Notables 0822

Wed, 08/22/2007 - 9:16am
By: The Citizen

• Glaeser receives national honor

Starr’s Mill student Anna L. Glaeser from Peachtree City, Ga. has been selected for membership by the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS). The society recognizes the top scholars in the nation and invites only those students who have achieved superior academic excellence. The announcement was made by NSHSS founder and chairman Claes Nobel, a senior member of the Swedish Nobel family. Formed in 2002, The National Society of High School Scholars recognizes academic excellence at the high school level and encourages members of the organization to apply their unique talents, vision, and potential for the betterment of themselves and the world. Currently, there are more than 15,000 high schools in nearly 20 countries. NSHSS advocates for scholarship opportunities for deserving young people and has awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships since its inception just four years ago. For more information about NSHSS, visit

• Colletta graduates from basic military training

Air Force Airman Steven A. Colletta has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations. In addition, airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Colletta is a 2003 graduate of McIntosh High School, Peachtree City, Ga.

• Craig graduates from vet school

Lisa Craig graduated from St. George's University, Grenada, West Indies with a doctorate of veterinary medicine on June 15. Her career plans include small animal veterinary in a private practice with emphasis on surgery. Special achievements or awards received while at SGU include dean’s list, social chair of SAVMA and the Large Animal Society. She is the daughter of Thomas E. Craig of Lake Toxaway, N.C. and Dorothy K. Butler and John C. Butler of Fayetteville, Ga.

• Local attends USMA Summer Leaders Seminar

Tyler Wright, a rising senior at Sandy Creek High School, was selected and recently attended the United States Military Academy’s Summer Leaders Seminar (SLS) at West Point, New York. The United States Military Academy conducts the SLS for academically gifted high school juniors going into their senior year. The SLS is a week-long program of academic workshops, military training, physical fitness training, and intramural athletics. Only 800 highly talented rising high school seniors from across the country are invited to attend the SLS each year. SLS participants are led and supervised by West Point cadets. Wright is the son of Lee and Delores Wright of Tyrone.

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