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Midland Valley Feb 2013

Midland Valley Feb 2013

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MVHS Career Fair and Rising Ninth Grade Parent Night
Areshia Masters Career Specialist, MVHS This year’s Career Fair/ Rising 9th Grade Parent Night at Midland Valley High School will be held on February 21 from 6-8pm. The Career Fair is open to all students and parents of Midland Valley as well as the rising 9th grade students and parents from our two middle schools. In the gym, guidance counselors will have tables set up for each of the 16 Federal Career Clusters with people manning each table representing their area of expertise. They may have displays, handouts, and other information concerning various careers that are represented within that cluster. The representatives will be available to speak with students and parents as they come around the various tables of interest to them. Counselors have also invited local colleges like Aiken Tech, USC Aiken, and Augusta Tech to give out information. They also anticipate having various clubs and organizations at Midland Valley represented with displays and information. The event starts at 6:00pm. Parents and students of the middle schools will be encouraged to enter the gym and circulate around some of the tables. At 6:30 they will go into the auditorium for a brief informational meeting. After their meeting they will be encouraged to come back into the gym and gather information from the various representatives at the tables. High school students and parents will be in the gym the entire time. Midland Valley High School faculty and staff hope to welcome many parents and students to this annual career fair.

Submitted photo Dr. Lloydette Young is happy to present 2nd Quarter Honor Roll Certificates to the following students at Leavelle McCampbell Middle School during the assembly, Friday, February 1, 2013. The students, parents, and guardians were invited to a reception to honor the students following the assembly program. Back Row: Dr. Young, Rhianna Bard, Shaina Murphy, Brenda Martinez, Zury Vargas, Evan Morris, Tanner Boyle and Kiara Gamble. Front Row: Erica Miller, Eneida Rodriguez, Luke Willis, Brianna Hicks, Yansi Zuniga, Kayla McElmurray and Ann Lindell.

Family Dollar To Open In Belvedere
By Haley Hughes Work on a new shopping center is under way at the corner of Carmel Street and Edgefield Road. A sign posted at the site says the new center is coming soon, along with a new Family Dollar store. The center will have approximately four fronts, according to Aiken County Planning and Development Director Stephen Strohminger, with Family Dollar as the anchor. The Family Dollar will open in the first half of 2013, said public relations manager Bryn Winburn. It will be approximately 8,000 square feet, and hiring will begin approximately six weeks before the store opens. Those interested in applying can do so by visiting www.familydollar. com. “Our stores typically employ between eight and 10 team members, and we look to hire from the communities we serve,” Winburn wrote in an email. Family Dollar stores offer its customers “a mix of quality name brand products they use everyday; from consumable products such as household paper products and expanded food assortment, to treasures for every home and even quality apparel for men, women and children,” according to the company’s website. It also has seasonal products, like greeting cards and gift wrap. Family Dollar was founded in 1959 in Charlotte, N.C. There are 7,200 stores nationwide with 50,000 employees.


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Tom Young’s Website: My website can be reached at www. senatortomyoung.com. There are links to a variety of constituent services; the status of sponsored bills; and roll call votes. Please add my web site as a bookmark on your computer. Small Business Help – SC Dept. of Commerce: The South Carolina Department of Commerce has helpful information for small business owners and employees. To learn more, go to http:// sccommerce.com/sc-businessnetwork. State House Tours: Tours are available for the S.C. State House by calling (803) 734-2430. If you set a tour between January and June and it is on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, please let me know so I can do my best to see you. Thoroughbred Country-South Carolina Regional Tourism Organization: To learn more about tourism in the four county region of Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, and Barnwell, visit www.tbredcountry.org. Email Updates: If you know of people in or around District 24 who do not receive my updates but they would like to get them, please email their names and email addresses to me. Road Issues: If you see a road problem, call the SCDOT at 6417665 or Aiken County at 642-1532 to report the problem. If you do not get a prompt response, please let me know at TomYoung@scsenate. gov or call me. Generally, most paved roads in the County are maintained by SCDOT and are identified on the road sign poles by a small black and white sign listing the road number, such as S-2-1669. Most unpaved roads in the County are maintained by the County. Please know that I can be reached by telephone (649-0000 or 215-3631); email (TomYoung@scsenate.gov); regular mail (P.O. Box 651, Aiken, SC 29802); or just pull me aside when you see me. Thank you for the privilege and the opportunity to represent you.

Keeping You Informed
The Senate is in session for 2013. I hope that you find this update helpful and informative. If I can help you with an issue, please let me know. S.C. Senate Convenes for 2013 Session: The S.C. Senate convened on January 8. This is the first half of a two year session. The Senate is expected to meet for 3 days each week between now and early June except for the week before and after Easter. If an issue is important to you, please let me know. Thank you again to the people of District 24 for the honor to serve our District. Taxpayer Hero Award: Last month, the S.C. Club for Growth listed me as one of only 5 out of 124 House members to receive the Club’s Taxpayer Hero Award based on my two year voting record during the 2011-2012 legislative session. Elections – Ballot Upheaval Fix: In late January, the full Senate gave final approval to legislation (S.2) to correct the election issues which we saw across the state last year. The fix includes changes so that incumbents and non-incumbents have the same filing requirements. The bill now goes to the House. Video Gambling Prohibitions: Last month, the full Senate by a vote of 40-2 passed legislation (S.3) closing a loophole that allows a new form of video poker to operate in South Carolina. The “sweepstakes” video games will be illegal under the proposal. I voted in favor. The bill now goes to the House.

by SC Rep. Tom Young, R-District 81
New SCDOT Commissioner: Local Aiken County resident Chad Ingram was elected in midJanuary to serve as the SCDOT Commissioner for the Second Congressional District. Judicial Elections and New Workers Compensation Commissioner: Last year, the General Assembly provided funding for six new family court judges and three new circuit court judges. Judicial elections were held to fill those positions on January 30. Also, on January 31, the Senate confirmed Governor Haley’s new appointee Aisha Taylor to the Workers’ Compensation Commission. Ethics Reform Recommendations Released: On January 28, the South Carolina Commission on Ethics Reform recommended strengthening state ethics, election, campaign finance and public records laws in its final report. Governor’s State of the State Address: On January 16, Governor Haley delivered her State of the State address. She emphasized improving cyber security; reducing regulations; restructuring including the elimination of the Budget and Control Board; and reforming the state’s funding formula for K-12 public schools. Cyber Attack – Deadline Extended: South Carolina taxpayers affected by the information security data breach at the South Carolina Department of Revenue now have until March 31, 2013, to sign up for a year of free

credit monitoring and unlimited fraud resolution provided by Experian. Anyone who filed a South Carolina tax return since 1998 should take the following steps: • Call 1-866-578-5422 to enroll in a consumer protection service. (The call center is open 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM EST on Monday through Friday and 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM EST on Saturday and Sunday.) • For any South Carolina taxpayer who wishes to bypass the telephone option, there currently is an online service available at http://www.protectmyid.com/ scdor. Enter the code SCDOR123 when prompted. Experian’s ProtectMyID™ Alert is designed to detect, protect and resolve potential identity theft, and includes daily monitoring of all three credit bureaus. The alerts and daily monitoring services are provided for one year, and consumers will continue to have access to fraud resolution agents and services beyond the first year. Complimentary 12-month ProtectMyID memberships available to South Carolina taxpayers affected by the DOR information security breach. GED Classes at Christ Central: If you know of someone who needs to earn their GED, Christ Central in Aiken offers both pre-GED classes and an intensive GED course. For more information, call (803) 564-5902, ext. 0. Speaking with Groups Around the District: Several local groups have invited me to attend one of their meetings to provide a legislative update. If you have a group that would like for me to come to a meeting, please let me know. Report Waste, Fraud and Abuse in State Government: To report waste, fraud and abuse in state government, you can call: 1-855-SC-FRAUD. Facebook: I have a Facebook page for Senator Tom Young. Please “like” the page to receive updates during the week from me on Facebook.

The Midland Valley Monthly is a free publication provided by the Aiken Standard newspaper. DISTRIBUTION: Around 3800 copies of this section will be distributed each month on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. The section will publish inside the Aiken Standard to subscribers in Midland Valley zip codes of 29816 Bath, 29822 Clearwater, 29828 Gloverville, 29829 Graniteville, 29834 Langley, and 29851 Warrenville. Plus copies will also be distributed at strategic rack locations in these areas as well. MAILING ADDRESS: Midland Valley Monthly, c/o Julie Lott, P.O. Box 456, Aiken, SC 29802. SUBMISSION OF ARTICLES OR PICTURES: jlott@aikenstandard.com or the above mailing address. UPCOMING DEADLINE: March 1, 2013. NEXT PUBLICATION: March 13, 2013.


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Midland Valley Area Chamber of Commerce will meet on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at Bobby’s Bar-B-Q. The meeting starts at Noon. March’s meeting will be March 13, 2013. The Langley-Bath-Clearwater Historical Society meets on the first Thursday each month at the Midland Valley Lions Club (No. 1 Lions Trail, Bath). The meeting starts at 7:00pm. Leavelle McCampbell School Alumni Association is sponsoring a Graniteville High School Reunion Cruise on April 22 - 27, 2013. For more information contact Wanda McGee at 803-646-1385 or wamjdm@gmail.com OR Joe Taylor at gamecockjoe@bellsouth.net Facebook them at GHS CENTRAL/ LMSAA PalmettoPride presentation of “Litter Trashes Everyone” puppet show, performed by the Columbia Marionette Theatre, will be in Clearwater on Friday, Feb. 15 at 9 a.m. and in Gloverville at 1 p.m. This show is one of the many educational programs offered by PalmettoPride to engage students in helping keep our state clean and how they can be part of the solution. This show is about twenty minutes featuring marionettes and hand puppets. The 44th Annual Heart Show Benefit: ‘Remember Then’ will be held Wednesday, Feb. 20 through Sunday, Feb. 24 at the USCA Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway. Tickets are $25 for evening performances and $20 for matinee performances. Features the “Heart Throbs”, a local group who sing to benefit the American Heart Association. All proceeds benefit the American Heart Association for heart research, community awareness and training. All proceeds support the South Carolina Chapter of the American Heart Association. For reservations: Wednesday Evening (Feb. 20, 2013, 7:30 pm): Karen Wyont 803-649-7650 Thursday Evening (Feb. 21, 2013, 7:30 pm): Ginger Talbert 803-648-7037 Friday Evening (Feb. 22, 2013, 7:30 pm): Frankie Lambright 803-648-8720 Saturday Matinee (Feb. 23, 2013, 2:00 pm): Norma Campbell 803-648-2042 Saturday Evening (Feb. 23, 2013, 7:30 pm): Christy Kisner 803-648-6197 Sunday Matinee (Feb. 24, 2013, 3:00 pm): Shirley Shaw 803-648-0033 Aiken’s annual Premiere Wedding Submitted photo Celebration will be held at the Graniteville High School Football Team of 1943. Front row (L to R): Bill Snellings, USC Aiken Convocation Center Donald Glover, Ray “Fuzzy” Taylor, J.W. Daniels, and Johnny Hodges. Saturday, March 9 from 10 a.m. Middle row (L to R): Jim “Flat” Timmerman, Marion “Zoot” Mitchell, Perry to 4 p.m. For the fifth consecutive “Blink” Green, Bill Satcher, Lester Walker, and Sam “Grits” Rice. Back year, the CSRA’s finest wedding row (L to R): Gene Brown, Alfred New, J.B. Wingard, Albert Johnson, and George Eubanks. Clyde Walton was the coach and Lewis Napier was manager. retailers, event planners, caterers, photographers and more will be together under one roof, showcasing their wares and helping couples BIRTHS take the stress out of planning Sabrina M. Laird and Christopher N. Downs of Graniteville, SC their special day. Attendees can announce the birth of their son, Tristen Nathaniel Downs, born on gain inspiration from the displays December 1, 2012, at University Hospital in Augusta. Grandparents are of wedding professionals, attend Mr. and Mrs. Don and Gloria Laird of Warrenville and Mr. and Mrs. the fashion show with something Bobby and Laura Downs of Augusta. Great-grandparents are Sam and for everyone from bride to groom Elsie Downs of Harlem, Ga., and Ron Morgan and Bernice Manuel of to flower girl. Vendors also will North Augusta, SC. feature surprise giveaways. The event is presented by Global Spectrum/USCA Convocation MILITARY Center, the Aiken Standard and AllAir National Guard Airman 1st Star Tents & Events. Tickets are on Class Steven T. Curry graduated sale now for $10 and are available from basic military training at at the USC Aiken Convocation Lackland Air Force Base in San Center Box Office, online at www. georgialinatix.com or call 1-866-722- Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an 8877. intensive, eight-week program that included training in military The NED Show is an elementary discipline and studies, Air Force school assembly program, which core values, physical fitness and will be hosted Thursday, March basic warfare principles and skills. 21 in Clearwater at 8:30 a.m. and Airmen who complete basic in Gloverville at 1 p.m., promoting training earn four credits toward positive attitudes, better behavior an associate in applied science & academic achievement in degree through the Community school. The character education College of the Air Force. assembly is based on the acronym Curry is the son of Shelly Curry NED - Never give up, Encourage of Ridge Road, North Augusta. others, Do your best. They will also He is a 2008 graduate of Midland incorporate bullying. Valley High School, Graniteville.


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119 Trolley Line Road, Graniteville • 663-7552
FeBRuARy SPeCiALS *Pay for 3 months in advanced & 4th month is “free”
(Applies Only to exercise Classes)
“UNLIMITED” Exercise Classes per mo. $10/Month for Passholders $15/Month for Non-Passholders

session will begin Monday, April 14th and will continue through April 4th, 2013. *This is an ongoing program – begin walking with us anytime. Lite-side A senior’s class for those who desire a vigorous and fun filled workout. Certified instructor Emily Johnson will demonstrate the latest techniques for health conscious adults. Classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00-10:00 a.m. **free of charge. Karate Karate classes are taught by Brian Randall and are held on Tuesday nights from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Classes are for ages 5 and older with instruction in tae kwon do and kenpo. Cost is $15.00 per month. Gymnastics Registration fee is $10.00 and cost of instruction is $30.00 per month. Instructor Rhonda Whitley will teach gymnastics for children ages 4 & up on Mondays from 6:00-7:00 p.m “FREE” blood pressure testing This service is “free of charge” and is performed by certified nurse, Jeanne Townes. This service is provided the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Line dance Line dancing classes with instructor Cassie Barnhill are taught on Mondays from 7:30 – 8:45 p.m. Cost is $5.00 per class.

Monday and Wednesday • Lite-Side Exercise (Seniors) • 9:00-10:00 a.m. Instructor Emily Johnson teaches the latest steps and techniques that are fun and healthy. Monday and Wednesday • Cardio/ Weight Class • 4:30-5:30 p.m. A 30/30 Cardio and Weight Class consisting of a cardio workout and followed by light weights for toning and abdominal work. Instructor: Becky Geeting Wednesday • ZUMBA • 5:45-6:30 p.m. Come check out the “Zumba Party” on Wednesday afternoons with Instructor Becky Geeting. This class is for any level of participation and provides a non-intimidating opportunity for new exercisers. Tuesday and Thursday • ZUMBA CLASSES • 5:45-6:45 p.m. Party yourself into shape! Join the ZUMBA PARTY with Certified Instructor Tasha Hammell . WALKING IS E-A-S-Y!! Earn a “free” t-shirt after just completing (16) walk times/20 minutes or more and begin seeing results for a healthier you! Sign in at the front desk and start the new year off with a bang!! Our “new”

CSRA Defensive Arts Takes 1st Place
Liz Mikell and DJ Britton traveled to the yearly Orangeburg open martial arts tournament and competed in fighting, weapon, and self-defense divisions. The siblings represented the CSRA Defensive Arts class in Clearwater, SC and placed top level in all divisions. Liz received 1st place in selfdefense, 1st place in kata, and 2nd place in sparring. DJ received 1st place in kata, 2nd place in weapons, and 2nd place in sparring. Both came home exhausted with several bumps and bruises, but both gave an amazing showing in a tournament against competitors from other martial arts styles. CSRA Defensive Arts black belt and instructor Ruby Cochran acted as a coach for the two students and also helped run rings at the tournament. Once again, students from the martial arts class held at Heights Church came in tops and brought home all first and second place prizes. More photos of the competitors can be seen at www. csraDefensiveArts.com . The school’s phone number is 803.221.0330

Belvedere elementary’s Book Club and Writing Board Winners
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. December winners of the principal’s writing board are: Jack Williamson, Avery Quiller, Saniya Foreman, Lexus Smith, Lane Hall and Jenna Brown.


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life; no one goes to the Father except by me. Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. In John 14 we see that even though Thomas had spent three years with our Lord he was still doubtful but full of questions. Thomas was asking what most of the other disciples were thinking. You see, they believed all the time that Jesus would set up an earthly Kingdom and free them from Roman oppression. And then we call Thomas the Doubter and condemn him when the other disciples were no different in their beliefs than he was. Thomas just asked the questions. We need to learn to recognize seekers in this day and age. They are still asking questions. Many are argumentative – trying to stir up controversy so as to keep their true feelings hidden. Some are immature believers, still sucking on the milk of the Word and never attaining the teeth for the meat. They are “Closet Christians”. The ones that let someone else make the first move. The ones that are slightly ashamed of the Gospel. The Apostle Paul covered that in Romans 1. He recognized the Good News of Jesus Christ for what it really is: The power of God unto salvation to every one


Closet Christians
By Pastor Lynn Kirkland Recently, after spending several days at the Hippodrome during the Augusta Futurity, a couple of the guys that attend COWBOY CHURCH regularly were discussing the number of people that either came to our services or stopped by to talk to us to encourage us in the work we were doing. Their final assessment was that there is a large number of “Closet Christians” that need to “come out of the closet” and take a stand for Jesus Christ. I believe that we have a great number of people that, for whatever reason, have not made a commitment to Jesus Christ. Even though they occasionally attend church and know all the “Christian lingo” they are actually seekers. They have something missing and are still seeking it. Let’s take a look at John 14: 5 & 6 and Romans 1:16 to see what I am talking about. John 14:5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going; so how can we know the way to get there?” John 14:6 Jesus answered him, “I am the way, the truth, and the

that believes. Today many educated people reject and condemn the Gospel. Political Correctness demands a strange sort of tolerance these days. You can pray to a universal god, but not Jesus. (Listen up School Board). We must be tolerant of Allah and universal god but no one must be tolerant of believers in the Good News of Jesus Christ. In Romans 1:16 Paul says that The Good News is the power to save us from our lostness. He says that it is just-as-if we never sinned. This is Good News! This is the power of God! I hope somebody is shouting and saying Amen right now! Acts 1:8 declares that we will be witnesses when the power of the Holy Spirit comes on us! We will not be ashamed of the Gospel. Where do you stand today? Are you a seeker that thinks church membership is going to take you to Heaven? Or, are you a closet Christian that needs to grow up in Christ? Or, do you realize that you are lost, dying,

and going to Hell? In either case call me: Dr. Lynn Kirkland EVANGELIST / REVIVALIST Impact Ministries International, Inc. COWBOY CHURCH P O Box 5431, Aiken, SC 29804 OFFICE PHONE: 803-400-3609 http://www.ImpactMinistriesInt.org Sign up to receive our monthly “E~NEWS”: www.tinyurl.com/4enews Cowboy up for Jesus!

Can You Spot The Differences?

There are NINE things different in the picture. Can you locate the differences?







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Submitted photo While studying functions (domain, range, input, output, etc) in Ms. Harley’s Algebra I class, the students at LBC Middle School were instructed to create 3D function machines. Each machine was required to have function statements that entered and exited the machine. The students really enjoyed this project!

Answers to Kids PAge

1. Red flag changed to blue 2. Girl is missing earring 3. Star missing from rocket 4. Green block is missing 5. Handle missing from bucket

6. Dirt missing from shovel 7. Wheel missing from truck 8. Flower in girl’s hair changed to orange 9. Sand castle is missing

Across 1. Health 5. Anew 6. Era 7. Tear 8. Flowing

Down 1. Heart 2. Lower 3. Hexagon 4. Attack

Guess Who Drew Barrymore Body Fact The Heart


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Cappuccino Fridays At MVHS
Marcia S. Kalayjian Media Specialist The Midland Valley High School Media Center is sponsoring Cappuccino Fridays during the month of February 2013, and parents are welcome to attend. Cappuccino Fridays is a literacy promotion to reward students and allow them an opportunity to have a cappuccino in the library while they browse books and magazines. The aim is to make the Media Center welcoming and comfortable for students, especially those students who may not use the Media Center regularly, and to encourage literacy and reading in a pleasant atmosphere. This year parents of MVHS students are invited to Cappuccino Fridays between 10:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Parents will sign in at the office and be escorted to the media center for a free mocha cappuccino. Cappuccino Fridays were held January 11, 17, 25; and are scheduled for February 1, 8 and 15. The January dates featured incentive tickets: free tickets were given out for teachers to distribute, to reward, and to inspire students. The February dates will feature sold tickets: tickets will be available for $1 in the commons on the Wednesdays and Thursdays before Cappuccino Fridays. Parents are welcome to attend any date of Cappuccino Fridays between the hours of 10:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Leavelle McCampbell Middle School’s Spelling Bees were held January 8 and 9. The winners of the grade level Spelling Bees were: 6th grade: Sylker Kernagan 1st place, Zachary Widener 4th place, Devon DiCarlo 3rd place. 7th grade: Jos’i Ready 1st place, Kiana Hood 2nd place, Jayshon Johnson 3rd place. 8th grade: Shaina Murphy 1st place, Grant Wilson 2nd place, Lauren Brown 3rd place. The school-wide winners were Josi Ready 1st place, Omar McKie 2nd place and Kiana Hood 3rd place. They will represent Leavelle McCampbell Middle School at the Group I Spelling Bee Monday, January 14, at South Aiken Elementary School.

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2013 College Goal at Aiken Technical College Saturday, February 23, 2013
Financial aid information and FAFSA assistance for students and parents. See http://www.collegegoalsundayusa.org for more details.
All students and parents are encouraged to attend. Financial aid sessions are open to the public, regardless of choice of college, even if out of state.


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Midland Valley’s NJROTC Rifle Team Qualifies For National Championship
By: MVHS Junior Anna Norris and Senior Katie Frazier Midland Valley’s NJROTC Rifle Team has had an extremely successful season. On Saturday, January 12, the rifle team took first place in the NJROTC Area 6 Championship. The Cadets competed against the 62 schools that have NJROTC units in both North and South Carolina. Participating in the “Sporter” category, Cadets Patrick Meyer, Anna Norris, Krista Smart, and Jacob Gue all pulled together to post the high team score in the championship match. NJROTC Rifle competitions are conducted in an Olympicstyle, three position format. The cadets use precision pellet rifles to score on targets at a distance of 10 meters from the prone, standing, and kneeling positions. Scores are tabulated for each participant individually and collectively as a four person team. The top shooters for the Mustangs, juniors Anna Norris and Krista Smart, both earned individual honors in addition to the team championship. Cadet Norris posted the second highest individual score of the tournament. Cadet Smart was the third highest individual and posted the highest score in the prone position. The team will now be going to the National Competition during February. This is the first year the team has advanced this far in competition. They will compete against the other top 20 teams who advanced to the championship match from the 600 NJROTC schools eligible nation-wide. Davis, Austin Joseph DeRemigio, Marcus Corley Green, Keeley Lane Hodge, Mallory Breann Hodges, Tanasia Tranise Holley, William James Howard, Olivia Kathryn Howell, Morgan Ansley Hunter, Madisyn Alauna Hurt, Payton Alaine Johnson, Joshua Glenn Jordan, Rhett Halen Jordan, Austin Keith Langley, Logan Rae Mabrey, Samantha Avery Mayer, Alexander Reagan McCord, Annalee Rose McDaniel, Ansleigh Shea McIntosh, Rhonda Katelyn Moxley, Aquavias Kolinski Nathaniel, Lesly Nirel Reyes, Christine Lorraine Ann Sanderson, Jacobi Bernard Sapp, Braden Michael Schar, William Felicitas Sheehan, Karen Itzel Mejia Valladares, Darius Bernard Wade, Kaitlyn Shelby Wall, Johnny William Walters, and Kayla Brooke Waters. 6th Grade: Daniel Roland Abney, Heather Renee Allen, Alyssa Courtney Anderson, Haley Marie Anderson, Brandon Woodrow Barton, Cade Aaron Bishop, Tessa Lynn Boone, Hannah Lynn Burckhalter, Orren Chandler Burke, Thomas Brian Burke, Erick Giovani Cabrera Torres, Carson McKenzie Curry, Nicholas Christopher Dennison, Deon Myson Dobbs, Eric Bryan Dyar, Madison Renee Evans, Ashlyn Taylor Ford, Tierra Rakeal French, Karen Goze Frison, Tucker Montgomery Fulmer, Shaylenn Felicia Grey, Dalyn Javon Harris, Karson Logan Harsey, Zackery Christopher Hawkins, Brock Harrison Heise, Savannah Grace Holland, Clint Brandon Humphreys, Katelyn Cassidy Hutto, Joseph Alexander Johnson, Mia Louise Johnson, Barry Wayne Kieltsch, Trinity Michelle Kirby, Irvon Terryan Malcolm, Jennifer Saray Maldonado, Hannah Elizabeth Marshall, Catherine Nicole McCuen, Kirstie Joyce McElmurray, Alyssa Renee McGinty, Jared Austin Montgomery, Tabitha Marie Moore, Alana Marie Morris, Mallory Ashton Morris, Noah Kai Nakagawa, Chloe Lauren Neeley, Caitlyn Dianne Oliver, Wade Henry Partridge, Luis David Patino, Nakia La’Taylor Price, Maya Kinlye Rodriquez, Iliana Sanchez-Cruz, Savannah Nicole Shuford, Sonjai McKeya Simpkins, Kiera Kimberly Nicole Smith, Phillippa Francine Truesdell, Chase Wylie Waller, Kayla Marie Whitaker, Kara Danielle Wright and Brandon Nicholas Young.

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All A Honor Roll 8th Grade: Allie Camryn Beard, Alivia John Brewe, Grant Colin Harris, Madison Brooke Martin, Makenzie Lynn Martin, Kristina Dawn Rhoden, and Caleb Joshua Smith. 7th Grade: Hailee McKenna Baughman, Connor Patrick Boyd, Antonio Patrick Castillo, Bryson Lee Chapman, Jada Mayani Diggs, Miranda Lee Durden, Jacob David Fields, Payton Larry Fields, Sydney Anne Fikes, Wes Un’Sel Guyton, Kevin Wayne Holley, Mark Cameron Jones, Alexis Ali Molina, Cameron Michael Nunnery, Steven Cole Petersen, Maritza Cruz Sanchez, and Diego Armando Sojo. 6th Grade: David Wade Abney, Anissa Baksh, Mallory Grace Beard, Christina Ann Carlin, Totyanna Samya Freeman, William Tyler Hair, Connie Reign Jennings, Branson Conner Jones, Logan Harrison Lewis, Deanna Aubrey McCord, Meagan Renee O’Banion, Laci Morgan Prince, Jonathan De’Mond

Robinson, Talynn Corinna Saxer, Lauren Taylor Shoup, Destiny Ki’Arre Williams and Andrew Seth Wright. A/B Honor Roll 8th Grade: Justin Bailey Adams, Mallory Claire Alverson, Tannar Dylan Batchelor, Jace Kaylee Bennefield, Bethany Noelle Boatwright, Brooke Alexis Byrd, Brandon DeAndrZ Colden, Jaxen Thomas Coleman, Kaley Jane Deese, Ethan Robert Ennis, Erica Renae Faircloth, Haylie McKenzie Fittery, Gunner Avery Harris, Justin Todd Harsey, Haven Mackenzie Huckabee, Dianna Hart Mathis, Hunter Tracy Morris, Christopher Charles Moyer, Savanna Alexis Moyer, John Vincent Niechniedowicz, Mallary Nichole Owensby, Makayla Marie Pardue, Karlee Anna Robinson, Paige Deann Roof, Ella Elizabeth Ryder, Preslee Elizabeth Sikes, Jada Marie Simpson, Emily Elizabeth Sloan, Timothy Garan Toole, Sarah Soonok Turner, Diego Alexander Villalobos, and Matthew Christopher Wright. 7th Grade: Jeffrey Maze Adams, Austin Dakota Banks, Macey Leanne Barton, Cierra Danielle Alexus Darville, Kenneth Reed


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Grade: Autumn Allen, Trinity Leverette, Kimberly Mendez, Kayla Mosley, Calvary Romleski, Esther Sherrard, Bryson Slaven, Alejandro Trujillo, Tessa Barwick, Chris Cisneros, A.J. Durst, Briana Hiers, Marisa Maxam, Kyleigh Widener, Courtney Youngblood, Summer Garrett, Trey Loveday, Kaitlyn Mosley, Taylor Compton, Teryn Harris, Shawn Robertson, Juan Carlos Romero, Andrew Urizar, Marissa Brewer, Ethan Cox, Linsey Dominick, Landon Johnson, Courtney Lewis, D.J. Newsome, Devin Randall, Craig Speh, Layla Walker, Christopher Williams, and Laurel Williams. 5th Grade: Jeslyn Key, Alejandro Rico, Kelly Rios-Perez, Martrell Ross, Shelby Salter, Jessica Bendickson, Laniya Carmichael, Macee Johnson, Sarah Lunsford, Austin Paradise, Zac Silas, Parker Welsh, Shakira Gathers, Adin Hillman, Zakiyah Jackson, Alyssia Long, Kade Terrebonne, Holly Epperson, Madison Eubanks, Madison Mercer, Evan Johnson, Duffy Willing, Maddie Bryant, Te’Andria Campbell, DJ Granade, Courtney Holmes, Dalton Langley, AJ Leach, Lane Owenby and Ali Speh.
Excellent Eagles Academic Honor Roll


Byrd Elementary School
Principal’s Academic Honor Roll Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade Students who have A’s in all subjects 3rd Grade: Cole Morris, Madison Dodd, Carlee Downs, Lauren Friday, Katie Pifer, Makayla Smith, Levi Taylor, Emma Troup, Ian Garland, Joshua Matlock, Ella Westberry and Mallory Zinger. 4th Grade: Gabbee Fee, Kendall Newsome, Jake Pifer, Blake Price, Trace Seigler, Rebecca Blackwell, Ryan Boswell, Myra Fernandez, Jordan Godwin, Carolyn Yonn, Rose Derrick, Brayden Hawkins, Angelina Spencer, Dakota Jones, Maurice Priester, Gabriel Barrs, Jayla Council, Grayson Creech, Jalen Garrett, Maggie Griffis, Jay Hays, Rita Hucksam, Hannah Oestrick, Gavin Lillard, and Nick Lintner. 5th Grade: Matthew Cowart, Devron Curry, Venice Douglas, Shelby Dyer, Sawyer Gordon, Savannah Pinchot, Sarah Powell, Kari Flannings, AJ Deibel and Miles Roane. Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade Students who have A’s and B’s in all subjects 3rd Grade: Landon Carter, Jordan Craig, Kayla Leimenstoll, Ana Lewis, Adrian Miller, Charles Mims, Gerardo Olayo-Garcia, Slater Simpson, Quincy Wells, Michael Williams, Marisela Arias, Hayden Blackmon, Wyatt Razey, Jasmine Trujillo, Gibson Willing, Kaiya Wright, Mary Grace Ginn, Brenda Guzman, Amelia Miller, Jayden Parrish, Olivia Speh, Maddex Covarrubias, Jacob Kovacs, Dylan Willard, Ethan Crosby, Rebecka Maul, Cooper Redd, Joseph Schaffhouser, Ivanna Vasquez, Trinity Wilder, Blakelyn Crytzer, Breana Ginn, Raevin McKinney, Ann Messick and Macarro Newsome. 4th

1st Grade: Shantel Butler, Emalee Densmore, Kyler Drabb, Destiny Duffie, Daniel LaFavor, Sara Montgomery, Aydan Nichols, Evan Smith, Morgen Tanner, Taylor Tolen, Symia Wheeler, Haley Young, Matthew Campbell, Kyera Corley, Arieonna Jones, Justiana Melo, McKinley Morton, Gracie Prine, Kaylyn Baskett, Eric Boivin, Kaleb Burton, Billy Fonseca, Ally Gordon, Sandra Lawton, Peyton Owenby, Keiry Rios Perez, Destiney Perkins, Kaylee Sharp, Christopher Stephenson, Victor Westbrook, Avery Widner, Gracie Barton, Hunter Bell, Gracey Chafin, Ellie Chambers, Rashad Daniel, Katie Downs, Aaron Garland, Dilan Interiano, Cayla Jacobs, Chloe Mays, Judy Osorio, Kendale Pearson, Joey Phegley, Gabriel West, Luke Sansom, Kaylan Crawford, Kaleb Herring, Janae Holt, Kyra Johnson,

Florane Lachance, Bryan Lopez, Addisyn Lowe, Ramsess Moreno, Evan Phillips, James Rushton, Christopher Snellings, Kelsey Trull, Ja’Niya Woods-Smith, Antrone Butler, Geraldine Falcon, Isaiah Freeman, Jordyn Haaf, Marcellius Hall, Gavin Ivey, Madison Krueger, Holly Miles, Daniel Sanchez, Alexandria Williams and Miles Willing. 2nd Grade: Cytlalic Alarcon, Katie Bales, Lindsay Bowie, Da’shaun Brown, Jayda Curry, Dylan Flynn, Heather Fore, Brizeida Jacobo, Morgan Jeffcoat, Marino Johnson, Tyler Johnson, Michael Lopez, Deana Martin, Tremain McElmurray, Haylee Perry, Marianna Rodriguez, Grayson Weathers, Anna Bowers, Amber Busbee, Rachel Cisneros, Haley Ergle, Joshua Espinosa, Axcell Espinoza, Claira Gay, Madison Lilly, Sierra Mabry, Brandy Santos, Mallory Taylor, Jeremiah Trull, Jennifer Vazquez, Reese Wilson, Lily Boswell, Paige Davis, Aiesha Francis, Madison Green, Kadience McLester, Kaley Randall, Yair Cano-Cortez, Desmond Evans, Nicarie Freeman, Kayla Gomillion, Kenniante Jackson, Kyle Mosley, Benjamin Olivera-Silva, Ella Page, Calvin Stokes, Isaiah Trull, Audrey Bennett, Katie Combs, Austin Davis, Bruce Diaz-Leon, Lily Gainey, Caleb Gomillion, Zachery Good, Maria Gutierrez, Isaiah Hutton, I’zhariyah Jenkins, Brandon Johnson, Kareem Nelson, Cheyene Speh, Eddie Wilson, Gaige Yaun, Karen Askren, Clare Balsam, Braylon Barton, Raekwon Brightharp, Kylee Fonseca, Savanna Kaney, Mariah Ligon, Kaia McMullen, Terrell Nelson, Luke Preissler, Carmen Reyes, Tristin Stokes, Maritza Truijillo, Nathan Vandegrift, Joshua VeraDuran, Shayna Autwell, Aa’Shira Bostick, Amanda Busbee, Ayonna Butler, Ender Cano-Cortez, Lane Dunagan, Julia Edmondson, Fawn Hasley, Justin Joiner, Arowyn Jones, Gavin Presley, Seth Randall and Mercedes Sullivan.

Jefferson Names Bucket Fillers
The following students at Jefferson Elementary School were the Bucket Fillers of the Month for December 2012: Grayson Clements, Jack Chavous, Breanna Eubanks, Christopher Proctor, Haydon Ryals, Lexi Kub, Caleb Wheeler, Vicky Zaragoza, Kyndal Chipley, Christopher Rodgers, Jakiyah Smoot, Rylee Hendrix, Karter Wheat, Paige Jones, Grace Atkinson, Alex Workman, Cody Hutto, Shanti Rabadan, Maria Valerio Parra, Skylar Barton, Dakota Scarboro, Rebeckah Wilson, Skylar Jones, Justen Judge, R.J. Brockington and Orion Wisham.

Midland Valley Prep Names A/B Honor Roll
The following students were named to the A/B Honor Roll at Midland Valley Preparatory School: Ava Chavous, Roc Richardson, Ja’Barie Walker, Kaydence Whited, Fitzwilliam Ahlers, Haylie Carter, Kenneth Greene, Jaxon Jean, Vinaya Jones, Caitlyn Langley, Kiley Mixon, Kaylyn Jean, Avah Martinez, Christopher Mooney, Camden Taylor, Makayla Tucker, Asya Adams, Malleana Boyd, Tessa Caffrey, Kylie Cushman, Josiah Fortenberry, Ansley Green, Reese Long, Evan Marteney, Kyla Pierce, Paige Scarlett, Taylon Washington, Abigayle Coody, Jakob Lyle, Allan McGinty, Evan Price, Dylan Reeves, Brooklyn Turner, Darien Ingram, Riley Owens, Thomas Monahon, Caroline Wright, Colton Shealy, Colby Anderson, Delia Beyer, Haley Brown, Allie Bryant, Makell King, Sara Tisdale, Trenton Taylor, Destiny Ingram, Raekjell Langley, Lillian Fortenberry, Alec Beyer, Cody Dossett, Taylor Carpenter, Moses Talbert and Abi Patterson.

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