Local residents graduating from Gardner-Webb University this spring include Patricia Flowers, of Southern Pines, and Dorothy Kelly, each of whom earned a bachelor's degree in social sciences.
Godfrey Jones Jr. received a bachelor's degree in interactive media and web design from the Art Institute of Charlotte. The ceremony was held on Friday, June 13.
Many family and friends were on hand to celebrate. Jones plans to stay in North Carolina and pursue a job in Charlotte and surrounding areas. He is a graduate of Pinecrest High School, and is the son of Dorothy Jones of Aberdeen, and Godfrey Jones of Columbia, S.C.
Virginia Episcopal School, a private secondary school in Lynchburg, Va., announces that Mary C.K. Kane, daughter of Kea and Eddie Meacham, of Southern Pines, is on the headmaster's list for the final grading period for 2007-08.
William G. Kenworthy graduated during the 119th commencement exercises at Woodberry Forest School Saturday, May 24.
Kenworthy, son of Jake and Janet Kenworthy, of Aberdeen, will attend Fordham University.
John Krahnert, of Pinehurst, has graduated from Boston College with a bachelor's degree in political science.
More than 3,300 undergraduate and graduate students received degrees at the university's 132nd commencement exercises held Monday, May 19, in Alumni Stadium on the Boston College campus in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
The commencement speaker was Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough.
Stephanie Caroline Carter was named to the president's list, and Malorie Deanne Potts was named to the dean's list at Lenoir-Rhyne College for the spring semester.
Vice President for Academic Programs Allen Page announced that Lee Evelyn Davis, of Pinehurst, has been named to the dean's list for the spring 2008 semester at Meredith College.
N.C. A&T State University announces that the following local students were named to the dean's list for the spring semester:
Bianca C. Alsobrook; Willis Barrett; Jasmine D. Covington; DeAngela Kelly; Kiana Smith; and Lanisha G. Womack.
Bryan Thomas Caddell, of Moore County, was one of the 298 members of the 27th graduating class of the N.C. School of Science and Math recently.
Nearly 75 percent of this year's graduating class plan to attend a University of North Carolina system school for undergraduate study. Other noteworthy institutions NCSSM graduates will attend this fall include Duke University, MIT, Princeton University, Vanderbilt University, West Point and Yale University.
NCSSM's Class of 2008 is highly decorated, including in its ranks a North Carolina State University Park Scholar, five University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Morehead-Cain Scholars, three winners of the Toshiba/National Teachers Association ExploraVision competition, three Intel Science Talent Search Competition semifinalists and three semifinalists in the prestigious Siemens Competition.
Ella Marjorie Dickens, of Cameron, has earned a bachelor's degree in psychology at Peace College in Raleigh. Dickens was one of 126 women who received degrees at the May 10 ceremony.
The college also announces its dean's list. Erin Grace Banks, of Whispering Pines, was named a dean's scholar, and Amanda Nicole Johnson, of West End, was named to the dean's list with distinction.
Texie Arnold, daughter of Sally C. Wood, of Pinehurst, and Marks Arnold, of Raleigh, has been named to the second semester honor roll at Saint Mary's School in Raleigh. She is a rising 10th-grader at the school.
Martin Kendrick Jr., a rising sixth-grader from Tramway Elementary School, who was nominated by a former teacher, Melanie Hawes, is participating in the National Young Scholars Program to be held at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem.
Activities such as investigating a balanced environment, exploring customs from around the world, embarking on a journey into the human body and solving a "whodunit" through work in a model forensic lab are just a few highlights of this innovative curriculum.
NYSP is sponsored by the National Center for Early Academic Excellence, an independent education organization dedicated to identifying, inspiring, and honoring the nation's most promising elementary school students.
Kendrick is the son of Martin "Scott" and Alice Kendrick, of Sanford, and the grandson of Ruth Horton Kendrick, of Southern Pines.
Potomac State College of West Virginia University announces that Matthew J. Morrone, a sophomore from Pinehurst, has been named to the dean's list for the spring 2008 semester.
WCU Dean's List
The following local students were among 1,429 students named to the Western Carolina University dean's list for spring semester 2008, according to Kyle R. Carter, WCU's provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.
Casey LeAnn Black, and Annaleise Theresa Marie Lyson, both of Cameron; Jacob Wayne Monroe, of Eagle Springs; Kristen Erin Clark, Katja Dammann, and Seth Harrison Lewis, all of Pinehurst; Jeremy Fletcher Smith, of Robbins; Kristie Corrine Bennett, Teegan Noel Dykeman, and Heather Lee Mathews, all of Southern Pines; and John C. Paulson, of West End.
Taylor Wise Ryan, daughter of Kim Wise, of Pinehurst, was named to the spring semester dean's list at Wake Forest University.
Kari Lynn Skellington, of Aberdeen, recently received a Presidential Scholarship from Campbell University.
Skellington, an honor roll graduate of Hoke County High School, will enter the college this fall. She is the daughter of Raymond Skellington.
Serves as Page
Stephen Clark, a student at The O'Neal School, served as a N.C. Senate page in Raleigh recently. The son of William and Maureen Clark, of Southern Pines, Clark was sponsored by Sen. Tony Rand and appointed by the Senate President Pro Tempore Marc Basnight.
Statewide high school students in grades 9-12 serve as pages when the General Assembly is in session.
The National FFA Organization awarded a $1,000 Dodge Trucks Scholarship to Maegen Williams of North Moore High School FFA.
Dodge Trucks, as a special project of the National FFA Foundation, sponsors this scholarship. Williams plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at N.C. State University.
This scholarship is one of 1,641 awarded through the National FFA Scholarship Program this year. Currently, 133 corporate sponsors contribute more than $2.2 million to support this program. This is the 24th year that scholarships have been available through the National FFA Foundation by business and industry sponsors to reward and encourage excellence and enable students to pursue their educational goals.
Scholarship recipients were selected from 8,420 applicants from across the country. Selections were based on the applicant's academic record, FFA and other school and community activities, supervised agricultural experience program in agricultural education and future goals.
The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, is a national organization of 500,823 student members who prepare for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture. FFA has 7,358 local chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Claire Alsace Turini, of Carthage, has been named to the spring 2008 dean's list at Bentley College. She is a junior and is majoring in international studies.
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