District 11 U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Cassville, stands with his congressional district’s appointees to U.S. military academies.

District 11 U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Cassville, recently announced the students from Georgia’s 11th Congressional District who were accepted into federal military service academies.

Among them were Woodland High School graduate Gavin Nix of Cartersville who was accepted to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.


Some Bartow County students earned degrees from Georgia State University during the Spring 2019 semester.

Those who earned master’s degrees included:

• Ginger Yrabedra of Cartersville

• Sarah Smith of Cartersville

Bachelor's degree graduates from Bartow County included:

• Christa Lasher of Cartersville

• Faruq Lawal of Cartersville

• Filadelfo Mendez of Cartersville

• Kadesha Evans of Cartersville

• Robert Ainsworth of Cartersvile

• Rachel Blankinship of Cartersville

• Tyler Nguyen of Cartersville

Kei-Won-Tia von Wrex of Cartersville earned an associate's degree from Georgia State University's Perimeter College.


The University of North Georgia announced degrees and certificates awarded for the spring 2019 semester, including hundreds awarded in commencement exercises held May 3 and 4 at the Convocation Center in Dahlonega.

Among those graduating were:

• John Cimino of Cartersville, who earned a Bachelor of Arts in history.

• Rachel Samples of Cartersville, who earned a Bachelor of Science in sociology.


Elizabeth Trimble Blackhall of Cartersville earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in German and a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental studies with a minor in international affairs, cum laude, from Wofford College.

Woffford is a four-year, residential liberal arts college located in Spartanburg, South Carolina.


Nathaniel Slocum of Cartersville earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Engineering from the University of Mississippi.

Slocum was among more than 5,500 Ole Miss graduates who received their academic degrees on May 11 at the university's 166th Commencement in Oxford, Mississippi.


Jessica Guyton of Cartersville was among 774 degree recipients from Jacksonville State University at its spring commencement ceremony in Jacksonville, Alabama.

Guyton also earned Dean’s List honors for the spring 2019 semester.

Also named to the university’s Dean’s List or President’s List were:

• Jordan Elizabeth Ross of Cartersville, President's List

• Samuel T Wilson of Cartersville, Dean's List

• Ellen P Williams of Cartersville, Dean's List

• Grant Matthew Farmer of Cartersville, Dean's List

• Caroline Rae Bagwell of Cartersville, Dean's List

To be named to the President's List, a student must earn a perfect 4.0 GPA while attending full time. Full-time students earning a GPA of 3.5 to 3.99 are named to the Dean’s List of their respective schools.


Christopher Clark of Cartersville earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science, summa cum laude, from Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus.

Clark was among approximately 300 students who graduated May 8 in Convocation Hall of the Student Success Center.


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