AP scholar awards
Two hundred thirty-three students in the Columbia County School System have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP exams.
Fifteen students qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average score of 4 or higher on a five-point scale on all AP exams taken and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more exams. These students are: Greenbrier High School: Katherine Bonner and John Klement; Lakeside High School: Andrew Byrd, Kim-Tri Cao, James Cheng, Savannah Crews, Pramodh Ganapathy, Jiasheng Guo, Osama Hashmi, Matthew Hess, Marcus Madison, James Nie, Corley Price, Karan Suraj and Roger Zhong.
Sixty-eight students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more exams. These students are: Evans High School: Stephen Baker, Matthew Breithaupt, Steven Hubbard, Kaitlin Powell and Christina Snider; Greenbrier High School: Alexander Ballasiotes, Katherine Bonner, Alison Bradley, Elena Bruni, Joseph Castillo, Brian Croft, Kelechi Erondu, Joshua Evans, Katherine Garcia, Grace Huang, John Klement, Taylor Lamb, Hilary Matfess, Michael Ryan, Stacey Sharpe, Julia Simless, Gillian Small, Brian Underwood and Emily Weisz; Lakeside High School: Yutetsu Ametani, Varun Anand, Theresa Bailey, Mitchell Banks, Andrew Byrd, Kim-Tri Cao, James Cheng, Diane Choi, Savannah Crews, Mikhil Desai, Robert Dong, Anne Fox, Pramodh Ganapathy, Katherine George, Nisha George, Jiasheng Guo, Benjamin Hackney, Allison Harrison, Osama Hashmi, Matthew Hess, Alex King, Joon Koh, Marcus Madison, Sevara Mallyn, Alan Marionneaux, Caroline McGill, Alex Moosariparambil, James Nie, Psharmon Pintavorn, Rahul Prasad, Corley Price, Leslie Rhoades, Ellen Schafer, Scott Sheppard, Kathryn Stanland, Susan Su, Karan Suraj, Mary Townsend, Sterling Tran, Christopher Tynan, Michael Vaill, Wendy Xiao and Roger Zhong.
Sixty-five students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more exams. These students are: Evans High School: Joseph Alexander, Rhiana Barkie, Christopher Hennigan, Rachel Hutto, Christine Lee, Alyssa Mullikin, Yvonne Pella, Jacquelynne Rodriguez, Devon Sprague, Allison Williams and Paige Yelvington; Grovetown High School: Richard Bragg and Veronika Gerya; Harlem High School: Lindsay Bennett, Amber Colquitt and Zachariah Smith; Greenbrier High School: Austin Bentley, Chelsea Brannon, Shelby Dorsey, Barret Duncan, Graham Hines, Matthew Johnson, Thomas Johnson, Matthew Keskula, Derelle Kirksey, Zachary Lewallen, Lauren Marshall, Matthew Meeks, Laura Noblett, William Perfect, Rachael Peterson, Kelly Prater, Jared Ray, Caroline Schilling, Callie Schlein, Hannah Wingrove, Alex Yates and Aaron Zamecnik; Lakeside High School: Ayesha Ahmad, Katherine Beeson, Joseph Brannigan, Taylor Capers, Yukun Chen, Nicholas Culpepper, Nathan Damen, Leah Denham, Johnny Dunn, Nathan Fisher, Chad Fowers, William Gibbs, Laura Gil, Hillary Haas, Hyun Heo, Grace Jansen, Robert Jordan, Ann Lin, Christopher Mundy, Andrew Sanders, Jourdain Searles, Rikeen Shah, Lisa Sheetz, Theresa Sorrentino, Rachel Stahler, Allison Stanley and Diana Tran.
One hundred students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP exams with scores of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are: Evans High School: Rebecca Beaird, Mackenzie Bourne, Nathan Chavez, Rachel Ferguson, Maclaine Garrison, Troy Griffith, Steven Harrington, Wyndi Kappes, Blake Kirby, Karsyn Kendrick, Bobby Kwon, Andrew Loper, Johnathan Meggs, Brianna Merritt, Jessica Messer, Kelly Mullen, Allyssa Panzella, Amy Pope, Monica Ridlehoover, Brandon Rock, Kaitlyn Rouillard, Jonathan Schultz, Michael Sellers, Jamez Si, Rachel Tennis, Callan Thomas and Katherine Zielke; Grovetown High School: Trinity Bass, Tabitha Colbert and Carrie Mckenzie; Harlem High School: Milton Birdsong and Zidisha Dambuza; Greenbrier High School: Haley Alexander, Robert Allen, Courtney Alvis, Rebecca Baylor, Katie Beall, Jason Best, Jake Campbell, Branden Critell, Wyesha Dillard, Erin Dobbins, Alexander Duggan, Amarachi Erondu, Justina Everhart, Thomas Gardner, Vailoor Geetanjali, Sierra George, Thomas Hamilton, Madigan Hines, Ryan Jacobs, Cory Jenkinson, Kalynn Jones, Jonathan Lilly, Abigail Herrmann, Aminah Hussain, Riley Marschalk, Jenna Pasma, Gabriel Pique, Hilary Rangos, Dylan Schott, Kyle Schwartz, Jacob Shafer, April Sheeks, Lauren Veal, Patrick Walker, Perry Watkins, Connor Williams and Melissa Young; Lakeside High School: David Aban, Laura Bonin, Anna Bowles, Tatum Brown, Taylor Cameron, Caroline Dalis, Benjamin Erwin, Kathlyn Freeman, John Hardy, Abigail Harrover, Isabella Hickmon, Kayla Hinner, Sydney Knapp, Pooja Kondur, Marlena Leahy, Muaaz Masood, Mihir Patel, Snehel Patel, Nathan Pocta, Brian Rickerman, Rahul Saha, William Scammon, Alisha Shivers, Samantha Stouder, Sydney Umstead, Hannah Urie, Kimi Wang, Brittany Williams, Nash Wills, Shane Wilson and Nancy Zhang.
Madelaine Dubin, of Martinez, returned to the United States Nov. 18 after spending three months in Israel. A student at the American Hebrew Academy, a Jewish boarding high school in Greensboro, N.C., he participated in The Alexander Muss High School in Israel program.
The following local students have graduated from Excelsior College, Albany, N.Y.:
Tyrone Brown, of Evans, earned a bachelor of science degree; Anthony D. Rhodes, of Grovetown, earned an associate in science degree; Christine Nevin, of Grovetown, earned a bachelor of science degree.
Kirsten Newlin, of Martinez, participated in the 2010 St. Olaf College Christmas Festival in Northfield, Minn., as a member of the Manitou Singers on Dec. 25. Newlin is the daughter of Jeffrey and Virginia Newlin and is a graduate of Augusta Preparatory Day School.
Austin Sprague , from Evans, is a first-year student this fall at Pace University's New York City campus.
Hannah Lea , of Martinez, a student at Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C., has been selected as "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges." Lea will be recognized during an Honor's Day ceremony on the PC campus on April 14 and included in a national student profile book.
ASU honor society inductees
More than 85 Augusta State University students were selected to be inducted in to the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective all-discipline honor society. Among the inductees were 27 students who reside in Columbia County.
The ASU chapter of Phi Kappa Phi held its initiation ceremony on Friday, Dec. 3, in the Jaguar Student Activities Center Ballroom.
Harlem : Brandon W. Koch, Jenelle M. Hutchinson, D. Lee McFatridge II; Martinez : Jacob Thomas Jones, Michael Scott Reimche, Rebekkah Nordan Teboe, Kimberlee D. Wood, Dimaris Cuyar Perez, Margueritt E. Sturgis, Justin C. Earnest, Kimberly S. Isiminger; Evans : Joan M. Keeton, Jamie M. Kimball, Pamela Lynn Altman, Jennifer D. Butler, Cathy E. Kepshire, Lauren M. Lesso, Paul A. Taylor, Shawna L. Todd, Kathy B. Williams; Grovetown : Sarah Elizabeth Robelen, Tamara R. Morgan, Karis M. Smith, Ashley Denise Atkins, Margorie (Molly) Murphy Burt, Vanessa A. Lozada and Victoria F. Williams.
Coastal Carolina University graduate
Rachel Maas, of Evans, graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree from Coastal Carolina University at the December 11, 2010 commencement ceremonies.
Michael Palmese , of Martinez, is one of a dozen Georgia Southern University honor students spending two weeks in the Middle East on a study abroad experience in January. Palmese is a 2008 graduate of Lakeside High School.
Five Columbia County teens graduated from the National Guard-sponsored Youth Challenge Academy at Fort Stewart on Dec. 18 at commencement ceremonies in Macon, Ga.
Robert Breitinger , Ryan Morris and Issac Schroder of Martinez; Reuben Butler of Evans; and Jonathon Strickland of Grovetown successfully completed the 22-week, in residence youth development program for at-risk youth located at Fort Stewart, near Savannah.
Young Harris Dean's List
Jesse Howard Carter and Vincent Peter Brannigan have been named to the Young Harris College Dean's List for the fall 2010 semester. Carter, a senior at Young Harris, is a graduate of Greenbrier High School and the son of Jeffery and Lisa Carter of Evans. Brannigan, a junior, is a graduate of Lakeside High School and the son of James and Susan Brannigan of Martinez.
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