K-8 private schools celebrate graduating eighth-graders

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 28, 2020

SALISBURY – Sacred Heart Catholic School and Salisbury Academy have both sent off their latest classes of students to high school.

The schools are K-8, so every year students “graduate” from eighth grade. The following are details about this year’s graduates.

Sacred Heart honors eighth-graders

Sacred Heart Catholic School administration was determined to honor their eighth-grade graduates with a real ceremony outside

“After all the emotional ups and downs of remote and virtual learning, shelter at home, and their worlds being turned upside down we were determined to honor our eighth-grade students with a beautiful graduation mass and program,” Principal Tyler Kulp said. “Following all of Gov. Cooper’s COVID phasing limitations and utilizing our smaller class size, we moved everything outside. The stormy skies finally cleared to a beautiful and warm morning.”

Gov. Roy  Cooper closed schools on March 14,  the faculty at the school already had a plan, and sent students home with two weeks of remote lessons on March 13.

Sacred Heart School congratulates the eighth-grade academic award winners: Diego Sifuentes (Religion), Rachel Flynn (English and Language Arts), Emma Rose Dishman (Math), Kaiden Dulkoski (Science), and Theresa Hurysz (Social Studies). In addition, all eighth grade graduates will head into high school with three high school credits for English 1, Math 1, and World History.

“We are so incredibly proud of their accomplishments during this pandemic,” Eighth Grade Homeroom Teacher Tracy Sentilles said.

Sacred Heart School is accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year for JK – eighth grades. Private school tours are open again for interested families. Class sizes have been limited to ensure CDC safety guidelines. Financial assistance programs are available. For more information, visit www.salisburycatholicschool.org or call 704-633-2841.

Salisbury Academy classes take next steps

SALISBURY – Salisbury Academy congratulates the Class of 2020: Elizabeth Applewhite, Moira Avery, Isabella Banish, Eva Carter, Kari Downs, Callie Evans, Kate Evans, Emmaline Goodnight, Callista Harris, Lucy Heilig, Reid Hlavacek, Taliyah McCombs, Andrew Mead, Ethan Ott, Grayce Pittman, Deuce Walker, Ruby Claire Walser, Jack Wear, Will Wear, Madisyn White, and Millie Wymbs.

The 2020 Salisbury Academy graduates will move on to Jesse C. Carson High School, North Davidson High School, Salisbury High School and West Rowan High School. Twenty-two Salisbury Academy alumni will graduate from area high school programs and will progress into the next chapters of their educational journeys.

Next steps for local Salisbury Academy alumni high school graduates include: Roshen Amin will move onto Duke University, Dominic Capito onto West Virginia University, Caroline Colwell onto NC State University, Archie Dees onto UNC Chapel Hill, Madison Dunlap onto educational and professional opportunities, George Fisher onto Wofford College, Walker Hartpence onto East Carolina University, Caitlin Hattaway onto UNC Greensboro, Jessica Jensen onto UNC Asheville, Mitch Jeter onto the University of South Carolina, Julie Kenny onto Appalachian State, Taron Lilly onto Guilford College, Emma Myers onto UNC Greensboro, William Nesbitt onto educational and professional opportunities, Marshall Overcash onto the University of South Carolina Darla Moore Business School, Sara Peffer onto Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Nicholas Peltz onto UNC Chapel Hill, Hank Robins onto Lenior-Rhyne University, Graham Smith onto Appalachian State University, Patrick Smith onto NC State University, Noah Stockton onto Lenoir-Rhyne University, and Chad van der Poel onto The University of Tennessee.

“We are incredibly proud of these two classes and look forward to seeing where their paths lead them,” Head of School Beverly Fowler said. “Their Salisbury Academy family will be cheering them on every step of the way.”