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Governor commends Georgia's new Master Teachers

Governor commends Georgia's new Master Teachers

ATLANTA -- Governor Nathan Deal has announced the names of 86 Georgia teachers who have earned "Master Teacher" certification.

This distinction is based on demonstrated excellence in student achievement and growth for 2011.

"I am proud of Georgia's Master Teachers for their tireless efforts to enrich the minds and lives of our students and for their ongoing work toward reaching our state's goal of providing a high-quality teacher in every classroom," said Gov. Deal.

Rome High senior named Soccer Player of the Year

Rome High senior named Soccer Player of the Year

ROME, Ga. -- A senior student-athlete at Rome High School has been named the 2010-2011 Gatorade Georgia Boys Soccer Player of the Year.

John "Snoopy" Davidson is the first Rome High student to receive the honor.

Soccer Player of the Year is an award that recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field.

The 6'1" Davidson is now a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Boys Soccer Player of the Year. The winner will be announced later this month.

Davidson recorded 28 goals and 12 assists this past season, leading the Rome Wolves (12-5) to the Class 4A state tournament.

The 2010 Rome News Tribune Player of the Year, Davidson is a three-time All-Area selection.

Norcross High School’s Benjamin Cloer Wins 2011 Sanders Financial Management Stock Market Challenge

Norcross High School’s Benjamin Cloer Wins 2011 Sanders Financial Management Stock Market Challenge

 

Receives $1,000 College Scholarship; Competition Taught Students How to Invest and Compete in the Workforce

For the sixth year, Sanders Financial Management (SFM) conducted its annual Stock Market Challenge at Norcross High School, with senior Benjamin Cloer taking home the prize: a $1,000 college scholarship.  Students participating in the three month event learned how the global financial system works, and were taught how to succeed in business careers in a competitive workforce. 

The SFM Stock Market Challenge began on February 14 and ended April 15.  Sanders Financial Management is a financial advisory and investment management firm based in Norcross.

“We were very excited to have seniors from Norcross High School participate in our simulated stock market competition,” said Owen Malcolm, chief operating officer of Sanders Financial Management.  “We provided an

Chamblee High and Gwinnett School of Math Science named "Best in State"

Chamblee High and Gwinnett School of Math Science named "Best in State"

Gwinnett County, GA --  (submitted by Carway Communications) Students from Chamblee High School in DeKalb County and Gwinnett School of Math Science and Technology in Gwinnett County have been named “Best in State” winners in Georgia in the Junior Engineering Technical Society’s (JETS) 2011 TEAMS competition.  These award-winning ninth to 12th graders worked to solve the global energy “supply and demand” problem highlighted by the recent Gulf of Mexico oil spill and current events in the Middle East.   

The Chamblee students were named the top 9/10 grade level team, while Gwinnett students took the top 11/12 grade prize.  As “Best in State” winners, the two teams receive award banners, medals and certificates and will now vie for national awards to be announced in May.

With the 2011 theme, “Smarter Energy, Cleaner Planet,” the Gwinnett students tackled these issues at the University of Georgia on February 23 while the Chamblee students c

11Alive morning team gives teachers 'Our Favorite Things'

11Alive morning team gives teachers 'Our Favorite Things'

ATLANTA -- 11Alive's morning team rolled out the red carpet Monday morning to honor Metro Atlanta's "Class Act" teachers. The 31 men and women were nominated by their peers and students for special recognition for their committment to their classes and students.


On Monday, the 31 educators, their principals and some family and friends joined the 11Alive morning team as a live studio audience.


For a Random Act of Kindness, they all received some of our anchors' favorite things:


From Chesley and Men's Warehouse: a stylish matching tie and pocket square.


From Karyn and Spa Sydell: a gift certificate for much-deserved pampering.

Chambliss applauds Georgia's charter schools

Chambliss applauds Georgia's charter schools

ATLANTA -- United States Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Georgia) has expressed his support for Georgia's charter schools and applauded those working to expand the charter system on behalf of children, families and communities across the state.

The week of May 2 is National Charter Schools Week.

"Georgia's excellent charter school sector continues to raise the bar for educational standards, and I applaud the Georgia Charter Schools Association for their commitment to education," said Sen. Chambliss. "Charter schools' emphasis on empowering parents with public school choice, innovation and local control provide quality alternatives for many families, and they give our students a good foundation to succeed.

LOCAL PROFILE: Bryant Gantt continues to make mark on UGA Athletics

LOCAL PROFILE: Bryant Gantt continues to make mark on UGA Athletics

NORTHEAST METRO – The University of Georgia’s football office is home to prominent figures, great history and much heart. Along with all of those things and a number of tireless staff members, it’s also home to former UGA football standout Bryant Gantt and his, almost innate, dedication to the community of UGA football and Athens.  

Gantt, now a program coordinator and recruiting assistant at the school is one of the instrumental forces behind the team’s new mentorship program. Early last year, along with Gantt, Coach Van Halenger, Director of Athletics Greg McGarity and the Associate Athletic Director Carla Williams came together to create a program that paired current UGA football players with leaders in the Athens community for a “different type” of mentorship program. They aimed to connect the players with the Athens community.