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M idland Valley onthly JUNE 2013 SC Department of Natural Resources Boater Education Program Monday, May

SC Department of Natural Resources Boater Education Program

Monday, May 20, 2013, Officer Scott McDaniel of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources spoke to the 8th Grade Students at Leavelle McCampbell Middle School. Officer McDaniel’s presentation covered all phases of Boating Laws and Responsibilities for the students and their families. Boaters under 16 years of age are required by law to pass an approved boater education course before operating, without supervision, a personal watercraft (jet ski) or a boat powered by 15 hp motor or more. The course can be taken in a classroom, over the internet or by video. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) Boater Education Program teaches the fundamentals of safe and responsible boating. This is necessary to reduce loss of life, personal injury and property damage while increasing boating enjoyment for outdoor enthusiasts. Officer McDaniel discussed the following required equipment. Personal Flotation Devices, Navigation Lights, Fire Extinguishers, Ventilation Systems, Blackfire, Flame Arrestors, Mufflers, Sound – Producing Devices, and Visual Distress Signals(VDSs). The students participated in the discussion by telling how each

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Officer Scott McDaniel of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

device could help save a life and

 

Take a boating course

protect the boaters and other boaters. Officer McDaniel

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Be considerate

demonstrated the different types

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Be safe

of Personal Flotation Devices and

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Wear a life vest

passed them around for the

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Don’t use drugs or alcohol

students to examine.

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while in or around water

explained that South Carolina law requires all children under 12 years of age to wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved Type I, II, III, or VPED while on board a Class A (less than 16 feet long) vessel. The life jacket must be fastened and of the proper size for the individual. McDaniel concluded the presentation by stated the following guidelines for water safety:

. Have fun

Dr. LLoydette Young, the principal, thanked Officer McDaniel for the thorough presentation and his dedication to the students of Leavelle McCampbell Middle School. She also thanked him for the Handbooks that were given to each student.

him for the Handbooks that were given to each student. May for McClay The May for

May for McClay

The May for McClay event was held at LBC Middle School on May 25th. The event raised money for the American Heart Association. The CSRA Defensive Arts martial arts demo team was part of 3 hours of performances during the event. The CSRA Defensive Arts martial arts program is taking summer enrollment.The class covers goshinjitsu, karate, and stick-fighting. The head instructor has over 22 years of continuous experience and is affiliated with Karate For Christ Int. and the UMAA. Call 803-221-0330 or visit

www.csraDefensiveArts.com for info. Classes meet behind MiRancho at

Heights Church.

or visit www.csraDefensiveArts.com for info. Classes meet behind MiRancho at Heights Church. see more pictures on

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Keeping

You

Informed

by SC Rep. Tom Young, R-District 81

The Senate concluded regular session for 2013 on June 6 and returns for conference reports and the budget later in June. I hope that you find this update helpful and informative. If I can help you with an issue, please let me know.

Congratulations Graduates!:

Congratulations to the hundreds of high school and college graduates in Aiken County in recent weeks! We are proud of you! Best wishes as they go to work or continue their education!

SRS - Workforce and Liquid Waste Budget Update

Good News! – SRS Reprogramming: On May 27, the

impacted workforce at SRS returned to full work status with no reduction in pay. This is good news for many local families and our community.

Liquid Waste Budget Request:

Another issue, with significant implications as to our community, its workforce, and the cleanup of Savannah River Site, is the President’s budget request for high level waste cleanup and closure of aging waste tanks at SRS. Early last month, our legislative delegation wrote our state’s Congressional delegation and members of Georgia’s delegation requesting attention to this issue. MOX Project: Many people in our community are very concerned about the budget allocation for the MOX Project. Senators Graham and Scott and Congressman Wilson are

working on this in Washington.

Senate News

Regular Session Concludes:

The Senate’s regular session concluded on June 6 with a number of bills having to wait until the Senate returns in January. Those bills include Ethics Reform; Affordable Care Act Nullification; Concealed Weapons – Restaurant Carry; and Read to Succeed. Nevertheless, some high profile bills reached final passage on the last day including the Election Law Fix. Some are in conference committees with final passage to occur when the Senate returns later in June include the Department of Administration/ Elimination of Budget and Control Board. State Budget: The Senate met into the evening for eleven legislative days in May spending hours debating a number of proposed amendments to the budget. Eventually, the Senate approved the state budget and the Capital Reserve Fund bill. They now go to a budget conference committee to resolve differences in the House and Senate versions. Then, after adoption of a conference report, the budget goes to the Governor for her consideration. She is certain to issue vetoes to be considered by the General Assembly later in June.

Medicaid Expansion: On May

21, the Senate debated Medicaid ex- pansion for several hours before voting 23-19 to table a budget

amendment authorizing the state to accept the expansion. I voted to table and do not support expansion. Currently, without expansion, Medicaid is the largest portion of the state budget projected to cost us $6.47 Billion this coming fiscal year alone. At this amount, Medicaid spending – without expansion – will have increased over $500 Million from the current fiscal year to next. This amount exceeds all spending on (1) K-12 education and (2) roads and bridges combined by approximately $800 Million.

Senator Ford Resigns: In the wake

of a Senate ethics investigation, Senator Robert Ford resigned on May 31 effective June 6 at 5:00 pm. The Senate Ethics Committee recommended referring the case to the Attorney General.

Grandparents’ Rights: There are

times where a child has to be removed from the home through proceedings in Family Court. Under existing law, grandparents do not have any priority when it comes to where the child will be placed. During the last week, the Senate passed H.3464 which amends existing law so that courts should consider placing the child with the grandparent(s) if the judge concludes that the grandparent(s) is fit and willing to serve as the child’s caregiver. Many people in District 24 emailed me about this legislation over the past couple of years.

Mental Health Reporting – Purchase of Guns: In early May, the

Senate passed H. 3560 which establishes a system in South Carolina for reporting to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) those who have been adjudicated a mental defective or committed to a mental institution. These individuals are already prohibited under federal law from possessing, receiving, transporting, or

shipping a firearm. Reporting to NICS ensures such people are not able to lawfully purchase a firearm through a Federal Firearms License Holder. The bill also establishes a system through which such individuals may seek relief in the courts from the restric-

tions on firearms related to a judicial determination as a person with mental problems or a person committed to

a mental institution. Governor Haley

signed the bill into law in mid May.

Constituent Information

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.

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.

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Byrd Elementary School Principal’s Academic Honor Roll

All A Honor Roll

3rd Grade Adrian Miller Slater Simpson Quincy Wells Madison Dodd Carlee Downs Lauren Friday Katie Pifer Makayla Smith Levi Taylor Emma Troup Litzy Alonso Dylan Willard Joseph Schaffhouser Ian Garland

4th Grade Gabbee Fee Kendall Newsome Jake Pifer Blake Price Calvary Romleski Trace Seigler Anthony Zeev Rebecca Blackwell Ryan Boswell Christopher Cisneros Marisa Maxam Carolyn Yonn Rose Derrick Brayden Hawkins Dakota Jones Maurice Priester Angelina Spencer Gabriel Barrs Jayla Council Grayson Creech Jay Hays Rita Hucksam Gavin Lillard Nick Lintner Hannah Oestrick Devin Randall

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Layla Walker Christopher Williams

5th Grade Sawyer Gordon Savannah Pinchot Parker Welsh AJ Deibel Evan Johnson Miles Roane

A/B Honor Roll

3rd Grade Zander Boatright Landon Carter Haylie Clark Jordan Craig Ana Lewis Jamilya McBurnette Wyatt Razey Jasmine Trunillo Gibson Willing Kaiya Wright Olivia Speh Ella Westberry Diana Alarcon Ethan Crosby Maria Garcia Cooper Redd Ivanna Vasquez Trinity Wilder Chandler Wren

4th Grade Kimberly Mendez Bryson Slaven Alejandro Trujillo Tessa Barwick AJ Durst Myra Fernandez Briana Hiers Kyleigh Widener Candy Cano-Cortez Precious Dean

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-business-network.

Congressman Joe Wilson Contact

Information: Congressman Wilson now represents all of Aiken County. He has staff in Aiken

Summer Garrett Teryn Harris Trey Loveday Kaitlyn Mosley Shawn Robertson Breanna Shell Mariah Johnson Juan Carlos Romero Marissa Brewer Jalen Garrett Maggie Griffis Landon Johnson Courtney Lewis D.J. Newsome Laurel Williams

5th Grade Matthew Cowart Devron Curry Venice Douglas Shelby Dyer Sarah Powell Kelly Rios-Perez Martrell Ross Caitlyn Widener Laniya Carmichael Christina Harding Jacquez Hearst Macee Johnson Sarah Lunsford Holly Epperson Madison Eubanks Beatriz Mendez Madison Mercer Duffy Willing Kari Flannings Robert Hopper Andrew Leach Edward Shoptaw

Excellent Eagles

1st Grade Cameron Chavis Emalee Densmore

Kyler Drabb Destiny Duffie Daniel LaFavor Sara Montgomery Cameron Perkins Morgen Tanner Evan Smith Taylor Tolen Symia Wheeler Haley Young Timothy Askren Kaylyn Baskett Eric Boivin Kaleb Burton Billy Fonseca Ally Gordon Peyton Oweby Keiry Rios-Perez Destiney Perkins Kaylee Sharpe Christopher Stephenson Avery Wilder Makenzie Abbott Kaylan Crawford Kaleb Herring Janae Holt Kyra Johnson Byran Lopez Ramsess Moreno James Rushton Ja’Niya Woods-Smith Matthew Campbell Kyera Corley Arieonna Jones McKinley Morton Grace Prine Cyndi Watkins Gracie Barton Hunter Bell Gracey Chafin Ellie Chambers Katie Downs Aaron Garland Dilan Interiano Cayla Jackobs

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

Chloe Mays Judy Osorio Kendale Pearson Joey Phegley Serbando Sanchez Luke Sansom Gabriel West Geraldine Falcon Isaiah Freeman Jordyn Haaf Marcellius Hall Madison Krueger Daniel Sanchez Alexandria Williams Miles Willing

2nd Grade Cytlalic Alarcon Katie Bales Lindsay Bowie Da’shaun Brown Trevion Cuthbertson Dylan Flynn Heather Fore Brizeida Jacobo Marino Johnson Tyler Johnson Tremain McElmurray Haylee Perry Grayson Weathers Cody Black Anna Bowers Amber Busbee Joshua Espinosa Axcell Espinoza Claira Gay Jacob Kostochko Madison Lilly Brandy Santos Mallory Taylor Jeremiah Trull Jennifer Vazquez Erik Whitlock Reese Wilson Mark Yonce

Audrey Bennett Austin Davis Caleb Gomillion Zachary Good Isaiah Hutton Brandon Johnson Eddie Wilson Makayla Abbott Shayna Autwell Amanda Busbee Ayonna Butler Lane Dunagan Julia Edmondson Dawson Gregory Justin Joiner Arowyn Jones Gavin Presley Seth Randall Mercedes Sullivan Lily Boswell Aiesha Francis Kayla Gomillion Madison Green Kelsey Halling Kenniante Jackson Kadi McLester Kyle Mosley Benjamin Olivera-Silva Ella Page Calvin Stokes Isaiah Trull Karen Askren Clare Balsam Braylon Barton Raekwon Brightharp Kylee Fonseca Savanna Kaney Kaia McMullen Luke Preissler Carmen Reyes Tristin Stokes Maritza Trujillo Nathan Vandegrift

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.

privilege and the opportunity to represent you.

Thank you for the

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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!

day off right!

Tuesdays and Thursdays

at Gregg Park with Tasha Hammell as

the Instructor.

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

REGISTRATION

CIVIC CENTER.

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.

Aiken County Recreation Center

• 663-6142

Harrison Caver Park

• 593-4698

The CSRA Defensive Arts martial arts program is taking summer enrollment. The class covers goshinjitsu, karate, and stick-fighting. The head instructor has over 22 years of continuous experience and is affiliated with Karate For Christ Int. and the UMAA. Call 803-221-0330 or visit www.csraDefensiveArts.com for info. Classes meet behind MiRancho at Heights Church.

June 8 – Summer Kick-Off! Join us for our official 1st day of swimming! The pool will be open from 1 to 6 pm. $2/person. One free snow cone per person (until supplies run out).

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 - 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.

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!!

Tuesday and Thursday MORNING ZUMBA

9:00-10:00

Beginning Tuesday, June 11th try a “NEW” kind of summer class that’s fun

and Healthy!

ZUMBA to start your

9:00-10:00 Beginning Tuesday, June 11th try a “NEW” kind of summer class that’s fun and Healthy!
9:00-10:00 Beginning Tuesday, June 11th try a “NEW” kind of summer class that’s fun and Healthy!
9:00-10:00 Beginning Tuesday, June 11th try a “NEW” kind of summer class that’s fun and Healthy!

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Why Preachers are Afraid to Talk about Hell and Homosexuality

guest editorial by Rev. Ray Comfort

I banned a very nice orthodox priest from my Facebook page recently. He was polite, kind, respectful, friendly, and it seemed that he was always talking about the importance of love and forgiveness. However, after one of my posts he asked, “Why do you bring fear into the gospel?” The question was a little strange, so I asked if he believed in the existence of a literal Hell. After some hedging he revealed that he believed that Hell was “the fire of God’s love,” and he linked me to an article that said that it was disgusting to go around warning people about Hell. Up until that point I had already banned 1,449 atheists for cussing, and when the friendly priest joined them, I was suddenly flooded with angry protesting atheists who loved him. I told them that they were very welcome on my page, but even any professing Christian who betrayed the cause of the gospel would be banned. There are many preachers in pulpits that are like the popular priest. One atheist spoke of one when he commented, “I went to church four days ago. I liked the preacher because he didn’t yell and scream and tell me I was going to Hell. He smiled the whole time he talked. Why can’t more of them be

like that?” I told him that it seemed that his smiley preacher (like the friendly priest), either didn’t believe the words of Jesus, or he didn’t care that people who die in their sins would end up in Hell. These are, however, difficult times for the average preacher. If we warn of Hell or speak of the Bible’s stance on homosexuality, we are quickly accused of hate speech. But there are ways that you and I can talk about the reality of Hell and reach homosexuals with the gospel, and have it make sense. One reason preachers avoid speaking of Hell isn’t because they don’t believe in it. It’s because they misunderstand the purpose of the moral Law (the Ten Commandments). God’s Law shows us that the One we must face on Judgment Day is morally perfect, and that He considers lust to be adultery (see Matthew 5:27-28) and hatred to be murder (see 1 John 3:15). It is because of this perfect righteousness that He abhors evil and warns that a day of ultimate and perfect justice is coming. Any human judge who is good must see that justice is done, and God’s goodness will see to it that ultimate justice will be satisfied. Murderers, rapists, thieves, liars, fornicators, adulterers, etc., will get what is due to them.

fornicators, adulterers, etc., will get what is due to them. When preachers don’t use the Law

When preachers don’t use the Law to show God’s absolute righteousness, and instead talk of His love and kindness,

adding “But He will send you to Hell if you don’t trust in Jesus” makes no sense.

It paints God as a vengeful tyrant. So any

such talk is avoided. However, when Paul reasoned with Felix, we are told that he spoke of sin (which is transgression of the Law—1 John 3:4), righteousness (which is of the Law) and temperance, and Felix “trembled.” In the light of his own exceeding sinfulness and the perfect righteousness of God, the self-indulgent governor understood that he was in big trouble. He trembled because Hell suddenly made sense. The Law makes Hell reasonable. When I speak with a homosexual, I avoid talk about his sexual orientation. This is because I don’t want him to be offended before I share the

gospel. So I simply ask if he thinks he’s

a good person. When he predictably

says that he is, I take him through the Ten Commandments (because scripture says that the moral Law was made for homosexuals--1Timothy 1:8-10)). Has he lied or stolen? Has he blasphemed God’s name? And when I ask about looking with lust, I deliberately don’t mention any gender. Before seeing his sin, he was proud and self-righteous (thinking he was morally good), but now he’s humble of heart. That means he is able to be reasoned with, without being defensive. So I tell him that to be saved from Hell he must repent of all sin and trust alone in Jesus. I then show him what “sin” is, by referring him to 1 Corinthians 6:9-10: “Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.” I then lovingly tell him that if he has a problem with the list, he should take it up with God,

has a problem with the list, he should take it up with God, because it’s His

because it’s His list, not mine. I want to see adulterers, fornicators, thieves and others on that list avoid the terror of Hell, so why should I exclude homosexuals because I’m afraid of being accused of hatred. Love cannot do that. Great preachers of past centuries understood the necessity of doing what Jesus did—using the Ten Commandments to bring the knowledge of sin (see Mark 10:17). A failure to do so has resulted in the Church being filled with false converts, and this has dissipated its ability to be salt and light in a dark and sinful world. It has relegated the Church to irrelevance in the eyes of the world (see Matthew 5:13). It’s time to go back to biblical evangelism. For further teaching on these principles please freely listen to “Hell’s Best Kept Secret” on www.livingwaters.com. Used with permission of LivingWaters.com

please freely listen to “Hell’s Best Kept Secret” on www.livingwaters.com. Used with permission of LivingWaters.com

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RELIGIOUS

BRIEFS

Get Ready! Get Set! Go 3 Year Old

to High School Seniors to Vacation Bible School at Gloverville First Baptist Church at 2212 Augusta Road! Totally brand new - THE WONDERFUL SALVATION OF

GOD

June 17-21 - 6:30 to 8:30

nightly

OUR LADY OF THE VALLEY CATHOLIC CHURCH 2429 Augusta Road, Gloverville Vacation Bible School, June 17-21st 6pm - 8:30 pm. Ages 5-12 All are welcome to come and join Athens-Paul’s Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth Call 803-593-2241 for additional information.

Aiken County PRT Summer Day Camp at the Recreation Center on the Aiken Augusta Highway - Graniteville, SC

Join us for a 10 week Summer Adventure at the Aiken County Recreation Center! Each day your child will learn new skills that will lead them down exciting new paths! Camp will feature arts and crafts, outdoor play, science exploration, open swim pool time international journeys, team sports, and games.

Off-site field trips are available for an additional cost.

Camp Begins June 10 and runs through August 16 from 7:30 a.m.– 5:30 p.m,Monday -Friday. Camp is for ages 6 -12 and campers will need to bring a bag lunch, snacks will be provided. Camp Fees are $100.00 for 2 weeks, per camper or $55.00 for 1 week, per camper

Please call Tandra Cooks for more information at 803-663-6142 or 803-642-7559

SCHOOL BRIEFS

Midland Valley High School Summer Academy MVHS will host a Freshman Summer Academy. Students will earn creative writing and math elective credit (.5 credit for each course). The program is designed to be an interactive, student led experience. Freshman Summer Academy will begin on July 8, 2013 and will end August 1, 2013. Students will attend Monday-Thursday from 8am-4pm. Lunch is provided. If you are interested in enrolling your student in our Freshman Summer Academy, please contact Mrs. Ellison (eellison@aiken.k12. sc.us OR 803.593.7104).

Midland Valley High School NJROTC Unit Receives Recognition MVHS NJROTC received the Unit Achievement Award for school year 2012- 13. The Award is for a combination of areas: school service, community service, competitive events in athletics, academics, drill, and rifle. Being recognized for this Award marks MVHS as one of the top schools in the two-state area. Thanks to all for supporting our events throughout the year.

marks MVHS as one of the top schools in the two-state area. Thanks to all for

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Victoria Michelle Jarrard Deidra Georita Jefferson* Christopher Isaiah Johnson Joseph Alexander Johnson Rusty Daniel Johnson* Ezekiel Emmanuel Jones Jaysen Ian Jones** Jessica Lynn Jones Skyler James Karalus Sean Michael Kelly Dareyla Sidnae Kirkendohl Richard Knight Jr.* Christina Autumn Kovacs* Ariel Nicole Laird* Lexus Koral Leach** Logan Turner Leach* Kristen Lee Learnard** Ronnie Latrell Lee Victoria Renay Lee Cameron Thomas Levi* Brittney Nicole Linley Anna Margaret Long* Sergio Armando Lopez Garcia Dominique Shante’ Lyons Dylan Gene Mack Seth Christian Manning* Harold Dillionger Marchant Hannah Elizabeth Martin Jordan Lee Martin** Zachary Taylor Martin***

Andrew Keith Mayson Jr. Brandi Charnet McCain Tieare Danielle McCain Marissa Marie McClain Dustin Lee McCoy Hannah Cailin McGee* Devone Travis McKie* Jenna Christine Meador Theresa Renee Melendez*** Allyson Lee Mellott Patrick Francis Meyer Mark Thomas Miller Robert Clinton Miller Jessica Desiree Moore Kayla Maranda Morris* Kristen Leigh Morris Taylor Marie Morris* Darrian Robert Wilson Mungin Alexas Ann Newsome Michelle Mary Nichols** Dezmin Regene O’Conner Percy Lee O’Conner Reginald Wesley O’Conner Jr. Kristyn Lee Padgett* Amanda Davina Parker* Savannah Lynn Parsons* Caleb Patrick Phillips* Gracie Caroline Phillips Heather Marie Pica Tayneisha Nicole Pope

Quincy Mares Pressley Le’Vetta Chavonne Priester* Bianca Carol Proctor Michaela Louise Profitt Amanda Nicole Quiles Taylor Leanne Randall* Hasting Ray Ready Dannion Tyler Redd Ashlyn Brooke Regan* Daniel Carl Rich III Lauren Kaylee Riggs Thomas Kaleb Riggs Holly Brooke Rittenberry*** Amber Lynne Robinson Brittain Tiana Robinson Tevin D’Quan Robinson** Amber Nicole Rockhold Nancy Evelia Rodriguez Santana LaDrece Katherine LeeAnn Rouzan Randal Darnell Sapp Jr. Garrett Wilson Scott Heather Nicole Scott Raymond Russell Scott Yatwanise Shatora Scott Akeya Edna Tenasia Scriven Tiffany Danielle Sheppard Derrius Lopez Simpkins Chelse Chakira Maria Sims Glen Tyler Sizemore* Brandon Michael Smith

Autumn Leigh Rain Spence Aaron Spencer Stallings Caitlin Marie Stone* Anthony Carter Tanton Dalton Hunter Tanton Christopher George Taylor Jr.*** Marquise Devonte Thomas Devonte Shakeem Thurmond Spencer Colton Tinkey *** Elizabeth Tapley Todd Ryan Alexander Toole Caitlyn Paige Tucker Christopher Lynn Walker Brittany Michelle Wallace Jerimy Tylor Weatherford Joseph Scott Wells Matthew Glenn Widener Autumn Brianna Williams Brittany Nicole Williams Colton Ryan Williams Kenneth Matthew Williams* LaDarrius Ingrid Williams Tevin D’Shon Williams Brittany Annette Wilson Sheldon Dion Wilson Wesley Carlton Wilson* Jennifer Lynn Wood*** Derontez Donel TyShaun Wright Herman Santiago Zapanta Jr.

Congratulations to all our graduates!!

Jennifer Lynn Wood*** Derontez Donel TyShaun Wright Herman Santiago Zapanta Jr. Congratulations to all our graduates!!

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Midland Valley High School Awards Day

Aiken County Education Association (Retired)

- Amanda Parker

Area III Administrators Scholarship

- Meghan Nicole Gillespie

ATC Foundation Scholarship

- Deidra Jefferson

CHOICES Lifetime Development “Student of Choice”

- Tevin Williams

American Legion Post 153 Scholarships

- Deidra Jefferson, Patrick Meyer

Civilian Marksmanship Program

- Patrick Meyer

Matt Dillion Scholarship

- Deidra Jefferson

North Augusta Marine Corps League

- Patrick Meyer

Cytec Surface Specialties Scholarship

- 2 year: Zachary Martin

- 4 year: Taylor Morris

Dakoda Watson Scholarship

- Ashton Crow

Debbie Knight Memorial Scholarship

- Nicholas Bell, Matthew Bryant,

Christopher Bryant, Paris Cameron, Carl Cato, Anna Clark, Ashton Crow, Matthew Dennison, Stephanie Flores, Jaysen Jones, Lexus Leach, Kayla Morris, Reggie O’Conner, Savannah Parsons, Brooke Regan, Holly Rittenberry, Garrett Scott, Tevin Williams

Dollars for Scholars

- Aston Crow, Cameron Driver

Erskine College

- Christa Durden

D.A.R. Good Citizen

- Holly Rittenberry

FBLA

- Cameron Driver, Shantrail Coates

Francis Marion

- Shantrail Coates

Free Riders Motorcycle Club, Inc.

– Holly Rittenberry

Gregg-Graniteville Scholarship

- Holly Rittenberry, Colton Tinkey, Chris Taylor

GVW Fire Department

- Cady Alverson, Matthew Bailey, Autumn Williams

Hatcher Funeral Home Scholarship

- Kristen Learnard

Heights Church Scholarship

- Meghan Nicole Gillespie

Herff Jones Believe in You Principal’s Award

- Holly Rittenberry

Horatio Alger

- Holly Rittenberry

Key Club Scholarship/Aiken Kiwanis Club

- Chris Taylor

Leavelle McCampbell School Alumni Association Scholarship

- Holly Rittenberry, Lexus Leach

Martin L. Terry & Sue Grisby Terry Scholarship (Grace UMC)

- Wesley Wilson

Midland Valley Chamber of Commerce

- Natalie Arthur, Meghan Nicole Gillespie, Ezekiel Jones

Midland Valley Lions’ Club Scholarship

- Christopher Bryant, Matthew

Bryant, Anna Clark, Ashton Crow, Charles Garrett, Meghan Nicole Gillespie, Kayla Harllee, Jaysen Jones, Kristen Learnard, Holly Rittenberry

Midland Valley High School Alumni Scholarship

- Haley Glover, Devone McKie

National Merit Scholarship Corporation Award

- Theresa Melendez

North Augusta Sertoma

- Chris Bryant, Matt Bryant, Ashton

Crow, Kayla Harllee, Holly Rittenberry

Not Just Another Athlete Award

- Christa Durden

Palmetoo Fellows Scholarship

- Natalie Arthur, Aleisa Baksh, Chris

Bryant, Matt Bryant, Tiana Chandler, Taylor Coleman, Kenneth Glenn, Lindsay Harris, Theresa Melendez, Tanner Lewis, Holly Rittenberry, Chris Taylor, Colton Tinkey, Jennifer Wood

PotashCorp Engineering and Science Scholarship

- Colton Tinkey

Ray A. Kroc Youth Achievement Award

- Kenneth James Glenn

Robinson Memorial Scholarship

- Lauren Kaylee Riggs, Savannah

Parsons, Nicholas Bell, Kevin Williams

Robert F. Sawyer Scholarship

- Lindsey Harris

Tusculum College

- Tiffany Sheppard

Warren B. Whitson “Yes I Can” Memorial Scholarship - Holly Rittenberry Watson-Brown Foundation Scholars

- Meghan Nicole Gillespie, Kayla

Harllee, Holly Rittenberry, Colton

Tinkey

Perfect Attendance Award

- Meghan Nicole Gillespie,

Savannah Parsons, Joshua Adkinson, Natalie Arthur, Bradley Brown, Ashton Crow, Charles Garrett, Jaysen Jones, Cameron Levi, Theresa Melendez, Michelle Nichols, Garrett Scott, Spencer Colton Tinkey, Brittany Williams, Derontex Wright

Junior Marshals

- Alanna Berrie, Bryn Blumenthal,

Brittany Campbell, Whitney Campbell, Shelby Carpenter, Austin Clary, Kali Coleman, Tanner Coleman, Ashton DeRemigio, Beleigh Ennis, Kaitlynn Haney, Eliza Lewis, Summer Mosely, Colby Shealy, Hannah Widener, Jonathan Winters

National Beta Club

- Natalie Arthur, Aleisa Baksh,

Jackson Bates, Mekanna Brissey, Paris Cameron, Mark Carroll, Tiana Chandler, Anna Clark, Shantrail Coates, Taylor Coleman, Ashton Crow, Meghan Gillespie, Kenneth Glenn, Haley Glover, Summer Green, Jeffery Grice, Kayla Harllee, Lindsey Harris, Makayla Jackson, Deidra Jefferson, Rusty Johnson, Jaysen Jones, Lexus Leach, Logan Leach, Kristan Learnard, Cameron Levi, Anna Long, Jordan Martin, Devone McKie, Theresa Melendez, Kayla Morris, Michelle Nichols, Kristin Padgett, Savannah Parson, Caleb Philips, Brooke Regan, Holly Rittenberry, Chris Taylor, Wesley Wilson, Jennifer Wood

Honor Graduates

- Abney, Hannah Lydia - Arthur,

Natalie Mariann - Baksh, Aleisa - Bates, Jackson Hammond - Bell, Nicholas Nathanial - Boyd, Justin - Brissey, MeKanna Lynn - Bryant, Christopher Gary - Bryant, Matthew Edwin - Cameron, Paris Akasha - Carroll, Mark Harrison - Chandler, Tiana LaTrell - Clark, Anna - Coates, Latiphia Shantrail - Coleman, Taylor

Marisa - Crow, Ashton - Flores, Stephanie Aurora - Frazier, Katherine Diane - Gillespie, Meghan

Nicole - Glenn, Caleb Emerson - Glenn, Kenneth James - Glover, Haley Alexis

- Green, Samantha Daisy - Green,

Summer Rene’ - Grice, Jeffrey - Harllee, Kayla - Harris, Lindsey - Jackson, Makayla Danielle - Jefferson, Deidra Georita - Johnson, Rusty Daniel - Jones, Jaysen - Knight, Richard - Kovacs, Christina Autumn - Laird, Ariel - Leach, Lexus - Leach, Logan Turner

- Learnard Kristen Lee - Levi, Cameron Thomas - Lewis, Tanner - Manning, Seth Christian - Martin, Jordan - Martin, Zachary Taylor - McGee, Hannah Cailin - McKie, Devone Travis

- Melendez, Theresa Renee - Morris,

Kayla Maranda - Nichols, Michelle Mary - Padgett, Kristyn Lee - Parker, Amanda Davina - Parsons, Savannah

Lynn - Phillips, Caleb Patrick - Priester, Le’Vetta - Randall, Taylor Leanne - Regan, Ashlyn Brooke - Rittenberry, Holly Brooke - Robinson, Tevin D’Quan

- Sizemore, Glen Tyler - Taylor,

Christopher - Tinkey, Spencer Colton - Wilson, Wesley Carlton - Wood, Jennifer Lynn

National Honor Society

- Hannah Abney, Natalie Arthur,

Aleisa Baksh, Christopher Bryant, Matthew Bryant, Paris Cameron, Tiana Chandler, Latiphia Coates, Taylor Coleman, Kenneth Glenn, Samantha Green, Jeffrey Grice, Kayla Harllee, Lindsey Harris, Jaysen Jones, Lexus Leach, Kristen Learnard, Tanner Lewis, Zachary Martin, Theresa Melendez, Michelle Nichols, Holly Rittenberry, Christopher Taylor, Spencer Colton Tinkey, Jennifer Wood

National French Honor Society

- Paris Cameron, Tiana Chandler,

Kenneth Glenn, Jaysen Jones, Ariel Laird, Tanner Lewis, Chris Taylor

National Spanish Honor Society

- Hannah Abney, Natalie Arthur,

Aleisa Baksh, Christopher Bryant, Matthew Bryant, Taylor Coleman, Stephanie Flores, Haley Glover, Jeffrey Grice, Lindsey Harris, Lexus Leach, Zachary Martin, Theresa Melendez, Spencer Colton Tinkey, Jennifer Wood

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National Technical Honor Society

- Anna Clark, Shantrail Coates,

Ashton Crow, Stephanie Flores, Caleb Glenn, Summer Green, Richard Knight, Hannah McGee, Kayla Morris, Ashlyn Regan, Holly Rittenberry, Dalton Tanton

National Art Honors Society

- Cady Alverson, Bradley Brown,

Paris Cameron, Dymond Collins, Brianna Garvin, Kayla Harllee, Michelle Nichols, Bianca Proctor, Caitlin Stone, Colton Tinkey, Wesley Wilson

Yearbook Awards

- Kaitlyn Stone, Josh Adkinson, Natalie Arthur

Student Athletic Trainer of the Year

- Holly Rittenberry, Ashton Crow

Student Council Recognition

- Shantrail Coates

Student Incentive Committee Awards

- Natalie Arthur, Kenneth Glenn, Tanner Lewis, Colton Tinkey

Mustang Remembrance

- Tanner Lewis

American Citizenship Awards

- Kaitlin Altman, Cady

Alverson, Natalie Arthur, Aleisa Baksh, Edwardo Chavez, Shantrail Coates, Taylor Coleman, Morgan Cox, Ashton Crow, Meghan Gillespie, Kenneth Glenn, Haley Glover, Samantha Green, Lindsay Harris, Jaysen Jones, Lexus Leach, Cameron Levi, Theresa Melendez, Kayla Morris, Michelle Nichols, Savannah Parsons, Holly Rittenberry, Autumn Spence, Colton Tinkey, Matthew Williams

Special Faculty Recognition

- Patricia Barrow, Gary Ricketts

Staff Member of the Year

- Karla Aldrete

Teacher of the Year

- Latoya Wiley

Mustangs of Merit

- Natalie Arthur, Paris Cameron,

Taylor Coleman, Ashton Crow, Cameron Driver, Kenneth Glenn, Lindsay Harris,

Lexus Leach, Holly Rittenberry, Chris Taylor

Principals Awards

- Natalie Arthur, Alexis Bates,

Cameron Driver, Patrick Meyer, Holly Rittenberry

Spirit of the Mustang

- Paris Cameron

Midland Valley High School Junior Scholars

Newberry College

- Kaitlynn Haney, Kali Coleman,

Ashton DeRemigio, Eliza Lewis, Baleigh Ennis, Shelby Carpenter, Tanner Coleman, Dakota Swearingen,

Austin Clary, Alanna Berrie

College of Charleson

- Kaitlynn Haney, Kali Coleman,

Jonathan Winters, Summer Moseley

Columbia College

- Kaitlynn Haney, Kali Coleman,

Alyssa McGovern, Lena Laws, Allison Broschart, Ashton DeRemigio, Eliza Lewis, Baleigh Ennis, Shelby Carpenter,

Bailey Blackburn, Brittney Lockaby

Coker College

- Kaitlynn Haney, Kali Coleman,

Tanner Coleman, Dakota Swearingen, Alyssa McGovern, Bradley Broome, Lena Laws, Allison Broschart,

Christian Beecher

Converse College

- Kaitlynn Haney, Kali Coleman,

Ashton DeRemigio, Eliza Lewis,

Baleigh Ennis

Presbyterian College

- Kaitlynn Haney, Kali Coleman

Lander University

- Kali Coleman, Tanner Coleman,

Kaitlynn Haney, Alyssa McGovern

Wofford Scholars

- Kaitlynn Haney, Kalie Coleman

USC Aiken Scholars

- Bria Adams, Jackob Adkison,

Alanna Berrie, Bradley Broome, Allison Broschart, Shelby Carpenter, Austin Clary, Kali Coleman, Tanner Coleman, Brandon Corley, Ashton DeRemigio, Baleigh Ennis, Kaitlynn Haney, Brittany Justice, Lena Laws, Eliza Lewis, Michael McAdory, Alyssa McGovern, Summer Moseley, Cody Nakagawa, Colby Shealy, Dakota

Swearingen, Jonathan Winters

Nakagawa, Colby Shealy, Dakota Swearingen, Jonathan Winters Back row left to right: Lesley Colmenares-Perez, Morgan

Back row left to right: Lesley Colmenares-Perez, Morgan Thomas, Manual Alvarado,

Jasmine Bush, Tyler Razey

Zion Flowers, Kayleeeya Paige, Adan Sanchez

Front row left to right: Quameisha Curry, Saira Vargas,

Leavelle McCampbell Middle School Student of the Month

Dr. Lloydette Young, the principal of Leavelle McCampbell Middle School, recognized the following sixth grade students during the monthly Student of the Month Breakfast. The students and their parent were invited to a breakfast where each student was recognized by teachers for showing attentiveness in class and to their classmates.

for showing attentiveness in class and to their classmates. The CSRA Defensive Arts martial arts demo
for showing attentiveness in class and to their classmates. The CSRA Defensive Arts martial arts demo

The CSRA Defensive Arts martial arts demo team performs at the May for McClay event at LBC Middle School.

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2013 Midland Valley High School Awards Day - Majors

Sergio Armando Lopez Garcia

Major 1 – Automotive Skyler James Karalus Major 1 – Business, Management, & Administration Shavoneeya Rynisha Curry Major 1 – Computer Assisted Drafting & Design Thomas Jeru Doolittle Major 1 – Computer Assisted Drafting & Design Christina Autumn Kovacs Major 1 – Computer Assisted Drafting & Design Jessica Desiree Moore Major 1 – Computer Assisted Drafting & Design Derrius Lopez Simpkins Major 1 – Computer Assisted Drafting & Design Kenneth Blake Cook Major 1 – Computer Service Technology John Alexander Hadden Major 1 – Computer Service Technology Anthony Curtis Howard Major 1 – Computer Service Technology Herman Santiago Zapanta Major 1 – Computer Service Technology Katelyn Louise Bell Major 1 – Cosmetology Danika Nicole Antawn George Major 1 – Cosmetology Marissa Marie McClain Major 1 – Cosmetology Tayneisha Nicole Pope Major 1 – Cosmetology Taylor Leanne Randall Major 1 – Criminal Justice Edwardo Cesar Chavez Major 1 – Culinary Arts Alexis Chante’ Holston Major 1 – Culinary Arts Hannah Cailin McGee Major 1 – Culinary Arts Heather Nicole Scott Major 1 – Culinary Arts Autumn Leigh Rain Spence Major 1 – Culinary Arts Elizabeth Tapley Todd Major 1 – Culinary Arts Kayla Lynn Best Major 1 – Early Childhood Education

Latiphia Shantrail Coates Major 1 – Early Childhood Education Allyson Lee Mellott Major 1 – Early Childhood Education

LaDrece Katherine LeeAnn Rouzan Major 1 – Early Childhood Education Brittany Annette Wilson Major 1 – Education & Training Meghan Nicole Gillespie Major 1 – Education, Teaching,

& Training

Samantha Daisy Green

Major 1 – Education, Teaching,

& Training

Dareyla Sidnae Kirkendohl

Major 1 – Education, Teaching,

& Training

Caitlyn Paige Tucker

Major 1 – Education, Teaching,

& Training

Brittany Michelle Wallace

Major 1 – Education, Teaching,

& Training

Kaitlin McKenzie Altman Major 1 – Educational Technology Joseph Alexander Johnson Major 1 – Electricity Brianna Shante Anderson Major 1 – Emergency Medical Services Gracie Caroline Phillips Major 1 – Emergency Medical Services Matthew David Bailey Major 1 – Environmental & Natural Resource Management Hasting Ray Ready Major 1 – Environmental & Natural Resource Management Anthony Carter Tanton Major 1 – Environmental & Natural Resource Management Marquitta Lashaun Dashiells Major 1 – Fine Arts

Jordan Lee Martin Major 1 – Fine Arts Kenneth Matthew Williams Major 1 – Fine Arts MeKanna Lynn Brissey Major 1 – Health & Physical Education Christopher Gary Bryant Major 1 – Health & Physical Education

Matthew Edwin Bryant Major 1 – Health & Physical Education Cameron Thomas Levi Major 1 – Health & Physical Education Caleb Thomas Levi Major 1 – Health & Physical Education Sydney Haley Deese Major 1 – Health Science Destiny Marie Hallman Major 1 – Health Science Jenna Christine Meador Major 1 - Health Science

Michelle Mary Nichols Major 1 – Health Science Dezmin Regene O’Conner Major 1 – Health Science Savannah Lynn Parsons Major 1 – Health Science Lauren Kaylee Riggs Major 1 – Health Science Amber Lynne Robinson Major 1 – Health Science Richard Knight Jr. Major 1 – Hospitality & Tourism Heather Marie Pica Major 1 – Hospitality & Tourism Brittany Nicole Williams Major 1 – Hospitality & Tourism Jared Micheal Allen Major 1 – Machine Tool Technology Brian Anthony Clouse Major 1 – Machine Tool Technology Sheldon Dion Wilson Major 1 – Machine Tool Technology Justin Jahah Dunton Major 1 – Marketing Communications Devonte Shakeem Thurmond Major 1 – Marketing Communications Autumn Brianna Williams Major 1 – Marketing Communications Kevin Michael Allen Major 1 – Marketing, Sales,

& Service

Brett Allen Ford

Major 1 – Marketing, Sales,

& Service

Jaimeson Daryl Ivey

Major 1 – Marketing, Sales,

& Service

Ezekiel Emmanuel Jones

Major 1 – Marketing, Sales,

& Service

Akeya Edna Tenasia Scriven

Major 1 – Marketing, Sales,

& Service

Marquise Devonte Thomas

Major 1 – Marketing, Sales,

& Service

Lexus Koral Leach Major 1 – Mathematics Taylor Marie Morris Major 1 – Mathematics Spencer Colton Tinkey Major 1 – Mathematics Justin Derek Boyd Major 1 – Mechatronics Integrated Systems Cody Ryan Creighton Major 1 – Mechatronics Integrated Systems Tyler Lloyd Hughes Major 1 – Mechatronics Integrated Systems Dylan Gene Mack Major 1 – Mechatronics Integrated Systems Brandon Michael Smith Major 1 – Mechatronics Integrated Systems Joshua Barrington Adkinson

Major 1 – Media Technology Christa Brooke Durden Major 1 – Medical Science

& Research

Wesley McKinley Crews Major 1 – Military Science Joseph Tanor Deese Major 1 – Military Science Katherine Diane Frazier Major 1 – Military Science Aaron Jack Hamer Major 1 – Military Science Deidra Georita Jefferson Major 1 – Military Science Mark Thomas Miller Major 1 – Military Science

Alexas Ann Newsome Major 1 – Military Science Amanda Nicole Quiles Major 1 – Military Science Amber Nicole Rockhold Major 1 – Military Science Chelse Chakira Maria Sims Major 1 – Nail Technology Cameron Scott Driver Major 1 – Performing Arts

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Answers to Kids PAge

1. Missing apple

2. Woman’s hair is shorter

3. There is a dog

apple 2. Woman’s hair is shorter 3. There is a dog During the week of April
apple 2. Woman’s hair is shorter 3. There is a dog During the week of April

During the week of April 22, 2013, LMSAA, the Leavelle McCampbell School Alumni As-

sociation, sponsored it’s second GHS REUNION CRUISE. After a motor coach trip to Tam pa, FL, one hundred alumni, family and friends boarded Royal Caribbean’s Jewel of the Seas and sailed to Georgetown, Grand Cayman and Cozumel, Mexico. Alumni from the

classes of 1951 to 1976 spent a fun-filled week

spending time with old and new friends and dancing to the music of Bobby Hydrick, Class of 1961. Check out our alumni Facebook page, GHS CENTRAL/LMSAA.

exploring the islands, reminiscing and

GHS CENTRAL/LMSAA. exploring the islands, reminiscing and 
GHS CENTRAL/LMSAA. exploring the islands, reminiscing and 
GHS CENTRAL/LMSAA. exploring the islands, reminiscing and 
GHS CENTRAL/LMSAA. exploring the islands, reminiscing and 
GHS CENTRAL/LMSAA. exploring the islands, reminiscing and 
GHS CENTRAL/LMSAA. exploring the islands, reminiscing and 
GHS CENTRAL/LMSAA. exploring the islands, reminiscing and 
GHS CENTRAL/LMSAA. exploring the islands, reminiscing and 
GHS CENTRAL/LMSAA. exploring the islands, reminiscing and 
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2013 Midland Valley High School Awards Day - Majors

Charles Henry Garrett Major 1 – Performing Arts Brianna Mackenzie Garvin Major 1 – Performing Arts Logan Turner Leach Major 1 – Performing Arts Ryan Alexander Toole Major 1 – Performing Arts Zachary Taylor Martin Major 1 – Pre Engineering Jackson Hammond Bates Major 1 – Science Elease Marie Hare Major 1 – Social Media Technology Hannah Elizabeth Martin Major 1 – Social Media Technology Kristen Lee Learnard Major 1 – Social Studies Theresa Renee Melendez Major 1 – Social Studies Alexis Adell Bates Major 1 – Sports Medicine Anna Justine Clark Major 1 – Sports Medicine Ashton Leigh Crow Major 1 – Sports Medicine Stephanie Aurora Flores Major 1 – Sports Medicine Caleb Emerson Glenn Major 1 – Sports Medicine Ashlyn Brooke Regan Major 1 – Sports Medicine Tiffany Dannielle Sheppard Major 1 – Sports Medicine Bradley Solomon Brown Major 1 – Visual Arts

Medicine Bradley Solomon Brown Major 1 – Visual Arts Mr. Al Young, North Augusta High School

Mr. Al Young, North Augusta High School Teacher, Region Coach of the Year

Dymond Royale’ Collins Major 1 – Visual Arts Kayla Ann Harllee Major 1 – Visual Arts Caitlin Marie Stone Major 1 – Visual Arts Lee Paul Bennett Major 1 – Welding Dakota Alexander Conan Byrd Major 1 – Welding Quinney Ahrens Dederscheck Major 1 – Welding Justin Lee Hammett Major 1 – Welding Thomas Kaleb Riggs Major 1 – Welding Aaron Spencer Stallings Major 1 – Welding Colton Ryan Williams Major 1 – Welding Paris Akasha Cameron Major 1 – World Language Major 2 – Fine Arts Holland Elaine Hicks Major 1 – Sports Medicine Major 2 – Performing Arts Matthew Patrick Dennison Major 1 – Sports Medicine Major 2 – Health & Physical Education Wesley Carlton Wilson Major 1 – Social Studies Major 2 – World Language Kenneth James Glenn Major 1 – Science Major 2 – Mathematics Taylor Marisa Coleman Major 1 – Performing Arts Major 2 – Social Studies

Evelia Rodriguez Santana Major 1 – Military Science Major 2 – World Language Ariel Nicole Laird Major 1 – Military Science Major 2 – World Language Aleisa Baksh Major 1 – Medical Science & Research Major 2 – Mathematics Summer Rene’ Green Major 1 – Environmental & Natural Resources Management Major 2 – Culinary Arts Weston Ross Gregory Major 1 – Environmental & Natural Resource Management Major 2 – Culinary Arts Kayla Maranda Morris Major 1 – Environmental & Natural Resource Management Major 2 – World Language Jeffrey Alan Grice Major 1 – Mathematics Major 2 – Social Studies Lindsey Erin Harris Major 1 – Mathematics Major 2 – World Language Jaysen Ian Jones Major 1 – Mathematics Major 2 – World Language Jennifer Lynn Wood Major 1 – Mathematics Major 2 – World Language Jerimy Tylor Weatherford Major 1 – Criminal Justice Major 2 – Military Science Cody Wayne Driggers Major 1 – Culinary Arts

Major 2 – Military Science Morgan Alexandria Cox Major 1 – Culinary Arts Major 2 – Performing Arts Joseph Scott Wells Major 1 – Culinary Arts Major 2 – Performing Arts Seth Christian Manning Major 1 – Computer Assisted Drafting & Design Major 2 – Mathematics Major 3 – World Language Hannah Lydia Abney

Major 1 – Education, Teaching,

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Major 2 – Social Studies Major 3 – World Language Haley Alexis Glover

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Major 2 – Social Studies Major 3 – World Language Natalie Mariann Arthur Major 1 – Social Studies Major 2 – Mathematics Major 3 – Language Arts Holly Brooke Rittenberry Major 1 – Sports Medicine Major 2 – Social Studies Major 3 – World Language Tanner Nolan Lewis Major 1 – World Language Major 2 – Language Arts Major 3 – Mathematics Christopher George Taylor Major 1 – Mathematics Major 2 – Language Arts Major 3 – World Language Major 4 – Performing Arts

Leavelle McCampbell Middle School Athletic Banquet

Thursday, May 23, 2013, 99 awards were given out during the annual Athletic Banquet at Leavelle McCampbell Middle School. Students were recognized for football, basketball, cheerleading, and volleyball. The students and their guests enjoyed a spaghetti dinner and words of encouragement from Mr. Al Young, North Augusta High School Teacher, Region Coach of the Year, Varsity Boys’ Basketball and Track Coach. Each coach praised each athletic individually as they received their certificate of participation. Dr. LLoydette Young, principal of Leavelle McCampbell Middle School, praised the students for their dedication to the teams, their hard work ethics and their desire to succeed. She also thanked them for being role models both on and off the courts/athletic fields. The following students received special recognition:

Girls Basketball:

Best Defense – Faith Flowers Best Offense – Leah Padgett Best Hustle - Kimmie White Most Improved – Jordan Morgan

Most Valuable Player – Callaway Barron Most Valuable Player – Devon Young

Boys Basketball:

Best Defense – Austin Batchelor Best Offense – Seth Moseley Best Hustle – Devonte Perry Most Improved – Zach Johnson

Football:

Defense Most Valuable Player – Devonte Perry Offense Most Valuable Player – Richard Sharp Most Valuable Player – Tanner Boyle Coach’s Award - Jacob Criscillis

Volleyball:

Best Defense - Kameron Fields Best Offense - Joselyne Granados

Cheerleader:

Best Overall - Kayla McElmurray Parent Volunteer of the Year – Earl Ivory

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