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COLUMBIA HIGH SCHOOL'S STUDENT COUNCIL is collecting new and gently-used jeans for homeless teens in Haiti and the United States. Jeans may be dropped off at any Aeropostale store, which will match and donate the first 100,000 pairs of jeans and send them to Haiti; the remainder will be distributed to area shelters. Angennita Bounds, (803) 731-8950 or e-mail


RICHLAND 1 has announced new transfer application dates. Parents requesting a student transfer to a new school within the district must apply or re-apply before May 1. Forms will be available March 1 at - click on "departments" and then "registrar's office" - or at 1310 Lyon St. (803) 231-6944



STUDENTS AND FACULTY AT CROSSROADS MIDDLE SCHOOL raised $2,289.24 for the Red Cross Haiti relief fund.


DFHS STUDENT PRODUCTION of "Romeo & Juliet," 6:30 tonight, 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at 1400 Old Tamah Road. Tickets are $5.


THE IRMO HIGH THEATER COMPANY will present "The Diary of Anne Frank" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, through Saturday, Feb. 27, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, in the Irmo High Drama Lab, 6671 St. Andrews Road. Tickets are $7; students, $5. Proceeds from the Sunday matinee will be donated to the Lizzy Hafter Memorial Scholarship Fund at the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education. Hafter, an Irmo Honor Graduate in 2002, was murdered in 2006. Donations may be made to the fund at any performance.



WINNING DISPLAYS at Blythewood Middle School's Family Science Night include:

BIOLOGY: Victoria Swanson, first place; Meghan Franco, second; Hunter Purvis, third; Cameron Kelly, honorable mention

CHEMISTRY: Meredith Miles, first; Thomas Gilbert, second, McKenzie Mowry, third; Emily LeBel and Caroline Powell, honorable mention

EARTH SCIENCE: Jed Gist, first; Keri Bishop, second; Chris Anderson, third

GENERAL SCIENCE: Bethany Mitchell, first; Hunter Ryan, second; Zachary Alexander, third

PHYSICS: Dillon Garcia, first and Best in Show; Matthew McCormick, second; Emily Barnes, third; Samuel Moore, honorable mention

SOCIAL SCIENCE: Hailey Gardner, first; Palmer Reynolds, second; Andrew Holmes, third; Hanna Stout and Logan Struthers, honorable mention


BLYTHEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL'S ProStart Team took first place in the state's culinary arts contest held in Myrtle Beach. Demonta Brown, Rickey Butler, Chloe Cincotta, Haley Gunter and Troy Richardson will compete in the National ProStart Invitational April 10-May 2, in Overland Park, Kansas. Teacher William Turner took second place in the Restaurant Management Cup Standings. ProStart, a two-year curriculum designed to teach high school students management and culinary arts skills, is administered by the S.C. Hospitality Association.


SV DISCOVERY STUDENTS presented research at the 39th annual Junior Science and Humanities Symposium Jan. 29 at USC. Participants were Lauren Roth, Sean Noh, Benjy Strauss, Anurag Deeconda, Eric Shine, Kekeli Dawes, Rachel Smith, Ming Wong, Emily Bakaj, Nancy Zhong, Justin Lozano and Jake Farell. Anurag Deeconda took first place and will compete in the national competition; Eric Shine brought home a third place win and a scholarship; and Kekili Dawes was awarded fourth place.


SUMMIT PARKWAY MIDDLE SCHOOL students named to the Region Symphonic Band include Kelsey Clayton, Brantley Carter, Ryan McDaniels, David White, Jeremiah Waller and Zonnie Harper. Sitting in with the Concert Band are Elisabeth Brown, Jazmin Goodwin, Misato Kon, Jordan Payne, Bethany Goodrich, Michael Ashford and Dashon Washington.



TUESDAY'S THIRST LECTURE will feature "All That Jazz: An Informative Look at the Sounds of Jazz" with senior Gabe Crawford and a performance by Crawford, Kaci Summerton, Hunter Kirkland, Jordan Webb and Gail Platenburg. The free lecture begins at 6 p.m. in the Lugoff-Elgin auditorium.



RICHLAND 1 has announced new transfer application dates. Parents requesting a student transfer to a new school within the district must apply or re-apply before May 1. Forms will be available March 1 at - click on "departments" and then "registrar's office" or picked up at 1310 Lyon St. (803) 231-6944

RICHLAND 1 administrators are looking for citizens' input as they develop the 2010-11 general fund budget. Open meetings will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the media center at Alcorn Middle School, 5125 Fairfield Road and 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, in the lecture hall at Southeast Middle School, 731 Horrell Hill Road, Hopkins. (803) 231-7504



MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the Mr. GMS pageant at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18. Male students from Gilbert Middle School will be vying for the title. Tickets are $5; students, $3. Proceeds benefit the Gilbert Middle School Choral Booster Club.


COPIES OF THE BOOK, "Hello Murray" by Midway Elementary staffers Susan Cathey and Suzy Davis may be preordered at Midway Elementary's main office. The books are $12.99; proceeds benefit the PTA. For more information, e-mail


OAK GROVE ELEMENTARY'S PTA presents "OGE's Got Talent" at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18.


PELION HIGH SCHOOL contestants vie for the title of 2009-2010 Miss Panther at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20.


SHERRY WALTERS, assistant principal at Lexington High School, has been named 2010 High School Assistant Principal of the Year by the S.C. Association of School Administrators. The award recognizes school leaders who have succeeded in providing high-quality learning opportunities for students and for their contributions to the profession.


LEXINGTON 1 THIRD-GRADERS received dictionaries donated by Publix Super Markets. Members of the Lexington Kiwanis Club delivered more than 2,000 dictionaries to the students.

FIFTY-ONE LEXINGTON 1 TEACHERS recently earned certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Newly board-certified teachers are:

Esther Abney, Gilbert High; Debra Adams, White Knoll Middle; Jennifer Adams, Lake Murray Elementary; Traci Bennett, Pelion Middle; Amber Bible, Alternative Learning Center; Stephanie Blackmon, White Knoll Middle; Gregory Blashka, New Providence Elementary; Allison Blizzard, Pelion Elementary; Martha Bukwich, Carolina Springs Middle; Michael Burgess, Lexington High; Shannon Canady, Pleasant Hill Middle; Sherri Corley, Gilbert Middle; Carol Crout, Forts Pond Elementary; Dana Crowley, Lexington High; Parrish Deans, Pelion Middle; Sallie Epps, Red Bank Elementary; Deidre Foote, White Knoll Middle; Leah Goldman, White Knoll Middle; Courtney Greenleaf, Pleasant Hill Elementary; Heather Gresham, Pelion Elementary; Lynne Harris, Lake Murray Elementary; Kathryn Herndon, Lake Murray Elementary; Lyuda Hutcheson, Lexington Middle; Deborah Jackson, Carolina Springs Middle; Judy Kopp, Gilbert Primary; Patricia Lampl, Lexington Middle; Candace Lett, White Knoll High; Angela List, Pleasant Hill Middle; Julie McFarland, Gilbert High; Lori McKelvey, Pleasant Hill Middle; Jennifer McPherson, White Knoll Elementary; April Mendenhall, Midway Elementary; Selena Miller, Pelion Elementary; Jessica Moore, Oak Grove Elementary; Claudia Moose, White Knoll Middle; Marlene Neal, White Knoll Middle; Carol Lynn Nute, White Knoll High; Kimberly Pair, Pelion High; Jennifer Ringo, Lake Murray Elementary; Lindsey Robertson Cannon, White Knoll Middle; Dorothy Ross-Vaughn, Carolina Springs Middle; Krystal Shannon, Oak Grove Elementary; Tammy Sharpe, Midway Elementary; Jamie Sox, Red Bank Elementary; Donna Taylor, Lexington Intermediate; Ruth Ann Treaster, Pelion Elementary; Candace Walsh, Red Bank Elementary; Julianne Ware, Lexington High; Gwyndolyn Wingard, Pelion High; Steven Woodyard, Pleasant Hill Middle; Traci Yonce, Oak Grove Elementary

ED HARMON and CINDY SMITH have been recognized by the S.C. School Boards Association for completing 10 years of service on the Lexington 1 Board of Trustees. Harmon has served as the board's vice chairman for one year and chairman for two years. Smith has served as the board's secretary for one year, vice chairwoman for two years and is currently serving as chairwoman. Both have completed all six levels of training offered by SCSBA.



LEXINGTON 2 elementary schools will accept registration for the 4-year-old child development program, 5-year-old kindergarten and first grade for 2010-11 beginning Wednesday, March 3; hours will be 7:45 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays. In order to register your child, you must bring your child's state birth certificate, Social Security card and a completed S.C. Certificate of Immunization to the school for which your child is zoned. For proof of residence, bring a current utility bill/statement showing home address and a mortgage, rental or lease agreement or property tax receipt with the same address. Children must be four years old on or before Sept. 1 to enter the child development program. Children age 5 by Sept. 1 are eligible for 5-year-old kindergarten. Children attending 5K in Lexington 2 and who will be 6 years old by Sept. 1 are automatically enrolled in first grade.

LEXINGTON 2 is accepting applications under the Limited School Choice Program. Legal residents of Lexington 2 may request placement of their child at any of the district's schools. Applications are granted on the basis of space availability, the parent's willingness to transport their child to and from school, ensuring punctuality and daily attendance and appropriate behavior. Applications may be picked up at any Lexington 2 school and should be returned to the Office of Student Services, 1407 Dunbar Road, Cayce, SC 29033, by Thursday, March 25. (803) 739-3127

PARENTS OF STUDENTS enrolled in Congaree Elementary, Davis Elementary School for Technology, Pair Elementary and Wood Elementary schools have the option of transferring their child to a school that has not been identified for school improvement. 2010-11 AYP school choice forms are available at under Instruction/Title One or by calling Debbie Gunter, (803) 796-4708. Deadline is Thursday, March 25.


ABUNDANT LIFE OUTREACH MINISTRIES CDC/ELEMENTARY SCHOOL has announced its first- and second-quarter honors lists for the 2009-10 school year.


5K: Alex Gonzales, Grady Johnson

THIRD GRADE: Devyn Wicker


5K: Alexzia Gonzales

FIRST GRADE: Paul Davis, Mica'h Johnson, Lloyd Ormsby, Alyse Stephen

THIRD GRADE: Janyia Coleman


THE S.C. CAMPAIGN TO PREVENT TEEN PREGNANCY AND FIRST CITIZENS BANK are sponsoring "I Am a Teen. Is There an App for That?". Entries from students ages 14-19 will be accepted until Friday, March 12. Entry forms and registration at

THE S.C. WRITERS WORKSHOP is accepting submissions for its 2010 High School Junior and Senior Writing Competition. Open to any junior or senior attending public, private or home school. No fee; entries must be postmarked on or before Monday, March 1. Details and forms available at

LEXINGTON SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT is accepting nominations for Conservation Teacher of the Year. Lexington County primary teachers (kindergarten through sixth grade) and secondary teachers (grades 7-12) who have incorporated conservation into their programs may download forms from or call (803) 359-3165, ext. 3. Deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, April 5.

LEXINGTON SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT is accepting entries through 5 p.m. Monday, April 5, for the 2010 Youth Photography Contest. Categories include Trees and Plants, Native Wildlife, Landscapes and Rural Life. Judging will be in Division I, students in grades 9-12; Division II, students in grades 6-8. Deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, April 5. All photos must be taken after Jan. 1, 2009; black and white or color prints, 4x6 or 5x7. The photographer must reside in Lexington County. Students may enter a total of four photos, with a limit of two per category. Entries must contain the following information: photographer's name, address, phone number, grade level and school; category and title of photograph; subjects in photo (if any); and location of where the photo was taken. A complete list of rules is at or by calling (803) 359-3165, ext. 3.

GREATER COLUMBIA BLACK DATA PROCESSING ASSOCIATES is accepting applications for the 2010 High School Computer Training Program. Students in grades 8-12 will learn to design, code, document, test and present a finished Web development project. Orientation will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Midlands Technical College Northeast Campus on Powell Road. Classes will be 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, March 13-June 26. Applications available at or call Phyllis Coleman at (803) 414-2461.


REFORMED UNIVERSAL MASONIC BROTHERHOOD AND ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR is accepting applications for the 2010 Nina Neely Scholarship Essay Contest. Scholarships range from $400-$1,000. Essay topic is "How do you think having a minority president affects the future?" Deadline is Monday, March 8. High school seniors should call William L. Jones at (803) 252-2980, for application form and guidelines.

RICHLAND COUNTY ALUMNAE CHAPTER OF DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY will offer $1,000 scholarships in the following categories: single mother, math/science, education, performing arts, business, human services and HBCU to seniors in Richland and Lexington counties. Applications and guidelines available from school guidance offices; at; or by calling (803) 786-7796. Applications must be postmarked by Monday, March 1.

THE RCPL FOUNDATION has established the Ethel Bolden Minority Scholarship. The $2,500 scholarship seeks to provide financial support to students from underrepresented ethnic and racial groups towards the completion of their master's degree in library and information science. Applications at or by calling Tina Gills at (803) 929-3424.

THE LEXINGTON SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT will award two scholarships to high school seniors in Lexington County who will be attending a college or university majoring in an agricultural- or environmental-related field. Applications available from school guidance counselors; at; or by calling Alivia Gunter at (803) 359-3165, ext. 3. Deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, April 5.

MID-CAROLINA ELECTRICAL COOPERATIVE is offering its Touchstone Energy Spirit of Cooperation scholarships to students at Irmo, Dutch Fork, Chapin, Batesburg-Leesville, White Knoll, Pelion, Gilbert and Airport high schools. Seven $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students who best exemplify "The Spirit of Cooperation," with special consideration given to need, extracurricular activities, community involvement, recommendations and the students' personal analysis. Applications are available at guidance offices and at Deadline is Friday, Feb. 19.

APPLICATIONS FOR ZONTA INTERNATIONAL'S 2010 Young Women in Public Affairs Award are available from high school guidance counselors and at Winners of the local $1,500 awards are automatically entered in the Zonta District scholarship competition for an award of $1,000. District winners may vie for the international scholarship worth an additional $3,000. The goal of the YWPA program is to encourage young women (ages 16-20) to participate in public and political life by recognizing commitment to the volunteer sector, evidence of volunteer leadership achievements and dedication to the advancement of the status of women. Applications are due Monday and should be mailed to Doris D. Cheek, 6606 Arcadia Woods Road, Columbia, SC 29206.



FURMAN UNIVERSITY has announced its Dean's List for the fall semester of the 2009-10 academic year. To be named to the list, a student must earn a grade-point average of 3.4 or higher


Caitlin Ducate, Sarah Phillips, Kaleigh Ward, Christian Baker, Jamie Crenshaw, Rachel Ottaway, Matthew Arnold, Matthew Aussprung, Daniel Baker, Lindsey Beard, Christina Boyd, Mason Castles, Hannah Chillag, Michael Crawford, Elizabeth Day, Emily Dean, Samuel Ervin, Tenell Felder, Hunter Glenn, Alejandra Ham, Sean Hastings, Bryson Howard, Thomas Hydrick, Caroline Lambert, John Lambert, Ann Lesslie, Katherine Love, Aaron Markham, Konrad Mugglestone, Katherine Myers, Rachael Palmer, Robert Pratt, Sarah Prickett, Alyssa Richardson, Nadia Shamsedin, Tracy Stevens, Eliza Wolff, Chandler Barton, Erik Franklin, Sarah Tryon, James Wade, Robert Barnes, Laura Edwards, Dylan Richards, Eliza Stucker, Jacquelyn Stucker, Robert Mazgaj, Cody Boyce, Jason Criss, Reed Dement, Meredith Dempsey, Megan Hamilton, Cara Parker, Andrea Waddell, Michelle Zint, Jillian Collins, Tyler Harrison

COLUMBIA COLLEGE has announced its honors lists for the fall semester of the 2009-10 academic year. To be named to the President's List, a student must have a grade-point average of 4.0. Students on the Dean's List must have a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.


Melissa Danielle Anthony, Katelyn Elizabeth Teal, Karianne Zeller, Amina Ashraf, Cheryl Marie Brantley, Alexandra Bowen, Suzanne Elizabeth Campbell, Windy Lea Yeager, Claudia Aldamuy, Patrick Atkinson, Amanda Bowman-Moroson, Erin Butler, Jennifer Rachel Doty, Yolina Georgieva Elenkova, Tonia Freeman, Suzanne Harmon, Homa Hassan, Elizabeth Hoffman, Diana Lynde, Lisa McAboy, Sarah Ann Mooers, Amber Morris, Susan Ott, Jennifer Pawlak, Jessica Shonray Peele, Hadley Elizabeth Reed, Catherine Rutledge-Croft, Sabrina Sabau, Emily Smith, Donna Tillis, Jennie-Rose Van Derveer, Benjamin White, Laurea Ellis, Gennie Freeman, Hope Stayman, Lindsay Elizabeth Lauer, Lindsay Wiggins, Jennifer McGriff, Theresa Doar Sullivan Pope, Sherry Wright


Amanda Nikki Anderson, Emily Johnson Bogdan, Melissa Beth Goings, Hannah Hines, Brittany Johnson, Laura Ann Krautler, Brittany Price, Rachel Lynn Shumpert, Daphnie Smith, Ashley Sylvester, Felicia Anderson Torres, Rachel Tyler, Brittany Elizabeth Walters, Kadie Elizabeth Whitten, Cassey Faith Williams, Juliette Brown, Amanda Barnes, Jennifer Becker, Julie Ann Beu, Mary Brown, Mary Fances Cely, Shakeena Clark, Ashley Nicole Cliatt, Kendall Marie Cliatt, Bryant Cobb, Claarissa Dickerson, Crystal Donaldson, Denise Douglas, Dianne Dowling-Davis, Sarah Nan DuPre, Ethelee O. Finley, Naomi Fleming, Lisa Flores, Sharmane Garner, Crystal Garza, Ansley Gasque-Carter, Melissa Quinones Gilbert, Elizabeth Green, Avis Greer, Kiosha Gregg, Farzona Hakimova, Melissa Harmon, Monica Henain, Natalye Jackson, Sonja Jackson, Jacqueline Jaques, Lesley Johnson, Jacqueline Jones, Brittany Juarez, Lizbet Thompson Kloot, Deshantell Myers Lance, Susan Marie Woodrow Larsen, Cynthia Danielle LeFebvre, Heather Leigh, Kayla Long, Cortnee Nicole Love, Tiffany Lowraine Marshall, Megan Mantooth, Kara Mattocks, Courtney McClinton, Chastity Melton, Alexandria Mychelle Miller, Ana Nazario-Tapia, Jessica Paul, Jennifer Rawls, Courtney Robinson, Kasandra Royalty, Victoria Ruff, Desire Sampson, Karen Sanders, Jami Sisco, Jennifer Strudwick, Jamie Sturdevant, Emily Norwood Tobias, Thuy Tran, Samantha Trombly, Gabrielle Alexander Tull, Lea Vane, Faith Williams, Regina Wise, Anna Ruth Zubizarreta, Kristen Bradford, Cindy Corder DePace, Crystal Brittany Dial, Staci Hallas, Katherine Hightower, Yashia Jones, Nicole Luetzow, Whitney Renee Mathias, Ryan Padgett, Halee Sharpe, Lauren Tavernier, Juan Venerable, Jamie Lin Woodward, Christine Breed, Tia Deibert, Rachel Marie Hartness, Amanda Johnson, Samantha Burns, Ashley Hasty, Brittany Higgins, Mary Rabon, Erica Wiliams, Lauren Margaret Causey, Linda Felkel, Allison Renee Johnson, Kimberly Peagler, Raynell Keyonna Coaxum, Heather Endicott, Melissa Erwin, Jacqueline Furch, Stacey Kranendonk, Korey Laurence, Anna Elizabeth May, Gabrielle Outzs, Jessica Ream, Jessa Scott, Briana Smith, Jack Wall, Katherine Darby Dixon, Christine Reed, Krystal Douse, Amanda Darlene DuBose, Racquel Gill, Sara Irene Watford, Nicole Hill, Kristi Hoffman, Sjaan Hydrick, Chelsea Rhodes, Anna O'Neal, Latoya Jeeter, Mandi Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth Wynn Richardson, Danielle Alexander Johnson, Jacquelyn McBeth, Leslie McElveen, Naomi Laurin Emily Miller, Tammy Meetze

GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY has announced its honors lists for the fall semester of the 2009-10 academic year.


Sarah Morabito, Jonathan Pack


Rebecca Hanna, Michael Hanzlik, Michael Lewis, Margaret Lindsey

ALVANELL LOPEZ of Columbia has been named to the Harding University Dean's List for the fall semester of the 2009-10 academic year. To be named to the list, a student must earn a grade-point average of 3.65 or higher.

MEREDITH PAYSINGER has been named to the Sweet Briar College Dean's List for the fall semester of the 2009-10 academic year. To be named to the list, a student must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher. A senior majoring in studio art, she is the daughter of Debra and Benjamin Paysinger of Columbia.

KATHRYN W. ANDERSON of Columbia has been named to theNorthwestern State University of Louisiana Honor Roll for the fall semester of the 2009-10 academic year. To be named to the list, a student must earn a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.

JONATHAN ZURCHER has been named to the University of Notre Dame Dean's List for the fall semester of the 2009-10 academic year. Students named to the list represent the top 30 percent of students in their college. He is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Robert P. Zurcher of Elgin.

KIKI McCASLIN of Columbia has been inducted into the Order of Gownsmen at the University of the South.

MICA LARSEN of Lexington has been named to the Harding University Dean's List for the fall semester of the 2009-10 academic year. To be named to the list, a student must earn a grade-pint average of 3.65 or higher.

WOFFORD COLLEGE has announced its Dean's List for the fall semester of the 2009-10 academic year. To be named to the list, a student must maintain a grade-point average of 3.6 or higher.


Line Abdul-Rahman, Rachel Naomi Arling, Haley Parker Baird, Sarah Louise Bettis, Leia Ruth Boudet, Kristen Marie Brown, Meredith Ann Calcina, Katherine Elizabeth Canning, Hampton Wade Collins IV, Caroline Reeves Cotter, Kristen Nicole DeYoung, Kristina Leigh Dukes, Luisa Maria Gonzalez, Jameaka Latrice Hamilton, Jonathan Thomas Hanson, Anne McMeekin Herlong, James Augustus Herlong Jr., Lauren Anna Holland, Justin James Hunter, Emily Elizabeth Johnson, Julie Krista Jones, Ashton Leigh Jordan, Matthew Jay Keckeisen, Jenna Marie Kessler, Allyson Elizabeth King, Tiffany Lee Lovelace, Laura Jean Macaulay, Brittani Hope Minnieweather, Travis Michael Muthig, Natalia Nunez, Pierre Mauricio Nunez, Timothy Brooks Owens Jr., Thomas Faran Pittman, Ashlee Ann Price, Jordan Whitney Rawl, Hilary Grace Riley, Annie Laurie Rumler, Kelli Michelle Rush, William Spencer Russell, Travis Jamal Sabb, Richardson Gaillard Seabrook, Allison Marie Sheehan, Helen Christine Shelton, Margaret McKenna Strom, William Joseph Terlizzi Jr., Catherine Preston Thomas, Henry White Tiller, Brittany Alyse Walker, Martha Glazener Walker, William Clarke Walker, Allen Nathaniel Wilkerson, Nicole Jean Woller, Bailey Elizabeth Wooten

MARK EDWARD SPANIEL of Lexington has been named to the Missouri University of Science and Technology Honor List for the fall semester of the 2009-10 academic year. To be named to the list, a student must have a grade-point average of 3.2 or higher.

MICHAEL JACOB WENZINGER of Lexington has been named to the Iowa State University Dean's List for the fall semester of the 2009-10 academic year. To be named to the list, a student must have a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.


CAROLINE BURNS, a senior at the College of Charleston, has been awarded a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship for the 2010-11 academic year. Her scholarship will support a year of study in the master's program at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. She also plans to work with a Rotary Club in Kampala on a project that serves AIDS orphans. A 2006 graduate of A.C. Flora High School, she is a political science major and an economics minor.