Notables, March 3

March 11, 2014 

Elon honors

Elon University has released its list of students who made the President’s List and Dean’s List for the fall semester of 2013.

Ruby Marie Gibbs, of Knightdale, made the President’s List. She is the daughter of Barbara Gibbs.

Jane Marie Seidel, of Knightdale, made the Dean’s List. Jane is the daughter of David and Suzanne Seidel.

Kali O’Ryan Snuggs, of Wendell, made the Dean’s List. Kali is the daughter of Erin and Kristi Snuggs.

Students recognized

Three eastern Wake County students were recognized as DAR Good Citizens by the General James Moore Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution at their monthly meeting in Wake Forest: Rachel Kate Cockrell, daughter of Bobbie and Jean Cockrell, from East Wake School of Health Sciences; Nicholas Xavier Sanders, son of Julio and Felicia Sanders, from East Wake School of Engineering Systems; Orvellin Villarreal, Jr., son of Orvellin and Irma Ocampo Villareal, from East Wake School of Integrated Technology; and Anna Kate Whitfield, daughter of John and Rebecca Whitfield, from East Wake School of Arts, Education and Global Studles.

The DAR Good Citizens award and scholarship contest rewards high school seniors who possess qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism in their communities. Selected by faculty, students are then invited to participate in the scholarship portion of the program.

Mills receives martial arts scholarship

Local Knightdale High School senior Joshua Mills has received the Nathaniel and Beula Ray Bu Bun Ryo Do scholarship from Supreme Martial Arts & Fitness in Knightdale. The scholarship is given to students who participate in the martial arts and exemplify the drive to discipline both mind and body.

Merit Scholarship finalist

Grant Masini, a senior at Corinth Holders High, has been named a finalist in the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship program. Merit Scholar Finalists are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies and compete for approximately 8,000 National Merit Scholarships with a combined worth of about $35 million.

Masini was entered into the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test and receiving one of the highest scores in the state.

CFSP re-certification

Cary B. Cannady, CFSP, a funeral director with Montlawn Funeral Home, has recently qualified for re-certification of the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. To initially receive this award, the practitioner must complete a 180 hour program of continuing education activities and events. The practitioner is required to accumulate 20 hours per year to re-certify.

Hatcher at Sigma Tau Delta

Wendell native Rebecca Hatcher was one of four undergraduate students at Campbell University to present her research at the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society’s annual conference in Savanna, Ga. Hatcher, a member of Sigma Tau Delta, studied Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “Christable,” which explores the corruptibility of women and the nature of temptation to evil.

Silver award

Camille and Hanna Olson of Wendell have been awarded the Girl Scout Silver Award by Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines. The Silver Award is the second highest achievement in Girl Scouting. The award symbolizes Girl Scout Cadettes’ accomplishments in Girl Scouting and their community as they discover their strengths and take action to make the world a better place.

For their Girl Scout Silver Award project, the girls constructed two benches for a Wendell community park. After gaining approval from the Parks and Recreation Department, the girls installed the benches along walking trails in a newly expanded area of the park. The girls hope that the benches will help attract more people to come out to the park and use the new and existing trails.

The Olson girls have been Girl Scouts since 2005, and are members of Girl Scout Troop #1434 led by Stephanie Hawke. They are the daughters of Jon and Kim Olson and are in the 9th grade.

WCU graduates

Three area students graduated from Western Carolina University during the Fall 2013 semester. Gabrielle L. Ellis, of Knightdale, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in sociology; Elizabeth Ann trace, of Knightdale, graduated with a Master of Health Sciences; and Edward Jason Dennis, of Wendell, graduated with a Masters in Project Management.

WCU Dean’s List

Western Carolina University has released its list of students who made the Dean’s List. From Knightdale, Devin Gabrielle Devore, Candace D. Thompson, and Kimberly Rebecca Ward were named to the Dean’s List. From Wendell, Veronica Nicole Browning and Lauren Olive; and from Zebulon, Michelle Jacqueline McDuffie.

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