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“Real Men Read” Program

April 14-20 was National Library Week. In celebration of this week, Gloverville Elementary School held its first annual “Real Men Read” school-wide reading program. This event was created by the school’s media specialist, Mrs. Jennifer Pinckney, and school’s guidance counselor, Ms. Katrina Brooks, to show the students that “real men” read too. This two-day event was held on April 17th for community readers and April 19th for fathers, grandfathers, and uncles. The turnout for each day was remarkable. Guest readers were assigned a Reading Ambassador, 4th and 5th grade students, to escort them to their assigned class and introduce them to the students. Guest readers came armed with their favorite childhood book or were given a book to read.

Gloverville Elementary School “Real Men Read” Program Participants April 17, 2013

Chief Charles Barranco

City of Aiken Public Safety Director

Stuart Bedenbaugh

City of Aiken Assistant Manager

Mike Brandt

USC-Aiken Head Women’s Basketball Coach

Garen Cofer

Principal, Aiken High School

Sgt. Selwyn DeLoach

Aiken County Public Safety

Sgt. Jason Feemster

Aiken County Public Safety

Ray Fleming

ACPS Board Member

Justin Harrelson

McDonald’s

Willar Hightower

Aiken County Council

Bill Inman

Aiken Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Earl Ishmal

Principal, Jackson Middle School

Tom Johnson

Chick-Fil-A

King Laurence

ACPS Associate Superintendent for Instruction

Senator A. Shane Massey

SC State Senator District 25

Deputy John McCord

Aiken County Public Safety

Andrew Merriman

Aiken Assistant County Administrator

Dr. Sal Minolfo

ACPS Director of Special Programs

Rev. Jimmy Napier

Gloverville First Baptist Church

Bryan Skipper

Principal, South Aiken High School

Dr. John Tiffany

Southside Pediatrics

Tray Traxler

ACPS Comptroller

Israel Butler

Warren Wintrode

WRDW-TV

Principal, Ridge Spring-Monetta High

David Caver

School

ACPS Deputy Superintendent

Everett Chandler

Chandler Law Firm

Dr. Tim Yarborough

ACPS High School Academic Officer

Kyle Hall (Reading Ambassador), David Caver (ACPS Deputy Superintendent), Bryan Skipper (Principal at SAHS), Emily Boatwright (Reading Ambassador)

Senator Shane Massey and Attorney Everett K. Chandler

Reading Ambassadors

Landen Adams, Emily Boatwright Mallory Brown, Annabel Cano Emily Gresham, Jacquelynn Gresham Kyle Hall, Ansleigh Hash

Jasmine Landaverde, Matthew Lankford Carla Moreira-Torres, Liya Patel Manshi Patel, Trent Petersen Eliana Pinckney, Madilyn Ward Zaire Williams, Megan Willing

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M idland V alley M onthly Keeping You Informed by SC Rep. Tom Young, R-District

Keeping

You

Informed

by SC Rep. Tom Young, R-District 81

The Senate is in session for 2013 with June 6 as the last day of regular session. I hope that you find this update helpful and informative. If I can help you with an issue, please let me know.

SRS - Workforce Impact Update

Latest News: As you know, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) has furloughed 2500 employees to 32 hour weeks with a 20% reduction in pay. Last week, the impact of that pay cut was felt by affected SRNS workers in their paychecks. The short term fix to the problem is for there to be reprogramming of funds at the federal level. This has to start with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). If reprogramming of some money is done, those 2500 employees get to return to full time work. After OMB allows the reprogramming, the request has to go before Congress for approval for which the Congressional delegation is waiting. My understanding is that the process is currently stonewalled in OMB for some reason (see below for what you can do). If the reprogramming does not occur before May 22, then 700-900 people will be laid off until the beginning of the next Federal Fiscal year. This would be very harmful to the economic vitality of Aiken County, the CSRA, and the state of South Carolina. Community Impact: Most families cannot sustain a twenty percent reduction in pay for an extended period of time especially with little advance notice. As it stands right now with the furloughs, the affected workforce is losing collectively about $3 million per week. That loss of income ripples into the community at about 2.3 times. Eventually, if 700-900 are laid off and 1600-1800 remain in 32 hour week, this will be an even greater financial loss. Statewide Problem: The situation at SRS is a statewide problem. Many of the sub-contractors serving the site in some form are from other parts of the state. The loss of personal income in the workforce will cause state sales tax dollars to go

down. Further, the recently downsized Department of Employment and Workforce will have to set up in Aiken County to handle all the unemployment claims although they are now done electronically. What Can You Do?: Our local legislative delegation continues to work on this issue. However, you can help by doing the following:

Telephone Sally Ericsson at OMB at (202) 395-3120 and Sherron White at (202) 395-9145 to request that they authorize reprogramming of funds at Savannah River Site. Telephone the following members of our Congressional delegation:

Senator Lindsey Graham – (202) 224-5972 Senator Tim Scott – (202) 224-6121 Congressman Jim Clyburn – (202) 225-3315 Congressman Joe Wilson – (202) 225-2452 Congressman Jeff Duncan -- (202) 225-5301 Together, we must be vigilant in our efforts to encourage federal policy makers to allow the transfer of funds at SRS to alleviate the impact of the furloughs on our state and our community.

Other News

Bridgestone – Opening of Expansion:

Early last month, Bridgestone produced the first tire in its new 740,000 square foot expansion of its passenger tire plant near Graniteville. The expansion will increase production capacity at the plant by 12,750 tires to a total of 37,750 tires per day and 13.4 million tires annually. We are fortunate to have Bridgestone located in Aiken County. Boeing Expansion: Boeing announced on April 9 that it will create an additional 2,000 jobs and invest another $1 Billion in South Carolina between now and 2020.

The company plans to move more of its production operations and part of its IT

workforce to our state. Many of the jobs will be in engineering and the creation of an information technology center of

excellence.

The state’s incentives package

includes $120 Million in infrastructure improvements for the land where Boeing’s expansion will be located. The state will own the land where the infrastructure improvements will be made and Boeing will enter a long term lease on the property. With the expansion, Boeing will have 8,000 employees and will have invested $2 Billion in our state since announcing the plant in 2009. State Economic Outlook: The Department of Commerce released a report in mid April stating that the state’s economic indicators are the best since

  • 2008. Some of the positives in the report

include the following:

1.7% increase in personal income in

the fourth quarter of 2012. Total personal income grew to $164.8 billion. 5.3% gain in the S.C. stock index. 1% increase in nonfarm employment. 0.1% increase in the labor force to

  • 2.179 million.

0.1% drop in the unemployment rate for February, down to 8.6% from the

previous month. 1.4% increase in manufacturing hours, which averaged 42.1 hours per week. 1.2% increase in available online job postings.

Prevent High School Dropouts –

Volunteers Needed: The Choices program is a local program being used in Aiken County middle schools with eighth graders to encourage more children to finish high school. Several local businesses and individuals have volunteered their time. The program needs more volunteers. If you are willing to volunteer, please email Debbie Hubbard at dhubbard@aiken.k12.sc.us or call her at

593-7300.

Senate News

Road Infrastructure Update: In late April, the Senate Finance transportation subcommittee met three times and took testimony on various infrastructure bills pending in the Senate. They plan present a comprehensive proposal to the full committee by May 7. According to the SCDOT Infrastructure Task Force report released last December, the state needs $600 million more a year in state funds for the next twenty years to meet projected infrastructure needs. Extended Credit Protection: On April

10, the full Senate gave second reading to legislation authorizing the Governor’s office to negotiate up to 10 years of identity theft protection for S.C. taxpayers through the state’s competitive bid process. In its negotiations, the Governor’s staff is to consider offering safeguards against fraud involving banks, phone and utility services, government benefits, and government documents such as tax returns. The bill needs one more reading and then it goes to the House. The bill also includes the following:

Centralizes responsibility for cyber- security within state government under a Department of Information Security that reports to the governor; Tax credits for South Carolina

taxpayers to buy additional credit protection on top of or in lieu of what the state offers after the competitive bid process is complete; An identity-theft unit at the S.C. Department of Consumer Affairs; A committee to recommend statewide technology and cyber-security policies;

and A fund to reimburse taxpayers for some costs associated with identify theft if affected taxpayers can prove that their losses occurred as a result of the state’s cyber breach last October.

Appraisal Management Legislation

Passed: On April 24, the Senate passed legislation relating to state oversight of appraisal management companies by the state appraisal board. This move is necessary in order to keep our state in compliance under the Dodd Frank Consumer Protection Act. Failure to do so would mean that lenders in our state will not be able to market their bundled

loans to the secondary market. The result

would be that banks in our state would have limited capital to loan money to our state’s citizens. Passage of this legislation was necessary to head off these potential problems.

Concealed Weapons Permit –

Restaurant Carry: On April 23, the Senate passed this bill (S.308) with an amendment prohibiting concealed carry into restaurants serving alcohol after midnight and before 5 am; increasing the penalty to up to 3 years in prison for violat- ing; and not allowing carrying a concealed handgun and lingering in the bar section of a restaurant serving alcohol -- doing so is a violation. Now it goes to the House.

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ABS/Bryant’s:

Just Up the Street A Ways

By: Kay K. Mortimer, EA

Moving is always a chore, but can also be a great thing. Aiken Business Services believes this is a great move, although they hate to leave the heart of the Valley and its beautiful people. But, as owner, and author, Kay Mortimer says, “We’re not moving far! Just up the street a ways.”

The Royal Building, which housed ABS/Bryant’s for over a decade, has been sold and will be replaced by another commercial enterprise. This made the move for ABS/Bryant’s necessary.

A longstanding Valley icon, ABS/ Bryant’s Tax Service, a division of Aiken Business Services, Inc., has moved from their 12-year location in Langley. After weeks of praying and searching for just the perfect location to continue their operations, their new home has been found: 681 Silver Bluff Rd. Ste. E in Aiken, located at the intersection of Pine Log Road and Silver Bluff Road in Aiken near WifeSaver.

Only eight miles from their current location, and in a convenient and easy spot on the outskirts of Aiken’s bustling “south side,” ABS staff worked frantically over the last two weeks to prepare to once again be open to their customers. This being a major move, much remains to be done. But, ABS will be open for business from the new location on Silver Bluff Rd approximately May 7. We appreciate the volunteers who helped us move and appreciate all our customers’ patience in the transition.

individuals, small businesses, churches, and nonprofit organizations. Their trained staff of experienced professionals has over 50 years of

combined experience in all facets of tax preparation, payroll, and bookkeeping services. See how their services can benefit you, from filing the simplest

  • 1040 to a difficult Form 1120, 1065, or

990. From processing payroll to

completing quarterly payroll tax

returns or doing your bookkeeping, their staff can ease the burden for your business, no matter how small For nonprofits, they also offer a suite of nonprofit services, including Form

  • 1023 preparation, consulting, and Form

990 preparation.

Off-season hours for ABS are primarily by appointment only. Beginning May 7, weekday hours between 10 am and 2 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday will be established as well. Other hours will be set as needed.

Please note their new mailing and physical address: Aiken Business Services, Inc., 681 Silver Bluff Rd. Ste. E, Aiken, SC 29803. The old phone number (803-593-4628) remains active, but they also have a new Aiken phone number: (803) 648-3168. Feel free to leave a message if no one is available. They will return your call at the earliest convenience. The new fax number is (803) 648-3169, while their email remains the same:

aikenbusiness@bellsouth.net.

Although the website has been under reconstruction, it will be updated very soon. Keep abreast of ABS news and updates through the website at your convenience.

“I wish to thank all of our loyal customers for past patronage and look forward to continuing to serve your tax and accounting needs for many years into the future,” Kay says. ABS offers professional tax, accounting, and consulting services for

Again, Midland Valley, ABS looks forward to seeing each of you in the near future at the new Aiken location, “just up the street a ways.”

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Restaurants have the option to post a sign not allowing concealed handguns on the premises; if that is done, then CWP holders cannot carry legally into such restaurants. The bill has a zero tolerance threshold for alcohol consumption and stiff penalties for violating including a prison sentence of up to three years and revocation of the concealed weapons permit.

Constituent Information

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. Tom Young’s Website: My website can be reached at www.senatortomy - oung.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

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http://sccommerce.com/sc-business-network.

Congressman Joe Wilson Contact

Information: Congressman Wilson now represents all of Aiken County. He has staff in Aiken County with office hours in Aiken and in North Augusta. His office number is 608-9747. 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 641-7665 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.

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SCHOOL BRIEFS

End of Year Events Schedule for Leavelle McCampbell

May 16th

Riverbank Zoo Trip for All A’s Recognition

May 17th

Luau

$2 Admission, Free for 5th graders

May 30th

Last Day for Young Savers

May 31st

Sock Hop, Field Day and Rock Fest

June 6th

Awards Assembly

Aiken County Public Schools

MVHS Students Earn Spanish Awards

MVHS Earns Recognition at Science Olympiad

by Jennifer Mestres, MVHS Science Teacher

For the first time, Midland Valley High School competed in the 2013 South Carolina Science Olympiad held at Newberry College on March 16, 2013. The team placed 10th in the state, with individual awards going to Christopher Taylor & Colton Tinkey (6th place in Thermodynamics) and Matthew Williams (6th place in Genetics). The fourth member of the team, Anthony Howard, placed among the top ten in all of his events, including a robotics competition.

by Roseliz Santiago Libran World Languages Department Chair

The following Midland Valley High School students received awards for their outstanding performance on the

National Spanish Exam 2013.

Spanish II

Tanner Coleman 11th grade - Honorable Mention

Ashton DeRemigio 11th grade - Honorable Mention

Spanish III

Kayla Owens 10th grade - Silver Award Sean Cosh 10th grade - Honorable Mention Kristan Pressley 11th grade - Honorable Mention Wendi Hernández 10th grade - Honorable Mention

Congratulations to these students!

Aiken County Recreation Center • 663-6142 Harrison Caver Park • 593-4698

June 8 – Summer Kick-Off/Kid’s Sale! Join us for our official 1st day of

swimming! The pool will be open from 1 to 6 pm. $2/person. The public will also have the opportunity, and are encouraged, to sell and/or buy various items that relate to KIDS. $5/table or space. Please RSVP by, Thursday, June 8. The Kid’s Sale will begin at 7 am! June 10 to August 16 – Join Aiken County PRT this summer for an International Adventure! Camp will feature arts & crafts, outdoor play, science exploration, swimming, team sports and more. Off-site field trips will be available for an additional cost. Campers will need to bring their lunch but, snacks will be provided. 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday – Friday Ages 6 to 12 $100/2 weeks or $55/week

June 28 – Charlotte, NC – Join us on a senior trip to tour the Billy Graham Library! $30/person. RSVP by Friday, June 14.

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As a reward for making gains on MAP testing, LBC’s band director, Mr. Parker, arranged a performance by Fort Gordon’s Army Signal Corps band. The students and teachers had a great time listening and dancing.

LBC students were able to experience the Choices Bus. This bus is sponsored by State Farm as a way to talk to kids about making smart choices with their education and the consequences of those choices.

M idland V alley M onthly As a reward for making gains on MAP testing,

LifeSong

Summer Benefit Concert Saturday, June 1, 2013 7:00 p.m.

St. James Lutheran Church, Graniteville, SC

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Come join us as our contemporary band begins the Summer with a Praise and Worship Concert benefiting

Golden Harvest Food Bank Back Pack Program at Byrd Elementary

Desserts will be provided. Free-Will Offering. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy an outdoor concert. (Concert will be moved inside if inclement weather)

Please join us and bring a friend!!!

Great Music, Great Fellowship and a Great Cause!

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GREGG PARK CIVIC CENTER

119 Trolley Line Road, Graniteville • 663-7552

Summer Day Camp

Gregg Park’s Summer Day Camp will be held for boys and girls, ages 5-12. Camps will be held the weeks of June 17-20, June 24-27, July 15-18, July 22-25, 2013. Monday- Thursday each day from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Cost is $40/week/ passholder and $50/week/non-passholder. Pre-registration required (limited registration).

“UNLIMITED” Exercise Classes per Month

$10/Month for Passholders $15/Month for Non-Passholders

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. Come join us for a “Lite” session and see how quickly results can be seen!

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. Come join the fun and enjoy group fitness with less impact!

Tuesday and Thursday ZUMBA CLASSES 6:00-7:00 p.m. Party yourself into shape! Come join the ZUMBA PARTY with Certified Instructor Tasha Hammell while listening to the latest beats and sounds. Z-U-M-B-A !!

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” Session will begin

Monday, January 14th and will continue

through April 4th, 2013.

FOR MORE

INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL THE PARK AT 663-7552. *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. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL THE PARK AT 663-7552. **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

GYMNASTIC CLASSES ARE NOW

BEING HELD AT GREGG PARK CIVIC

CENTER.

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 FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL THE PARK AT 663-7552.

“FREE” BLOOD PRESSURE TESTING

BLOOD PRESSURE TESTING IS

OFFERED AT GREGG PARK CIVIC CENTER. 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

Rock&Roll, Country & Beach Music LINE DANCING CLASSES WITH INSTRUCTOR CASSIE BARNHILL ARE TAUGHT ON MONDAYS FROM 7:00 – 8:30 P.M. COST IS $5.00 PER CLASS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL THE PARK AT 663-7552.

More Photos from “Real Men Read” Program

M idland V alley M onthly GREGG PARK CIVIC CENTER 119 Trolley Line Road, Graniteville

Everett Chandler (Chandler Law Firm), Trent Petersen (Reading Ambassador), Shane Massey (SC Senator)

Ray Fleming (ACPS Board Member), Man- shi Patel (Reading Ambassador), Stuart Bedenbaugh (City of Aiken Assistant Manager)

Answers to Kids PAge

What ’s the Difference?

There are four things different between Pic - ture A and Picture B. Can you find them all?

Answers:

  • 1. Missing window on building

  • 2. Boy’s shoes are a different color

  • 3. Two tassels on left student

4. Missing diploma behind girl Can you guess the picture? ANSWER: Hawk’s Face

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Friday, April 19, 2013, Dr. Lloydette Young, Principal of Leavelle McCampbell Middle School, recognized the following students as recipients of the Student of the Month Award for April. These students were recognized for exhibiting sincerity in their actions and behaviors at Leavelle McCampbell Middle School.

7th graders:

Front Row Left to Right: Josi’ Ready, Chase Pearson, Renau Espinoza,

Malik Bussey, Santiago Vasquez Back Row Left to Right: Madilyn Reed, Dreshon

Carter, Matthew Bruecks, Alexis Walker

 

RELIGIOUS BRIEFS

House of Prayer

 

Come to the House of Prayer where every soul is welcome 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Worshiping God in spirit and in truth. My house shall be called the house of prayer. Matthew 21:13 House of Prayer 14 Jessedan Way Graniteville, SC 29829

Directions: Turn onto Springdale Road from Bettis Academy Road (Hwy. 144); go approximately 1 mile and turn right onto Jessedan Way; House of Prayer located immediately on the right.

First Baptist Gloverville announces

VBS 2013

The Wonderful Salva-

... tion of God June 17-21 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM - For more details call

...

803-593-2452

 

MIDLAND VALLEY MONTHLY IS ONLINE

Go to aikenstandard.com and click on Special Sections

9th grades: Front Row Left to Right:

Taylor McGee, Alexis Dodd, Trenton Nolan

Back

Row Left to Right: Cameron Brooks, Tommie Henry, Austin Batchelor, Cameron smith,

Kimmie White

6th graders: Front Row Left to Right: Tanner White, Kendrez Sapp, McKenzie Stewart. Destanie Aiello Back row Left to Right: Cameron Lee, Chris Miller, Curtis Laird, Irvin Guzman

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Byrd Elementary Honor Roll

EXCELLENT EAGLES

(First Grade) Emalee Densmore, Kyler Drabb, Destiny Duffie, Daniel LaFavor, Sara Montgomery, Cameron Perkins, Evan Smith, Taylor Tolen, Symia Wheeler, Haley Young, Shantel Butler, Morgen Tanner, Timothy Askren, Kaylyn Baskett, Eric Boivin, Billy Fonseca, Ally Gordon, Peyton Owenby, Keiry Rios-Perez, Destiney Perkins, Kaylee Sharpe, Christopher Stephenson, Avery Wilder, Kaleb Herring, Janae Holt, Kyra Johnson, Bryan Lopez, James Rushton, Ja’Niya Wood-Smith, Matthew Campbell, Kyera Corley, Arieonna Jones, Zachery Long, McKinley Morton, Gracie Prine, Gracie Barton, Hunter Bell, Gracey Chafin, Rashad Daniel, Aaron Garland, Cayla Jacobs, Chloe Mays, Judy Osorio, Joey Phegley, Luke Sansom, Gabriel West, Antrone Butler, Geraldine Falcon, Isaiah Freeman, Jordyn Haaf, Marcellius Hall, Daniel Sanchez, Seth Simmons, Alexandria Williams, Miles Willing (Second Grade) Cytlalic Alarcon, Katie

Bales, Lindsay Bowie, Da’shaun Brown, Jayda Curry, Trevion Cuthbertson, Heather Fore, Britzeida Jacobo, Marino Johnson, Tyler Johnson, Tremain McElmurray, Haylee Perry, Marianna Ro- driguez, Grayson Weathers, Anna Bowers, Amber Busbee, Joshua Espinosa, Axcell Espinoza, Claira Gay, Madison Lilly, Brandy Santos, Mallory Taylor, Jeremiah Trull, Jennifer Vazquez, Reese Wilson, Lily Boswell, Paige Davis, Nicarie Freeman, Kayla Gomillion, Benjamin Olivera-Silva, Calvin Stokes, Kadi Mclester, Isaiah Trull, Kaley Randal, Audrey Bennett, Austin Davis, Bruce Diaz-Leon, Isaiah Hutton, I’zhariyah Jenkins, Brandon Johnson, Kareem Nelson, Cheyenne Speh, Eddie Wilson, Gaige Yaun, Zachary Good, Kelsey Halling, Ella Page, Aiesha Freeman, Madison Green, Kenniante Jackson, Karen Askren, Clare Balsam, Braylon Barton, Raekwon Brightharp, Kamren Dehayes, Kylee Fonseca, Savanna Kaney, Kaia McMullen, Terrell Nelson, Luke Preissler, Carmen Reyes, Maritza Truijillo, Nathan Vandegrift, Joshua Vera, Makayla Abbott, Shayna Autwell, Amanda Busbee, Ayonna Butler, Ender Cano-Cortez, Lane Dunagan, Julia Edmondson, Dawson Gregory, Fawn Hasley, Justin Joiner,

Michael Stallings models his new ring for Mr. Greenway, the Jostens Representative, as the 7th Grade Leavelle McCamp- bell students receive their 8th grade Class Rings. The rings symbolize ev- erything that the students have achieved during the Middle Grade Years. The 7th grade students received their rings Tues- day, April 30, 2013.

Arownyn Jones, Gavin Presley, Seth Randall, Mercedes Sullivan

ALL A HONOR ROLL

(Third Grade) Adrian Miller, Charles Mims, Slater Simpson, Carlee Downs, Levi Taylor, Emma Troup, Dylan Willard, Ian Garland, Joseph Schaffhouser (Fourth Grade) Gabbee Fee, Kendall Newsome, Jake Pifer, Trace Siegler, Anthony Zeev, Ryan Boswell, Myra Fernandez, Carolyn Yonn, Dakota Jones, Angelina Spencer, Brayden Hawkins, Gabriel Barrs, Grayson Creech, Linsey Dominick, Jalen Garrett, Maggie Griffis, Jay Hays, Rita Hucksam, Gavin Lillard, Nick Lintner, Hannah Oestrick, Laurel Williams (Fifth Grade) Venice Douglas, Shelby Dyer, Sawyer Gordon, Savannah Pinchot, Kari Flannings, Shakira Gathers, AJ Deibel, Miles Roane

A/B HONOR ROLL

(Third Grade) Landon Carter, Jordan Craig, Ana Lewis, Quincy Wells, Michael Williams, Kiana Youmans, Madison Dodd, Lauren Friday, Katie Pifer, Makayla Smith, Jasmine Trujillo, Gibson Willing, Kaleb Drabb, Olivia Speh, Araceli Garcia, Jacob Kovacs, Leroy Laird, Ivanna Vasquez, Blakelyn Crytzer, Ann Messic, Ella

Westberry, Mallory Zinger (Fourth Grade) Allie Barker, Kevin Graham, Kimberly Mendez, Kayla Mosley, Blake Price, Calvary Romieski, Esther Sherrard, Bryson Slaven, Alejandro Trujillo, Leyton Watson, Vivica Williams, Rebecca Blackwell, Christopher Cisneros, Jordan Godwin, Briana Hiers, Marisa Maxam, Candy Cano-Cortez, Taylor Compton, Precious Dean, Rose Derrick, Summer Garrett, Teryn Harris, Trey Loveday, Kaitlyn Mosley, Maurice Priester, Shawn Robertson, Marissa Brewer, Jayla Council, Ethan Cox, Landon Johnson, Courtney Lewis, D.J. Newsome, Devin Randall, Layla Walker, Juan Carlos Romero, Andrew Urizar (Fifth Grade) Osvaldo Arias, Da’Quan Brown, Matthew Cowart, Devron Curry, Sarah Powell, Kelly Rios-Perez, Martrell Ross, Shelby Salter, Sarah Lunsford, Zac Silas, Parker Welsh, Madison Eubanks, Evan Johnson, Kennidy Logue, Beatriz Mendez, Madison Mercer, Duffy Willing, Wade Harmon, Adin Hillman, Zakiyah Jackson, Carson Lee, Alyssia Long, Caro- los Rodriguez, Dalton Langley, AJ Leach, Lane Owenby, Ali Speh

Activities for Midland Valley High School Seniors

Senior Awards Day is May 23, 2013, beginning at 9 am in the Gymnasium of MVHS. The Senior Baccalaureate ceremony will be held on June 2, 2013. It begins at 6:30 pm at Christian Heritage Church in Graniteville.

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