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PROBE College Fair to feature more than 75 schools

PROBE College Fair to feature more than 75 schools

CANTON, Ga. -- The 2011 Cherokee County PROBE College Fair will be hosted by Cherokee High School.

Representatives from more than 75 colleges, universities and technical schools will be on hand to answer questions from students and parents alike.

The event will begin at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27 with a panel of experts from Emory University, Georgia Tech, Mercer University, the University of Georgia and Vanderbilt University. They will discuss key topics about applying for college, including:

* What are competitive colleges looking for in applicants?
* How important are honors and AP courses to colleges?
* How do these schools view extracurricular activities?
* What does a "good" college essay entail?
* What should high school students do now to become competitive?

For more information about the fair, call Cherokee High at 770-479-4112.

Creekview High among schools that 'rock' for MDA

Creekview High among schools that 'rock' for MDA

CANTON, Ga. -- More than 60 schools participated in this year's School ShamROCKS Program sponsored by the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Together, these schools raised over $34,000 to fight muscular dystrophy.

Creekview High School in Canton was this year's big winner, raising $2,000 for MDA.

Bestselling author to visit McClure Middle School

Bestselling author to visit McClure Middle School

DALLAS, Ga. -- He holds the Guinness World Record for the most bestselling fiction titles. He has sold 230 million copies of his books worldwide.

Now, he's coming to Paulding County.

James Patterson will visit McClure Middle School in Dallas this Friday to tell stories, answer questions and sign copies of his popular books.

The school won the visit from Patterson after earning first place in the Scholastic Book Fairs National Middle School Student Crew Contest, a competition that encourages students to organize and run their own innovative and exciting book fairs.

This was McClure's third win in the nationwide contest, making it the only school in North America to earn three author visits.

High school sports get a new 'beat'

High school sports get a new 'beat'

ATLANTA -- In just one week, Atlanta-area high school sports will get a new beat.

Beats Battle, the brainchild of atlanta.highschoolsports.net and Patchwerk Recording Studios, will give high school students the chance to use their talents to show pride in their schools and teams.

Each week Patchwerk will provide different beats on atlanta.highschoolsports.net. Students can download the beats, add lyrics that praise their favorite high school teams and upload their products to the Web.

Voters can visit atlanta.highschoolsports.net to select a weekly winner. At the end of the season, one grand prize winner will receive recording time in the legendary Patchwerk Studios.

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Color your way to a college scholarship

Color your way to a college scholarship

ATLANTA -- Coloring is perhaps one of the first activities a child embarks upon in his or her educational journey. It creates a foundation for activity and a lifetime of learning.

This September, coloring can also help create a financial foundation.

One lucky Georgia child will join Kendall Lapinskas of Dunwoody and Taylor Boyd of Covington in winning a college scholarship from the Path2College 529 Plan.

CTC president to lead new tech college initiative

CTC president to lead new tech college initiative

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Dr. Sanford Chandler, president of Chattahoochee Technical College, has been chosen to lead the Technical College System of Georgia's (TCSG) new International Center for Technical Education, the TCSG announced Thursday.

The center's goal is to build greater worldwide recognition of the TCSG education programs while also working to expand new and existing international student and faculty exchange at the 25 TCSG schools.

"I'm looking forward to this new challenge and continuing to make a difference in the lives of students here and abroad," Chandler said. "It's my hope that this international initiative will ultimately help to improve the economic and workforce development of our state."

International enrollment at Chattahoochee Tech grew under Chandler's leadership.