LEXINGTON 1 District Teacher of the Year finalists are Debb C. Adams, Bonnie A. Pruitt, Albert H. Robertson, Blair J. Robertson and Sylvia C. Shealy.
A.C. FLORA HIGH SCHOOL student John Cooper has been selected for the 2014 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall.
LEXINGTON 1 teachers who have received Michelin Golden Apple grants are: Danielle Morrison Carolina Springs Elementary; Suzanne Brooks and Jamie Hudson, Lexington Elementary; Lee Anne Rodgers, Midway Elementary; Amanda Beck and Amy Case, Oak Grove Elementary; Joey Dean, Debbie Jackson and Kim Watson, Pelion High School; Mandy Derrick and Rynn Fitzpatrick, Rocky Creek Elementary; Sallie Bozard, Saxe Gotha Elementary; Jennifer Gillespie, White Knoll Elementary; Patricia Shealy and Cory Summerall, White Knoll High School.
SPRING VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL student Mary Faith Blackwell won second place at the 2014 S.C. Student Photography Competitive Exhibit.
NATIONAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION 2013 Poetry and Poster Contest winners from the Midlands are: Rocky Creek Elementary School student Camrynn Beck, first place in primary division poetry; North Springs Elementary School students Grace Miranda and Dylan Galloway, second and third place, respectively, in elementary division poetry; Dent Middle School student Erin Hoback, third place in middle division poster category two.
ANN GREGG is the 2014 recipient of the Valiant Woman Award from the Church Women United of Columbia.
AIR FORCE AIRMAN 1ST CLASS MATTHEW T. YARBOROUGH has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. He is the son of Karen and Todd Yarborough of Blythewood.
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