Category Archives: Student

Student of the Month: Jackson Benes has ‘lofty goals & objectives’

By Kamryn Guye Times-News Jackson Benes, a freshman at the Early College at Alamance Community College, is January’s Student of the Month.    Jackson was nominated for this honor by his father, Jeff Benes.    “Jackson has a number of significant accomplishments in his 15 years,” Jeff said.    The list includes: A honor roll [...]

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Freshman described as ‘rock star student’

By Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent    DaNyla Covington, a freshman at Orange High School in Hillsborough, is May’s Student of   the Month. Jason Willix, DaNyla’s math teacher, nominated her for the honor. “Teaching DaNyla is truly an honor,” he said. “She is the kind of student that makes teaching a fun job. She appreciates learning [...]

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Visual artist ‘paints with a purpose’

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent Editor’s note: Meet the Artist is a monthly column about area teens and twenty-somethings and their involvement in the art world. April’s featured artist is Rose Xiao, a high school senior and a native of Burlington. Her skills, other than art, are (according to Xiao) eating large portions of [...]

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Thinking outside the artistic box: March’s featured artist is studying animation

By Logan A. White Times-Newscorrepsondent Editor’s note: Teens & 20s writer Logan A. White interviews area teens and twenty-somethings about their careers and/or passion for art monthly. Nichole Crawford, a sophomore at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, is March’s featured artist. Crawford is majoring in Film with a concentration in Animation. [...]

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Cummings senior is February’s Student of the Month

By Skyanne B. Miller Times-News correspondent   Adriana Jimenez-Guzman is February’s Student of the Month. Robert Vellani, an ELA (English/Language Arts) teacher at Cummings High    School, described her as “typifying the very best of our current senior class.” “She is a remarkable student with a 4.27 grade point average and A Honor Roll status. [...]

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November’s Student of the Month has a desire to do what’s right

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent     November’s Student of the Month, Cailyn Fogleman, lives by the motto — “if you are honest and a hard worker, you will be successful in anything you put your mind to.” Fogleman, a junior at Burlington Christian Academy (BCA), excels in scholarship, sports and selflessness. She is the [...]

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Teen creates film about area church

 Times-News     GRAHAM — “A Compass Always Points North,” a history of Hawfields Presbyterian Church, will be shown at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at the Graham Cinema, 119 N. Main St. Tolar Ray, a rising senior at Eastern Alamance High School, interviewed congregation and community members throughout the last year. The hourlong [...]

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‘Sweet smile & genuine heart’: Karissa Teer is July’s Student of Month

By Kaitlyn Parham Times-News correspondent  Those who know Burlington Christian Academy (BCA) graduate Karissa Teer will tell you that she is a hard-working student, a devoted friend and a selfless leader. This month, she was able to add another honor to her long list of accomplishments — Times-News Student of the Month. Ginger Canovai, who [...]

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June’s Student of Month ‘excels in everything he tries to do’

By Lydia Pankratz Times-News correspondent Theron Few of Mebane describes his grandson, Seth Tysor of Graham, as “a diligent student who has made every effort to get the most out of his studies, and his grades show it.” This is one of the reasons that Theron nominated Seth for June’s Student of the Month. Theron [...]

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Student of the Month enjoys ‘giving back’

By Nancy Drago Times-News correspondent    Mariah Smith, a seventh-grader at Southern Alamance Middle School, is February’s Student of the Month. Mariah said she was “extremely shocked” to receive this honor. Mariah has a close relationship with her grandmother, Wendy Jordan, who nominated her. Mariah is the daughter of Cameron and Cierra Smith of Burlington [...]

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