Fifth-grade graduation was held May 23. Citizenship Awards were given to Delanie Gaskill, Charleigh Caldwell, Kyle Dix and Cody Taylor. Principal's Scholar Awards were given to Andy Giles and Erica Sortet for having straight A's throughout elementary school. Perfect attendance from kindergarten through fifth grade was awarded to Hannah and Emily Jackson. Patrick Williams and Allie White were honored with both the Media and Music Awards. Outstanding art students were Jajuan Josey and Cody Robbins. Awards for outstanding P.E. students went to Wesley Turner, Izzi Woodard and Kyle Dix.
Savannah McJunkin, a fifth-grader, was nominated last year and was accepted in the People to People Student Ambassador Program. She will leave June 21 for three weeks to tour Italy and Greece. This programs recognizes students who have outstanding leadership and academics by providing cultural hands-on experiences. She is the first student from Richmond Drive Elementary to participate in this program.
Rebecca K. Waldrip recently received a $1,500 scholarship from Chemtrade Logistics' Leeds Plant. She plans to attend Furman University and major in mathematics.
Alex Finke, son of Bill and Julie Finke of Rock Hill, has been presented with Gardner-Webb University's Presidential Scholarship.
South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics
Niru Maheswaranathan, son of Ponn and Shya Maheswaranathan of Rock Hill, recently presented his Summer Program for Research Interns project at the Council on Undergraduate Research's annual competition in Washington, D.C.
His project is the result of his participation in SPRI last summer at Clemson University.
Shield of Faith
Joshua McCrorey is the 2007 graduate.
Kindergarten graduates were Moriah Brooks and Trinity McCrorey.
The following students had perfect attendance for 2007: Nathan Farris, Katie Googe, Joshua McCrorey, Zachary McCrorey, Bradley Miller, Alana O'Brien, Anna Grace O'Brien.
The following students had the highest Pace average in 2007: Katie Ellis, Trinity McCrorey, Alana O'Brien, Anna Grace O'Brien, Alexa Wease.
The following students completed the most Paces in 2007: Moriah Brooks, Zachary McCrorey, Anna Grace O'Brien, Alana O'Brien, Alexis Soles.
The following students made the 1000 Club: Trinity McCrorey, Moriah Brooks, Ryan Moore, Alana O'Brien, Grace Brooks, Merry Brooks, Nathan Farris, Nina Gibson, Anna Grace O'Brien, Aaron Reiter, Eli Soles.
The following students received the 2007 Supervisor Award: Joshua McCrorey and Katie Googe.
Dorothy Whitley, daughter of David and Sue Whitley of Rock Hill, has been presented with Gardner-Webb University's Presidential Scholarship.
Leslie Glenn, daughter of Tom and Pattie Glenn of Rock Hill, has been presented with Gardner-Webb University's Presidential Scholarship.
Heather Nicole Bucsh, daughter of Neil and Pamela Bucsh of Rock Hill, recently received the Martha Anderson Biggers Drama Award. The award is presented to the student who has made the greatest contribution to life at the college using his or her talents in the field of drama.
Jane C. Judge of Rock Hill recently received a 2007 American Association of Teachers of French Outstanding Senior in French Award. She received the award for academic excellence and exceptional commitment to the study of French. She has participated in the college's Study Abroad Program, is a member of the Pi Delta Phi National French Honorary Society and the Canisius College French Club.
Chauncey Mann, son of Arnold and Sheridan Mann of Tega Cay, has accepted membership in the National Honor Society of Collegiate Scholars. He will be honored during an induction convocation this fall. Membership is by invitation only and is based on grade point average and class standing.
Chauncey is a rising junior in the Pre-Med program with a major in biological sciences and a minor in Spanish. He is an officer of Tigers Who Care, Clemson's community service organization, and an active member of Special Cats, the campus volunteer club for the Special Olympics.
Caroline Jones Osborne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Osborne of Rock Hill, recently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication.
Area students who recently received Master of Education degrees include: Andrea Danko, Diane Doss, Heather Gladden, Angel Rushton, Valerie Sims, Bradley Wagner, Sunni Walters and April Wilson, all of Rock Hill; and Carol Dawkins of McConnells.
Prentiss White of Chester and Sarah Schiff of McConnells have been elected senior class representatives with the Student Government Association.
Prentiss is the daughter of Becky White and William White. Sarah is the daughter of Tracy and Becky Schiff.
Missouri State University
Jacob Mitchell of Rock Hill has received an out-of-state stipend from the university.
Area students who graduated include: Zachary Blew, son of Ron and Debbie Blew of Rock Hill, with a Bachelor of Science degree in human services; Jennifer Puckett, daughter of Randy and Robin Tillery of Rock Hill, with a Bachelor of Science degree in business; Jami Price of York, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree; and Tiffany Johnson of Rock Hill, with a Bachelor of Science in management degree. Zachary Blew received the Human Services Award, given annually based on high moral standards, clear sense of direction, helping people on and off campus and performing academic work with excellence and enthusiasm. He also received the Montreat College Theatrical Excellence Award for demonstrating excellence and potential in the field of theatrical arts through exemplary participation in theatre work at the college. Jami Price received a Scholarship Pin, the highest award given to students who have met the requirements six consecutive semesters.
Crystal Rendel of Rock Hill and Kristin Davis of York were recently named to the Distinguished Scholar's List. Students named to the Distinguished Scholar's List have a grade point average of 3.9 or above.
Diallo McDuffie, son of Dr. and Mrs. D.C. McDuffie, recently received his MBA with honors. He is the grandson of Daisy McDuffie and Henrietta Moore, both of Rock Hill. He is a senior systems analyst for Wachovia in Charlotte and is a graduate of S.C. State University at Orangeburg.
University of Tennessee
Archie Fallon of Houston, Texas, recently graduated from the College of Law with high honors. He was a member of the Tennessee Law Review and Phi Kappa Phi. He will join the firm of King and Spalding in Houston, Texas. He graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and Northwestern High School. He is an Eagle Scout with St. Anne Troop 277 and received the Frank Roach American Legion Scholarship while in college. He is the son of Julia and Denis Fallon of Blacksburg, Va.
Brooke Barber of Rock Hill has been chosen to participate in the 2007-2008 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals, a yearlong, government-sponsored program for study and work in Germany. She is a constituent of U.S. Rep. John Spratt, D-S.C.
She will participate in two months of intensive German language training, four months of study at a German university or professional school and a five-month internship with a German company.
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