Carrousel scholarship: Young women from 58 high schools in the region will compete in the 2012 Carolinas’ Carrousel Scholarship Program Nov. 21 in Charlotte.
The winner of the competition focused on academics, interviews and individual accomplishments at school in the community wins a college scholarship. Each school winner also will participate in the Carolinas’ Carrousel Parade at 10 a.m. Thanksgiving Day in uptown Charlotte. The parade also will be televised at 4 p.m. Nov. 22 on WBTV.
Gaston County representatives are Addison Goff, Ashbrook High; Katie Parker, Bessemer City High; Olivia Walker, Cherryville High; Tia Andrade, East Gaston High; Brianna Foster, Forestview High; Ashlee Brooks, Gaston Day School; Samantha Williams, Gaston Early College High; Gabrielle Franklin, Hunter Huss High; Victoria McClure, North Gaston; Madison Alexander, South Point.
Lincoln County representatives are Megan Bales, East Lincoln High; Mary Canipe, Lincoln Charter; Ashlyn Boyles, Lincolnton High; Madeline Harrison, North Lincoln; Taylor Schronce, West Lincoln.
Student named to council: Nikia Kain-Fleshman, a student at Hunter Huss High School, was recently named to the March of Dimes North Carolina Youth Council for the 2012-2013 school year.
The N.C. Youth Council includes select students who are committed to promoting, supporting and implementing youth leadership development initiatives for the March of Dimes.
Hawks Nest: Hawks Nest Intermediate School recently named its Good Citizens for November. Winners were selected for displaying courage, the character trait of the month.
Good Citizens are Corbyn Wiggins, John Martin, Audrey Grace Mitchell, Josh Hipps, Alex Brown, Abbie Jones and Jacob Graham.
Good citizens: Bessemer City Primary School recently announced its Good Citizens and Principal’s Pride winners for November.
Principal’s Pride winners were Samantha Love, Allexus Haney, Ky’Lee Alexander, Logan Christopher, Caleb Summey, Emily Medina, Hailey Hoagland, Jima Moore, Tariyah Adams, Alexus Poe, Hannah Kelly, Carly Haney, Jasmine Rivas, Janaiya Glenn, Brayden Hudson and Isaac Beasley.
Good Citizen winners were Laura Thomas, Natalee Stiles, Kylie Reynolds, Kara Thompson, Alicia Medina, Nicholas Barringer, Kamarion Fox, Marcus Hodge, Abbie Fowler, Shakeama Bernabela, Cooper Bane, Savannah Stiles, Paul Love, Kaytelin Justice, Maleek Bryce and Jaydan Childers.
Scholarship winner: Highland School of Technology is racking up more scholarships.
Senior Nate Flowers is the latest student to win an academic scholarship. He received the scholarship from Mercer University.
Rudisill earns certification: Rena Rudisill, front office secretary at Highland School of Technology, recently earned the distinction of Certified Educational Office Employee.
Rudisill also obtained a Professional Standards Program certificate and completed requirements for an associate degree from the National Association of Educational Office Professionals.
She is the only employee in Gaston County who has earned the honor.
Belmont Middle BBQ: Belmont Middle School will hold its annual Barbecue Sale 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 29. Profits will help the school with technology needs and educational programs.
Plates include Kyle Fletcher’s barbecue, two buns, sauce, slaw, chips and dessert.
Tickets are $7. Delivery is available for orders of 10 or more plates. For details, call the school at 704-825-9619.
Holiday trimmings: Gaston Day School will hold its Fifth Annual Holiday Trees, Wreaths & Garland Sale through Dec. 2. Proceeds benefit the Band Department.
The sale features fresh Fraser fir trees, wreaths and pine garland grown in the North Carolina mountains. Patrons can select a tree and pick it up Nov. 20, Nov. 23-25, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1-2. Times will be announced. Home delivery within 10 miles also is available for $25.
Order forms are available at the school or at www.gastonday.org. Details: Rick Fischer, 704-864-7744, ext. 171 or email@example.com.
Volunteer orientation: Gaston County Schools will hold volunteer orientation sessions at 12:15 p.m. Nov. 15 and 4 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Central Office, 943 Osceola St. in Gastonia.
Engineering scholarship: Gaston County high school seniors are invited to apply for a new engineering scholarship created by Stephen Griffin, CEO of 6 SigmaTek.
“See It Through Engineering” is also funded by Yorel Integrated Solutions.
Students should see their guidance counselor for information or visit www.GastonCountyScholarships.com. Application deadline is April 8.
Softball champs: The West Lincoln Middle School Lady Chiefs softball team repeated as Tri-County Conference Champions. The team earned an 11-2 record and defeated Crest Middle 10-6 in the championship game.
West Lincoln Middle team members are Jessica Adams, Madison Ballenger, Brooke Christopher, Jayden Drewery, Meredith Ferguson, Kylee Leonhardt, Addie May, Brooklyn Mosely, Hope Ramsey, Bailey Reep, Adison Rhyne, Chloe Saine and Carson Warlick.
Tyler Sain and Jason Kester coach the softball team.
Advisory council: East Lincoln High recently named its 2012-2013 Student Advisory Council.
Student members are Jade Loendorf, Taylor Johnson, Tyler Mispley, Tori Horne, Will Krehnbrink and Derek Hilgert.
Compiled by Leigh Pressley