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Education shoutouts

Granite Quarry Elementary

Granite Quarry Elementary School has recognized the following students as January Good Citizens for the character trait of perseverance. Each student received recognition at a luncheon and had his or her picture on the Good Citizen bulletin board for the month.

• Kindergarten: Tanner Byrd, Kyler Perkins, Denise Rowland and Chloe Wagoner.

• First grade: Shymire Bookhart, Christopher Hanson, Ayden Jones and Noel Irving.

• Second grade: Saniya Saunders, Grace Snowden, Hannias Bennett, Jaydin Webb and Sonora Roseman.

• Third grade: Layla Bass, Tyler Privett, Kaitlyn Christopher, Lily Ann Bostian and Sonora Roseman.

• Fourth grade: Giseslle Camacho-Serrano, Dale Myers, Alondra Noyola-Mata and Mandy Shaver.

• Fifth grade: Addison Duncan, Malia White, Destiny Still and Hydee Benfield.

Bostian Elementary

The following students were named as Good Citizens for the month of February:

• Kindergarten: Brielle Paulin, Masson Watson, Hayes Scott, Kobie Parson, Jackson Cline and Kennedy Vanhoy.

• First grade: Paisley Eller, Tyler Lowery, Tateum Caplinger, Jasmine Smith, Landon Stirewalt and Makenna Overcash.

• Second grade: Raygen Kerr, Logan Buckles, Lane Jenkins, Laci Overcash, Anthony Ochoa and Adisyn Kerr.

• Third grade: Griffin Bruns, Aubrey McLemore, Tyler Madden, Karma Maness, Makayla Lambert and Hailey Safrit.

• Fourth grade: Madie Shuler, Christian Wheeler, Hannah Menius, Justin Butler, Madison Howard, Kinsley Fowler and Sean Brown.

• Fifth grade: Harley Beaver, Cole Kirkpatrick, Clinton Efird, Mari Ortega, Austin Fritz and Katie Stirewalt.

North Rowan Elementary

The following students were selected as Good Citizens at North Rowan Elementary based on the character trait Integrity:

• Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten: Hannah Schwendinger, Ashlyn Hall, David Finsel, Sterling Garnio, Alex Walker, Ashley Dela Sancha Guiterrez, Trinity Malone, Shirlea Murray, Alysse Gutierrex Albarran, Jada Neely, Layla Woods and Lucas Douthit.

• First grade:  Arianna Hosch, Serenity Gilmore, Mckenzie Mills, Lanna Russell, Noah Vang, Ian Okahara, Jordan Smith, Sky Medley, Sadie Sophia, Azariah Walker, Danny Pirhala, Ariyana Walker, Donte McFall and Mohagany Allen.

• Second grade: Christopher Evans, Braydon Sechler, Alona Ellis, Kamani Hasan, Rylan Furr, Zedia Hannah, Drew Boyles, Hailey McCoy, Coty Carter, Zakiya Oglesby, Xzavier Alexander and Brooks Thompson.

• Third grade: Joshua Douthit, Jordy Cruz Mancia, James Corum, Peyton Weaks, Harmony Foster, Jeremiah Price, Addison Connor, Parker Vriesema, A’son Best, Cheyenne Nesbit, Jalexa Ortiz Velasquez, Donovan McFall, Aryeiah Johnson, Carlee Lemasters, Derrick Lawerence and Brianna Ortiz.

• Fourth grade: Aaliyah Murray, Addisyn Finsel, Jamin Espinal, Chance Bryant, Zymeri Carpenter, Estefany Euceda-Nunez, Jasmin Espinal, Rylan Payne, Benjamin Vang, Jesse Wiand and Aaliyah Smith.

• Fifth grade: Zyanna Byrd, Waldo Galicia, Destin Sechler, Denell Ingram, Danielle Smith, De’Osha Carr, Erick Flores, Nevaya Sion, McKenna Saylor, Kimora Allison and Sanai Sims.

Student Art Show winners

• High school: Katie Chen, first place, Emily Hartsell, second place, Sydney Edwards, third place and Morgan Karczewski, honorable mention.   Middle School: Giarannah Borrena, first place, Mallory Ramsay, second place, Carmella Raiti, third place and Hannah Carr, honorable mention.

• Third through fifth grades: Samantha Booth, first place, Alex Highley3rd, second place, Quilt Collage, third place and Ethan Parnell, honorable mention.

• Kindergarten through second grade: Morgan Davis, first place, Bryce White, second place, Kate Donaldson third place and Alli Talley, honorable mention.

University of South Carolina Upstate

Andrew Purcell, of Salisbury, has been named to the fall 2016 Dean’s List at the University of South Carolina Upstate.

To be eligible for the Dean’s List, freshman students must earn a 3.25 or higher.



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