Category Archives: Student

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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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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