Education Notes: Crow, Davis to attend Advanced AcademyFrom Staff Reports
Newnan High School’s Sarah V. Crow and Erin Davis have been accepted into The Advanced Academy of Georgia at the University of West Georgia (UWG).
Crow, a sophomore, and Davis, a junior, began classes last month on the UWG campus. Crow is the daughter of John and Katy Crow of Newnan, and Davis is the daughter of Michael and Lucretia Davis of Newnan.
Students must meet high grade point average and SAT or ACT score requirements. They also submit a resume, essay, and teacher recommendations, as well as complete a competitive interview process.
Advanced Academy students remain enrolled in their original high schools as dual enrolled students to earn their high school diplomas. They live on the UWG campus in a residence hall specifically for Academy students and take full-Âtime UWG classes as a college student, earning both high school and college credit. For more information, visit www.advancedacademy.org .
McCafferty chosen for Harding’s ‘Belles & Beaux’
Senior social work and leadership and ministry major Katie McCafferty of Newnan has been selected to be a member of Belles & Beaux, a musical performance group at Harding University.
Sponsored by the department of music, Belles & Beaux is a 12-member vocal group that performs a wide variety of new and old songs and travels all over the United States.
Lambert participates in UE service project
Laura Lambert of Newnan recently participated in the University of Evansville’s Freshman Service Project.
The project sent new UE students to 20 locations – including parks, community centers, and other nonprofit organizations – throughout Evansville, Indiana to perform tasks ranging from painting to cleaning to landscaping.
The Freshman Service Project is part of Welcome Week, a program designed to help incoming students transition into college life before classes begin.
“The goal of the Freshman Service Project is to help new students such as Laura Lambert get acquainted with the community they’ll call home during their college years,” said Geoff Edwards, director of UE’s Center for Student Engagement and coordinator of the Freshman Service Project. “Last year, UE students contributed more than 19,000 hours of community service, and we hope the Freshman Service Project inspires many students to continue serving the Evansville community.”
Heritage Christian college prep seminar is Sept. 10
More than 30 colleges will be on hand to answer questions and distribute information as Heritage Christian School holds its annual college prep seminar Sept. 10.
Sessions on choosing colleges and careers, financing a college education and college applications are planned during the event, which will be held from 6-8 p.m. at Heritage Christian, 3613 Hwy. 34 East, Sharpsburg.
The public is invited to the seminar, and students in attendance will be eligible to enter a drawing for a $100 scholarship to be used at the college of his or her choice. For more information, email Shelly Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Free GED classes offered in Grantville, Senoia
Free GED classes currently are being offered in Grantville and Senoia.
Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Grantville’s Clements-Malcolm Community Center, where volunteer teachers work with students from 7-9 p.m. For information on attending, volunteering or donating materials and supplies, contact Shelly Smith at 678-793-7574 or email@example.com .
Orientations for Senoia classes are scheduled for Sept. 10 and Sept. 12 from 5-8 p.m. at the HFL Resource Center, 7285 Hwy. 16. Prospective students must call ahead to reserve a space and are required to attend all six hours of their assigned orientation sessions. Call 770-599-1746 to make a reservation.
Valdosta State University: Jared Allen Reichard of Grantville, Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Jason Lyndell Candy of Senoia - Master of Education in Curriculum and Instructional Accomplished Teaching; Nathan J Pendergrass of Fayetteville, Associate of Arts; Whitney Renee Pauls of Fairburn, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology; Joshua Donald Williams of Fairburn, Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology.
Valdosta State University: Jared Allen Reichard of Grantville; Aliyya Camille Borders and Whitney Symone Wiggins, both of Fairburn.