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Education shoutouts

Millbridge Elementary

Millbridge Elementary School has named September Good Citizens:

Kindergarten: Brylan Fisher, Dana Thompson, Ila Sechler, Aaron Gonzalez, Zane Rodriguez, Jillian Funes, London Hopkins and Parker Banther.

First grade: Cailey Graham, Rylan Davidson, Josie Graham, Rylee Miller, Charley Storey, Noah Overcash, McKenzie Butler, Clarissa Moore, Jasper Peyton and Erin Lee.

Second grade: Harlie Bryant, Cooper Miller, Carsyn Wilhelm, Calliope Stanford, Lilly Gariepy, Yaneli Iturbide Teodoro, Hudson Sechler, Ava Phillips, Bryce Mattern and Addy Moore.

Third grade: Addison Corriher, Cameron Davis, Emma Houghton, Claire Bober, Paul Dominguez Lopez, Mayrin Munoz Lazaro, Leona Guy and Bralynn McElligott.

Fourth grade: Aiden Vega, Shane Sykes, Ava Robbins, Carson Raper, Kamryn Sigmon, Corbin Hopkins, Maddox Houghton and Stella Lipe.

Fifth grade: James Poteat, Graci Grindstaff, Century Hunsucker, Jacob Prevette, Kimberly Martin, Sam Noe, Caitlyn Andrews and Peyton Nail.

Overton Elementary

Overton Elementary School recognized First Class Scholars in September for demonstrating the interpersonal skill of creativity:

Kindergarten: Bergen Austin, Nyanzia Clement and Jossislynn Johnson.

First grade: Serafina Hopkins-Teeter, Bently Presnell and Noah Trick.

Second grade: Natalie Satterlee, Chandler Oberry, Jonathan Mirabal and Jacob McDaniel.

Third grade: Andre Bolden, Myra Duenaz Reyes and Lucas Oden.

Fourth grade: Ashley Martinez and Jaylen Dillard.

Fifth grade:  Elisha Shelton, Ja’Maya McConnaughey, Jacy Yerena, Valerie Delgado Camacho and Keshawn Hames.

Bostian Elementary

Bostian Elementary School recognized the following students as exemplary citizens for the month. The students went above and beyond what is expected of them at school.

Kindergarten: Mia Ascencion, Holden Basinger, Tabor Bryant, Joshua Olmsted, Nori Lackey and Franco Peralta.

First grade: Adysen Eller, Christopher Leon Ruiz, Reagan Gamble, Savannah Mabrito, Courtney Propst, Levi Hurd and Anthony Henriksen.

Second grade: Hallie Ward, Owen Beck, Miriam Stover, Brayden Kelly, Brock Galloway and Kaylee Perrell.

Third grade: Gunnur Sprinkle, Rylee Laskey, Anabelle Chavis, Remy Stover, Carson Gordon and Becca Beaver.

Fourth grade: Paisley Eller, Paul Smith, Carson Pethel, MaKenna Overcash, Laci Peeler, Landon Fleming and Maddox Lowe.

Fifth grade: Olivia Chandler, Davis Kemp, Sydney Walker, Dylan McCraven, Braylee Helms and Brayden Brown.

Awards for cadet

Rian Burris, grandson of Susan and Ricky Burris of Kannapolis, has received several awards at The Citadel, the military college of South Carolina.

He was awarded Gold Stars for academic achievement during the spring semester. The award is one step higher than the Dean’s List. A student must earn a grade point average of 3.7 or higher during the semester.
He was also named to the President’s List, one of the most distinguished cadet awards presented by The Citadel. It indicates excellence in academics as well as military duties. The list is a combination of the Dean’s List and Commandant’s Distinguished List and includes cadets who contribute the most to their companies while maintaining excellent military and academic records.



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