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Million word readers recognized

Million word readers recognized

Wow! Ten students at Tyrone Elementary were inducted into the Million-Word Club on Friday. Pictured are the students and club sponsors that have read more than a million words this year holding their favorite books. Seated, from left, are Christopher Beaver, Clay Walker, Riley Carraher, Veronica Randers and Dresden Day. In the back row are Kim Marshall (Media Specialist), Zoe Andrews, Banks Ream, Deviny Williams, Beau Healy, Brant Bousquet, Pat Pankopp (Media Parapro). Photo/Kim Marshall

Horatio Alger Scholars named

Overcoming great obstacles and demonstrating strength of character has earned two graduating high school seniors a scholarship from the Horatio Alger Georgia Scholarship Program.

Samuel Yi of Sandy Creek High and Iesha White of Fayette County High are among the 50 graduates in the state who received a $5,000 scholarship for use at any accredited institution in the United States.

In addition to overcoming hardships, candidates for the scholarship must also be involved in co-curricular and community activities, and demonstrate a high level of academic achievement. Read More»

Students earn college-sponsored National Merit Scholarships

Georgia Tech, the University of Southern California and Wheaton College have awarded National Merit Scholarships to three students who will begin studying at their institutions in the fall. Read More»

Starr’s Mill inaugurates Music Therapy class

Starr’s Mill inaugurates Music Therapy class

Students with special needs involved in the Community Based Vocational Instruction (CBVI) program at Starr’s Mill High School benefited this past semester from a new Music Therapy class, sponsored by the SMHS Choral Department.

Students involved in the CBVI class experience an education centered on improving everyday life skills in addition to educational coursework. In order to encourage career goals and a life as community service-minded citizens, CBVI students visit off campus locations to gain real world experience. Read More»

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»

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