Education Briefs

Changes to immunization requirements for Georgia students

According to Georgia’s Department of Public Health, effective July 1, children born on or after Jan 1, 2002 and new eighth through 12th grade students in a Georgia school, must have received one dose of Tdap vaccine and one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine.

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Area students earn a spot on Dean’s List at Georgia Southern

The following local students were named to the Dean’s List at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro for the 2014 spring semester. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must have at least a 3.5 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester: Joseph Kearse of Fairburn, Shayla Prescott of Fairburn, Marquise Tucker of Fairburn, Kiana Baldon of Fayetteville, Chastity Clay of Fayetteville, Diamond Holmes of Fayetteville, Brandon Swint of Fayetteville, Kendall Whitfield of Fayetteville, James Denham of Hogansville, Abby Eisenmann of Moreland, Melissa Bishop of Newnan, Tyler Brown of Newnan, Jacob Callahan of Newnan, Kionna Hanson of Newnan, Tabitha Nalley of Newnan brielle Selementi of Newnan, Kurt Wahnschaff of Newnan, Rebecca Whitlock of Newnan, Jacee Lancaster of Palmetto, Ciara Cummings of Senoia, Rachel Hasluem of Senoia, Evan Todd of Senoia, Joshua Bernholtz of Sharpsburg, Robert Carter of Sharpsburg, Rachel Cowart of Sharpsburg, Laura Ives of Sharpsburg, Caleb Johnson of Sharpsburg, Lauren Lee of Sharpsburg, Jessie Marie Reese of Sharpsburg, and Audrey Stamps of Sharpsburg.

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Wilson makes Provost’s List at Troy U

Victoria Wilson of Newnan has been named to the 2014 spring semester/term 4 Provost's List at Troy University in Alabama. The Provost's List honors students who have earned a 3.65 or higher grade point average during the previous academic period.

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Locals graduate from University of North Georgia

The following local students graduated from the University of North Georgia during its spring commencement ceremonies, held May 9-10 on UNG's Dahlonega and Gainesville campuses. Kristen Ann Adams of Newnan graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting. Katie Lynne Barker of Newnan graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Special Education. Hannah Marcia Cilli of Newnan graduated with a Master of Science in nursing education. Madlie Dupoux of Fairburn graduated with a Associate of Science in nursing. Jamie L. Harvey of Sharpsburg graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics. Margaret Elizabeth Hearn of Palmetto graduated with distinction with an Associate of Science in nursing. Patricia Estelle Power of Fayetteville graduated with an Associate of Science in nursing. Sara Kaitlyn Rees of Sharpsburg graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Lauren Elise Sandwich of Brooks graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in psychology. Katie Elayne Smith of Senoia graduated with a Associate of Science in general studies. Erika Kouda Tate of Sharpsburg graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in management. Richard James Westerfield of Newnan graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting. Kimberlee Ranae Zabawa of Senoia graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English.

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Crumbley earns Master’s at UEK

John Sterling Crumbley of Fairburn recently graduated from the University of Eastern Kentucky in Richmond with a Master of Science in Safety/Security/Emergency Management.

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Hasberger and Wolfe participate in Columbus State Honors Camp

The following students successfully participated in the third annual STEM Honors Camp at Columbus State University this summer. Hayley Hasberger, a rising senior at Central Education Center in Newnan, and Rona Wolfe, a rising senior at Northgate High School in Newnan.

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Locals named to Dean’s List at Reinhardt U

The following local residents were named to the Dean’s List at Reinhardt University in Waleska for spring semester 2014. They are Connor Edwards of Newnan, Brittany Gaddy of Fayetteville, Emily Haney of Fayetteville, Carleigh Myatt of Newnan, Brandon Ruston of Newnan, and David Winkles of Sharpsburg.

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Domzalski named to Dean’s List at Wake Forest

Elizabeth Domzalski of Palmetto was named to the spring 2014 Dean's List at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Students who achieve a 3.4 and no grade below a C were named to the list.

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Area students named to Samford Dean’s List

The following local students were named to the Dean’s List at Samford University in Birmingham. Chris R. Longoria of Newnan. Aaron J. Pendleton of Brooks. Rachel G. Shirey of Fayetteville. Alysa R. Rambo of Fairburn. Natalie C. Cerasoli of Sharpsburg. Will D. Perkins of Newnan. Kierstin N. Cusumano of Fairburn. To qualify for the dean's list, a student must earn a minimum 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0 while attempting at least 12 credit hours of coursework. Dean's List is the highest academic recognition given by the school at the end of each semester.

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Area students make Dean’s List at UNG

The following local students made the Dean's Lists at the University of North Georgia for achieving a 3.5 grade point average, carrying 12 or more credit hours in one semester, and having no grade lower than B. They are Daniel Taylor Awbrey of Newnan, Dylan Thomas Barrett of Sharpsburg, Kellie Anne Callahan of Fayetteville, Haleigh Elizabeth Darnell of Newnan, Erin Marie Dunphy of Fayetteville, Ariel Demi Franklin of Fayetteville, Anna Frances Geier of Brooks, Caleb James Glorvigen of Sharpsburg, Sarah Edith Green of Brooks, Shirley Kathleen Holmes of Newnan, Christopher John Houghton of Newnan, Lindsey D. Luchansky of Sharpsburg, Abygail Leigh McMillan of Brooks, Logan Quinn Moore of Sharpsburg, Madison Victoria Pecce of Newnan, Miranda Shae Phillips of Sharpsburg, Sara Kaitlyn Rees of Sharpsburg, Lauren Elise Sandwich of Brooks, Chase Barringer Smith of Newnan, George Samuel Smith of Fairburn, Suzanne Mae Turner of Newnan, Madison Leigh Vermilya of Newnan, Lacie Marie Warren of Hogansville, Richard James Westerfield of Newnan, Abigail Hope Young of Senoia, and Kaylee Rae Zabawa of Senoia.

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Locals graduate from AASU

Local students graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah on May 10 including Juliann Wheatley of Fayetteville, Alia Watkins of Fayetteville, Katie Pope of Newnan, Hali Fleming of Newnan, Katherine Long of Sharpsburg, and Sarah Sexton of Newnan.

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Crawford and Veasey earn Mercer degrees

The following area residents earned degrees from Mercer University in Macon during the Walter F. George School of Law spring commencement: Tamara Crawford of Fayetteville earned a Master of Laws in federal criminal practice and procedure. Bethany Veasey of Sharpsburg earned a juris doctor.

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Deloach completes Troy orientation

Rachel Deloach of Sharpsburg has completed IMPACT new student orientation and enrolled at Troy University for the fall 2014 semester at the Troy, Alabama campus.

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Two locals earn academic honors at Bryant U

Joe Sterrey, a sophomore marketing major, and Nicole Zanickrowsky, a senior management major, both of Newnan, were named to the Dean's List at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island.

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Davenport named to YHC President’s List

Ashley Victoria Davenport was named to the Young Harris College President’s List for the spring 2014 semester. Students who achieve a 4.0 grade point average are eligible to be named to the President’s List. Davenport, a junior biology major, is a graduate of Northgate High School and the daughter of Steve and Connie Davenport of Newnan. Madden, a freshman English major, is a graduate of Northgate High School and the daughter of John and Melissa Madden of Sharpsburg

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Lowery earns degree, academic honors at YHC

Erica R. Lowery was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication studies, Cum Laude, at Young Harris College. Lowery was also named to YHC’s Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester. Students who achieve a 3.5 grade point average or better are eligible to be named to the Dean’s List. Lowery is a graduate of Northgate High School and the daughter of Harrison and Rita Lowery of Newnan.

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Madden named to YHC Dean’s List

Olivia Anne Madden has been named to YHC’s Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester. Students who achieve a 3.5 grade point average or better are eligible to be named to the Dean’s List. Madden, a freshman English major, is a graduate of Northgate High School and the daughter of John and Melissa Madden of Sharpsburg.

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Jetter and Kennedy named to Valdosta State’s Honors College

Nia Jetter of Newnan and Jessica Kennedy of Sharpsburg were admitted to Valdosta State University’s Honors College this summer or fall with honors scholarships awarded by the VSU Foundation. The scholarship was awarded based on ACT/SAT scores and cumulative high school grade point average.

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Tomys awarded Phi Kappa Phi fellowship

Stephanie Kate Tomys of Newnan has been awarded a fellowship worth $5,000 by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Tomys received a bachelor's degree in political science from Berry College and will continue studies in law at Georgia State University.

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Locals named to LaGrange College Dean’s List

The following Newnan area students recently were named to the LaGrange College spring semester Dean’s List: Jordin Elizabeth Dombrosky, Angela Marie Hutchins, Tracy Michelle Seiler, James William Scruggs, Marlana Renee Hurst, Daryn Lee Thompson, Ashlee LeeAnn Martin, Jillian Paige Montgomery, John Tylor Hepner, Summer Alexandria Vo, Amanda Lynn Wood, Holly Nichole Malcom, Teresa Lee Foshee, and Savannah Morgan Bracewell. To be eligible for this honor, students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.6 while taking a minimum course load of 12 hours.



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