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Creekland MS Academic Bowl team going to nationals

Creekland MS Academic Bowl team going to nationals

CANTON, Ga. -- The Academic Bowl team from Creekland Middle School has qualified for the National Academic Quiz Tournament 2013 Middle School National Championship.

The team, headed by captains Miranda Bourdeau and Will Touchstone, will head to Chicago this weekend for the tournament.

Academic Bowl tests students' knowledge on such topics as curriculum, sports, popular culture and current events.

Creekland Middle's Academic Bowl team is coached by band director John Carter.

Cherokee HS chorus to perform at Lincoln Center

Cherokee HS chorus to perform at Lincoln Center

CANTON, Ga. -- The Cherokee High School Mixed Chorus has been invited to perform at Lincoln Center next year.

The Canton high school's students will take part in a concert called The Music of Eric Whitacre on Mar. 30, 2014. They will join other choirs from across the country to form one big chorus called the Distinguished Concert Singers International.

Dr. Jonathan Griffith, artistic director and principal conductor for Distinguished Concerts International New York City, said Cherokee High received the invitation because of the quality of its audition tape and the musicianship of its singers.

"It is quite an honor just to be invited to perform in New York," Griffith said in a statement. "These wonderful musicians not only represent a high quality of music and education, but they also become ambassadors for the entire community. This is an event of extreme pride for everybody and deserving of the community's recognition and support."

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