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CSU students to hold 9/11 candlelight vigil

Thursday

Clayton State University's Student Government Association (SGA) will hold a candlelight vigil on Thursday, Sept. 11, to commemorate Patriot Day, which is the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, at 6 p.m., at the Clayton State University Amphitheater, a new outside theater which is located next to the school's Swan Lake and Spivey Hall. The theme for the vigil is "United We Stand." For more information, contact SGA President Darius Thomas at (478) 390-0294.

Sunday

The mayors of Clayton County's six cities will hold an accreditation rally on Sunday, Sept. 14, at 3 p.m., at the Harold R. Banke Justice Center, 9151 Tara Blvd., Jonesboro.

Tuesday

A Special Election will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 16, to elect someone to represent District 6 on the Clayton County Board of Education for the remainder of former board member Eddie White's unexpired term.

Sept. 22

The Clayton County Board of Education is scheduled to hold a business meeting on Monday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m., at the school system's Central Administration Complex, 1058 Fifth Ave., Jonesboro.

Notes

The Clayton County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program's Duck-O-Ration Tour will make a stop at Clayton State University library on Sept. 15, 16 and 17. The tour makes its way around the county as part of the build up to CASA's annual Darlin' Duck Derby. Clayton County residents can come by to see the decorated ducks and vote on their favorite one during the tour.

The United State Army Reserve recently announced Spec. Lewis Johnson, III, nephew of College Park resident, Virginia Walker, has graduated from a nine-week basic combat training course at Fort Jackson, in Columbia, S.C. During his training, Johnson studied the basic combat skills; military weapons; chemical warfare and bayonet training; map reading; field tactics; the military justice system, and basic first aid.

Georgia Farm Bureau recently announced it will award $14,250 in scholarships to 10 high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree in agriculture. Applicants must plan to enroll at an University System of Georgia institution or Berry College during the 2009-2010 academic year to pursue an undergraduate degree in agricultural and environmental sciences, family and consumer sciences or a related agricultural field. The top three students will each receive a scholarship of $3,000. Seven more students will receive scholarships worth $750 each. Students are eligible to submit an application if they, a parent or legal guardian were a member of the Georgia Farm Bureau as of Sept. 1, of this year. All applications must be submitted by Dec. 19, and recipients will be announced in March 2009. For more information, Contact the Clayton County Farm Bureau office at (770) 478-3317. The application is also available at www.gfb.org

Ongoing

The Clayton County Public Library system offers many services to students, including tutoring programs for those who speak either English or Spanish, and online practice tests and electronic test preparation books for the SAT, GED, ASVAB, and TOEFFL exams. Visit the Clayton County Library web site at www.claytonpl.org.

School notebook is a regular feature of the Clayton News Daily compiled by staff writer Curt Yeomans. He can be reached at (770) 478-5753, ext. 247, or via e-mail at cyeomans@news-daily.com.