People and achievements, April 1

April 1, 2013 

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    School, military and community achievements for Midlands residents may be emailed to state@thestate.com. Items are published on a space-available basis.

SCHOOLS

PELION HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ASHTON NICEWONGER has been selected as one of two delegates from South Carolina to attend the National Youth Science Camp.

GILBERT HIGH SCHOOL BUSINESS EDUCATION TEACHER JULIA RAMIREZ has been named the 2013 South Carolina Business Education Association Teacher of the Year.

LEXINGTON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS BEN BARTLETT AND QINGYANG HU have advanced to the semifinal round of the U.S. Physics Team selection.

COMMUNITY

THE CITY OF COLUMBIA PARKS AND RECREATION is accepting applications for both visual and performing artists for the 2013 Spring Arts Festival, which will be from noon-6 p.m. April 27 at Maxcy Gregg Park. Info: (803) 545-3100.

LEXINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF JAMES R. METTS has promoted Tony Ward to the rank of sergeant, William Holley to the rank of master correctional officer, Billy Hutson to the rank of master correctional officer and Vickie Bookman to serve as a field training officer for a shift of correctional officer working housing units at the Detention Center.

MILITARY

ARMY NATIONAL GUARD PVT. BRIANNA M. MYERS has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson. She is the daughter of Micheal Myers of Lexington.

ARMY PFC. ARMANI R. GORE has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson. He is the son of Retonya Gore of Columbia.

NAVY SEAMAN RECRUIT BRITTANY L. FERGUSON has completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. She is the granddaughter of Joseph Ferguson of Columbia.

AIR FORCE RESERVE AIRMAN 1ST CLASS DEVONNE P. GOOD has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. She is the daughter of Sonya Good of Irmo.

CIVILIAN GERALD J. DANIELS has enlisted in the U.S. Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District, Raleigh, N.C. He is the son of Sivi J. Daniels of Columbia.

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