Eleven Marietta students recently placed in “The Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition.” The contest encourages students to develop enthusiasm for writing and improve their writing skills.
“This year’s entries were well-written, creative and enjoyable to read” said Jill Sims, the Marietta City Schools Executive director of curriculum and instruction.
The winners are: Phoenix Craggette, Lockheed Elementary; Matthew Cargill, Kennedy Ayres, Mary White and Ryan Campbell, A.L. Burruss Elementary; Akinni James, Marietta Center for Advanced Academics; Beatriz Coronado, Marietta Sixth Grade Academy; Amberia McTier, Peyton McCloud and Isaiah Spells, Marietta High School.
Several students from Warren Technical School recently competed in the HOSA State Leadership Conference in Athens. Xena Douglas placed in the top 10 in the Personal Care Skills division. Dgisselle Scott placed in the top five in the Interviewing Skills division. Anthony Hudgins received the bronze medal in the Interviewing Skills competition and has the chance to represent Georgia at the National HOSA conference in Nashville this summer.
Tracey Anderson, an English teacher at Lakeside High School was recently selected to participate in “The Federal Trials and Great Debates in U.S. History” Summer Institute for Teachers. Anderson was one of 20 teachers across the country selected for the training institute which will focus on three federal trials and provide curriculum for participants to deliver to students.
The National Federation of Independent Business Young Entrepreneur Foundation recently awarded two Georgia students scholarships. Diaget Miller, a Kennesaw resident and senior at Sprayberry High School won the NFIB/ Southern Champion Tray Young Entrepreneur Award. Thomas Ross, a Dahlonega resident and senior at New Lumpkin County High School won the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award. The scholarships, which range from $1,000 to $10,000, were designed to encourage students to grow their entrepreneurial skills.
Flippen Elementary students Caleb Robinson and brothers Evan and Alec Jackson recently presented an innovative idea at the White House Science Fair. Their invention, “Cool Pads,” were designed to keep football players cool during the extreme heat of practices and games. The students received free trips to Washington D.C. and $2,500 savings bonds.