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Spelman senior wins memorial scholarship

Spelman senior wins memorial scholarship

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Tiana Welch is this year's recipient of the Cherokee County School Nutrition Association's Judy Johnson Memorial Scholarship.

The $1,000 scholarship, which is awarded annually to a relative of a Cherokee County school food services employee, was created to honor a much-loved member of the CCSNA family.

Welch is the granddaughter of Indian Knoll Elementary assistant cafeteria manager Phyllis Hunter. She graduated from Woodstock High School and is now a rising senior at Spelman College in Atlanta, where she is majoring in chemistry.

As a cancer survivor, Welch has made it her goal to attend medical school and become an anesthesiologist with the hope of someday helping others as her doctors helped her.

Summer school, Polaris students graduate

Summer school, Polaris students graduate

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. -- The Cherokee County School District held its final graduation ceremony for the Class of 2012 on Friday, June 22.

Several students graduated from the summer school programs at the county's high schools. Six additional students graduated from the district's Polaris Evening Program.

The graduation ceremony was held at Woodstock High School. The proud graduates include:

Cherokee High School
Bryan Hamrick

Creekview High School
Jalen Camp
Aubreigh Fuller
Maxwell Lense
Doyle Mifflin Jr.
Hunter Prestridge

Etowah High School
Giovanni Aragon
Shelly Castenada
Scott Fabian
Danielle Fricks
Jumar Greer
Ryan Keene
Belinda Mills
Richard Moser
Jonathon Murray
Jeffery Osborne
Jessica Perez
Jafet Pinon-Zuniga
Ronald Reynolds
Devonte Wheaton

Citizens Police Academy graduates 23

Citizens Police Academy graduates 23

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Twenty-three Woodstock residents are now officially graduates of the Citizens Police Academy.

Police Chief Calvin W. Moss presented the graduates with their diplomas last Wednesday.

Academy graduates are eligible to volunteer with the Woodstock Police Department and pursue jobs with the Auxiliary Unit.

The Citizens Police Academy is an eight-week program designed to enhance understanding of law enforcement. Participants take classes on such topics as domestic violence response, crime prevention, patrol officer functions and K-9 demonstrations.

Teachers Retire with 118 Years Combined Experience

Teachers Retire with 118 Years Combined Experience

Carmel Elementary School will say goodbye to several retiring staff members at the end of this month as these ladies start their next chapter in life.  The four retiring teachers have a combined 118 years of experience between them.  Last week, the retiring staff members celebrated this milestone with many current and former colleagues, family, and friends. Carmel student reporters interviewed the retiring teachers about their history, what they like best about teaching, what their retirement plans are, and more.


Ms. Suzanne Hay by Student Reporter Emily Kozlowski

41 Cherokee students sign athletic scholarships

41 Cherokee students sign athletic scholarships

CANTON, Ga. -- Forty-one more students from Cherokee County high schools committed to play college-level sports in the fall.

They join 46 other students who signed letters of intent on National Signing Day.

The future college athletes were recognized Apr. 11 in a ceremony at the Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center in Canton.

Cherokee County's newest batch of scholarship winners includes:

Cherokee High

* Chris Boyd, basketball
Committed to Covenant College

* Casadie Bragg, competitive air rifle
Committed to North Georgia College & State University

* Jenna Burriss, soccer
Committed to Reinhardt University

* Trey Butler, football
Committed to Rhodes College

* Hunter Collett, football
Committed to Reinhardt University