Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Deal recognizes Georgians for acts of heroism in public safety

Gov. Nathan Deal announced today the recipients of the Governor’s Public Safety Awards at a ceremony at the state Capitol, recognizing eight public safety professionals for acts of heroism and five for contributions to the profession. The recipients were given medallions and their names were added to the GPSA monument at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.

“Georgia is proud to recognize our law enforcement officers and emergency responders for their commitment to Georgia’s public safety,” said Deal. “These individuals exhibit courage and dedication every day to keep us safe.”

The annual GPSA program began in 1998 to recognize the outstanding accomplishments and commitment of Georgia’s public safety community.

“We are honored to have the opportunity to pay tribute to Georgia’s public safety professionals who risk their lives daily and sacrifice time away from their families to protect our citizens,” said Timothy J. Bearden, GPSA committee chairman and GPSTC director.

The GPSA program recognizes public safety professionals in the following two categories:

Act of Heroism – Recognizes those who performed an exceptional deed which resulted in saving lives and/or protecting property.

Outstanding Contribution which Enhanced the Profession – Job performance which had an overwhelming positive effect on the overall profession.

Personnel from each discipline of public safety as well as state employees with public safety authority were eligible to receive the award. Nominations were submitted by local governments, state agencies, associations, police departments, sheriff’s offices, correctional facilities, fire departments, 9-1-1 communications, emergency medical services and emergency management agencies.

Recipients of the 2011 Governor’s Public Safety Awards are as follows:

Heroism Recipients

· Jonathan Barton, Hall County Fire Services

· J.A. Baileym, Gwinnett County Police Department

· D.J. Mitchem, Gwinnett County Police Department

· Jeremy Battle, Gordon County Sheriff’s Office

· Chad Phillips, Gordon County Sheriff’s Office

· Josh Cochran, Gordon County Sheriff’s Office

· Eric Wilkes, Georgia Department of Public Safety

· Jeff Shoemaker, Hall County Sheriff’s Office

Contribution to Profession Recipients

· Jimmie R. Murkerson, Early County Sheriff’s Office

· Tim Brogdon, South Georgia Medical Center

· John E. Harrison, Georgia Department of Public Safety

· Mark C. McLeod, Georgia Department of Public Safety

· Frederick D. Snellings, Jr., Georgia Department of Public Safety

For further details on each of the honorees, please visit the Georgia Public Safety Training Center’s web site at www.gpstc.org and click on the link marked Governor’s Public Safety Awards.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Gatorade® National Girls Soccer Player of the Year: Morgan Brian

/PRNewswire/ -- In its 26th year of honoring the nation's best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with ESPN RISE, today announced Morgan Brian of Frederica Academy (St. Simons, Ga.) as its 2010-11 Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year. Brian was surprised with the news in a meeting with her teammates by Atlanta Beat (Women's Professional Soccer) and former U.S. Women's National Team defender Cat Reddick Whitehill, also a two-time Gatorade State Girls Soccer Player of the Year.

"It felt great to surprise Morgan with the Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year award and welcome her into one of the most prestigious legacy programs in high school sports," said 2004 gold medalist Cat Reddick Whitehill. "Gatorade has been on the sidelines fueling athletic performance for years, so to be recognized by a brand that understands the game and truly helps athletes perform is a huge honor for these kids."

As the recipient of the 230th Gatorade National Player of the Year trophy to be awarded since 1985, Brian becomes the first student-athlete from the state of Georgia to earn Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year honors. Only three other Georgians have earned Gatorade National Player of the Year recognition in any sport—highlighted by NBA superstar Dwight Howard of Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy (2003-04, Atlanta) and 2011 WNBA Draft No. 1 pick Maya Moore of Collins Hill HS (2006-07, Suwanee).

The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes Brian as the nation's best high school girls' soccer player. A national advisory panel comprised of sport-specific experts and sports journalists helped select Brian from more than 356,000 girls soccer players nationwide. Brian is now a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade Female High School Athlete of the Year award, to be presented at a special ceremony prior to The ESPY Awards in July.

The 5-foot-7 senior midfielder led the Knights to a 17-2-1 record and a fourth straight Georgia Independent School Association Class AA state title. Brian scored 71 goals and passed for 30 assists this past season. A two-time Gatorade Georgia Girls Soccer Player of the Year, she was the 2010 National Soccer Coaches Association of America Youth Player of the Year for club competition and the 2010 PARADE National Player of the Year. She recorded 186 goals and 95 assists in her prep soccer career, which began as an 8th grader, helping Frederica Academy to five consecutive state finals. Brian has been a regular call-up to U.S. Soccer's youth national teams, playing in the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in 2008 and captaining the U.S. U-17s squad in 2010.

Brian has maintained a 3.81 GPA in the classroom, and served as Class President from 2008-10 and Class Secretary from 2006-08. She is also a co-founder and the one of the lead fundraisers for the Many Hearts One Goal Foundation, which won an AT&T National Sportsmanship Award in 2011 for the work done to benefit the Under-17 Haitian Women's National Team displaced by that country's 2010 earthquake. Brian has also volunteered locally on behalf of Habitat for Humanity, the Relay for Life and the Manna House, providing meals for the needy. A member of her local Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter and Sevenoseven Ministries, a faith-based youth mentoring group, she is also a licensed youth soccer coach, donating her time as an instructor for Florida's Clay County Soccer Club.

"I think she will be an important player with the U.S. Women's National Team moving forward," says Mike Dickey, Technical Advisor for U.S. Soccer. "Her brain is as good as anyone's we have playing that position right now. She's special. If she stays healthy, she's got a chance to be very influential in U.S. Soccer. Her commitment and make-up are tremendous and she continues to make great strides. There's nobody like her."

Brian has signed a National Letter of Intent to play soccer on scholarship at the University of Virginia this fall.

"Without question, Morgan is deserving of recognition as the nation's best high school girls soccer player based on her statistics on the field and the impact her accomplishments have had on Frederica Academy's success," said Gatorade Senior Vice President of Sports Marketing Jennifer Storms. "But she is also a shining example to peers and aspiring young athletes of what a leader and a student-athlete should be. She represents everything we hope for in a Gatorade Player of the Year recipient."

The Gatorade Player of the Year program annually recognizes one winner in the District of Columbia and each of the 50 states that sanction high school football, girls volleyball, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, baseball, softball, and boys and girls track & field, and awards one National Player of the Year in each sport. The selection process is administered by ESPN RISE and the Gatorade high school sports leadership team, which work with top sport-specific experts and a media advisory board of accomplished, veteran prep sports journalists to determine the state winners in each sport.

For more information on the Gatorade Player of the Year program, including nomination information, a complete list of former winners, and future announcement dates, visit the Gatorade Player of the Year web site at http://playeroftheyear.gatorade.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GatoradePOY or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Gatorade.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Top 20 Finalists Selected in WFN: World Fishing Network's Search for the Ultimate Fishing Town USA Presented by Eagle Claw

/PRNewswire/ -- After a nationwide vote for more than 300 towns across the USA, 20 have earned a spot in the final round of voting for WFN's Ultimate Fishing Town USA which begins today. Online voting at www.WFNFishingTown.com closes May 31 and the winner will be announced in June at a ceremony in the winning community.

In addition to national recognition, the top town will earn a $25,000 community donation for fishing-related cause(s), 10 WaveSpin Reels and a feature about their town, airing on WFN: World Fishing Network, North America's only 24/7 fishing channel. The second and third place communities will earn a $5,000 and $2,500 donations respectively.

The Top 20 towns are: Annapolis, MD; Bainbridge, GA; Baudette, MN; Boulder Junction, WI; Bradford, PA; Denver, CO; Destin, FL; Florence, AL; Gladstone, MI; Gold Beach, OR; Grand Isle, LA; Hartsel, CO; Homer, AK; Kissimmee, FL; Richmond Hill, GA; Roscoe, NY; Seward, AK ; Waddington, NY; Winthrop Harbor, IL; and Zapata, TX.

"We were overwhelmed with the heartwarming photos, videos and stories sent in support of more than 300 towns," said Shauna Gosevitz, Sr. Director of Marketing for WFN. "Communities with barely 1,000 residents earned a spot alongside highly populated cities, underscoring the unique spirit and camaraderie of anglers from destinations both large and small. It is now up to the voters to determine WFN's Ultimate Fishing Town USA ."

The promotion is being supported by Eagle Claw, proud manufacturers of fishing gear and tackle in the USA since 1925 and WaveSpin Reels, the only reel with a tangle-free guarantee. Charter Communications is supporting the contest through multiple marketing tactics. In addition, Knology will promote WFN's Ultimate Fishing Town USA in various markets and AT&T u-verse will be supporting the contest by broadcasting promo spots on their barker channel.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Two Georgia Youth Honored for Volunteerism at National Award Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Two Georgia students, Andrew Mirolli, 18, of Acworth and Tiffani Alexander, 13, of Covington, were honored in the nation’s capital last night for their outstanding volunteer work during the presentation of The 2011 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. The two young people – along with 100 other top youth volunteers from across the country – received $1,000 awards as well as personal congratulations from Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon at the 16th annual award ceremony and gala dinner reception, held at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.

Drew and Tiffani were named the top high school and middle level youth volunteers in Georgia last February. In addition to their cash awards, they received engraved silver medallions and an all-expense-paid trip with their parents to Washington, D.C., for this week’s recognition events.

“The Prudential Spirit of Community honorees have seen problems in their communities and around the world and have taken action,” said Ms. Sarandon. “Their compassion to help others should give us all a lot of hope for the future.”

Drew, a senior at North Paulding High School, launched an educational and fund-raising campaign to fight poverty both locally and internationally, built around an annual “challenge week” during which teens in his community voluntarily experience poverty by living on $2 a day. Three years ago, while listening to a presentation about displaced students in Uganda, “I was personally asked, “How far would you go to help children with no voice?” said Drew. He took the question very seriously. Drew and two friends put away their cell phones and car keys, gathered firewood, and lived in the woods for five nights to see what it’s like to survive on $2 a day – the amount that 60 percent of the world lives on. “I experienced five days of headaches, an empty stomach growling, my mind not being able to concentrate, and a sore body from sleeping on the ground,” he said. Nevertheless, Drew and his friends still attended school every day, while collecting donations for a charity serving children in Uganda.

After the experience, Drew researched poverty in Georgia and, disturbed by what he found, was determined to raise money and awareness to fight poverty both at home and abroad. He formed a leadership team to help plan a second week of self-imposed poverty and fund-raising, and challenged all of the students in his school to take part. Drew and his team found homes to host “ChallengeWeek” participants, created registration and permission forms, shopped for food, and set up a nonprofit organization, Operation Poverty, and a website at www.operationpoverty.com. Forty-seven students signed up, and during the week, Drew coordinated an all-school assembly focusing on poverty in Uganda, and held class competitions for donations. Last year, 97 students from area high schools participated in the challenge and all schools throughout Paulding County collected 32,000 canned food items for a food pantry along with 750 articles of teen clothing. In addition, Drew and his team have raised $12,480, with half going to a local food pantry, and the other half helping to rebuild a girls’ dormitory in Uganda.

Tiffani, a member of the Rockdale County 4-H and a homeschooled eighth-grader, created and presided over a “bug club” for children through Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale (PCAR), a family strengthening and abuse prevention program offered at a local church. Tiffani has been volunteering with PCAR in the church’s nursery since sixth grade. “There were 197 substantiated cases of child abuse and neglect in Rockdale County in 2008,” Tiffani said. “I am appalled at the thought of children being abused. I volunteer with PCAR to help combat this vicious abuse.” While she enjoyed being a nursery helper, she wanted to do more. As a teen leader in her local 4-H club, Tiffani has always been interested in entomology. So she decided to share her knowledge and appreciation of bugs with the children at the center in a club she calls “Butterflies, Beetles, and Bees, Oh My!”

After receiving permission for her club, Tiffani had to spend about three hours a week planning and organizing lessons that were age appropriate for children from 6 to 12 years old. She also caught insects in her backyard to share with the children and brought her pet beetles, Jersey and Huron. Some of the club’s activities included designing butterflies to reflect the children’s personalities, creating pictures of insects out of seeds, and learning the process of insect metamorphosis. In addition to learning how bugs affect the world and how to stay safe around them, Tiffani also attempted to teach the children to be more sensitive to one another through their gentle handling of the insects. “It is very rewarding to give back to your community,” said Tiffani. “There is no pay or accolades, just the joy of knowing that you made a difference in someone else’s life.”

“Drew and Tiffani represent young Americans who have a strong sense of community and who are dedicated to improving our neighborhoods, our nation and our world,” said John R. Strangfeld, chairman and CEO of Prudential Financial, Inc. “With great anticipation, we look forward to their future achievements as they continue to spread the spirit of community.”

More than 29,000 young people participated in the 2011 awards program last fall through schools, Girl Scout councils, county 4-H organizations, American Red Cross chapters, YMCAs and affiliates of the Points of Light Institute’s HandsOn Network. The top middle level and high school applicants in each state were selected in February, and were flown to Washington this week with their parents for four days of special recognition events.

Conducted in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards were created 16 years ago by Prudential Financial to encourage youth volunteerism and to identify and reward young role models.

“The young women and men in America’s schools are nothing short of amazing, and nowhere is this more evident than amongst this year’s award recipients,” said NASSP President Jana Frieler. “They possess a keen intellect, servant hearts, capable leadership skills, and are filled with energy and ambition. NASSP and Prudential are honored to recognize them.”

More information about The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards and this year’s honorees can be found at http://spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit.

NASSP is the leading organization of and national voice for middle level and high school principals, assistant principals, and all school leaders from across the United States and more than 45 countries around the world. NASSP provides research-based professional development and resources, networking, and advocacy to build the capacity of middle level and high school leaders to continually improve student performance. Reflecting its longstanding commitment to student leadership development as well, NASSP administers the National Honor Society™, National Junior Honor Society®, National Elementary Honor Society®, and National Association of Student Councils®. For more information about NASSP, located in Reston, VA, visit www.nassp.org.

Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), a financial services leader, has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Prudential’s diverse and talented employees are committed to helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth through a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, investment management, and real estate services. In the U.S., Prudential’s iconic Rock symbol has stood for strength, stability, expertise and innovation for more than a century. For more information, please visit http://www.news.prudential.com/

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

UGA announces 2011 Georgia Science and Engineering Fair winners

Six-hundred-fifty Georgia middle and high school students won more than 400 awards at the 63rd Georgia Science and Engineering Fair hosted by the University of Georgia recently at the Classic Center in Athens. Prizes ranged from savings bonds and educational trips to an engraved geologist’s pick.
The highest honor, the Jackson Electric Membership Corporation Pinnacle Award, went to Spencer Wilson of Moultrie for his project “Construction of a Feasible Einstein-Szilard Refrigerated System.”

Four top students were selected to advance to the 2011Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles May 8-13. They are Raja Selvakumar, Alpharetta; Charles Ramey, Newton; Elliott Chung, Duluth; and Uchenna Anunobi, Conyers. Yash Mehta, Roswell, will attend as the Merial Biological ISEF Trip Observer.

Twenty-four other students selected directly from the State Affiliated Regional Fairs also will attend. These Georgia students will compete against winners from more than 1,600 high school students from all 50 states and 60countries, regions and territoriesto display their independent research.

In addition to the grand awards, entrants in the GSEF competed for prizes honoring best achievements in specific scientific areas. There were more than 100 special award donors from government, professional and educational organizations, colleges, universities, corporations and individual sponsors.

In other major prizes, Andy Kim, Athens, and Spencer Wilson, Colquitt County, were selected to represent Georgia at the 2011 National Youth Science Camp June 30-July 24 in West Virginia.

The Junior Division Student Choice Awards were new this year. Winners were selected by their sixth through eighth-grade peers.

The awards included Students’ Choice, received by Kyanna Simone Simpson, Chapel Hill Middle School. The I Never Would Have Thought of That Award was received by Austin Hyder and Trevor Ruhl, Carver Road Middle School, for “Electromagnetism of Nonmagnetic Metals Prove Lenz’s Law.” The Grossest Project Award was received by Akira Stobaeus, St. Francis Xavier School, for his project “Effectiveness of Two Different Dewormers in a Goat Population.”

Exhibits in the fair included projects in 17 categories, including animal behavior, biochemistry, engineering, physics and astronomy. Participants earned the opportunity to compete in the state fair by winning first or second place in their category in one of the 21 affiliated regional fairs.

More than 200 volunteer judges from the University System of Georgia, other institutions, contributing organizations and industry judged the projects on scientific merit and process, engineering goals, and presentation. Joe Hughes of Georgia Institute of Technology served as judging chairperson, supervising three tiers of judges.

Donors who presented awards included Christopher Hovorka with the Applied Prosthetics and Orthotics Award, Kay Parks of Jackson EMC, and Antonio Figueras with the National Aeronautics and Space Awards.

UGA has coordinated the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair since 1948. It is made possible by the support of the Jackson Electric Membership Corporation, Merial Inc., the Georgia Center for Continuing Education, Georgia Institute of Technology and dozens of other Georgia corporations and businesses.



AwardCountyStudent
Outstanding Sustainability Project AwardBaldwinKenneth Mcgill
Stockholm Junior Water Prize Regional Award - 1st Place Senior Div.BaldwinKenneth Mcgill
Inspiring Excellence Award - StudentBaldwinGeovic Jadol
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Best in Category Award Senior Div.BarrowBrooke Oxley
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Best in Category Award Senior Div.BarrowCharley Denmark
H. O. Lund Entomology Club Award 1st Place SeniorBibbCarolyn Krauss
American Association For Clinical Chemistry Se Region Award Junior Div.BibbKyrie Hugdahl
Ga. Academy of Aviation, Math, Engineering & Science Student of Promise, Junior Div.BibbKyrie Hugdahl
Regional Fair Director Honors Award Senior Div.BrooksSunnie Dee Wynn
Merial Biotechnology Award 2nd Place SeniorBullochSupriya Immaneni
National Association Of Biology Teachers Award Senior Div.BullochSupriya Immaneni
UGA Microbiology Department Award Junior Div.ButtsBrianna Deraney
Ga. Microscopical Society Lucy B Mccrone Student Science Award Junior Div.CamdenIrina Rochon
UGA Microbiology Department Award Senior Div.CarrollJonathan Zot
Broadcom Masters NomineeChathamAllen Charles Williams
National Aeronautics And Space Administration Award Junior Div.ChathamAllen Charles Williams
UGA Geology Department AwardChathamGrace Darling
American Meteorological Society AwardChathamEric Lau
U.S. Air Force Achievement AwardChathamEric Lau
U.S. Navy And U.S. Marine Corps Award - Senior Div.ChathamEric Lau
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Best in Category Award Senior Div.ChathamEric Lau
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Grand Award Top Ten State RecognitionChathamEric Lau
U.S. Metric Association AwardChathamGrant Shillington
American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics Award 2nd Place JuniorCherokeeCameron Buice
National Aeronautics and Space Administration Award Junior Div.CherokeeCameron Buice
Georgia Veterinary Medical Auxiliary AwardCherokeeKate Haruch
National Association Of Biology Teachers Award Junior Div.CherokeeKate Haruch
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Best in Category Award Senior Div.CherokeeYash Mehta
Merial Biological Isef Trip Observer AwardCherokeeYash Mehta
UGA Crop & Soil Sciences Department Agronomics Award Senior Div.CherokeeMary Margaret Penniman
National Youth Science Camp AwardClarkeAndrew Kim
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Best in Category Award Senior Div.ClarkeAndrew Kim
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Grand Award Top Ten State RecognitionClarkeAndrew Kim
American Water Works Association Georgia Section Award 1st Place JuniorClarkeEvan Newman
Marco Newman
UGA Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources Award Junior Div.ClarkeEvan Newman
Marco Newman
UGA Biomedical Health And Sciences Institute Award Junior Div.ClarkeAngelina Choi
U.S. Navy And U.S. Marine Corps Award - Junior Div.ClarkeSerena Mon
Inspiring Excellence Award - StudentClaytonQuang Phuc Kieu N.
UGA Mathematics Department Award Junior Div.ClaytonQuang Phuc Kieu N.
Broadcom Masters NomineeClaytonEmmanuel Ojo-Osagie
National Aeronautics And Space Administration Award Senior Div.CobbSamantha Daigle
Broadcom Masters NomineeCobbCaroline Poston
Broadcom Masters NomineeCobbPraveen Doluweera
Broadcom Masters NomineeCobbConnor Barre
Broadcom Masters NomineeCobbCharles Sexton
Broadcom Masters NomineeCobbJames Sexton
UGA Crop & Soil Sciences Department Agronomics Award Junior Div.CobbJames Sexton
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Best in Category Award Junior Div.CobbJames Sexton
Georgia Engineering Foundation Award Senior Div.ColquittSpencer Wilson
National Youth Science Camp AwardColquittSpencer Wilson
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Best in Category Award Senior Div.ColquittSpencer Wilson
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Grand Award Top Ten State RecognitionColquittSpencer Wilson
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair/Jackson Emc Pinnacle AwardColquittSpencer Wilson
Stockholm Junior Water Prize Regional Award - 2nd Place Senior Div.ColquittStephen Bozeman
Broadcom Masters NomineeColquittJacob Lynch
Inspiring Excellence Award - StudentColquittJacob Lynch
Inspiring Excellence Award - StudentCowetaCharles Ramey
National Aeronautics and Space Administration Award Senior Div.CowetaCharles Ramey
U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps Award - Senior Div.CowetaCharles Ramey
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Best In Category Award Senior Div.CowetaCharles Ramey
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair/Jackson Emc Isef TripCowetaCharles Ramey
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Grand Award Top Ten State RecognitionCowetaCharles Ramey
Inspiring Excellence Award - TeacherCowetaWarren Bernard
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Best In Category Award Senior Div.DeKalbJessica Simon
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Best In Category Award Senior Div.DeKalbStephen Woolfitt
Broadcom Masters NomineeDeKalbAomeng Cui
U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps Award - Junior Div.DeKalbKyanna Simone Simpson
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Best In Category Award Junior Div.DeKalbKyanna Simone Simpson
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Student Choice AwardDeKalbKyanna Simone Simpson
Georgia Biogeneius Challenge Award AlternateDeKalbKathleen Dinapoli
Natural Resources Conservation Service Award of Excellence Senior Div.DeKalbKathleen Dinapoli
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Best In Category Award Senior Div.DeKalbKathleen Dinapoli
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Best In Category Award Junior Div.DeKalbBrian Song
Broadcom Masters NomineeDeKalbConner Reinhardt
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Best In Category Award Junior Div.DeKalbConner Reinhardt
Advanced Academy of Georgia - Science/Creativity Award Junior Div.DeKalbJonathan Yaeger
Broadcom Masters NomineeDeKalbJonathan Yaeger
U.S. Navy And U.S. Marine Corps Award - Junior Div.DeKalbJonathan Yaeger
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Best In Category Award Junior Div.DeKalbJonathan Yaeger
Broadcom Masters NomineeDeKalbSang-Chan Kim
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Best In Category Award Junior Div.DeKalbSang-Chan Kim
Advanced Academy of Georgia - Science/Creativity Award Senior Div.DeKalbJoshua Traynelis
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Best In Category Award Senior Div.DeKalbJoshua Traynelis
Association of Women Geoscientists AwardDeKalbMallory Larson
Broadcom Masters NomineeDeKalbWilliam Moise
National Aeronautics and Space Administration Award Junior Div.DeKalbAlix Valcin Iii
UGA Artificial Intelligence Institute Award Junior Div.DoughertySteven Feng
UGA Computer Science Department Award Junior Div.DoughertySteven Feng
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Best In Category Award Junior Div.DoughertySteven Feng
Sapps Award For Excellence in Botany 1st Place SeniorFayetteOmar Martinez-Uribe
UGA Physics & Astronomy Department Award Junior Div.FayetteMatthew Harmon
U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps Award - Junior Div.FayetteMatthew Harmon
Broadcom Masters NomineeFayetteNicholas Powell
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Best In Category Award Junior Div.FayetteJonathan Ciecka
Inspiring Excellence Award - StudentFayetteTommy Erbe
Drew Halbert
Natural Resources Conservation Service Award of Excellence Junior Div.ForsythGabriel Shook
Broadcom Masters NomineeForsythSamantha Hudock
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Best In Category Award Junior Div.ForsythSamantha Hudock
Regional Fair Director Honors Award Junior Div.ForsythTrent Wagner
Zachary Williams
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Best In Category Award Senior Div.FultonAnanth Punyala
Georgia Microscopical Society Walter C Mccrone Student Science Award Senior Div.FultonKeith Jones
National Aeronautics and Space Administration Award Senior Div.FultonJason Lathbury
National Aeronautics and Space Administration Award Senior Div.FultonZoe Schneider
Georgia Biogeneius Challenge AwardFultonJessica Allison
Sapps Award For Excellence in Botany 2nd Place SeniorFultonJessica Allison
National Aeronautics and Space Administration Award Senior Div.FultonAnirudh Tadanki
Spie - International Soceity for Optical Engineering Award 3rd PlaceFultonAnirudh Tadanki
Agricultural Research Service Award for Excellence in Ag Science Senior Div.FultonRaja Selvakumar
Georgia Biogeneius Challenge AwardFultonRaja Selvakumar
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Best in Category Award Senior Div.FultonRaja Selvakumar
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair/Jackson Emc Isef TripFultonRaja Selvakumar
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Grand Award Top Ten State RecognitionFultonRaja Selvakumar
Spie - International Society For Optical Engineering Award 2nd PlaceFultonSamuel Eppstein
American Meteorological Society AwardFultonJa’sharee Bush
American Water Works Association Georgia Section Award 1st Place SeniorFultonJulia Abelsky
Broad River Watershed Association AwardFultonJulia Abelsky
UGA Eco-Reach Environmental Achievement Award Senior Div.FultonJulia Abelsky
American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics Award 1st Place SeniorFultonAnthony Chen
Siva Movva
Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Atlanta Chapter Award Senior Div.FultonAnand Srinivasan
Prosthetics and Orthotics Wearable Technology AwardFultonAnand Srinivasan
UGA Artificial Intelligence Institute Award Senior Div.FultonAnand Srinivasan
U.S. Air Force Achievement AwardFultonAnand Srinivasan
Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Atlanta Chapter Award Faculty SponsoredFultonMegan Nettuno
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Best in Category Award Junior Div.FultonNicole Izmaylov
American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics Award 2nd Place SeniorFulton
Gwinnett
Kirill Psarev
Brandon Whitlatch
American Chemical Society Georgia Section Award 2nd Place SeniorFutonRaja Selvakumar
Broadcom Masters NomineeGlynnJason Michael Bennett Jr.
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair “Grossest Project” AwardGlynnAkira Stobaeus
UGA Foundation Scholarship AwardGordonHunter Pruitt
UGA Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources Award Senior Div.GordonHunter Pruitt
American Association for Clinical Chemistry Se Region Award Senior Div.GwinnettVivek Patel
UGA Cellular Biology Department Award Senior Div.GwinnettVivek Patel
U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps Award - Senior Div.GwinnettVivek Patel
UGA Cellular Biology Department Award Junior Div.GwinnettAndrew Ford
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Grand Award Top Ten State RecognitionGwinnettElliott Chung
UGA Foundation Scholarship AwardGwinnettShawn Albert
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Best in Category Award Senior Div.GwinnettShawn Albert
Broadcom Masters NomineeGwinnettAmanda Mayo
H. O. Lund Entomology Club Award 1st Place JuniorGwinnettAmanda Mayo
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Best In Category Award Junior Div.GwinnettAmanda Mayo
Ga. Academy of Aviation, Math, Engineering & Science Student of Promise Award Sr. Div.GwinnettSitan Chen
UGA Mathematics Department Award Senior Div.GwinnettSitan Chen
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Best In Category Award Senior Div.GwinnettSitan Chen
American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics Award 1st Place JuniorGwinnettMarian Metzger
Broadcom Masters NomineeGwinnettMarian Metzger
National Aeronautics and Space Administration Award Junior Div.GwinnettMarian Metzger
American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics Award 3rd Place SeniorGwinnettSamuel Gauspohl; 
Daniel Ting
U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps Award - Senior Div.GwinnettSamuel Gauspohl;
Daniel Ting
Broadcom Masters NomineeGwinnettVikram Varadarajan
U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps Award - Junior Div.GwinnettVikram Varadarajan
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Best In Category Award Junior Div.GwinnettAndrew Ford
Intel Excellence in Computer Science AwardGwinnettElliott Chung
UGA Computer Science Department Award Senior Div.GwinnettElliott Chung
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Best in Category Award Senior Div.GwinnettElliott Chung
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair/Jackson Emc Isef TripGwinnettElliott Chung
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Grand Award Top Ten State RecognitionGwinnettSitan Chen
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Best In Category Award Junior Div.GwinnettD. Ryan Bhowmik
Stockholm Junior Water Prize Regional Award - Junior Div.GwinnettEmma Carlson
Broadcom Masters NomineeGwinnettEvann Brantley
UGA Physics & Astronomy Department Award Senior Div.Gwinnett
Jackson
Gwinnett
Guillermo Bautista;
He Sun Kim;
Sunyoung Wang
American Chemical Society Georgia Section Award 2nd Place JuniorHarrisRobert "Kyle" Newman
American Chemical Society Georgia Section Award 2nd Place JuniorHenryDarius Cleary
National Aeronautics and Space Administration Award Junior Div.HoustonJacob Elliott
Broadcom Masters NomineeHoustonKenny Higginbotham
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Best in Category Award Junior Div.HoustonKenny Higginbotham
Broadcom Masters NomineeHoustonCullen Shope
Broadcom Masters NomineeHoustonJustin Saetina
Broadcom Masters NomineeHoustonSabina Banit
Agricultural Research Service Award for Excellence in Ag Science Junior Div.HoustonShivani Dhir
Georgia Health Sciences University AwardPauldingJamie Bingham
Merial Biotechnology Award 1st Place SeniorPauldingJamie Bingham
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair/Jackson Emc Isef Trip AlternatePauldingJamie Bingham
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Grand Award Top Ten State RecognitionPauldingJamie Bingham
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Pin Design AwardRabunSarah Barr
Broadcom Masters NomineeRockdaleAlexis Mack
Spie - International Society For Optical Engineering Award 1st PlaceRockdaleAna Sofia Tuttle
U.S. Air Force Achievement AwardRockdaleAna Sofia Tuttle
Outstanding Sustainability Project AwardRockdaleFaustine Li
UGA Biomedical Health And Sciences Institute Award Senior Div.RockdaleLauren Reagin
American Chemical Society Georgia Section Award 1st Place SeniorRockdaleUchenna Anunobi
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Best in Category Award Senior Div.RockdaleUchenna Anunobi
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair/Jackson Emc Isef TripRockdaleUchenna Anunobi
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Grand Award Top Ten State RecognitionRockdaleUchenna Anunobi
Georgia Biogeneius Challenge Award AlternateRockdaleVander Harris
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Best in Category Award Senior Div.RockdaleVander Harris
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Grand Award Top Ten State RecognitionRockdaleVander Harris
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Best In Category Award Junior Div.RockdaleCarlan Ivey
Broadcom Masters NomineeRockdaleMai Nguyen
Georgia Engineering Foundation Award Junior Div.RockdaleMai Nguyen
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Best in Category Award Junior Div.RockdaleMai Nguyen
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair “I Never Would Have Thought of That” AwardSpalding
Pike
Austin Hyder;
Trevor Michael Ruhl
Merial Biotechnology Award 2nd Place JuniorThomasJacob Rieber
Iota Sigma Pi Promethium Chapter Award - Women in Chemistry Junior Div.WaltonChristina To
American Chemical Society Georgia Section Award 1st Place JuniorWaltonChristina To
Broadcom Masters NomineeWaltonChristina To
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Best in Category Award Junior Div.WaltonChristina To
Broadcom Masters NomineeWaltonClaudia Gaither
Merial Biotechnology Award 1st Place JuniorWaltonAnnie Miller
American Chemical Society Georgia Section Award 3rd Place SeniorWashingtonElizabeth Layton
Iota Sigma Pi Promethium Chapter Award - Women in Chemistry Junior Div.WashingtonElizabeth Layton
Broadcom Masters NomineeWashingtonMeghan Toler
Broadcom Masters NomineeWashingtonStariel Oberry




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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

SCAD Wins 7th Equestrian National Championship

/PRNewswire/ -- The Savannah College of Art and Design equestrian team captured their seventh American National Riding Commission's National Intercollegiate Equitation Championship that was held April 15-17 at the Ronald C. Waranch Equestrian Center.

The Bees have also won ANRC team titles in 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010, making 2011 four-in-a-row. Members of the team were Kelse Bonham, Paul Frederick and Caroline Ingalls. SCAD also had two other riders - Lydia Todd and Henrietta Armstrong - compete as individuals.

The championship was divided into three phases – dressage sportif, hunter trials equitation, and hunter seat. The dressage sportif portion counted 40 percent of the total score while the hunter trials equitation and hunter seat equitation counted 30 percent each.

SCAD's Kelse Bonham bested 34 other riders to defend her individual title that she won in both 2009 and 2010. It's the sixth time a SCAD rider has won the individual title in the event. Armstrong also was named reserved individual champion in the event. It's the first time in the program's history that the Bees claimed the top two honors at the event.

SCAD's team in the novice division were also named reserve champions. Members of the novice team included. Taylor Brown, Hayley Bolton and Erin Hickey. Annie Patterson also competed for the Bees as an individual in the novice division.

SCAD returns to action May 5 when the Bees will compete in the IHSA National Championship in Lexington, Ky.

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Friday, April 1, 2011

Mountain View High wins Northrop Grumman scholarship in UGA TEAMS competition

A team of students from Mountain View High School in Gwinnett County was awarded a Northrop Grumman scholarship in the Junior Engineering Technical Society’s 2011 Tests of Engineering, Aptitude, Mathematics and Science competition recently hosted by the University of Georgia.

Teams from Gwinnett School of Math, Science and Technology and Heritage High School joined the Mountain View High team in the academic competition that had the theme “Smart Energy. Clean Planet.”

The Northrop Grumman scholarship will fund TEAMS conference registration fees for Mountain View High.The Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company that provides innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide

“TEAMS brings math and science to life for students, fostering creativity, critical thinking, teamwork and problem solving,” said John Mativo, an assistant professor in the College of Education’s department of workforce education, leadership and social foundations, and a member of theUGA Faculty of Engineering, who co-directed the competition.

The event featured high school students, grades nine to 12, participating in teams of four to eight members, using real-world applications of math and science to solve some of today’s greatest engineering challenges. There were two parts: a 90-minute, 80-multiple choice question session, and a 90-minute, open-ended, four-question session.

Approximately 30 participating students also saw demonstrations of and interacted with robotics in a presentation by Chi Thai, an associate professor in the department of biological and agricultural engineering and member of the faculty of engineering who co-directed the event. They also learned about and participated in the creation of a virtual reality scenario by Kyle Johnsen, a member of the UGA Faculty of Engineering. Cindy Crawford, a representative of the UGA Admissions Office, also made a presentation.

The TEAMS event was assisted by Nancy Vandergrift, a program coordinator with the UGA Office of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education and six UGA students from the department of workforce education, leadership and social foundations.

More than 14,000 students across the country participate annually in TEAMS competitions. Questions are aligned with national education standards. UGA is one of two sites hosting the competition in Georgia. The other site is the Atlanta University Center. The next Junior Engineer Technical TEAMS competition will be hosted at UGA on Feb. 22, 2012.

TEAMS competition site sponsors include Harvard University, Itasca Community College, National Education Partnership Alliance, Shell and Starbucks.

For more information about TEAMS, see www.jets.org/teams/. For more information about Northrop Grumman, see www.northropgrumman.com/. For more information about UGA College of Education see www.coe.uga.edu/.

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