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Scott to host reception for academy nominees

Friday

The American Family Theater will present "Black Journey" Friday at 10 a.m., and 7 p.m., at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center, 2530 Mt. Zion Parkway, Jonesboro. The cost of admission for the first show is $7.95, while the second show will cost $7 for adults and $5 for children. For more information, call (770) 473-2875.

Saturday

U.S. Rep. David Scott (D-Ga.) will host a reception for local nominees to national service academies Saturday at 10 a.m., at the National Archives and Records Administration's Southeast Region facility, 5780 Jonesboro Road, Morrow. Among the 22 nominees are five Clayton County students. These students are: (U.S. Air Force Academy) Andrew Love and Caleb MacLachlan; (U.S. Naval Academy) Solomon Drake, and (U.S. Military Academy) Brian Stoutamire. Scott also nominated Lovejoy High School student George Bowman, III, for appointments at the Naval and Military academies.

Monday

The Clayton County Board of Education will hold its March business meeting Monday, March 2, at 6:30 p.m., at the school system's central administration complex, 1058 Fifth Ave., Jonesboro.

Tuesday

Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy will speak Tuesday as part of Clayton State University's James Wood Speaker Series, hosted by the university's School of Business. Cathy's address to students, faculty and members of the public will begin at 6:30 p.m., in Clayton State's Spivey Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call (678) 466-4500.

Notes

The United States Army Reserve recently announced Pvt. Rasmey Hong, a 2004 graduate of Mount Zion High School, has graduated from a nine-week basic combat training course at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During his training, Hong learned about basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare, rifle marksmanship, map reading, field tactics, the military justice system, and basic first aid. He is the son of Riverdale residents Siphann Hong and Chantha Ung.

The United States Army National Guard recently announced Pvt. Nigel R. Green, a 2006 graduate of North Clayton High School, has graduated from a nine-week basic combat training course at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During his training, Green learned about basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare, rifle marksmanship, map reading, field tactics, the military justice system, and basic first aid. He is the son of College Park resident Norman Green.

The United States Air Force recently announced Tech. Sgt. Joseph A. Poindexter, a 1995 graduate of Jonesboro High School, has graduated from the Air Force Noncommissioned Officer Academy at Tyndall Air Force Base, Panama City, Fla. Poindexter studied military leadership management theories and responsibilities, and oral and written communications skills. The noncommissioned officer performed as a supervisor to learn behavior concepts, problem solving, and counseling techniques relative to the Air Force mission and organization. Poindexter, a medical logistics training supervisor, is assigned to the 88th Medical Support Squadron, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Fairborn, Ohio. He has served in the military for 13 years. He is the son of Jonesboro resident Harold M. Poindexter.

The United States Air Force recently announced Airman Byron L. Isaac, a 2008 graduate of North Clayton High School, has graduated from a six-week basic military training course at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. During his training, Isaac studied military customs and courtesies, rifle marksmanship, and received special training in human relations. Airmen who complete basic training also earn credits toward an associate in applied science degree relating through the Community College of the Air Force. He is the son of Riverdale resident Byron McMullen and Montgomery, Ala., resident Gwendolyn Dudley.

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 for more information.

School Notebook is a regular feature of the Clayton News Daily compiled by staff writer Curt Yeomans. He can be reached at cyeomans@news-daily.com.