KIS School Board Honorees

School board honors representatives from KIS
Posted on 01/14/2014
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The Kannapolis Board of Education was proud to honor outstanding representatives from Kannapolis Intermediate School at its January meeting.


Kylin Riddle:  Kylin is a highly motivated 6th grade student at KIS. Her teachers describe her as self-directed, kind, and extremely helpful. Kylin demonstrated these traits last year when she personally organized a school fund raiser for World Wildlife. Kylin encouraged her fellow students to dress in orange and black and contribute money for the adoption of various species of tigers. Her efforts resulted in a $300 donation to the organization. Kylin is an Honor Roll student and member of the Nerd Herd school club. She is president of the KIS Student Council and is a member of the Drama Club. Recently, she performed the role of Josephine in, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Besides school activities, Kylin plays soccer, enjoys arts and crafts, and is a voracious reader. She is the daughter of Mary Ellen Bennett and Wesley Riddle.


Paxton Herbert:  There is no finer young man at Kannapolis Intermediate School than Paxton Herbert. His genuine caring and kindness are evident every day. Paxton is a 6th grader who has a heart for others and sense of maturity that are well beyond his years. He is a zealous reader and outstanding student. His teachers say his positive attitude is contagious and that fellow students gravitate toward his upbeat demeanor. Everyone at KIS is confident that Paxton will continue to be one of Kannapolis City Schools’ brightest stars. He is the son of Kelly and Dave Yandow and Morris and Amy Herbert.  


Beth Allen:  Beth is an outstanding, dedicated volunteer at Kannapolis Intermediate School and a long time resident of Kannapolis. This year, she is serving as the Vice-President of the KIS PTSO. Beth has single handedly led several large projects, including cooking lunch for the staff and putting together the KIS sweatshirt sale. Her dedication to the school is shown in the many hours she spends on campus working with students, teachers, and parents. Beth has two children, Christopher, a 6th grader at KIS and Brian, a 2nd grader at Fred L. Wilson. She is married to her long-time sweet heart, Herman Allen. Beth enjoys spending time with her family outdoors and watching her children participate in baseball games and practice. KIS is fortunate to have Beth Allen as part of its PTSO and the KIS family.


Michelle Rogers:  Michelle is a native of Kannapolis and A.L. Brown graduate. She is blessed with a close knit family that includes her daughter, Meghan, and son-in-law, Daniel. Michelle has worked at KIS since its opening in 2005, and she is an integral part of the KIS family. She greets every student and visitor with a kind word and a smile. Parents compliment Michelle’s warm and welcoming demeanor on a daily basis. Students and staff adore Michelle. She says her job is made easy because her coworkers are like family to her, and the students provide her with humor and joy each day. Michelle says that if she could not work with her KIS family each day, she would love to be a writer. Her daily events provide plenty of material for creating an exciting and humorous novel. Everyone at KIS is proud to have Michelle honored by the school board for her wonderful service.


Lindsay Cooney:  Lindsay Cooney says she wanted to be a pediatrician when she grew up because of her love for children and science. However, the number of years required to earn a medical degree was a little intimidating. She switched to advertising, but she still longed to work with children. That is when she returned to obtain her teaching license and began working as a teacher assistant. Everyone at Kannapolis Intermediate School is very grateful that Lindsay did not ignore her calling. She is currently the Health and PE teacher at KIS, which combines her interest in science and anatomy with her love of children. Students love attending Ms. Cooney’s class and take her lessons to heart. In fact, they often share what they learn with their teachers and parents. Ms. Cooney has boundless energy and a positive attitude that is contagious.  



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