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Lassiter Students Hold Memorial for Arjun Chopra

The Lassiter High School staff and students were all very sad to learn of the sudden and tragic death of high school senior, Arjun Chopra, on December 19th.  On January 22, in the Lassiter stadium, the Lassiter senior class and staff members participated in a touching memorial for Arjun with the emotional release of white balloons in his honor.

Many people have asked how they can help the Chopra family. To honor Arjun, the school has set up a fundraiser for a memorial on the Lassiter school grounds.  The money will be used to purchase two new stone benches for the front of the school where our Lassiter students can sit, relax, and remember their friend Arjun. Any money that is left over after the cost of the benches and landscaping will be donated to Camp Twin Lakes, a camp set up by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for children with congenital heart defects. Arjun spent every summer at this camp since he was seven years old.

The Trojan Spirit remains resilient because we continue to support one another in difficult times.

If you would like to donate to this special memorial please visit: http://www.gofundme.com/k8h41o

East Cobb Student (11th grader) Aditya Suri Wins Grand Prize in Samsung Academy

East Cobb resident high school student, Aditya Suri, won the National Grand Prize of $20,000 From Samsung App Academy. Aditya was honored with the prize in International CES event in Las Vegas on Jan 8,2015. Aditya Suri is a 16 year old and a 11th grade student of George Walton High School, Marietta GA

 

Aditya’s app is called “Mobi Sense” which facilitates effortless and equable communication between people with Visual, Vocal and Auditory impairments. The several functions of the App helps customize the application to user specific needs , hence facilitating accessibility of technology and extending their reintegration into the society and the community on both social and technological fronts. It allows individuals with impairments to fit right in, in this technologically contracting global community.

 

Samsung App academy is a app development and coding program in which over 300 students participated across the nation this year.

Register for the Atlanta Jr. Rowing Association

 

January 28 is the  competitive program deadline for Atlanta Jr. Rowing Association. Open to teens ages 12-18. Roswell River Landing, 245 Azalea Drive, Roswell, Georgia 30075. More info/to register: ajra.information@gmail.com or www.ajracrew.org .

 

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Ignorance is No Defense, A Teenager’s Guide to Georgia Law at Pope High School

Pope High School PTSA is hosting J. Tom Morgan, defense attorney, former DeKalb County District Attorney and author of “Ignorance is No Defense, A Teenager’s Guide to Georgia Law” at Pope High School in the Pope Theater at 7pm on Tuesday, March 24. Public is invited, and J Tom Morgan’s book will be available for sale.

Pope High School is located at 3001 Hembree Road Northeast in East Cobb.

 

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Don’t miss Mt. Bethel UMC sports registration

The deadline to register for soccer, t-ball, softball, baseball, flag football and volleyball at Mt. Bethel UMC is Tuesday, January 20. For registration information, contact Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church at 770-971-5280 or www.mtbethel.org. Mt. Bethel UMC is located at 4385 Lower Roswell Road in East Cobb.

 

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Black Lives Matter: Cobb NAACP Youth Symposium is January 17

 
The Cobb branch of the NAACP will have a youth symposium to address issues of police interactions and freedom of speech.

The symposium, titled “Black Lives Matter,” will have entertainment and refreshments in addition to workshops and breakout sessions, including “Communication 101” and “What to do with Freedom of Speech.”

The event will be January 17 from 10am-2pm at the Elizabeth Porter Recreation Center at 205 Montgomery Street, Marietta 30060.

The purpose of the symposium is to give youth a voice and prove their lives matter. Entertainment and refreshments will be provided. More info: 770-425-5757.

 

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Five good reasons to teach girls to code

 

Did you know:

  • In middle school, 74% of girls express interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), but when choosing a college major, just 0.3% of high school girls select computer science.
  • Women today represent 12% of all computer science graduates. In 1984, they represented 37%.
  • In a room full of 25 engineers, only 3 will be women.
  • If you teach one girl to code she’ll teach 3 more.
  • By 2020, there will be 1.4 million computer specialist job openings.

To inspire more girls to get involved with STEM Kids 4 Coding has partnered with an incredible organization called WIT (Women in Technology). As a sponsor of their girls only coding classes, WIT will provide guest speakers and mentors to empower Kids 4 Coding girls toward careers of the future.

Women in Technology is an Atlanta-based group that develops and promotes women for success in technology in Georgia.

WIT gives women a plan to blaze the path in their technology career, from volunteering to becoming the Woman of the Year in Technology — with opportunities for training, mentoring and leadership along the way.

To register for girls only coding classes or learn more about Kids 4 Coding, visit http://www.kids4coding.com/.

Marietta Kiwanis Foundation offering scholarship opportunities

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The Marietta Kiwanis Foundation has announced several scholarships. Information on each scholarship and application forms are available on the club’s website http://www.mariettakiwanis.org/ where there is a link to the page with complete descriptions including eligibility requirements and selection criteria. The direct link is http://www.mariettakiwanis.org/public/pub_page.aspx?PageID=78564).

 

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Celebrate Calm Parenting workshop at Pope High School

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Pope High School Hosts Celebrate Calm Parenting Workshops January 7 and 8.

Do you want to get your kids to listen the first time? Stop defiance, disrespect, and yelling? Stop whining, tantrums and sibling fights? Get kids off video games/screens without a fight? Create stress-free mornings, homework time and bedtime? Parents, bring your middle & high schoolers with you to the Family Workshop on Wednesday, January 7 (7-9pm) or come to the Parent Workshop on Thursday, January 8 (9:30-11:30am).

Admission is FREE. Workshop held at Pope High School, 3001 Hembree Rd, Marietta. More info: Tiffany Setzer at tsetzer@bellsouth.net.

 

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Tweens and Teens Programs @ your Cobb Libraries

Several programs in January will make Cobb libraries a destination for tweens and teens with games, crafts, book discussions and more.

The lineup of teens and tweens programs includes:

Gritters Craft Meet-up 3-D Paper Snowflakes at Gritters Library on Wednesday, January 7, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Learn to make giant 3-D paper snowflakes to put in the window or hang from the ceiling. Meet other people interested in crafts. Ages 16 and up. For more information, please call (770) 528-2524.

Chapter Champs, a tweens book group, meets at Mountain View Regional Library on Tuesday, January 27, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Come talk with other tweens about the award winning Gollywhopper Games by Jody Feldman and do a related fun, interesting activity. Appropriate for grades 3-5. Space is limited for this program. Please register for the meeting at the Children’s Desk. For more information, please call (770) 509-4964, and/or stop by the Mountain View Children’s Desk for a copy of the book.

Mountain View Crafty Teens will meet at Mountain View Regional Library on Saturday, January 31, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Participants need to be sixth graders and up. The January program will be “Winter Owl” – owls made of pine cones. For more information, please call (770) 509-2725.

 

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