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  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Jul. 19, 2019 - 4:27 PM

STAR program to present ‘The Wizard of Oz’ July 25-27

Nearly 40 students from all three Coweta high schools are preparing to perform “The Wizard of Oz” July 25-27. 

The Superintendent’s Theatre Arts Resource (STAR) program joins students and directors from different schools in the county to put on one summer production. 

The shows will take place at the Nixon Centre for the Arts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15.

Bronzi awarded National Merit Scholarship

John P. Bronzi of Newnan, a Northgate High School graduate, has been awarded a National Merit Scholarship.

Bronzi will study computer science at Arizona State University, which sponsored the scholarship. He is among 3,500 National Merit Scholars and other college-sponsored award recipients who will receive $500-$2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at their sponsor institutions.

Milner earns history award at Young Harris

Joseph Dayne Milner of Sharpsburg recently was awarded the Joseph Wilson Boone History Award and scholarship at Young Harris College.

Each year, faculty members from Young Harris Department of History select a history student who demonstrates innovation, scholastic achievement and dedication to excellence to receive the award and $250 scholarship.

“Joseph Milner is this year's recipient because he not only had an exceptional GPA, but he served as the history tutor for the year and helped create a workshop for students on the proper formatting of citations,” said Dr. Matthew Byron, who serves as associate professor of history and chair of the history department at YHC. “Milner is always willing to help his fellow students, and he conducts himself with complete professionalism.”

Milner graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in history and a minor in religion in May and was a participant in the Young Harris Honors Program.

Cowetans earn law degrees from Georgia State

More than 150 students from the Georgia State University College of Law earned Juris Doctor degrees in the spring 2019 semester.

Among them were two Cowetans: Carter Martin of Newnan and Steven McDonald of Newnan. A Juris Doctor – or J.D. – is the professional-level degree required to become a lawyer.

Kennesaw State announces academic honor lists

Several local students were named to Kennesaw State University’s spring 2019 semester president’s and dean’s lists.

President’s list: Carl Mayrand, Crystal Barbee, Frances Perez, Emily Villacres, Natalie Jackson, Christopher Faulk, Savannah Knight, Griffin Duncan, Nathan Buck, Cody Hein, William Lindquist, Emma Dougherty, Jordan Williams, Karlee Groover, Addie Miller, Hannah Zeis, Kyera Kirk, Haley Lowi, Olivia Masonheimer and Kristen Hollums, all of Newnan; Ezugo Offor and Sumner Winkjer, both of Senoia; Nathan McNamara, Christina Pelky, Cassidy Bowron, Taylor Tibbits, Frank Anello, Adam Woods, Andrew Dawson, James Day, Kalea Graves, Joshua Henry, Jessica Mason, Madeline Stiles, Brooke Walker and Haley Barnett, all of Sharpsburg.

To be eligible, students must maintain a 4.0 GPA while completing at least nine hours of academic credit.

Dean’s list: David Chester of Grantville; Henry Colomb of Moreland; Curtis Brentzel, Kayla Burnat, Alexander Bush, Gianella Contreras Chavez, Austin Cosby, Emily Downs, Madison Duffessy, Lauren Faulkner, Matthew Francos, Christopher Gilmore, Jonathan Griffie, Matthew Hale, Christopher Hicks, Alexis Jantosciak, Kendall Johnson, Katie Kovacs, Emily Kreher, Rodolfo Lopez, Savannah Lovell, Lauren Lugo, Adam Malik, Caleb McElwaney, Robert McLean, Graham Newman, Kyle Palmer, Reid Pickett, Deontae Pierce, Jessica Piercy, Deanna Saunders, Shelesa Seay, Daniel Skinner, William Smith, Caroline Statzer, Alex Stephens, Vadym Strelnykov, Anna Thongkham and Dylan Vandeford, all of Newnan; Seoum Aun, Jimmy Countryman, William Fowler, John Hedley, Kendrick Schultz, Sawyer Stevens, Kylee Veres, Robert Wood and Alyssa Wright, all of Senoia; Annaliese Bauer, Breann Bracewell, Jacob Brown, Jonathan Bushong, Andrea Contreras-Esquen, Kendall Coyle, Rachel Dwyer, Eboni Early, Claire Eskew, Jack Eskew, Nicole Heilbrunn, Chad Holland, Jessica Houk, Amanda Ives, Ryan Lowther, Chase Mason, David McMeen, Lillian Merriman, Taylor Mock, Hannah Neal, Eden Ricciardi, Zachary Ricciardi, Daniel Salvatore, Felipe Saray Gonzalez, Brody Scarlett, Matthew Shumake, Andrew Tiller, Alexandria Walker and Ryan Wood, all of Sharpsburg.

To be eligible, students must maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA while completing at least nine hours of academic credit.

Thompson named to Oglethorpe dean’s list

Margaret Thompson of Newnan was among 365 students named to the dean’s list at Oglethorpe University for the spring 2019 semester.

Thompson, an East Coweta High School graduate, is a senior English and comparative literature major. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA while completing at least 12 hours of academic credit.

Samford dean’s list includes local residents

Several local residents were among more than 1,500 students named to Samford University’s spring 2019 semester dean’s list.

They included Kensie Grace of Grantville, Rachel Witmer of Newnan, Bailey Andrews of Newnan, Mary Kellison Thorne of Newnan, Sadie Hare of Newnan, Peighton Cumbie of Newnan, Abigail Lawson of Newnan, Madison Smith of Sharpsburg, Gracie Robbins of Sharpsburg and Mollie Smith of Sharpsburg.

To qualify, students must maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA while completing at least 12 hours of academic credit. 

Central Christian to add aviation courses

Central Christian School in Sharpsburg is adding two new aviation courses to its curriculum in the upcoming year.

Private Pilot Ground School will provide students with the information necessary to qualify for and to pass the Federal Aviation Administration’s(FAA) written knowledge exam for the Private Pilot Certificate. The course will focus on knowledge and skills necessary to be a safe and competent aircraft pilot.

Introduction To Aviation Maintenance will provide students with an introduction to the career of an aviation maintenance technician. Both courses will feature guest speakers from the aviation industry and possibly field trips.

Radon poster contest offered for ages 9-14

To spread awareness of the effects of this harmful gas and encourage in-home radon testing, the UGA Radon Education Program will hold a poster contest for Georgia students between the ages of 9-14.

The top three winners will receive prizes and have their work entered in a national contest. Winners also will have their work featured in the program’s educational and promotional materials. Deadline to submit entries is Nov. 8.

To better understand radon gas and its dangers, students are encouraged to visit to research and gather information to help design their posters.

For more information, email or call 706-542-9165.