Stevens Creek Elementary was recognized with a resolution from the Georgia State Senate by Sen. Bill Jackson for being named one of the 2012 Georgia Schools of Excellence. Pictured are Jackson (left), Principal Michelle Paschal and Columbia County Schools Superintendent Charles Nagle.
Nine students from Classical Conversations of Evans achieved Memory Master for the 2011/12 school year. Shown are director Kelli Graham (front, from left), Kaitlyn Bagnoni, Rafael Woloski, Anson Wessner, Ruthie Balkcum, Joey Bailey and Jackson Graham; tutor Joy Kay Bell (middle row, from left), Lena Hallam, Emma Pope, Mason Rogers and tutor Beth Rogers; tutors Marti Bailey (back row, from left), Audrey Wilkerson, Laura Stremmel and Dawn Brantley.
Sen. Bill Jackson and Reps. Lee Anderson, Barbara Sims and Ben Harbin sponsored the following students to serve as pages during 4-H day at the Capitol. Participating 4-H'ers were Tyler Gray (from left); Georgie Ekechukwu; Victoria Yrizarry; and Ryan Rose and Rachel Luoma. Jennifer Davenport, 4-H program assistant and Shirley Williamson, a 4-H agent, also attended.
Evans High School's 100-member Relay for Life team., with some of its members shown in the school library, helped the school raise more than $16,500. Their effort was the largest fundraiser for the Columbia County Relay for Life event, which was held at the Columbia County Fairgrounds.
James Brumbaugh, of Wardlaw Academy, discusses his future plans with Savannah River Nuclear Solutions president and CEO Dwayne Wilson, as SRNS employees Barbara Brumbaugh (left) and Pat Padezanin listen in. Brumbaugh and 14 other area students received $3,000 college scholarships from SRNS during an awards ceremony in Aiken.
Second-graders at Westmont Elementary held their second annual Lemonade War, inspired by the book The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies. In the book, pupils learn about advertising, under-selling, goodwill, value-added, profit margins and teamwork. Parents donated lemonade and cups to help with the project. Each class held its lemonade stand on a different day. Charities benefiting from the event were the American Cancer Society, Ronald McDonald House, Salvation Army, American Heart Association, Georgia PKU Connect, Multiple Sclerosis, MCG Children's Hospital, Columbia County Humane Society, and the Fund for Fallen Officers. The Westmont second-graders raised a total of $1,171.