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MHS students use science fair winnings to pay it forward

FIRST founders, from left, John Childers, Keaton Wimbish and Kyle Ewers (far right) with Jonathan Lewis. Photo/Special.

Three students with an interest in honeybees developed a science fair project last year that earned them a monetary award from the Tellus Science Museum at the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair. Read More»

ToonBoom in Tyrone — Fayette schools, Clayton State launch animation training pilot project

From left to right, ToonBoom’s Joan Vogelesang, Clayton State’s Janet Winkler, Fayette County Board of Education’s Lisa Collins. Photo/Clayton State University.

They were all gathered at Tyrone’s Sandy Creek High School on Mar. 4: the partners in a new venture with the long-term goal of creating a state model for animation training.

Clayton State University, the Emmy Award-winning Montreal-based ToonBoom Animation Inc., the Georgia Department of Education and the Fayette County Schools held a special event at Sandy Creek to announce an animation pilot project for Fayette County, and a partnership, “a partnership with a passion.”
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Coweta's shining STARs

Coweta's shining STARs

East Coweta High School student Yehong Zhu was named Coweta County’s 2014 STAR student on Feb. 28 at the annual STAR Student and Teacher luncheon hosted by the Newnan Rotary Club. Zhu, at center, stands with East Coweta Principal Evan Horton and her chosen STAR teacher Paula Corley. Corley teaches REACH (gifted) classes at White Oak Elementary School, and was Zhu’s fifth grade teacher. Zhu plans to study government at Harvard University after she graduates from East Coweta this spring. Photo/Special.

No winter storm makeup days needed in Fayette

Discussions with school principals in Fayette County resulted in a Feb. 26 decision to recoup the several days missed from two winter storms in February without having students make up the time with additional school days.

“After a lengthy meeting on the topic, the consensus among principals at all school levels (elementary, middle and high) was that modifications could be made to the existing school day schedule to accommodate the missed instructional days,” said school system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach.

Berry-Dreisbach said all testing schedules will remain unchanged. Read More»

Top AAAAA wrestlers

Top AAAAA wrestlers

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Five wrestlers from Starr's Mill and Whitewater finished in the top six in their respective weight classes at the recent GHSA state traditional wrestling tournament. From left are Whitewater senior Zach Thorne, sixth place at 132 pounds; Starr's Mill junior Cory Carter, sixth place at 220 pounds; Starr's Mill senior Alex Ashley, first place at 285 pounds and a two-time state champion; and Whitewater senior Alex Walker, fourth place at 160 pounds. Not pictured is Whitewater senior Reid Loveless, fifth place at 106 pounds. Photo/Special.

Lady Panthers edge East Coweta in OT

The Starr's Mill Lady Panthers soccer team escaped Sharpsburg Friday night with a 3-2 overtime win over East Coweta.

The only goal of the first half came in the 14th minute when Rachel Catlett sent a corner kick into the box for Jenna Currin to finish.

East Coweta took the lead with 14 minutes left in the second half, but Molly Moroney tied the score two minutes later.

The Lady Panthers got the win on a long throw by Lauren Yoss that bounced around in the box before Currin
forced it home.

The team improved its record to 4-1-0 on the season and will travel Tuesday to Westminster.

High school sports calendar

MONDAY, MARCH 3

BASEBALL: McIntosh at Newnan; Greenville at Fayette County; Tri-Cities at Sandy Creek.

LACROSSE: Lovett at Whitewater (boys).

SOCCER: Brookstone at OLM.

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TUESDAY, MARCH 4

BASEBALL: ELCA at Landmark.

LACROSSE: Northgate at McIntosh (boys); South Forsyth at Starr’s Mill (girls).

SOCCER: McIntosh at Creekside; Starr’s Mill at Westminster; Allatoona at Whitewater (girls); Whitewater at Etowah (boys); Alexander at Fayette County; Sandy Creek at OLM; Douglas County at Landmark. Read More»

Landmark to honor coach Friday

This Friday has been designated as Phil Williams Night at Landmark Christian School, as a beloved former coach is to be honored for his years of service to the community.

Before the 7 p.m. baseball game against Chapel Hill, there will be a 6:45 ceremony honoring Williams. All former players, parents and friends from the Douglas County area as well as the Landmark Christian School community and others are invited for the celebration.

The game is an early-season matchup between two of last year’s playoff teams. Admission for students and adults is $5 each.

Chiefs shine on Westlake track

The McIntosh Chiefs opened their track season over the weekend at the Lions Chick-fil-A Showcase at Westlake.

The Chiefs got wins from Taylor Huntley in the 800 meters (1:59.77), Alyssa LeClaire in the 1600 (5:43.32) and Nicole Zaubi in the 3200 (12:50.34).

Morgan Frederick won the high jump (4-08.00) and the girls’ 4x800-meter relay team was also a winner (10:45.85).

Lady Panthers win 3-0 over Lambert

The Starr’s Mill Lady Panthers soccer team traveled to Suwanee Tuesday night and picked up a 3-0 win over Lambert.

After a scoreless first half, the team got on the board when Rachel Catlett’s corner kick found Carly Pressgrove on the back post and she volleyed the ball into the net.

Molly Moroney was played in behind and beat the keeper twice, hitting the post first and following her rebound to double the advantage.

Later it was Moroney marauding forward again with a fierce shot the keeper parried to Ashley Broderick who hammered home to complete the 3-0 victory. Read More»