Thirteen teams of middle-school pupils from the CSRA competed in the regional Science Olympiad on Feb. 21. The event was held by Augusta State University.
Local teams placing in the top 10 included Lakeside Middle School, 5th place; Augusta Preparatory Day School, 6th and 8th place; Davidson Fine Arts Magnet High School, 7th place; and Alleluia Community School, 9th place.
In the Science Olympiad, teams of up to 15 pupils competed in 23 events that tested knowledge and application in all areas of science and engineering.
For more information, contact Dr. Bill Wellnitz, Olympiad coordinator and professor of biology, at 731-7993.
Mathew Sheen, from the CSRA Home Education Association, tied for third place in the individual competition during the 2004 Augusta MATHCOUNTS competition recently at Wrens Middle School.
More than 100 pupils from 12 area middle schools competed at the event, which is part of a national program designed to improve math skills among students.
Two local students have been named to the Dean's List at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn. for the fall 2003 term.
They are: Reagan Lee McRae of Evans, the child of Dr. Charles McRae and Dr. Peggy McRae, and Laura Alison Walters of Martinez, the child of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick T. Walters.
To be named to the Dean's List, a student must earn a minimum grade-point average of 3.625 on a 4.0 scale.
The Martinez-Evans Rotary Club on Feb. 27 presented the Jessye Norman School of the Arts in Augusta with a $3,000 contribution. The money will go toward scholarships for two students.
The school, which is housed at St. John United Methodist Church, is an after-school program for economically or physically disadvantaged pupils with classes in music, drama, dance and the visual arts.
Kunal Sharma of Martinez, the son of Mukut Sharma and Devbla Sharma, and Rashmi Ponnala of Martinez, the daughter of Navin Chandra Ponnala and Rajeshwari Devi Ponnala, were named to the 2003 Fall Semester Honor List of Oxford College, the two-year, liberal-arts division of Emory University.
Students must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or higher to be named to the Honor List.
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