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Couriering Clemmons — This week in 2001

Couriering this area this week in 2001 — 20 years ago:

Last year, the Teacher Cadet program was implemented in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools including West Forsyth. This year, three West students who are in the program —Joshua Bragg, Jennifer Gagner and Amanda Hicks — received North Carolina Teaching Fellows Awards. They were among the 17 students in last year’s inaugural Cadet class.

Bud Fulton of Lewisville made his way out to the Crosby as a volunteer this year. “I’ve been helping with the Vantage at Tanglewood since it started, but this was my first time as a volunteer at Bermuda Run.” Fulton said someone in the Lewisville Civic Club was looking for help this year and that’s how he became involved. While baseball is his game, not golf, Fulton said he just enjoyed helping out.

With the last putt sunk, The Crosby Golf National Celebrity Golf Tournament became one for the history books last Sunday afternoon. Sixteen years after it was moved to Bermuda Run, hundreds of volunteers bid a reluctant, and in some cases tearful, good-bye to co-workers, many who had become good friends through the tournament association.

Brookwood’s swim team season got off to a blazing start with a 569-290 victory over Forsyth Country Club in last week’s Greater Forsyth Swim League competition. Individually, the Barracudas were paced by the efforts of Carrie Kibler, Michael Reklis, Camden Smith, Becca Simmons, Will Baucom and Joshua Long. Each won three races.

Jessica Whitson of Clemmons is one of 20 North Carolina School of the Arts students who will spend three weeks studying dance in Hungary. She and her fellow students will spend three weeks in Hungary this summer studying at the Hungarian Dance Academy, the official school of the Hungarian National Ballet. Whitson, a rising 10th-grader, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Whitson.

Jim and Amy Stemper of Clemmons announced the birth of their daughter, Shuler Rose Stemper. She was born on April 8 at Forsyth Medical Center. She has one brother, Jack Larson Stemper, 4. Maternal grandparents are Joe and Martha Board of Pickens, S.C. and paternal grandparents are Jack and Gail Stemper of Clemmons.

A former West Forsyth High School graduate, Brian Rutledge, won first place among 54 applicants in the Carroll Joyner Business Plan competition at N.C. State University. The award was made from the School of Management and its partnership business, North American Pool Corporation. He is the son of Kenneth and Etta Ratledge and is a rising senior at State. He graduated from West Forsyth in 1998.