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Sequoyah HS senior paints mural for school

Sequoyah HS senior paints mural for school

CANTON, Ga. -- An artistic senior at Canton's Sequoyah High School showed her appreciation for her school in a big way.

Ginger Odom spent part of her summer break painting a mural on the sides of two 40-foot athletic storage containers that are kept near the football/soccer practice field.

"Having completed several art courses, I offered to use my skills to complete this task," Ginger said. "This service project has been an excellent way for me to expand my skills, produce a useful piece of artwork, give back to my school and help me in my future goals of creating products that benefit the public."

Ginger is an honor student, a member of the National Honor Society and a pole vaulter on Sequoyah's track and field team. This year, she is also participating in the school's chapter of the National Art Honor Society and plans to engage in other service projects that will allow her to use art to benefit the community.

"Celebrate" from the film Sparkle featuring Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston debuts online today!

"Celebrate" from the film Sparkle featuring Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston debuts online today!

The video for Celebrate – from the motion picture SPARKLE featuring Jordin Sparks

NY Times Best Selling Author Adriana Trigiani Coming to FoxTale Book Shoppe

From The Today Show to CBS This Morning to Woodstock’s very own FoxTale Book Shoppe, best-selling author Adriana Trigiani is quite busy with the release of her latest novel today called The Shoemaker’s Wife.  FoxTale is excited to welcome Adriana Trigiani on Tuesday, April 17th for an exclusive Georgia event.  Trigiani is an award-winning playwright, television writer, documentary filmmaker and, most importantly, author of the bestselling Big Stone Gap series, Very Valentine; Brava, Valentine; Lucia, Lucia; The Queen of the Big Time and Rococo.   Her books have been published in 36 countries around the world. She has recently written and will direct the big screen version of her first novel, Big Stone Gap.

Woodstock Third Grader Ethan Lasenyik Debuts on the Stage

Woodstock Third Grader Ethan Lasenyik Debuts on the Stage

 

Carmel Elementary School third grader, Ethan Lasenyik, made his acting debut as Hansel in this past weekend's performance of Hansel & Gretel, a Children's Garden Theater original retelling of the classic fairy tale.  The show, under the direction of Artistic Director Don Goodner, is approximately an hour long and is performed by a wonderful cast of kids ages 4-15.  There are two more performances on Saturday, February 11th at 11am and 3pm where families can come and enjoy this kid-friendly show.  An additional date of February 18th is presently being considered.  As you may recall....tired of enduring their mother's attempts to make them eat vegetables, Hansel and Gretel go out in search of the fabled House of Gingerbread so that they can eat candy for the rest of their lives. What could possibly go wrong?!?!