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Education shoutouts

Millbridge Elementary 

The following students were selected as good citizens for the month of October.

Kindergarten: Addison Farmer, Christopher Loder, Lila Canup, Carson Boyle, Ty Thompson, Avery Call, Jacob Murray and Emory Stewart.
First grade: Ethan Freeman, Riley Grubbs, Audrey Reinig, Britton Heintz, Kailei Watford, Shane Sykes, Stella Lipe and Will Hinson.
Second grade: Dallas Bost, Maddox Beaver, Jacob Prevette, Jahaira MeloTepetl, Isabella Ochoa, JD Moore, Abigail Walker, Logan Buckles, Century Hunsucker and Ethan Overby.
Third grade: Brandon Winkler, Taylor Vandine, Abby Miller, Lilly Nigrelli, Alexis Story, Carlos Landaverde, Gavin Harrington, Aurelia Palacios, Lucas Watts and Reese Lauderdale.
Fourth grade: Reyonna Tucker, Katelyn Green, Conner Overcash, Brynn Heintz, Fabian Morales, Emily Ruiz, Neely Hiatt and Abbie Carter.
Fifth grade: Blythe Elliot, Andrew Helmbold, Avery Crowell, Seth Karriker, Caylie Sweet, Jarell Wallace, Jaelyn Culp and Jose Hernandez.
Isenberg Elementary

The following students were recently selected as October Great Gators:

Pre-Kintergarten: Madison Clontz.

Kindergarten: Preston Cha, Tariq Davis, London Hernandez and Gabby Meyers.

First grade: Janiya Canady, Ty’Shawn Gillispie, Osvaldo Pleitez-Sierra, Dwight Ross, Madison Shock, Chloe Troutman, April Velazquez-Marquez and Victor Williams.

Second grade: Darci Beltran- Bamaca, Allison Cabrera, Jamiah Howie, Gabriel Mashore, Isaan Medlin, Allison Mendoza Reyes, William Oliva and De’Andre Torrence.

Third grade: Kaleigha Allison, Na’Bre Bost, Christopher Foley, Isabella Garcia, Hannah Le and Morgan Shannon.

Fourth grade: Jennifer Antonio Montes, Kendrick Cornelius, Rachel Cortes Perez, Nathalie Lezama and Tristan Myers.

Fifth grade: Juanmy Chavez, Zion Johnson, Eva Moultry, Janiya Patterson, Emberleigh Pauley-Brown and Miracle Shavers.

North Rowan Elementary

The following students were selected as Good Citizens at North Rowan Elementary for the month of October based on the character trait Honesty:

Pre-Kindergarten: Alyssa Albarran and Zayden Gilliespie.

Kindergarten: Naomi Koontz, David Finsel, NaRiyah Rhodes, Elsie Hinson and Alexis Newby.

First grade: Elena Vera Cruz, A’Sharia Fowler, Kamden Daughtery, Sadie Sophia, Lucia Pinel, Samuel Doblado Diaz, Justin Tyler, McKenzie Mills and Saniyah Burch.

Second grade: Andrew Boyle, Kanden Cameron, Myriah Harris,Christopher Castillo, Fernando     Alba Mancia, Bryce Botts, Yanely Jimenez Tirado, Mallory Rhyne, Charlotte Jones, Hailey Russell, Alaya Hawkins and Kerstin Neal.

Third grade: DeDrick Hinson, Addison Connor, Lizet Camacho-Salinas, Cheyenne Nesbitt and Cristian Valios.

Fourth grade: Tiembra Morrison, Bruce McDaniel, Elinor Hinson, Javion Williams, Johan Castro, Angel Mundo Flores, Keanna Ellis, Jackelyn Esquivel, Emmanuel Garcia, JaLayiah Jackson, Joy Shaw, Azaria Wise and Michael Strickland.

Fifth grade: Jai’da Atkins, David Pruitt, Brooklyn Weber, Abbie Miller, Marisol Ruiz-Garcia, Alessandra Baca, Ella Jones and Lee Herh.

Sacred Heart Catholic School

Each month Sacred Heart recognizes two students in each grade who encourage and show respect to each other through good deeds. The following students have shown great examples in how to “love thy neighbor” this month. October Distinguished Disciples are:

Pre-kindergarten: Nolan Brinkley and Benny Nguyen.

Kindergarten: Jacky Jaramillo and Emma Varnadoe.

First grade: Connor Faris and Frankie Tadiello.

Second grade: Joseph Harrison and Sophie Wainwright.

Third grade: Mayla Brinkley and Caleb Shores.

Fourth grade: Maggie Antosek and David Austin.

Fifth grade: Emma Rose Dishman and Paul Harrison.

Sixth grade: Lillian Rattz and Kyna Zaldivar.

Seventh grade: John Sentilles and Jalon Walker.

Eighth grade: Caroline Cardelle and Siming Jia.

Local educators attend NCCAT

Jennifer J. Blume and Leslie W. Sechler of South Rowan High School recently attended programs held at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a recognized national leader in professional development programming for our state’s teachers.

Salisbury student spent summer training with School of Nashville Ballet 

The School of Nashville Ballet accepted one young dancer from Salisbury, N.C. to participate in its Summer Intensive program. Kerry Campion, who studies at Piedmont School of Music and Dance, spent part of her summer developing her ballet technique and performance skills at the official School of Nashville Ballet.

This year’s Summer Intensive program included 313 students from 33 states across the country as well international students from Brazil and Canada. Students had the chance to train with Nashville Ballet’s internationally recognized teachers and guest faculty, as well as be seen by Artistic Director and CEO Paul Vasterling.

This past summer, Nashville Ballet is offered eight Summer Intensive sessions for ages 11 and over, ranging from one to five weeks. Students had the opportunity to board at nearby Belmont University in suite-style apartments, as well as go on organized trips to explore the city of Nashville.

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences 

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences has made the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll recognizes institutions of higher education that support exemplary community service programs and raise the visibility of effective practices in campus community partnerships.

In 2015, 454 Cabarrus College students participated in community service activities for a combined total of 6,914 hours. The community service locations included Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Rowan County, Manna House, Hinds Feet Farm, Cabarrus Pediatric Clinic, Wings of Eagle Ranch and the Ada Jenkins Center. Students also spent time in non-healthcare related areas such as the Cabarrus County Soup Kitchen and Meals on Wheels.

Appalachian State University Chancellor Sheri N. Everts, center, congratulates E. Hayes Smith, left, and his brother D. Kenan Smith, right, as recipients of the university's Outstanding Service Award during a recent Homecoming 2016 luncheon. The two Salisbury residents are business partners at Second Creek Development Co., and they are Appalachian State University alumni. Submitted photo

Appalachian State University Chancellor Sheri N. Everts, center, congratulates E. Hayes Smith, left, and his brother D. Kenan Smith, right, as recipients of the university’s Outstanding Service Award during a recent Homecoming 2016 luncheon. The two Salisbury residents are business partners at Second Creek Development Co., and they are Appalachian State University alumni. Submitted photo

Salisbury residents receive outstanding service award.

Appalachian State University presented alumni awards to four exceptional alumni at a luncheon held during the 2016 Homecoming celebrations on Oct. 21. The Outstanding Service Award was presented to D. Kenan Smith ’84 and E. Hayes Smith ’82 of Salisbury.

Hayes and Kenan Smith are brothers and business partners in Second Creek Development Co.

Hayes Smith has served on the Alumni Leadership Committee, the Parents Association Board of Directors, The Yosef Club Advisory Board and is a current member of the Walker College of Business Advisory Council. Kenan Smith is equally active – he also has served on the Alumni Leadership Committee, was a member of the Appalachian State University Foundation Board of Directors and has recently been named to the Board of Trustees.

Longtime supporters of Appalachian, they have provided backing for scholarships, career placement for graduating students, and Appalachian athletics. Perhaps the brothers’ most visible – and fiscally impactful – commitment has been to the Appalachian Energy Summit, an initiative they were instrumental in the conception of and have championed for the past six years. The initiative has realized more than $500 million in avoided energy costs for The University of North Carolina system.

UNC Greensboro

Mildred Curlee Cooper, of Salisbury, was one of 10 Legacy Award recipients at UNC Greensboro on Oct. 20. Curlee Cooper was a physical education teacher at Boyden High School in Salisbury, now Salisbury High School, in the 1940s and 50s and a graduate of the Womens’ College of UNC in Greensboro.

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