Saturday, August 9, 2008
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Clayton News Daily
The Clayton County Wide Homeowners Association, along with the Lovejoy High School Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA), will hold a weekend summit to educate teenagers about Georgia law, college admissions and obtaining financial aid.
The Saturday summit will be from 10 a.m., to 3 p.m., at the National Archives Southeast Region, 5780 Jonesboro Road, Morrow.
It will be broken up into two sessions.
The first session, from 10 a.m., to noon, will focus on college admissions and obtaining financial aid to pay for post-secondary education. It is designed for high school juniors and seniors, and recent high school graduates.
At the second session, which begins at 1 p.m., parents will hear from Georgia Parent Teacher Association (PTA) officials about the importance of joining the local PTA.
Simultaneously, teenagers will learn about state laws from former DeKalb County District Attorney J. Tom Morgan, author of "Ignorance is No Defense: A Teenagers Guide to Georgia Law."
A roundtable discussion will commence at 2 p.m. Teenagers will discuss topics of the day, while the parents sit through Morgan's presentation.
The cost to participate in the event is $15.
- Curt Yeomans