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Tech dean's list

The following students from Bryan County made the dean’s list for fall semester 2006 at the Georgia Institute of Technology:

Kyle Patrick Finnegan, Anthony James Marion and Nicole Terese St Aubin, all of Richmond Hill.

Undergraduate students earning a 3.00 or higher academic average for the quarter gain the distinction of being named to the dean’s list at Georgia Tech.


Mentzer honored

Adam Robert Mentzer of Richmond Hill was inducted into the Order of Gownsmen at the University of the South’s opening convocation on Jan. 23, 2007. Mentzer is the son of Mrs. and Mrs. Steven R. Mentzer.

A student government body unique to Sewanee, the Order of Gownsmen provides a diverse group of students with the opportunity to influence the legislation of the university. Gownsmen have the privilege of ensuring that the ethos of the University, the dedication to honor and to academic diligence, is maintained, not only in themselves but also in their fellow students. The wearing of the gown is a sign of achievement, a responsibility to the traditions of the past and a promise to continuance of these ideals.


Two graduate

The following students from Kaplan University were awarded degrees with honors during the commencement ceremony for online students at Coral Springs Center for the Arts in Coral Springs, Fla.

Sterling Guess of Richmond Hill was awarded an associate of applied science degree in business administration/management. Cara Pommerenck of Richmond Hill was awarded a bachelor of science degree in paralegal studies cum laude.


Service academies

Congressman Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) will begin accepting applications for nominations to the four U.S. Service Academies on April 1. High school juniors and other qualified applicants can apply for nomination for classes that enter in the summer of 2008.

"Young men and women who have a desire to attend the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the Naval Academy at Annapolis or the Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point should contact my office for a nomination application packet," Kingston said. "Although the deadline for a completed file is Nov. 1, it usually takes months to gather the documentation necessary to complete the application process."

All applicants who appear to meet the academy entrance requirements will be invited to personal interviews by the 1st District Service Academy Advisory Board in the fall. Academy nominations are based on academic achievement in high school including grade point average, class standing, and scores on the SAT or ACT. Demonstrated leadership potential in school and community activities as well as motivation, physical fitness and personal recommendations are also considered.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, legal residents of the First Congressional District, at least 17 years of age, but not past their 22nd birthday on July 1, 2008, high school graduates by July 1, 2008, unmarried, and have no children.

For more information or an application packet, write to Rep. Jack Kingston, 805 Gloucester St., Room 304, Brunswick, Ga 31520. You also can phone Rob Asbell at 265-9010 or go to

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