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Arts camps to end with free performances

Friday

Participants in the Spivey Hall Summer Music Camp will give a free end-of-camp performance on Friday, June 18, at 3:30 p.m., at Spivey Hall, which is located on Clayton State University's campus in Morrow. The performance will feature the camp participants singing, dancing and playing tone chimes and xylophone-type percussion instruments. For more details, call (678) 466-4200.

Arts Clayton will wrap up its Kaleidoscope Summer Arts Camp with a Grand Finale Performance and Visual Arts Show, on Friday, June 18, at 6 p.m., at Suder Elementary School, which is located at 1400 Jodeco Road, in Jonesboro. There will be a musical performance, featuring the children who participated in the camp, and there will also be an art gallery, featuring work created by the youths. The general public is invited to attend this free event. For more details, call (770) 473-5457.

June 28

The Clayton County Board of Education will hold its June work session on Monday, June 28, beginning at 6 p.m., at the Clayton County Public Schools Central Administration Complex, which is located at 1059 Fifth Ave., in Jonesboro.

Notes

New Orleans, La.-based Tulane University recently announced that Rex resident, Talesa Barnes, graduated from the university's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, with a master's degree in public health, on May 15.

The University of West Georgia's Department of Chemistry has announced that it recently awarded scholarships to two students from Clayton County. Morrow resident, Kevin Eason, received the Dr. Roy L. Denney Scholarship, which is given to students majoring in biology or chemistry with a pre-med focus. Forest Park resident, Lilian Ha, received the James A. Wash Scholarship, which is given to a chemistry major who will be attending UWG in the next school year.

The University of West Georgia also recently announced that one of its students, Jonesboro resident, Shiloh Patrick, has been selected for inclusion in the Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

Georgia Southwestern State University recently announced that several students from Jonesboro have been recognized for their academic achievements. The university named KaMeesha F. Barker to its President's List, Ashley D. Miller to its Dean's List, and Allison J. Sterling to its Academic Achievement List. Students earn a spot on the President's List by earning a 4.0 grade-point average while taking at least 15 credit hours during a semester. A spot on the Dean's List is reserved for pupils who earn at least a 3.5 grade-point average while taking at least 15 credit hours during a semester. The Academic Achievement List is for any student who earns at least a 3.5 grade-point average, while taking between three, and 14 credit hours during a semester. Miller also graduated from the university this spring.

The Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) recently announced that Jonesboro resident, Daniel Carl, a member of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, Class of 2010, has received a commission in the U.S. Navy, set to begin in December. Carl majored in civil engineering, while he was a student in Virginia Tech's College of Engineering.

The U.S. Army recently announced that Maj. Monica J. Tomlinson, the daughter of Conley resident, Joann Jones, has been mobilized and activated at Fort Dix, N.J., in preparation for deployment to serve in a support capacity for either Operations Iraqi Freedom, or Enduring Freedom. Tomlinson is a member of the 3rd Human Resources Sustainment Center, which is based out of Jackson, Miss. She has 16 years of military service. Soldiers who are activated go through a series of in-processing procedures, and training classes, to prepare them for situations they may face while they are deployed.

The U.S. Army recently announced Pvt. Khanh P. Ly, the daughter of Morrow resident Hong Phan, has graduated from a nine-week basic combat training course at Fort Jackson, which is located in Columbia, S.C. During her training, Ly studied basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare, rifle marksmanship, map reading, field tactics, the military justice system, and basic first aid.

The U.S. Army recently announced Pvt. Collin B. Pilcher, who graduated from Mt. Zion High School in 2009, has graduated from a nine-week basic combat training course at Fort Jackson, which is located in Columbia, S.C. During his training, Pilcher studied basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare, rifle marksmanship, map reading, field tactics, the military justice system, and basic first aid. He is the nephew of Jonesboro resident Miranda Lee.

The U.S. Army recently announced Pvt. Courtney D. Anderson, the daughter of Riverdale resident Chanda Love, has graduated from a nine-week basic combat training course at Fort Jackson, which is located in Columbia, S.C. During her training, Anderson studied basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare, rifle marksmanship, map reading, field tactics, the military justice system, and basic first aid.

The U.S. Army recently announced Pfc. James F. Caldwell II, the son of Riverdale resident Mia Caruth and Arden, N.C. resident James Caldwell, has graduated from a nine-week basic combat training course at Fort Jackson, which is located in Columbia, S.C. During his training, Pfc. Caldwell studied basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare, rifle marksmanship, map reading, field tactics, the military justice system, and basic first aid.

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 details.

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