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Graduation 2019: North Rowan High School All-County Scholars

North Rowan High School All-County Scholars.

Spencer Everhart

Spencer Cole Everhart is the son of Kelly and Carol Everhart of Salisbury. A senior at North Rowan High School, he attended North Rowan Elementary School and North Rowan Middle School.

In the fall, he will study computer science at Appalachian State University with a hope to create computer software that can make a positive impact on people’s lives.

During high school, he lettered in football and golf and was a member of Key Club, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the National Honors Society.

Favorite assigned book: “The Hobbit” by  J.R.R. Tolkien

Defining moment in my life: In the summer of 2017, I went on a mission trip to Guatemala. This was an eye-opening experience seeing the pure poverty and daily struggles these people had to go through on a daily basis. Ultimately, this experience humbled me and made me a better person.

Secret to high school success: Remain focused while having as much fun as possible.

If I had $10 million: If I had $10 million, I would hire a financial advisor and reinvest it so I can make even more money.

Emily Hartsell

Emily Virginia Hartsell is the daughter of Robert and Jennifer Hartsell of Salisbury. A senior at North Rowan High School, she attended Elizabeth Hanford-Dole Elementary School and North Rowan Middle School. In the fall, she will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and will major in human development and family studies and psychology with a goal of becoming an elementary school teacher.

In high school, she played played varsity volleyball and soccer, serving as co-captain of the volleyball team and DECA club president and treasurer.

Favorite assigned book: “Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neale Hurston.

Defining moment in my life: A defining moment in my life was when I was accepted to North Carolina Governor’s School. This confirmed for me that all of my hard work and my dedication within the classroom was being recognized by others.

Secret to high school success: My secret to high school success is to create close bonds with your teachers. Through those relationships you can not only expand your learning opportunities, but it also allows you to feel more comfortable asking any questions you have.

If I had $10 million: If I had $10 million I would dedicate most of it towards paying off my parent’s student loans and with the rest, I would put into savings as preparation for my future.

Caylinn Helm

Caylinn Helm is the daughter of Richard and Christina Helm of Salisbury. A senior at North Rowan High School, she attended Hanford-Dole Elementary and North Rowan Middle School.

In the fall, she will study international business at Catawba College with a goal of becoming a business consultant at an international company.

She lettered in varsity tennis during her time in high school.

Favorite assigned book: “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak

Secret to high school success: I would say the secret to my high school success would have to be the support network I’ve made with my friends. Without them, I don’t believe I would have been able to accomplish half of what I have. They’re my motivators and help keep me focused when my thoughts often stray.

If I had $10 million: If I had $10 million, I would immediately pay off any debts in my family and pay for mine and my siblings’ education. I would take a fourth of what was left over and use it to treat my family to a vacation or gifts, and I would split the rest of the money between multiple money market accounts so that they can gradually accrue interest.

Jared Hensley

Jared Patrick Niles Hensley is the grandson of Keith and Linda Hensley of Salisbury. A senior at North Rowan High School, he attended Overton Elementary and North Rowan Middle School. In the fall, he plans to attend the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with an expected major in mechanical engineering and environmental science. His goal is to become a mechanical engineer and apply that knowledge to solving environmental issues.

Hensley lettered in marching band, swimming and tennis, and served as mechanical team leader for the Robotics team; low brass captain for the marching band and senior patrol leader for the Boy Scouts.

Favorite assigned book: “Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neale Hurston

A defining moment in my life: In AP biology of my junior year, I didn’t know anyone, so I sat in the back of the class and learned to tie knots. It was there that I realized the power of simple tools when paired with ingenuity and a new door of inventiveness was opened.

The secret to high school success: I took classes and participated in activities that I found interesting and made the most of the opportunities I was provided.

If I had $10 million: If I had $10 million I would invest it so that after I graduated college I could start a company to combat environmental problems.

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