- Carl Marshall earned his Eagle Scout rank and had his ceremony on April 28. His Eagle Scout project was replacing the sign in front of Walkertown Fire Department. The sign had been there since the building was built and had become faded. Carl was instrumental in designing the new sign, finding the vendor and doing the physical work to replace the sign with the help of family, friends and community. In addition to replacing the sign, he replaced the wooden timbers surrounding the sign, cleaned the existing brick chips and then placed the brick chips back in the area inside the timbers.
He secured the brick chips with concrete to help ensure no weeds would grow up around the sign and to help make future maintenance easier. Carl is a member of Troop 922 at Morris Chapel United Methodist Church in Walkertown. He is the son of Kim and Susan Marshall of Walkertown. His older brother Franklin, also an Eagle Scout, and his younger sister, Lillian, both helped with his project.
- John Sheek of Clemmons and a member of Boy Scout Troop 736, received his Eagle Scout award on Aug. 14 at Clemmons Civic Club. He is a sophomore at West Forsyth High School. John has served as a chaplain aid, patrol leader, assistant patrol leader and senior patrol leader and has earned merit badges and a bronze palm along with the Eagle rank. For his Eagle project, John planned, renovated and built equipment for the playground at his church, Dulin United Methodist in Mocksville. Members of Troop 736 assisted. He is the son of Alex and Melinda Sheek of Clemmons. His grandparents are Charles and Alice Hendrix of Mocksville and Dick and Ann Sheek of Clemmons.
- The following area students have been awarded Phi Omega scholarships by The Phi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated:
Diana Angeles, she attends UNC Greensboro.
Cyerra Cruise, she attends North Carolina Central University.
Alaina Watkins, she attends University of North Carolina School of The Arts.
Briston Whitt, she attends Elon Univeristy.
Pearl Scholarship awards were awarded to:
Leila Rice-Cuthrell, she attends North Carolina A&T State University.
Aysia Greer-Parms, she attends North Carolina. A&T State University.
Nicole Maynor, who will attend North Carolina A&T State University.
Jada Penn, she attends North Carolina Central University.
Morgan Woodard, who will attend North Carolina A&T State University.
- Alicia Paul and Aaron Gregory Hilton have been awarded scholarships from the Local Government Federal Credit Union. Paul attends George Washington University. Hilton attends Gardner-Webb University.
- Sheets Memorial Christian School in Lexington celebrated a milestone of 50 years in education on Aug. 23 with a ribbon cutting sponsored by the Lexington Chamber of Commerce.
- The following area cadets and students were named to The Citadel’s dean’s list the 2018 spring semester: Timothy Behnke of Kernersville; Grant Daniel of Clemmons; James Hodgin of Kernersville; Charles Marsh of Lewisville, and Samuel Voncannon of Lexington.
- The Citadel awarded gold stars to the following area cadets and students who achieved a 3.7 grade point average or higher during the 2018 spring semester. Cadets and students who achieve gold star recognition are also placed on The Citadel’s dean’s list: Troy Smith of Lewisville, and Matthew Wall of Lexington
- The Surry County Schools have announced the system’s 2018-2019 Teacher and Principal of the Year.
Hanna Holder, a cross-categorical teacher at Westfield Elementary School, was named Teacher of the Year.
Paige Badgett, the principal of North Surry High School, was named the Principal of the Year.
Holder and Badgett received certificates, a parking sign to be placed at their school, a Surry County Schools umbrella, and a monetary award from the Board of Education.
Rep. Kyle Hall had a flag flown at the North Carolina State Capitol in honor of Holder and Badgett and presented each of them the flags that were flown in their honor.
- Spencer Cook, a Forsyth County 4-H’er, attended the ninth annual North Carolina Association of County Commissioners Youth Summit, which was held in Hickory. The summit is a project of North Carolina 4-H, North Carolina Cooperative Extension and the NCACC. Spencer is the son of Eric and Angie Cook of Kernersville.
IN PUBLIC SERVICE
- Alleghany Partnership for Children has been awarded a $40,000 capacity building grant from the SECU Foundation for a project to benefit children and families in Alleghany County. The grant will help the organization assess its strengths, strategize and develop a financial plan that will bring them closer to achieving their vision of building a new Children’s Advocacy and Resource Center in Sparta.
- Margaret Fowler Macklin turned 100 years old Aug. 22. She lives independently in a cottage at Homestead Hills Retirement Community. Macklin was honored by friends with a champagne toast and dinner in the private dining room.
IN OTHER AREAS
- John Brewer of Winston-Salem has been elected as an alternate delegate to the 135rd annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates. The convention will be held Nov. 5 at the Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.
- Quinlan Smith, a junior at Forsyth Country Day School, created a “Birdies Fore Babies” golf fundraiser to raise money for children going through medical treatment at Brenner Children’s Hospital. Smith has raised $2,310 and plans to raise an additional $4,000 in the next year. Donors have pledged for each birdie he made this past year during official golf tournaments in which he carded 85 birdies. Smith learned firsthand what pediatric patients go through while in the hospital. When he was 14 years old, he was seriously injured in a snowmobiling accident and spent Christmas that year in the hospital.