Education Briefs

Florida A&M Marching 100 Returns

Florida’s A&M famed Marching 100 band returned to the field in Orlando on Sunday, Sept 2, and were lead by Sharpsburg’s own Thaddeus Rayshun Stegall. Stegall is one of three field commanders. He is a 2009 graduate of East Coweta High School where he participated in the band program under the direction of Robert Owens. Stegall is currently majoring in music at Florida A&M University. He made the dean’s list. His parents are Ray and Debra Stegall of Sharpsburg.

Price Presents Research Project at Hampden-Sydney

Hampden-Sydney College senior Donophan Charles Price III recently presented his summer research project in a public presentation at the Virginia-based college. Price is one of a select group of students who undertake summer research in conjunction with members of the Hampden-Sydney faculty. Each project is evaluated on its originality, on the thoroughness of its research methods, and on the quality of its findings.

Price’s project was entitled, "Restoring Equal Opportunities in Secondary Education: An Analysis of Racial Classification and Categorization within the American Institutions of Higher Learning." A government major, he is a graduate of Northgate High School and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Donophan C. Price II of Newnan.

Two locals enroll at USC

Rinaldi Alphonse of Palmetto and Rashaude Gibbs of Fairburn have enrolled at the University of South Carolina for the fall semester.

Area students earn academic honors at GSU

Georgia Southern University recently recognized area students for excellence in academics on the 2013 summer semester President's List and Dean’s List.

Daniel Pulliam of Brooks, a finance major and Justin Taylor of Newnan, a sports management major, were named to the President’s List. To be eligible for the President's List, a student must have at least a 4.0 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester.

Erin Brown , a marketing major from Newnan and Sydney Ruppel , a biology major from Sharpsburg earned spots on the Dean’s List. 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.

Coweta retired educators meeting

The Coweta Association of Retired Educators will meet at 11 am on Oct. 8 at 167 Werz Industrial Blvd. in Newnan. The program this month will be presented by Stephanie Martin, a Nurse Navigator for Piedmont Newnan Hospital. Refreshments will be served.

Odyssey Charter and Special Olympics team up for fall festival

Odyssey Charter School in Newnan, in association with Special Olympics of Coweta County, is bringing their Fall Festival and Haunted House to Ashley Park. The festival will be held from noon to 9 pm on Saturday, Oct. 19 in the parking lot near Firehouse Subs. The Haunted House will be open from 5-9 pm on Oct. 18, 19, 25, 26, and 28-31 . Proceeds from these events will benefit Special Olympics and Odyssey Charter School.

Activities for children will include bounce houses, pony rides, face painting, fire trucks, and carnival games. Live family-friendly entertainment featuring the Amberson Baggett Band, vocalists, a deejay, a karate demonstration, a magic show, and a free ZUMBA class will be offered. There will be a silent auction, an iPad raffle, and over 30 local artisans and vendors will be on hand.

Armbands are just $10 and will include all events and activities except for the Haunted House. Children 2 and under are free and children under 15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

The Haunted House is located between DSW Shoes and GameStop and is run by Special Olympics and Odyssey’s middle school. It is recommended for those over 10 years old. The cost is $5 per person. For more information about the Haunted House, please contact Carla White at fallfestival30265@gmail.com.





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