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Posted: March 5, 2013 - 1:11pm
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The North Augusta Optimist Club recently sponsored the annual Fox Creek High School Teacher of the Year Banquet. The 2013 Teacher of the Year is Bill Warnken (second from right). The 2013 Professional of the Year is Holly Sanders (second from left), the school's office manager. The 2013 Student of the Year is senior Haley Bryant (third from left). The 2013 Volunteer of the Year is Joy Bryant (third from right), the school's Parent-Teacher-Community Association vice president. The honorees are pictured with John Nicholls (left), of the North Augusta Optimist Club, and Josh Trahan (right), Fox Creek's assistant principal.   SPECIAL
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The North Augusta Optimist Club recently sponsored the annual Fox Creek High School Teacher of the Year Banquet. The 2013 Teacher of the Year is Bill Warnken (second from right). The 2013 Professional of the Year is Holly Sanders (second from left), the school's office manager. The 2013 Student of the Year is senior Haley Bryant (third from left). The 2013 Volunteer of the Year is Joy Bryant (third from right), the school's Parent-Teacher-Community Association vice president. The honorees are pictured with John Nicholls (left), of the North Augusta Optimist Club, and Josh Trahan (right), Fox Creek's assistant principal.

General news

• The Area 2 Advisory Council meeting will be held 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mossy Creek Elementary School.

Belvedere Elementary

• The following pupils made the 100 Book Club: Katelynn Fulmer, Annaliese Pearson, Haylee McElmurray, Gavin Malone, Jukyla Reedy, Zionah Dixon and Jorge Naranjo.

• The principal's board February winners are Peyton Waters, Sanja Becnel, Aaron Jones, Emmenuel Coulibaly, Olivia Ramirez and Brayden Ethridge.

• The stacking team won 48 medals and five trophies at the Georgia State Championships in Columbia, Ga. The following team members competed: Brenna Cooper, Peyton Cooper, Jackson Cooper, Mekhi Bosket, Kadence Adams, Sky Nguyen, Anthony Harrell, Emily Willis, Emily Shreve, Nadira Muhammad, Ashlynn Spaulding, Morgan LaFontaine, Summer Burch

Fox Creek High

Angelica Johnson and Devante Curry were recognized for their academic achievement by Georgia Regents University during the African-American Scholar Recognition program.

John Naas was awarded the WJBF Golden Apple Award. He is a business teacher, publishes the school's newsletter and runs the school's Saturday School program.

Hammond Hill Elementary

• The following pupils made the Double H Reading Club: Tonyia Hood, Drew Huckaby, Morgan Reeves, Brayden Fricks, Jessica Barela, Emma Carter, Joshua Huffman, Aidan Fleming, Abigail Hadden, Jack Taylor, Lily Burton, Joseph Lykins, Kellen Miles, Ashley Truesdale, Steven Padgett, Tanner Preissler and Wyatt Johnson.

• Science Day is Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Merriwether Elementary

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

• The MES Mavericks Scholastic Chess Club meets on Mondays from 5 to 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

• The school collects Box Tops and Campbell’s labels.

Merriwether Middle

• The MATHCOUNTS team won first place in the MATHCOUNTS competition held at Aiken Technical College. Team members are Jared Bodiford, Wil Holmes, Ethan Lowe and Emily Santiago-Preachers. Georgie Rohr is the team's coach.

• The book fair is Monday through March 14.

Mossy Creek Elementary

• Pupils will be released at 12:30 p.m. today.

• Domino’s Pizza Night is Thursday.

• The running club will begin March 15.

• The shamrock hop is March 15 from 1 to 2 p.m. for kindergarten through second grades. The cost is $5 per pupil and includes a slice of pizza and a juice box. Tickets will be sold March 11-14. No tickets will be sold on March 15. Proceeds will help fund first grade activities and field trips. The event is for pupils only. • The daddy-daugther dance is March 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. The cost is $5 per child in advance with a maximum of $10 per family. It includes one commemorative picture. Reservations and admission payments are due by March 14.

North Augusta Elementary

• The father-daugther dance is Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is $5 for dads, free for the daugthers.

• Math and Science Day is Friday.

• ELDA testing is Monday through March 15.

• MAP testing is March 13-28.

North Augusta High

Arielle Houston and Jordan Gamble were recognized for their academic achievement by Georgia Regents University during the African-American Scholar Recognition program.

• The Fort Gordon Spouses and Civilians Club Scholarship is for students who are dependents of a active duty, retired, reserve or National Guard service member or dependent of a current member of the Fort Gordon Spouses and Civilians Club. The deadline to apply is Thursday.

North Augusta Middle

• The following pupils placed in the Aiken County Language Arts Festival on Feb. 23: Memoir category: first place-Veronica Brooks and second place-Sarina Shahidpour; Original Poetry category: first place-Danielle Altringer, second place-McKayla Jenkins, and third place-Price Parker; Oral Interpretation of Published Poetry category: second place-Ryan Gillespie and third place- Bailey Hammond; Original Flash Fiction: second place-Sydney Lykins and third place-Cara Larsen; and Writing About a Visual category: second place-Nathaniel Miller.

Our Lady of Peace

• The middle school bake sale is today. Proceeds benefit the OLP middle school student retreat at St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center on Johns Island.

• Pupils can dress out of uniform for $1 on March 7. Proceeds will benefit the middle school retreat. Guidelines in the student handbook must be followed.

• Pupils can dress out of uniform for $1 on March 14. Proceeds will benefit cystic fibrosis research. Guidelines in the student handbook must be followed.

Paul Knox Middle

• Chick-fil-A Spirit Night is Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the band.

• Spirit rings will be delivered Apr. 29.

• The eighth grade dance is May 18.

• All student special permission transfer requests must be completed by May 31. Pupils already in the school do not have to reapply for special permission to attend.

Victory Christian

Amy Barrett and Carter Hampton represented the school Friday at the SCACS Elementary Fine Arts Festival.

• Spring baseball and softball pictures will be taken today. • The SCACS Junior and Senior High Fine Arts Festival is March 14-15.

• The “I Dig Reading” contest ends due March 22.

• Mrs. McBride is tutoring Algebra I students Monday through Wednesday from 2:30 to 3 p.m.

• The yearbook need pictures. Any student or parent who have taken pictures of school events this school year can submit their photos on CDs to Mrs. Nelson or email them to library@jesus
givesmevictory.com.

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