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Best & Brightest: Ali Rizvi, Aiken High School

...approaches. He often finds other paths for solving problems that challenge his classmates and teachers. Most importantly, he loves learning with a passion I have seen in few others." ? Linda Strojan, counselor, Aiken High School
Best & Brightest: Ben Shumpert, Aiken High School

...always first to give credit to another. He operates from a code of fairness and will never cut corners in his drive to excel. He takes full responsibility for his actions, never blaming someone else." ? Linda Strojan, counselor
Best & Brightest: Sarah 'Ashbrook' Gwinn, Aiken High School She is unassuming, genuine, tentative, honorable and always thankful for any help that is given. ... never doubt her iron determination to win, to understand, or to be the best possible." ? Linda Strojan, counselor
Best & Brightest: Ian DeMass, Aiken High School

...completed the summer reading for all the courses, but played by what he saw was fair. ... Few young people live their religion as does Ian. I have little doubt that Ian will make a difference in our world." ? Linda Strojan, Counselor
Raiford honored as Aiken County Teacher of the Year

...Mossy Creek Elementary School, Jennifer Coffey of Aiken Middle School, Michelle Dove of Paul Knox Middle School, and Linda Strojan of Aiken High School.The ceremony was held at the University of South Carolina Aiken Convocation Center.
Dog washes raise money for shelter

...summer months for the organization, which uses the proceeds to run its Wire Road animal shelter, event coordinator Linda Strojan said. Monthly fundraisers are held from June to September. Last year, the four washes brought in almost $9,000...
Best and Brightest: Samuel Leguizamon

...own resourcefulness and the power of hard work. His goal is to find a profession for which he has a passion and for which he will be able to take care of others who have suffered similar hardships," school counselor Linda Strojan said.
Harris Richard Droghini

...He does not readily seek attention for himself, but has an easygoing manner which draws others to him. He is not easily influenced by others, upholding the highest standards in all that he does," said Linda Strojan, senior counselor.
2010 Best and Brightest
AP tests can come without classes

...both without taking an AP course. Counselors don't always recommend going it alone, though, Aiken High counselor Linda Strojan said. "It requires a great deal of discipline on their part, and poor scores are part of our report," she said...
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Senior named national scholar

...that. "She's written essays for various scholarships about issues in the world that are not forefront," said Linda Strojan, a guidance counselor at Aiken High School. "She obviously spends time looking and reading about Somalia, things...
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