Employee of year
Richard S. Boggan, a primary care management coordinator, has been named the Augusta Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers' employee of the year.
Attend state event
Eight students from T.W. Josey High School attended the RVI State Conference and Competition on May 4-7 in Jekyll Island, Ga., Brittany Gillam placed first in professional foods, while Kylie Beasley placed first in nutrition and wellness. John Williams III placed third in automotive service technology. DeCarlos Manor served as 2004-05 Region 6 student representative on the RVI State Board.
Sara Anne Kavsak, of Augusta, daughter of Paul and Caren Kavsak, has received the Southern Talon Award from Georgia Southern University, Statesboro.
Paine College's Alpha Mu Boule of Sigma Pi Phi fraternity awarded the following area students the Drs. Isaiah "Ike" Washington and Justine Washington Endowment scholarships:
Branden D. Roane, George P. Butler High School; Kindrea C. Franklin, Glenn Hills High School; Vinson Lowell Baker II, Westside High School; Tiara Nicole Chapman, Academy of Richmond County; Elton Taylor Jr., Hephzibah High School; Reginald G. Cofer, T. W. Josey High School; Velshonya Lenay Jackson, Lucy C. Laney High School; John D. Tweedy, Cross Creek High School; Earl Stewart Jr., A.R. Johnson Health Sciences and Engineering School; and Breana J. Shepherd, Davidson Fine Arts School.
The following area students have received ROTC medals from the Augusta chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution:
Kashema Brooker, Academy of Richmond County; Jessica Pena, George P. Butler High School; Jamie Harris, Glenn Hills High School; Audrey Curtis, Hephzibah High School; Courtney Smiley, T.W. Josey High School; Brittany Sheppard, Lucy C. Laney High School; and Shaina Thomkins, Westside High School.
The Augusta chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has named the following students winners in the local Christopher Columbus Essay Contest: first place, Kimberly Clark, Glenn Hills High School; second place, Stephanie Carpenter, Hephzibah High School; third place: Tamilyus James Taylor, home-schooled.
On dean's list
l Grace Bowles, of Augusta, has been named to the dean's list at the University of South Carolina, Columbia.
l Robert J. Greene, a 2004 graduate of A. R. Johnson Health Sciences and Engineering School and son of Robert and Cynthia Greene, has been named to the dean's list at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro.
l Cherrelle Denise Kingsberry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Kingsberry, of Augusta, has been named to the dean's list at Pensacola Christian College, Fla.
l Sara Keel and Julianne David, both of Augusta, and Meilin Flores, of Hephzibah, have been named to the dean's list at Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia.
l The following area students have been named to the dean's list at Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Ga:
Molly Lynn Knab, Jennifer Elaine Maldonado, Alessia Marie Perry, Christina Marie Sesto, Jamal Amil Shareef, Rachel Melissa Slater, Augusta; and Novasia Ronne Shipp, Blythe.
l Christopher J. Phillips, of Augusta, has been named to the dean's list at Mississippi State University, Starkville.
l Thomas E. Day, Margaret K. Holmes, Rebecca A. Murchinson, Amy M. Rhoden, all of Augusta, have been named to the dean's list at Furman University, Greenville, S.C.
Rob Antonio Dicks, of Augusta, has earned a master of arts degree in teaching from LaGrange College, Georgia.
Wake Forest graduate
Nicholas Fitzhugh Stone, of Augusta, has earned a bachelor of science degree in analytical finance from Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Joseph Wayne Boyd, of Augusta, has earned a bachelor of arts degree in accounting from Wofford College, Spartanburg, S.C.
Augustans Thomas E. Day, William J. Hudson, Mary V. Hunter and Sara L. Pollock have earned degrees from Furman University, Greenville, S.C.
The following area students have earned degrees from Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Ga.:
Jennifer Elaine Maldonado, bachelor of arts in political science; LaConya Patrice Manuel, bachelor of arts in psychology; Cassie Itaska Mercer, master of education in communications disorders; Christina Marie Sesto, bachelor of arts in political science; Laura West, education specialist, instructional technology; Erin Lindsay Smith, Hephzibah, bachelor of science in early childhood education.
Tutt Middle School's baseball team has won the Richmond County baseball championship for a third consecutive year.
Augusta Christian High School's softball team won its first region championship in school history.
Serves as page
Patrick Benjamin Brown, son of Dr. Patricia A. Brown, served as a page for Rep. William Quincy Murphy at the Georgia House of Representatives during the 2005 legislative session.