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Austinville Elementary School students look on as Vought Water Gardens owner Lee Vought, left, and General Electric employee Kevin Terry move water and mud for a pond during Austinville’s Ponds for Kids Day on Tuesday. The event is in partnership with Alabama Outdoor Classroom Program. Austinville is the second school in Morgan County to construct a water garden in a single day.
Daily photo by Brennen Smith
Austinville Elementary School students look on as Vought Water Gardens owner Lee Vought, left, and General Electric employee Kevin Terry move water and mud for a pond during Austinville’s Ponds for Kids Day on Tuesday. The event is in partnership with Alabama Outdoor Classroom Program. Austinville is the second school in Morgan County to construct a water garden in a single day.

Education In Brief

Pre-Teen America

LaKesha D. Elliott and Nikaela Jones, both of Decatur, are finalists in the Alabama Pre-Teen America Scholarship and Recognition Pageant, held Sept. 1-3 in Birmingham.

LaKesha is in fourth grade at Banks-Caddell Elementary School and is the daughter of Pamela Smith and Kevin Fears.

Nikaela is the daughter of Thomas and Benitha Jones.

The program recognizes girls ages 7 to 12 for academic achievement, awards and honors, personal achievement, volunteer services and school involvement.

Beta Beta Beta inductees

These area students have been named to the Huntingdon College chapter of the Beta Beta Beta national biological honor society: Will Benjamin Brannon of Hillsboro and Brittney Shae Walden of Danville.

Camper honored

Courtney Camper of Danville has been named to the honor’s list at Nossi College of Art, Goodlettsville, Tenn., for the 2007 spring semester. Courtney is majoring in commercial digital photography.

Students of the month

West Morgan Elementary School announces its students of the month for August.

Kindergarten: Matthew Harris, Kinley Campbell; first grade: Jackob Richards, Chey Slaton; second grade: Tyler Keenum, Ryanne Coffee; third grade: Dakota Terry, Kaitlyn Cheatham; fourth grade: Judd Black, Syanne Lansdell.

Students of the month for the entire school: Jakob Richards, Kaitlyn Cheatham.

Military Academy Day

U.S. Rep. Bud Cramer, D-Huntsville, will host his annual Military Academy Day on Sept. 9 in Madison for all high school students. Students, parents and guidance counselors can learn about the requirements and procedures to attend a U.S. service academy.

The event will be in the cafeteria at Madison Academy, 325 Slaughter Road, Madison.

Athens honors

These area students have been named to the dean’s and honors lists at Athens State University for the 2007 summer term.

Deans list: Amanda Prater, Jill Pruett, both of Danville; Nathaniel Alexander, Angela Clevenger, Pamela Driver, Edie Dugger, Donald Johnson, Matthew Livingston, Ginni Morris, Angela Nelson, Sharon Paradise, William Reed, Gurnise Rogers, Brittany Teague, all of Decatur; Tammy Guthery, Kristy Harbison, Duffy Swann, all of Falkville; Bradwell Bray, Tara Cost, Jason Crowe, Shannon Kilpatrick, Jason Littrell, Keri Rodgers, Brittany Sanford, all of Hartselle; Stephanie Ellis, Melanie Landers, Kathryn Vinson, all of Moulton; Tracy Allen-Sparks, Bonnie Bradford, Jaime Brewer, Michael Pugh, Lisa Terry, Darren Waldrep, all of Trinity.

Honors list: Michelle Baker, Ashley Cantrell, Sharon Ford, Jacqueline Lovett, Jennifer Metzger, Bruce Tucker, all of Decatur; Michelle Holmes, Aaron Hulsey, both of Falkville; Jarred Coker of Moulton; Gregory Butler, Halley Winton, both of Somerville.

ANDJC honored

The Alabama North District Junior Civitans were named International District of the Year at the Junior Civitan International Convention.

Junior Civitans help with numerous community service and volunteer projects every year. The Alabama North District includes schools from Morgan and Lawrence counties.

Nightingale winners

The Wallace State Community College nursing department held its summer pinning ceremony Aug. 7 at the Wallace State Student Center.

These area students received the Nightingale Award: Donnie Butler Jr. of Lacey’s Spring, Kathy Tolbert of Vinemont, Michelle Mehl of Somerville. Winners are chosen based on their dedication to learning, compassion with patients and commitment to nursing.

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