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by The Press and Standard | April 23, 2016 5:00 pm
Last Updated: April 20, 2016 at 2:36 pm
Huggins named superior honor student
Marian Huggins of Walterboro has been named one of 48 superior honor students recognized during Honors Day ceremonies at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College on April 17.
Superior honor students have completed 15-44 academic semester hours with an overall grade point average of 3.75 or higher.
Huggins is the daughter of Lynn Huggins and Lawton Huggins of Walterboro.
Reynolds wins in science fair
Lauren Reynolds of Colleton Middle School won honorable mention in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Junior Division of the Lowcountry Regional Science and Engineering Fair held recently at The College of Charleston.
The Lowcountry Regional Science and Engineering Fair (LSF) is the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and Broadcom MASTERS Competition affiliate for Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, and Georgetown counties in South Carolina.
In 2016, the competition had around 123 student presenting over 80 projects. Categories included Behavioral and Social Sciences, Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Embedded Systems and Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy, Problem-based Learning Projects, and Team Projects. Numerous awards were given in each of these categories.
The LSF is held annually in the March/April timeframe with registration due early March. At the LSF, eligible students in grades 5-12 compete for national, regional, and local awards, as well as the opportunity to advance to the aforementioned competitions. The College of Charleston is the title sponsor for the LSF.
Ponds initiated into honor society
Sarah Ponds of Lodge was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Ponds is pursuing a degree in English at Winthrop University.
Ponds is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership.
Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.
On dean’s list at Lander
Alexandrya Dessoye of Walterboro has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Lander University in Greenwood.
Mitchell sworn in as Citadel cadets
David Mitchell of Yemassee was among 588 other freshman cadets that have been officially sworn into the South Carolina Corps of Cadets at The Citadel in Charleston.
The ceremony was held during Recognition Day on April 9 and marks the students’ official transition to becoming members of the Corps of Cadets.