Catawba alumnus promoted to programmer/analyst position
Douglas A. Stanley of Salisbury, a 2004 alumnus of Catawba College, was recently promoted to a programmer/analyst position in Catawba's computer services department.
Stanley also recently earned a master's degree in information technology and management from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Research facility visit
Dr. Mark Sabo, Catawba College chemistry professor, and Angela Bailey, a senior chemistry major from Kannapolis, visited the Anthropological Research Facility at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, last month.
They attended an organizational meeting at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, toured laboratories and assisted with research at the facility, a secure outdoor laboratory that studies human decomposition.
Bailey and fellow chemistry major Paul Norris, a senior from Salisbury, are working on a research project to identify volatile organic compounds from the decomposition of a domestic hog. This project relates to FBI research Sabo assisted with last summer at the FBI's Quantico, Va., facility.
Honor society member
Katherine Suzanne Honeycutt of Rockwell is one of 33 Western Carolina University students recently inducted into the Mu Eta chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society in education.
Honeycutt graduated from East Rowan High School in 2005. Daughter of Toby and Rhonda Honeycutt, she is a senior education major.
The honor society recognizes scholarship and enhances professional development among education majors, including students majoring in communication disorders, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Initiation requirements include a 3.0 grade-point average for undergraduates, along with formal admission to an education program, and an established record of excellence in each student's course of study.
Landis Good Citizens
Landis Elementary School recently recognized the following students as December Citizens of the Month:
Kindergarten: Alyssa Campbell, Gavin Bare, Chase Drinkard, Daniel Kennedy and Braxton Burchette.
First grade: Brandon Juarez, Camryn Jessop, Maverick Page and Imani Moore.
Second grade: Brooke Royal, Kionna Bowles, C. J. Crouse, Eli Corder and Saynea Hunter.
Third grade: Grace Horne, Sarah Ford, Jake Glenn, Keiyonne Benjamin and Adrian Figueroa.
Fourth grade: Jonathan Alaniz, Jasmin Juarez, Jennifer Ervin and Chase Garrett.
Fifth grade: Kayla McClendon, Danni Wilkes, Lindsey Carter, Anissa Norman and Allen Flowers.
Millbridge Elementary School recently recognized the following students as December Good Citizens:
Kindergarten: Maxwell Blackledge, Jazmine Stover, Remington Steele, Rachel Shoemaker, Hannah Saine, Austin Barnes, Cindy Connoly and Riley Paschal.
First grade: Jordan Watts, Lupe Bautista, Bobby Cain, Destiny Gonzales, Hannah Wilhite, Haley Moore, Karley Wood and Nicholas Lemire.
Second grade: Brianna Haynes, Samuel Kincaid, Isaac Lingle, Frankie Caraccio, Jesse Baker, Alexandra Linder, Alex Dean and Jordan Caldwell.
Third grade: Breanna Lentz, Brandon Swink, Cierra Pharr, Zach Head, Austin Love, Cierra Hunter, D.J. Fulcher and Michelle Morgan.
Fourth grade: Abygail Rohletter, Ally Shulenburger, Alex Eakin, Alicia Bautista, Austin Corriher, Bailey Purcell, Anna Marie Mergard and Blake Johnson.
Fifth grade: Owen Harrison, Andy Overcash, Jennifer McCollum, Bryson Johnson, Mattie Lowe, Jasmine Belush and Burke Fulcher.
Granite Quarry Stars
Granite Quarry Elementary School recently recognized the following students who exhibited good citizenship as Star Students for December:
Special: Kaycee Harrison and Martin Garcia.
Kindergarten: Brendan Hawley, Emily Padgett, Kania Carlton, Maximus Ordonez, Kaden Walker, Macy Abramson, Sierra Braun and Micheal Spencer.
First grade: Tyrone Johnson, Taylor Mitchell, Sarah Roane,Cole Medlin, Lauren Coughenour, Megan Guzman, Kevin Garcia, Billy McGee, Megan Cameron, Mason McMillin, Brianna Cisney, Carissa Sutherland and Samantha Nanney.
Second grade: Leah Mesimer, Jordan Ward, Clay Washington, Destini Hamilton, Sebastian Ruff and Corbin Moss.
Third grade: Tiffany Morales, Zuri Thompson, Keava Carlton, Spencer Coughenour, Lauren Wilsey, Jeremy Heard, Austin Vandezande and Alexis Whitley.
Fourth grade: Emily Seaford, Dejuan Rhodes, Dakota Hartsell, Brendan Doughtery, Kelby Porter and Riley Myers.
Fifth grade: Grace Stokes, Trevor L'Hommedieu, Arisa McDonald, DiNaysha Gillespie, Kristen Parker, Robert Lugo, Samantha Morales and Haley Bowler.
Bus drivers honored
Johnny Brown, director of transportation for Rowan-Salisbury Schools, has recognized the following employees for exemplary service as bus drivers for the month of December:
North area: Thelma Lucky, North Middle/North High, Bus 321.
East area: Missi Whitley, Rockwell Elementary, Bus 158.
West area: Erica Miller, Millbridge Elementary, Bus 102.
South area: Kim Hopkins, Corriher-Lipe Middle, Bus 118.
Salisbury area: Jerry Miller, Knox Middle/Salisbury High, Bus 12.
Special needs: Roxanne Young, Bus 2809.
Honorees are bus drivers who have adhered to all duties and responsibilities who are nominated by bus coordinators each month.
N. Elementary Citizens
North Rowan Elementary School recently recognized the students as December Good Citizens for showing kindness.
They are TorSha Herr, Elizabeth Myers, NaQuez Reid, Jale´ Cherry, Katherine Greene, Emily Alvarez, Kyle Brown, Haley Russell, Wesley Isenhour, Zach Honeycutt, Mikeria McDowell, Willie Bennett, Brianna White, Glexa Reyes, Nikis Miller, Rilee Rockey, Shania Lugo, Charles Jackson, Zachary Watkins, Brittany McIntyre, Jamarian Glenn, Roger Sanchez, Oswaldo Lara, Angelo Cervantes, Emely Brizuela, Autumn Kamili, Jaharya Jamison, Jacob Young, Myia Bradley, Anna Evans, Tahvia Smith, Shayla Lackey, Melvin Finger, Jewel Brown, Lee Sells, Tiffany Vang, Amethyst Arquette, Bertin Prado, Donnie Bradley,Kiara Davis, Jordan Hawkins, Darius Miles, Kevin Best,Shiheem Saunders, Labrisha Hayes, Summer Parker, Kerry Campion, Jaheem Colson, Alexander Brown and Jyrik Scott.
DOT poster winner
Seth William Sigmon of China Grove was a winner in the N.C. Department of Transportation's 2007 Work Zone Safety Poster Contest.
Sigmon, a student at Bostian Elementary School, won third place in the 5-8-year-old category.
Nearly 2,000 entries were submitted from school-aged children across the state.