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Yard Sale to Benefit Fitzhugh Lee School

Atlanta, GA--  It has been recently announced that on Saturday November 6th from 9:00-3:00pm there will be a Yard Sale in which the profits will benefit the Special Needs students at Fitzhugh Lee School.  The school intends to use the funds to purchase items for a sensory room, playground equipment, along with other needed items.

Campbell, Wheeler High Students "Pay It Forward" to CHOA Nurses

COBB COUNTY, GA -- Two Cobb County high school juniors recently did some good for the nurses at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

Sophie Polakowski, a student at Campbell High School in Smyrna, and Kevin Enners of Wheeler High School in Marietta are Teen Ambassadors for the Fragile Kids Foundation. Inspired by 11Alive's "Random Act of Kindness" campaign, they paid a visit to the Intensive Care Unit to thank the nurses for their work caring for medically fragile children.

The students handed out "pass it on" cards, T-shirts and $100 gift cards to Ray's on the River.

Read more on the CCSD CobbCast.

Campbell High School Cares

SMYRNA, GA -- On Saturday, Oct. 30, Campbell High School will host a community-wide service event, Campbell Cares.

Students, parents, clubs, organizations and community volunteers will do a variety of service projects within the City of Smyrna, including painting, landscaping and renovation. Project sites include elementary schools, parks and retirement homes.

Campbell students who complete 20 or more hours of service will be honored at school award ceremonies and graduation, receiving the same recognition as participants in athletic and academic events.

Donations for the first Campbell Cares event are greatly appreciated. Donor recognition will be based on levels of contribution ($250, $500 and $1,000 increments).

Current Atlanta Opera Star to Host Masterclass

ATLANTA -- Tenor Bryan Hymel, who is currently starring as Rodolfo in the Atlanta Opera's production of La bohème, will host an opera masterclass in conjunction with the Georgia State University School of Music.

The class will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7 at the Aderhold Learning Center, Room 430 (60 Luckie Street, Atlanta, 30303). Admission is free.

Hymel has sung with the English National Opera, Dallas Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper and Wexford Festival Opera, among others. He was the first-prize winner of the 2008 Licia Albanese/Puccini Foundation Competition, the 2008 Loren L. Zachary Vocal Competition and the 2008 Giulio Gari Foundation Competition. La bohème marks his debut with the Atlanta Opera.

For more information, visit the GSU School of Music website or call 404-413-5901.

Vinings Schools team up with High Museum for Arts Program

In an effort to improve their visual arts programs, The Lovett School and The Westminster Schools have joined the High Museum of Art in a three-year alliance to share resources and integrate elements of visual arts into their educational curricula.            

“We are delighted to collaborate with Lovett and Westminster to establish our first affiliate agreement with P–12 schools,” says Patricia Rodewald, Eleanor McDonald Storza Director of Education. “Building on our mutual commitment to the integration of the arts into education, this affiliation will deepen our relationship with Lovett and Westminster and engage their communities with great art and programming.”

During this union, Lovett and Westminster students and chaperones will receive free admission to the High’s special exhibitions and permanent collection for school-sponsored field trips.

53 Cobb Seniors Named National Merit Semifinalists

COBB COUNTY, GA -- Fifty-three seniors from nine Cobb County high schools are among the 16,000 semifinalists for the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program. These students now have the opportunity to compete for the 8,400 National Merit Scholarships that will be offered in the Spring of 2011.

To be considered for a National Merit Scholarship, a student must maintain high grades throughout high school, earn a high score on the SAT and receive a recommendation from his or her principal. Each semifinalist must meet with a school guidance counselor to complete an application that includes a written essay and details about the student's involvement in the school and the community.

Cobb's finalists are:

Allatoona High School, Acworth
Jason S. Johnston

Campbell High School, Smyrna
Joan K. Bedinger
Gabriel D. Denis
Connie M.

Andrew Young Honored by Chattahoochee Tech Foundation

ATLANTA -- Former mayor of Atlanta, Ambassador Andrew Young, will be honored by the Chattahoochee Tech Foundation at this year's Legacy Awards luncheon.

The Legacy Awards luncheon has been held annually since 2005. Foundation trustees nominate and select an honoree based on that person's establishment of a positive lifetime legacy that has benefited the local, regional, state or national/international community.

Past honorees include Vince Dooley, Roy Barnes, Johnny Isakson, Conley Ingram, Bill Kinney, Truett Cathy and Betty Siegel.

The Legacy Awards luncheon will take place at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel (2450 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, 30339) on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 11:00 a.m.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Long either via email or at 770-529-2319.