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Kerry Charles is a morning news anchor who also covers special assignments for FOX8 News. He joined the station after working for stations in Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio, and Shreveport, LA.

The Piedmont Triad feels like home to Kerry. It should! His mother was born in Statesville. In fact, he has a number of family members who still live in the area, as well as in several local communities.

Kerry is very active in the local community. He is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated, president of the Triad Association of Black Journalists, and volunteers at Aycock Middle School.

An Emmy award winner, Kerry was named a University of Cincinnati Communication Alumni Champion (2014). The distinction was only bestowed upon 50 alumni in the Department of Communication’s history. It helped mark the department’s 50th anniversary.

Communication Alumni Champions have gone on to achieve success in their careers or professions, have made a big a difference in their local communities, or have provided significant support to UC or the department.

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    Greensboro student writes book based on travels

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — She may not be old enough to drive, but this Northwest Middle schooler has already published her first book. At only 12 years old, Paris Stankewich wrote and illustrated the book “Turtlee in Paris”. The story is all about her plush turtle traveling around the world. “When we went to Paris, France, I took pictures of my plush turtle all over and so I started writing a book about it,” Paris said. Now, Paris is working on a sequel called “Turtlee in […]

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    Greensboro middle school student’s talent shines in and out of the classroom

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — One Aycock Middle School eighth grader is using his talents to shine in and out of the classroom. Noah Lea knows practice counts in music class and in sports. He does it all, from football to wrestling, but still considers himself a student first. Lea’s passion for science took him to the regional science competition and earned him third place for the third year in a row. The 13-year-old said he works hard because you never know who’s […]

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    Class Act: Student’s project designed to honor American heroes

    EDEN, N.C. — A Piedmont teen decided to make his Eagle Scout project a tribute to those who serve in the military. His labor of love pays tribute to the brave men and women of Eden who fought to defend freedom and never made it home. Matthew West started his project two years ago at 15 years old. Now he said he hopes his monument will serve as a reminder that,”freedom is not free.”

  • Class Act: Millis Road Elementary student is a shining star on and off stage

    JAMESTOWN, N.C. — One 9-year-old student at Millis Road Elementary is already developing skills for a professional career. Johnathan Brown has his black belt in taekwondo and is involved in community theater. He recently joined the Community Theatre of Greensboro’s production of the classic play, “A Raisin in the Sun.” Brown said he’s inspired by Denzel Washington’s dramatic range and the comedic skills of the late Robin Williams. He wants to study theater in college but for now he plans to […]

  • Caswell County teen nationally recognized for service

    CASWELL COUNTY, N.C. — One Caswell County middle school student loves giving back and doing so has gotten her some national attention. Whether it’s in the classroom or in the community, Diana Berdine is there to lend a hand. “I usually go out to nursing homes and talk with them, play games with them and help them out a little bit,” Berdine said. The 7th grader lives in Leasburg and goes to N.L. Dillard Middle in Yanceyville. She’s involved with Ruritan, […]

  • Class Act: 7th grader has more than 5,000 community service hours

    YANCEYVILLE, N.C. — Whether it’s in the classroom or out in the community, you can count on 7th-grader Diana Berndine to be there. In fact, she’s logged more than 5,000 community service hours.

  • Class Act: Changing the world by volunteering

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Susan Aboeid is known around Grimsley High School for her dedication to community service work. She’s already banked about 200 hours this year. Aboeid’s blog details her activities whether she’s volunteering at international festivals or teaching Arabic to children. After a trip to Sudan last year to visit family, Aboeid decided to find a way to give portable water wells to people in the area. “They (the wells) store clean water for different villages that don’t have access […]

  • Class Act: Local teen inspired to serve

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — One student in Alamance County spends his down time volunteering through youth fire programs in Burlington and Faucette Township. Gary Burnette is a senior at Eastern Alamance High School, but when he’s not in school, he’s busy responding to emergency calls. He’s been in a training program for teens who want to become firefighters since he was 14 years old. Burnette said his best friend, Casey, always dreamed of becoming a firefighter before he died. When Casey […]

  • Class Act: Spirited student is bound for success

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — A senior at Andrews High School is using her voice to change the perception some have of her school. Ebony Pender, 18,  won a partial scholarship for college after her speech to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. last Monday. She plans to study criminal justice at NC A&T State University in the fall.

  • Class Act: Wrestler uses sport for personal growth

    WALKERTOWN, N.C. — Wrestling isn’t just a sport for Justin Still, a student at Walkertown High School. When he started wrestling four years ago, everything changed. Still said the sport keeps him mentally and physically strong. Once you’ve wrestled, he explained, everything else seems a little bit easier.

  • Class Act: Student earns coveted blazer

    Amaya Shackley earned Allen Jay Prep’s highest honor: a blazer. That blazer doesn’t come without a lot of hard work and dedication. To earn the blazer, a student must be on the honor roll, not have any disciplinary infractions and get the unanimous vote of the staff.  

  • Taking a look back at Class Acts of 2014

    Kerry Charles takes a look back at some of the Class Acts from 2014.


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