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20 Cherokee students chosen for Governor's Honors

20 Cherokee students chosen for Governor's Honors

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. -- Students from all six Cherokee County high schools have been selected for the prestigious Governor's Honors Program.

The annual four-week program gives some of Georgia's best and brightest teens the opportunity to study areas in which they excel.

Nearly 3,000 students were nominated for GHP. That number was whittled down to 690 finalists who will attend the program at Valdosta State University this summer.

"Governor's Honors Program is such a competitive program that even being nominated is an accomplishment," program director Dale Lyles said in a statement. "I congratulate the students of Cherokee County School District and look forward to meeting them and their parents in June."

Cherokee County's GHP finalists include:

Cherokee HS
* Adaiah Ludy, Spanish

Creekview HS
* Ben O'Donnell, architectural design
* Brittany Purves, music (trumpet)
* John Wachtel, theatre performance

2013 Shuler Hensley Awards nominees announced

2013 Shuler Hensley Awards nominees announced

ATLANTA -- Some of the most talented young performers in Georgia have been recognized with nominations for the 2013 Shuler Hensley Awards.

The awards program honors the best high school musical theater productions in the state.

It is named for Cobb County native Shuler Hensley, a seasoned Broadway performer who has won a number of prestigious awards, including a Tony.

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This year's Shuler Hensley Awards nominees were announced Tuesday. The awards ceremony will be held Apr. 18 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

The nominees include:

Best Overall Production

* Avenue Q
Atlanta International School, Buckhead

* Les Misérables
Buford High School

Sixes ES celebrates Girl Scouts

Sixes ES celebrates Girl Scouts

CANTON, Ga. -- Sixes Elementary School in Canton recognized Girl Scout Week by honoring all the teachers and staff members who were scouts when they were children.

Those faculty and staff members were treated to goodies every day, including flowers, handmade pens and some of the scouts' famous cookies.

Current Girl Scouts provided the giveaways for their teachers.

Creekview HS student brings gun to school

Creekview HS student brings gun to school

CANTON, Ga. -- A student at Creekview High School in Cherokee County was arrested for bringing a gun on campus Monday.

In a letter that was sent home Tuesday with Creekview High students, principal Dr. Adrian Thomason says a parent called school officials to tell them a student may have been carrying a gun.

Thomason says he spoke with a number of people and determined that the student did bring an unloaded small caliber weapon on campus. That student's identity has not been released.

"While we have not found intent to harm anyone ... this remains a very serious violation of Georgia Law and Board of Education policy and is being dealt with accordingly," Thomason says in the letter.

Sequoyah HS presents Taste of Sequoyah

Sequoyah HS presents Taste of Sequoyah

CANTON, Ga. -- Sequoyah High School's Marching Band of Chiefs is gearing up for the 5th annual Taste of Sequoyah.

The event will be held Tuesday, Mar. 26 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Participating restaurants include Bedoes Bar and Grille, Chick-fil-A, Frosty Frog Creamery, Johnny's Pizza, Kroger, La Bamba Mexican Bar & Grill, La Parilla, Panda Express, Papa John's, Provino's Italian Restaurant, Shane's Rib Shack, Smoothie King and Zaxby's.

Tickets are $1 per taste. Money raised by the event will benefit the marching band.

Sequoyah High School is located at 4485 Hickory Road in Canton.

Chattahoochee Tech places 5th at horticulture competition

Chattahoochee Tech places 5th at horticulture competition

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Horticulture students from Chattahoochee Technical College recently placed fifth in a national competition at Auburn University.

The CTC team, led by instructors John Hatfield and Bejie Herrin, was the highest-finishing two-year college at the PLANET Student Career Days contest, and the only team from Georgia to crack the top five.

Acworth resident Harry Allen was CTC's top individual finisher, placing 18th out of 854 competitors.

Several other CTC students finished in their top 10 in their respective divisions:

* Andy Casey, Canton
10th, Small Engine Repair

* Paula DeVane, Calhoun
1st, Turf and Weed ID
4th, Annual and Perennial ID

* Joe Fries, Powder Springs
2nd, Woody Ornamental ID
7th, Turf and Weed ID

* Carol Hainline, Smyrna
8th, Landscape Installation Team

* Alan Humble, Woodstock
3rd, Computer Aided Landscape Design
5th, 3D Exterior Landscape Design