Category: <span>Education</span>

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Role Models + Hard Work = Success

Role Models + Hard Work = Success

“School, practice, school, practice and throw in some time to sleep, that’s my routine,” says Jessie Welch, a senior at Strong Rock Christian Academy. Jessie keeps a very busy schedule balancing a 4.37 GPA with cross-country running, baseball and basketball. Just minutes after we spoke, he was heading out of town for a two day...

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Educating for Life

Educating for Life

My wife Crystal and I moved to Henry County in July 1991. That month, we walked into Eagle’s Landing High School to prepare my classroom for the upcoming year and were promptly met by an assistant principal who politely but firmly informed us that students were not permitted in the building without escort. Our t-shirts,...

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No Other Options

No Other Options

In the summer of 2002, Steven Fisk was like any other 5 year old; he played with toys, took naps and discovered new things every day. His Mom and Dad had just opened the Rum Creek Golf Course, where for the next ten years he would spend almost every waking moment. Chris Fisk, Steven’s Dad,...

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The Miracle of Giving

The Miracle of Giving

Stockbridge residents Daniel and Frances Puerto have volunteered at Piedmont Henry Hospital for 10 years but their giving spirits reach far beyond the local community – all the way to Honduras. Their connection with Honduras dates to 1998 after Hurricane Mitchell devastated the area. Father Gregory Hartmayer of their parish, Saint Philip Benizi Catholic Church,...

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Making a Difference in the Lives of Students

Making a Difference in the Lives of Students

For twelve years, Coach Allen Franklin and his wife Sarah have served the students and families of Henry County as teachers at Union Grove High School.  They are founding faculty members as they helped open the school in 2000, and have the bricks and great memories to prove it. When Union Grove opened, each faculty...