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L 1 2 - JANUAr.&apos;Y 22. 2004 Movers and shakers Coach James Kelly Jr., scientists around the Coach James Hook, country. Columbia's semi- Coach Marion Linden, finalist is Spring Valley and Coach Leroy School and students Van Brown led the St. Schaik and Katherine Andrews Saints to an Douglas. Their topic is undefeated football sea- The Effects of Time and son. Thickness on the Concentration of Brittany Bagwell of Formaldehyde Emitted by Dreher High School was Oriented STrand Board the grand prize winner in and the Absorption of the World Affairs Council's Emissions by an Artificial art contest. Hand Middle Human Lung: A Two Year School's Hannah Watson Study. was first runner up in the grand prize competition The SC All State Math and first place winner. Team contains 70 mem- Te'Anana Wilson, also hers. Nine are from from Hand, was a winner. Dreher High School. Seniors Ted Wilcox and Tywanda Jones, a Spencer Robinson and kindergarten teacher at junior David Wang have Taylor Elementary School been members for four for many years was sent years. Junior Kevin Yeh to Iraq last year. She was is a third year member. injured in December and Sam McDermott and sent home for therapy. Brant Werts, both jun- When she returns to iors, and Robbie Wilcox, teaching she will be at a sophomore, are second Watkins-Nance year members. Senior J. Elementary School. T. Egan and junior Lauren Felkel are first Lower Richland High year team members. School Varsity Girls' These outstanding mathe- and Boys' Basketball matics students will rep- Teams won the champi- resent SC in June in the onship at the Sea_hawk ARML math contest held Classic tournament. Mike annually at Penn State. Jones and D'Isha Lloyd were each named The Dreher High MVp; Jeremiah School Girls's Varsity Richardson and Eboni Basketball Team fin- Davis were each named ished second in the Beach to the All Tournament Ball Class in Myrtle Team. Beach. Tiffany Sumpter was named to the All The AC'Flora High Tournament Team and School Varsity Boys' Keturah Jackson was Basketball Team won named Most Outstanding the consolation bracket in Player of the tournament. the CapitoLC, ity Classic. ....... The teara defeated the.., torrnament. Team mem- fifth ranked team in the was nation at the Naples selected to play on the All Florida Holiday Tournament Team. Invitational and finished fourth out of a field of 16 AC Flora High School stu- teams. dents Katie Buckingham, Leland Amanda Waggoner, a Burns, Nina Knowlton, graduate of Lower and Jim Manning were Richland High School, chosen to participate in recently completed her the American Regions first semester at Lander Mathematics League corn- University with a 3.8 petition at Penn State GPA. She is a biology June 5, 2004. major with an emphasis in veterinary studies. Debra Ann Franklin Amanda holds a third was inducted into the degree black belt in Golden Key International American Karate. Honor Society at USC. She was named to USC's Principal Dorothy Ham President's Honor Roll of Webber Elementary and Dean's List for the School was one of several fall 2003 semester with a keynote speakers at a 4.0 grade point average, press conference at the She has been selected to National Education participate in the Russian Association headquarters. guage Area Studies She addressed the testing Program and will be requirements of No Child attending the Russian eft Behind and how they State Pedagogical have negatively affected University (Herzen Webber Elementary University) in St. School. Petersburg, Russia, from January to May, 2004. Students win awards at She is a Russian'major at the Crayton History Day USC and serves as secre- Awards tary of the USC Russian For Individual Exhibit the Club. four first place winners will. go to the 0nals of Columbia College has National History Da been awarded a $100,000 -They are Beth Danner, grant by the William Bennett Hipp, Magill Randolph Hearst Thomas, and George Foundation to be used for Zourzoukis. Honorable scholarship funds for stu- Mention went to Kelsey dents of color. Ballance, Halley Connell, Walter Intel Corporation is Podewi, d Rhett awarding more than Talbert. S"lcial Awards $600,000 to 300 young sci- were presented to entists and their high CharHe Carter, Edward schools for reaching the Elkins, Tyler Holmes, semifinals of the Intel Whitney Rapoport, Science Talent Search Rhett Sanders, Hannah (STS). The Intel STS, Van Patten, Receiving often considered the jun- recognition for Individual ior Nobel Prize prize, pro- Performance were Anna vides an incentive for stu- Hamer and Chase dents to develop their sci- Levinson. For Individual entitle interests at an Documentary were Dylan early age and a forum for Kornegay, Chris them to share their ideas Jackson, Alexandra with other talented young Cooke; Julia Spong, and 1 News THE COLUMBIA S TA I t Melissa Band's beat give positive message The guitar and bass music and eventually strings are plucked. The raise and disciple their drums tremble from each own youth rock band. hit. A smooth melody "The youth are the erupts out of a keyboard most vulnerable. Not only and the chimes sing as are they at the most risk voices begin to rise. to make wrong decisions, Every Thursday but they are also at the night and Sunday morn- greatest of their question- ing Art Trantham prac- ing years," Trantham said. tices with his band until The band plays for his arms are sore from River Springs Church on drumming. He practices Sunday mornings. "I can't because he, along with the think of a more satisfying rest of the band, want to thing than for a musician affect the lives of our to know that instead of youth, being just a background "It is an obviously noise, we are now playing proven fact that music is a for God and also for a con- very important in life. It gregation who comes to is there from the time worship. And we actually you're born to the time ' are a motivating factor of you die. It's everywhere," how they feel when they Trantham said. walk out the door," he Purpose, a contempo- said. rary Christian rock band, Purpose is rich with plans to reach Columbia people: Chuck Campbell, teenagers by relaying pos- electric guitar; Art itive messages in their Trantham, drums; Tony Richland School District Two Public Relations Richland District Two Board meeting briefs Members present: many success related to Melinda Anderson, William tese goals achieved in Flemming, Bill McCracken, 2003. Also discussed was Michael Montgomery, Jim next year's district budget, Price, Steve Shellenberg, which, like the past several and Barbara Specter. years, presents its share of Being the first meet- challenges. ing of the new year, new Individual board officers were elected for the members have identified 2004 calendar year. Bill their budget priorities, McCracken was re-elected marking the beginning of chairman; Melinda the annual budgeting Anderson, vice chairman; process. Several members and Steve Shellenberg, discussed the urgency and Secretary. importance of educating The board did hear and involving the public on several reports, including the complex budget issues an update on the district's facing the district, particu- Integrating Technology to larly with the variance of Enhance Curriculum school funding bills being (ITEC) classrooms, and the proposed in the very positive results of a Legislature. recent online evaluation Next Meeting: survey of the district's January 27 at Windsor human resources depart- Elementary School The ment by employees. The Richland District Two board also reviewed its board of trustees meets Goals and Objectives in twice monthly on the sec- relation to the challenges ond and fourth Tuesdays. which lie ahead in 2004, and also reflected on the Eat Hearty! @ RESTA Open new hours Gardcn Frcsh Vcgctablcs Recommended Low Cholcstcrol by Low fat, low salt Cardiologists By pass the bypass Hours I 1 am - 3 pm & 5 - 9 pm * Mon-Thurs. 11 am - 3 pm Friday 420 Meeting Street 794-7660 Members of the Purpose are (I-r) Tranthan, Kim Harbison, Janet Altman, Toni Rodriguez, Cayce Clampitt, Dan Mark Engelhart, C Cambell, Tom Lea and Howard Rodriguez, percussion; Kayce Clampitt, vocals; Dan Shank, piano/key- board and vocals; Mark Engelhart, acoustic guitar and vocals; Kim Harbison, vocals; and Raz Raszewski, bass. The band has been together since early 2002. But through time they have evolved by adding and losing some members. 'Te are edgier Christian rock," Trantham said. "It is uplifting, hand clapping stuff." The band is named Purpose "because everything today in Christianity is pur- pose-driven," Trantham said. The group performed during one of the meet- ings of the SC Baptist Convention at Columbia First Baptist Church on November 11. The band plans to record an album in February with 10 to cover songs and one nal song. "Even when! do someone else's there's always the Purpose put into it," Trantham said. And from March through March 31 Purpose will play at Convent Baptist in during revival The revival is praise and worship gathering. The band hopes play in the Three Festival later this said Trantham. For more tion, call (803) email Trantham at <mailto:: ore> . 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