Education Notes: Flint River Academy to honor fallen alumnus Trey BartlettFrom Staff Reports
Flint River Academy will hold POW-MIA Recognition Day and honor FRA alumnus Trey Bartlett, who was killed in action in Iraq, on Friday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m.
The event will precede Flint River’s football game and will feature former POWs, Georgia dignitaries and politicians, an honor guard, a 21-gun salute, a Blackhawk helicopter fly-by, the Patriot Guard, a parachuting flag-bearer, a bugler, a bagpiper and more. Activities will continue through the game’s halftime and throughout the evening.
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 email@example.com .
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
Orientations for Senoia classes are scheduled for Sept. 10 and Sept. 12 from 5-8 p.m. and again Oct. 15 and Oct. 17 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.
October’s orientations are the last of 2012. Orientations will begin again in January. Call 770-599-1746 to make a reservation.
Landrein graduates cum laude from Kennesaw State
Michelle Landrein of Newnan graduated from Kennesaw State University in July with a bachelor of fine arts in graphic communications. She graduated cum laude.
Landrein is employed by GetMembers, a marketing company in Dunwoody which is part of the Hyper Marketing company.
Franklin graduates, receives U.S. Army commission
Luke J. Franklin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and was commissioned into the U.S. Army at North Georgia College & State University last month.
He was one of a group of Corps of Cadets members who were awarded the rank of second lieutenant upon their graduations from North Georgia’s Dahlonega campus.
Franklin is the son of Mark and Kathy Franklin of Sharpsburg. He graduated from East Coweta High School in 2008.
North Georgia is one of only six senior military colleges in the nation. Participation in the Corps of Cadets, also known as the Boar’s Head Brigade, offers the opportunity to acquire a degree in a chosen field of study while simultaneously earning an officer’s commission in the U.S. Army, whether active, Guard or Reserve. Approximately 12 percent of the university’s 6,100 students are enrolled as cadets.
Georgia College & State University: Andrea Decker of Newnan; Deanna Upchurch of Sharpsburg; Jennifer Dunphy of Fayetteville.