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Berklee College of Music graduate

Posted: December 5, 2012 - 1:04am
 The Watson-Brown Foundation announced the 2012-2013 Junior Board-Thomson Chapter. These students are outstanding teens from CSRA high schools and home schools who excel in academics, sports and community activities. The Junior Board is a branch of the Watson-Brown Foundation's philanthropic endeavors. The teens will make grants to help preserve historic structures, cemeteries and archaeological sites in their communities. The Junior Board members are Kohen Wolfe, senior, Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive School (front row, from left);  Leila Knox, junior, Westminster Schools of Augusta, board secretary; Kylie Guy, sophomore, Briarwood Academy; Harry Kortick, junior, Lakeside High;Kitty Shepherd, sophomore, Burke County home school; Donnyell Miller, sophomore, Westminster Schools of Augusta (second row, from left); Rebecca McGahee, junior, Westminster Schools of Augusta, board historian; Taylor Robertson, senior, Westminster Schools of Augusta; George Shepherd, senior, Burke County home school; and Ty Cummings, senior, Thomson High, board chair (back row). Not pictured is Max Swann, senior, Thomson High, board vice-chairman. The Board was honored in 2011 with the Augusta Arts Council Patron's Award. The Junior Board grants more than $30,000 annually to historic preservation projects.  Special Photo
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The Watson-Brown Foundation announced the 2012-2013 Junior Board-Thomson Chapter. These students are outstanding teens from CSRA high schools and home schools who excel in academics, sports and community activities. The Junior Board is a branch of the Watson-Brown Foundation's philanthropic endeavors. The teens will make grants to help preserve historic structures, cemeteries and archaeological sites in their communities. The Junior Board members are Kohen Wolfe, senior, Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive School (front row, from left); Leila Knox, junior, Westminster Schools of Augusta, board secretary; Kylie Guy, sophomore, Briarwood Academy; Harry Kortick, junior, Lakeside High;Kitty Shepherd, sophomore, Burke County home school; Donnyell Miller, sophomore, Westminster Schools of Augusta (second row, from left); Rebecca McGahee, junior, Westminster Schools of Augusta, board historian; Taylor Robertson, senior, Westminster Schools of Augusta; George Shepherd, senior, Burke County home school; and Ty Cummings, senior, Thomson High, board chair (back row). Not pictured is Max Swann, senior, Thomson High, board vice-chairman. The Board was honored in 2011 with the Augusta Arts Council Patron's Award. The Junior Board grants more than $30,000 annually to historic preservation projects.

Berklee College of Music graduate

Larrie Reece of Evans participated in Berklee College of Music’s 2012 Commencement held recently in Boston at Boston University’s Agganis Arena. Reece received a bachelor of music in contemporary writing and production.

Gardner-Webb University graduate

Cherish Richardson of Evans, graduated with a bachelor of science degree in Health/Wellness from Gardner-Webb University during its 2012 summer commencement exercises.

Savannah College of Art and Design graduates

The following students recently received their degrees from Savannah College of Art and Design: Kurtiss Smith of Martinez, earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in animation; Julia Luedtke of Augusta, earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in sequential art; and Vanessa Luedtke of Augusta, earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in production design.

VSU Dean’s List

Ansley Paige Thompson of Evans and Brenton Jacob Wood of Augusta, were named to the Valdosta State University Dean’s List for the 2012 summer semester.

VSU graduates

The following local students received their degrees from Valdosta State University for the 2012 summer semester: Stephanie Denise Turner of Evans, bachelor of arts, English; Ansley Paige Thompson of Evans, bachelor of science, biology; Carol Lynn Waggoner-Angleton of Grovetown, master of library and information science; Brian S. McMillin of Grovetown, bachelor of business administration, marketing; Brenton Jacob Wood of Augusta, bachelor of science in exercise physiology.

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