People and achievements, March 10

March 9, 2014 

SCHOOLS

CENTER FOR INQUIRY teachers Heidi Mills and Tim O’Keefe have been named winners of the 2014 Outstanding Educator in English Language Arts Award by the National Council of Teachers of English.

IRMO HIGH SCHOOL science teacher Peter Lauzon has been named the South Carolina winner of this year’s Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. He will receive $20,000 in technology for the school.

COMMUNITY

CHANDA COOPER has been named the 2013 Outstanding Conservation District Employee by the S.C. Association of Conservation Districts. Cooper is the education program coordinator for the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District and Richland County’s Conservation Department.

LEXINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT EXPLORERS POST #106 won five awards during a S.C. Association of Law Enforcement Explorers competition in Myrtle Beach last month. Team members Maj. George Keith, Capt. Joseph Ragsdale, Sgt. Christopher Kimball and Cadet Matthew Hagins won first place in the overall competition, first place in alcohol enforcement, first place in warrant service and third place in the high-risk traffic stop competition. Team members Lt. Morgan Taylor, Cadet Aaron Anderson, Cadet Tyler Tunison and Cadet Josh Vincini won third place in the alcohol enforcement competition.

THE IRMO CHAPIN RECREATION COMMISSION has donated nearly $15,000 in environmental-based curriculum and equipment to Dutch Fork Elementary School, Lexington-Richland 5’s new environmental magnet school.

MEMBERS OF THE DAUGHTERS, SONS AND CHILDREN OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION paid tribute to President George Washington at his statue on the State House steps. Jacob Harley and Bobby Bishop, president and past president of The Jonathan Adams Society, Children of the American Revolution (Columbia), placed a wreath during the ceremony.

MILITARY

AIR FORCE AIRMAN JAREL D. FERNANDERS GREEN has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Sherron Green of Eastover.

AIR FORCE AIRMAN JACK K. HOBBS SIBAYAN has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Weena Hobbs of Columbia.

AIR FORCE AIRMAN 1ST CLASS RICHARD A. ZIRKLE has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Arleen and James Zirkle of Lexington.

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