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Clayton residents recognized at Georgia Military College

School Notebook 2-7-14

JONESBORO — Georgia Military College at Fairburn has announced the following Clayton County residents have achieved academic distinction for the fall 2013 quarter.

Included on the President’s List are Usiosefe Gray of Ellenwood; Ebele Nibo of Forest Park; Olasunkanmi Akerele and Kiara Daniel, both of Jonesboro; Izi Aigbiremolen, Debbian Clark and Sarah Nkansah, all of Riverdale.

The Dean’s List includes Quyen Vong of Forest Park; Cory Scott and Ifeoma Emenyonu, both of Riverdale; Adenike Akintokun, Francisca Anieke, Kate Anieke, Ayomitunde Fafore and Markson Fraser, all of Jonesboro. To make the President’s List students must achieve a 3.70 grade point average or above. Students earning between a 3.2 and 3.69 GPA are named to the Dean’s List.

Clayton students honored at Georgia Southern

Georgia Southern University has recognized several Clayton County students for excellence in academics on the fall 2013 semester Dean’s List. Forest Park residents David Alimi, Kamiyah Franks, Songsarae Harley and Amber McCullough; Jonesboro residents John-Andrew Abee, Shree Allison, Jennae Arnold, Mika Billins, Simone Bright, Anna Ford, Termar Lawton, Trevon McCary-Glenn, Kelly Mcdowell, Jake Ramey and Jazmin Tribble; and Riverdale residents Mike Le and Alexis Strozier.

To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must have at least a 3.5 GPA and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester.

Crescent Tech announces President’s List

Southern Crescent Technical College has announced its fall 2013 semester President’s List, which includes full-time students who maintain a 4.0 GPA.

Clayton County’s honorees include Adeyemi Adeoye, Paul Almeda, Donita Benson, Latasha Burwell, Alfredo Calvillo-Baraja, Caitlyn Card, Jacquelyn Carter, Bertin Cayo, Bobby Clark, Lakeshia Cowins, Krystal Dopson, Anthony Gladden, Jacob Gregory, Datoria Henderson, Patricia Hernandez, Kristina Hutto, Andres Icaza, Tara Jean, Justin Jones, Thorin Knuerr, Thomas Lawhorn, Todd Magee, Andrew Magness, Sonya Mallory, Shakira McCloud, Robert McSwain, Latisha Mitchell, Jill Mixon, Gabriel Nwagwu, Laverne Shaw, Shannon Smith, Stephen Smith, Xavier Smith, Taylor Storey, Juwanna Tripp and Marco Vivaldo.

Host families needed for exchange students

The Student American International (SAI) Foreign Exchange Student and World Heritage Student Exchange programs are searching for local families to host exchange students.

SAI is a nonprofit organization with a long history of coordinating interactions with foreign students and local families.

The program needs families to host students who would attend the local high school, said SAI Area Coordinator Jinx Ratcliffe. She said the students will not smoke, drink or drive.

Ratcliffe is available at 770-477-1376, or visit www.studentamericaninternational.com.

World Heritage is a nonprofit organization seeking local host families for high school students from Scandinavia, France, Germany, Italy, Thailand, China, South Korea and the former Soviet Republics. Students are awaiting word on their host families for the 2014-15 school year.

Host families provide room, board and guidance for a teenager living thousands of miles from hom. Couples, single parent and families with or without children in the home are encouraged to apply.

The exchange students arrive from their home country fully insured shortly before the school year begins. They have their own personal spending money and are expected to bear their share of the household responsiblities while being included in normal family activities and lifestyles.

World Heritage Area Representative Bob Comeau of Peachtree City can be reached at 978-204-3953 or 1-800-888-9040, toll free. Also, visit www.whHosts.com.

Locals make Berry College Dean’s List

The following Clayton County students have been named to the fall 2013 Dean’s List at Berry College: Alyssa Maker of Rex, Caitlin Baker of Jonesboro and Alex La Pierre of Forest Park. To be eligible for Dean’s List, a student must carry a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher.