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Board of Education recognition for March

Board of Education Recognition, March 2018

During the Gaston County Board of Education meeting on Monday, March 19, students were recognized for their academic, athletic, and extracurricular accomplishments.

Here is information about the students who were recognized as part of the “Good News.”

■ Tryon Elementary student Journey Grier was recognized for organizing a drive to collect coats and gloves for The Salvation Army.  She was responsible for making posters and reading morning announcements to let other students know about the collection. She is pictured with Board member Terry Usery, assistant principal Randy Kincaid, and teacher Elizabeth Glover.  

■ East Gaston High School student Mallori Mull won the high school division of the “Get Smart” state art competition that raises awareness about antibiotic resistance.  Her artwork was printed on posters and distributed in health care facilities and schools across the state. She is pictured with Board member Dot Cherry, principal Jennifer Reep, and art teacher Justin Allison.

■ A group of students were recognized for earning Gold Key awards in the annual Mid-Carolina Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards program. The students are pictured with Board member Dot Guthrie.

  • JaShia Orr, Forestview, fashion category
  • Bailey Cochran and Romello Shipman, Forestview, film and animation category
  • Diana Ternanni, Stuart W. Cramer, ceramics category
  • Asia Spinks, Ashbrook, drawing and illustration category
  • Sierra Navatta, Cramerton, ceramics and glass category
  • Cerys Webber, North Gaston, drawing and illustration category
  • Devin Totherow, Gaston Early College, critical essay category

■ Cherryville High School basketball players Lane Harrill and Nathan Jeffers were recognized for earning all-conference awards. Lane set a record for the most three-pointers by a sophomore, and Nathan was nominated for all-district and received all-tournament honors.  They are pictured with Board member Terry Usery, assistant principal Kelly Brown, and athletic director Scott Harrill.

■ Two high school athletes were recognized for earning state titles in the 3-A indoor track and field competition.  Hassani Burris of Ashbrook won the girls triple jump championship, and Ben Finger of North Gaston won the boys pole vault championship. They are pictured with Board member Dot Cherry.