Elisabeth Lee Curin, daughter of Ken and Allison Curin of York, recently served as a page for the North Carolina Senate. She was sponsored by Sen. Charlie Dannelly. Senate pages are appointed by the Senate president pro tempore, Marc Basnight, and attend the Senate sessions daily, delivering bills and amendments for the senators.
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Jakarra J. Bailey has been chosen for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars. The society recognizes top scholars in the nation and invites only those students who have achieved superior academic excellence.
S.C. Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities
Area students who recently graduated include Caxton Beaty, Matthew Wilson and Temnete Sebhatu.
Camden Military Academy
Ian James Hal, son of Tim and Karen Hall of Rock Hill, recently was promoted to SSG/11th grade. He also received a second semester Gold Star.
Dexter C. Lowrey, son of Patrick and Rhonda Lowrey of Rock Hill, recently was promoted to Platoon Leader-Charlie Co., second lieutenant, 12th grade.
Jonathan McFall, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike McFall of Rock Hill, recently graduated with a bachelor's degree in polymer and fiber chemistry. While at Clemson, he was named to the Dean's List, Phi Psi honor fraternity and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. He is a 2003 honor graduate of Northwestern High School.
Kristi Horne of Clover has been named to the President's List for the 2007 spring semester. To be named to the President's List, a student must earn a quality point average of 4.0 for the semester.
Francis Marion University
Area students who recently graduated include: Tyrell Alexander of Great Falls, Bachelor of Business Administration, management; Demarcus Patrick of Lancaster, Bachelor of Business Administration, finance; Holly Brantley of Rock Hill, Bachelor of Science, nursing; Shaquanna Corbett of Rock Hill, Bachelor of Science, political science; Caitlin Delaney of Rock Hill, Bachelor of Business Administration, marketing; Daniel Kibbe of Rock Hill, Bachelor of Science, mathematics; Cellica Owens of Rock Hill, Bachelor of Science, political science.
Allison McFall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike McFall of Rock Hill, recently was inducted into Phi Eta Sigma national honor society. She is a 2006 honor graduate of Northwestern High School and also is the recipient of the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship, Furman Scholars, National Merit finalist scholarship, and Achiever and Merit scholarships at Furman.
Joshua Thompson of Rock Hill recently graduated with a master's degree.
The university now has an official campus chapter for Habitat for Humanity of York County. A campus chapter is a student-led, student-initiated organization that will partner with the local York County affiliate. The chapter will fulfill four functions: building, fundraising, advocating and educating. Habitat for Humanity of York County is currently completing its 33rd home. For more information about Habitat, call 328-1728.
Area students chosen as marshals for the spring commencement ceremony include: Caroline Clark (chief), Jonathan Harris (assistant chief) and Kelly Pace, all of Rock Hill; Derek Cook of York; and Kathryn Waller and Jennifer Graham, both of Lancaster.
Area students recently honored by WSOC-TV Channel 9 and the partners of 9 Family Focus as "Carolinas' Outstanding Graduates" included: Beyanca Vinson of Fort Mill High School; John Andrew Culp of York Comprehensive High School; Rebecca K. Waldrip of Chester Senior High School; Dorothy Marie Whitley of Trinity High School; Elizabeth Gail Loftis of Rock Hill High School; Jesse Isaac McCall of Indian Land High School; Andrew L. Fant of Northwestern High School; Robin Kay Winchester of Lewisville High School; Kristin Brandt of Westminster Catawba Christian School; Kathryn Wallace Newsom of Hickory Grove Baptist Christian School; Sean Neal of Andrew Jackson High School; Stephen Andrew Summitt of Clover High School; Latisha Gray of Great Falls High School; and Sarah D. Nader of Lancaster High School.