2020 North Rowan High School All-County Scholars

Published 12:05 am Sunday, May 24, 2020

Kayla Swicegood

Parents: Amanda Fox

Elementary school: Kindergarten through fourth grade, I attended Isenberg Elementary. In fifth grade, I attended North Rowan Elementary.

Middle school: North Rowan Middle School

Where I plan to go to college: UNC-Chapel Hill

Expected major: Political science or psychology.

Career goal: To either become a listened therapist or counselor or to become a campaign manager for future elections.

Sports: varsity tennis and varsity soccer

Leadership positions: student government senior class president, vice president of Robotics Club, Key Club secretary

Defining moment: One defining moment in my life was when I was accepted at UNC, as it has always been a dream of mine to attend the school.

Secret to high school success: Staying focused on what is important and to persevere when life presents you with setbacks.

If I had $10 million, I would: Open a free counseling office in Spencer, which would allow every resident regardless of health insurance or finances to receive treatment for their mental health.

Itzel Nunez-Ariza

Parents: Elizabeth Ariza

Elementary school: Red Oak Elementary School, Hanford Dole Elementary School.

Middle school: North Rowan Middle School

College: University of North Carolina at Charlotte, biomedical engineering.

Career plan: Physician

Sports: Lettered in tennis

Leadership positions: President of Robotics Club.

Defining moment: Getting into college.

Secret to high school success: Having a support system consisting of my friends and family.

If I had $10 million, I would: Use the money to get through school and would like to provide a comfortable lifestyle for my family members. With the remaining money, I would like to have several scholarships for underprivileged students, specifically first-generation Americans.

Lizbeth Jaimes-Lopez

Parents: Maria Guadalupe Lopez, Florencio Jaimes

Elementary school: North Rowan Elementary School

Middle school: North Rowan Middle School

College: I plan to attend Rowan Cabarrus Community College for two years and transfer to a four-year college or university. I plan to major in biology.

Career goal: My career goal is to accomplish a degree in the medical field where I have the opportunity to express my personality as well as grow and challenge myself. I want to be that individual that is able to give a safe and stable environment filled with love, care and support. I want to continue to make other people happy and be that individual that touches the lives of others.

Leadership positions: I was a member of Key Club, Chess Club, and the National Honors Society. I was also a part of the Dance Team at North Rowan High.

Outside of school: I regularly volunteered to help at my family’s business.

Defining moment: Becoming a licensed CNA was a defining moment in my life. I found my strengths and weaknesses through my experience as a CNA in training. Meanwhile, I realized how much more I can accomplish in life.

Secret to high school success: I always set goals for myself and was never afraid to make mistakes. I learned from my mistakes and grew as a person. I worked hard and most importantly, I never gave up!

If I had $10 million, I would: Donate $1.25 million to each, a charity for the homeless and the “Make-a-Wish” foundation. Also, I would give a quarter of the money to my family members and I would invest the last $5 million towards my future.

Jacob Edward Davis

Parents: John and Vickie Davis

Elementary school: North Rowan Elementary School

Middle school: North Rowan Middle School

College: I will attend North Carolina State University and major in environmental engineering.

Career goal: To become content through life passion.

Leadership positions: Writing grants for the Robotics Team, founder and Captain of Chess Club, National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society.

Outside of school: Salem Lutheran Church worship and youth activities, works at Ivan’s Restaurant.

Defining moment: Acceptance into N.C .State’s College of Engineering.

Secret to high school success: Finding passion in what you study.

If I had $10 million, I would: Invest in Bitcoin.