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The following high school students received Psi Omega Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Omega scholarships:

Messcina Scott and Amy Williams , Aiken; Shannon Schoultz , Silver Bluff; Aaron Thomas , A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering; Theodore McNeal II , Lucy C. Laney; Sanders Commings , Westside; Blair Fortson , Glenn Hills; and William Hawes , T.W. Josey.

On president's list

Peggy Busbee and Thomas Lockett , both of Aiken, have been named to the president's list for the spring 2008 semester at Coastal Carolina University, Conway, S.C.

Ole for students

Silver Bluff High School students have made the following achievements on the National Spanish Examination:

- Bilingual, level 2 category, gold medal -- Grace Porras and Raquel Navarrete .

- Regular, level 2 category, silver medal -- Jessie Corbin .

- Bronze medal -- Stephen Mitchel l.

- Honorable mention certificates -- Constance Cummings, Charles Johnson, Lauren Kellems, Kaitlyn Craig, Zachary Abrams, Fierra Blount, Christina Pressley, Tiffany Waddell, Elizabeth Cadiere, Daniel Kyser and Carolynn Livingston .

Jefferson honors

The following students were named Citizens of the Month for April at Jefferson Elementary School:

Vanessa Brewer, Skylar Barton and Andrew Gunter , pre-kindergarten; R.J. Brockington, Mallorie Altman, Brooke Widener and Alexis Patton , kindergarten; and Ansley Flanders, Alyssa Anderson, Ariell Beason, Amanda Lee, Jaylen Shoultz, Zakia Jones and Andrew Walker , first grade.

Kyler Jones, Katelyn Moxley, Justin Jones and Kaitlyn Barton , second grade; and Bessie Stephens, Matt Flanders, Shania McKie and Nolan McMullen , third grade.

Brannon Arthur, Drake Jones, Dontrezz Dukes, Sailor Glover and Kolbe Duplessis , fourth grade; and Mikah Schar, Elizabeth Molina, Mattie Inabinet, Alexis Norris and Aaron Creech , fifth grade.

Donates to Aiken Tech

Kimberly-Clark Corp. has donated $100,000 to the Aiken Technical College Foundation.

Second in contest

Heather Davis , a recent USC Aiken graduate and participant in the Honors Program, won second place at the school's Discovery Day presentations.

Pupils are good sports

The following children at Belvedere Elementary School were chosen to receive Good Sport awards:

Mya Hartman, Daniel Pace, Sanavia Williams, Savannah Bagwell, Kade Hammett, Shelby Dixon, Gina Reynaldo, Krista Davey, Kayla Hartsock, Deon Dobbs, Michael Boatwright, Ryan Stogner, Destiny Mathews, Jesse Kalbas, Payton Spaulding, Jared Hollowell, Kaleb Skinner, Bronson Penrow, Alex Thomas, Adam Smith, Amelia Levins, Brant Gillespie, Cody Gilliam, Ariana Johnson, Leeah Geeting, Camille Pierner, Rhonda Parker, Ana Boyd and Erin Harrison .

Volunteer awards

The CSRA Area Agency on Aging has announced Betty Frank as Volunteer of the Year; First Baptist Church of Augusta, Volunteer Group of the Year Award; and the staff serving the Louisville Adult Day Care, Provider of the Year Award.

Gets planning grant

Dr. Susan Winsor , president of Aiken Technical College, has announced that ATC has been awarded a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education planning grant.

Tops in marketing

The South Aiken High School DECA team of Allie Nicosia and Shelby Smith was named a national finalist for their marketing research project. They placed first in the opening round of the national competition and advanced to the final round where they placed in the top 14 out of approximately 180 teams.

Other South Aiken DECA members recognized were:

Gold Award of Excellence for placing in the top 15 percent in their events -- Brittany Skinner and Ashley Coomes , Public Relations Campaign; and Laura Johnson and Lauren Hall , Entrepreneurship Project.

Helps Aiken Tech

Monsanto Co., Augusta, has donated $2,500 for a gear maintenance trainer at Aiken Technical College.

Starts endowment

Southern Bank & Trust recently donated $10,000 to the University of South Carolina Aiken to finance the Southern Bank & Trust Faculty Scholarship Excellence Endowment Fund.