Category Archives: Student Archive

‘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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Leif Eckstrand always ‘happy to help’

By Zoie Nelson Times-News correspondent  As Burlington Christian Academy senior Leif Eckstrand begins to fill out his college applications, he’ll be able to add one more honor onto the already long list of honors achieved while in high school — Times-News Student of the Month. Mary Thomas Gilbert, who works in the Advancement office of [...]

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Jonathan Hester is an ‘authentic’ volunteer

By Jakob S. Miller Times-News correspondent    Authentic is a word that isn’t just thrown around when describing someone. However, it is certainly applicable to Southern Alamance High School senior Jonathan Hester. Jonathan is someone who is easy to be around, and was described by Dr. Rosemary Fischer as completely himself in the natural way [...]

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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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