Students from our area recently graduated and earned academic honors at colleges across the country:
ATLANTA - The Path2College 529 Plan, Georgia's 529 college-savings plan, recently kicked off its $25,000 Reasons to Save Sweepstakes, which will award one Georgia child with $15,000 for his or her college education and the winner's school also will receive $10,000.
G.W. Carver Elementary School students in Annmarie Crawford's fifth-grade class work on science projects and experiments they will conduct on March 7 in the Science Olympiad tournament in Waycross. The students will compete in a variety of activities, like building straw towers, straw rockets and bridges, an egg drop and much more.
The following students at Richmond Hill Middle School were named to the honor roll for the second nine-week grading period of the 2013-14 school year:
Prior to the Thanksgiving break, 36 members of the Richmond Hill Middle School Beta Club traveled to Macon for the state Beta Club convention.
The following students at G.W. Carver Elementary School were named to the honor roll for the second nine-week grading period of the 2013-14 school year:
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University will host five spring Family Days for students and their parents.
The following students at Richmond Hill High School were named to the honor roll for the second nine-week grading period of the 2013-14 school year:
Colleen Johnston of Richmond Hill recently graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Arts and Sciences.
Eighth-grader Sophie Giorgianni claimed the title of Richmond Hill Middle School's 2014 spelling-bee champion Jan. 31.
Thirty Richmond Hill Middle School seventh-graders from Robert Hodgdon's science classes descended upon George Washington Carver Elementary School with microscopes and samples in hand on Jan. 24.
The following local students graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University on Dec. 7:
The following students at Bryan County Middle School were named to the honor roll for the second nine-week grading period of the 2013-14 school year:
Valdosta State University recently announced that six students from Richmond Hill earned the status of dean's list for the fall 2013 semester: Ariana Bryant, Melissa Hundley, Zachary Taylor, Emily Vaught, April Ward and Kaitlin White.
Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps drill teams from both Richmond Hill High School and Bryan County High School competed in a drill meet Saturday at Benedictine Military School in Savannah.
Students in Inga Cashon's engineering-concepts class and in Ginnie Sherrod's Science Club at Bryan County High School have been involved with the SeaPerch program throughout this month.
ATLANTA - Richmond Hill Elementary School teacher Jennifer Cox is among the recipients of Georgia Power's annual New Teacher Assistance Grants, the company announced this week.
Almost 400 fourth-graders from George Washington Carver Elementary School ventured back in time last Friday when they went to Fort King George in Darien on a field trip. Organized by Marcy Newberry, students heard presentations on cannon firing, the Guale Indians, weaving cloth and early medical techniques. Many of the students are studying Colonial history, and the trip reinforced what they learned in the classroom.
SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University President Linda M. Bleicken was appointed to the board of directors for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities during the organization's annual meeting Oct. 21 in Washington, D.C.
Fort Stewart's Murray Elementary School was dedicated during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 14.
Savannah Technical College culinary-arts instructor Zeb Berry and five STC students earned four gold and three silver medals at the American Culinary Federation Tampa Bay Competition on Nov. 1.
SAVANNAH - Military Times honored Armstrong State University on Tuesday by ranking the institution No. 12 among four-year schools on its "Best for Vets: Colleges 2015" list.
Richmond Hill High School Assistant Principals Mickey Bayens and Bivens Miller got their heads shaved Friday at Wildcats Stadium after the school raised more than $10,000 to give to United Way of the Coastal Empire. The money was raised by faculty, staff and students. Bayens said the two promised to have it done if the goal was reached. Lou Gambill and Sherry Vick did the honors while students cheered. "It's about giving back," Bayens said.
TIFTON - Emily Johnson of Richmond Hill has been selected to participate in the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College's Ambassadors program.
Red Ribbon Week activities last week at Bryan County Middle and High schools ranged from essay and poster contests to safety demonstrations.
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