School briefs

March 21, 2014 

Columbus High School -- Region Page Star winner announced

Yelim Youm, a senior at Columbus High School, has been named a 2014 Region Winner Page Star Student for Page Star Region 5. The program is sponsored by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators Foundation, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Department of Education. To obtain the STAR nomination, high school seniors must have the highest score on a single test date on the three-part SAT and be in the top 10 percent or top 10 students of their class based on grade point average.

Hardaway High School -- May, Browder win Oratorical Contest

Miller May and Jessica Browder, both seniors at Hardaway High School, won first place in the 2014 Columbus Optimist Club's Oratorical Contest. Fifteen area students participated in the contest. This year's topic was "How My Passions Impact the World." Miller May and Jessica Browder, both seniors at Hardaway High School, won first place. Runner-ups were Sophie Brown and Ekta Parab for the female's competition and Cameron Chandler and Will Kendrick-Holmes for the men's competition.

Natural Resources Conservation Workshop offers scholarships

Over $18,000 in college scholarships are being offered along with the opportunity to learn more about Georgia's natural resources through the Natural Resources Conservation Workshop. The one-week residential camp will be held June 8-12, 2014 on the campus of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Ga. The workshop is for rising 10th, 11th and 12th grade Georgia students.

Experts from universities and local, state and Federal natural resource agencies will provide students with lectures and hands-on activities to enhance their understanding of Georgia's vital natural resources. Tuition is $150 per student, but scholarships are available from the state's 40 conservation districts, local businesses and individuals. The deadline to apply is May 24, 2014. Applications and information about scholarships are available by calling 229-995-6001 or emailing

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