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Clayton State to reconvene tutoring blitz

Air Force Airman Justine Rutledge graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. Rutledge is the daughter of Betty Rutledge of Douglasville and Shane Rutledge of Jonesboro. (Special Photo)

Air Force Airman Justine Rutledge graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. Rutledge is the daughter of Betty Rutledge of Douglasville and Shane Rutledge of Jonesboro. (Special Photo)

MORROW — Support is available for students Wednesday, Nov. 20 and Thursday, Nov. 21 when Clayton State University’s Center for Academic Success hosts its second Tutoring Blitz of 2013.

The Fall Tutoring Blitz will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days in the Commons Area of the James M. Baker University Center. A bi-annual event (the first 2013 Tutoring Blitz took place in April at the end of the spring 2013 semester) the Tutoring Blitz gives Clayton State students the chance to drop in for assistance with their upcoming exams, without having to make an advance appointment.

Given the popularity of the Tutoring Blitz, the Center for Academic Success reaches out to the Clayton State community, including faculty, staff and students, to recruit tutors for the two day event, said CAS Director Kathy Garrison, who is expecting more than 40 tutors to be available each day. Visit www.clayton.edu for details.

Retired educators to meet Tuesday

The Clayton County Retired Educators Association will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, beginning at 11 a.m. in the Jonesboro First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 142 S. Main Street in Jonesboro. Helen Denton will speak on living history. A luncheon, costing $7, will follow the business meeting. To reserve your meal, call Susan Croft at 770-478-9673 or email csusancroft@earthlink.net.

All retired Clayton County educators or those who once taught in Clayton County who are now retired are invited to attend.

Foundation hosts essay contest

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation has announced that the national John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest, with a first place prize totaling $10,000, is open and accepting submissions from high school students.

The essay contest is sponsored by the foundation and supported by John Hancock Financial. The winner will be awarded a $5,000 cash prize and an additional $5,000 to grow in a John Hancock Freedom 529 College Savings Plan. Students and teachers may access the contest’s website by visiting the Profile in Courage Essay Contest at www.jfklibrary.org. The deadline for entries is Monday, Jan. 6.

Military notes

Army Pvts. Jonathan Brown and Geoffrey Kithimba have graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. Brown, the son of Jonathan Brown of Newport News, Va., is a 2010 graduate of Jonesboro High School. Kithimba is the cousin of Benson Githieya of Forest Park.