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SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2007

Education In Brief

Westmoreland honored

Whitney Westmoreland of Priceville has been selected for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars.

She is a senior at Priceville High School and is the
daughter of J.R. and Lisa Westmoreland.

McInnis gets scholarship

Kyle McInnis of Decatur has been awarded the James T. Stephens Eagle Scout Scholarship by the Greater Alabama Council, Boy Scouts of America.

The scholarship is based on merit.

Kyle is a senior at Decatur High School and is the son of Tom and Kelli McInnis.

USAA honors Moon

Anthony J. Moon Jr. has been named a United States National Award winner in English by the United States Achievement Academy. He is a sophomore at Austin High School and is the son of Barbara Bumpus and Anthony Moon Sr.

His grandparents are Gladys Moon of Decatur and the late Theodore Bumpus.

Nelson earns honor

Laverne K. Nelson has been named a United States National Collegiate Award winner
in child development by the United States Achievement Academy.

She attends Wallace State Community College and is the daughter of Polly and Larry Peebles of Michigan.

Williquette honored

Emily Williquette of Hartselle competed in the American Association of Christian Schools National High School competition held April 10-12 at Bob Jones University, Greenville, S.C.

She placed second in the nation in dramatic interpretation and received a high excellent rating for classical piano and also competed in the spelling bee. She is the daughter of Michael and Julie Williquette and is a home-schooled 11th-grader.

Sportsmanship program

Oak Park Middle School received $300 as a reward for all of its students completing the Alabama Stop, Think, Act and Replay Sportsmanship Program.

Learning Through Sports Inc. and the Alabama High School Athletic Association sponsor STAR and the reward money. STAR is an educational computer game that teaches children what constitutes good behavior in athletics and is part of a state-mandated character education law requiring students to receive 10 minutes per day of character education instruction.

Austinville 4-H winners

These Austinville Elementary School students were winners in the 4-H Club Extreme Birdhouse competition.

Fourth grade, wood division: Stuart Reding, first place; Taylor Whisnant, second place; Jacob Wiley, third place. Paper division: Maro Castro, first place; Malik Carter, second place; Jeremiah Davis, third place. Plastic division: Jessica Sapp, first place; Danielle Sapp, second place.

Fifth grade, wood division: Nidia Saavedra, first place; Juan Chaves, second place; Karina Arias, third place. Paper division: Brandy Bolden, Aaliyah Prince, Promise Sykes, Diamond Robinson, first place.

Sarah Rawlings won first place in the building blocks competition.

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