Skarleth Delfin-Uscanga overcame tremendous obstacles to achieve her graduating class' highest academic honor. First, at age six she immigrated to America with her parents and settled in Portal. Though already reading and writing in her native language, she did not speak English. Second, as a sophomore, she became a single mother and had to take on a part-time job to help provide for her infant son. Each of these challenges tested her, but with determination and constant encouragement and support from her parents, she's a testament to perseverance.
Since beginning her education as a kindergartner at Trinity Christian School, Anne Tanner Murray has done a lot of helping herself, making near perfect marks in every class thrown her way.
Joseph Strickland has ambition and a passion for learning. He's not afraid to work and has the willingness to go through what's necessary to achieve academically.
The Averitt Center celebrated its local stars at the first Emma Awards on Friday night. Cast members of the 2011-2012 Averitt STARs Community Theater productions were nominated for the awards in five categories. The winners are as follows:
As she slowly, confidently stretches tight a chord on her competition-style recurve bow - which seems more an extension of her body than inanimate object - and stands poised to fire, it is difficult to know for sure the thoughts that pass through Linda Stephens' mind.
The Statesboro Kiwanis Second Annual Rodeo brought in a crowd of about 7,000 from April 27 to 28.
New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey is on top of the world today. As of this week, he's been one of the best hurlers in Major League Baseball over the past year.
The Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo may be over, but local club members aren't slowing down.
Listen to Statesboro Herald president Joe McGlamery's introduction to the 2012 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Award recipients.
Man of the Decade
Recipients of the Statesboro Herald Humanitarian of the Year Award are those persons who provide a wide range of service to the community. It recognizes those whose service and commitment goes above and beyond the normal standards as they make a difference in the lives of others.
This recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award is both a hands-on servant leader and a man with the vision to dream of things not yet realized.
This Lifetime Achievement Award goes to one with an exceptionally long history of serving others.
What started out as a desire of a young family to become foster parents led to the founding of an organization named Fostering Families Bulloch. Chris Yaughn and his wife Kim realized as they began the process of becoming foster parents that there was a great need for supporting existing foster parents and for children already in the fostering system. Chris started small: cookouts for foster parents in his home, outings for foster children to the Kiwanis Fair. One of Chris' major projects has been the creation of a Clothes Closet. Many times children are displaced in the middle of ...
Justin Unkel is a young man with a history of addiction. Today, he works every day to overcome many obstacles on his way to a better life. As a result of his addiction, Justin lost his driver's license and now makes his way everywhere he goes on his bike. Part of his sentence was community service at Pineland Mental Health. He was so impressive in his work there that he was offered a permanent part time position. One of the ways he is regaining his dignity and self-respect is by working to help others. Last May, Justin rode his ...
Man of the Decade