Leadership forum participant
Chris Shannon of Harlem was recently selected to participate in the National Leadership Forum on Defense, Intelligence and Diplomacy in Washington, D.C.
Rosanne Stutts of Martinez was recently chosen to have her art work exhibited at Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art. Stutts also was one of two who recently served as a co-chair for the South Carolina Art Education Associations Unified Professional Development Conference.
The following Columbia County students recently graduated from the Medical College of Georgia: Arthur D. Seal of Harlem, who receive a bachelor of science degree in occupational therapy; Allison Flanagan Pacheco of Martinez, who earned a bachelor of science degree in physician assistant; and Kellie Herring Bedenbaugh of Martinez and Theresa Lasha Boyd, both of whom receive a bachelor of science degree in radiologic sciences.
Engineer award recipient
Branan Ruffin, a Columbia County resident and project engineer for R.W. Allen & Associates, Inc., recently received the Challenge Award for commitment to excellence on the construction of the First Tee of Augusta Clubhouse in Augusta.
Merit scholarship commendation
Matthew Royal of Evans was recently commended by the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test for his scores on the 2000 PSAT.
Marine Corps Pfc. Joseph W. Edge, III, son of Norma J. and Joe W. Edge of Martinez, recently completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. Edge is a 2001 graduate of Evans High School.
Arts group member selected
Ansley Carter of the Columbia County 4-H Club has been selected to perform with the Georgia 4-H performing arts group, Clovers & Co. Ansley, 13, is the daughter of Ira and Ellen Carter of Martinez. She is an eighth-grader at Riverside Middle School.
Marine course graduate
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Anthony D. Adams, a 1998 graduate of Harlem High School, was recently graduated from the Marine Corps' Basic Refrigeration Mechanic Course.
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