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Locals graduate, earn academic honors
academic honors

Donnie Pulliam, an alumnus of Liberty County High School, recently received a scholarship from the National Society of High School Scholars.
He received $1,000 on Dec. 6 from Claes Nobel at the Carter Center in Atlanta. Nobel is the NSHSS founder and chairman and a senior member of the family that established the Nobel Peace Prizes. Pulliam was awarded the Di Yerbury International Scholar Award, which is named after the first woman to have headed an Australian university.
Pulliam was selected for this award based on his academic success and achievements at Morehouse College, where he is a sophomore. He is a 2013 honor graduate of LCHS, and his parents are James and Monica Payno of Midway.

Palmar on provost’s list at Troy University
Teianna Palmar of Hinesville has been named to the provost’s list at Troy University for the fall 2014 semester of the 2014-15 academic year.
The provost’s list honors full-time undergraduate students who are registered for 12 semester hours and who have a grade point average of 3.65 or higher.

Steward graduates from ASU
Jennifer Steward of Hinesville recently graduated from Arizona State University. More than 12,000 ASU undergraduate and graduate students had their degrees conferred at the commencement.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan served as the speaker for the undergraduate ceremony in Sun Devil Stadium.

Tyson on president’s list
Christian Tyson of Riceboro made the fall 2014 president’s list at Georgia Southwestern State University and was among 468 students recognized for scholastic achievement.
To be eligible for the list, a student must earn a semester GPA of 4.0 and take a minimum of 12 credit hours.

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