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BoE recognized student achievement
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More than a dozen students from schools across Bryan County were recognized for various scholastic achievements by the Board of Education during its regular meeting Thursday at Richmond Hill Elementary School.
Superintendent Dr. Paul Brooksher presented Fiaz Saulat, a student at Richmond Hill High School, with a certificate for his selection in the Georgia Governor’s Honors program — a four-week residential summer program for gifted and talented high-school juniors and seniors.
Also recognized were the student alternates for the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program from Bryan County: Justin Faircloth and Amber Patterson from Bryan County High School; and Sarah Barry, James Gormley, Zacharia Humric and Prabhjot Minhas from Richmond Hill High School.
Brooksher also presented certificates to students in kindergarten-12th grade for their participation in the Young Georgia Authors Contest. The students were named district winners and their writings will go on to the state level.
Recognized were Cathryn Martin, kindergartener at Richmond Hill Primary School; Elena Rosmussen, first-grader at RHPS; Nickolas Langes, second-grader at  Lanier Primary School; Annabelle Hartley, third-grader at Richmond Hill Elementary School; Sara Pugsley, fourth-grader at G.W. Carver Elementary School; and Alexandria Gholston, fifth-grader at Bryan County Elementary School.
Students who also received a certificate were Rosie Walker, sixth-grader at Bryan County Middle School; Christian Maude, seventh-grader at BCMS; Avery Waters, eighth-grader at Richmond Hill Middle School; Josephine Suss, freshman at Bryan County High School; Alyssa Scarboro, junior at Richmond Hill High School; and Emily Pearson, senior at RHHS.
The Young Georgia Author’s competition is co-sponsored by the Georgia Department of Education and the Georgia Council of Teachers of English.
Also during the meeting:
• The board approved a payment of $321,529.14 to the Bryan County Board of Commissioners for its share and use of the well site  the future South Bryan elementary school.
• The board approved a request from the Pembroke Public Library to use the BCES cafeteria for its summer reading program performances from June 5-July 24 from 10 a.m. to noon.
• A donation of $1,646.09 from Donors Choose for various education programs was approved.
• A donation of $8,000 from the RHMS PTSO for a new school sign was approved.
• The board approved to accept a donation of a new playground structure and two shade systems from the RHES PTSO for the school. The cost of the equipment was $25,865.

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