North Rowan High School All-County Scholars

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 27, 2021

Cheyenne Hailey

Parents: Lonzy and Karen Hill 

Elementary and middle schools: Southwest Elementary School, Erwin and North Middle School

College and expected major: I plan to attend Rowan-Cabarrus Community College for about a year for my prerequisites, then hopefully transfer to N.C. State to acquire my doctor of veterinary medicine degree.

Defining moment: Whenever I got out of foster care when I was around 16 years old. This was when it seemed like things were finally going right in my life, and I was hopeful for my future. 

The secret to your high school success: The reason that I was successful in high school was by taking the academic opportunities available to me, such as AP and community college courses, and making school my No. 1 priority.

If I had $10 million: I would make sure that my family and I are financially set for the future. 

Madisyn Smith

Parents: Misty and Michael Smith

Elementary and middle schools: North Hills Christian School and North Rowan Elementary School, North Rowan Middle School

College and expected major: UNC Wilmington and major in biology with a focus in health science

Career goal: Cosmetic surgeon

Letter sports: Cheerleading 

Outside school: Working as a CNA and enjoying time outside.

Defining moment: Earning my CNA in high school was a defining moment in my life and validated my desire to go into medicine.

Secret to your high school success: Discipline and motivation 

If I had $10 million: I would help fund Rowan-Salisbury Schools and further education opportunities within the community. 

Abby Smith

Parents: Terry and Amy Smith

Elementary and middle schools: North Rowan Elementary School and North Rowan Middle School

College and expected major: Appalachian State University, nursing

Career goal: My career goal is to be a pediatric ICU Nurse at a children’s hospital.

Letter sports and leadership positions: Cheerleading, senior class president, Key Club vice president, member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ leadership team.

Outside school: Active member at Oakdale Baptist Church and babysitter for local families

Defining moment: Becoming a certified nurse aide

The secret to your high school success: Stay on top of all of your work and don’t procrastinate.

If I had $10 million: I would donate it to support mission work in both America and in other countries.

Anna Everhart

Parents: Carol and Kelly Everhart

Elementary and middle schools: North Rowan Elementary School and North Rowan Middle School

College and expected major: I am attending N.C. State University to major in biomedical engineering.

Career goal: I would like to be a physician assistant.

Letter sports and leadership positions: I have lettered in volleyball, softball, women’s golf and cheerleading. I was elected student body president, Key Club president, and National Technical Honor Society president this year.

Outside school: I am a very active member in the St. John’s Lutheran Church youth group as well as working as a CNA at Trinity Oaks.

Defining moment: Attending the ELCA National Youth Gathering in Houston the summer of 2018. This was an eye-opening experience that allowed me to build friendships and further my relationship with God.

The secret to your high school success: To not stress about things I can’t control. COVID offered many opportunities to me that would not have been possible in a normal year.

If I had $10 million: I would first tithe to my church. I would put the rest of the money in a savings account to have when I needed it and pay off any debts any of my family members have.

About Carl Blankenship

Carl Blankenship has covered education for the Post since December 2019. Before coming to Salisbury he was a staff writer for The Avery Journal-Times in Newland and graduated from Appalachian State University in 2017, where he was editor of The Appalachian.

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