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Locals graduate Western Governors University

Henry County resident Isaac Fenwick (from left), was recently awarded the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Scholarship to attend Gordon College. Fenwick, a 2009 graduate of Dutchtown High School, in Hampton, plans to major in biology and become a pediatrician. He is joined by the scholarship's donor, Dan White, (center) of the Rural Library Project, Inc., and his father, Melton Johnson (right).

Henry County resident Isaac Fenwick (from left), was recently awarded the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Scholarship to attend Gordon College. Fenwick, a 2009 graduate of Dutchtown High School, in Hampton, plans to major in biology and become a pediatrician. He is joined by the scholarship's donor, Dan White, (center) of the Rural Library Project, Inc., and his father, Melton Johnson (right).

Paula Evans, of Hampton, Joy Stewart, of Locust Grove, and Cassandra Norsworthy, of McDonough recently graduated from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Henry academic achievers among UGA scholars

The University of Georgia Presidential Scholars List for Summer 2011 includes Stockbridge resident Hillary Marie Morgan, McDonough resident Brandy Nicole Foster, and Hampton resident Brandy Nicole Schley.

The university’s Dean’s List also includes Stockbridge residents Samantha Delane Allis, Meghan Lee Murphy, Matthew Joseph Boss, Marin Feodor Mills, Avani Brijesh Patel, Orishebawo Tunde Popoola, Brenton Douglas Smith, Kendrun Benard Malcome, Janki Babu Bhakta, Audrey Michelle Cole, and Brand Michael Thomas. McDonough residents included are Tyler Lee Sgro, Sarah Marie Bolton, Stephani Gail Denham, Angela Nicole Finkbeiner, Ashley Elizabeth Lorenzo, Charles Owen Mims, Puja Vijay Parikh, Morgan Anslee Stamey, and Ashley Danielle Williams. Hampton pupils cited are Ashley Deann and Michael Craig Boynton, and Locust Grove residents Karl Wray Miller III and Peggy Ann Ellis.

Students named to the Dean’s List have earned a 3.5 GPA or higher out of a possible 4.0. The Presidential Scholar designation recognizes undergraduates who have scored a perfect 4.0 GPA during the semester. Both designations require students take at least 14 credit hours and receive no unsatisfactory or incomplete grades.

ABAC announces Distinguished Achievement List

McDonough residents Justin Murrell and Kristie Zeigler were named to Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College’s Distinguished Achievement List for the 2011 Summer Term. Students who complete between six and 11 hours of academic course work with a grade point average of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale are recognized on this list.

Area students earn Chick-fil-A scholarships

Chick-fil-A’s national Leadership Scholarship program has awarded $1,000 scholarships to Christina Vizcarra, of Senoia, and Michael Stone, Taylor Robins, Jordan Brackett, Rodaina Kadoora, and Lacy Arrington, all of McDonough.

Vizcarra, who works at Truett’s Grill McDonough, is studying nursing at Gordon College. Stone, who works at Chick-fil-A at Kroger/McDonough Crossing, is studying commercial truck driving. Robins, an employee at Truett’s Grill McDonough, is a general studies major at Gordon College.

Brackett, also out of the Truett’s Grill McDonough location, is studying business at the University of Georgia. Kadoora, from the Stockbridge Dwarf House, attends Kennessaw State University and is majoring in marketing. Arrington works at the Chick-fil-A restaurant at Eagle’s Landing, and is majoring in business management at Gordon College.

Holmes townhall on education, Aug. 27

Henry County’s District V Commissioner, Bruce Holmes, will hold a monthly Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, Aug. 27, at 9 a.m. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at the Fairview Recreation Center, located at 35 Austin Road, in Stockbridge.

Youth Leadership Henry apps due, Aug. 31

Youth Leadership Henry applications are due by Aug. 31. The countywide leadership program for high school sophomores lasts from October through May. It is designed to develop leadership potential and to acquaint participants with community needs, problems and resources through interaction with local leaders and decision makers. Application forms should be available through the high school counselor’s office, or may be printed from the Youth Leadership Henry web site. Also, learn more about the program and its requirements at www.leadershiphenry.com.

Sprite sponsors sweepstakes for school outdoor spaces

The Sprite Spark Parks Project for Schools Program is giving local schools across the country the opportunity to liven up areas on their campuses where students can play, stay fit, and be refreshed all school year long.

The project is a multi-year commitment to build and restore places where teens, families and communities can get outside and get active. Through its work with teens and parents, Sprite plans to put more than $2 million into building or revamping at least 150 outdoor spaces throughout the country in 2011. The spaces would include neighborhood parks, basketball courts, playgrounds and athletic fields.

Parents and community members can give their favorite school a chance to win one of 25 grants worth $25,000 by entering My Coke Rewards codes found on specially-marked Sprite packaging. Codes can be submitted at www.mycokerewards.com/sprite between through Sept. 30.

Bethany Baptist to offer ESL classes

Bethany Baptist Church in McDonough plans to offer free English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, starting in late September. The classes will include a $20 cost for a workbook, according to Bethany Baptist Associate Pastor Chuck Sheppard.

Sheppard said testing to decide class level placement will begin later this month, through early September. Childcare will be available for participants. Those interested may contact the church office, by calling (770) 957-4455, between the hours of 8 a.m., and 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday. For more, visit www.4nbethany.org.

Notice about students with disabilities

If you or your child withdrew, or graduated, from Henry County Schools between July 1, 2005, and June 30, 2006, be advised that individual Special Education Records will be destroyed after Sept. 15, 2011. If you want a copy of these records, call (770) 957-8086. The Henry County Board of Education is required to keep special education records as long as they are needed for educational purposes. When these records are no longer needed, the Board must inform the student and/or parent(s) of its plan to destroy such records.

This is to provide notice to all students or parents of students with disabilities, who left Henry County Schools between July 1, 2005, and June 30, 2006, and are no longer enrolled in the Henry County Schools, that all special education records for those students will be destroyed after Sept. 15, 2011, unless you request the records. If you have questions, call (770) 957-8086.

School Notebook publishes on Wednesdays. Make submissions to Johnny Jackson via e-mail at jjackson@henryherald.com, or call (770) 957 - 9161.