Education Notes: Turin student chosen for ABAC Ambassadors program



From Staff Reports
Lisa Stephens of Turin has been selected to participate in one of the most prestigious organizations on the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College campus, the ABAC Ambassadors.
Stephens, a freshman undeclared major, is the daughter of Pat and Kim Stephens.
Through a process involving application, letters of recommendation, and interviews, college administrators choose students whom they believe to be motivated and who show leadership potential to serve as Ambassadors.
The Ambassadors assist the offices of public relations and admissions, representing and promoting the college at a variety of community and college events. They work to maintain positive relationships between students, faculty, alumni, and the community.
To continue in the organization, students must maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale and commit at least 35 hours per semester to their service as Ambassadors.
• Basic computer class offered at Newnan Center Dec.14
The University of West Georgia’s Continuing Education Department is offering a beginner-level computer class Friday, Dec. 14 at the Newnan Center campus on Solar Circle in Newnan.
Access 2010 Basic Course will be held from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The course is being offered at the basic level for attendees with limited knowledge of Access 2010.

Cost is $95 and registration is available by mail, phone, fax or online. For more information or to register, visit or call 678-839-6611.

• ‘I Have a Dream’ essay contest open for students in grades 3-12

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, Newnan Chapter 483 of Order of the Eastern Star is sponsoring an essay contest for students in grades 3-12.

Students are asked to share, in 300 words or fewer, what King’s “I Have a Dream” speech means to them. Essays judged most outstanding in each of three age categories – grades 3-5, grades 6-8 and grades 9-12 – will be read by their authors during the OES annual MLK memorial program.

Deadline for submissions is Dec. 10. For more information, contact Margaret Thompson at 770-253-1559 or Cynthia Ross at 678-423-0469.

• CEC to hold VEX Robotics competition Dec. 8

More than 26 leading middle and high school VEX Robotics students and mentors from around Atlanta, Valdosta, Waycross, Marietta, Carrollton and Calhoun will unite at the Central Educational Center on Saturday, Dec. 8 for the Third Annual CEC VEX Robotics Competition.

The action-packed tournament will feature more 26 teams who will compete with and against other schools in a series of back-to-back robot challenges, made possible by the following sponsors Learning Labs, Inc. Participants will compete for the championship title by strategically executing the game Sack Attack, driving robots they designed, built and programmed from the ground up using the VEX Robotics Design System.

The Central Educational Center is one of a series of VEX Robotics Competitions taking place internationally throughout the year. VEX Robotics is the world’s fastest growing competitive robotics program for middle schools, high schools and colleges around the world, with more than 4,000 teams from 20 countries that participate in more than 250 VEX Robotics Competition events worldwide. The competition season culminates each spring, with the highly anticipated VEX Robotics World Championship event, uniting top qualifying teams from local, state and international VEX Robotics Competitions.

The VEX Robotics Competition helps students develop skills such as teamwork, leadership and project management, through building robots and competing with like-minded students from the community in a non-traditional environment. For more information, visit or .

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