Evans Middle School celebrated Mr. J. Day on Friday, Nov. 8. Mr. J. Day was established in 2011 after Mayor Deke Copenhaver dedicated that date in honor of Principal Michael Johnson (back row, second from right) receiving the Mike Campbell Exemplary Leadership Award. A luncheon was held and the faculty, staff and students all "dressed for success," mimicking Johnson with sweater vests, long-sleeve shirts and ties.
Alexandria Johnson, 22, of Grovetown, will compete for the title of Miss Georgia USA 2014 at the Woodland Performing Arts Theatre in Cartersville, Ga. Johnson is the daughter of Ricky and Kathy Johnson and is a senior at Georgia Regents University. Alex is a 2009 graduate from Harlem High School, where she was crowned the 2008 Homecoming Queen and was a two-sport athlete in softball and soccer. After graduating, Alex earned a sports scholarship in softball and soccer at Georgia Military College, where she graduated with honors in 2011 with an associate's degree in health and human performance.
Jim and Jan Burg, of Killer B's BBQ, a competitive barbecue team from Evans, beat 49 other teams to be named the overall champion of the third annual Sam's Club National BBQ Tour. The champions will take home a prize of $50,000.
Joshua C. Bartlett, a senior honor student at Greenbrier High School, has been selected to participate in Columbia University's Engineering Experience program(CE2), which is the college's only selective three-day overnight program in New York. The CE2 Program is designed for seniors who are high achievers in science, math and engineering. Joshua is the son of Sebrena P. Bartlett and Scott Bartlett and the grandson of Dr. & Mrs. Lester O. Pollard.