Education Briefs: German Scholarship Awarded to Bunnell
The Amy Elizabeth German Memorial Band Scholarship has been awarded to Union Pines High School graduate Sierra Faye Bunnell. Sierra is the 15th recipient of this award. Bunnell will be attending Appalachian State University this fall. She plans to major in music therapy.
Bunnell was an active member of the Union Pines Band for all four years of high school and has received the Excellence in Brass Award, Best Instrumentalist Award, and was brass captain. She plays the trumpet. Bunnell was All District Band in her freshman and sophomore years and was a soloist in concert, symphonic and wind ensemble bands. She had a solo in the 2010 Marching Band feature “Spies.”
Bunnell’s high school awards and activities include membership in the National Honor Society, junior and senior mentor, and she was in the musical accompaniment and performances in three UPHS musicals.
Bunnell’s outside interests include advanced piano lessons, performing as an instrumentalist at numerous memorial services in Moore County, instrumentalist performances at Vass Methodist and Pinehurst Methodist churches, and as director of the Acclaim Hand Chime Choir at Ephesus Baptist Church.
Bunnell’s parents are Dale and Amy Bunnell, of Carthage. She has a sister, Maria Bunnell, who will be a member of the UP Band Color Guard this coming year.
The Amy Elizabeth German Band Memorial Scholarship Trust was established by family and friends in memory of Amy German, a member of the class of 1996 and the 1995-1996 Union Pines Marching and Concert Bands.
Shakira Maria Lee earned a juris doctor degree in law from Florida A&M University College of Law.
She participated in the law school’s hooding ceremony, which was held on May 15, in Orlando, Fla.
Lee served as an intern for the Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Middle District of Florida and as a Certified Legal Intern Guardian Ad Litem.
Lee passed the Florida Bar exam in February and was sworn in as a member of the Florida Bar on May 24, and is now employed with the 20th Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s Office in Punta Gorda, Fla.
A native of Jackson Springs, Lee is the daughter of Aljuana L. Lee, of Jackson Springs, and Johnny E. Lee, of Carthage.
She graduated from Pinecrest High School in 1998 and earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from East Carolina University in 2002.
Students are eligible for the chancellor’s list if they achieve a minimum semester quality point average of 3.7 while passing at least 12 semester hours of course work; none of the 12 hours may be pass/fail.
Making the chancellor’s list from Moore County are Matthew Bublitz, Jacquelyn Jenkins and Maria Rhodes, all of Aberdeen; Joanna Cooper and Emily Strobel, both of Cameron; Sara Jane Pack, of High Falls; Joshua Haley, of Jackson Springs, Bryan Collins, of Lakeview; Katja Dammann, Tera Duthie, Brian McKenzie, Jonathan Perry and Ginger Reed, all of Pinehurst; Leslie Hill, Daniel Matthews, Gail Vincent and Astevia Willett, all of Southern Pines; James Ashwell II, Matthew Bean, Emily Kline and Ronald Skoog, all of West End.
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.
Moore County students on the honors list include Alan Caywood and Selisa Scott, both of Aberdeen; Mina Davis and Nekeshia Petty, both of Cameron; Jamie Jacobs and Amanda Wells, both of Carthage; Janna Williams, of Eagle Springs; Cheryl McLean, of Lakeview; Michael Placa and Betty Thrower, both of Pinebluff; Tanya R. Boles, of Robbins; Ronnie Scott II,of Vass; Andrew Deist, of West End.
Central Carolina Community College held its spring commencement May 13 at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center.
The following students from Moore County were among those receiving degrees, diplomas or certificates in curriculum programs. The list includes those who graduated in the fall semester.
Amanda Brewer Jordan and Lacey Renee Fachan, paralegal technology; Lydia Gwyn Bullard, nursing; Daniela Lynn Morrison and Christina Lynn Hankins, dental hygiene; Courtney N. Johnson, criminal justice technology/latent evidence; Aaron Lambert, automotive systems technology.
Gail Catherine Clark, barbering; Gregory Thomas Powers, basic law enforcement; Cynthia Diane Smith, child care worker; Katherine Astevia Aisenbrey, esthetics; Rickey Curtis Wicker, motorcycle mechanics.
Joshua Jaskolowski, motorcycle mechanics.
Betty Washington-Moses, of Addor, hosted a going-away party for her granddaughter Miranda Patterson on May 22.
Patterson is a junior at UNC-Chapel Hill, majoring in international studies with a minor in history. This summer she will be doing an internship in Uganda, Africa, more specifically in a small farming town in Busia, where she will be working with fifth-grade boys and girls at the New Hope Orphanage as a teacher.
This opportunity is made possible by Advocates for Grassroots Development in Uganda (AGRADU), a UNC student initiative aimed to advocate for and support indigenous grassroots efforts at community building and economic development in Uganda. AGRADU helps to educate and to raise awareness about international development from a grassroots standpoint by giving students the opportunity to advocate for these issues on UNC’s campus and the Chapel Hill community, as well as participate directly in such efforts through the internship program.
Ashley Pearson, of Aberdeen, has accepted membership in Golden Key Honour Society and was honored during an induction ceremony at East Carolina University.
Pearson, daughter of Felicia Utley-Durant and Kenneth Pearson, is majoring in psychology and forensic science. She is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Student Activities Board and PACE. She is a volunteer with PEN Friends and other organizations. She has a brother, Ryan. The family lives in Southern Pines.
Golde Key International Honour Society provides academic recognition to top-performing college and university students, as well as scholarships and awards, career and internship opportunities, networking, service and leadership development opportunities.
Cadet Stewart Christian Fasolak, son of Dr. and Mrs. Walter Fasolak, of Pinehurst, graduated May 29 from the Marine Military Academy, in Harlingen, Texas. Events included a MMA Corps of Cadet Parade.
Fasolak plans to attend the University of Tulsa this fall.
Puleo on List
Laura Jordan Puleo was named to the dean’s list or the dean’s list with distinction at Duke University for the spring 2010 semester.
Puleo, a member of the Duke class of 2012, is majoring in classical languages and classical civilizations with a minor in linguistics. A graduate of The O’Neal School, she is the daughter of Joel and Ellen Puleo, of Pinehurst.
Central Carolina Community College announces that the following students from Moore County were named to the president’s list and dean’s list for the spring 2010 semester.
President’s List — Christopher McNeill, Charity Chatman, Christina Hankins, Anthony Rackley, Toni Stutts, Shelby Parrott, Lacey Fachan, Mark Joas, Katherine Aisenbrey and Valerie Ryan.
Dean’s List — Susan Cameron, Melanie Johnson, Thomas Connelly, Kaira Osgood, Mary Stapleton, Emily Riggs and Aaron Lambert.
Vice President for Academic Programs Allen Page announced that 449 undergraduate students have been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2010 semester at Meredith College.
Those from Moore County include Mara Anspaugh-Lubans and Amber Nicole McKinney, of Cameron; Amy Lynn Damone, of Southern Pines; Colleen Elizabeth Gibbons, of Whispering Pines; Taylor Leigh Pickard, of Pinehurst.
Meredith College held its Spring Commencement on Sunday, May 9, at 10 a.m. in the McIver Amphitheater on Meredith’s scenic campus.
Moore County graduates include Amy Lynn Damone, of Southern Pines; Amber Nicole McKinney (summa cum laude), of Cameron; Taylor Leigh Pickard, of Pinehurst; and Whitney Elizabeth Rizzi, of Cameron.
Elon Dean’s List
Tara Jennifer Corbett, daughter of Tom and Lisa Corbett, of Pinehurst, was named to the spring dean’s list at Elon University.
Corbett is a psychology major, a Spanish minor and a Periclean Scholar at Elon.
To qualify for the dean’s list at Elon, students must have a grade point average of at least 3.50. Elon University is recognized as a national model for engaged learning with renowned programs in international study and community service. Elon emphasizes an excellent foundation in liberal arts and sciences along with nationally accredited professional programs in the schools of law, business, communications, and education.
Ott Attends HOBY
Laura E. Ott recently attended the North Carolina East site of the Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar presented by the Raleigh Jaycees.
Laura E. Ott joined 150 other young leaders representing 132 high schools from East North Carolina. Laura E. Ott, the daughter of Mary and Paul Ott, represented Pinecrest High School at the North Carolina East Seminar.
HOBY N.C. East was held on the campus of North Carolina State University.
This leadership seminar brings together a select group of rising juniors from public and private high schools to interact with groups of issues.
The goal is to provide the student a stimulating forum for learning about critical issues while broadening their understanding of their communities to perform at least 100 hours of community service within 12 months following the seminar.
Sara M. Cole, granddaughter of Edna Earle Cole, of Southern Pines, niece of Lucinda Cole, of Southern Pines, and daughter of Chuck and Nancy Cole, of Mechanicsburg, Pa., was recently selected for a J. William Fulbright award to teach English at Lessius HogeSchool, an International University in Antwerp, Belgium.
Cole is a 2008 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh (summa cum laude) and is currently teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) for the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council under the AmeriCorps program.
The Fulbright Program was established more than 60 years ago to develop international understanding, relationships and communication and seeks to enrich the educational, political, economic and cultural lives of participating countries.
The program is funded by Congress and overseen by the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Fulbright alumni have become heads of state, judges, ambassadors, cabinet ministers, CEOs, university presidents, journalists, artists, professors and teachers. They have been awarded 40 Nobel Prizes.
Since its inception, approximately 300,000 Fulbrighters have participated in the program.
Cole will begin her Fulbright experience in August 2010 after completing her year of service with AmeriCorps.
Samuel Robert Cole, of West End, was named to the spring dean’s list at Rochester Community and Technical College, in Rochester, Minn.
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