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From left, Larry Wilson, district board of education chair; Amanda Coble; Mark Edwards.
From left, Larry Wilson, district board of education chair; Amanda Coble; Mark Edwards. MOORESVILLE GRADED SCHOOL DISTRICT

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Compiled by Gina Smith

Clark earns scholarship: Madison Taylor Clark recently received a $500 scholarship from the Iredell County Extension and Community Association. She plans to attend the University of South Carolina to major in pre-medicine. The daughter of James and Kisha Clark of Statesville, Madison is ranked third in her class of 239 at North Iredell High School.

Mooresville Graded School District

Retirees: The Mooresville Graded School District Board of Education honored this year’s retirees at its monthly board meeting on June 9. Retiring employees were, pictured from left to right: Debbie Marsh, principal of South Elementary; Kathey Everhart, East Mooresville Intermediate custodian; Susan Huntsinger, Mooresville Middle child nutrition manager; Terry Lehmann, Mooresville High media specialist; Debra Paige, Mooresville high teacher; Mary Flowers, Mooresville High teacher; Kathy Layton, Student Services administrative assistant; Roseann Burklow, Mooresville Intermediate teacher; Ronald Patterson, Mooresville Middle teacher; Jody Cohen, Mooresville Intermediate teacher; Mary Kidwell, N.F. Woods teacher; Nancy Gardner, Mooresville High teacher; Gina Crippen, Rocky River Elementary media specialist; and Robbin Melton, Rocky River Elementary assistant principal. Also retiring but not pictured were Kathleen Wilson, Mooresville Intermediate counselor; Louise Gingery, Mooresville Middle teacher; Joanne Harmon, Mooresville Intermediate teacher; Sandra Sullivan, Mooresville High teacher; and Brenda Leazer, Mooresville Middle financial data manager.

Above and Beyond the Call of Duty: At its June 9 meeting, the Mooresville Graded School District Board of Education recognized Amanda Coble, Mooresville Middle School nurse, with the June Above and Beyond the Call of Duty award. Coble was nominated for the honor by the whole administrative staff at Mooresville Middle. She joined the staff at Mooresville Middle last year after previously working in the emergency room at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.

New principals: The Mooresville Graded School District Board of Education voted on three administrative appointments at its June 9 meeting. Jason Gardner, current principal at East Mooresville Intermediate School, will transfer to Mooresville Middle School to take the place of principal Carrie Tulbert who is pursuing other opportunities outside of Mooresville Graded School District. Mark Cottone, the current principal at Park View Elementary, will transfer to South Elementary where principal Debbie Marsh is retiring. Robin Melton, Rocky River Elementary assistant principal, is also retiring. Filling her position will be Lani Earnhardt, a teacher-leader at Rocky River Elementary.

Iredell-Statesville Schools

New principals: At its June 8 meeting, the Iredell-Statesville Board of Education unanimously voted to approve new appointments for three principals. Jacob Boula, previously principal of Northview Elementary, was named the new principal of Woodland Heights Elementary. Charles Foster, previously principal at Coddle Creek Elementary since it opened in 2009, was named principal of Lakeshore Middle School. Robbie Sipes, currently serving as the interim principal at North Iredell Middle School, was named the principal of that school. The three principals will take their new roles effective July 1.

Brawley Middle

PTSO volunteers: The Brawley Middle School PTSO has a few open positions for parent volunteers on its board for next year. Positions include co-president, co-coordinator for Brawley Closet and Box Top projects, co-coordinator for Community Dinner Night and discount card projects, communications and volunteer coordinator and Hospitality Committee members. Time commitments for each role varies from once a month to a few times a year. The board members meet at 9-10 a.m. the second Friday of each month at the school. For details, contact one of the current board members listed on the school website:

Lakeshore Middle

Volleyball camp: Volleyball camp for rising fifth through eighth-graders will be offered 5:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 3-6 in the Lakeshore Middle School gym. Cost is $55. Registration and payment can be done at the Lakeshore Middle School office or online at

Cannon School

Summer honors opportunity: William Exson, a rising sophomore at Cannon School in Concord and son of Laurie and Ed Exson of Charlotte, was selected to attend the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston, Massachusetts June 28-30. The Congress is an honors-only program for the country's top STEM students. Exson was nominated to represent North Carolina by American astronaut Buzz Aldrin, science director of the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists. During the three-day Congress, Exson will join students from across the country to hear Nobel laureates and National Medal of Science winners discuss leading scientific research. He will also receive advice from deans of the world’s top technical universities and learn about cutting-edge advances and the future of science and technology.