Notables 9-12-07

Tue, 09/11/2007 - 4:29pm
By: The Citizen

• Gessler graduates from basic military training

Air Force Airman Stephen V. Gessler 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. Gessler earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is the son of Marvin Gessler of Peachtree City, Ga. and a 2003 graduate of Sandy Creek High School, Tyrone, Ga

• Powell graduates from the language institute

Pfc. Andrew L. S. Powell of Peachtree City, recently graduated from the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, Cali. with an associates degree in foreign languages, Russian. Powell, a 2005 graduate of Sandy Creek High School and a soldier with the Army National Guard, spent 15 months studying the Russian language. He is now at Ft. Huachuca, Ariz. for continued military intelligence training.

• Jefferies participates in prestigious program

Maurice Jeffries II, a senior at Sandy Creek High School, was selected this summer to participate in the historic Gate City Bar Association Justice Robert Benham Law Camp at the campus of Georgia State Law school. He interned with the Fulton County District Attorney’s office, in the crimes against women and children division with Kimberly Esmond Adams, under district attorney Paul Howard. The inaugural camp was held in conjunction with Clark Atlanta University and Georgia State School of Law. Jeffries also was selected to play in The Tourney Sport USA National Junior Golf Championship on the islands of Kauai and Oahu, Hawaii and the Bill Dickey’s Golf Invitational at Walt Disney World. He placed first in the championship flight at the National Minority College Golf Scholarship Fund High School Championship 2007 in Highland Hills, Ohio. He is the son of Maurice and Cheryl Jeffries of Peachtree City, Ga.

• Local among new faculty at Gordon College

Wanda Stuckey, a resident of Fayetteville, Ga., has joined the faculty at Gordon College as an instructor of English. Stuckey, who recently retired after 33 years of teaching, most recently at Griffin High School, attended Columbus State College where she earned her bachelor’s, master’s and EdS degrees in English and English education. Stuckey is a native of Manchester, Ga.

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