People and achievements, March 25

March 24, 2013 

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SCHOOLS

SPRING VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL’S VIKING AIR FORCE JROTC has been honored by Sports Network Internationals. The award-winning drill team was one of 53 top AF-JROTC high schools selected to compete, and they placed fourth nationally among competing high schools.

AIRPORT HIGH SCHOOL JROTC DRILL TEAM has won First Place Grand Champion Overall in the Indian Land Drill Competition at Fort Mill.

PINE RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL RESOURCE TEACHER TRACY MANN was one of 10 educators who participated in Strategies for Teacher Advancement and Renewal.

COMMUNITY

THE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST 8738 has named White Knoll High School Teacher 1st Sgt. David Pelley as the VFW’s High School Teacher of the Year. He was also named Patriot of the Year by the Lexington Knights of Columbus.

DR. HERBERT BERG has received the 2013 Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of School Administrators.

THE S.C. DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES director Lillian Killer and deputy director for Human Services Isabel Blanco have received Casey Excellence in Leadership Awards for improving child welfare.

DAVID SMITH has been elected president of the S.C. Driver Traffic Safety Education Association for the second consecutive year. Smith is a teacher at White Knoll High School.

THE COLUMBIA CHAPTER OF DUCKS UNLIMITED has earned a spot in the Top 100 out of the more than 2.700 Ducks Unlimited chapters nationwide.

THE LANCASTER COUNTY COUNCIL OF THE ARTS is sponsoring the 2nd annual Red Rose Photography Contest, which is open to all ages. No entry fee. Registration is due April 1. Info: (803) 285-7451.

YOUTH

THE GILBERT COMMUNITY CLUB has honored Chris Dyer and Lexi Kalec, Gilbert High School students, for lettering in two sports and maintaining the highest academic average.

MILITARY

ARMY PVT. CHRISTINA A. BOINEAU has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson. She is a niece of Ashley Hines of Greenville and a 2008 graduate of Sloan School Inc. in Columbia.

ARMY NATIONAL GUARD PFC. TANNER W. WERTS has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo. He is the son of Debbie Werts of Leesville.

ARMY NATIONAL GUARD PVT. CAMERON R. KENNER has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson. He is the son of Allison Kenner of Lexington.

ARMY PVT. BRANDON J. CORLEY has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo. He is the son of Bernadette Corley of Columbia.

ARMY NATIONAL GUARD PVT. BRANDON L. VEGA has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo. He is a 2011 graduate of Dutch Fork High School.

ARMY PFC. ANTHONY L. CHESTNUT has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson. He is the son of Ivery and Mashell Chestnut of Columbia.

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