Category Archives: Student

Student of Month has ‘strong desire to change the world’

By Allison Tate Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    For most teenagers, summer is a time to relax by the pool with friends or to binge-watch entire TV series on Netflix, but Emily Herry, August’s Student of the Month, has bigger plans than that. Emily, a freshman at Alamance Community College, spent her summer as a counselor [...]

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Learning from each other: Warrior Buddies offers unique perspective for those involved

By Allison Tate Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    As the school year starts to wind down, it can be difficult for high school students to make time for everything they need to get done. Homework, exams, sports and daily life all leave little time for anything else. But a special group at Western Alamance known as [...]

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Student of Month helps neighbors

By Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    It takes a special kind of heart to selflessly help others without any encouragement to do so. February’s Student of the Month, Dylan Woods, has such a heart. Woods, a sixth-grader at Western Alamance Middle School, has spent his mornings before school for the last six months, helping [...]

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Student of the Month exemplifies good character

By Doria Worden Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    The drum major in a band is the premier position for a member, a role of great responsibility and leadership entrusted to only the most talented musicians. For Michael Davern, sophomore at Western Alamance High School, drum major is just one of many leadership positions he holds in [...]

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Student of Month excels in more than just football

By Joshua Fitzgerald Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Hunter Lent, November’s Student of the Month, excels both on and off the football field. An accomplished football player, an intelligent student, and a good role model, Lent is a senior at Western Alamance High School, where he plays on the varsity football team. He is a tight [...]

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Teenager organizes local food drive

By Briona Kiser Times-News correspondent teens20@timesnews.com    How many of you know a 13-year-old who has made a significant difference in the community? River Mill Academy’s 8th-grader Deja Howard began her own food drive to benefit the Salvation Army after she saw a television ad showing the organization’s great need for food. Howard’s food drive [...]

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Student of the Month is a green belt with a green thumb

By Caroline Carpenter Times-News correspondent teens20@timesnews.com Luke Tufts, gardening extraordinaire and loving son, is August’s Student of the Month. Luke was nominated by Mildred Massengill, a friend of his grandmother, Linda Price. He thinks the world of these ladies, and they think the same of him. Luke is a sixth-grader at River Mill Academy, the [...]

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Student of Month inspires peers

By Briona Kiser Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Clay Yarborough, a jazz band guitarist, Scholastic Gold Key winner and movie fan, is May’s Student of the Month. Clay is “not only a wonderful artist, but he is a genuinely kind person,” said art teacher Elizabeth Wertz, who nominated him for May’s Student of the Month. Wertz [...]

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Student of the Month ‘an excellent role model’

By Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com It is not often that a 15-year-old student exemplifies determination, maturity and humbleness to such an extent that he stands out among his peers. Amari Lee manages Amari Lee / Photo submittedto personify all these traits and more and is one of the most deserving candidates for Student of [...]

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Cummings star picks a college

   Editor’s note: Teens & Twenties will profile area student-athletes during the next few months.  By Alexis Dickerson Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Isaiah Moore, a 17-year-old local track star, is a senior at Cummings High School. Having competed in track meets since he was 9, Moore has gone on to compete at a national and [...]

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