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Schools tee off to raise scholarship funds

SCHOOL NOTEBOOK 5-3-13

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Atlanta Opera Guild scholarship winners tenor Joseph McBrayer of Kennesaw State University (left) and soprano Angie Plate of Clayton State University (center) performed at the Spring Musicale accompanied by Clayton State University Staff accompanist Alex Benford (right).

Special Photo Atlanta Opera Guild scholarship winners tenor Joseph McBrayer of Kennesaw State University (left) and soprano Angie Plate of Clayton State University (center) performed at the Spring Musicale accompanied by Clayton State University Staff accompanist Alex Benford (right).

JONESBORO — Clayton County Public Schools is inviting golfers to the Fourth Annual Promoting Student Achievement Golf Tournament Friday.

The tournament will be at the Lake Spivey Golf Club at 8255 Clubhouse Way. It kicks off with registration at 10 a.m. and a shotgun scramble start at 12 p.m.

An awards and recognition dinner will follow the tournament rounds. There will be trophies for the longest drive and other contests.

Registration is $125 per player for 18 holes of golf with a cart. Proceeds will go toward scholarships for graduating Clayton County seniors. Registration forms are available at www.clayton.k12.ga.us/golftour.

District hosts SACS information session

The district will also host a community information session about its SACS/AdvancED accreditation team visit last month. The session will be Saturday at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center, 2530 Mount Zion Parkway. It begins at 10 a.m. and will include a question and answer session. The event is free and open to the public.

Clayton State to award posthumous degree

Clayton State University will award a posthumous degree to one of its best-known alumni and student workers.

The family of the late Scharlie-Marteace Lockhart will be at Saturday’s noon commencement ceremony to receive his Master of Arts degree in liberal studies from Clayton State President Dr. Thomas J. Hynes.

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Special Photo Air Force Airman 1st Class Ryan Thom has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. Thom is the son of Sheilah Thom of Fredericksburg, Va. and the brother of Courtney Wesley of Morrow.

Lockhart, who previously earned a bachelor’s in sociology from Clayton State, died unexpectedly in March. He was a frequent visitor to the Clayton State Disability Resource Center during his undergraduate days. He was working for the center and completing his masters at the time of his death.

Hynes will present the degree to Lockhart’s mother, Meirley Lockhart of Riverdale. His sister, Dr. Sharbrenia Lockhart-Thompson of Ellenwood, is also expected to be present.

Veterans Resource Center gets support

The Veterans Resource Center at Clayton State recently hosted a resource fair to assist student veterans and their family members.

Representatives from the Georgia Department of Veterans Services, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5080 and Disabled American Veterans William E. Tate Chapter 1 participated in the event.

Commander Leon Booker, of DAV William E. Tate Chapter 1, presented the center’s coordinator, Tina Lake, with a check for $400 to support its operations.

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