People and achievements, May 20

May 20, 2013 

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SCHOOLS

RICHLAND TWO has named 203 middle school students from district schools as junior scholars. The schools are Blythewood Middle School, Dent Middle School, Kelly Mill Middle School, Longleaf Middle School, Muller Road Middle School, Summit Parkway Middle School and Wright Middle School.

GILBERT HIGH SCHOOL & LEXINGTON HIGH SCHOOL have received awards from the S.C. State Board of Education and the S.C. State Department of Education. Gilbert High School’s was for excellent performance and rapid improvement on the ACT from 2011-2012 and Lexington High School’s was for distinguished performance on the ACT and excellent performance on the SAT from 2011-2012.

YOUTH

THIRTEEN NATIONAL MERIT SEMIFINALISTS from the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics have been named National Merit Finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The finalists are Sidharth Bhadauria , Will Damron, Carl Garris, Michael R. Gray II, Toby Holden, Esme Kemp, Aaron McGinnis, T.J. Melanson, Colman Moore, Ashani Ranwala , Eliza Rhodes, Christopher Steele and Ashmitha Thinagar.

MILITARY

MARINE COPRS PVT. DANIEL J. CARULLI has graduated from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island. He is the son of Nicole F. May of Pomaria.

MARINE CORPS PVT. CHANTZ G. MONTS has graduated from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island. He is the son of Larry E. Monts of Chapin.

NAVY ENSIGN NICHOLAS H. CHOE has graduated from Navy Officer Candidate School. He is the son of Mi Lyung and Chae K. Choe of Irmo.

ARMY PFC. LESLIE D. VANN has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson. He is the son of Dava Jones of Columbia.

ARMY PFC. SEDRIC A. HARLEY has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson. He is the son of Vera and Isadore of Swansea.

MARINE CORPS PVT. JAREN K. BAMBERG has graduated from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island. He is the son of Dana Y. and Rick B. Bamberg of West Columbia.

MARINE CORPS PFC. TRAVIS HILTON has graduated from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot of Parris Island. He is the son of Eartha M. Hilton.

MARINE CORPS PVT. BRANDON W. ROUNTREE has graduated from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island. He is the son of Tammy T. and Issac W. Rountree of Elgin.

MARINE CORPS PVT. THOMAS L. WILLIAMS has graduated from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island. He is the son of Betty and Thomas L. Williams of Hopkins.

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