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Maysun Hale, left, a rising sixth-grader at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy in Gainesville, has been named the district winner in the Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition. She is pictured with school principal Sally Meadors and her mother, Kelly Hale. Meadors also taught Maysun's mother, Kelly, when she was in the third grade at Enota.

Kyle Chewning has been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Maryville College in Maryville, Tenn. Chewning is the son of Wayne and Kimberly Chewning of Gainesville.

Beverly Brown recently graduated from medical school at the State University of New York-Stony Brook. She will serve her residency in pediatrics at the University of Chicago in Illinois. Brown is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Tom Brown of Gainesville.

Caleb Hecox has been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Greenville College in Greenville, Ill. Helcox is the son of Hal and Carol Hecox of Gainesville.

Morgan Black, a rising junior at Lakeview Academy in Gainesville, attended LeadAmerica's 2008 Leadership University at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. in June. The Leadership University is a college-
accredited program for students around the world. Black is the daughter of Jeff and Robyn Black of Gainesville.

The following local students have been named to the dean's list at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, N.C. To qualify, students must achieve at least a 3.5 grade-point average out of a possible 4.0. Bennett S. Agee of Buford; Elizabeth Dunn and Kayla Mashburn of Cumming, Nicholas Meagher of Gainesville; Brittney Davis of Hoschton; Joshua Blaze Porter of Jefferson; Chelsey Megan Dyches of Lula; Mitchell King and Mary Elizabeth Washington of Mount Airy; and James Thomas of Young Harris.

Ray Baker has been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn. To qualify, students must maintain a 3.4 grade-point average for that semester. Baker is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Baker of Hoschton.

Shannon Hall has been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. To qualify, students must maintain a grade-point average of at least 3.5 with no grade below a C. Hall is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Hall IV of Lula.

Carlos Martinez, a rising fifth-grader at Gainesville Exploration Academy in Gainesville, was recently selected by the city school system as a finalist in the USS Georgia Art Contest. He will receive a certificate and then compete against finalists from across the state, where 21 works of art will be selected. The contest is sponsored by the office of Gov. Sonny Perdue and the USS Georgia Return to Service Committee. The nuclear-powered submarine is stationed at Kings Bay on the Georgia coast.

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