alex Eagle, Jacob Earnhardt, Kaylee Facemyer, Sadie Featherstone, Destiney Foreman, Nevaeh Gibson, Anna Gobble, Caleb Hagerman, Shaun Hamilton, Breonna Hodgson, Samuel Jones, Nolan Kirkpatrick, Riley Lane, Alyssa Leonard, Sara McGee, Timothy Morrow, Addison Pittman, Jasmine Sale, Kiersten Smith, Morgan Tomlinson, Tyler Valley, Jordan Vanhoy, Maverick Walters, Kaylee Whitley, Kendal Winburn and Keylee Winburn
Fourth grade: Erica Bostian, Molly Cain, Jadyn Featherstone, Talyn Franks, Jake Gobble, Alyssa Hamilton, Wyatt Horn, Kameron Jackson, Audrey Lankford, Bubby Lentz, Skyler Moose, Alexia Moreau Darling, Jonathon Morrison, Micah Nguyen, Matthew Petty, Matthew Rowland, Talon Smith, Logan Stamey, Ryan Vanbencoten, Lana Williams, Laci Wyatt and Melanie Xiong
Fifth grade: Callista Aplin, Lucas Berg, Kierstyn Bomely, Sierra Burn, Elly Davis, Natalie Hiatt, Raquel Hill, Mikailyn Jacobsen, Kayla Keith, Andrew Keovorabouth, Jordan Koontz, Nickolas Mason, Avery Pittman, Carmella Raiti, Ellah Seaford, Tatum Shirley, Danielle Steelman, Baydn Sweatt, Matthew Thomas, Gaven Trexler, Casandra White and Chloe Whitley
Third quarter perfect attendance: Jackson Bean, Jayden Cummings, Bryson Ellis, Torrin Everhart, Maleah Allison, Adrian Bryant, Kenia Huerta-Salazar, Kierah Keller, Weston Ludwick, Quinta McNeal, Breanna Moose, Sara Pardo, Rainee Park, Emory Stephens, Andrew Taylor, Timothy Taylor, Desha Thompson, Phoebe Carter, James Graham, Mikayla Johnson, Ricky Lewis, Trinity McKie, Grayce Moore, Hannah Phelps, Wyatt Bogle, Mark Brown, Kenadie Chapman, Nathan Fero, William Goss, Lyndsey Hall, Uriel Huerta Salazar, Scarlett Kennedy, William Ludwick, Dylan Parrish, Reagan Powell, Zakyah Pressley, Lark Staley, Gracelyn Thomas, Ta’Lia Thompson, Ce’Airee Watkins, Savannah Bean, Jonathan Blackwelder, Emma Cline, William Givens, Lawrence Hancock, Brisa Huerta Salazar, Katelyn Lee, Hunter Miller, Justin Mullins, Corbin Nations, Russell Pruett, Quincy Rowland, Zana Smyre Rouse, Lucas Treadaway, Jhamyia Tucker, Cody Barber, Alexandria Bouk, Tanner Brown, Ciara Cuthbertson, Olivia Hodge, Kennedy House, Autumn LaVana, Mason Lee, Benjamin Lee, Austin Moore, Anna Parrish, Jonique Staton and Bryan Taylor
Honor Roll and Effort Awards
Third grade As: Blake Fero, Berkley Koontz, Gage Ludwick, Elijah McGinnis, Lark Staley, Mark Brown, Morgan Chapman, Lyndsey Hall, Scarlett Kennedy, Dylan Parrish, Cash Ramsay, Kaleigh Goodman, Millie Ingersoll, Reagan Powell and Laci Smith
Fourth Grade As: Ava Gusler, Jonathan Blackwelder, William Givens, Katelyn Lee and Hayley Sola Dubon
Fifth grade As: Titus Brooks, Alex Bouk, Ciara Cuthbertson, Ben Lee, Mason Lee, Peyton Bruce, Paxton Greene, Emily Kelly, Evelyn Kwitowski and Anna Parrish
Third grade A/B: Hunter Bean, Cary Goss, Savannah Meadows, Jayden Mills, Kayli Spears, Gracelyn Thomas, Ta’Lia Thompson, Zander Brown, Emma Haynes, Sawyer Henderson, MyKyria Howell, Gavin Morgan, Brandon Rogers, Clayton Bumgarner, Landon Getzlaff, Chania Henderson, Grayson Jordan, Alexander Tavira and Brandon Tavira
Fourth grade A/B: Jaylen Cansler, J’Hari Clodfelter, Diana Covarrubias, Sa’Niya Davis, Abby Evenden, Lawrence Hancock, Brisa Huerta Salazar, Hunter Miller, Justin Mullins, Katleynn Nottingham, Blake Rogers, Israel Santivanez, Britney Stutler, Emma Cline, Brock Keener, Alex Lucas, Jace Park, Quincy Rowland, Lily Smicker, Lucas Treadaway and Mark Truman
Fifth grade A/B: Destiny Davis, Sierra Lemley, Mason Quarles, Braxtyn Barger, Tanner Brown, Seth Darnell, Abram Davis, Kayleigh Dellinger, Kevin Fent, Brandon Hardin, Dillian Readling, Bryan Taylor and Madelyn VonCanon
Third grade effort: Zakyah Pressley, Deja-Leigh Helms, Wyatt Bogle, Ashley Pardo, CeAiree Watkins
Fourth grade effort: Gavin Hall, Saida Mayers, Savannah Bean, Xavier Vaughters
Fifth grade effort: Austin Moore, Claire Hodge, Katie Carrillo
Salisbury High School
On April 28, the Salisbury High School Parent Teacher and Student Association. held its 57th honors awards ceremony. All students who maintained a 3.0 GPA or higher during this school year were recognized. The association also honored outstanding seniors as 2016 scholars and 2016 N. Windsor Eagle Scholar-Athletes and presented $7,600 in scholarships.
2016 PTSA Scholars: Jonathan Barbee, Robbie Bergstone, Marshall Brady, Aysia Brockington, Hunter Carlton, Neel Chauhan, David Derrick, Makayla Dillon, Jenifer Diaz-Jolon, Heather Duncan, Reilly Gokey, Delphia Henderson, Shelby Holden, Kayla Honeycutt, Lily Jackson, Isaac Jeans, Rebecca Malloy, Sam McNeely, Jane Miller, Caroline Parrott, Kaya Peele, Kathryn Rusher, Eric Shyu, Harrison Smith, Amelia Steinman, Grace Steinman, Ben Sunding, Matt Washko, Mimi Webb, Danaley Woazeah, Tarik Woods, Matt Woolly, Alex Yang and John Yang
2016 N. Windsor Eagle Scholar-Athletes: Robbie Bergstone, David Derrick, Makayla Dillon, Wesley Fazia, Reilly Gokey, Shelby Holden, Kayla Honeycutt, Darius Jackson, Rebecca Malloy, Sam McNeely, Caroline Parrott, Kathryn Rusher, Harrison Smith, Amelia Steinman, Grace Steinman, Will Steinman, Matt Washko, Mimi Webb, Matt Woolly, Alex Yang and John Yang
Other 2016 scholarship recipients: Kayla Honeycutt, A.P.P.L.E. Fund Scholarship and Aysia Brockington, Salisbury Endowment Scholarship
Mount Ulla Elementary
Congratulations to the following students for winning the character spotlight for the months of April and May. The character trait the students were nominated for are cooperation and good sportsmanship. These winners were honored with a luncheon on Monday, April 25 with Mrs Knox.
Kindergarten: Chace Crawford, Bentley Horton, Alexis Curiel and Kooper Beers
First grade: Angel Guerrero, Nevaeh Root, Callen Batts and Abe Perry
Second grade: McKenna Hege, Jordyn Williams, Ava Wood, Dilan Pina and Graisyn Ivey
Third grade: Drew Davis, Evelyn Vazquez, Myrranda Sanchez and Da’Nazia Briskey
Fourth grade: Juan Pablo Ramon and Kaleah Massey
Fifth grade: Cooper Pickens, Lesli Guerrero, Parker Jenkins, Seleia Kerr, Brittany Vanhoose and Kimberly Flores
April Good Citizens
Eighth grade: Joshua Allman, Noah Arntsen, Katherine Blackwell, Sydney Borst, Katelin Bostian, Taylor Conrad, Grace Curlee, Matthew Dailey, Kayla DeNicholas, Makayla Ennis, Jaxon Evans, Taylar Evans, Bertha Figueroa-Mejia, Kevin Gordillo-Cordero, Blake Hawkins, Lizbeth Hernandez, Kristen Houston, Lillian Ingram, Skylar Kiser, Victoria Lemasters, Rachel Martell, Megan Mauzy, Parker McGuire, Grissel Medina-Hernandez, Maggie Murray, Emily Myers, Krystal Ortiz-Rodriguez, Rashida Price, Payton Proctor, Sierra Ratliff, Imani Rivers, Hannah Saine, Diana Sanchez, Katelyn Sifford, ZaReah Smith, John Sokolowski, Holly Steinauer, Taylor Steinauer, Mye’Layjah Street, Madison Summers, Meredith Swaim, Mia Taggart, Samantha Towell, Perez Velazquez, Kassidy Voyles, Morgan Warren and Kristy Yang
Seventh grade: Madison Allman, Rayland Anderson, Audrey Andrews, Horacio Araujo-Jaramillo, Ethan Bancroft, Aaron Bradshaw, Joselyn Cerrato-Garcia, Victoria Cokeley, Lindsey Conrad, Alicia Deras-Cruz, Sandy Deras-Cruz, Mason Furches, Carly Green, Anna Grimm, Brian Gutierrez, Noah Hafez, Kary Hales, Haley Hargraves, Jacob Harris, Gabriela Hernandez Ramon, Mason Hollar, Cole Hopkins, Cassidy Holshouser, Khai Huynh, Vargas Jaimes, Velazquez Jaimes, Brodie Johnson, Thomas Jones, Noah Julian, Courtney Lineberger, Stephen London, Janet Martinez-Trujillo, Nolan Miller, Amy Nguyen, Noelia Oliva-Ruellar, Samantha Pina, James Pyle, Brianna Richer, Adrianna Sanchez, Daniel Sloop, Steven Smith, Emily Troy, Jaden Vaughn, William Ward, Katlin Weddington, Ellie Wilhelm, Ethan Wilhelm and Kayla Young
Sixth grade: Alondra Acevedo-Roque, Emma Augustson, Kendall Burrell, Hunter Burris, Emma Callahan, Jennifer Carbajal, Stormy Cline, Garrison Collins, Kayla Cordero-Gordillo, Jahrell David, Alexandra Fuentes, James Gardner, Lillian Heard, Joshua Jeans, Addisyn Keen, Abby Lee, Kelcie Love, Cameron Martin, Zoe Poindexter, Sarah Rhodes, Cooper Sever, Brynn Sokolowski, Ty Sokolowski, Malei Sullivan and Malachi Williams
Eleven students from Catawba College’s School of Evening and Graduate Studies were commissioned as Junior Marshals in an April 23rd ceremony. Director of the School of Evening and Graduate Studies, Dr. Jeff Bowe, and College Marshal, Professor David Pulliam, officiated at the ceremony.
These Junior Marshals were chosen from the junior class based on academic rank and are among the most honored students on campus. They embody the best of Catawba College in both academic achievement and service to the College community. They will represent the College in formal graduation week ceremonies, adding order and dignity to the proceedings.
SEGS Junior Marshals for the 2015-2016 academic year include Courtney K. Alderman of Salisbury, Burnita A. Clemon of Charlotte, Melissa Dale of Concord, Amanda Dawson of Salisbury, Deborah A. Goldner of Mocksville, Sharane Graham of Charlotte, David A. Henry of Mooresville, Damian T. Lewis of Mocksville, Lynette McCorkle-Turner of Charlotte, Brandy O. Shoaf of Lexington and Emily M. Stanley of Kannapolis.
Four SEGS Junior Marshals from the 2014-2015 academic year also agreed to continue to serve during the 2015-2016 academic year. They include Joanna E. Anderson of Salisbury; Kelly Leigh Ball of Lexington; Jessica Lynn Harvatin of Mooresville; and Liliana Pulido of Statesville.
Catawba named one of most affordable colleges for earning a sports management degree
Catawba College has been named as one of the “50 most affordable small southern colleges for a sports management degree 2016” by Sports-Management-Degrees.com. Catawba was ranked 37th on the list of 50 institutions.
According to the site’s editor, Joy Werner, “Catawba College caught our attention because of its small class sizes and strong performance on several national rankings.”
The online review of Catawba noted its net price of $19,665 and included the following description of the institution and its academic program offering in sport management:
“Known for providing small class sizes and quality instruction, Catawba College is a small, private institution located in Salisbury, North Carolina. The school ranks high on the list of Best Colleges, according to U.S. News and World Report. In fact, the 2016 edition of Best Colleges ranks the school as the 15th best regional college in the south and the 11th best college for veterans. Students interested in a career in the sports industry have the option of majoring in various sports and fitness disciplines at Catawba. The popular and accredited BS in sport management combines business, law, management, and marketing disciplines to prepare students to work in the sports industry as administrators and leaders. A practicum and internship are required.”
To learn more about the sport management degree at Catawba, contact Dr. Tom Appenzeller, associate professor and director of sport management, at (704) 637-4728 or email@example.com.
Joshua Crotts, a resident of Mooresville, was named a member of the Carleton College symphony band for the 2016 spring term. Crotts is currently a first-year at Carleton.
At Hampden-Sydney College’s final convocation Salisbury resident Jonathan Campbell was presented with the Robert H. Porterfield ’29 Drama Award. This award is given to the students with the greatest contributions to the community through the medium of theater.
Randolph Community College
Caroline Boone of Salisbury was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa at Randolph Community College
Fayetteville State University
Timothy Bruton, of Salisbury, was named to the Fall 2015 Chancellor’s List.
Good Citizens for the month of May.
PreKindergarten: Solashe Sifuentes Rivera
Kindergarten: Deveon Miller Melton, Don’Quavius Mitchell, Colby Rocco, Devan Dearth and Astria Lee
First grade: William Caldwell, Ryan Mendoza, Davis Cowan, Gauge Mundy and Jurnee Rankin
Second grade: Ah-Miyae Miller, Hunter Treece, Ziyanna Johnson, Kimberly Corrales and Makayla Eller
Third grade: William Klingler, Aliyah Newton, Allanah McArthur and Paige Cavin
Fourth grade: Luke Hicks
Fifth grade: Nikyvia Sifford and Isaiah Rice
North Rowan Elementary
The following students were selected as Good Citizens for the month of April based on the character trait -Perseverance
PreK/Kindergartern: Colton Flora
First grade: Grayson Anderson, Khi’Yana Carpenter, Robert Wilson, Gerald Bush, Thomas Brewton, Mariznia Crockett, Kanden Cameron, Artie Fain,Mariah Jackson, Oscar Lara Matinez, Myriah Harris, Rylan Furr and Yanely Jaminez
Second grade: Saphire Phillips, Megan Brewer, Sharlyn Zalaveta, Malaysia Dillard,Parker Vriesema, Jonathan Ross, Jalexa Ortiz Velasquez,Victoria Garcia and Zarya Almaraz Martinez
Third grade: Kimberly Turcios, Dustyann Bruce, Ariana Brown, Elinor Hinson, Nayomi Pant, Aaliyah Smith, Aniyah Wise,JaLayiah Jackosn, Jaylen Neely, Jade Sankey, Caleb Truman, Khalil Wansley, Will Reavis, Aliiah Mackey and BellaDonna Ritchie
Fourth grade: Tyler Morrison, Brroklyn Weber, Ella Jones, Evan Osborne, E’Nisha Lyerly, Marcellus Walker, Donnie Williams, Esam Abbdulrub, Leeana Debose, Cadence Shepherd, Hannah Caudle, Jeremiah Daniels, Brielle Pearman, McKenna Saylor and Natiya Thomas
Fifth grade: Miayanna Sherrill-Jones, Christian Martin, Austin Dowell, Aljawon Brown, Isaiah Montgomery, Omar Witherspoon, Devin Dowell and Zoe Miller
Second graders at Landis Elementary raised $400 for Relay for Life last month by selling handmade items and paper cups to display the word “Hope” on the fence at the school. This was a result of learning about an economics unit focusing on producers and consumers.
The staff of Bostian Elementary would like to recognize the following students for standing out as exemplary citizens for this month. These students have all gone above and beyond what is expected of them at school.
Kindergarten: Ben Cornelius, Collin Esquer, Ethan Drye, Lillian Little, Brady Burch, Layla Flowe, Triton Wood, Addisyn Hardister and Daniel Goad
First grade: Ava Vanover, Deacon Thomas, Laci Overcash, Evan McGirt, Adrianna Moore and Chandler Moffitt
Second grade: Khloe Arquette, Ronnie Hoyt, Ian Upright, Carissa Beije, Aubrey McLemore and Samantha Monday
Third grade: Madison Howard, Jayven Parks, Gracie Howerton, Corbin Goodman, Christian Smith, Samantha Jones and Race Johnson
Fourth grade: Rylee McLemore, Jack Nixon, Ethen Flowers, Emily Jordan, Karysa Horne and Clinton Efird
Fifth grade: Madison Lambert, Zachary Wagoner, Ian Kirchbaum and Katelyn Bowles
Good Citizens: Ayden Jones, Savannah Eldreth, Luke Stokes, Oliver Shue, Austin Saxon, McKenzie Drye, Stephanie Alvarado Vences, Gryffin Bowman, Lily Crowell, Callie Evans, Liliyona Carpenter, Riley Ferguson, Alyssa Cozart, Amber Stone, Chase Beason
Good Deed Doers: Gatlin Polk, Xander Proctor, Savannah Goodman, Jack Malin, Rilee Lowe, Joshua Yates, Jesse Cianciamino, Selena Luna, Connor Aman, Riley Herge, Trevor Vaughn, Delton Adams, Allie Rose, Ryleigh Lohnes, Avery Hunt
Marshall Brady was presented with the Arthur M. and Berdana King Eagle Scout Award for the state of North Carolina at the NCSSAR convention in Charlotte. The award included a $750 scholarship. Brady’s application was also one of 50 to compete at a national level and placed eighth out of 50 nationally.
Millbridge Ruritan Club Awards Scholarships
The Millbridge Ruritan Club recently awarded eight scholarships at their May monthly meeting. Six scholarships each valued at $750 were awarded this year to three high school seniors from South Rowan High School and three seniors from West Rowan High School. This year’s winners from West Rowan are Addie Coleman, Victoria Orbison and Victoria Patterson. The winners from South Rowan are Josefina Gutierrez, Micah Helms and Haley Roberts.
The seventh scholarship valued at $600 is awarded under the Ruritan National Foundation’s “Build Your Dollar Grant Program.” This year’s winner is Raeyven Hobbs from Mooresville High School. The “Build Your Dollar Grant Program” is an innovative program that allows the local Club to receive matching funds from the national office to award a worthy individual a grant. More than four hundred awards are made annually across the country.
The eighth scholarship valued at $1,000 was awarded in memory of Ann White. Ann was a vital member of our Millbridge Ruritan Club for many years. She lost her battle with cancer two years ago and will always be remembered for her caring and compassionate gifts to the club and community. This year’s winner is Claudia Patterson from West Rowan High School.
North Carolina Connections Academy
Brooke Baucom has been named North Carolina Connections Academy Teacher of the Year. North Carolina Connections Academy is North Carolina’s newest and online virtual public school. Baucom teaches fourth grade at North Carolina Connections Academy and previously taught in the Rowan-Salisbury Schools at Millbridge Elementary.
“I chose to work in a virtual school, because I wanted to experience a new challenge in teaching. After working in a brick and mortar classroom, I saw many things that weren’t working for some students. I saw the virtual environment as an innovative solution for many of the challenges in a regular school,” she said.
In addition to working with North Carolina Connections Academy, Baucom provides virtual tutoring to the students at Gemstone Stone Academy/COMPASS, Salisbury. This is the first virtual tutoring project for the students in Rowan County.
Parent Sandie Dennis says Baucom is simply amazing. She provides feedback on every single portfolio and regular checks in with me to see how things are going and is truly interested.
Former Rowan-Salisbury administrator Nathan Currie, who serves as founding school leader, believes that the virtual environment is meeting the needs of many children and school districts across North Carolina and with teachers like Baucom we will continue building a world-class educational system through personalization and innovation.
National Rifle Association
Megan C. Brown of Cleveland has been selected to participate in the National Rifle Association’s annual National Youth Education Summit the week of July 25-31. The summit is a seven-day, expense paid educational experience in Washington, D.C. for outstanding rising high school juniors and seniors. While in the nation’s capital, Megan will learn the significance of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights while developing an understanding of government and the importance of actively participating in it.
Megan was selected from numerous qualified applicants from across the country. Megan was required to complete an extensive application, which included the submission of transcripts, an essay about the Second Amendment, a personal statement and three personal recommendations.
Megan lives in Rowan County, but attends high school in Forsyth County. She is a sophomore at West Forsyth High School in Clemmons where her father, LTC (R) John O. Brown is the Senior JROTC instructor..
Megan is the student vice president of the West Forsyth High School hunter safety club and a team member of the shooting team competing in rifle, shotgun and archery. She is also a member of finance academy Executive Board. She is the third place scholarship winner of North Carolina NRA Youth Education Summit held in Raleigh, North Carolina this past September. She has been selected by West Forsyth High School to attend the Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar at Wake Forest University in June.
Salisbury High School