Notables: June 23

June 20, 2013 

WCU releases spring lists

Western Carolina University recently released its graduation and dean’s lists for the spring 2013 semester.

From Knightdale, graduates were Ernest Loran Berry – Bachelor of Science, Business Administration and Law (Cum Laude); Rebecca-Ann Madeleine Fitts – Bachelor of Arts, Art; and Renee D. Jonas – Bachelor of Social Work, Social Work.

Zebulon residents who graduated were Kristin Marie Higgins – Bachelor of Science, Emergency and Disaster Management; and Christopher Ian Iffland – Bachelor of Science, Psychology.

Locals named to the dean’s list were Fitts, Jonas and Kimberly Rebecca Ward of Knightdale, Lauren Michelle Jordan of Wendell, and Iffland and Michelle Jacqueline McDuffie of Zebulon.

To qualify for the dean’s list, those students achieved at least a 3.5 GPA out of a possible 4.0 on a regular semester’s work of at least 12 hours, excluding remedial courses, with no grade less than C.

Ferrell earns doctorate

Kimberly Ferrell has competed the requirements for her doctoral degree from North Carolina State University. Ferrell is the daughter of Charles and Dorothy Ferrell of Knightdale. She is also a 1986 graduate of East Wake High School.

Ferrell has been employed with Franklin County Schools for 21 years and is the principal of Long Mill Elementary School in Youngsville.

Sumner earns full scholarship

Alex Sumner, a senior at Knightdale High School, has earned a full academic scholarship to Winston-Salem State University.

Sumner is the son of Be’tice and Reginald Sumner. He is also the third Sumner family member to earn a full scholarship. His brother Bryan Sumner, a 2012 graduate of Knightdale, attends Winston-Salem State on a full scholarship. Chelsea Sumner, a 2011 graduate, attends Campbell University on a full scholarship.

Hukins graduates from Duke

Mariah S. Hukins, a 2009 Knightdale High School graduate, was among the more than 5,000 undergraduates to receive a bachelor’s degree from Duke University during its commencement exercises May 12.

Hukins, the daughter of Demorris and Willie Hukins of Raleigh, graduated with distinction with a Bachelor of Science degree in evolutionary anthropology and was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester.

Brothers serve as page

Todd Mizell, and Coley Mizell, students at East Wake High School, served as a pages recently in the N.C. Senate.

They are the sons of Ronny and Jennifer Mizell of Wendell.

Pages attend daily Senate sessions and committee meetings and they assist staff members with office duties.

K’dale Girl Scout wins Gold Award

Christine Marie Fry of Knightdale has been awarded the Girl Scout Gold Award. This is the highest achievement in Girl Scouting.

The award symbolizes outstanding accomplishments in leadership, career planning, personal development and community service.

For her Gold Award project, Fry created a two-canvas mural aimed at motivating students to follow their “dreams and passions.” The mural highlights individuals who she believes have followed their dreams and are either from or have ties to North Carolina.

Fry is the daughter of Daryl and Maria Fry. The Needham Broughton High graduate is a student at UNC-Greensboro. Fry has been a Girl Scout since 1999 and is in Troop 925, led by Maria Fry and Christine Allen.

Walsh graduates from William & Mary

Molly-Ann Walsh, of Zebulon, received her bachelor of science degree from the College of William & Mary during commencement services held May 12 at the school located in Williamsburg, Va.

Cole on President’s List

Chowan University junior Rachel Cole, of Knightdale, was named to the President’s List at the Murfreesboro university for her academic performance during the spring, 2013 semester. Cole, a psychology major, had to earn a 3.8 grade point average to be named to the list.

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