Grovetown soldier in gulf
Army Pfc. Lewis B. Crosby has deployed overseas to a forward operating location to support the mission of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Crosby is a military police officer normally assigned to the 300th Military Police Company at Fort Riley, Junction City, Kan.
He is the son of Cynthia A. Perry of Gordon Highway, Grovetown.
Enduring Freedom is the official name given to the biggest U.S. military mobilization since the Gulf War in 1991. Members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces have been deployed and reserve components activated to support the war against global terrorism, combating the international terrorist network or regime forces outside of the United States.
Evans senior goes to GCSU
Evans High School Senior Ashley Lauren Dieterich has been accepted to Georgia College and State University where she was awarded the Academic Excellence Scholarship and invited to join the Honor's Program.
She has received a National Merit Scholarship Commendation and a Central Savannah River Girl Scout Scholarship. Ashley plans to pursue a degree in English. She is the daughter of Roy and Sheila Dieterich of Martinez.
Grovetown student gets GSU award
Georgia Southern University student Erica Littles, of Grovetown, received the Georgia Southern University Foundation Phonathon Award for Excellence.
The Georgia Southern University Foundation Phonathon Award for Excellence is presented to the student who raised the most in donations during the 2003 Phonathon Campaign in the Office of Development.
Littles is a senior marketing major.
GeorgiaCares recently received a $50,000 donation through the Thanks Mom and Dad Fund from GlaxoSmithKline. The program helps eligible older Georgians enroll in low-cost prescription drug programs and also helps them understand and solve problems related to Medicare and other health care issues.
Josephson earns Tate Honor
Matthew Josephson, son of Dr. Allen and Jeri Josephson, formerly of Martinez, was inducted into the Tate Honor Society at the University of Georgia on April 9. The honor is the most prestigious bestowed to freshman at UGA and only 24 are named each year. Those selected must show great leadership and a strong academic record.
Josephson, a 2002 Lakeside High School graduate, was named a Presidential Scholar for a 4.0 grade point average, was placed on the Dean's List and was elected as Senator in the college's Student Government Association, where he was selected chair of the External Affairs committee.
Fern earns scholarship
Lisa Fern, an Evans High School senior, was awarded a $500 scholarship from the Georgia Mining Association and was honored at an April 16 luncheon at the state capital. Lisa is the daughter of Susan Fern of Evans and David Fern of Greer, S.C.
Lisa pans to attend Augusta State University in the fall where she will major in pre-dentistry. She is currently involved in the National Honor Society, Renaissance Team, Health Occupations Students of America, the coup kitchen and the Environmental Stewardship Committee.
Dixie Pride earns title at dance-off
The Dixie Pride Competition Clogging Team, part of Augusta's Footloose and Fancy Free Cloggers, was named Amateur Young Adult Team for 2002-2003 at the Clogging Champions of America Showdown of Champions Dance-Off in Knoxville, Tenn., Jan 25.
Team members are Alisha Mertins, Jessica Beasley, Tara Holmes, Kim Cooper, Sue Solesbee, Jenny Elmgreen, Kathy Green, Elizabeth Nobles and Stephanie Meadows. heh team brought home 11 first place and two second place trophies in five categories in 2002 regional competitions.
Dixie Starz earns title at dance-off
The Dixie Starz Senior Competition Clogging Team, part of Augusta's Footloose and Fancy Free Cloggers, was named Grand Champion Amateur Artistic Expression award for 2002-2003 at the Clogging Champions of America Showdown of Champions Dance-Off in Knoxville, Tenn., Jan 25. They also won the same award for 2001-2002. The team took home 14 first, five second, a third, six category championships and three overall grand championships in 2002 regional competitions.
Team members are: Jeremy Alva, Brian Bufford, Taylor Cooper, Kimberly Dyches, Amber Powell, Alyssa Elmgreen, Caitlin Shawver, Krissy Dyches. Heather Ann Smith, Staci Crickenberger, Amber Graff, Alisha Mertins, Nicole Callison, Jessica Beasley, Stephanie Meadows, Tara Holmes, Summer Graff, Sarah Solesbee, Alicia Boerstler, Kaila Cooper, Christina Flavin and Whitney Overcash.
Women on paper put on exhibit
Augusta's outdoor painting group, Women on Paper, will celebrate their 15th anniversary with their New Expressions exhibition at Art on Broad, 1028 Broad St., Augusta, through May 27.
Members travel all over the CSRA painting on location at Riverwalk, Lake Olmstead, Old Government House and Savannah Rapids Pavilion among others.
Members are Nancy Schultz, Caroline Swanson, Lauren Kerbelis, Martha Piper, Karen Banker, Ingrid Hofer and Frances Wells.
Martinez teen prepares to study medicine
Adam Arthur of Martinez recently enrolled in the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine in Atlanta on July 6-15. Arthur, a Lakeside High School student, will join more than 350 other students nationwide who demonstrate excellence, leadership potential and interest in medicine.
The 10-day forum will introduce Arthur to a variety of concepts in public health, medical ethics, research and general practice, including site visits to medical facilities and clinics.
Grovetown resident installed as officer in state society
Grovetown resident and retired Lt. Col. David R. Titus was recently installed as treasurer of the Georgia Society, Sons of the American Revolution at the organization's annual meeting in Macon. Compatriot Titus is past president of the Col. William Few chapter that meets at Lonestar Steakhouse in Augusta.
Augusta Christian students play in Snellville
Several Augusta Christian Schools students recently competed in the ACSI Piano Competition in Snellville, Ga., where they were required to play a piece by memory, a hymn and scales of the pieces. The group, taught by Joan Gindlesperger, was awarded 13 superior scores and an excellent.
Competing were: Libby Oellerich, Lauren Gilpin, Elisabeth Hoefs, Zack Herzwurm, Jennifer Stroud, Stephen Romeo, Kadie Cheeks, Samuel Maruicsin, Clayton Perry, Rachel Scaffe, Raymond Hoefs, Jenna Canale, Matthew Conway and Scott Berry.
Local students recognized at Honors Day
Georgia Southern University students Helen Black and Kevin Sweatman were recently recognized at the annual Honors Day ceremony. Black, of Evans, received an Excellent Scholarship for a graduating senior with a grade point average 3.9 or higher.
Sweatman, of Harlem, received the William J. Deal Memorial Music Scholarship, which is presented to the music major who exemplifies outstanding scholastic achievement, exemplary musical ability and leadership.
Evans native gets Marine promotion
Marine Sgt. David B. McClendon, son of Dennis and Bettie McClendon of Evans, was recently promoted to staff sergeant. SSgt. McClendon is a 1992 Lakeside High School graduate, joined the Marines in 1995 and is currently stationed at Marine Corps Logistics Base, Headquarters Battalion, Albany, Ga.
Evans grad earns GOAL award
Northal L. Gaddy II, a second year co-op student at Southern Georgia Technical College and Georgia Southwestern University in Americus, Ga., recent;y received the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership in drafting technology. Gaddy received the award based on an exceptional personal application, scholastic achievements, technical capacity and leadership qualities.
Gaddy is a 2001 Evans High School graduate and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Northal L. Gaddy of Martinez.
Briarwood grad completes basic
Navy Seaman Bryan O. Smith recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill., graduating with honors. During the eight-week training, Smith, a 2000 graduate of Briarwood Academy, completed training including classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, fire fighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety.
Smith will soon begin his Advanced Individual Training as a gunnery mate. After that, he has qualified and been approved for the Navy Seals Program in Coronoda, Calif.
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