The Watson-Brown Foundation Junior Board Thomson Chapter presented the Georgia State Society NSDAR with a grant in the amount of $18,000. The funds, which were matched by the Society, will be used to restore and stabilize the historic home of George Walton, one of Georgia's signers of the Declaration of Independence. Shown are William Wright, Aquinas High (from left); Marlee Garner, Harlem High; Kelly McGahee, Westminster Schools of Augusta; Nancy Parks, Regent, Augusta Chapter NSDAR; and Betty Durshimer, Regent, College Hill Chapter NSDAR.
Augusta Christian School's drama students performed the one act play "Check Please" at the South Carolina Independent School Association's State Drama Festival and came home with a First Place State Championship trophy. Previously, they won first place in SCISA's Regional Drama Festival which sent them to State Festival. The judges were so impressed by the entire cast's performance in "Check Please" that they created a new category of awards - Outstanding Ensemble Performance - and gave it to all of the students. The cast members are Drew Norris (front row, from left), Garrett Sisson and drama teacher Chad Hubbard; Caleb Westergreen (back, from left), Ben DeWitt, Leah Croft, Jesse Wheeler, Olivia Brace, Caroline Stroud, Bailee Adams, Manda Bartlett, Jason Pritchard, Stephanie Mundy, Payden Taylor and Aaron Blackmon.