Local student named to honor roll
American Hebrew Academy student Niles Rosenthal was named to the Dean's honor roll for the fall trimester of 2015. Rosenthal is from Knightdale.
Rosenthal is one of 34 students to qualify for the Dean's Honor Roll this trimester, denoting an academic average of 90 or higher.
Local student graduates from UNC Asheville
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Austin Mitchell Davis of Zebulon graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from UNC-Asheville.
Local resident earns recertification
Zebulon resident Cary B. Cannady, a funeral director with Montlawn Funeral Home in Raleigh, has earned recertification as a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner from the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice.
Local resident named to Dean’s list
Amber Perri Ferrell was named to UNC Wilmington’s dean’s list for the Fall semester. Students carrying 12-14 hours must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or better to qualify for the dean’s list. Ferrell is the daughter of Mel and Arliss Ferrell of Zebulon.
MADD recognizes legislators
Rep. Darren Jackson, of Knightdale, was among five state legislators recognized by Mothers Against Drunk Driving as their 2015 Legislators of the Year. Senators Josh Stein and Buck Newton and Representatives Jonathan Jordan and John Faircloth were also recognized for their leadership in the North Carolina General Assembly to stop drunk driving.
The five lawmakers coauthored HB 877/SB 619, which would require ignition interlock devices installed on the vehicles of all drunk driving offenders.
MADD’s advocacy efforts originate from the Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving that was launched in 2006. A key component of the campaign calls for the passage of all-offender interlock laws, which require the use of an interlock device for any convicted drunk driver.
Local students inducted into Alpha Chi Society
Alena Grubb of Wendell and Travis Pearce of Zebulon, were inducted into Barton College's North Carolina Gamma Chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society. The society accepts students with a grade point average of 3.5 or better of those in the top 10 percent of the junior and senior classes. The Alpha Chi Society promotes academic excellence and exemplary character and honors those who achieve such distinction.
Bone appointed to 911 board
David Bone, county manager for Martin County, was appointed to the North Carolina 911 board. The board develops the 911 State Plan, administers the 911 Fund and the monthly 911 service charge, distributes revenue in the 911 Fund, establishes policies and procedures to fund advisory services and training, and investigates revenues and expenditures.
Prior to his current position, Bone was the town manager for the town of Wendell. He is filling an unexpired seat.