School briefs

March 15, 2014 

Sgt. Josh Hargis, his wife, Taylor, members of his family and about 50 local walkers were greeted by Clubview Elementary School students after they arrived March 4 at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center to complete the final stretch of the 222-mile Warrior's Walk across Georgia. Hargis' brother-in-law, Sgt. Patrick Griffith, organized the walk from Fort Stewart, Ga., near Savannah, to honor Hargis and other soldiers who have suffered serious injury or have been killed while fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hargis lost both of his legs from below the knee in October 2013 during a raid in southern Afghanistan while with the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment.

The Columbus Phenix City Inventors Association and the Muscogee County School District honored Aaron Cohn Middle School student Jake Cady for his project at a science and engineering fair.

Decible Levels of Various Guitars was selected as a project that has patent potential during Columbus State University's regional science and engineering fair.

Applications are being accepted for scholarships available through The JVA Memorial Foundation. The organization was formed in the memory of Jared Van Aalst, who was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2010. Funds from the scholarship come for an annual walk/run event. Go to for an application. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2014.

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