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  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Apr. 19, 2019 - 2:13 PM

Ivy selected UA Honors College ambassador

Riah Ivy of Newnan has been selected as a University of Alabama Honors College ambassador for 2019-2020.

Ambassadors represent the college at events for prospective students, alumni and donors, both on and off campus. From more than 100 applicants. 29 new ambassadors were selected based on academic achievement, honors involvement, and speaking ability and poise.

Newnan students inducted into honor society

Two students from Newnan recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Barrett Ratliff was initiated at the Florida Institute of Technology, and Albert Flynn II was initiated at Mercer University.

Phi Kappa Phi membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

Phi Kappa Phi has chapters on more than 300 campuses in the United States and the Philippines. Its mission is "To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others."

Since its founding, more than 1.5 million members have been initiated into Phi Kappa Phi. Some of the organization's notable members include former President Jimmy Carter, NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence, novelist John Grisham and YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley.

Coweta County Schools @ The Nixon Centre

• Madras Middle School will hold its Spring Band Concert Monday, April 22 at 6 p.m.

• East Coweta Middle School will hold its Spring Band Concert Tuesday, April 23 at 7 p.m.

• Evans Middle School will hold its Spring Chorus Concert Wednesday, April 24 at 7 p.m.

• White Oak Elementary School will hold its Second Grade Musical Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m.

• Willis Road Elementary School will hold its musical Saturday, April 27 at 2:30 p.m.

• Madras Middle School will hold its Guitar Spring Concert Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m.

Coweta County School System year-end events

• Tuesday, April 23: High School Honors Luncheon, Kiwanis Club, Coweta County Fairgrounds, noon

• Saturday, April 27: East Coweta High School Prom

• Monday, April 29: East Coweta High School Honors Night, Crossroads Church (Hwy. 16), 6:30 p.m.

• Tuesday, April 30: Northgate High School Honors Night, Nixon Centre for the Arts, 7 p.m.

Other Night School to offer program on Benjamin Franklin

“The Many Faces of Benjamin Franklin” will be offered by UWG’s Other Night School on Tuesday, April 23 at the Newnan Carnegie Library.

Printer, politician, scientist and philanthropist, Franklin was a master of creating self-images that served many situations – from the pomp of the French court to the muddy streets of Philadelphia. Dr. Patrick Erben, UWG professor of English, will explore the ways in which Franklin turned himself into one of America’s most enduring cultural myths.

The Other Night School is free and open to the public. All sessions begin with a 6 p.m. reception and a 6:30 p.m. presentation.