Huntington Learning Center in Peachtree City Reports on SAT/ACT Exam Results

The Huntington Learning Center has recently published its college entrance exam preparatory program results.

Since opening in March 2007, Huntington has prepped 125 students through May 31, 2009.

Fruitful DNA Extraction

What do strawberries and bananas have in common with Whitewater Middle students? The answer is DNA. As it turns out, the genetic material of the fruits is very similar to that of humans.

Students Create Books for Uganda School

Approximately 550 student-created instructional books from Bennett’s Mill Middle are being used by children at Onono Memorial College, a school near Gulu, Uganda that serves students from 12-24 years of age.

Hood on the roof

On Tuesday, May 26, 2009, Hood Avenue Primary students got to listen to stories read to them by their principal and assistant principal while they sat on the roof in their pajamas.

VanMeter Receives Scholarship

VanMeter Receives Scholarship

During the annual awards/recognition ceremony conducted by Fayette County Retired Educators Association (FCREA) Whitewater High School senior Wesley H. VanMeter received a scholarship from FCREA. This year marks the first year a student from Whitewater High School received this scholarship. FCREA is the local unit of Georgia Retired Educators Association (GREA). Membership in FCREA is open to anyone interested in education. All meetings are open to the public. Meetings are held during the school year September through May. Information about the organization is found on its website

Outstanding Middle School Students Recognized

Outstanding Middle School Students Recognized Pictured, from left, are Amy Melton--Whitewater Middle School; Kayla Davis - Flat Rock Middle; Hannah Hartman - Rising Starr Middle; Christopher Carden - Fayette Middle; Cassidy Sparkman - Booth Middle and Leslie Perez - Bennett’s Mill Middle. Photo/Special.

Fayette County Retired Educators Association (FCREA) recently honored one eighth grade student from each Fayette County middle school. FCREA is the local unit of Georgia Retired Educators Association (GREA). This year marks the first time in its history that FCREA honored a student from each middle school. Criteria for recognition included academic performance along with community involvement. FCREA  recognized the students, their parents, and school counselors during its annual awards ceremony May 21, 2009. The students received certificates acknowledging their achievements as well as gifts. FCREA is the local unit of Georgia Retired Educators Association. The mission of the organization is to unite retired educators in Georgia for fellowship, support, and educational/ community service and to improve benefits for all retired educators through cooperation with local, state and the national organization.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Fayette Senior Services is proud to present "Powerful Tools for Caregivers," a 6-week educational program that is designed to teach family caregivers how to take better care of themselves as they care for others.

Young Artists Inspired by Tut Exhibit

After visiting Tutankhamen, the Golden King and the Great Pharaohs exhibit at the Civic Center, seventh graders at Bennett’s Mill Middle decided to share their experience with the rest of the school.

Braelinn retired teacher

Judie Thompson has ended her teaching career after nineteen years at Braelinn Elementary School. She is one of the several original faculty members who opened the school in 1990. Although, Mrs. Thompson, unlike others, has been in the SAME classroom for the entire 19 years! Doesn't she rightfully own it under the homestead act... LOL

Local Chapter of Colonial Dames Places Historical Marker

Local Chapter of Colonial Dames Places Historical Marker

The Thomas Wingfield Chapter, National Society of the Colonial Dames placed a historical marker at the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House in Fayetteville with state and local officials present.

The house was built in 1855 by Dr. John Stiles Holliday, uncle of the "Doc" Holliday of Western fame. A complete history of the house , now a museum operated by the City of Fayetteville, was given by museum manager, John W. Lynch.

Quilt of Courage Honors Parents of Cancer

Quilt of Courage Honors Parents of Cancer

One by one they came to her office to seek comfort, solace, a reassurance that they would make it through one of the most difficult times in their young lives. In a short span of time, 13 students from various grade levels came to talk to Rising Starr Middle School Counselor Janice McLeroy about their same situation; all had parents who were battling cancer.

PTC Rotary donates to girl scouts

PTCRotary donates to girl scouts

At a recent Rotary Club of Peachtree City luncheon, Girl Scouts were honored and presented with of a $1,000. donation check. From left are Scott Rowland, Eagle Scout & Rotary Club member, Karen Stephens, Rotary Club Community Service Director, Amanda Wilson, Girl Scouts Gold Award & Ambassador, Laura Mullen, Service Unit Director, Diane New-Hardy, Membership Specialist Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta,   Susan Wilson, Leader - Ambassador, Troop # 419, and Sheila Barnes, Rotary Club member. Photo/Special.

Students earn National Achievement Scholarships

Two Fayette County High School students are among 700 nationwide receiving National Achievement Scholarships through the 2009 National Achievement Scholarship Program, a competition for African American high school students.

Partners offering July 4 T-shirts, profits go to Keep PTC Beautiful campaign

In celebration of Peachtree City’s 50th Birthday, Partners II Pizza, Peachtree City’s oldest restaurant, has collaborated with Keep Peachtree City Beautiful in designing a T-shirt that commemorates the big event for the Fourth of July.

Local Girls on the Run class graduates

Local Girls on the Run class graduates Peachtree United Methodist GOTR Team members in the back row are Coaches Lisa Reeder, Anna Ivory, Lacy Smith, Sheena Biggerstaff and running buddy Casey Slaggert. In the middle row are Emily Teel, Josephina Reeder, Madison Shepherd and Allison Howl. In the front row are Kristen Trainer, Kayla Ivory and Kallie Coleman. Not pictured are Coach Angela Goddard and Esperanza White. Photo/Special

Fayette County’s team of Girls on the Run (GOTR) have just completed their 12 week program. The 12-week character building program of experiential learning through running teaches very specific and well-defined social and personal skills. The Fayette County’s Peachtree United Methodist team joined other metro Atlanta Girls on the Run teams in a non-competitive 5K race event, Girls on the Run on Sunday, April 19 at the Atlantic station.

Girls on the Run International, is a non-profit prevention program that encourages preteen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running.

Top Student Selected to Attend Medical Forum

A student’s dreams of becoming a doctor are getting closer to reality.

Volisa Carter, an 11th grader at Whitewater High, has her goals set on becoming a neonatal intensive care doctor. She was notified in March that she has been invited to attend a medical program that is only offered to the top one percent of high school students in the country.

Students receive $2,500 Merit Scholarships

Graduating seniors at Fayette County High and McIntosh High are among the 2,500 students nationwide receiving National Merit Scholarships.

McIntosh High School Interact Club donates to Polio Plus

McIntosh High School Interact Club donates to Polio Plus From left are George Martin, Rotary Club president, receives a check from Sadie Mason, McIntosh High School Interact president with Interact officers, Emma Kearney, Will Kearney and McIntosh faculty member, Zoila Curtis.

The McIntosh High School Interact Club, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Peachtree City, presents a $600 check to Rotary Club president, George Martin as a donation for Polio Plus.  The Polio Plus campaign is Rotary's initiative for wiping out polio worldwide.  Interact Clubs are "Youth Rotary Clubs" sponsored by a Rotary Club and are open to high school students with the desire to volunteer their time and talents for the betterment of community and humanity.

Summer camp with a fun twist

This is no ordinary summer camp! The Camp Action Project is highly motivated toward providing at-risk youth in our community the opportunity to participate in a safe and fun environment for a 5-day experience, totally free of charge!

Student honored for excellence in writing

A middle school student is among a handful nationwide and one of just two in Georgia to receive a Certificate of Recognition from the 2009 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Promising Young Writers Program.

Fayetteville Intermediate Wins Environmental Competition

The effort of some Fayetteville Intermediate students to get Fayette residents to conserve water will continue thanks to a scholarship from Keep Atlanta Beautiful.

OLM students receive honors in French

OLM students receive honors in French

Bravo to two Fayette County residents from Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School who received special recognition on the 2009 national French exam. Out of approximately 18,500 students taking the French II exam, sophomore, Nicole Gagnier, tied for 6th place in the state of Georgia and 8th place in the nation making her a national bronze winner for the second consecutive year. Additionally, she received a superior ranking in Georgia’s spoken language competition which is the highest possible ranking. Representing the French I class, freshman, Keila Pagsisihan, tied for 10th place in the state of Georgia making her a top ranked Georgia student. Congratulations to these two students for this exemplary achievement.

Shepherd Chosen for Hoby Award

Shepherd Chosen for Hoby Award

Nate Shepherd, a sophomore at Starr’s Mill High School, was recently awarded the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Award.  Shepherd, a Boy Scout, class officer, and drummer for the school band will attend the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Conference this summer in conjunction with his award.  Shepherd, a National Society of High School Scholars member, currently serves as Treasurer of the German Club.  He was recently elected treasurer of Key Club, is a German Honor Society member, belongs to Beta Club and serves on the Principal’s Student Advisory Board at Starr’s Mill High School.

Spanish Student Wins Scholarship

Fluency in Spanish pays off for one high school student.

Heather Tucker, a ninth grade Spanish II student at Starr’s Mill High, has been awarded the Lazera Herrera Spanish Immersion Camp Award for 2009 by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP).

Kedron at state science olympiad

Kedron Elementary School took first place at the state Science Olympiad held May 16 at Kennesaw State University. Students competed in a variety of activities and received medals for their performance.

Booth rocket launch

Booth rocket launch

Coach Edinger's 8th Grade Students Launch Rockets in culmination of their Rocket Science Unit where they studied October Sky (Rocket Boys by Homer Hickum), and then built their own rockets.  This program was made possible by a grant awarded to Coach Edinger.  Pictured: Coach Edinger, Lauren Bosma, Chelsea Bowman and Mike Bosma.

Troop 201 feeds the homeless

troop 201 feeds the homeless

Troop 201 of Peachtree City, GA joins Kingdom Come Mission Outreach in preparing and serving meals for over 300 Homeless men, women and children over the Memorial Day weekend.  Ray Loya who is a “Star” rank with troop 201 has been delivering meals to the homeless every Sunday. He organized  a plan for his troop to help with the community in the downtown Atlanta area. Scout Master Michael Warren assisted Ray in getting the troop in preparing and serving the meals.  Not only does  troop 201 say these words “I will help other people,” they put into action what a scout does!

East Coweta High School 2009 Graduation list

These 481 graduates will be honored at East Coweta High School’s annual Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 30, 9 a.m. at Garland Shoemake Memorial Stadium.

Newnan High School 2009 Graduation list

These 419 graduates were honored at Newnan High School’s annual Commencement Ceremony last night.

 Valedictorian: Emily Rebecca Traylor

Northgate 2009 Graduation list

These 374 graduates will be honored at Northgate High School’s annual Commencement Ceremony Friday Night at 7:30 p.m. at Henry Seldon Field at Northgate.

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