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Education Shoutouts

West Rowan student serves on state panel

West Rowan High School Sophomore Ben Zino was one of a five-member panel, and the only student on the panel, for the NCBCE (NC Business Committee for Education) Annual Meeting held earlier today in Durham at the American Tobacco Campus.

Those attending the event were so impressed with Zino’s responses to the questions that they began tweeting out his quotes during the event. One tweet quoted Zino as saying, “We don’t need people who follow orders. We need critical thinkers, collaborators.” Zino received a round of applause and even a few job offers from an impressed business community.

The topic of the panel discussion was “Innovations in Education.”

Along with Zino, the five-member panel consisted of Rowan-Salisbury Superintendent Dr. Lynn Moody; Will Sutton, executive vice president with BB&T; Rob Leichner, a math teacher at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools; and Dr. Amanda Marvelle, community lab coordinator with Biogen.

NCBCE members are comprised of corporate leaders from around NC.  The role of the NCBCE is to address challenges and strengthen connections between teachers and the business community.

West Rowan High School student Ben Zino meets Governor Pat McCrory. Submitted photo

West Rowan High School student Ben Zino meets Governor Pat McCrory. Submitted photo

Home Builders Association awards scholarships

The Salisbury-Rowan Home Builders Association has awarded three scholarships to students who intend to pursue a career in the homebuilding industry. The scholarship, valued at $500.00 has been awarded to:
  • Sam McNeely. Sam attends Salisbury High School and plans on going to N.C. State to study civil engineering.
  • Ronnie Rollings. Ronnie attends Salisbury High School and plans on going to Western Carolina to study construction management.
  • Paul McNeely. Paul currently attends N.C. State and is studying mechanical engineering.

Two students win art contest

Two Knollwood Elementary students had their art chosen for the North Carolina Farm to School 2016-2017 calendar.  Adelisse Torres, a first-grader at Knollwood will be featured for the March 2017 page, and Tanisha Agrawal, a kindergartner at Knollwood Elementary will be featured the month of April. This marks the sixth year for the popular contest.

The contest was open to all public elementary students across the state. The winners received $50 gift cards sponsored by the N.C. Farm to School Cooperative, the group of farmers supplying produce to the program. The N.C. Grange sponsored the Farm to School calendar. Winners were announced at an awards ceremony at the Got to Be NC Festival in Raleigh. The winning artwork will be on display throughout the year in the Agriculture Building and at the N.C. State Fair in October.

Limited numbers of the calendars will be available through participating school systems before the start of the school year. Additional copies will be available at NCDA&CS on a first-come, first-served basis, and printer-friendly versions will be available online at www.ncfarmtoschool.com.

Adelisse Torres is pictured with Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler, left, and Jimmy Gentry, executive director of the N.C. State Grange.

Adelisse Torres is pictured with Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler, left, and Jimmy Gentry, executive director of the N.C. State Grange.

Millbridge Elementary

Millbridge Elementary May Good Citizens
Kindergarten: Sarah Grace Hinson, Pacey Smith, Kyla Davis, Brayden Black, Haylie Barthlow, Ethan Freeman and Sophie Sides.
First grade: Payton Garrett, Kamden Phillips, Landon Frizzell, Calyx Weaver, Caden Jordan, Century Hunsucker, Samantha Markle, Sam Noe, Bailey Wilson and Dakota Richard.
Second grade: Ashton Lamb, Brady Boyle, Madison Holden, Gray Mullis, Sarah Fisher, Avery Frampton and Carly Perkins.
Third grade: Riley Perkins, Emma Woodlief, Bryan Ramirez, Hada Tamayo, Abigail Kennedy, Lillian Head, Mackenzie Todd and Conner Overcash.
Fourth grade: Morgan Rayfield, Kristen Lamb, Jacob Oliver, Kaylee Pena, Gretchen Benfield, Braulio Bautista, Andrew Helmbold and Charlie Ward.
Fifth grade: Colby Tutterow, Bailey Yon, Christian Self, Jacob Aldridge, Devin Keene, Ciara Kobold, Joe Mills and Kristen Hambright.
Sacred Heart Catholic School
The following students were named Good Citizens for the month of June
Third grade: Mary Church, Tony Frank, Krish Kumar and Amanda Nollenberger.
Fourth grade: Soyer Cornelison, Emma Rose Dishman, Kaiden Dulkoski and Annie Tadiello.
Fifth grade: Cooper Fleeman and Dayanara Nunez.
Sixth grade: Colin Donaldson, Rachel McCullough, John Sentilles and Nicholas Talero.
Seventh grade: Colleen Heuser, Silang Jia, Siming Jia and Madison Jones.
Eighth grade: William Chaney, Mikayla Jackson, Kailah Johnson and Juan Salazar.

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