Lakeside grad awarded scholarship
Kristin Jane D'Antignac, a Lakeside High School honor graduate, was selected to receive an annual scholarship awarded by the Guild of Doctors Hospital to the outstanding area high school senior entering the field of nursing. For her senior project, Kristin chose to work in the neonatal nursing field in cooperation with a local hospital and physician.
Kristin, daughter of Kathy D'Antignac and the late Bobby D'Antignac, will be attending Georgia Southern University in Statesboro.
Taste of teaching
Jeanette James, of Evans, is one of 52 students at Lander University, Greenwood, S.C., serving as student teachers through the university's student teaching program, which is required for all students working toward South Carolina teacher certification. James is serving the 12-week program teaching art under Sharon Havird at Gilbert High School.
Augusta Christian places in literary meet
Four Augusta Christian Schools students recently participated in the GISA AAA Literary Meet. Winners are: Crystal Kimm, first place region and second place state in piano; Shawn Bohanan, second place region and fourth state in boy's solo; Jean Lopez, second place region in argumentative essay; and Erin Wilkerson, second place region and fourth place state in girl's solo. Augusta Christian placed third overall in the 4AAAA Region Meet.
AC students place at art festival
Two Augusta Christian Schools students recently participated in the Association of Christian Schools International Art Festival, where both won Best in Show. MacKenzie Mullins received a Superior ribbon and Best in Show for sculpture and Sarah Son earned a Superior ribbon and Best in Show for watercolors.
AC students place in Math Olympics
Augusta Christian School students recently competed in the Association of Christian Schools International Grades 3-8 Math Olympics.
Winners are: Rachel Scaffe, first place in third grade computation; Michael Clifton, third place in third grade reasoning; Scott berry, first place in fifth grade computation; Andy House, third place in eighth grade reasoning; Melany Lopez, first place in sixth grade computation; Krisha Patel, fifth place in fourth grade reasoning and Helen Cave, second place in seventh grade reasoning.
AC students place at spelling bee
Augusta Christian Schools recent;y competed in the Association of Christian Schools International Spelling Bee for grades 1-8.
Final overall winners in the grade 5-8 spelling bee were Brant Herzwurm, second place; Timothy Vliet, third place; and Abbey Ferrell, fourth place. Winners are: Brant Herzwurm, second place in fifth grade; Abbey Ferrell, second place in sixth grade; Chelsea Petty, first place in sixth grade; Scott Berry, third place in fifth grade; Leah Brown, first place in fifth grade; Helen Cave, fourth place in seventh grade; Timothy Van Vliet, first place in eighth grade; John Perry, second place in eighth grade; and Matt Porter, third place in eighth grade.
Winners of the grade 1-4 spelling bee are: Katie O'Reilly, third place in first grade; Spencer King, second place in first grade; Savannah Carroll, fourth place in first grade; Anneliese Leahy, first place in first grade; Garrett Sisson, second place in third grade; Rachel Scaffe, third place in third grade; Stephanie Cipollone, first place in fourth grade; Karsyn Kendrick, fourth place in fourth grade; Allie Lehi, third place in fourth grade; and Matt Herzwurm, first place in second grade.
Local student selected for SOAR team
Tony Rouse of Martinez was selected as a member of Southern's Orientation Advisement Registration (SOAR) team at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro. Rouse is one of 23 students who go through weeks of training to welcome new students and parents to the school, inform them about campus life, lead group discussions between new freshmen, perform an hour-long skit written by the team and assist in academic advisement, class scheduling and registration for fall semester.
Rouse, an Evans High School graduate, is the son of Lewis and Gwen Rouse.
Cub Scout earns God and Country award
Kieran Edmonds, son of Eliot and Kim Edmonds of Martinez, was recently presented the God and Country award by Mike Klaus, pastor of Columbia County Christian Church. Kieran is a member of Cub Scout Pack 2 of Martinez.
GSU student earns leadership award
Tony Rouse of Martinez was one of nine Georgia Southern University students to receive the Southern Talon Award at the university's annual Student Leadership Awards and Recognition Banquet recently. The award is presented to students who, through behind-the-scenes involvement with student life, have exemplified a commitment to enhancing student life.
Rouse, son of Lewis and Gwendolyn Rouse of Martinez, is a junior biology major.
Evans grad graduates from Georgia Tech
Andrew Scukanec, son of Dan and Kathy Scukanec, recently graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with highest honors with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science. Scukanec, a 2000 Evans High School graduate, was a member of the Georgia Tech marching band, a teaching assistant in the Computer Science department and an officer in the Delta Epsilon Phi fraternity.
Scukanec plans to study for his Doctorate degree in computer science at Cornell University, where he was granted a full scholarship.
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.
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 the Marching Band, Wind Ensemble II, Chess and Science clubs, Math Team, Greater Augusta Youth Orchestra, Venture Crew 2 and the Augusta Fencers Club.
Kane is involved in the Eagle Scouts where he 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 along 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.
Local resident named ambassador
Sarah Holloway of Evans and 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 hosting the center's special events.
Native graduates from VSU
Jennifer Lynn Hodges of Martinez is a spring 2003 graduate of Valdosta State University. She earned a Master of Education-Special Education.
Wofford College 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, Camp Rainbow, and many more.
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 in an Associate Degree.
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 GPA 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 enrolled in Arts and Science and is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Paul B. Schwartz.
To qualify for the Arts and Science Dean's List, students must receive a GPA 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% 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, the grandson of Glenna Kincaid of Tifton and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Ward of Martinez.
The Red and Black staff
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.
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