Education Notes: Swords named Landmark Christian STAR Student

From Staff Reports
Senior Connor Swords has been named 2013 STAR Student at Landmark Christian School.
Swords, son of Dr. Philip and Lorri Swords of Newnan, chose Landmark math and calculus instructor Dennis Wilson as his STAR teacher.
To be nominated for STAR Student, high school seniors must have the highest score on a single test date on the three-part SAT and be in the top 10 percent or top 10 students of their class based on grade point average.
• Mercer information session Feb. 13
Drop-in information session for Mercer University’s Public Safety Leadership program is Feb. 13 from 3:30-6 p.m. in Room 610 at Central Educational Center in Newnan. Contact: Lou Robinson, 770-683-6115 or .
• UWG information session Feb. 21; webinars planned
In-person information session for the University of West Georgia’s Graduate Business Programs (MBA, MPAcc and MED) is Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. at the UWG Newnan Center. Webinar information sessions are Feb. 14, March 21, April 18 and May 16 from noon-1 p.m. Contact: Graduate Business Office, 678-839-5355 or .
• Atkinson Elementary Family Fun Night set for Feb. 7
Atkinson Elementary School will hold a Story Laboratory Family Fun Night in the school media center highlighted by experiments, story time and prizes Thursday, Feb. 7 from 4-7 p.m.

The event – which also will feature mad scientist hairstyles for donations toward All For Books, a program which helps needy students buy books – will be held in conjunction with the school’s Feb. 6-8 Scholastic Book Fair. Book fair proceeds will be used to purchase books and materials for Atkinson’s media center, and the fair will be open to shoppers from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day.

Online shopping is available through Feb. 24 at with free shipping to the school. For more information, contact the school at 770-254-2835.


Auburn University at Montgomery: Kendall Little of Sharpsburg.

Carson-Newman College: Toby Slagle of Sharpsburg.

Georgia Southwestern State University: Kimberly Buck of Sharpsburg; Miranda Colbert of Brooks.

Saint Michael’s College: Allison James of Newnan.

University of West Georgia: Gloria-Ruth Finney, daughter of Lynn Murphree Finney of Newnan and the late Donn Finney of Macon and granddaughter of Gloria Murphree and the late James William Murphree. Finney, who is working toward a double major in mass communications and political science, earned a 4.0 GPA for fall semester.

Valdosta State University: Amber Shanice Arnold of Grantville; Alexandra Cherrell Shular, Alison Marie Walker, Bailey Lynn DeRidder, Elizabeth Marie Kaminski, Emily Hannah Robinson, Joni Lee Wiggins, Leanne Nichole Bishop, Lecresha Tremil Chaney, Marshall Templeton Williams and Maya Yvonne Austin, Sarah Rhea Hamman, Sarah Elizabeth Johnson and Sarah Elizabeth Moseley, all of Newnan; Jessica Lynn Fleckenstein of Senoia; Chad Lavern Albers, Daniel Alexander Ledee, Hunter Lewis, Ian Michael Wallace and Nicholas C. Pautler, all of Sharpsburg; John Tyler Nash of Brooks; Ashley Brooke Dailey and Jalynn Marie Sandolph, both of Palmetto.

Wake Forest University: Barron Jeter of Moreland; Norman Heindel of Newnan; Elizabeth Domzalski of Palmetto.

Washington and Lee University: Emilyn Gjertsen of Newnan.


Middle Georgia College: Andrew Huff and Shannon Sutherland, both of Coweta County.

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