Rachel M. Aderholt of North Augusta recently accepted the Sam Walton Community Scholarship. Rachel plans to attend Salem College and major in English/writing/education.
Lori Grove, a graduate of Evans High School and daughter of Dennis and Anita Grove of Martinez, has received a UPS scholarship from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia, Athens.
Agnes Scott grads
The following area residents have earned degrees from Agnes Scott College, Atlanta: Melva N. Lowry,Augusta, Bachelor of Arts in political sociology; Chanika Renee Perry,Hephzibah, magna cum laude, Bachelor of Arts in English; and Tayyeba Ahmad, Martinez, magna cum laude, Bachelor of Arts in English Literature-creative writing.
Essay winners Westminster Schools of Augusta pupils McCamy Pruitt and Catherine Stebbins have received first-place honors in the 2003 Sacred Heart Emily S. Cleckley Student Competition for their respective elementary-school and middle-school essays. Also, Lauren McGahee placed second, while her sister, Megan McGahee, received honorable mention in the same category.
The following organizations have been awarded contracts by the Area Agency on Aging: Augusta Area Alzheimer's Association; AutumnCare Adult Day Center Inc.; Care Management Consultants Inc.; CSRA Private Duty; City of Sylvania; DHR Coordinated Transportation; Excell Homecare Services; Family Counseling Center; Georgia Legal Services; Glascock County Board of Commissioners; Golden Harvest Food Bank; Grovetown Senior Center; The Homeplace Adult Daycare; Jud C. Hickey Center for Alzheimer's Care; McDuffie County Board of Commissioners; Nightingale ERS Inc.; Quality Healthcare Services; Senior Citizens Council of Greater Augusta and the CSRA, Georgia, Inc.; Shiloh Comprehensive Community Center; Southern Homecare; Touched by an Angel Health Care Inc.; Walton Options for Independent Living Inc.; Washington Area Faith in Action; and Washington County Council on Aging.
Wake Forest dean's list
Levi Anderson Pollard of Appling made the Wake Forest University dean's list for spring semester. The Dean's List requires a minimum of a 3.0 grade-point average.
Kane Duran Bonnette, a 2003 Evans High School graduate, has earned a National Merit Scholarship to attend Georgia Tech in the fall. He was a member of Evans' marching band and Wind Ensemble II, the chess and science clubs, the math team, the Greater Augusta Youth Orchestra, Venture Crew 2 and the Augusta Fencers Club.
Kane is an Eagle Scout, and is the lodge chief of the Bob White Lodge Order of the Arrow and an Assistant Scout Master for Troop 2.
SIU dean's list
The following area students have been named to Southern Illinois University dean's list with more than 3,000 other students: Letricia Jean Calhoun of Evans; Charles Oliver Dillard, Jr. of Evans; Angela Wilson Rainier of Evans; Rebecca Kaye White of Evans; Pogiressa D. Hargitt-Scott of Grovetown; Richard Eric Wheeler of Grovetown; Benjamin F. Wright of Grovetown; James Daniel Blackman of Martinez; Bruce Joseph Nixon of Martinez; Christopher Travis Rowe of Martinez; John C. Schipper of Martinez; Ronald K. Sonsteng of Martinez.
These students make up the top 15 percent of the undergraduate body and have met the minimum standards of a grade-point average between 3.25 to 3.75.
Marquette dean's list
Emily G. Ballweg of Martinez has recently been named to Marquette University Dean's List for the spring semester.
Agnes Scott graduate
Agnes Scott College graduate Tayyeba Ahmad of Martinez earned her Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in English literature-creative writing. She was among 184 students awarded bachelor's degrees and is a graduate of Lakeside High School.
Sarah Holloway of Evans, a University of South Carolina student, has been named a USC Visitor Center student ambassador. Holloway, a sophomore business major, is a member of the Newman club, Gamma Beta Phi and Habitat for Humanity.
The ambassadors are responsible for guiding prospective students on campus tours, operating the center's information desk, fielding visitors' questions about the university and playing host to the center's special events.
Valdosta State grad
Jennifer Lynn Hodges of Martinez is a spring 2003 graduate of Valdosta State University. She earned a Master of Education degree in special education.
Wofford dean's list
Allison Paige Cook, a graduate of Augusta Christian Schools, has been placed on the dean's list of Wofford College for the spring semester. She is double majoring in government and history and is the daughter of Tim and Kathy Cook of Appling.
The following students were awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Merchants Association of Columbia County: Harold Cochran, Harlem High School; Shalia Bussey, Greenbrier High School; Nellie Rovansek, Lakeside High School; Lindsay McCleskey, Evans High School.
Three $2,000 scholarships were awarded to the following students: Lisa Fern, Evans High School; Zachary Zapata, Greenbrier High School; Haley Neal, Harlem High School.
The Merchants Association of Columbia County is involved with charities including Make a Wish Foundation, scholarships program with all Columbia County high schools, the Children's Miracle Network and Camp Rainbow.
Augusta Tech dean's list
Nearly 50 students attending the Thomson/McDuffie County Campus of Augusta Technical College have been named to the dean's list for spring quarter. The following students are enrolled to pursue associate degrees.
Accounting: Jo Bryant, Donna Bussell. Microcomputer Specialist: Joyce Stevens. Criminal Justice: Phillip Carnell, Rejoice Johnson, Kevin Hill.
The following students are enrolled in a diploma program. Accounting: Brenda Dawson, Amber Lewis, Brigitte Pilgrim. Business and Office Technology: Melissa Crook, Lisa Pate, Katrina Roberts. Environmental Horticulture: William Matthews, Michael Milburn, Lynn Pledger, Julian Walker. Microcomputer Specialist: Rodricus Sturgis. Paramedic Technology: Teddy Collingsworth, Jeffery Guerrero, Leonard Herndon, Tony Jordan, Jeffery King, John Phillips, Donna Reynolds, Harold Tanner, James Sewell, Lawrence Bruce. Mechanical Control Systems: Warner Murphy. Criminal Justice: Bernita Bell, Derrick Davis, Kimberly Usry, Terri Casteel, JoAnn Wilson, Peggy Kea, Christopher Adkins, William Gantt, Shawana Hannah, Jeanette Lowe, Robert M. Moon, Tiffany Neal, Tammie Smith, Christopher Stowe. Medical Assisting: Lokey Rabun. Practical Nursing: Tonya Adams. Air Conditioning Technology: Robert A. Moon, Louie Chalker, Melvin Childers, Robert Shelton.
These students compiled a quarterly grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.
Vanderbilt dean's list
Jennifer Lynn Schwartz of Martinez has been named to Vanderbilt University dean's list for spring semester. She is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Paul B. Schwartz.
To qualify for the Arts and Science Dean's List, students must receive a grade-point average between 3.5 and 4.0.
National award winner
Matt Kincaid of Roswell has been named a United States National Award Winner in Arts. This award recognizes fewer than 10 percent of American high school students. Matt attends The Cottage School, where he was nominated by Mary Jo Manus, an art teacher at the school. Matt is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Jeff Kincaid of Roswell, and the grandson of Glenna Kincaid of Tifton and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Ward of Martinez.
Red and Black staffer
Elizabeth Young, a 2000 graduate of Greenbrier High School, has been selected to the staff of The Red and Black, the official newspaper for the University of Georgia. She is a rising senior at UGA majoring in consumer journalism.
Elizabeth is a member of the Alpha Zeta Academic Honorary Society, College of Agriculture and the daughter of Tonney and Michel Young of Evans.
Navy Seaman Recruit Christopher S. Knapp, a 2002 graduate of Evans High School and son of Anna L. and Stephen M. Knapp of Evans, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
Army Spec. Franklin J. Georgia, a 1995 graduate of Evans High School, has graduated from the rough terrain cargo specialist advanced individual training course at Fort Eustis, Newport News, Va.
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