SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY appointed Dr. Cynthia Warrick as interim president of the University. Warrick currently serves as a senior fellow in the Howard University School of Pharmacy, Center for Minority Health Services Research.
GILBERT PRIMARY SCHOOL appointed Cindy Parrish to the position of principal. Parrish joined Lexington 2 in 1983, and most recently served as assistant principal at Pleasant Hill Elementary School.
WHITE KNOLL MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL Nancy L. Turner has been presented the Sheriff’s Award by Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts. Turner, who served as an educator for over 36 years, retired in June.
ROCKY CREEK ELEMENTARY received the 2012 Architectural Design Award from the Council of Educational Facility Planners Institute.
CHARLES HITE has been named the first place winner of the City of Cayce’s fifth annual Citizens’ Calendar photo contest. Hite is a 35-year resident of Cayce.
PHILLIP HARE has been named Distinguished Teacher by the National Council for Geographic Education. Hare, a social studies teacher at A.C. Flora High School, is the only teach from South Carolina to receive this honor.
DONNA AND TRAVIS CRUMPTON have been recognized by Chief Christ Garner of the Pelion Police Department for their outstanding support of the law enforcement community. The Crumptons donated the use of D&T Steel’s 50 ton cranes to erect the law enforcement monument.
TREVOR BROWN AND CHANTZ LUCAS placed first and second, respectively, in the 2012 South Carolina SkillsUSA Competition. Brown and Lucas, students at Lexington Technology Center, competed in the small engine repair competition against nine other teams.
THE LEXINGTON SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT awarded several students first place during the annual Youth Photography Contest. Division I first place winners included Kendall Davis, Bethany Sharpe, Austin Smith and Justin Souvanna. Division II first place winners included Douglas S. Dooley Jr. and Gracey Dorn.
BENJAMIN BARTLETT AND KIMBERLY MCRAE were grand award winners at USC’s Science and Engineering Fair. Bartlett is a student at Lexington High School, and McRae is a student at Spring Valley High School.
MINDIE JEFFERS AND JULIA MILLER won gold medals in their divisions at the American Amateur Karate Federation’s 51st Nationals and 2nd Junior Nationals. Jeffers and Miller represented the Academy of Shotokan Karate, which is located in Lexington.
MARINE CORPS PFC. NIVIA√ H. HUSKEY completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island. She is the daughter of Gloria Whitmire of Columbia and Henry Huskey of Gaffney.
NAVY SEAMAN RECRUIT CHANEL C. HAYNES completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. A 2009 graduate of Ridge View High School, she is the daughter of Angela D. Haynes of Columbia.
ARMY PFC. IRA D. FIELDS graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson. He is the son of Tiffany Fields of Swansea.
NAVY SEAMAN CHRISTIAN L. JORDAN completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. He is the son of Frank D. Jordan of Columbia.
NAVY SEAMAN APPRENTICE RAESHEENA√ D. BROWN was promoted to her current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. A graduate of Gilbert High School, she is the sister of Daryl A. Norwood of Lexington.