Notables 0725

Wed, 07/25/2007 - 10:02am
By: The Citizen

• Shelton has graduates from basic combat training

Army Pvt. Samuel K. Shelton has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. He is the son of Alicia Shelton of Senoia, Ga. and a 2005 graduate of Starr’s Mill High School, Fayetteville, Ga.

• Local student graduates from pharmacy school

Jennifer Edens Lazo graduated from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy on May 5 with a Pharm D. Edens Lazo was the recipient of the Perrigo Award of Excellence in non-prescription medication studies. She has been vice president for programming and heartburn co-chair for the Academy of Students of Pharmacy, and also a member of Lambda Kappa Sigma and Phi Lambda Sigma. Edens Lazo also was runner-up in the 2004 patient counseling competition and winner in 2005 and 2006. She is the daughter of Nancy and Joe Edens of Fayetteville. She attended Fayette County High School.

• Smith graduates from UGA

Heather Elizabeth Smith, a 2002 graduate of McIntosh High School has graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor of science degree in education. She received the president’s certificate for the spring 2007 semester for her achievement of a 4.0 G.P.A. She has accepted a teaching assignment to the Coastal Academy in Hinesville, Ga. and will begin her work with special needs children in August. Smith is the daughter of Bob and Betty Smith of Peachtree City.

• Local student receives scholarship

Heather Utt of Fayetteville, Ga., a graduate of Landmark Christian School, has been awarded a $20,000 Founder's Scholarship to attend the University of Mobile. The Founder's Scholarship is given in honor of UM's founding president, Dr. William K. Weaver Jr., and original faculty members. The scholarship, awarded to academically high-achieving students, is valued at $5,000 per year awarded over eight consecutive semesters and is renewable provided the recipient maintains a full-time student status per semester and a 3.00 grade point average. The scholarship includes a $1,000 room-and-board grant, dependent on the student's living in the residence halls. The University of Mobile is a private university affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention.

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