Spring 2013 awards/scholarships
Jack Smith, the son of Kevin and Catherine Smith of Evans, has been named to Randolph-Macon Academy’s President’s List for the third quarter of the 2012-13 school year. He also received the First Place Award for his speech “Are Ghosts Real?,” which he gave during the annual Randolph-Macon Academy Middle School Speech Contest. Jack competed in the sixth grade division of the contest.
Gregory Pitts of Harlem, an entering freshman at Columbus State University, has been selected to receive a CSU Honors Program scholarship, worth up to $5,000 a year, for 2013-2014. Pitts, a graduate of Harlem High School plans to major in theatre at Columbus State.
Dalton Long, a graduate of Harlem High School, was one of 16 recipients of the 2013 Jefferson Energy Foundation Scholarships. The $1,500 merit-based scholarships are awarded to high school seniors living in the service territory of Jefferson Energy Cooperative who plan to attend an accredited college, university, or technical school.
Joshua Bartlett, a junior at Greenbrier High School and Travis Johnston, a junior at Greenbrier High School in Evans, have been selected to participate in the first-ever STEM Honors Camp at Columbus State University this summer.
The Department of Communication Arts at Georgia Southern University awarded Janay Nicole Edgar of Evans the Laura Dyar Journalism Scholarship for the 2013-2014 school year. Edgar, daughter of Jessie and Janice Edgar, is a sophomore at Georgia Southern University expecting to graduate in spring of 2016 with a major in Journalism.
Tourner Moseley of Evans is one of Georgia’s 21 teen commission members of the nation’s first all-teen advisory commission on teen driving. All members are rewarded for their insight with a $500 scholarship funded by a grant from Ford’s Driving Skills For Life (Ford DSFL) program. The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety will use the $20,000 grant from Ford, which Ford awarded to five states, to award the scholarships and to host a future Ford DSFL event. The commission’s ultimate goal is to discover strategies that reduce the number of teen crashes, injuries and fatalities on Georgia’s highways.
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College: John Ware of Appling, Diversified Agriculture in Technology; Chadwick Abbott of Martinez, Forest Technology.
Columbus State University: Laura Branan of Martinez, Bachelor of Science Nursing in nursing; Taina Griffin of Evans, Bachelor of Arts in history; Cedricia Thomas of Augusta, Summa Cum Laude, Bachelor of Arts in music.
Armstrong Atlantic State University: Stephen Hinds of Grovetown, Health and Physical Education; Katherine Nowling of Evans, Middle Grades Education; Chandler Hall of Augusta, Liberal Studies.
Stephen Young, son of Tonney and Michel Young of Evans, was awarded a Master’s degree in Archeological Studies from Yale University. A 2004 graduate of Greenbrier High School and a 2009 graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering, Stephen is a test engineer with Sikorsky Aircraft and lives in New Haven, Conn.