People and achievements, Feb. 11

February 11, 2013 


LEXINGTON 2 will hold registration for children entering the Four-Year Child Development Program, Five-Year Kindergarten or First Grade for the 2013-14 school year. Registration begins March 6. (803) 739-4196

LEXINGTON 1 FOCUS Teacher Rhonda Tuten and Coordinator Jim Harpe have received a PalmettoPride “Litter Trashes Everyone” grant.

GILBERT HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER CHRIS KLAES has earned LEED certification from the Green Building Certification Institute.


VICTORIA PASCO, a science lab teacher at Catawba Trail Elementary, has been named the 2012 South Carolina Teacher of the Year by the South Carolina Association of Conservation Districts.

FARISH ANDERSON of Columbia has been promoted to the rank of sergeant with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department.

ADRIENNE THOMPSON has been named Person of the Year by Chapin Post 193 of the American Legion.


RICHLAND 2 STUDENTS have been selected to perform in the 2013 South Carolina All-State Band at Furman University. The students include David Foong , Mimi Harding, Troy Herrmann , Jonathan Lee and Maximilian Witherell, and, All-State Senior Band; William Edwards, Andrew Marino, Meleah Riddle, Colin Smith and Katie Turner, All-State Clinic Band; and Josh Brown, Thomas Drummond, Dennis Patterson and Mary Rosenberg, All-State Junior Band.

CHRISTOPHER WILKINS of Lexington has been selected by the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities to the Region Band.

WES WILLIAMS, a theater student at White Knoll High School, has received a Best Supporting Actor award in the South Carolina Theatre Association’s High School Theatre Festival. He is the first student at White Knoll High to receive this award.


AIR NATIONAL GUARD AIRMAN 1ST CLASS BRANT T. BARFELL has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Jane Barfell of Columbia.

ARMY SPEC. TIMOTHY S. STOGNER has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He is the son of Timothy Stogner Sr. of Pelion.

NAVY CONSTRUCTIONMAN BENJAMIN D. THOMPSON has been awarded the Naval Construction Force Battle “E” award. He is the son of Marilyn A. Thompson of Lexington and Benjamin D. Thompson of Leesville.

MARINE CORPS PFC. TIMOTHY J. STETAR has graduated from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island. He is the son of Cheryll A. and John J. Stetar of Irmo.

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