As I sat at the Kennesaw State University convocation center, waiting for my oldest son Lee’s 600+ fellow classmates to receive their high school diplomas, I looked around and saw so many familiar faces.
From the moms and dads that I have crossed paths with at Chuck E. Cheese, PTA meetings and soccer fields to Lee’s friends and classmates he’s had since preschool to the high school teachers and administrators– we were all settling in to share in this milestone together.
Of course, I was bursting with pride that my son had successfully navigated the trials and tribulations of high school, but I could not help but feel so proud to be a part of this community that values education, that has so many parents that take the time to volunteer (both inside and out of school) to make this little East Cobb “bubble” a better place, and educators that encourage excellence in academics, sports and so many other worthy causes. My thanks and hugs to all of you who have helped my son directly or indirectly become a wonderful, independent young man ready to launch into the next phase of his life.
This June/July issue spotlights East Cobb residents that excel in their fields or are contributing to our quality of life. The people featured in this edition—from Greg Dawkins, the EAST COBBER’s Dad of the Year (see page 8) to the Rotary Club members (see page 44) to Noah Bozarte, an award-winning culinary arts student (see page 40) — are right here in our own backyards. I hope after reading this edition, like every edition, you will not only learn a little bit more about what is going on in our community but also be inspired by the people that make East Cobb such a great place to live!
Have a great summer!
Cynthia M. Rozzo
Founder l Publisher
Reprinted from the June/July 2015 issue of EAST COBBER. Read the June/July issue HERE.
Founder and president of EAST COBBER, Cynthia Rozzo, created the free monthly publication, EAST COBBER, in 1993 to serve East Cobb County residents by providing a forum for them to share their ideas and a source for them to learn more about their community. Ms. Rozzo is also the proud producer of the annual EAST COBBER Community Parade and Festival. An East Cobb County resident since 1991, Rozzo lives in the Park Ridge subdivision with her husband, George Haralabidis, and three children, Lee, Nikos and Eleni.