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Sequoyah High DECA students advance to international competition

Sequoyah High DECA students advance to international competition

Front row: (l-r) Ashley Stull, Leah Carey, Matt Merendino and Elizabeth Horne
Back row: (l-r) Briyana Guadalupe, Wyatt Miller, Rachel Feltner, Mary Crumley and Hannah Kidd

CANTON, Ga. -- Members of Sequoyah High's DECA program recently won the right to compete at the international level.

The DECA State Career Development Conference was held Friday, Feb. 25 and Saturday, Feb.

Cherokee High senior explores world of politics

Cherokee High senior explores world of politics

CANTON, Ga. -- A senior at Cherokee High School in Canton recently got a true insider's look at Georgia politics.

On Monday, Mar. 14, Miranda Cherkas served as a page to Rep. Calvin Hill of District 21. Miranda, who hopes to pursue a career in politics, also got to spend time with Speaker of the House David Ralston and learn all about state-level legislature.

Visit the U.S. House of Representatives website to learn more about becoming a page for your Representative.

CCSD recognizes outstanding counselors

CCSD recognizes outstanding counselors

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- For the first time ever, the Cherokee County School District has selected outstanding counselors for recognition.

Each high school innovation zone nominated a counselor from among its member schools to be considered for the district award.

Sequoyah High senior wins national art award

Sequoyah High senior wins national art award

CANTON, Ga. -- Anna Ristuccia is well on her way to becoming an accomplished photographer.

The senior at Sequoyah High School in Canton won three top prizes for her digital photography at the state level of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards in January.

One of those winning photographs, Night, received a gold medal in the national competition earlier this month. It will be featured in an exhibit at the World Financial Center in New York City.

Anna has been invited to Carnegie Hall to receive her medal during an awards ceremony in May.

Creekview High to stage texting and driving wreck

Creekview High to stage texting and driving wreck

CANTON, Ga. -- Many young people believe that a texting and driving fatality could never happen to them.

But one student at Creekview High School in Canton is preparing to show them just how real it can be.

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On Thursday, Mar. 17 at 9:30 a.m., there will be a "Texting and Driving Ghost Out" in the rear parking lot of Creekview High. Over 500 high school students will watch a staging of a fatal accident caused by texting and driving.

Public safety officers will respond to the scene as if it were a real accident.

The event is the brainchild of Erin Schorr, who is holding the event as part of her senior project.

Creekview High School is located at 1550 Owens Store Road in Canton.

Creekview High student advances to international DECA competition

Creekview High student advances to international DECA competition

CANTON, Ga. -- Samantha Gaito, a member of DECA at Creekview High School in Canton, placed third in the Food Marketing category at the state level competition in February.

This means that she is now eligible to participate in the international competition in Orlando this April. She will attend as part of Georgia's DECA association.

Samantha was recognized for doing so well during a special ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 26 at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta. The Creekview High community wishes her the best of luck at the international level.

DECA competitions allow students to exercise their skills in several areas, including written events, interviews, role-playing, case studies, and individual and team presentations, all aimed at preparing them for college and the working world.

Hickory Flat Elementary celebrates two generations of guest readers

Hickory Flat Elementary celebrates two generations of guest readers

CANTON, Ga. -- Jeremy Adams, the head boys' basketball coach at Sequoyah High School, was a guest reader at Hickory Flat Elementary School on Read Across America Day.

Coach Adams shared a classic -- Dr. Seuss' "Green Eggs and Ham" -- with Ms. Hayes' kindergarten class.

Coach Adams is the grandson of Ty and Betty Adams, who play Santa and Mrs. Claus every year. They are normally the Read Across America Day guests at Hickory Flat, but because they were unable to attend this year, Coach Adams offered to take their place.