People and achievements, May 27

May 27, 2013 

SCHOOLS

PELION HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS Beth Poole, Kelsey Bennett, Rebekah Treaster and Sarah Poole have won awards at the State Leadership Conference. The students are members of the Health Occupations Students of America chapter.

CARDINAL NEWMAN’S JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL QUIZ BOWL TEAM has won a second place statewide finish in the Knowlege Master Open. Team members include Kimmie Dao, Kevin Du , Lilly Heidari , Bella Gentile, Drew Gustafson , Maggie Gustafson , Lee Khoury , Nick Militello , Hao Ngyuen , Meighan Parsh and Clover Robichaud.

LEXINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT 2 has approved several administrative appointments including Joni Coleman, director of instruction; Rhonda Wiley, director of parenting and early childhood; Carla Black, assistant principal at Brookland-Cayce High School; and Jonathan Wilburn, assistant principal of Fulmer Middle School.

RED BANK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL has raised over $1,400 in donations for the American Heart Association’s Hoops for Heart program.

COMMUNITY

LRADAC has received two Mercury Awards, which are given by the South Carolina chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. One for the category of Public Service, and the other was the Silver Wing award in the Newsletters/Magazines category.

FIVE COLUMBIA GIRL SCOUTS have received the Gold Award. The recipients include Brianna Nicole Allemond, Amanda Corley, Jennifer Curtis, Miranda Fern Hannah and Alexis Ricard.

DIXIE WILLIFORD has been honored as the 2013 South Carolina AmeriCorps Member of the Year by United Way Association of South Carolina’s Commission for National and Community Service.

YOUTH

WILLIAM JAMES KEMP GREGG has received Chapin High School’s West Point Leadership award. He is the son of William and Staci Gregg of Chapin.

COURTNEY S. NOH & CARSTEN BRYANT have been named 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholars. Noh is a student at Spring Valley High School, and Bryant is a student at Lexington High School.

MILITARY

MARINE CORPS PFC. WILLIAM W. SCRUGGS has graduated from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island. He is the son of Barbara E.F. Copeland of Camden and Allan K. Scruggs of Lugoff.

MARINE CORPS PVT. STAVROUS D. PARADESES III has graduated from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island. He is the son of Kim and Stike Paradeses of West Columbia.

WILLIAM T. BEY has enlisted in the U.S. Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District, Raleigh. He is the son of Josette Bey and William C. Fraiser, both of Camden.

COURTNEY N. BALLARD has enlisted in the U.S. Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District, Raleigh. She is the daughter of Jacqueline L. and Daryl L. Ballard of Columbia.

DOUGLAS J. SMITH has enlisted in the U.S. Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District, Raleigh. He is the son of Julie L.J. Smith of Florence and Douglas M. Smith of Columbia.

TRENT T. MOBLEY has enlisted in the U.S. Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District, Raleigh. He is the son of Kimberly C. and Sean G. Mobley of Lugoff.

STEFANIE R. ORTH has enlisted in the U.S. Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District, Raleigh. She is the daughter of Keitha R. and Steven J. Orth of Columbia.

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