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Creekview High Math Team Adds Up Another Victory

CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA -- The Creekview High School Varsity Math Team, coached by Henry Oglesby, won the Cherokee County Math Tournament held at Reinhardt University on Saturday, Nov. 13.

Creekview seniors Zach Youngblood and William Burke also placed first and second, respectively, as individuals.

This win over second-place Etowah High School qualifies Creekview's Math Team for the state competition for the third year in a row.

Sequoyah High Students Named to All-Star Cast

CANTON, GA -- Two Sequoyah High School students -- senior Elizabeth Mitchell and sophomore Nicholas Stinson -- were named to the Region 7AAAA One Act Play "All-Star Cast" on Saturday, Nov. 6.

This year's Region One Act was held at Creekview High School in Canton.

Sequoyah's production of "Do Not Go Gentle" placed third in the competition. It also received the "Best Set" award, which the school has won for the past five consecutive years.

Sequoyah was the only school in Cherokee County to place in the competition. It has landed in the top three at the Region One Act competition for the past 20 years.

Public Invited to Share Thoughts on Georgia Public Education

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- Everyone who is interested in learning more about public education in Georgia, or in making suggestions that may help Georgia lead the nation in improving student achievement, now has the opportunity to speak directly with a Board of Education member.

On Monday, Nov. 29, Robert "Buzz" Law of the Sixth Congressional District will lead an open public hearing at Autrey Mill Middle School (4110 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek, 30022) from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Teachers, parents, students and concerned citizens are invited to take part in this important event. Those wishing to speak at the meeting are asked to sign in when they arrive.

For more information, contact Jackie Clarke Dodd either via email or at 404-657-7410.

Shop with a Cop Less Than a Month Away

WOODSTOCK, GA -- This year's Shop with a Cop event, hosted by the Woodstock Police Department, will take place on Friday, Dec. 10 at 7:00 p.m.

The annual outing helps children whose families are facing financial difficulties by taking them Christmas shopping. Kids have lots of fun shopping with Woodstock's men in blue.

Shop with a Cop will be at Walmart Supercenter (12182 Highway 92, Woodstock, 30188). Donations are greatly appreciated.

For more information about Shop with a Cop, contact Officer Ellerbee with the Woodstock Police Department either via email or at 770-517-6016.

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CTC Students Decorate for Woodstock Holiday Tour of Homes

WOODSTOCK, GA -- Though some people haven't even picked out their Thanksgiving menus yet, students in the Interiors program at Chattahoochee Technical College are already rolling out the ribbon and arranging the holly.

The 15 students are busily preparing decorating a home to be featured in the 2010 Woodstock Annual Holiday Tour of Homes, set for Saturday, Nov. 13 and Sunday, Nov. 14.

"This project takes us out of the classroom and puts our students right in the action," said Ginger Burton, CTC Interiors instructor. "The students are getting to work with a client, stay within a budget and put into practice all of the things we have been learning in this program."

According to Burton, the home will have a Christmas song theme.

North Cobb High Community Pledges to X the TXT

KENNESAW, GA -- Texting is one of the most dangerous distractions facing drivers today, particularly among teenagers -- and car crashes are the number one killer of teens.

On Monday, Nov. 8, students, faculty and staff at North Cobb High School in Kennesaw joined more than 80,000 Americans who have pledged not to text and drive through Allstate's X the TXT campaign.

Mountain Road Elementary Raises $215 for United Way

WOODSTOCK, GA -- Students at Mountain Road Elementary School in Woodstock recently took up the challenge to raise money for the United Way.

The school raised the funds -- $215 total -- by hosting a Crazy Hat/Hair Day for students.

Mountain Road's student council officers presented the check to a United Way representative.

Pictured (l-r) are: Sherie McNeal with the United Way; student council treasurer Griffin Pizzano; student council secretary Karleigh Kaczmarowski; student council president Sandenna McMaster; student council vice-president Cole Heard; school counselor Brenda Hall; and Kim Montalbano, MRES assistant principal.