Coweta Education Notes

Will Heinzel part of Georgia Southern’s Scholars’ Day

by Staff Reports

Will Heinzel of Newnan was one of more than 250 high school seniors invited to participate in Georgia Southern University’s 11th annual Scholars’ Day last month.

The event provided top high school students with the opportunities to interview for academic and leadership scholarships along with positions in the University Honors Program.

Georgia Southern invites high school seniors with exceptional SAT or ACT scores and GPA to Scholars’ Day, where the students and their parents also attend information sessions to learn about majors offered by the university.

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• UWG Students Invited to NY State Summer Writers Institute

Three Students Chosen to represent UWG at Prestigious Writing Program.

University of West Georgia students Diamond Forde, Amadi Ozier and Brett Armes have been selected for the New York State Summer Writers Institute this summer at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs.

Forde is a junior majoring in English and minoring in creative writing; Ozier, a senior majoring in English and minoring in creative writing; and Armes a graduate student in English. The trio was among 50 students nationwide who will receive scholarships for creative writing workshops in fiction, non-fiction and poetry workshops led by a staff of distinguished writers including National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winners.

In addition, Forde was invited to attend the 29th Annual Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets in June 2013. Only 10 applicants nationwide are chosen to attend the exclusive seminar, each receiving a full scholarship for the three-week program, held at the Stadler Center for Poetry at Bucknell University.

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• Funding approved for Clayton State University science building

The Georgia General Assembly yesterday approved the state’s FY 2014 budget for the University System of Georgia, a budget that included approval of the bonds needed to fund a $19.8 million science building for Clayton State University.

Additional labs and classroom space for the natural sciences have been a need for Clayton State since the university expanded from 4675 students in 2001 to more than 7000 students in 2013.

According to Clayton State officials, the new building will help the University meet critical needs in nursing, medical facilities management, science education and entrepreneurs in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines.

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• WGTC traveling art exhibit open through April 17

West Georgia Technical College’s third annual traveling art exhibit will conclude at the Murphy Campus April 17.

This year, 197 art exhibit submissions were accepted from current students, recent graduates, current and retired faculty and staff, members of WGTC’s various boards and advisory committees. Media included paintings, drawings, metalwork, sculpture, photography and mixed media.

Two area artists chose 20 Showcase Winners and 10 Merit Award Winners. Roy Brown, a second semester network specialist student who attends the Douglas Campus, created a digital photography collage inspired by an English class essay about being in the military as well as things that reminded him of home.

“They’re pictures of my family vacations and pictures of my deployments in Iraq, Kuwait and Egypt,” said Brown. “It looks like a flag but you get up close and see how personal it is.”

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DEAN’S LIST

Savannah College of Art and Design: Claudia Bost and Amber Grim of Sharpsburg; Megan Huxley, Ann Skrmetti, America Towe and Madison Welch, all of Newnan; Hannah Ouellette of Palmetto; Veronica Ramirez and Emily Ray of Sharpsburg.


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