Christina Anne Wase, a 2004 graduate of Pinecrest High School, graduated from North Carolina State University on Saturday, May 10.
After consistently making the Dean's List at NCSU, Wase graduated summa cum laude, having been recognized for having the highest scholastic points in her department of study. During her time at NCSU she held several leadership positions in the Baccalaureate Student Social Work Associa-tion, most recently president.
Having been inducted into the Phi Alpha Honor Society, Epsilon Kappa chapter (for social work students) for excellence in scholarship and high professional standards, she also performed leadership roles. Wase received several scholarships and grants for high academic performance during her time at NCSU.
Her diligence carried over into other activities, such as intramural softball and in volunteer positions with the NCSU health center, Lutheran Family Services, Catholic Charities outreach and the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants.
In addition to several part-time jobs, Wase spent most of her fall and spring breaks, as well as a couple of summer breaks, on mission and volunteer trips. She experienced giving back to society firsthand in places including Gatlinburg, Tenn.; Pass Christian, Miss.; New Orleans, La.; Philadelphia, Pa.; and East Asia. She also joined an N.C. team that worked on an Extreme Makeover-Home Edition in New Orleans, La. She is very active in her church and an active member of Campus Crusade for Christ.
After graduation, Wase plans to spend more time in East Asia before pursuing her career.
William Eastman was recently awarded the John William Pope Eagle Scout Scholarship by the Boy Scouts of America's Occoneechee Council Office in Raleigh.
The Pope Scholarship is awarded each year to high school seniors who have earned their Eagle Scout rank at some point during their time spent in Boy Scouts. In addition to a strong commitment to Scouting, recipients are required to have demonstrated a combination of outstanding academic achievement, proven leadership capability, and dedication to community service.
Eastman is a member of Pinehurst Troop No. 7, and recently received the Occoneechee Council's Scouting Hero Award at the Council's March board meeting. He is a graduate of Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., where he served on the boards of both the debate team and the Model United Nations Club. He will attend Duke University in the fall and plans to double major in economics and statistics.
He is the son of Bill and Jeanie Eastman, of Pinehurst.
Carol Cummings participated in the 74th annual convention of the North Carolina members of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.
Held April 25 to 27 in Hickory, the 2008 convention included business sessions, workshops, and keynote speaker Dr. Barbara Day, the Delta Kappa Gamma International President from North Carolina. The convention began with a welcome to Hickory by Mayor Rudy Wright.
Cummings is a member of the Gamma Sigma chapter in Moore County, and a retired teacher.
Established in 1929, the organization is global, with over 130,000 members in approximately 2,900 chapters in 15 countries.
The Denmark chapter was founded in 2007 with North Carolina's organizational and financial support.
Members include professional women educators in both private and public sectors. Selection is based on professional qualifications, leadership potential, and personal qualities.
The mission of the organization is to promote the professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education. The N.C. organization has 111 chapters with over 5,000 members.
Local residents named to the UNC Pembroke Chancellor's List include: Corey E. Louro, Aberdeen; Renee Bateson, Stepheanie Brandi Boyer, and Joanna Marie Cooper, all of Cameron; Marc Louise Leake, of Carthage; Sara Jane Pack, of High Falls; Heather P. Minnicozzi, of Jackson Springs; Lakisha Danay Williams, Nicole Worley, and Lawrence P. Zaccherio, all of Pinehurst; Heather Lee Cagle, of Seagrove.
Members of the Honors List include James Lee Williams, of Aberdeen; Nicole Diane Basch, Stacie Elaine Kloiber, Fantasy T. Lozada, and Jessie Rene Wigglesworth, all of Cameron; Cheryl A. Porter, of Pinehurst; Cassie Savanna Manis, of Southern Pines; Brian Cole Lefler, of West End; and Bethany Ashley Pehler-Johnson, of Whispering Pines.
Christine Leigh Keogh received her doctorate in pathology and laboratory medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina Friday, May 16.
She is the daughter of Michael and Paula Keogh, of Pinewild.
Paul W. Kline, son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Kline, of West End, was named to the spring Dean's List at Furman University.
Emily Jean McCluskey, daughter of Tim and Judy McCluskey, of Aberdeen, was named to the spring President's List at Wingate University.
Christopher Maynor, recently a student at The O'Neal School, who will attend the N.C. School of Science and Math in the fall, has been selected to attend the 2008 Congressional Student Leadership Conference on Intelligence and National Security.
The conference, sponsored by Lead America, will be held at Catholic University in Washington, D.C.
The CSLC is a college-accredited invitational leadership program for academically talented and promising young leaders from across the U.S. and internationally.
Lauren T. Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Johnson, of Pinehurst, received a bachelor's degree in business administration and French Thursday, June 5, from Washington and Lee University, in Lexington, Va.
Patricia A. Flowers, of Southern Pines, who is majoring in social sciences, was named to the Honor Roll list during spring semester.
Tawanda B. Gonzalez, of Jackson Springs, also majoring in social sciences, was named to the Dean's List during spring semester.
Maggie Powers of Vass, a 2008 graduate of Marion Military Institute's Service Academy Prep (SAP) program, has received an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy. She is the daughter of Thomas and Kathleen Powers.
Powers joins 74 other cadets who were appointed to U.S. Service Academies from this year's SAP class at Marion Military Institute.
Jeffrey Austin Barrett, a student at North Moore High School, has been chosen the winner for the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, District VII, in North Carolina.
He was presented a check and a certificate. Barrett is the son of Willis and Deborah Barrett, of Robbins.
A total of 416 undergraduate degrees were conferred at Campbell University's 122nd commencement ceremony on Monday, May 12. Three hundred and thirty-seven students received graduate and professional degrees at hooding ceremonies held Saturday and Sunday, May 10-11, bringing the total number of degrees conferred to 753.
Those earning degrees were Domini Bell, Carthage; Diane Calderon, Carthage; Katherine Conely, Southern Pines; Melissa Cooper, Cameron; Alan Gamble, Cameron; Vanessa Matthaei, Cameron; Jerry Williamson, Southern Pines.
The following students made spring honor lists:
President's List -- George Perez, and Stephanie Ricker, both of Aberdeen; Edwin Baldwin, Melissa Cooper, Jessica Douin, Amy Waldron, and David Wyckoff, all of Cameron; Domini Bell, and Jonathan Harward, both of Carthage; Gabriel Demuth of Pinehurst; Cynthia Boulton, of Southern Pines; Stephen Adams, of Vass, and Samantha Picerno, of West End.
Dean's List -- David Moore, of Aberdeen; Jessica Barrow, LaShon Bridges, Alan Funk, Julie Goodard, Vanessa Matthaei, Erik Meland, Tamika Peterson, and Ebony Thomas, all of Cameron; Kelly Adams, and Hill Galland, both of Pinehurst; Katherine Conely, of Southern Pines, and Kimberly Bitzer, of Vass.
The following students from Moore County earned degrees, diplomas, and/or certificates from Central Carolina Community College in Sanford during the fall and spring semesters.
The recipients of associate degrees include: Kitty Hussey, of Bennett; Lisa Barrett, of Cameron; Claudia Floyd, of Carthage, and Allison Whitfield, of Southern Pines.
Diploma recipients include James Godbee, of Cameron and Tarzarra Meade, of Carthage
Certificate recipients include Jason Blackburn, James Fowler, and Cynthia Smith, all of Cameron; Damon Dean, of Carthage; Angela Ennis, of Pinehurst; Zachery Rea, of Robbins; Larry Cagle, Kelly Satterly, and Robert VanderVoort, all of Southern Pines.
West Point Grad
Cadet John Adam Cook, son of Col. and Mrs. John Cook, of Foxfire Village, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy Saturday, May 31.
Cook graduated from Shaker High School, Latham, N.Y., in 2004. While at West Point, he concentrated his studies in American politics. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army within the engineers branch and will report to Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., for his first assignment.
Serves as Page
Christian Crumpton, a student at The O'Neal School, recently served as a Page for the North Carolina House of Representatives.
She is the daughter of Dell Monroe Crumpton of Aberdeen and was sponsored by Speaker of the House Joe Hackney (D-Chatham, Orange and Moore). Hackney appoints the Pages and introduces each one to members and citizens in the House gallery at the start of each week during Monday night's session.
For decades, the State House has relied on the service of Pages, who help deliver bills and amendments for Representatives during daily House sessions and committee meetings, offer assistance in individual Representatives' offices, and run errands around the Legislature.
Pages spend a week at the General Assembly assisting members and their staff and learning about the structure of North Carolina government.
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