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Music scholarship

Victoria Yrizarry, a senior at Evans High School, earned the Georgia Music Educators Association Scholarship at the 2013 All State Chorus held on February 23, 2013 in Savannah. Eligible applicants were those students who had participated for 6 consecutive years in the program and who intend to study music education. Miss Yrizarry is the daughter of Grace Yrizarry of Grovetown.

Adult newsmakers

Deputy Alex J. Andrews and Master Deputy Gilbert R. Lopez, both of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, completed a course in Advance Traffic Law conducted by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Ga. This course is required by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council for Advanced Certification. Emphasis in the course is placed on Georgia statutes that govern the operation of motor vehicles and case law pertaining to specific offenses.

University of Georgia summer Dean’s List

Appling: Alexander Karl Duggan; Harlem: Robert Rashaad Payne; Grovetown: Erin Lawton Braun, Joseph Oquendo, Bianca Latia Na Stewart, Fabian Manuel Chinea; Martinez: Kristen Leigh Alspaugh, Scott Charles Baker, Michael Cheng, Kelly Anne Jones, Dushyanth Malkud, Joana Alvarez Murphy, Megan Elizabeth Rinderer, Mason Wesley Spratling, Thomas Blake Smith, Jordan NIcole Grossman, Annsley Margaret Harrington, Hector Agustin Mallar, Devon Elisabeth Sprague, Lauren V. Cook, Patrick Andrew Garcia, Kirby Nicole Kenny, Tara Elise Corley; Evans: Miranda Kirsten Albert, Eric William Brown, Rachel Victoria Byrd, Ashley Irene Duncan, Joshua Downing Evans, Kristina Marie Fiske, Daniel Burton Graybeal, Elizabeth Carolyn Hurley, Katherine Lindsey Jernigan, Matthew Ryan Johnson, Megan Ashley Ledford, Meaghan Elizabeth Rauscher, Chad Benjamin Waddell, Matthew Scott Weinstein, Christopher Ross Burton, Holly Diane Jackson, Kevin James Negus, Michael Allan Punch, Sydney Leigh Haus, Jacquelynne Christina Rodriguez, Kyle Laurence Starkey, Stephen Mark Turner, Kelly Darlene Mullen and Alex Thomas Yates.

Spring honors

Michael Baker of Evans, received his diploma on May 18, 2013 and was recognized for achieving academic distinction at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Summer graduate

Melissa Ann Cassada of Grovetown received her educational specialist degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln at commencement exercises in August 2013.

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