Category Archives: Student

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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Student of Month finds time to volunteer

By Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Role models come in all shapes and sizes, and for eighth-grader Khalia Watlington, being a role model is just part of everyday life. With days occupied with schoolwork any 13-year-old would expect, and weekends filled with attending fundraisers, Watlington somehow finds time to further benefit others. She spends [...]

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December’s Student of Month has compassion for others

By CJ Click Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Helping others may include actively volunteering, but it can also involve lifting someone’s spirits through laughter and simply being a friend. Tyler Cook, a sophomore at Western Alamance High School, is that friend. “He can take a dark day, make a joke out of it and make you [...]

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Student of Month enjoys reading, helping others

By Nick Stargel Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    November’s Student of the Month, Raegan Hughes, can often be found playing soccer, practicing guitar or reading a good book. Raegan is 13 years old and an eighth-grader at Southern Alamance Middle School, where she loves to learn and participate in the Battle of the Books. Raegan also [...]

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Student of the Month enjoys school, theater

By Nick Stargel Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    October’s Student of the Month, Veronica Newsome, loves theater, Taylor Swift and Moose Tracks ice cream, and her favorite color is purple. Veronica is a sixth-grader at Bradford Academy in Mebane, where she not only works hard in the classroom but is involved in clubs such as the [...]

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Like Julius Caesar, July’s Student of the Month is a conqueror, of sorts

By Chelsey N. Fattal Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com The month of July is not only dedicated to Julius Caesar, a conqueror of the Roman Empire, but to Dustin Stewart, a 2010 graduate of Southern Alamance High School and July’s Student of the Month. Stewart is a conqueror on the track and field, as well as a [...]

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June’s Student of the Month is a natural leader

By Kendall Wiggins Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com  Drive, perseverance and natural leadership skills manifest themselves in Jessie Miller, a rising junior at Eastern Alamance High School and June’s Student of the Month. Jessie has two younger brothers, Kyle and James, and is the daughter of Benjamin and Kara Miller. Jessie was nominated by her mother Kara, [...]

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