Kimberly Pomeroy Wright, a 2000 graduate of Greenbrier High School and a senior at Brigham Young University-Idaho has been named to the 4.0 honor roll and is graduating with a degree in Elementary Education.
Pre-teen pageant contestant
Rachel Ann Foster, 10, of Martinez was recently chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Georgia Pageant scheduled for July 2-3 in Atlanta. If Rachel wins the Pre-Teen category, she will receive $1,000 and a trip to Disneyland in California for the national pageant.
Rachel, has created her own puppet show about diversity, acceptance and friendship called The Bird Story, which she performs locally. She also enjoys writing plays and stories, acting, playing piano, dancing, singing, listening to music, reading and playing with her brother and friends.
Rachel's family is seeking additional sponsors for the competition and can be reached at 650-0613.
Thomas Kist of Evans was recently named as a United States National Award winner in English by the United States Achievement Academy. Thomas, son of Greg and Lori Kist, is a Lakeside Middle School student and was nominated for the award by his language arts teacher Vicki Dorix.
Winners are chosen based on academic achievement, interest and aptitude, leadership qualities, responsibility, enthusiasm, motivation to learn and improve, citizenship, attitude and cooperative spirit, dependability and teacher recommendations.
Thomas will appear in the nationally published United States Achievement Academy Official Yearbook.
Elected to SGA
Mercer University student Adam Nelson of Harlem was elected senator-at-large for Mercer University's Student Government Association. Nelson, a junior political science major, is the son of Jim and Joy Raley and a graduate of Harlem High School.
Cara Christina DeLeon, a senior Dietetics/Pre-Dentistry major at the University of Georgia, was recently named as a Family and Consumer Sciences College Ambassador. DeLeon, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Eladio DeLeon Jr. of Augusta, was selected based on academic records, interpersonal skills, leadership experience and dependability.
Kyle Brennan Arrington of Martinez was recently inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars at Florida State University and will be honored at a campus ceremony this fall. Arrington is a 2003 graduate of Augusta Preparatory Day School.
NSCS is a highly selective, national non-profit honors organization that recognizes first- and second-year undergraduate students who excel academically.
Alabama State U Honor Roll
Adrien J. Davis of Martinez was one of 841 students recently named to the honor roll at Alabama State University for the spring semester. Davis, who earned at least a 3.0 grade point average, was honored during the 2004 Honors Day Convocation on April 16.
Harlem FFA members take awards
Three members of the Harlem High School FFA won awards at the state convention in Athens on April 22-24.
Jordan Whitaker won first place for his turf grass management proficiency project, which included constructing a golf green and tee boxes on the high school campus. He was also instrumental in laying out and constructing a shade house for the school's horticultural department. Jordan was awarded $550 for his trip to the national convention in Louisville, Ky., in October. He plans to attend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College to major in golf course management.
Matt Fearneybough won second place in Agricultural Sales for starting his own firewood business, where he used business management and sales skills to grow from a hobby to buying equipment for a seasonal business. He was awarded $225 and will be attending Augusta Technical College to major in businesses and sales.
Jimmy Reese took third place in Equine Science after working on three horse farms, where he learned basic animal husbandry to train jumping horses. Jimmy earned $25 and a plaque. He plans to major in Veterinarian Assisting with hopes of managing a horse farm. Jimmy also received his state FFA degree, which is the second-highest degree FFA offers and is given to a limited number of agriculture students for exceptional work and service.
Scott Harmon and Jimmy Reece were official voting delegates at the state convention and voted on important issues effecting FFA membership and next year's state FFA officers.
Shameka Katonni Pollard and Caleb James Bemis, both of Evans, and Mary Rorick Vigneri and Heather Nicole Spears, both of Martinez, have earned degrees from the Medical College of Georgia.
Sarah Peery, a senior at Washburn Rural High School, Topeka, Kansas, has been awarded a scholarship to the University of Arkansas. Sarah is the daughter of John Peery of Evans.
Johnnie David Rogers of Evans earned a degrees from Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant.
The 118th Young Harris College Commencement Exercise took place May 1st in the Hilda D. Glenn Auditorium when 170 students received their undergraduate degrees.
Crystal Collins Carey earned the Associate of Arts with concentration in Religious Studies. She is the daughter of Dewey E. and Carole J. Carey of Thomson. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Collins of Winfield.
Mary Ellen Simpson earned the Associate of Science with concentration in Education. She is the daughter of Julie A. Sibilsky and Thomas E. Simpson, both of Harlem. Her grandparents are Col. Edward Sibilsky and Lt. Col. and Mrs. Charles E. Simpson.
Furman University dean's list
The following students were named to the dean's list at Furman University in Greenville, S.C.:
Kathryn A. Dickson and Ashley E. Sisco, both of Evans; and Adnan Filipovic, Michael G. Petrides and Jennifer A. Walters of Martinez.
MCG dean's list
The following students were named to the dean's list at the Medical College of Georgia School of Allied Health Sciences:
Jana S. Dagley, Shannon L. Dekle, Crystal M. Jones, Mi K. Powell, Sherilyn M. Guerrero, Sharon L. Coffield, Mary A. Eck, Brian E. Matthews and Michael D. McDaniel, all of Evans.
Also, Amy M. Hendrickson, Lisa C. Lerch, Susan A. Lee, Stacy M. Tanner, Sidra S. Ahmad, Cheryl F. Davidson, Jeanine L. Kenny, Rhonda R. Carrick, Rebecca D. Cono and Frank A. Eberheart, all of Martinez.
Also, Jerrie D. Freeman, Kevin C. Lack, Marian F. Layne and Christopher M. Moon, of Martinez; and Lelania K. Huey, Jennifer C.Morris, Christine M. Shaffer and Lindsay H. Carter, of Appling.
Billy Byler of Martinez have been named to the dean's list at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tenn.
Larry Freeman of Grovetown has received a Georgia Military scholarship to North Georgia College and State University in Dahlonega.
Southern Illinois recognition
Jonathan Paul Emery of Grovetown and Walter Leonard Linney and John C. Schipper, both of Martinez, were recognized at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Brenda Marie Smith of Martinez received a scholarship fro the 2004-2005 year from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. Smith received the Heidi Flye Kroger Memorial Scholarship. Also, Amanda Wallace of Martinez was initiated into Rho Chi Society, a national pharmacy honor society.
McCallie School scholarship
John Harris, son of Mark and Beth Harris of Evans, has been selected as a recipient of a McCallie Honors Scholarship at McCallie School, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Elizabeth A. Perry, daughter of Daniel and Judith Perry of Grovetown, has been inducted into Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society in education, at Berry College, Rome, Ga.
Science and Engineering fair
The following Episcopal Day School middle school pupils placed in the Regional Science and Engineering Fair:
First place winners - Christian Dolan, Kemper Peacock and Summer White. Second place winners - Chandler Darby, Martin Manning, Jim Hull, Marshall Mills and Xavier Johnson.
The following officers and directors of the board have been named for the Augusta State University Alumni Association:
Natasha Pratt, president; vice presidents Marc Miller, public relations, Emily Milburn, college relations, Rhonda Oellerich, membership, Brandi Shultz, development, Justin Weaver, awards, and Wes Zamzow, social; and Patti Peabody, secretary/treasurer.
Directors - Mark Barkley, Paul Bloodworth, Tom Brittingham, Cathleen Caldwell, Chase Caldwell, Julie Cole, N. Andre David, Chris Etterlee, Sue Ellen Harrison, Georgann Heilig, Scott Henson, Amy Harrison Horne, Jeff Johnston,John O'Shea, Glenn O'Steen, Lynthia Ross, Gina Thurman, Laura Tilt, Joe Vignati, Ron Wiggins and Wadsworth Williamson.
The Aquinas High School mathematics team took second place in a Division A Varsity Mathematics Tournament at Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Ga.
The Aquinas Honors U.S. Government students won first place in the Center for Civic Education's We the People simulated congressional hearings. Team members are Blaise MacEachern, Mark Burgess and Greg Ryan.
Westminster Schools seniors Owen Long, Isaac Robesonn andMary Ellen Stebbins were named as finalists in the 2004 National Merit Scholarship competition.
Also, Palmer Lawrence, a junior at Westminster Preparatory School and daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Mallory Lawrence has been selected to attend the 2004 Congressional Student Leadership Conference.
The following area students participated in the second annual Scholars' Day at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro:
Taylor Beeson, Steve Bledsoe, John Bowles, Chris Bullard, Nekia Cordy, Reggie Crawford, Gregory Ellison, William Kitchens, Megan Lyles and John Moore.
Sarah Beier of Martinez and Laura Hooks of Evans, students at Georgia College & State University, are members of the GC&SU Students In Free Enterprise Team that won at regional competition April 1 in Atlanta and will now go on to compete in the nationals in May.
The GC&SU team will be among more than 180 teams from across the nation to compete at the 2004 SIFE USA National Exposition hosted by the Kansas City business community.
Beier is a senior majoring in management information systems and daughter of Robert and Mary Louise Beier of Martinez. She graduated from Lakeside High School. At GC&SU she is a member of Gamma Sigma Sigma, a participant in the Georgia Education Mentorship Program, a Week of Welcome leader, Life Takes Guts student coordinator and a member of the Association of Information Technology.
Hooks, a sophomore majoring in information systems and management, is the president of the GC&SU Students In Free Enterprise chapter. She is the daughter of Mike and Kim Hooks of Evans and graduated from Greenbrier High School.
At GC&SU, she is a member of Delta Zeta sorority and on the Panhellenic Council. She was a participant in the Georgia Education Mentorship program, and is a member of the Baptist Student Union the Association of Information Technology Professionals.
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