GRADUATION 2017: Carson All County Scholars
James Paul Barringer IV, of Salisbury, is the son of Christine and Jim Barringer. Before Carson he attended Bostian Elementary and China Grove Middle schools. He plans to attend Duke University, but is undecided on a major and a career path. He studied the pathology of HIV and AIDS for his senior project.
Adrian Vergara is the son of Arturo and Maria Vergara. He attended Woodleaf Elementary and West Middle schools. He will attend North Carolina State University, and he plans to major in computer engineering. His career goal is to work for IBM. For his senior project, he studied veterinary medicine.
Morgan Elizabeth Warren, of Salisbury, is the daughter of Harry and Catherine Warren. She attended Salisbury Academy for her elementary and middle school education. She plans to attend Tisch School of the Arts at New York University where she will major in theater. For her senior project, she studied the technological advancements of the piano throughout history.
A defining moment in her life: the moment I was holding my acceptance letters from both the University of Southern California and New York University, and choosing in which direction (literally) my life would be going.
The secret to her high school success: Take the courses that seem unnecessarily difficult, learn how to balance academics and extracurricular activities, and always think two steps ahead — after all, high school doesn’t last forever.
If she had $10 million dollars: I would pay the college tuition that has been staring me down ever since I put down my freshman housing deposit; with the leftover funds, I would make an extensive trip around the world and purchase a fair amount of property.
Elizabeth Nicole Yousey, of Salisbury, is the daughter of Karen and Greg Yousey. She previously attended Faith Elementary and Southeast Middle schools. She plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and hopes to pursue a career where she can work with children and help others. For her senior project Elizabeth studied school guidance counseling. She created an infographic showing areas where students feel they need more support. She collected from Carson students and presented the infographic to counselors to help them create a plan for next year.
While at Carson she participated in marching band, was senior class president of Carson’s Crosby Scholars program, a member of the National Honor society Board and an active member of Carson’s leadership team. She has also volunteered with Faith Elementary’s Battle of the Books program and served as the director of her church’s vacation Bible school program.
A defining moment in her life: A defining moment in my life was my junior year when I had two phenomenal teachers in my AP English and my AP Calculus classes, Ms. Barrett and Ms. Pittman. They pushed me to grow in my academic ability and by dedication to my work.
Her secret to high school success: Dedication and hard work.
If she had a 10 million: I would donate a large portion to charities that focus on underprivileged kids and have a strong focus toward education. With the remaining money I would take my family on a wonderful, long trip to Disney World.