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Charity golfing raises $5,000-plus

Defending champs reclaim PSA tourney title

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(From left) Drew High School Principal Gary Townsend, Herff Jones sales representative Rick Shrewsbury, Area 2 Assistant Superintendent Dr. Anthony Smith and Mt. Zion High School Principal Melvin Blocker won the May 3 Promoting Student Achievement Golf Tournament at Lake Spivey Golf Club.

Special Photo (From left) Drew High School Principal Gary Townsend, Herff Jones sales representative Rick Shrewsbury, Area 2 Assistant Superintendent Dr. Anthony Smith and Mt. Zion High School Principal Melvin Blocker won the May 3 Promoting Student Achievement Golf Tournament at Lake Spivey Golf Club.

JONESBORO — Organizers of the Fourth Annual Promoting Student Achievement Golf Tournament said the charity event raised more than $5,000 to benefit a scholarship fund for Clayton County’s graduating seniors.

The May 3 charity golf tournament was held at Lake Spivey Golf Club in Jonesboro.

The money raised will go into a general fund for future scholarships in Clayton County Public Schools, said spokesman David Waller.

Waller said the fund, known as the superintendent’s scholarship fund, awards one or two graduates from each of the district’s nine high schools each year. Recipients are chosen by their school-level administrators who use criteria that includes academic performance, school involvement and need.

He said the scholarship amount varies year-to-year, depending on the level of donations.

Twenty-six individuals competed in the 18-hole tournament, including school officials such as Area 2 Assistant Superintendent Dr. Anthony Smith.

Smith’s team included Drew High School Principal Gary Townsend, Herff Jones sales representative Rick Shrewsbury and Mt. Zion High School Principal Melvin Blocker. The team shot 14 under par, successfully defending their title as PSA Golf Tournament champions.