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Teacher to partake in FDA program in food science

SCHOOL NOTEBOOK 5-14-13

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Rex Mill Middle School science teacher Janice Mitchell was selected to participate in the Food and Drug Administration Professional Development Program in Food Science next month in Washington, D.C.

Special Photo Rex Mill Middle School science teacher Janice Mitchell was selected to participate in the Food and Drug Administration Professional Development Program in Food Science next month in Washington, D.C.

REX — Rex Mill Middle School science teacher Janice Mitchell was recently selected one of 40 educators participating in the Food and Drug Administration Professional Development Program in Food Science July 14-20 in Washington, D.C.

The hands-on program is designed to educate teachers about critical food safety issues. It includes a tour of FDA laboratories, meeting with scientists, learning about food-borne illnesses and studying food science.

Participants will learn about nutrition, food allergies and food production from FDA experts.

Mitchell said her involvement in the program will lend support to one of her duties this coming school year.

“I will be responsible for implementing a food science curriculum (in) the middle and high schools in the county,” she said.

She said her goals are to help students see career opportunities in the food industry and understand how an education in science will help them seize them. She said she also wants to provide science educators with engaging, topically-relevant lessons in food science that support the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core Standards.

“What captures the interest of students?” she asked. “Food. We will use the food they eat to bring life science, chemistry, nutrition and biology concepts to middle level and high school students.”

Kelly earns scholarship from Georgia Southern

The Department of Communication Arts at Georgia Southern University has awarded Morrow resident Jordan Kelly the Clarence McCord Scholarship for 2013-14.

Kelly, son of Lamar and Angelia Clark, was awarded the scholarship based on his leadership. He is a freshman majoring in communication studies at the university expecting a spring 2016 graduation.

Southern Crescent Tech announces spring President’s List

Clayton County residents have been named to Southern Crescent Technical College’s spring 2013 President’s List. They include Shaunee Campbell, Bobby Clark, Krystal Dopson, Somnang Eng, Melanie Giddings, Diane Givens, Datoria Henderson, Maritza Jeffery, Jarrold Kelly, Lakisha Mahan, Sharon Manya, Robert McSwain, Matthew Mullis, Wasana Phouangmalay, John Prosser, Milton Rooks, Steven Salinsky, Leonard Sanders, Xavier Smith, Ebony Thomas, Tina Washington and Tywanda Williams. In order to earn this distinction, a student must be enrolled full-time and maintain a grade point average of 4.0.

Georgia Military College students achieve academically

Georgia Military College Fairburn Campus has announced that students from Clayton County have achieved academic distinction for the spring quarter.

Making the President’s List were Riverdale residents Arnold Massie and Isabella Quaynor and Jonesboro residents Adenike Akintokun, Dereck Bradley and Markson Fraser.

The Dean’s List included Forest Park resident Ebele Nibo; Morrow resident Febeth Gallo; Jonesboro residents Jose Buitrago, Kiara Daniel, Ifeoma Emenyonu, Ayomitunde Fafore and Brandon Peaden; and Riverdale residents Izi Patience Aigbiremolen, Peaches Broadnax, Briana Lawrence, De’quavious Martin, Cassandra Moore and Raven Wilcox.

Students must maintain a 3.7 GPA or higher in order to be named to the President’s List. Those who maintain a GPA between 3.20 and 3.69 made the Dean’s List.

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