Sea Island Bank and Statesboro-Bulloch County Park and Recreation Department are excited to announce the winners of the 2011 Firecracker Fest: "America the Colorful" coloring contest. Three local community members judged over 600 entries on May 24 to select this year's winners.
This week, 17-year-old Colby Parker will pack his tuba and travel to Washington, D.C., where he and 19 other Presidential Scholars in the Arts will perform for President Obama and a crowd at the Kennedy Center on June 20.
Thirty-eight children representing Bulloch, Bryan, Candler, Chatham, Effingham, Screven, and Tattnall counties participated in Camp Lily Welle on Saturday, May 7.
Having attended Bulloch Academy since pre-kindergarten, Kaylee Sheppard almost took a different path as she entered high school.
Clay Oldham will go to the University of Georgia this fall, but has yet to decide between marine biology and a medical career.
Portal High School Valedictorian, STAR Student and Governor's Honors Program Finalist Jasmyn Mikel is ready for her future. She'll start by attending Georgia Southern University this fall, where she plans to pursue her doctorate in nursing.
Olivia Carter was born into a family of artists. For four years now, she has launched annual service projects to benefit impoverished crafts people overseas, as well as local arts and charities.
Colby Parker's senior year wasn't spent within Statesboro High School's halls, but on Georgia Southern University's campus, where he's been joint enrolled for two years.
Southeast Bulloch High School Valedictorian Ashley Crowe is following in her mother's footsteps. Her mother, Lisa Crowe, now a teacher at Southeast Bulloch Middle School, was SEB's salutatorian in 1987.
After going to several different schools, Kelsey Moye quickly learned to love the one where she will graduate as valedictorian, Bible Baptist Christian Academy.
Joseph Strickland and Charles Wilson of Southeast Bulloch High School and Sherwin Davoud and Hannah Howard of Statesboro High School have been selected to participate in the 2011 Governor's Honors Program held this year at Valdosta State University June 26 to July 23.
Whitney Shuman, a senior at Southeast Bulloch High School, won the 2011 Georgia Trig-Star Competition sponsored by the National Society of Professional Surveyors.
Thomas Jefferson may have been the original farm-to-table foodie. At his Monticello estate, he grew 330 vegetable varieties and 170 fruit choices. The meals he served often made the pages of statesmen's journals and celebrity's letters. Statesboro has a seat at that renowned table on Monday, May 16 at 7 p.m. at the Statesboro Library, when cookbook author Damon Lee Fowler talks about his Dining at Monticello, the only cookbook authorized by the Jefferson Foundation.
The Georgia Hospital Association awarded Southeast Bulloch High School Senior Ansley Rushing its $1,000 Marjorie G. Hogan Memorial Health Occupation Student Association Scholarship during the Spring HOSA Leadership Conference held recently in Athens.
A contest between community leaders to raise money, Kiss-a-Pig is a regional campaign with competitors from throughout Southeast Georgia and Coastal South Carolina. It is the largest fundraiser of the year for the American Diabetes Association and concluded last Saturday at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom in Savannah.
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