CEC student writing submissions
Recently, the Central Educational Center in Newnan created an online newspaper, the CEC Times. As part of an ongoing partnership with them, some of the students’ stories will be printed in the Education section of “The Newnan Times-Herald.” These two stories are the first of those submissions. Keep watching for more in the following months.
TOUCHDOWN GIANTS! EC SENIOR LOOKS TO BE THE NEXT ERIN ANDREWS
By Cody Whitlock and Sydney Willard
East Coweta High School senior Jessica Maslankowski craves the spotlight and dreams of being a sideline sportscaster, so she has enrolled at CEC part-time, taking Audio and Video Broadcasting to pursue her dream.
“I love sports and I am confident when I talk about them,” said Maslankowski. “I feel like sportscasting was made for me.”
Being the oldest and only daughter living with two brothers, she feels as if watching a sporting event is her way to relax and get away from the world for a moment. Sports are also a way of special way of connecting with her dad.
“I bond with my dad over sports,” she said. “Sports created a strong connection between us.”
Maslankowski’s dream is sparked by her all time role-model Fox Sports broadcaster Erin Andrews, who’s been a sideline reporter for years.
“Men hold mostly all the roles on the field and so I’m going to fight for my right to get what I feel women deserve,” she said.
After high school graduation, Maslankowski hopes to continue her education at either Georgia Southern or Valdosta State, with the eventual goal of being a New York Giants broadcaster.
“My dad’s a huge fan and I’d like to follow in his footsteps,” she said.
So, in the upcoming years, when fireworks sound and the players run onto the field, perhaps we will seen Coweta’s own giving the gossip about the Giants.
FOOTBALLER'S FAMILY MIGHT MAKE HIM A FUTURE NFL'ER
By Tray Martin
Chrishawn Dix is a Newnan High School senior with a strong passion for football.
Dix also runs track for the Cougars, competing in the 400 meters and the 4 by 100 relay.
“I use track for conditioning, but my favorite sport is football,” Dix said.
He played wide receiver for the Cougars and earned many awards this past season including: the Highest GPA/Scholar Athlete award, the Air Cougar award, the team captain Offense Award as well as being named to the All-Region 2nd team. Dix credits his family and particularly his uncle former wide receiver Andrew Hill for influencing him to play.
“He played college football at Georgia Tech and then went on to play in the NFL, “ Dix said.
Hill played fourteen seasons in the NFL for both the Houston Oilers and Atlanta Falcons. Dix was the captain of the Cougar offense and is a born leader. Having been born with a hearing loss, Dix never let it interfere with his school work or on the field. So, it’s not surprising that he came to CEC because he thought it would “be a challenge.”
Dix hopes to play college football at Jacksonville State in Jacksonville, AL and major in engineering.
“If I don’t get a scholarship, then I will probably go into the military and serve my country,” he said.
Dix is a perfect person to look up to and having overcome obstacles before, he will probably succeed at his dream of playing In the NFL.