JENNIE: Letitie Clark with details on Ryan Clark Zumba Fest and scholarship in her son's honor

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF)- Augusta native Ryan Clark, a Lakeside High School graduate, was a senior at Virginia Tech majoring in biology and English with a 4.0 GPA. He was a member of the marching Virginians college band, when he was gunned down April 16, 2007. Ryan died a hero. He was an RA who was shot while trying to protect another student from the gunman who would take so many lives that horrific day. Ryan's mother, Letitie Clark, has been living with the loss of her son for almost a dozen years now. One way she keeps Ryan's leagacy alive is through the Ryan Clark Scholarship and Community Service Award, which goes to area student in Richmond or Columbia County, ages 14 to 19.

You can read more about how you can help keep Ryan’s legacy alive on March 30th by clicking on the following link:

Governor's Office of Student Achievement reports how suspension may worsen math and reading scores

A new Governor's Office of Student Achievement report found that the more suspensions a student received during K – 3, the worse they performed on reading/ELA and math CRCT and EOC tests—a pattern that held across all race/ethnicity groups, gender, poverty status, disability status, and English learner status. Columbia County is a “Get Georgia Reading” county. Here is a link to the latest information.

2018 Drug Free Community Survey

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We love our community and are committed to keeping our youth drug and alcohol-free. Please click on the link below to take our 2018 Drug Free Community (DFC) Survey.

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