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Local students receive Rotary Club award

Posted: June 16, 2013 - 12:08am

Fifty-two students from area elementary and middle schools received the 2013 Johns Award.

The Johns Award, sponsored by the Columbia County West Rotary Club, honors two Columbia County residents, Otis Johns and his wife, Johnnie, who dedicated their lives to education.

The award recognizes two students from each school who meet the character and academic criteria established by the Rotary Club.

Students eligible for the award must exhibit citizenship, respect to classmates and teachers, obtain good grades, and “be willing to go the extra mile.” Johns Award recipients are chosen by teacher vote.

The following are the 2013 elementary school recepients of the Johns Award:

Baker Place: Robert Merriman and Ellie Whitman

Bel Air: Evan McClintock and Sydney Loflin

Blue Ridge: Cameron Bell and Kennedy Harley

Brookwood: Ethan Bush and Lexi Owens

Cedar Ridge: Josadac Hooker and Courtney Briscoe

Euchee Creek: Tucker Thomas and Kaylee Fanning

Evans: Mitchell Nadkarni and Macie Lami

Greenbrier: Ryan Perkins and Kaylee Gresham

Grovetown: Jonathan Self and Sierra Soloman

Lewiston: Trevor Jenkins and Anna Burnett

Martinez: Jaylen Span and Erin Stransky

North Columbia: Jahlil Johnson and Emma James

North Harlem: Thomas Wilkerson and Ashley Yates

River Ridge: Dallin Robinson and Lorna Moorhead

Riverside: Mathew Covert and Chelsea Calo

South Columbia: Wyatt Cawley and Megan Blitchington

Stevens Creek: Logan Kelly and Caty Lue

Westmont: Wyatt Hayes and Emily Slusher

The following are the 2013 middle school recepients of the Johns Award:

Columbia: James Barton and Mary Rebecca Deppen

Evans: Decyo McDuffie and Ariana Ranieri

Greenbrier: Zach Rutt and Naomi Woodward

Grovetown: Demarco Kelly and Madison Parker

Harlem: Wade Robertson and Alexia Mays

Lakeside: Robert Kimmerle and Casey Carter

Riverside: Garrett Godbee and Jillian Underwood

Stallings Island: Caleigh Cox and Jacob Hardin

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