ACHIEVERS

Williston students’ artwork recognized at event


Anthony Griffith, a third-grader at Williston Elementary School, is shown standing next to a display case holding his award-winning sword and shield at the Alachua County Headquarters Library.

Published: Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 7:55 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 7:55 p.m.

The following Williston Elementary School students were winners in the 26th Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire Student Art and Essay Contest.

In the essay category: Caroline Pudlo, first grade; Ryan Cusumano, first grade; Anthony Griffith, third grade; Jordan Ermeri, third grade; Grace Suggs, first grade; Riley Battle, third grade; Kaley Clinkscales, second grade; and Rodré Parker, third grade.

In the 2-D art competition: Abigail Lowrimore, second grade; Grady Bullock, second grade; Dustin Battle, third grade; Miranda Milton, third grade; Ana Chiperi, first grade; Ana Rivera, second grade; and Angeles de Urtubey, third grade.

In the 3-D art category: Emma Moxley, first grade; Caroline Pudlo, first grade; Maclayne McGowan, second grade; Jordan Ermeri, third grade; Anthony Griffith, third grade; Rhett Munden, first grade; Tyler Roberts, second grade; Everett Warren, third grade; Michaela Warren, third grade; Ryan Kline, second grade; and Cayton Smith, third grade.

As part of their studies in Lisa Posteraro’s Enhanced Learning Program, the students were required to submit one entry into the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire Student Art and Essay Contest.

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Thanks to the generous efforts of Gainesville residents, thousands of hurting children worldwide had an opportunity to experience the joy of Christmas. Gainesville residents joined Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, and packed 12,663 shoe boxes with toys, school supplies and necessity items for needy children in 100 receiving countries.

Gifts are received throughout the year at Samaritan’s Purse, 801 Bamboo Road, Boone, NC, 28607. For more information, visit www.samaritanspurse.org/occ or call 407-852-3727.

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Two Gainesville residents have been named to the dean’s list at the University of the South for the Advent 2011 term.

They are:

Benjamin Michael Brew, the son of Christopher Charles Brew and Kelli Ann Brew.

Allen Michael Thigpen, the son of Mary and Mark D. Thigpen.

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Gainesville resident Kristin W. Black was named to the dean’s list for Columbia College. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must have completed 12 semester hours in a 16-week period and achieved a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a four-point scale.

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Gainesville resident Radhajyoti Deitenbeck, the daughter of William Deitenbeck, has been named to the dean’s list at Hope College.

To be named to the dean’s list, a student must have a minimum 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

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