The University of North Georgia has announced the following Columbia County graduates for spring 2013. They include:
Kevin Whitney Wish, Martinez, bachelor of science – physical education/exercise science concentration; Matthew Ryan Hutto, Evans, bacheor of science -- criminal justice; and Zachary Steven Brooks, Evans, baschelor of science, physics.
Evans resident awarded ABAC scholarship
TIFTON — Lauren Gill, of Evans, has been awarded a scholarship from the ABAC Foundation to attend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College during the 2013-14 academic year. Gill, a pre-nursing major, received the Shirley C. Hutchinson Memorial scholarship. She is a graduate of Greenbrier High School.
College of Charleston graduate
Brittany Knox, of Evans, has graduated from the College of Charleston.
Kyle D. Ellington, of Martinez, earned a masters of education in human resources and organizational development from University of Georgia.
• Army Pvt. Matthew T. McCutcheon has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, S.C. He is the son of Michelle Berry and stepson of Allen Berry, both of Grovetown, and grandson of John McCutcheon of Appling. He is a 2011 graduate of Greenbrier High School.
• Army Pvt. Nathan A. Cranata has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, S.C. He is the son of Deborah and William Cranata of Grovetown. He is a 2012 graduate of Grovetown High School.
• Army Pvt. David A. Smith has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Ga. He is the nephew of Gale Sopher of Martinez and a 2008 graduate of Evans High School.
• Navy Seaman Alexis D. Smith, a 2005 graduate of Evans High School, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.