Education Notes: Dale Leidy of Moreland earns professional degree

From Staff Reports
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Dale W. Leidy Sr. of Moreland was awarded a professional degree from Missouri University of Science and Technology during winter commencement ceremonies.
Leidy earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Missouri S&T in 1961. He began his 35-year career as a student trainee for the glass container division of Owens-Illinois Inc. He served as a plant manager, area manufacturing manager and division vice president.
Leidy also served as division vice president of manufacturing and engineering for the plastic products division. He returned to the glass division as manufacturing manager and was elected as a corporate officer.
A member of the Missouri S&T Academy of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineers, Leidy was appointed as technical director of the corporation and retired from that position in 1996.
• Unity PTO pre-selling doughnuts to fund Jekyll Island trip
The Unity Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization is holding a doughnut sale to raise money for a school trip to Jekyll Island.

The school’s fifth-graders are making a trip to the Georgia coast in the spring. Kasey Calhoun, PTO president, said the PTO is pre-selling doughnuts to help cover the cost of the trip.

The pre-sale began Dec. 3, and money for orders will be due Jan. 9. The fresh Krispy Kremes will be delivered to the school in Luthersville on Jan. 11.

Doughnuts are $6 per box. Orders may be made by contacting Calhoun at kasey.calhoun@mcssga.org or 770-927-1870.

• Student video contest offers $1,000 top prizes

A national grassroots group is offering high school students the chance to win $1,000 and other cash prizes in a student video PSA contest.

Population Connection, the nation’s largest grassroots population organization, is again hosting its “World of 7 Billion” contest. Students in grades 9-12 are asked to create a 30-45 second public service announcement that illustrates the connection between world population at seven billion and one of the following topics: Food security, wildlife habitat, or the global status of women and girls.

Cash prizes will be awarded to four winners in each topic area. Three grand prize winners will receive $1,000. Participating teachers will receive free curriculum. Deadline for video submission is Feb. 21.

For full contest rules or to see previous winning videos, please visit www.worldof7billion.org .

• Dean's List

Georgia College: Lydia Ozier of Grantville; Rachel Bryan, Thomas Cornay, Connor Grieb, Briana Morgan, Ashley Quesinberry, Kendall Roy, Jenna Salichs, Kyle Sorrells, Melissa Sport, Stanley Steele, Hannah Hagley, Olivia Meeks, Lindsey Partin and Erin Zauner, all of Newnan; Hannah Drabek of Palmetto; Cameron Gresham of Senoia; Payton Burchfield, Michael Collins, Grace Flavin, Alexander Heavner, Megan McGurl, Delaney Rhodes, Trista Underwood and Joanna Wierzbicki, all of Sharpsburg; Jessica Speer of Brooks; Benjamin Battles, Margaret Foulk, Caroline Martin, Emilio Ramirez, Kelly Shirley and Karen Underwood, all of Fayetteville.


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