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Brookhaven Spelling Bee

Brookhaven Middle School announces its Spelling Bee winners. Eighth-grader Jessica King won first place. Seventh-grader Jessica England was the runner-up.

Hosier on deanís list

Carrie Hosier of Decatur has been named to the deanís list at Jefferson State Community College for the 2006 fall term. She is attending Jefferson State on a softball scholarship.

She is the daughter of Randy and Angie Hosier. Her grandparents are Robert Nancy Hosier, Courtney Nipper and the late Carrie Nipper.

Reeves honored

Jessica Reeves of Decatur has been named to the deanís list at Lee University, Cleveland, Tenn., for the 2006 fall term. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Reeves.

Briscoe on deanís list

Maggie Briscoe of Decatur has been named to the deanís list at Millsaps College, Jackson, Miss., for the 2006 fall term. She is the daughter of Deborah and Bill Briscoe and is a 2003 graduate of Randolph School.

Wise honored

Maddox Wise has been named to the ďAĒ honor roll at Oak Park Middle School for the second nine weeks. She is in seventh grade.

Austinville 4-H winners

These students from Austinville Elementary School were winners at recent 4-H competitions.

Baked foods, fourth grade: Kristian Mears and Jacob Wiley, first place; Taj Tiggs and Taylor Whisenant, second place; Drew Allen and Tamija Tiggs, third place.

Baked foods, fifth grade: Matthew Moody, first place.

Handicrafts, fourth grade: Sarah Rawlings, first place, models; Kristian Mears, first place, drawings/paintings; Jill Noble, second place, drawings/paintings.

Handicrafts, fifth grade: Aaliyah Prince, Nidia Saavedra, first place, picture boxes; Promise Sykes, first place, collage; Diamond Robinson, first place, game; Eric Marchan, first place, knitting/cross-stitching.

NWSCC honors

These area students have been named to the presidentís and deanís lists at Northwest-Shoals Community College for the 2006 fall term.

Presidentís list: Ricky Patterson of Anderson; Christie Louallen of Moulton; Casey Flanagan, Callie Vinson, both of Town Creek; Kala Jones of Trinity.

Deanís list: Willie Proctor of Anderson; Amber Parker, John Peebles, both of Moulton; Ashley Porter of Mount Hope; Victoria Lucas of Tanner; Tammie Agee, Dakota Nichols, both of Town Creek; Tracy Fortenberry of Trinity.

AHS guidance

The guidance office at Austin High School offers the following announcements. For more information on any notice, contact the high school.

University of Montevallo: Announces 2007 Scholarship Audition Schedule for theatre. Apply online at /thea. Audition dates: Feb. 10 and Feb. 17.

Judson College: Preview and Scholarship Day, Feb. 17, 9 a.m. E-mail or call (800) 447-9472.

Auburn University: Provost Leadership Undergraduate Scholarship Program. See aid.html.

USA Today: Scholarships for the 20 best and brightest high school students. See the guidance office.

Daikin America Inc.: 2007 Daikin America Inc. Minority Scholarship Program. Deadline is Feb. 28.

Alabama Governorís School: June 10-22, Samford University. Deadline is March 15.

Alabama Association of School Office Personnel Scholarship Committee: Scholarships. Deadline is March 31. See the guidance office for more information.

Vanderbilt University: Summer Program For High School Students graduating in 2008. See

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