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Local student to compete
in state spelling bee

Friday

The Georgia Association of Educators will host the State Spelling Bee on Friday, at 11 a.m., in the Senate Ballroom at Georgia State University's Student Center, 44 Courtland St., Atlanta. Lovejoy Middle School seventh-grader Tanaeya W. McCoy will be one of the 20 students competing in the spelling bee. The winner moves on to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in May in Washington, D.C. For more information, call (678) 837-1129.

Saturday

The Georgia Council on Social Studies will hold the 2009 State Social Studies Fair on Saturday from 8 a.m., to 12 p.m., at Dutchtown High School, 149 Mitchell Road, Hampton. Clayton County schools have seven entries participating in the fair. For more information, call (770) 515-7510, or e-mail smcoleman50@yahoo.com.

Monday

The Clayton County Board of Education will hold its March work session on Monday at 6:30 p.m., at the school system's central administration complex, 1058 Fifth Ave., Jonesboro. The school board is set to vote on whether to uphold its ethics commission's decision to remove Board Member Michael King from office, and whether to approve naming the county's new high school the Charles R. Drew High School. For more information, call (770) 473-2700.

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.