BLYTHEWOOD ACADEMY MATH TEACHER TAMIKAH BATTLE has been named a finalist for a 2013 Palmetto Pillar Award, sponsored by the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce Information Technology Council. She is in the running for a Pillar of One to Watch Award, which recognizes a person in the IT field who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of the field.
S.C. GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL FOR SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS student Isabella Zeiler is participating in the school’s Research Experience Scholars Program at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, Germany. She is the daughter of Aleta and John Zeiler of Columbia.
WHITE KNOLL HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER MATT SCHNABEL has been named the S.C. Forestry Association’s Jerry L. Shrum Outstanding Educator of the Year.
ARMY PVT. QUINTON HOUSTON has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson. He is the son of Regina Mitchell of Columbia.
ARMY PFC. DENZEL O. SIMS has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson. He is the son of Joann Sims of Little Mountain.
NAVY SEAMAN RECRUIT TYASIA L. KITCHEN has completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. She is the daughter of Charlene and Adam Kitchen of Hopkins.
ARMY PVT. BRANDON L. DINKINS has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson. He is the son of Willie Dinkins of Gadsden.
ARMY PVT. SHAKELIA S. FLETCHER has graduated basic combat training at Fort Jackson. She is the daughter of Connie Brooks of Orangeburg and Steve Fletcher of Cayce.
AIR FORCE AIRMAN EMMANUEL I. PHILLIPS has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Geraldine Phillips of Columbia.
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