People and achievements, Dec. 2

December 1, 2013 

SCHOOLS

THE GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL FOR SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS is accepting applications from current high school sophomores through February 15, 2014. Online applications are available at www.scgssm.org/apply–now.

DR. KAREN COOPER–HABER, coordinator of family intervention services for Richland 2, has been awarded the Crystal Star Individual Award of Excellence in Dropout Recovery, Intervention and Prevention by the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network.

GILBERT MIDDLE SCHOOL students Ridge Vining and Caleb Hall have earned 1 million game points in the school’s iCivics class. They are the first two students at the school to reach this milestone.

LEXINGTON 1 recognized employees from six schools who applied for and received Litter Trashes Everyone Education grants from PalmettoPride: Lexington Elementary School teacher Janet Daniels, Meadow Glen Middle School teacher Melody Shafer, New Providence Elementary School media specialist Valerie Byrd Fort, Pleasant Hill Middle School teacher Tara Farmer, Rocky Creek Elementary School teacher Rynn Fitzpatrick, and White Knoll High School teacher Matthew Schnabel.

COMMUNITY

COLUMBIA POLICE DEPARTMENT officers who received awards in the annual S.C. Criminal Justice Training Conference Shooting Match are: Lance Reeves, Josh Call, Robert Hall, Anna Bailey and Marcus Brown. Reeves earned first place in Three Gun Match – Tactical, second place in Service Gun – New Shooter, and second place in Four Man Team – Service Gun; Call earned third place in Three Gun Match – Patrol; Hall earned second place in Service Gun – Competitive, first place in Two Man Team – Service Gun, second place in Four Man Team – Service Gun, and second place in Lumber Jack; Bailey, who has been named the top shooter in the state by the NRA’s Governor’s 20 Program, earned first place in Service Gun – Competitive, second place in Three Gun Match – Patrol, first place in Two Man Team – Service Gun, second place in Four Man Team – Service Gun, and second place in Lumber Jack.

MILITARY

AIR NATIONAL GUARD AIRMAN 1ST CLASS TAYLOR A. BOURGOIN has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio–Lackland, San Antonio. She is the daughter of Phillip and Sheila Bourgoin of Lugoff.

ARMY NATIONAL GUARD PFC. ASHLEY O. LIGONS has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson. She is the daughter of Tonitia Ligons of Leesville and Mark Ligons Sr. of Ridge Spring.

AIR NATIONAL GUARD AIRMAN STEPHANIE A. EADS has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio–Lackland, San Antonio. She is the daughter of Stephen and Phyliss Eads of Cayce.

AIR FORCE AIRMAN 1ST CLASS ALANZIA S. REMBERT has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio–Lackland, San Antonio. She is the daughter of Latrena Rembert of Hopkins.

AIR FORCE AIRMAN CHRISTOPHER J. JOHNSON has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio–Lackland, San Antonio. He is the son of Nikia Johnson of Elgin.

AIR FORCE AIRMAN BRENT M. GORDON has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio–Lackland, San Antonio. He is the son of Patricia and Ramsey Gordon of Pelion.

AIR FORCE AIRMAN 1ST CLASS CARLOS A. SANDOVAL has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio–Lackland, San Antonio. He is the son of Carlos Sandoval of Chapin.

AIR NATIONAL GUARD AIRMAN ADAM D. WILLIAMS has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio–Lackland, San Antonio. He is the son of Douglas Williams of Columbia.

AIR NATIONAL GUARD AIRMAN KYLE M. SALCEDO has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio–Lackland, San Antonio. He is the son of Maurice Salcedo of Columbia.

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