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People of Note: Victoria Bonagura
MS society honors Ardrey Kell High graduate
 
Published Wednesday, June 18, 2014 12:54 pm
by Staff Reports

Victoria Bonagura, a 2014 graduate of Ardrey Kell High School, has earned a $3,000 scholarship from Greater Carolinas Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.


Bonagura, whose father has MS, maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout high school, and taken part in several extracurricular activities, including Mock Trial, Relay for Life and Varsity Tennis. Victoria remained busy during high school, maintaining several jobs and assisting her mother with household activities.


To help remove the barriers for those students impacted by MS, Golden Corral launched an initiative in 2011 in partnership with North Carolina and South Carolina-based chapters of the National MS Society.  Golden Corral restaurants in North Carolina raised money during the year to fund Bonagura’s scholarship.


• Air Force Airman Kiyana Carter graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.


Carter completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.


Carter is the daughter of Jose Carter of Charlotte and Kiye Yang of Charlotte and a 2014 graduate of Zebulon B Vance High School.


• Michaela Colvin of Fayetteville has signed to play tennis at Johnson C. Smith University in the fall. Colvin is a graduate from the Math and Science Academy at E.E. Smith High School, where she was a two-sport athlete and involved student. She was a four-year varsity letterman and captain of her tennis team. Colvin also served as co-captain and three-year varsity letterman for the E.E. Smith softball program.  


She garnered several honors and awards during her high school career. Colvin received Mid-South 4A All-Conference First Team honors for singles and doubles (2012-2013), all-conference first team for singles (2013-14), as well as tennis MVP and the softball Coach’s Award (2014). She was an active member of the student government association, student body secretary, a student ambassador, yearbook staff editor, EES honor society, Spanish honor Society, DECA, Ladies Academy of Excellence Mentor, student assistant to administration, and the reigning homecoming queen.  


• Charlotte City Manager Ron Carlee has named Sandy D’Elosua director of corporate communications and marketing.  In her new position, D’Elosua will be the city’s lead communications professional managing its communications and marketing initiatives and the vehicles that support them such as the city’s website, GOV Channel and social media presence.


D’Elosua serves as a national director of marketing and communications for Front Burner Brands, a Tampa based restaurant management company housing brands including The Melting Pot, Burger 21 and GrillSmith restaurants.

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