Education Notes: Free GED classes to be offered in Senoia

From STAFF REPORTS
education@newnan.com
Two May orientation sessions are planned for students interested in free GED classes in Senoia.
Orientation will be held at the HFL Resource Center, 7285 Hwy. 16, Suite E in Senoia.
On Monday, May 14, orientation is planned from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and from 2-5 p.m. On Thursday, May 17, orientation is planned from 1-4 p.m. and from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Students should choose only one of the sessions to attend initially, and they will then be assigned a time to return the next week for pre-testing. Classes will begin May 29, but students are required to attend orientation and pre-testing to complete the registration process to begin classes.
Volunteers to work with students also are needed. For more information or to begin the registration process, contact Susan Caldwell at 770-599-1746.
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Hise wins leadership award
Chelsa Hise of Newnan, a senior accounting major at Reinhardt University, has been named spring 2012 winner of the McCamish School of Business Leadership Award.
The award is presented each semester to students who demonstrate leadership and determination in the classroom and who are positive role models for their classmates. Recipients are nominated and selected by faculty members from the McCamish School of Business.
Hise was one of 19 student honorees receiving awards and gifts at a recent luncheon held at Reinhardt University.
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Area students inducted into honor society
Several area students were among 50 Clayton State University freshmen inducted into the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society recently.
Alpha Lambda Delta is a national society for freshmen honoring high academic achievement during their first year of college, according to executive director Glenda Earwood, who spoke at the induction ceremony. The organization “encourages superior academic achievement, promotes intelligent living and a continued high standard of learning and assists students in recognizing and developing meaningful goals for their roles in society,” Earwood said.
Local inductees included Amelia Logan Harkleroad and Maggie Shiffert of Newnan; Lacey Dunn, Gregory John O’Brien, Kensey Maggie Seidel and Julia Yurievna Zorko, all of Fayetteville; and Toren James Carr, Jessica Lovett, Jessica Morris and Olivia Irene Murphy, all of Peachtree City.
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UWG to offer summer camps for youths
The University of West Georgia is offering several summer day camps for youths at its Newnan and Carrollton campuses. They include:
• Wildife with Wolfie. Students entering grades 3-6 this fall will have the opportunity to create birdhouses and feeders, garden art and more from recycled materials; make and play food chain games; and learn to care for the wildlife around them. Cost is $100 and registration deadline is June 8 for the camp, to be held June 26-29 from 9 a.m. to noon each day at the Newnan Center. For more information, call Cathy Wright at 770-254-7280.
• LEGO Junior Engineering. Students entering grades 2-3 this fall will have the opportunity to explore engineering processes through hands-on work with LEGO Educational Division and Technic elements. Cost is $109 and space is limited for the camp, which will be held Tuesday-Friday from 9 a.m.-noon each day. Junior Engineering will be offered May 29-June 1 at the Newnan Center and June 11-14 at Adamson Hall on the UWG Carrollton campus. For information, call the UWG Department of Continuing Education at 678-839-6611 or visit www.uwgce.com .
• LEGO Vehicle Engineering. Students entering grades 4-6 this fall will build up to 13 different vehicles and a final project, working in a lab setting with a LEGO Technic kit and a partner to learn team building, creativity in construction basic science and mathematical concepts such as simple and complex machines, pulleys, block and tackle, steering systems, manual transmission, simple walking robots and differentials. Cost is $109 and space is limited for the camp, which will be held Tuesday-Friday from 1-4 p.m. Vehicle Engineering will be held June 29-May 1 at the Newnan Center and June 11-14 at Adamson Hall on the UWG Carrollton campus.
For information, call the UWG Department of Continuing Education at 678-839-6611 or visit www.uwgce.com .
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Mercer informational session scheduled for May 3
Mercer University Newnan will hold an information session May 3 for students interested in earning bachelor’s or master’s degrees through Mercer’s public safety educational program.
The session will begin at 6 p.m. in Room 610 of Central Educational Center, 160 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Newnan.
For more information, contact Lou Robinson at 770-683-6115 or Robinson_l@mercer.edu.
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Arnall Chorus selling Atlanta Braves tickets
The Arnall Middle School Select Chorus will perform the National Anthem prior to the Atlanta Braves-Washington Nationals game on Friday, May 25, and the group is selling discounted tickets and parking passes.
Tickets start at $13 and parking passes are available for $10. For more information, call 770-755-1541 or email robin.white@cowetaschools.org .
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HONORS
National Society of Collegiate Scholars:
Rebecca Eileen McCorkle of Newnan.
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DEAN'S LIST
Georgia Military College:
Thomas Watson of Sharpsburg.
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(Send education news to rebecca@newnan.com )


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