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This year's valedictorians and salutatorians

Fayette County High School

Sonya Jooma is the Valedictorian for the Fayette County High School graduating Class of 2010 and the Salutatorian is Sonika Reddy. Read More»

Georgia Scholars announced

Some of Fayette’s graduating seniors are among a select few in the state who will have a special seal on their diplomas when they graduate.

Five students have been named 2010 Georgia Scholars by the Georgia Department of Education. Students receiving the designation are Laura Eckhardt, Morgan Myers and Audrey Shlapak, all of Starr’s Mill High, and Christopher Murray and Shelby Threlkeld, both of Whitewater High. Read More»

Booth clinches top four finish at National Science Competition

J.C. Booth Middle’s Science Olympiad team finished fourth in the nation at the National Science Olympiad competition held this past Saturday at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Nationally revered as a tough competitor, the team has placed in the top 6 at the national competition for 12 years and has five first place victories to its name. Sixty 15-member teams from schools across the nation competed in the 26th annual event. There were 46 competition categories spanning the sciences from chemistry, biology and physics to engineering, robotics and astronomy. Read More»

Elementary students score high at state science olympiad

Kedron students placed third at the state science olympiad.

Kedron takes third

Elementary scientists proved they have what it takes to solve scientific problems at the 2010 Elementary State Science Olympiad held recently at Kennesaw State University.

Fayette had six school teams competing against 60 others from throughout the state. Kedron Elementary finished in the top three, taking third place overall.

“I am very proud of our students. They worked hard for this victory; it is an honor for our school to be ranked in the top three in the entire state,” said Kedron Principal Mary Margaret Bivings. Read More»

In Ga., ‘soccer’ now is spelled ‘Starr’s Mill’

For the first time in 10 years, a Fayette County school has won boys and girls soccer titles in the same classification. Read More»

Former Sandy Creek student awarded Mellon Mays Scholarship

Recently, Justin Williams, a sophomore at Brown University (Ivy League) in Providence, Rhode Island, and a Sandy Creek 2008 graduate was awarded the Mellon-Mays scholarship to continue his research he began in 2009 for the next two years. Additionally, Justin will receive a stipend during his junior and senior year to support his research and preparation for graduate school. Read More»

Most improved fifth graders

Most improved fifth graders

The Metro Fayette Kiwanis recently held its annual Most Improved 5th Grader Program. Chief Justice Christopher C. Edwards gave the closing remarks. The students are include  first row, Kimball Johnson, Crabapple Lane, Mayra Guerra, North Fayette, Skye Williams, Spring Hill, Judge Edwards, Alyssa Boone, Brooks, Charles Hood, Peeples, Even Mercer, Cleveland, Danautika Lightner, Inman, Alisa Maxwell, Sara Harp Minter, John Villanueva, Peachtree City;  and in the 2nd row; Quynton Tribe, Oak Grove, Elijah Morgan, Fayetteville Intermediate, Sean Doherty, Huddleston, Efren Lopez-Martinez, Robert J. Read More»

Whitewater sends students to media festival

Whitewater sends students to media festival

Jevan Hutson and Safiya Kiongozi, in Mrs. Kim Newman’s Spanish II class at Whitewater High School, have qualified at the State Media Festival to enter the International Student Media Festival. They created a video in Spanish over a novel they read in class. Photo/Special

Peeples Elementary sweeps 2010 Power Parade

From left are Principal Erin Roberson, Chris Sellers, Emily Cushing, Michaela Cushing, Michelle Binkley, PE Coach. Photo/Special.

Peeples Elementary won top honors in the 19th annual Fayette Youth Power Parade, a walk-a-thon held in Fayette County elementary schools Mar. 29 through Apr. 2.  The school came in first place and raised $7,391.10 for Fayette Youth Protection Homes, a local non-profit organization which provides shelter and support for children who have been the victims of abuse or neglect. Read More»

Booth Middle School students raise $1,932 through St. Jude Math-A-Thon to help kids battling cancer

In the front row, from left, are Chris Jenkins, Lianna Arcelay, Shaelyn Comiskey, Claren Anderson, Libby Goodman and Suzie Topalli. In the middle row are Sean Huth, Will Tuten, Nancy Mullen, Samantha Roberson, Hillary Morris, Nicole Pemu and John Williamson.In the back row are Shivam Patel, Matt O’Kelly, Alex Minor, Frances Adlam, Kylie Bednarick and Leah Slepian. Photo/Special.

Students at J.C. Booth Middle School recently participated in the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Math-A-Thon program and raised $1,932 to help kids battling cancer and other deadly diseases at St. Jude, one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers. The community of Peachtree City supported Booth students by making donations in honor of their participation in the program. Read More»

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