People and achievements, May 6

May 5, 2013 

SCHOOLS

LEXINGTON 1 has approved the promotion of Sandra P. Vining to assistant principal at White Knoll High School

RICHLAND NORTHEAST HIGH SCHOOL’S MODEL U.N. TEAM has received the national first place Award of Distinction at the National High School Model United Nations Conference.

SPRING VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL’S MATH TEAM has received first place at the 2013 University of South Carolina High School Math Contest.

LEXINGTON 1 has named Kimberly E. Freeman its newest District Teacher of the Year. Freeman teaches Latin at Lexington Middle School.

COMMUNITY

THREE LEXINGTON COUNTY DEPUTIES have been recognized as DUI Enforcement Heroes including Deputy Keith Sprinkle, DUI Enforcement Silver Hero; Deputy Thomas Fine, DUI Enforcement Bronze Hero; and Deputy Clifford Dean Smith, DUI Enforcement Bronze Hero.

LEXINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATOR BRIAN TRAVIS has been recognized by Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 8738 as the organization’s Public Servant Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for 2013.

YOUTH

ASHLEY DYE, ALEXIS TEMPLE AND KIMBERLY GREEN became the first all-girls team from Dutch Fork High School to place in the University of South Carolina’s School of Engineering and Computing annual state-wide Engineering Competition.

KELLEY KENNEDY has earned a corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship financed by the Schneider Electric North America Foundation. Kennedy is a senior at Blythewood High School.

CAYCE ALEXIS ECHERER has been accepted into EdVenture’s Museum Apprentice Program. Echerer is an eighth grader at Pine Ridge Middle School.

MILITARY

MARINE CORPS PVT. ANDREW B. McKINNON has graduated from U.S. Marine recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island. He is a 2007 graduate of Irmo High School.

MARINE CORPS PFC. THOMAS M. MASON has graduated from U.S. Marine recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island. He is the son of Kathleen G. and Thomas A. Mason of Irmo.

MARINE CORPS PVT. CODY G. CLARK has graduated from U.S. Marine recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island. He is the son of Deneane E. Clark of Rock Hill and Brent E. Clark of Columbia.

MARINE CORPS PFC. NIAJAHWAN S. GIBSON has graduated from U.S. Marine recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island. He is the son of Cynthia D. Haigler of Elgin.

MARINE CORPS PVT. RAYMONE W. DION has graduated from U.S. Marine recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island. He is the son of Rebecca C. Nelson and Paul R. Dion, both of Columbia.


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