2005-08-10 / People

People in the News

Christian Sands

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Christian Sands, a 16-year-old jazz prodigy, will perform at a benefit for Les Dames Art Club Scholarship Foundation 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at Salkahatchie Convention Center in Allendale, S.C.

Sands plays the piano with skill and emotion and has been captivating audiences across the nation with his two CDs, Footprints and Harmonia.

He is the grandson of Mrs. Rosa Ellison Greene and the late J.W. Greene Jr. of Waynesboro.

Matthew Sims

Matthew Sims, son of Georgia Power employee Diedra Sims, was one of 22 high school students who received a Georgia Power scholarship at an awards ceremony May 2, in Atlanta.

The Georgia Power Scholarship Program was created by former Georgia Power and Southern Company president and CEO Bill Dahlberg. This year, 10 students received $3,500 scholarships, and 12 students received $1,000.

The scholarship recipients were selected from among 141 students who competed in the program.

Matthew will attend Young Harris College this fall where he plans to pursue a degree in computer science.

JoAnn Lamberty

JoAnn Lamberty of Blythe was named to Georgia Southern University’s president’s list for the 2005 summer term.

To be named to the president’s list, a student must have achieved a 4.0 grade point average with a minimum of 12 credit hours for the semester.

JoAnn is a senior majoring in industrial management.


Five area students graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in the spring of 2005.

They are Laura Scott of Waynesboro, Doctor of Dental Medicine; Tracy Salemi of Waynesboro, Bachelor of Science in nursing; Sebrina Harris of Waynesboro, Bachelor of Science in nursing; Jennifer Salemi of Waynesboro, Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene; and April Riggs of Keysville, Bachelor of Science in physician assistant.

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