Jessica Gore recently was named Miss Greenbrier High School. Pictured are Tori Ray (from left), first runner-up; Whitney Tankersley; Rachel Sampson, Miss Congeniality; Jessica; Erin Pippin; Cindy Burckel, second runner-up. The Miss GHS Scholarship Pageant featured 20 sophomores, juniors, and seniors. As Miss GHS, Jessica receives a $500 scholarship.
Lindsey Hair of Harlem was named to the Georgia College & State University fall semester President's List, GC&SU President Dr. Rosemary DePaolo announced recently. To be selected for the President's List, a student must earn a minimum 4.0 grade point average on 12 or more hours of work attempted for the semester.
Whitney Brown and Jennifer Prosnak, both of Harlem, were named to the Georgia College & State University dean's list for fall semester, Dr. Anne Gormly, the vice president and dean of faculties, announced recently.
To be selected for the dean's list, a student must earn a minimum 3.2 grade point average on 12 or more hours of work attempted for the quarter and have at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.
Columbia County 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.
**North Harlem student shakes up 4-H win
Brian Jordan, a pupil at North Harlem Elementary School, won first place in the Most Nutritious Category of the 4-H Milk Make Competition on 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 , which were narrowed to 25 pupils, in five categories, who made their creations for judges.
Evans student selected for People to People Leadership Summit
Cassandra Isom, a student at Greenbrier High School, has been accepted into the People to People Student Ambassador Program's Leadership Summit 2003.
The summit, titled Charting a Course for a New Tomorrow,will take place June 26 through July 5 at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.
Isom was selected as one of 250 students from across the country to hear national-level speakers including author and journalist Farai Chideya and renowned young activist Danny Seo.
Columbia County students make Southern Illinois University dean's list
Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill., named 3,276 students to its fall semester dean's list.
Among there Justin Lee Davis and Angela Wilson Rainier of Evans; Catrina L. Whitfield of Fort Gordon; Richard Eric Wheeler of Grovetown; and James Daniel Blackman, Carla Williams Lacombe, Evelyn Renee Ogwu and Christopher Travis Rowe of Martinez.
Local students make USC-Aiken honors list
Several Columbia County students made the University of South Carolina Aiken Honors List for the fall semester in 2002.
Sophomores, juniors and seniors with at least a 3.5 grade-point average and freshmen with at least a 3.25 grade-point average are named to the dean's list. Students with a 4.0 grade-point average are named to the President's Honor Roll.
Making the Dean's List were Katherine K. Pendry and Christhine M. Kraft of Grovetown; Milton I. Gresham III, Bradley W. Key, and Christie L. Winsett of Evans; Nicholas J. Giovino, Cheri A. Hammer, Jeffrey C. Rucker and Tejal P. Vallabh of Martinez.
Making the President's List were Margaret B. Hurt of Evans; Jacqueline M. Tilsner of Grovetown; and Amelia R. Akin, Brandy N. Johnson and Jaina J. Patel of Martinez.
Greenbrier Middle competes at the FBLA Region Conference
The Future Business leaders of America chapter of Greenbrier Middle School participated at the Region IV FBLA Conference in Dublin, Ga., on Jan. 24 at the Heart of Georgia Technical College. Winners were: Christopher Rhodes, Business Math (second place); Mary Kate Lollar, Business Communication (first place); Tiffany Adams, Business Math (first place); Cynthia Roholt, Public Speaking (first place); and Amanda Chernek, Career Education (first place).
These pupils will represent Region IV at the FBLA State Conference in Atlanta on Mar. 14-16.
Valdosta State University announces dean's list
The following area students have been named to the fall 2002 dean's list at Valdosta State University: Ruth Elizabeth Borchelt, Rebecca Elizabeth Brown and Katie Elizabeth Crislip of Evans; Erin Patricia Perry of Harlem; Christopher Brooks Hamilton and Laura C. Sesto of Martinez.
Local student named candidate in Presidential Scholars program
Ashwin Rajendra, a graduating senior at Augusta Prep, has been named one of more than 2,600 candidates in the 2003 Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 2.8 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in the year 2003.
Now in its 39th year, inclusion in the Presidential Scholars Program is one of the highest honors bestowed upon graduating high school seniors. Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in community and school activities.
Ashwin is the son of Ajita and Dushi Rajendra.
Appling student makes Wofford College dean's list
Allison Paige Cook, daughter of Tim and Kathy Cook of Appling, made the dean's list of Wofford College for the 2002 fall semester. Cook graduated from Augusta Christian in 2001.
Graduation from UGA
Natalie Brooke Horseman, daughter of Dr. Bob Horseman and Mrs. Barbara Adkins, graduated from the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences with a bachelor of science degree in child and family development on Dec. 21. Horseman graduated cum laude and has been nominated as a Collegiate All-American Scholar.
Columbia County shines at FBLA Region IV Conference
The Greenbrier High School chapter of the Future Business leaders of America competed at the Region IV FBLA Conference in Dublin, Ga., last month. Theresa Joyce won first place in Economics. Pierre Zellars placed second in Public Speaking II. Jaimie Pate placed second in Business Calculations. Claire Outley took second place in Word Processing I. Geoff Shealy won third place in Accounting II. And Britney Graham placed fifth in Future Business Leader.
Also, Sam Gaston of Greenbrier High announced his candidacy for state president. He will be running in March.
Fifth-grader wins second in 4-H competition
Brant Patton, a fifth-grader at Blue Ridge Elementary School, recently competed at the 4-H District Project Achievement at Rock Eagle in Eatonton, Ga. Brant won second place in the Central District for his presentation on air science titled The Principles and History of Flight.
Evans senior chosen for UGA flagline
On Feb. 8, the University of Georgia announced Erin Dayle England of Martinez as a member of the award-winning Redcoat Marching Band after a highly competitive four-hour audition.
Erin, who is current captain of the Evans High School Flag Corps, was evaluated with others on her ability to learn quickly and accurately and to perform stylistically. The group had only two hours to learn a flag fundamentals routine and a large flag/dance routine including intricate dance steps, high-speed spinning, vertical and horizontal tosses and various difficult flag position changes.
Erin was selected as best new flag her freshman year and top intermediate flag at the 2000 UGA Redcoat Marching Band summer camp, where she received scholarships to attend as a student assistant in 2001 and 2002 and was awarded the Phyllis Dancz award, the highest award UGA presents to high school band auxiliary members.
As first chair oboe in the Evans band, Erin is a member of the school's Wind Ensemble I and the District X Honor Band. She has performed with the Georgia All-State Orchestra and the Air Force Band of the Rockies. She has been offered early admission to UGA and plans to double major in music education and genetics.
FCCLA members help children collect Valentines
Evans High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America members joined the Early Childhood Education preschooler children to collect Valentine cards for children in the Shelter for Abused Children recently.
This community service project was part of the FCCLA's Helping Children Wherever There is a Need project and the character education program in the preschool.
Grovetown student selected to Who's Who
B. Darlene Miller, of Grovetown, is among 29 students at Georgia Southern University recently named to Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Miller is a senior art major.
The juniors and seniors were selected based on grade-point average, campus and/or community leadership and service and achievement or recognition in their area of study. Students are nominated by faculty, staff and the student body.
Paine freshman receives honors
Shannon Colbert, a 2002 Evans High School graduate and Presidential Scholar, was one of 18 Paine College freshmen honored for their academics at an honors reception Feb. 19. She was only one of six Presidential Scholars named. Colbert received gifts, tributes and a Presidential plaque.
Colbert also is a Lady Lion basketball player, the minister of Music at her church, and a member of Spirit and Truth Worship Dance Team, Glory Productions Fine Arts and CDEC Courts of Praise.
Son-in-law of Evans resident promoted in Marines
Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Willie L. Terry Jr. - whose wife, Yolanda, is the daughter of Elna F. Harris, Oxon Hill, Md., and James T. Harris, Evans - recently was promoted to his current rank while serving with the First Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Wing Control Squadron 19, Okinawa, Japan. Terry was promoted based on sustained superior job performance and proficiency in his designated specialty.
Martinez native named to Who's Who
Robert Adams is one of 53 Furman University students selected to be included in the 2003 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Adams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Adams, Martinez, was selected based on grade point average, campus and/or community leadership and service and achievement or recognition in their area of study.
Area students graduate from Georgia Southern
Fourteen local students recently were named Fall 2002 graduates of Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Ga. They are:
Jeffery Edwin Fox, Appling, B.S. in justice studies; Robert Carl Bagwell, Augusta, B.S. in building construction; Amy Michelle Banister, Augusta, B.S. in recreation/community leisure services; Christopher T. Mobley, Augusta, B.S. in biology; Ahsha Michelle Diebold, Evans, M.Ed. in early childhood education; Daniel Arthur Hopkins, Evans, B.B.A. and M.A. in accounting; Bonnie Lee Jones, Evans, B.S. in public relations; Marie P. Klofenstine, Evans, Ed.D in education administration; Tynisha Lavonshae, Evans, B.S. in early childhood education; Todd Gregory Oblak, Evans, B.B.A. in information systems; Erin Mara Schaeberle, Evans, B.F.A. in art; Torri Mitchell Jackson, Grovetown, M.Ed. in counselor education; Katherine E. Parrish, Grovetown, M.Ed. in special education; and Douglas Conrad Varner, Martinez, M.B.A. in business.
Martinez native makes Ole Miss Dean's List
Anne Stewart Mertins, of Martinez, was named to the Dean's Honor Roll at the University of Mississippi for the fall 2002 semester. A grade point-average of 3.5 to 3.74 is required of full-time students carrying at least 12 semester hours for listing on the Dean's Honor Roll.
Appling native makes Wake Forest dean's list
Levi Anderson Pollard, of Appling, was named to the dean's list at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C., for the fall 2002 semester. A grade-point average of at least 3.0 is required to be named to the dean's list.
Furman posts dean's list
Several local students were named to the Furman University dean's list for the fall 2002 semester. To be named to the list, full-time undergraduates must earn a 3.4 or higher grade-point average.
The students are: Kathryn A. Dickson, Evans, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Dickson; Stephen M. Heathman, Harlem, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Heathman; R. Nathan Adams, Martinez, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Adams; Adnan Filipovic, Martinez, son of Mr. and Mrs. Damir Filipovic; Michael Petrides, Martinez, son of Dr. and Mrs. George Petrides; and Jennifer A. Walters, Martinez, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Gordon Walters.
Martinez native graduates from Valdosta State
Holly Lyn Blount, of Martinez, graduated from Valdosta State University in fall 2002 with a bachelor of fine arts degree in mass media.
Grovetown student honored
Grovetown Middle School eighth-grader Jasmine Streeter recently was recognized at the Georgia Science Teacher Conference's annual awards banquet. She received $900 to attend a veterinary camp in Michigan State University this summer.
After the camp, she'll be asked to talk about her experience with other pupils.
"We're looking forward to you going to Michigan State and representing us and hope you learn a lot," said School Superintendent Tommy Price in recognizing her at the board meeting Feb. 25.
She had to submit a proposal.
"Only two students in the state receive these awards," said Board Chairman Wayne Bridges, who was at the conference when Jasmine was recognized. Mr. Bridges said a pupil from Brunswick received the other award.
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