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Disney and Steve Harvey are Looking for 100 High School Students...4Days left to Apply!!!

Atlanta, GA--  Steve Harvey is looking for 100 high school students to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will open their minds, change their lives and help them shine their brightest. There is only 4 more days to Apply!!! (Oct.31st Deadline) Atlanta is known for always being represented in the group of 100, so let's do it again and get our applications in!

This year Essence magazine joins forces with Steve Harvey to make Disney’s Dreamers Academy the biggest, brightest and most mind-blowing event yet! The selected attendees will be encouraged to pursue their dreams by highly successful Disney mentors, celebrities, innovators and creators. They will work side-by-side and hand-in-hand with entertainers, culinary artists, financial wizards and magic makers – all have stories to tell and learning experiences to share.

The New Design of Mableton Elementary to be Unveiled Wednesday, Sept. 29th

Atlanta, GA--  Mableton Elementary will be showing its new design in a public Town Hall meeting this Wednesday from 6-7pm. 

53 Cobb Seniors Named Semifinalists For National Merit Scholarships

Atlanta, GA--  Fifty-three students from nine Cobb high schools are among the 16,000 semifinalists for the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program! These seniors now have an opportunity to compete for the 8,400 National Merit Scholarships that will be offered in Spring 2011. Cobb’s National Merit Scholarship semifinalists are:

Allatoona High School
Jason S. Johnston

Campbell High School
Joan K. Bedinger
Gabriel D. Denis
Connie M. Lu
Jiwon Park

Harrison High School
Emily A. Nedvidek
Gleen T. Shrum

Kell High School
Haley G. Huang
John M. Williams

Kennesaw Mountain High School
Stephen V. Camp
Joseph A. Celeste
Bailey E. Ernstes
Jennifer M. Hwang
Daniel P. Valdez

Lassiter High School
Jeffrey S. Allen
Guido Bacce
Christopher R. Hauser
John W.

Andrew Young Honored by Chattahoochee Tech Foundation

ATLANTA -- Former mayor of Atlanta, Ambassador Andrew Young, will be honored by the Chattahoochee Tech Foundation at this year's Legacy Awards luncheon.

The Legacy Awards luncheon has been held annually since 2005. Foundation trustees nominate and select an honoree based on that person's establishment of a positive lifetime legacy that has benefited the local, regional, state or national/international community.

Past honorees include Vince Dooley, Roy Barnes, Johnny Isakson, Conley Ingram, Bill Kinney, Truett Cathy and Betty Siegel.

The Legacy Awards luncheon will take place at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel (2450 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, 30339) on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 11:00 a.m.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Long either via email or at 770-529-2319.

Cobb Social Studies Teachers Awarded a $1 Million "Teaching American History" Grant

Atlanta, GA-- The Cobb County School District has been awarded a three-year, $999,425 grant from the U.S. Department of Education for the professional development of Cobb’s high school U.S. history teachers! Funded under the Teaching American History Grants Program, the grant is intended to improve student achievement by enhancing teachers' understanding of, and appreciation for, traditional United States history.

During each year of the grant, 30 Cobb high school social studies teachers will be selected by application to participate in six symposiums, book studies and field trips. The activities will be led by historians from Georgia State University and the Gilder-Lehrman American History Institute, a not-for-profit organization promoting the study and love of American history. A book study each semester will engage teachers with current historical research. Teachers also will participate in two field studies each semester, offered at important U.S. historical sites.

100 Cobb Middle and High School Students Needed as Cobb Alcohol Taskforce Delegates

Atlanta, GA-- 100 Youth Delegates Representing Middle and High Schools or Community Youth Groups in Cobb County are wanted to become delegates for the Cobb Alcohol Taskforce Youth Council.

What is the Cobb Alcohol Taskforce Youth Council?

It’s a movement, a youth-led movement. Never before has an issue required the guts and spirit of youth to move it forward; to shake the cages of communities everywhere to make changes, to rattle adults out of complacency, and to rub the sleep out of politician’s eyes and get them to wake up to the problem of underage and youth binge drinking that affects thousands of youth everyday. The Take It Back Movement is about youth power, youth influence, youth brains--multiplied! It’s about imagining the future different, telling the truth, using data to back the story, refusing censorship, staying at the edge, creating action, and generating results.