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50 Ga. teens named to Student Advisory Council

50 Ga. teens named to Student Advisory Council

ATLANTA -- Fifty high school students from across Georgia have been selected to serve on the 2012-13 Student Advisory Council.

State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge announced the members of his council Friday.

"The Student Advisory Council allows me to hear directly from students in our schools and discuss major initiatives with them," Barge said in a statement. "The council also gives students the opportunity to share with me their ideas and concerns, which we can use to shape future state policies."

PHOTOS | Dr. Barge visits Woodstock schools

More than 750 students from 121 Georgia school districts applied to serve on this year's council.

Johnston ES names Teacher of the Year

Johnston ES names Teacher of the Year

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Angel Ginn has been named the 2012-13 Teacher of the Year at Woodstock's Johnston Elementary School.

PHOTOS | Cherokee County Teachers of the Year

Ginn is a media specialist at the school. This honor now makes her eligible to become the Cherokee County Teacher of the Year.

Patriots' Day observed by Carmel Elementary kindergartners

Patriots' Day observed by Carmel Elementary kindergartners

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Ms. Owen's Kindergarten Class learned about patriotism and liberty today in honor of the memory of those who were lost on September 11, 2001.  The students did not learn about the events of 9/11/2001, but rather they focused on what being a patriot means and what it means to be a soldier. Carmel Elementary participated in a moment of silence at 9:00 a.m.  

Class Act honoree is now Teacher of the Year

Class Act honoree is now Teacher of the Year

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Little River Elementary School Teacher of the Year Jenny Kramer Morris has a history of winning awards.

In addition to her Teacher of the Year honor, she was named an 11Alive Class Act during the 2011-2012 school year.

WATCH | Jenny Kramer becomes a Class Act

Kramer Morris will now go on to compete to become the Cherokee County 2012-13 Teacher of the Year.

Little River principal Christian Kirby describes Kramer Morris as "an extremely dedicated teacher who goes the extra mile to meet the independent learning needs of all of her children."

Nominate an exceptional teacher for the 11Alive Class Act honor.

Carmel Elementary School announces Teacher of the Year

Carmel Elementary School announces Teacher of the Year

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Carmel Elementary School is excited to announce Mr. Nathan Whitehurst as the 2103 Teacher of the Year.  This honor was bestowed on Whitehurst, who has been a Music Specialist at Carmel since 2008, by his peers who vote annually on who embodies what teaching is all about.  Principal Dr. Keith Bryant stated, “Mr. Whitehurst exemplifies excellence in teaching.  This was noted by his peers selecting him as Carmel Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year, and I consider it a great honor to have announced his selection.  He is definitely a superior teacher who strives to do his best for the students at Carmel!”  Bryant presented Whitehurst with a didgeridoo, an Australian musical instrument, that Mr. Whitehurst immediately demonstrated for his music class. Whitehurst’s colleague Mr. Bill Barsh added, ““Mr.