A "Thinking of You in Georgia-Carolina" banner was signed by more than 900 students as part of an FCCLA community service project at Evans High School. Following the September 11 incident, FCCLA members implemented a project to collect money and gifts for the children in the Twin Towers area. This project resulted in the donation of $800 to the Children in Crisis in New York City. Ms. Angela Hillestrand from Saturn of Augusta organized the project and actually delivered the gifts and money to the Children in Crisis Center in New York from the Evans chapter as well as a number of Saturn dealerships throughout the South.
In Feb., the FCCLA members collected and shipped more than 3,500 Valentine cards to be distributed by the Children in Crisis organization.
Students are now collecting plastic Easter eggs, filling them, and shipping them to low income areas to be distributed to pre-school and kindergarten classes.
Deputy Bobby Bradford Jr. with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office has completed a course in Advanced Traffic Law conducted by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Ga.
Sandi Taylor from Lakeside High School and Martha McGough from Evans High School were honored at the Department of Education Inservice in Atlanta. These teachers received the Master Advisor Award for the Family, Careers, and Community Leaders of America organization for 2001-2002. These teachers were also recognized at the National Leadership Meeting in California this summer.
Dan McConnell has joined The Family Y of Augusta staff as President and CEO. Mr. McConnell had served since 1990 as Senior Vice-President of Operations for the YMCA of Coastal Georgia in Savannah. Prior to that, he had worked for several years in the Charlotte, N.C., YMCA system.
Three Evans High School FCCLA members, Debbie Baldwin, Brienne Lee, and Karen Blalock, joined other students from across the region to participate in "A Positive Lifestyle for Ultimate Success" leadership training meeting. The conference was held at the state FFA-FHA Camp in Covington, Ga. Three advisers, Laotha Carswell, Martha McGough, and Gail Sims, also attended.
Coast Guard Seaman Joseph W. Ingram, son of Wanda Hill of Ringgold, Ga., and Wallace Ingram of Evans, recently graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in Cape May, N.J.
The following students from our area were named to the Dean's List at Furman University for the winter 2002 term: Kathryn Wright, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. William Wright of Evans; Pablo Migone, son of Mr. and Mrs. Humberto Migone of Martinez; Michael Petribes, son of Dr. and Mrs. George Petrides of Martinez; Matthew Wagner, sone of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Wagner of Martinez.
Science Fair Winners
First place: Alexis Hollar, Taylor Hogan, Bryce Cartledge.
Second place: Laura Brown, Jennifer Rivera, Nick Reed, Brittany Nance.
Third place: William Colpaert, Matthew Blessing, Theo Patterson, Kelly Coughlin, Christina Flavin, Issac Guffey, Tommy Yendell, Jesse Price, Jana Dionisio, Lindsey Leverette.
Honorable Mention: Travis Cooglar, Joseph Anderson, Rosina Skaria, Shelia Beumer, Alexandra Simmons, Sarah Brown, Sereen Ali, Lindsey Ragland, Ryan Sparks, Ryan Amrhein, Matthew Wehman.
First place: Marco Mueller, Anna Stracener.
Second place: Jessie Barnett, Tyler Newsome, Macey Samples.
Third place: Jeffery McKeon, Sarah Adams, Emma Straight.
Honorable mention: Matthew Robinson, Daniel Colpaert, Jasmine Pennington.
The Association of Educational Service Agencies welcomes Dr. Terry Nelson as a newly elected council member. Dr. Nelson will be representing the Eastern Region as the Executive Director of CSRA RESA, the Regional Education Service Agency in Dearing, Georgia.
Local Family and Consumer Science Teachers attended the GATFACS Winter In-Service meeting in Atlanta. The teachers that attended were Sandi Taylor, Jacki Atkinson, Laotha Carswell, Martha McGough, Barbara Howard, and Debbie Seymour.
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