• Air Force Airman Romane O. Graves graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Sheila Brown, of Hephzibah, and Kyle Graves, of Chesapeake, Va., and a 2012 graduate of Cross Creek High School.
• Marine Corps Pfc. John M. Yelton has graduated from Marine recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. He is the son of Sherri L. Randazzo, of Augusta, and Mark E. Yelton, of Grovetown. He is a 2005 graduate of Harlem High School.
• Air Force Airman Isiah Generette graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Tyron Generette, of Hephzibah, and Ruby Generette, of Dover, Del., and a 2012 graduate of Cross Creek High School.
The following students have graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University: McKaylie Diehl, Dana Freeman, Amanda Hollar, Lauren McDonagh, Celina McMillian, Asia O’Bryant, Kascion Outland and Katherine Sparks.
The following students were named to the merit list at Brenau University: Tiffany M. Abrahnai; Cynthia Rae Allen; Millard Allen; Taylor H. Barnett; Shamtell Beaty; Andrea Elise Bentley; Ashton Marie Browder; Kathryn Canterbury; Terry Annette Capers; and Shannon Denise Carter-Dunlap.
Also: Lucille Marie Donaldson; Lauren Nicole Evans; Narsha S. Gantz; Emily Renee Goman; Chauntilena Satoshia Goodwin; Erin Yvette Green; Dynitra Hall; William Thomas Hall; Darian Herrington; Tanya D. Merck; and La Shanda Mills.
Also: Mikki LaChet Morgan; Matthew Fleming Morrow; Lachero Nelson; Brittany Dawn Newsome; Fancy Nicole Norman; Marilyn Oliver; Patricia Gail Pace; Kimberly Chandrell Paige; Dawn Denise Panowich; and Rebecca Paige Pate.
Also: Jeremy D. Scott; Brittney Hope Stabile; Jemal F. Stukes; Ricky Thomas; Sarah Jennifer Katlyn Thomas; Kami Joy Tison; Jeffrey Austin Williams; Kristine Cleo Williams; Eric Lee Wingrove and Emma Jean Wright
The following students were named to the dean’s list at Brenau University: Amanda Dove Cash; Stephen Melton Colvin; Markesia N. Jones; Nancy M. Paradise; Shirley Mickens Rouse; Jeannette Starnes and Katoya Sherez Williams.
The Augusta Chapter of National Society Daughters of the American Revolutions have announced the winners of the 2012-2013 American History Essay Contest. The theme was “Forgotten Patriots Who Supported the American Struggle for Indpendence.” First place winners are: Krytyanna N. Moore, eighth grade, Hillcrest Baptist School; Taylor N. Lewis, seventh grade, Hillcrest Baptist School; Aiyanna Moore, sixth grade, Hillcrest Baptist School; Selena De La Ossa, fifth grade, Goshen Elementary School.
Second-place winners are: Mercedes Jackson, eighth grade, Hillcrest Baptist School; Kayla R. Washington, seventh grade, Hillcrest Baptist School; Karla Thomas, fifth grade, Goshen Elementary School.
Malik Robinson, a student at the Academy of Richmond County, has been chosen as a National Youth Delegate at the 2013 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University June 23-28. She will join 250 students from across the country to study leadership in environmental science and conservation.
Walton Foundation for Independence’s annual Wheelchair Tennis Championship was named the 2012 USTA Southern Wheelchair Tournament of the Year by the United States Tennis Association at an awards ceremony Jan. 12.
• Rebecca Ashley Wright, the district attorney for the Augusta Judicial Court, has been named to the 2013 Board of Trustees for Leadership Georgia. She was a 2010 Leadership Georgia graduate.
• Duncan and Kaci Johnson have been named leadership program chairs for 2013. They are 2012 Leadership Georgia graduates. Duncan is the president of Johnson Motor Co.