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Posted: January 22, 2013 - 3:57pm
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The following North Augusta Elementary School pupils were winners in the American Legion Essay Contest: Bryson Holton, Tiara Missey and Laura Bachelder.   SPECIAL
The following North Augusta Elementary School pupils were winners in the American Legion Essay Contest: Bryson Holton, Tiara Missey and Laura Bachelder.

General news

• These North Augusta students were named to Clemson University’s president’s list for fall 2012: Haley Elizabeth Barinowski, Lauren Elizabeth Boynton, Caitlin Emily Carter, Joshua Emory Carter, Ashlyn Christine Kelly, Rebecca Sue Phifer and Rebecca Elizabeth Rudisill.

• These North Augusta students were named to Clemson University’s dean’s list for fall 2012: Benjamin Roy Smith Jr., Jonathan Andrew Snyder, Katie Leigh Smith, Gregory Clarke Shuford Jr., Anabeth Jarrard Stribling, Christopher Lamar Robinson, Rachel Leigh Smith, Megan Frances Garland, Alysse Leah Edwards, Brooke Raye Busby, Sarah Elizabeth McCown and Marina Joanne Clements.

Brett A. Johnson, of North Augusta, was named to Coastal Carolina University’s dean’s list for fall 2012.

• These North Augusta students were named to the dean’s list at The Citadel for the fall 2012 semester: George Mitchell Taylor and Hillman Garrett Dorn.

Belvedere Elementary

• The following pupils made the 100 Book Club: Gianna Morano, Peyton Waters, Cooper Davis, Watson Barrett, Harley Bagwell, Da’Chon Baskett, Jaylen Atwell, Brooke Coney, Grace Simard, Matthew Bagwell, Colten Walker, Henry Martinez, Camron Williams, Talon Keadle, Katelynn Anzek and Nicholas Moore.

• The following pupils are December winners for the Principal’s Writing Board: Jack Williamson, kindergarten; Avery Quiller, first grade; Saniya Foreman, second grade; Lexus Smith, third grade; Lane Hall, fourth grade; and Jenna Brown, fifth grade.

• Report cards will be issued Thursday.

Fox Creek High

MK Jenkins is the Poetry Out Loud winner. She will compete in Sumter for the regionals.

• The Miss Fox Creek Pageant will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Imperial Theatre. MTV will film the pageant. Tickets cost $10-$13 and can be purchased from the Imperial Theatre box office or online. Seating is reserved.

• The Fox Creek High School Expo will be held at 6 p.m. Monday. Interested students and parents are invited to tour the school and meet faculty and staff. Registration for the 2013-14 school year will begin. Representatives from Aiken and Piedmont technical colleges will present information on dual enrollment opportunities for new and returning junior and senior students. Report cards will be distributed and teachers will be available for conferences. A college financial aid workshop will also be available for current seniors. The school’s enrollment is open to any high school student residing in South Carolina. Visit the school’s Web site, www.foxcreekhighschool.org, for more information.

Hammond Hill Elementary

• Hammond Hill was selected as a finalist for the Carolina First Palmetto's Finest School Award. The school is one of three South Carolina elementary schools to be named a finalist. A team of judges will visit the school in the next few weeks.

• The following pupils made the Double H Reading Club: Blake McLemore, Kaylee Crouch, Donald Bookard, Samuel Mercer, DJ Williams, Matthew Baxley, Dylan Akers, Hailey Gross, Drew Stevens, Emily Collins, Bo Fuller, Stephen Johnston, Caroline Jonson, Lia Murphy, Kaylie Moss, Copelyn Hodges, Jereme Smith, D’Arrey Besong, Aden Cox, Adyson Wise, Lydia Stewart, Noah Beym, Angelina Anderson, Drew Pond, Zachary Johnson, Gillian Gregory, Myles Puckett, Ciera Akin, Angel Doe, Lydia Henderson, Emma Hennessy, LaTasha Holmes, Zane Johnson, Elizabeth Brown, Nadia Blackwood, Desmond Chavous, Bryson Mathis, Kaylie Moss, Chloe Nault, DeJanae Sanders, Kyahna Thurmond, Elizabeth Ghrist, Chloe Powell, Takoria Thomas, Brianna Bautista, Santos Diaz, Jakavein Williams, Byron Tapia-Perez, Cassidy Blackmon Amanda Prince, Elijah Killough, Matthew Williams, Ben Lindler, Sarah Lord, Anna Peace, Ansley Allen, LaRico Bell, Amber Devine, Matthew Jeffers, Cooper Atkins, Audrey McCurry, Hailey VanLandingham, Avery Harrell, Jennifer Jeffers, Liam Gregory, Seth Renfro, Jordyn Allen, Andrew Hudlow, Chandler Brown, Evan Waldhauer, Aly Williams, Olivia Williams, Lanie Coronel, Harrison Holloway, James Jeffers and Lucas Keen. 200 Book Club: Shawn Blodgett, Isaiha Yarber-Boldgett, Jada Printup, Tanner Badman and Michael Page.

• The following pupils are Bumble Bee Writing winners: Eva Hart, kindergarten; Nikayla Watts, first grade; DJ Williams, second grade; Graycen Sanders, third grade; Brennley Furness, fourth grade; and Julianna Siverhus, fifth grade.

• Class picture day is Thursday.

• Report cards will be issued Thursday.

Merriwether Elementary

• Report cards will be sent home Monday.

• The Looney Tunes Bank is open at 9 a.m. Wednesdays in the media center.

Merriwether Middle

• Report cards will be available Monday.

• The Merriwether Mavericks Scholastic Chess Club meets on Mondays from 5 to 6 p.m. in the cafeteria at Merriwether Elementary. Memberships are $35 per year and include a regulation chess set and a T-shirt.

Mossy Creek Elementary

Lindsey Quarles has received National Board Certification in literacy: reading-language arts/early and middle childhood.

• Report cards will be issued Thursday.

• The Krispy Kreme doughnut sale will be Thursday.

• Math Day for kindergarten through second grades is Jan. 31.

North Augusta Elementary

• The following pupils were named to the book club: 100 Book Club: Taylor Spivey, Damyon Williams, Carl Hardin, Maya Thomas, Tyler Thomas, Cecilia Andrade, Victor Andrade, Frankie Costello, Joy Housley and Xaivier Bostic. 200 Book Club: Tamia Jenkins, Bryson Nuckols, Jaylen Bunch and Zsa-Kiana Williams. 300 Book Club: Jack Butler, Abby Cook, Amani Marrow, Adyson Courtney, Samantha Bledsoe, Regina Harrell, James Pinkston, Le’Asia Moultrie, Shaniya Butler, Jeremy Hollar, Carter Ward, Savannah Bayne, Ana Maria Falu and Rafael Ortiz. 200 Book Club: Will Stallings and Tessa Timmerman. 300 Book Club: Jaylen Bunch.

Emily Johnston received a Target Field Trip Grant. Her class and 2A will go to Riverbanks Zoo for a field trip.

• The following pupils qualified for the Duke TIP program: fourth grade: Marshall Robinson, Shane Gaines, Savannah Padgett, Tiara Missey, Kendra Sterling, Bryson Holton, Jude Walker, Laura Bachelder, Melissa Murph, Gerald Brown, Winter Appleton, Maggie Husky, Michelle Furmage, John Stallings, Lillian Butler, DJ Shearhouse, Barrett Collins, Charlotte Kalbskopf, Taylor Hawes, Brook Jiunnies, Chesley Cooper, Gault Goldman, Makayla Metcalf, Emma Leopard, Victor Brenes, Ryan Dixon, Chrissy Griffith and Madison Usry. Fifth grade: William McGee, Emmie Matthews, Jasmine Pope, Briana Taylor, Olivia Garnett, Mark Raymond, Rebecca Ogbuefi, Landen Shealy, Taylor Darville, Ashley Herrington, Patrick Malcom, Jackson Rutland, Kathryn Dunaway, Haley Fox, Joshua Greene, Christian Vincent, Melena Bush, Kelsey Toole, Gage McCullough, Iris Nichols, Katherine Ashe, Aurora Pool and Ronald Matthews.

• Report cards will be issued Thursday.

• The Good News Club will start again Thursday. Pupils must be picked up at 3:30 p.m. Failure to pick up your child in time will result in dismissal from the program. Those who need a permission slip should send a request to their child’s teacher.

• Class pictures will be taken Friday. Pictures are $12 each. Send the envelope back on or before Friday. Check should be made to Lifetouch. Pictures can also paid for with cash or online at www.mylifetouch.com using the code GY412058GO.

• The PTO board meeting is 6 p.m. Monday.

North Augusta High

Royce Cook has been named one of 35 national winners of the National Center for Women in Technology Aspirations for Women in Computing Award. Royce will receive $500 in cash, a laptop computer provided by Bank of America and a trip to attend the Bank of America Technology Showcase and Awards Ceremony in Charlotte.

• North Augusta High SIC was named to the 2013 SC-SIC Honor Rolls Schools list. It is one of nine councils to be named to the list. The schools are named to the list for their efforts to foster civic engagement in public education.

North Augusta Middle

• The following pupils were named to the Stinger staff: Baileigh Price, Tom Chumbley, Sean McDonald, Sydney Lykins, Britney Stallings, Katelynn Chason, Megan Penner, Jazlyn Bailey, Kaitlyn Campbell, Brook Tipton, Hunter Danko, Mikayla Jenkins and Isaiah Vorderstrasse.

• Report cards will be issued Thursday.

• The eighth-grade Individual Graduation Plan parent meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

• Volunteers must attend a volunteer training session. Training will be offered Tuesday at the following times: 8:15-8:30 a.m. and 12:15-12:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room and 5:30-5:45 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

Our Lady of Peace

• The school will participate in Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 27 through Feb. 2. The following activities are planned: Sunday: 9:30 a.m. pancake breakfast; Monday: 10 a.m. Rosary for world peace; Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. classroom visitations, 10 a.m. Aquinas Student Ambassador’s Assembly, 11:40 a.m. to 1 p.m. school lunch; 6 p.m. Melodies of Joy Band and choir concert; Jan. 30: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. pre-kindergarten and kindergarten teas; Jan. 31: 12:30 p.m. alumni luncheon; and Feb. 1: 8:45 a.m. mass, award ceremony and reception for parents, alumni and visitors.

• Pupils can dress out of uniform Thursday for $1. Proceeds benefit Parish Charities.

Paul Knox Middle

Duncan Crowder won the school’s Geography Bee and Caroline Crowder is the alternate.

• The following pupils are Junior Scholars: Sarah Bigger, Allison Hendrick, Christina McClure, Kateryna Parkhomenko, Abby Routman, Tanner Starnes, Jordan Gambrell, Seth Kantz, Jackson Myers, David Reed, Brian Schaade, Emily Wilson, Alex Hart, Destiny Mathews, Jackson Owens, Michael Reed and Brice Smoker.

• A golf meeting will be held at 4 p.m. Friday for seventh- and eighth-grade pupils. A parent or guardian must attend with a birth certificate and report card.

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