Category: <span>Education</span>

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Civil Air Patrol

Civil Air Patrol

In the summer of 2009, Marybeth Leavell was working as the Executive Director of Forest Park Street School (FPSS). During a meeting, Leavell had the opportunity to meet Col. Bracewell, who happened to be active duty military and a member of Civil Air Patrol (CAP). As they discussed the different opportunities that FPSS had to...

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Farguson School – Building Community

Farguson School – Building Community

Great buildings that endure have strong foundations. So it is with great communities too. Henry County is fortunate to have a large population of foundation citizens who have invested their entire lives in fostering a strong sense of community – even when challenged by rapid population expansion and changing cultural norms. For many of these...

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Personal Education

Personal Education

When a person decides their career lies in the field of education, there is really only one intention driving that decision for their life. Their focal point revolves around helping children.  It does not matter if the help is academic, social, or about life in general. In the end, all three aims will be realized...

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Inspired by a Babe and a Book

Inspired by a Babe and a Book

It’s race day. The runners step up to the line. They pause to reflect on the hurdle’s of life they have leaped in preparation for this race. The sound of their own breath becomes increasingly audible as they attempt to clear their mind and focus on the race at hand. The starting pistol sounds. Swiftly...

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All the World’s a Stage…. but Henry is Home

All the World’s a Stage…. but Henry is Home

Coming back to Eagles Landing Christian Academy [ELCA] was a no-brainer for India. She wasn’t coming to get an education; instead it was time to give back and help others reach the spotlight. India Scandrick has been shining under the spotlight for many years even though she is only nineteen. Before she could graduate from...

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Creativity Canned

Creativity Canned

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.  The oft-repeated idiom aptly applies to a group of talented students and their teacher at Henry County Middle School. In Melissa Wood’s art class, nothing goes to waste.  Some of the most interesting pieces are composed of items once discarded as something to be picked up on the...

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Leonardo the Talented

Leonardo the Talented

What were you thinking of when you were 11 years old? It probably fell along the lines of what you were going to do after school or what chores you had waiting on you or what friends you were going to hang out with on the weekend. Those were the things that seemed to be...

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Coach Bull

Coach Bull

When Coach Bull walks in the room, you take notice. His six foot five frame carries 270 pounds of intimidation that is quickly dissolved by his warm smile. If there were a way to build your ideal coach, you can guarantee that Bull would be the mold. James Bull Martin grew up in East Point...

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Harvesting a Connection

Harvesting a Connection

A master carpenter guides his tools to find the true organic purpose of what was once dead to bring it back to life. Like a painter with a canvas, the carpenter transforms the piece of wood to an object that will provide joy to himself or others. Likewise, a songwriter repurposes experiences, highlights beauty, sorrow,...

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The Pyke Brothers – State Champs, Scholars & Southern Gentlemen

The Pyke Brothers – State Champs, Scholars & Southern Gentlemen

Chad and Chandler Pyke are great ambassadors for Henry County in their daily lives as students at Woodward Academy. They are State Champions in their chosen sport of wrestling along with being scholars and southern gentlemen. The brothers live in McDonough and train year-round at The Compound Wrestling Center, search a local gym. Last year,...