Students honored for good character

Published 9:06 am Thursday, May 26, 2016

Each year, Davie Schools students are recognized for displaying good character.

The students selected to represent their schools exemplify the traits of compassion, courage, honesty, justice, loyalty, respect, responsibility and self-discipline. These students were recognized at the Character Education Awards Night held at the Brock Performing Arts Center in two ceremonies, one for the elementary students and another for the middle and high school students.

Jane McAllister, director of the Davie County Public Library as well as the president of the Humane Society of Davie County, was the speaker for the elementary schools and challenged the students to consider questions for building good character traits into their lives: What makes you happy?; When is it good to be stubborn?; and Why are please and thank you so important?

Austin Caviness, pastor for Salem Fork Christian Church in Dobson as well as a former WXII12 meteorologist, shared life lessons with the middle and high school students. He shared the “Character before Career” motto he had learned while attending the prep school, Stony Brook School, and encouraged students to count on the character that has been instilled in them.

The students were presented with certificates for their accomplishment.

Cooleemee Elementary

Kindergarten, Ava Lagle, Hayden Rennix; first grade, Colton O’Neal, Emily Flores-Ventura; second grade, Jamie DeJesus-Trigueros, Omar Visoso-Lorenzo; third grade, Corban O’Neill, Savannah Stowe; fourth grade, John Allen Sapp, Leslie Mena-Carachure; fifth grade, David Delgado-Ruano, Chastity Reeves, Gissell Romero-Longares.

Cornatzer Elementary

Kindergarten, Luna Hernandez, Paxton Lewis; first grade, Zahmirah Summers, Gavin Horton, Jason Mittelsteadt; second grade, Kori Bailey, Jackson Boger; third grade, Charlotte Reece, Carson Queen; fourth grade, Rebecca Dixon, Wyatt Burton; fifth grade, Amber McCullough, Jacob Terpening.

Mocksville Elementary

Kindergarten, Gavin Adams, Cristina Castro-Ramirez; first grade, Harmoni Alston, Aidan Szewczyk; second grade, Logan Foster, Anna Ebright; third grade, Kayli Booie, Alex Delcarmen; fourth grade, Adam Wilkins, Calvin Scott, Cindy Jaimes; fifth grade, Kienan Beasley, Martha Orellana.

Pinebrook Elementary

Kindergarten, Delaney Rhile, Henry Hines; first grade, Caroline Mitchell, Caleb Stanley; second grade, Fuller Kate Holt, Jake Vaughn; third grade, Isis Snider, Billy Krause; fourth grade, Addison Hendrix, Ty Miller; fifth grade, Stephanie Bueno-Chiquito, Walker Jones, Jacob Bias.

Shady Grove Elementary

Kindergarten, Rachel Starkey, Cannon Smith; first grade, Meghan Woody, Caleb McCullar; second grade, Stella Frye, Ethan Driver, Nickalai Self; third grade, Susanna Norris, Jack Gould; fourth grade, Emily Dixson, Zander Richardson; fifth grade, Zoey Peoples, Sean Brewer.

William R. Davie


Kindergarten, Nicholas Smyers, Lillie Ijames; first grade, Spencer Wilson, Makayla Nguyen; second grade, Seth Johnson, Lillie Hartness; third grade, Landon Stroud, Brisa Bello; fourth grade, Sherlyn Castoreno, Craig McBride; fifth grade, Carlyssa Sisson, Josue Serrano, Colin Prater.

North Davie Middle

Sixth grade, Landon Leonard, Adam Binkley, Aniya Harris, Faith Elmore; seventh grade, Haley Nowak, Savannah Swisher, Eli Atkins, Cole Myers; eighth grade, Seth Ratliff, Caleb Knight, Lluvia Bello-Cervantes, Sarah Grace Rogers, Zachary Payne.

South Davie Middle

Sixth grade, Benjamin Quaid Keith, Abagail Duzan, Elijah Miller, Taylor Threadgill; seventh grade, Bethany Barbee, Emmanuel Granadero-Trejo, Lexi Santos, Zachaery Cole, Olivia Blue; eighth grade, Rylea Brigman Carter, Yosari Rodriquez, Javier Delgado, Kayana Caldwell.

William Ellis Middle

Sixth grade, Caleb Mathis, Seth Hill, Elise Weidman, Emma Agejew; seventh grade, Robbie Bostic, Salma Atalla, Hollie Dix; eighth grade, Julian Howard, Emerson Justice, Spencer Nifong, Cameron Simmons, Karli Fuller.

Central Davie Academy

Eighth grade, Tommy Brown; sophomore, Emily Benassi.

Davie County Early

College High School

Freshman, Clayton Foster, China Moore; sophomore, Maddie Kassel, Evan Mang; junior, Claudia Solis, Jay Davis; senior, Shodeah Kelly, Noah Hutchins.

Davie County

High School

Freshman, Jessica Candido, Salem Cartner, Mikhail Harris, Lloyd Junker, Marceli Lewtak, Matty McKnight, Emma Slabach, Reece Vizcaino, Abby Yount; sophomore, Emma Allen, Jared Dequenne, Emilee Dishman, Sierra Ferguson, Ben Foster, Jessica Gonzalez, Samuel Heafner, Nicholas Loj, Katelyn Webb; junior, Ze’Mora Cockerham, Savannah Everett, Cory Heiner, Patrycja Leszczuk, Claire Myers, Angel Perez, Chris Reynolds, Valentine Roa, Arianna Seusanker, Deanna Torres; senior, Sarah Buie, Caroline Davis, Claire Devereaux, Hadley Hilton, Corbin Kopetzky, Triston McEwen, Zachary Plott, Jalen Scott, Morgan Taylor, Jana Yount.