Boy Scouts enjoy food drive
Eight members of Boy Scout Den 5, from Pack 615 of Wesley United Methodist Church, recently participated in their second annual Salvation Army Canned Food Drive. The childrenhelped with the program and sorting the food.
Four local girl scouts receive Gold Award
Sarah Brandenburg, Whitney Cue, Kelly Lefler and Mary Mattmann, al members of Senior Girl Scout Troop 748, were recognized by Girls Scouts USA with the Gold Award,the Girl Scouts' highest award.
The girls planned and carried out a long-term project benefiting the community, which was a series of two-day drama workshops for fourth and fifth-graders in Columbia County. The workshops gave participants the opportunity to sample a variety of acting, drama and dance activities and learn how to put on a stage production. All material was developed by the Scouts as part of the project requirements.
Augusta soldier completes basic training
Pvt. Dustin T. Elliot, son of Melanie Carter, Augusta, successfully completed basic training for the Georgia National Guard, Headquarters and Support Company 878th Engineer Battalion. He will return to Fort Leonard, Mo., in January to complete training in civil engineering.
Two Chick-fil-A employees awarded scholarships
Hoda Kirbah, Augusta, and Senitres Freeman, Evans, each received $1,000 Chick-fil-A Leadership Scholarship in recognition of their commitment to personal and professional excellence.
Kirbah, employed by Michael Brown's Chick-fil-A restaurant at Augusta Exchange, became the eighth employee there to receive the scholarship. She is a 2002 A.R. Johnson Health Occupations High School graduate and is continuing her education at Georgia State University.
Freeman, an employee of Suzanne Martin's Chick-fil-A at the Kroger on Washington Road, is the 10th employee there to receive the scholarship. Freeman, a 2002 Greenbrier High School graduate, is studying respiratory therapy at Georgia State University.
Service academy students visit Evans
The week before Thanksgiving, Evans High School was visited by four graduates who are attending The U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy. They were Chris Hogan, class of 1999 and a senior at Annapolis; Jeff Hogan and Michael Chestnut, both class of 2001 and sophomores at Annapolis; and Michael Dennison, class of 2001 and a sophomore at West Point.
Each former Evans student visited local high schools to inform students interested about the process and preparation needed to attend these schools and to assist aspiring students. Evans High is the top academy-producing school in the area and Georgia's 10th U.S. House district and has seven graduates currently attending West Point and Annapolis.
Degree candidates announced by SIUC
Southern Illinois University recognized 2,442 degree candidates during its fall semester commencement ceremonies. Those candidates included students from Augusta, Martinez, Fort Gordon and Grovetown.
They are James Rutherford Corlew, Steve Leon Crawford, Willie I. Green, Kesha Renee Harris, Aaron W. Heflin, Chaune N. Hurt, Annie Mae Smith and Chau V. Tran, all of Augusta; Miguel A. Gonzalez and Andre Lamonte Hamlett, both of Fort Gordon; Patrick O. Campbell, Grovetown; and Jeffrey Dean Chase, Denver Lee Holder, Christopher John Kowal, Matthew Scott Shively and Alethea Venice Thomas, all of Martinez.
Lakeside grad makes dean's list
Tiffany Pate, daughter of Roger and Glenda Pate of Martinez, was named to the dean's list at Young Harris College for fall 2002.
Tiffany, a 2001 Lakeside High School graduate, is a sophomore education major and a member of the women's softball team, where she was named to the all-tournament and all-region teams and was an All-American nominee. She currently holds the college's women's fast-pitch softball record for most hits, most runs, most stolen bases and most career stolen bases.
Martinez native moves up Marine ranks
Marine Corps Cpl. Travis L. Price, son of Jean D. and Lester L. Price of Thomas Drive, Martinez, recently was promoted to his current rank while serving with the Third Battalion, Sixth Marines, Second Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Price joined the Marine Corps in May 2000 and was promoted based on sustained superior performance and proficiency in his designated specialty.
North Harlem student shakes up 4-H win
Brian Jordan, a pupil at North Harlem Elementary School, recently won first place in the Most Nutritious Category of the 4-H Milk Make Competitionon Dec. 5 at Savannah Rapids Pavilion. Brian is the son of Jim and Debbie Jordan, Harlem.
Pupils from Columbia County schools submitted milk shake recipes through 4-H. The field was narrowed to five categories and 25 students who made their creations for judges.
Talent Search winners include two Augusta Prep students
The Arts Recognition Talent Search awarded the Merit Award to Susannah Lynn McLeod and Jonathan White in theater/spoken and musical theater. Only 55 winners were awarded out of the 4,143 applicants.
Jonathan is an Augusta Preparatory Day School senior and the son of Roger and Jeanne White, Martinez. Susannah, also an Augusta Prep senior, is daughter of Drs. Mack and Natalie McLeod, Augusta.
The search is a program of the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts. In April, both students will receive a certificate. Carnegie Mellon University offers a 50-percent scholarship to Merit Award winners.
Crouse kids make dean's lists
Tom and Joni Crouse, Martinez, have two children on the dean's list at their respective universities. Jessica Crouse, a 1999 Evans High School graduate, was named to the list for fall 2002 semester at Florida State University. She is a senior industrial engineering major.
Jason Crouse, a 2001 Evans High graduate, was named to Augusta State University's list for fall 2002 semester as a sophomore.
Greenbrier grad debates in Student Legislature
Amber Dillard, a Greenbrier High School graduate, was a delegate to the South Carolina Student Legislature in Columbia, S.C., where she represented Converse College, Spartanburg, where she is a senior.
The Student Legislature is a gathering of college students from across the state who assume roles of state legislators and debate and vote on new laws in the actual State House's Senate and House chambers. Dillard was a representative, served on the House Ways and Means Committee and authored and defended a health care reform bill that was passed for committee sponsorship to the full legislature.
The state Student Legislature has conducted mock legislative sessions since 1956.
Limestone College graduates three locals
Three Columbia County natives recently graduated from Limestone College, a small private liberal arts college in Gaffney, S.C. They are William Guy, of Evans, graduated with a bachelor of science degree in business administration; Patricia Harris, of Grovetown, and William Scott, Martinez, graduated witha bachelor ofscience degree in business administration with an emphasis in management.
Evans native is Georgia Tech honor grad
Shaun E. Gindlesperger, a 1998 Evans High School graduate, recently graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with honors with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. He plans to live and work in Atlanta.
Evans native makes Mason State Dean's List
Zachary Paul Winsett, of Evans, was named to the fall 2002 semester dean's list at Macon State College, Macon. He completed at least nine semester hours and earned a 3.5 to 3.79 grade-point average.
Locals named to Berry's dean's list
Six CSRA students were named to Berry College's fall 2002 semester dean's list by earning at least 3.5 grade-point average through at least 12 semester hours.
The students are Janemarie Helen Catto, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Brian A. Catto, Augusta, and an animal science major; Greer Ann Smith, daughter of Gregory and Patricia Smith, Augusta, and a theater major; Jessica Karen Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth T. Smith, Augusta, and an international studies major; Anthony Michael Chiles, son of Travis and Marcia Chiles, Evans, and a music major; Christy Deason Hill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Knight Hill, and a psychology major; and Joshua Lee Roberts, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey R. Lee, Martinez, and an undeclared major.
Lakeside grad gets degree
Erin M. Schaeberle, of Evans, graduated from Georgia Southern University with a bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design Dec. 13. As an Army brat, Schaeberle attended nine schools in four states before graduating from Lakeside High School in 1998. As a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, she received the Georgia Southern University Leadership Award last fall.
Schaeberle plans to live and work in Augusta.
Evans native makes Emmanuel dean's list
Mickale Getts, Evans, was named to the dean's list at Emmanuel College, Franklin Springs, Ga., for the fall 2002 semester.
To be named to the list, Mickale has to earn a quality-point average of 3.6 during a full-time semester.
Harlem chooses beauty queens
In a November pageant, Harlem residents competed for the four Miss City of Harlem titles. Kristy Thigpen won Miss City of Harlem. Her court includes Jessica Hopkins as Miss City of Harlem Teen, Alexandria Johnson as Miss City of Harlem Pre-Teen and Janaysha Allen, Miss City of Harlem Wee.
Fort Mill native completes Marine boot camp
Marine Corps Pfc. Jonathan D. Sprott, a 2002 graduate of Fort Mill high School, Fort Mill, S.C., recently completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.
Sprott is the son of Deborah Gregory, Fort Mill, and James R. Sprott, Woodland Drive, Martinez.
Sprott and the other recruits began physical conditioning, classroom and field training at 5 a.m. for 12 weeks designed to challenge them physically and mentally.
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