Couriering Clemmons: This week in 1999

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 16, 2021

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Couriering the area this week in 1999 — 22 years ago:

Three fifth graders at Clemmons Elementary School were selected for the 1999 Elementary School Honors Chorus. The three are Jennifer Pruna, Leanna Morrison and Quiana Freston. All are in the fifth grade honors chorus at Clemmons.

Twelve students from Clemmons Middle Preparatory Academy were inducted into membership in the National Junior Honor Society in a ceremony at the school last week. Those inducted were Stacey Ayres, Katherine Barnes, Kellie Cutrer, Whitney Davis, John Harless, Cristin Hopp, Katie Lewis, Mary Beth Mebane, Andrew Phelps, Alexander Santago, Heather Stephens and Kamran Tariq.

Ashley Suzanne Wall, a senior political science major at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Wall, of Lewisville, is the daughter of Ray Wall and Suzanne Smith.

Steve and Cindy Tesh, of Clemmons, were recently honored for their achievements as Shaklee Corporation’s newest Sales Leaders at the New Supervisor Convention held in San Francisco. California.

Paul M. Arfmann, a 1995 graduate of West Forsyth High School, graduated magna cum laude from North Carolina State University on Dec. 15. He earned a bachelor of science degree in animal science. He is the son of John and Kathy Arfmann of Clemmons. 

After banner performances by the varsity and junior varsity last week, it’s safe to say the boys basketball program never looked better. In varsity action, the Titans were at full strength for the first time this season as seniors J.K. Edwards and C.J. Paul returned after four-game suspensions. They did not crack the starting lineup but did contribute significantly in victories over East Forsyth and Greensboro Smith, a pair of teams that had defeated West one week earlier.

Brad Willard won two races to lead the West Forsyth boys swim team to first place in the boys City-County high school swimming championship. West scored 113 points to claim the top spot. Willard won the 100 and 200 free for West and swam for two winning relay teams. West got other first place finishes from Tim Boyer, Ben Humphrey and Ryan Rieser. They also contributed to a pair of relay team victories.

If Clemmons Branch Librarian Cindy Jones has a Christmas wish, it’s probably been the same one for years now. The library needs another staff member. But this year Christmas came early. The Clemmons Branch Library now has it’s fifth full-time employee, Mike Beck. She said it means the library won’t have to close on Sundays as was the plan.