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Graduation 2018: Salisbury High All-County Scholars

The All-County Scholars from Salisbury High School.

Bethanie Lynn Stauffer

Bethanie Lynn Stauffer is the daughter of Shawne Staufer of Salisbury. A senior at Salisbury High School, she attended Overton Elementary and Knox Middle School.

In the fall, she plans to attend Vanderbilt University, where she will study medicine, health and society, with a minor in chemistry. She hopes to work in forensics.

Favorite assigned book: “Wuthering Heights” by Emily Brontë.

Defining moment in my life: The defining moment of my life was when we had a house fire in seventh grade and we had to recover afterwards, moving repeatedly.

Secret to high school success: The secret to my high school success was periodic Panera reviews.

If I had $10 million: If I had $10 million dollars I would save it/invest some of it so I would have it after college.

Ethan Knorr

Ethan Knorr is the son of Eric and Jamie Knorr of Salisbury. A Salisbury High School graduate, he attended Hurley Elementary School and Knox Middle School.

In the fall, he will attend East Carolina University, where he will study biomedical engineering.

Favorite assigned book: “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck.

Defining moment in my life: Committing to swim at East Carolina University.

Secret to high school success: Excellent time management and made sure to always be myself.

If I had $10 million: I would do everything I could to allow myself to be happy and help the world become a better place altogether.

Mary Caroline Kaufman

Mary Caroline Kaufman is the daughter of Dr. Greg and Elizabeth Kaufman of Salisbury. A senior at Salisbury High School, she attended North Hills Christian School for elementary and middle school.

In the fall, she will attend Davidson College, where she will study philosophy. She hopes to go into the field of psychological therapy/counseling or medicine and hopes to become a professor someday.

Favorite assigned book: “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald or “The Age of Innocence” by Edith Wharton.

Defining moment in my life: Realizing that kindness is much more powerful in overcoming differences and accomplishing goals than arguments.

Secret to high school success: Working hard and always trying to look at things with a “glass half full” mentality. I try to do everything to the best of my ability.

If I had $10 million: Pay off my parents’ bills (including my college tuition … yikes), buy actual textbooks for Rowan County schools, start a charitable foundation to support education and mental health treatment for underprivileged kids, and use the rest to travel the world.

Simon Eli Post

Simon Eli Post is the son of Jon and Libby Post of Salisbury. A senior at Salisbury High School, Simon attended Overton Elementary School and Knox Middle School. In the fall, he will attend UNC-Chapel Hill where he will study computer science.

Favorite assigned book: “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck.

Defining moment in my life: When I built my first computer. This created my passion for both computer software and hardware and is the reason that I am pursuing a career involving computers right now. If this had never happened, I don’t have any idea what my life would be like right now, since it has played such a huge role in the person I’ve become.

Secret to high school success: I was never afraid to ask for help when I didn’t know how to do something, but I also never became reliant on that help to get my work done and succeed.

If I had $10 million: I would hire a financial adviser to show me how to best save and invest the most of the money, so that I could live off of it and use it as a backup fund, while still pursuing a regular job.  With the rest of the money, I would donate to both cancer and Alzheimer’s research, and take a smaller portion to use as spending money.

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