Evans JROTC drill team selected for national competition
For the fourth time in the past five years, the Evans High School Knight Drill Team has been selected to compete in the National Drill Team Championships in Daytona Beach, Fla., in May 2003. The Knight Drill Team is the reigning Georgia State Army Junior ROTC champions and recently had a photo of two team members on the cover of Infantry Drill Regulation, the official publication of the national championships. The team is coached by Sgt. First Class Sammie Stokes and the team captain is Michael Rivera.
Evans Middle announces character writing winners
Evans Middle School incorporates character education into its Project Wisdom monthly writing assignments. The winning are judged on content, the writing process and style of writing.
Winners are awarded certificates of recognition, passes to the school Christmas Dance, gift certificates to Bruster's Old Fashioned Ice Cream and Yogurt and passes to Fort Discovery Science Center.
October's winners are:
Sixth Grade - Choices: Choosing What's Right, by Lauren Sharpton, in Lynn Chapman's class.
Seventh Grade - Respect: Honoring Those Who Can Teach Us, by Kyle Radford, in Glenda Atkins' class.
Eighth Grade - Persistence and Determination: Tools for Success, by Amy Stanley, in Melissa Carpenter's class.
November's winner's are:
Sixth Grade - Positive Attitude, by Michael Smith in Lynn Chapman's class.
Seventh Grade - Integrity and Honesty, by Adam Lawless in Glenda Atkins' class.
Eighth Grade - Responsibility, by Emily Annis, independently submitted.
Association of retired federal employees name 2003 officers
The Thomson chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees recently installed its officers for 2003, which were all re-elected from 2002. They are Jack Malcolm, installing officer; Ruby Williford, treasurer; Jack Hobbs, president; and Mary Hobbs, secretary.
In coalition with the Military Retirees Association, NARFE members seek to stay abreast of and have a voice in matters of importance to retirees and protect their rights. The Thomson chapter meets for dinner on the third Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Thomson Depot. Membership is open to all federal employees.
For more information, call 556-6454.
Evans native makes ASU Dean's List
Richard L. Rogers Jr., son of Rick and Mary Rogers, Evans, was named to the dean's list at Augusta State University for the fall 2002 semester. He is a communications major.
County student named to South Georgia list
Dockery E. Young, a student at South Georgia College from Columbia County, was named to the dean's list for the fall 2002 semester. To be eligible, students must maintain at least a 3.5 grade-point average.
Martinez native helps internationally in Navy
Navy Petty Officer Third Class Cody N. Rodriguez, son of Manuel A. Rodriguez of Old Furys Ferry Road, Martinez, recently contributed to the relief efforts in Guam during a Western Pacific deployment while assigned to the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Kitty Hawk, homeported in Yokosuka, Japan.
Rodriguez joined the Navy in July 2000. He and other sailors helped set up field galleys to aid people whose homes were battered by Typhoon Pongsona.
Three county students make good at Truett-McConnell
Three Columbia County natives have been named to the dean's list for fall semester 2002 at Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland, Ga.
Elizabeth Hockinson, Steven Moore and Lindsey Murray earned the required 3.5 grade-point average on at least 12 semester hours of academic study.
County natives native make good at Limestone
Patricia Harris, of Summerfield Circle, Grovetown, recently was named to the honor roll for the fall 2002 semester at Limestone College, Gaffney, S.C. Harris had to maintain a 3.75 grade-point average.
Judy Ramsey, Reed Creek Road, Patricia Rinker, Tailboard Way, and Kathy Sakata, Highview Drive, all of Martinez, recently were named to the dean's list at Limestone College. All maintained a 4.0 grade-point average for the fall 2002 semester.
Liberty University names dean's list
Stacey Bullard, Evans, and Paul Green, Martinez, were among 1,268 undergraduates that earned dean's list recognition at Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va., for the fall 2002 semester.
Both earned a 3.5 or better grade-point average and carried at least a 12-hour academic load.
County natives perform at Milledgeville college
The following local residents were named to the Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, fall 2002 semester President's List, which requires a 4.0 grade-point average on at least 12 academic hours: Beth Goldstien, Harold Mock, Ashley Roemer and Jennifer Roemer, all of Evans, and Wesley Garin, Martinez.
The college's dean's list, which required a 3.2 grade-point average on 12 or more academic hours, for the 2002 fall semester includes: Holly Allen, Sean Brodie, Benjamin Hondrum, Katherine Jones, Rachel Lloyd, Morgan Starr and Kelly Wallace, all of Augusta; Brad Davis, Margaret Roundtree and Michael Vaught, all of Evans; Jessica Easler, John Easley, Amy Little and Jessica West, all of Grovetown; and Sarah Beier, Elizabeth Brandenburg, Marcia Cannon, Jennie Corley, Jessica Corley, George Downey, Ashley Hall, Heyward Holt, Joseph Koscielski, Bethany Loushine and Heather Young, all of Martinez.
Brenau announces dean's and merit lists
The following students were named to the dean's list at Brenau University, Gainesville, Ga., for the fall 2002 semester, which required a 3.5 grade-point average on at least 15 course hours: Debra Basile, Abu Khan, Steven Leathers, Christopher May and John Padgett, all of Evans; Jenny Golden, Wendy Jordan and Sandra Spears, all of Grovetown; and Laura Boshell, Anthony Brooks, Aurora Cantarella, Donald Ervin, LaTricia Faison, Michael Klozer, Kimala McClendon, Jeremy Neal, Kristen Shrader and James Summers, all of Martinez.
Being named to the college's merit list requires a 3.5 grade-point average on 12 to 14 semester hours. Local students named to the list for fall 2002 semester are: Victoria Henderson and Sabrina Thomas, both of Evans; Rachel Brodine, Maloria Gantz and Fielden Jackson Jr., all of Grovetown; and Tracy Joyner, Marissa Markyna and Mark Starcher, all of Martinez.
Christian academy honor roll
The Columbia County Christian Academy's honor roll for the second quarter of 2002-2003 academic year are:
High Honor Roll: Kindergarten - Taylor Sakata-Delph; Second Grade - Jason Dunnaway and Jordan Gray; Third Grade - Kassandra Culling.
Honor Roll: Kindergarten - Caroline Gates and Haley Wigley; First Grade - Kaitlyn Buck, Spencer Crane, Andrew Frost, Shelanie Hernandaez and Katie Klaus; Third Grade - Allison Sakata; Fifth Grade - Isaac Gray; Sixth Grade - Joshua Boatright.
Evans student named to Emmanuel dean's list
Joseph Isaac, Evans, was named to the dean's list at Emmanuel College, Franklin Springs, Ga., for the 2002 fall semester. To be named to the list, students must earn a 3.6 quality point average and enrolled full-time.
Morrison appointed forestry pageant director
Kerri Morrison has been appointed the Columbia County Forestry Scholarship Pageant director by the board of directors of the Georgia Forestry Pageant and Educational Association, Inc. The pageant is scheduled for March 15 in Martinez.
Morrison brings more than 10 years of pageant experience to Columbia County and attended the Georgia Forestry Pageants Judges Workshop to become a certified judge.
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