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Education shoutouts

Sacred Heart Catholic School

These students made the all-A honor roll:

Third grade: John Bergen, Kendyl Causey, Gianluca DeMary, Jissele Garcia, Sophie Wainright, Will Walters and Mikko Zaldivar.

Fourth grade: Katie Antosek, Mayla Brinkley, Lauren Childress, Elly Dishman, Kennedy Goodman, Mark Le, Evan Miller, Dylan Nguyen, Megan Nguyen and Ellie Walters.

Fifth grade: Mitchell Allen, Mary Kathryn Aycock, Logan Bryant, Tony Frank, Amanda Nollenberger and Jacob Trainor.

Sixth grade: Ellie Cardelle, Mary-Grace Cardelle, Emma Rose Dishmanm, Kaiden Dulkoski, Rachel Flynn, Gray Goodman and Theresa Hurysz.

Seventh grade: Hannah Carr, Cooper Fleeman, J. Flynn, Drew Hansen, Gianna Patella and Kyna Zaldivar.

Eighth grade: Grace Blackwell, Ben Childress, Colin Donaldson, Sophia Malloy, Rachel McCullough, Ella Trainor and Sutton Webb.

Communities in Schools awards scholarships

Two local high school seniors have been awarded the Vicky Slusser Scholarship sponsored by Communities in Schools of Rowan County. The scholarship is open to graduating seniors in Rowan Salisbury Schools who have attended a school served by CIS during their K-12 years.

Rachel Morales Mendoza graduated from Rowan County Early College with both her high school diploma and an associate of arts degree. She attended Knox Middle School, where she was served by CIS. Her activities included volunteer work and membership in the Junior Civitan Club. She also has worked at Custom Glass Products.

Rachel has been accepted at Pfeiffer University, where she intends to study biology and health and exercise science.

Khalita Person graduated from Salisbury High School. She also attended Knox Middle School, where she was served by CIS. Khalita’s activities included participating in Key Club and Club Red and volunteering at Rowan Helping Ministries. She was a member of both track and volleyball teams and worked part time at Bojangle’s.

Khalita plans to attend North Carolina A&T State University in the fall.

First United Methodist Church awards scholarships

First United Methodist Church of Salisbury awarded the Roy and Lula Goodman Scholarship to six graduating high school seniors during Senior Sunday on June 3. Each recipient received a $1,000 scholarship.

Recipients are:

• Hailey Caitlin Huffman, a graduate of East Rowan High School, who will attend Lenoir Rhyne in the fall. She plans to major in premed. Her parents are Steve and Tonya Huffman.
• Laura Caroline Johnson, a graduate of East Rowan High School, will be a freshman at Appalachian State University. She plans to major in social work. Her parents are Craig and Lynne Johnson.
• Noah Harrison Powell, a graduate of East Rowan High School, will attend East Carolina University. He plans to double major in political science and history with a concentration in security studies. His parents are Neal and Sandy Powell.
• Hannah Dean Smith, a graduate of Carson High School, will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the fall. Her parents are Richard and Sharon Smith.
• Joseph Charles Steinman, a graduate of Salisbury High School, will attend Appalachian State University in the fall. His parents are Todd and Mary Heather Steinman.
• Leah Brooke Wyrick, a graduate of East Rowan High School, will attend Wake Forest University in the fall. She is the daughter of Tim and Nancy Wyrick.
Scholarship recipient

Rachel Isabella Thomas is the recipient of the Local Government Federal Credit Union Scholarship Award.

Thomas will use the scholarship to study at Wingate University and is one of 120 high school seniors and post-secondary students that will have extra money to apply toward their education at the university, community or technical college of their choice.

The scholarship recognizes a student’s achievement in extracurricular activities, as well as academic excellence by having maintained a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Golden LEAF Scholar

Stacey Ketchie, a graduate of West Rowan High School, is one of 215 recipients of a Golden LEAF Foundation Scholarship of as much as $12,000.

Each of these students was selected to receive a $3,000 scholarship each year for up to four years of study at a participating North Carolina college or university. Recipients from rural, economically distressed counties are selected based on career and education goals, a review of school and community service activities, length of residence in the county and expressed intent to contribute to the state’s rural communities upon graduation from college.

The Golden LEAF Foundation created the scholarship program to broaden education opportunities and provide support to students from rural counties hoping that after graduation recipients will provide leadership in these communities.



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