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Education Shoutouts

Morgan Elementary School

The following students made the All A honor roll:

• Second grade: Kortlyn Aplin, Gates Brady, Joshua Brown, Emersyn Burris, Jason Burroughs, Bailey Curlee, Layla Davis, Jeffrey Epley, Carter Facemyer, Dylan Hale, Kaylea Hawks, Tristan Hobart, Berkli Jones, Chloe Jones, Brook Lockard, Lucas Lowe, Dalton Luna, Cameron Morris, Katelyn Overcash, Austin Redmond, Owen Smith, Ezekiel Stewart, McKenzie Thompson, Lily Wallace and Isabella Williams.

• Third grade: Kailin Bomely, Evelyn Cervantes, Dawn Clawson, Kailey Cline, Kaydence Cook, Konrad Farthing, Gabrielle File, Skylar Fraley, June Goodman, Troy Hill, Jaiden Kenneway, Mackenzie Nottingham, Alexsys Nunez, Caden Perry, Jude Raiti, Landon Ramsing, Benjamin Rowland, Brett Steelman and Ty Sweatt.

• Fourth grade: Makenzie Curlee, Caleb Hagerman, Alyssa Leonard, Jacelle Leonard, Briana Lyles, Blake Matthews, Eleni Miller, Lynley Pittman, Clare Pullium, Morgan Tomlinson, Alexandra Williams and Christian Williams.

• Fifth grade: Logan Alford, Kaylee Anderson, Krisily Bulla, McCall Henderson, Tyler Kinney, Stella Koontz, Jada Lyerly, Bradley Nunez, Emma Schumacher, Anaston Trexler and Gage Trexler.

The following students made the AB honor roll:

• Second grade: Nolan Braswell, Jordan Brock, Logan Cottingham, Keegan Davis, Juliana Dry, Amariah Gibson, Alexander Hale, Gavin Hunsucker, Cohen Jones, Nicholas Kinney, Katie Lane, Ty Nicholson-Minton, Brock Poole, Bella Rutherford, Taryn Shaver, Gage Webb and Layla Webb.

• Third grade: Caylea Cline, Madeline Epling, Grayson Foster, Alyssa Keith, Lola Koontz, Bailey Ludwig, Cailey Ludwig, Serenity Moose, Brooklin Poole, Bailey Rothwell and Victoria Tavira Bucio.

• Fourth grade: Abilene Bell, Emma Burgess, Devin Cline, Nathan Collins, Lawson Cottingham, Skylor Davis, Alex Eagle, Mallory Earnhardt, Kaylee Facemyer, Sadie Featherstone, Shaun Hamilton, Samuel Jones, Kaylee Kenneway, Nolan Kirkpatrick, Brian Kluttz, Riley Lane, Carlee Martin, David Morris, Brandon Portillo, Kameron Shoaf, Jacob Wallace, Maverick Walters and Kaylee Whitley.

• Fifth grade: Erica Bostian, Jadyn Featherstone, Jake Gobble, Wyatt Horn, Marcus Hoyt, Victoria Kidd, Tyler Kinney, Audrey Lankford, Mariah Lowder, Skyler Moose, Johnathon Morrison, Matthew Petty, Logan Stamey, Tyler Swink, Gage Trexler, Wyatt Trexler, Ryan Vanbencoten, Lana Williams, Laci Wyatt and Melanie Xiong.

Faith American Legion Auxiliary

The Faith American Legion Auxiliary Unit 327 has sponsored three high school seniors to attend the 78th session of Tar Heel Girls State, to be held June 11-17 at Catawba College. They are Paige Eagle, Maren Shuemaker and Anna Louise Lewis.

Girls State will have speakers including top North Carolina government officials. The development of two fictitious political parties including party platforms, campaigns and conventions culminates with the “election” of a slate of state officers. Parliamentary procedure is used to conduct all sessions, including legislative assemblies in which bills and resolutions are drafted for the General Assembly.

The installation of state officers, talent show and chorus are highlights of the week’s activities. The event is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Department of North Carolina.

American Legion Post 185

American Legion Post 185 is sponsoring Miguel Angel Bernal Flores of China Grove to attend the North Carolina Student Trooper Program. The program will be held Aug. 6-11 in Raleigh.

Kannapolis resident completes research project

Daniel Page of Kannapolis, a member of the class of 2018 majoring in civil engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, was a member of a student team that recently completed an intense, hands-on research project in Bangkok.

The project was titled “Mitigating Flooding in Khlong Toei.” In their project outline, the students wrote, “In Bangkok, Thailand, torrential downpours during monsoon season lead to flooding in the Khlong Toei slum, which prompts many health and sanitation concerns. We identified the key infrastructural contributors to flooding and created a collection of geographical maps based on our interviews, observations and measurements in order to convey to external stakeholders the susceptibility of certain areas within the slum. ”

All institute undergraduates are required to complete a research-driven, professional-level project that applies science and technology to address an important societal need or issue.

Salisbury native wins award

Ronald Sells of Salisbury has been named one of 49 winners of Greensboro College’s Wilkinson Award.

The award is named for the college’s 14th president, Howard Wilkinson. It recognizes freshmen and sophomores who have achieved a cumulative grade-point average of 3.6 or better on their college work.



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