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Liberty County student nominated to two military academies
Other area students earn college honors
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Will Scaggs

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., recently announced his nominations from Liberty County to the United States service academies.

The candidate is Will Scaggs of Hinesville, who has been nominated to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and the U.S. Air Force Academy by Carter. Will attends Liberty County High School and is the son of William and Cherie Scaggs

“One of the privileges of serving in the United States House of Representatives is the opportunity to nominate outstanding students from the 1st District to be considered for appointment to our nation’s service academies,” Carter said. “The 1st District of Georgia has a rich military heritage, and I believe each of the impressive students are good candidates to continue this tradition. I wish each of them the best of luck and I look forward to following their future endeavors.”

Carter nominated 25 students from his district to be considered for appointment to an academy. After a competitive process, including the consideration by the 1st District Academy Selection Board, each academy will now evaluate each individual for possible admission.

Tyson on dean’s list

AMERICUS — Christian Tyson, a resident of Riceboro, made the fall 2015 dean’s list at Georgia Southwestern State University and was among 512 students recognized for scholastic achievement.

To be eligible for the list, a student must earn a semester GPA of 3.5 or better and take a minimum of 12 credit hours.

Trinidad earns Georgia Tech degree

ATLANTA — Joshua John Trinidad of Hinesville has earned a Bachelor of Science in chemical and biomolecular engineering from Georgia Tech.
Trinidad was among approximately 2,400 undergraduate students who received degrees during Georgia Tech’s 250th commencement exercises on Dec. 11-12 at the McCamish Pavilion.

Hawley graduates community college

RAYMOND, Miss. — Hinds Community College graduated more than 800 students in one of three ceremonies on Dec. 18 at the Muse Center on Hinds’ Rankin Campus.

Among those who graduated was Amanda Hawley of Hinesville.

Hinds conferred more than 1,300 credentials, including one-year career certificates or two-year technical certificates for career-technical programs or associate degrees. Some students received more than one credential.

Two graduate Georgia Southwestern

AMERICUS — The following area residents were among 277 students who graduated from Georgia Southwestern State University during the fall 2015 commencement on Dec. 12 in Convocation Hall of the Student Success Center.
• Maighdlin Howard of Ludowici — Master of Arts in Education in early childhood education; and
• Xavier Sims of Hinesville — Bachelor of Fine Arts in fine arts.

Erickson on dean’s list

DAHLONEGA — Tiffany Erickson of Fort Stewart made the fall 2015 dean’s list at the University of North Georgia for achieving a 3.5 GPA, carrying 12 or more credit hours in one semester and having no grade lower than B.
The deans of each of UNG’s five colleges — the College of Arts and Letters, College of Education, College of Health Sciences and Professions, Mike Cottrell College of Business and College of Science and Mathematics — announced the names of more than 2,000 students who made their respective lists.

Saulat earns law scholarship

ATLANTA — Shefa Saulat of Midway was among the 151 Georgia State Law students and their donors recognized at the eighth annual Scholarship Donor and Recipient Recognition Luncheon at Georgia State University College of Law.

The luncheon brings together scholarship recipients and donors.

“Scholarships are critical to the success of students,” said Steven J. Kaminshine, dean and professor of law. “Without support, costs can prevent talented members of our community who are able to make contributions to our legal community and beyond from getting a legal education.

Two from Midway graduate Valdosta

VALDOSTA — Two students from Midway earned degrees from Valdosta State University and were among 786 students graduated following the fall semester.

Midway graduates are:
• Chelsea Turner earned a Master of Science in industrial/organizational psychology.
• Damian Edwards earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in mass media.

Georgia Southern’s president’s list

STATESBORO — Georgia Southern University recently recognized more than 1,350 students for excellence in academics on the fall 2015 president’s list.

Area students on the list were:
Jordan Bacon of Glennville
Jessica Barnes of Glennville
Alyssia Brunet of Allenhurst
Janet Carrette of Allenhurst
Jarrell Clark of Hinesville
Morgan Crowley of Fleming
Ashley Dansby of Glennville
Meredith Eby of Midway
Richard Gardner of Hinesville
Jon Groover of Ludowici
Madison Hayes of Midway
Ana Hernandez of Glennville
Ashlee Howe of Hinesville
Omaralys Lara-Garcia of Hinesville
Ashley Marks of Glennville
Bethany Mulligan of Glennville
Allee Murray of Glennville
Alexa Ortiz of Glennville
Julissa Ortiz of Glennville
Caleb Rush of Glennville
Kathleen Shuman of Glennville
Lamar Sims of Hinesville
Peter Wallace of Glennville
Shontiera Williams of Hinesville
Patience Wright of Allenhurst

To be eligible for the list, a student must have at least a 4.0 GPA and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester.

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