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Locals on AASU

president's list

Several students from Bryan County were named to Armstrong Atlantic State University’s president’s list for the 2006-2007 term.

In order to make the president’s list, a student must be enrolled in at least nine semester hours of course work and earn a grade point average of 4.0 for two consecutive semesters.

The following students from Bryan made the list:

Ellabell: Brian Carney, Elizabeth R. Jumonville, Jessica Wing.

Pembroke: Kristie Flanders.

Richmond Hill: Megan Herbert, Lee Martin, Jessica Martinez, Kelly May, Sarah Milton, Shelley Morris, Cynthia North, Stephanie Sands, Jaree Hudson, Dicy Saylor, Amanda Simerly.


Clark graduates

Joyce Clark of Ellabell graduated from Columbia College-Fort Stewart in May with an associate's degree in business administration.


Vasher makes

dean's list

Brittany Vasher, daughter of Brendan and Sandy Vasher, and a 2005 Richmond Hill High School graduate, was recently named to the Oxford College of Emory University dean’s list for superior academic achievement. Vasher earned a 3.6 grade point average for the spring 2007 semester. She is currently majoring in international studies and hopes to study at American University in Cairo, Egypt in the spring of 2008.


Cyber camp

Cyber Camp is a fun, interactive opportunity for students to develop computer skills beyond those taught in most schools. It will be held July 16-20 at Georgia Southern University.

For rising sixth- through 12th-graders, Eagle Cyber Camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. Campers will work in a computer lab to create, illustrate and animate a web page of their own, using the same software programs taught to Georgia Southern freshmen. Previous computer experience is welcome but not required.

The $315 fee includes daily lunch and break. Registration closes on July 3.

For more information or to register, call (912) 681-5551 or visit



Exchange students

Bryan County area families interested in learning more about hosting exchange studetns, student exchange or arranging for a meeting with a community representative may call P.I.E., toll-free, at 1-866-546-1402. The agency also has travel/study program opportunities available for American high school students as well as possibilities for community volunteers to assist and work with area host families, students and schools.


Safe routes

The DOT wll hold workshops in Savannah on June 28-29 on "Safe Routes To School" activities and sources of funding available to create safe places for children to walk and bike to school. The workshop is for schools, local governments and other interested groups. The workshops will be at the Civic Center. For more information, go to

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