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