Eastern Wake: Community

July 29, 2014

Notables: July 30

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro has released its list of students who received degrees and achieved the Dean’s List and Chancellor’s List for the Spring 2014 semester.

UNC Greensboro honors

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro has released its list of students who received degrees and achieved the Dean’s List and Chancellor’s List for the Spring 2014 semester.

From Zebulon, Ashley Ferrell received an MBA, and Cameral Mallard and Talesha Russell received a BS. From Wendell, Presley Batts received a BA, and Elizabeth Breese and Marina Merrow received a BS. And from Knightdale, Jimalie Watkins received a BA.

Students who made the Dean’s List were Kayla Mallard of Zebulon; Brooke Hellier, Natalie Lands, Maria Merrow and Anita Tyndall of Wendell; and Kristen Fuller, Jasmyn Graham and Nyema Heyward of Knightdale.

Students who made the Chancellor’s List were Kevin Bayaca, Kyle Minton and Oriana Robertson of Knightdale, Elizabeth Breese of Wendell, and Milton Brannan and Bianca Smith of Zebulon.

Students serve as pages

Coley Benton Mizell, a student at East Wake High School, recently served as a page for the N.C. Senate. Benton is the son of Ronny and Jennifer Mizell of Wendell. He was sponsored by Senator Jeff Jackson and appointed by the Senate President Pro Tempore, Phill Berger.

Knightdale High student Meredith Lynn Roach recently served as a page in the N.C. Senate. Meredith is the daughter of Hal and Sharon Roach of Wendell, and was sponsored by Senator Chad Barefoot.

School leadership development

Zebulon Elementary fourth-grade teacher Larry Peaden has been admitted for the fall of 2014 to East Carolina University as a Principal Fellow. One of only 33 Principal Fellows selected statewide to participate in the two-year program, Peaden will complete a full year of coursework and a 10-month full-time internship, while earning a Masters in School Administration degree.

Scholarships awarded

Wake Electric has awarded 17 college scholarships totaling $22,000. Touchstone Energy Scholarship winners Christina Miller of East Wake High School of Health & Science and Morgan Wilder of East Wake School of Engineering Systems both received $1,250 in scholarships. Funding for scholarships is made possible by Wake Electric members and Wake Electric employees through the Operation Round-Up Program, a voluntary program in which members offer to round up their electric bill to the nearest whole dollar.

Angus Association member

Ayden Wyatt of Zebulon is a new junior member of the American Angus Association. Junior members are eligible to register cattle in the Association, participate in programs conducted by the National Junior Angus Association and take part in Association-sponsored shows and other national and regional events.

Barton College honors

Barton College has released its list of students who made the Dean’s List and President’s List for the Spring 2014 semester. Students who made the President’s List compiled a perfect 4.0 GPA. Dean’s List students achieved a 3.3 or better.

Rebecca Farrington of Knightdale made the President’s List.

The following eastern Wake County students made the Dean’s List: Amatulah Ibraahiym, Emily Pergerson, Terreessa Purvis and Latisha Watley, of Knightdale; Alena Grubb, Calvin Hawke, Dasia King, Felipe Martinez and Joanna Mustian of Wendell; and Crystal Britton, Ashley Denton and Jenna Upchurch of Zebulon.

Zebulon finance work honored

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the Town of Zebulon by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its comprehensive annual financial report. The certificate is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.

Advancing teaching

Jodi L. Brown of Archer Lodge Middle School recently attended programs at the N.C. Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a professional development resource for the state’s teachers.

Ambassador of the Month

Lorrie Hargreaves is the Knightdale Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Month for June. Hargreaves is the assistant vice president and financial services manager of First Citizens Bank & Trust Company. She has been a Knightdale resident for 23 years and has served as a KCOC ambassador for over seven years.

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