The following area residents were recently named winners of college-sponsored merit scholarships: Juliana J. Coleman, of Augusta, Clemson University Merit Scholarship, home school; Arthur G. Moore, of Evans, Emory University Merit Scholarship, Greenbrier High School.
John Harris, a sophomore boarding student at McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tenn., received honors for his classroom performance during the second semester of the 2005-06 school year. Harris was named to the Headmaster's List and to the Faculty Recognition List for special acknowledgement of his academic efforts during the semester. He is the son of Mark and Beth Harris.
ASU Dean's List
Augusta State University has named the following students to the summer 2006 Dean's List:
Appling: Ashley M. Williams, Paul B. McNair; Harlem: Amanda B. Dickson; Grovetown: Eliza J. Cagle, Ashlyn M. Hilderbrand, Jamie B. Rush, Ricky O. Mays, Brenda R. Von Plinsky; Evans: Nino DeLaurentys, Rebecca J. Ferraro, Lynda L. Lamarre, Amber C. Parham, Kristina K. Borup, Rebekah L. Duke, Ashley F. Loshniowsky, Ayn E. Colsh, Leigh A. Rountree, Heather S. Thompson; Martinez: Linden V. Blount, Jessica C. Cohen, Matthew S. Crunk, Melisa D. Dees, Jonathan D. Dunagan, Matthew S. Gratias, Ivy A. Minnie, Amanda L. Phillips, Andrea J. Prunier, Tenaka L. Ryals, Elizabeth A. Senter, Landon K. Sommer, Daniel M. Stallmann, Michael W. Wallace, Donald D. Childers, David W. Drake, Phillip A. Franklin, Stephanie C. Mulherin, Ni C. Wong, Marilyn G. Bailey, Jessica A. Molay, Rebecca J. Parsley, Amanda N. Pippin, Becky R. Simpkins, Sarah E. Spivey, Ruth A. Waller, Jacquelyn C. Webb.
Si'imoa Galoia, of Martinez, recently graduated from Whitworth College, in Spokane, Wash. Galoia was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology.
Zachery Henderson Jones, of Martinez, was named to Dean's Honor Roll at the University of Mississippi for the spring 2006 semester.
Carolyn B. Trotter, of Martinez, was recently named to the Dean's List at Auburn University for the 2006 summer semester.
Raford W. Bussey, Matthew T. Catchpole and Harold P. Rivner, all students at Augusta Prep, have been named Commended Students in the 2007 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Ryan Blackburn, son of Ernie and Karen Blackburn, of Evans, a 2005 graduate of Lakeside High School, was named a 2006 Atlantic Sun All-Academic Honoree. Ryan is a member of the Division 1 Mercer University Golf Team. The Mercer Golf Team earned the Presidential GPA Award for the spring 2006 semester for having the highest GPA of any athletics team on campus. Ryan is a sophomore at Mercer.
Paul McNair, of Appling, was named to the Dean's List for the summer semester at Augusta State University. In July he was accepted into the Dean's Leadership Academy in the College of Business Administration at Augusta State University. Paul is the son of Robert and Paula NcNair and is a 2003 graduate of Greenbrier High School. He is a senior majoring in finance.
Patrick Ryan has been accepted into the University of Georgia School of Law. He is a graduate of Augusta Preparatory Day School and a graduate of Albion College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in public policy. He is the son of Greg and Betty Ryan.
Veronica Leaptrott, of Evans, traveled to Tokyo as a participant in the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program. Veronica, from Greenbrier Middle School, was selected from a national pool of nearly 2,300 applicants by a panel of educators.
Paige Hamilton, of Martinez, a pre-nursing major, enrolled as a new student at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn., in fall 2006.
Evans student studies abroad
University of Evansville student Jessica Marlatt, of Evans, is attending Harlaxton College, the university's campus in Grantham, England, this fall. Marlatt is the daughter of Tim and Kim Marlatt.
Society honor bestowed
Evans Christian Academy student Rachel Ramsey, of Augusta, has been selected for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars for superior academic achievement. Rachel is the daughter of Mary J. Wasden, of Martinez and Don W. Ramsey Jr., of Savannah.
Marshal takes training trip
Columbia County Chief Marshal Shaun Brooks attended the Chief Executive Training Class for newly appointed chiefs of police and heads of law enforcement agencies at the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police Headquarters Building in Duluth, Ga., in October.
Student receives scholarship
Jonathan B. Hurley, of Evans, received a $1,000 scholarship from the Southeast Sign Association, a trade organization of neon and graphic sign companies. Sponsored by AAA Sign Company, Inc., of Martinez, Hurley is planning on pursuing the study of history.
Marvin Dexter Ray, of Martinez, graduated after the summer 2006 semester with a master of science in project management from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
Wofford homecoming court
Rebecca Koger, of Evans, was a representative on the 2006 Wofford College Homecoming Court, and was honored at halftime of the Terrier's 28-20 victory over The Citadel, Oct. 7. She represented Alpha Psi Omega. Koger is a member of the class of 2007. She is the daughter of Marion and Susan Koger, of Evans.
Christopher Edgecomb, of Evans, graduated in the summer of 2006 from North Georgia College & State University with a bachelor's degree in management.
Advance Placement scholars
The following students at Augusta Preparatory Day School have been named AP Scholars by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level AP examinations:
AP Scholar with Distinction: Chris Bobadilla, Kaitlyn Frazier, Carlos Isales, Rachel Marks, Susanna O'Kula, Amanda Peel, Monica Ploetzke and Guilly Rebagay.
AP Scholar with Honor Award: Rebecca Adkins, Marie Taylor and Hailey Woollen.
AP Scholar Award: Holly Barmore, Ben Bashinski, Ken Davis, Watson Folk, Wilder Harte, Brandy Kerr, Derek Marks, Caroline McLeod, Mary Rainsford and Erin Sussman.
Mercer team takes second place
Mercer University's Binary Bears top computer programming team took second place in the 2006 ACM Southeastern Programming Contest on Oct. 27 at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro. The effort marks the first time the Mercer team has topped Georgia Tech, the three-time defending champion, whose top team came in fourth in the competition this year.
Mercer's top team was made up of senior Britt Daniel, a computer science and math major from Grovetown; junior David Thomas of Macon, a computer science and math major; and senior John Wright of Warner Robins, a computer science major. The Binary Bears are awaiting word from the World Finals Executive Committee, which meets in December after all the regionals are complete around the world, to learn if they have qualified for a trip to the 2007 World Finals, which will be held in Tokyo in March.
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