Photo by Hugh Osteen

Photo by Hugh Osteen

Lighthouse Accelerated Christian Academy has announced three of its students -- Jamee' Varner, Jessika Rivera, and Nicholas Powell -- received high marks for their performances at the Accelerated Christian Education's (A.C.E.) Deep South Student Convention.

The school, located at 7139 Mt. Zion Blvd., in Jonesboro, sent a contingent of students to the convention, which was held March 29, through April 1, at Norman Park College in Norman Park, Ga. Students competed in the categories of music, oratory, art, athletics, academics, and service.

Varner took first place in spelling. Rivera placed in various categories for different projects, including a second- and sixth-place finish in the science fair, and fifth place in social studies. Powell placed second for a piano solo. The award-winning students will head to James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., to compete at the A.C.E. International Student Convention, May 21, through 26.

Henry Retired Educators meet, April 19

The Henry County Retired Educators Association will meet April 19, at the Government Annex Community Room, located on South Zack Hinton Pkwy., in McDonough. The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m., and will feature Georgia Retired Educators Association (GREA) Executive Director William 'Bill' Sloan. Sloan will update members on membership and the latest from the State Capitol. Retired educators are urged to attend. For more information, contact Henry County's GREA Middle Georgia Membership Director Harry Werner at (770) 957-5546.

Military notes

Army Pfc. Joshua Ramos has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. Ramos, the son of Mario and Karen Ramos of Locust Grove, graduated in 2010 from Luella High School.

Army Pvt. Andre May has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is the brother of Gordon May of McDonough, and a 2010 graduate of Luella High School.

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