Notables: July 20

July 11, 2014 

UNC Pembroke honor roll

The University of N.C. at Pembroke has released its Chancellors and Honors list for the Spring 2014 semester. Jordan Tayler Wright of Knightdale, Samantha Jean Faggiana of Wendell made the Chancellor’s List, and Carmen Aguilar Johnson of Zebulon and Caleb K. Stubbs and Rebekah Warrick of Knightdale made the Honor Roll.

Students are eligible for the Honors List if they achieve a minimum semester quality point average of 3.2 while passing at least 12 semester hours of course work; none of the 12 hours may be pass/fail. The Chancellor’s List requires a GPA of 3.7 or better.

Debutante ball

Emma Ruth Gardner and Samara Kathryn Knuckley, of Wendell, and Abigail Patience Gay, of Zebulon, will attend the 88th annual N.C. Debutante Ball Sept. 4-6. The formal presentation of young women from across the state will highlight the weekend festivities. Invitations are extended to young women in recognition of the contributions their families have made to the economic, cultural, social and civic life in North Carolina.

School leadership development

Zebulon Elementary fourth-grade teacher Larry Peaden has been admitted for the fall of 2014 to East Carolina University as a Principal Fellow. One of only 33 Principal Fellows selected statewide to participate in the two-year program, Peaden will complete a full year of coursework and a 10-month full-time internship, while earning a Masters in School Administration degree.

Scholarships awarded

Wake Electric has awarded 17 college scholarships totaling $22,000. Touchstone Energy Scholarship winners Christina Miller of East Wake High School of Health & Science and Morgan Wilder of East Wake School of Engineering Systems both received $1,250 in scholarships. Funding for scholarships is made possible by Wake Electric members and Wake Electric employees through the Operation Round-Up Program, a voluntary program in which members offer to round up their electric bill to the nearest whole dollar.

Angus Association member

Ayden Wyatt of Zebulon is a new junior member of the American Angus Association. Junior members are eligible to register cattle in the Association, participate in programs conducted by the National Junior Angus Association and take part in Association-sponsored shows and other national and regional events.

Barton College honors

Barton College has released its list of students who made the Dean’s List and President’s List for the Spring 2014 semester. Students who made the President’s List compiled a perfect 4.0 GPA. Dean’s List students achieved a 3.3 or better.

Rebecca Farrington of Knightdale made the President’s List.

The following eastern Wake County students made the Dean’s List: Amatulah Ibraahiym, Emily Pergerson, Terreessa Purvis and Latisha Watley, of Knightdale; Alena Grubb, Calvin Hawke, Dasia King, Felipe Martinez and Joanna Mustian of Wendell; and Crystal Britton, Ashley Denton and Jenna Upchurch of Zebulon.

Zebulon finance work honored

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the Town of Zebulon by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its comprehensive annual financial report. The certificate is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.

Advancing teaching

Jodi L. Brown of Archer Lodge Middle School recently attended programs at the N.C. Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a professional development resource for the state’s teachers.

Ambassador of the Month

Lorrie Hargreaves is the Knightdale Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Month for June. Hargreaves is the assistant vice president and financial services manager of First Citizens Bank & Trust Company. She has been a Knightdale resident for 23 years and has served as a KCOC ambassador for over seven years.

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