Lo­cal teen places third at state 4-H Congress

Project fo­cused on con­struc­tion-re­lated silt runoff ef­fects

The Covington News - - EDUCATION -

Keala Smith, 18, of Cov­ing­ton placed third in the en­vi­ron­men­tal sci­ences cat­e­gory at the an­nual 4H State Congress held in At­lanta dur­ing the last week­end of July.

Smith pre­sented her club ac­tiv­i­ties port­fo­lio as well as pre­sented in­for­ma­tion to ex­perts about how con­struc­tion run- off cre­ates silt in bod­ies of wa­ter and how silt af­fects bi­o­log­i­cal or­gan­isms in wa­ter.

Ge­or­gia South­ern Univer­sity hon­ors

Ed­son A. Day of Cov­ing­ton, a se­nior study­ing art, was named to Ge­or­gia South­ern Univer­sity’s pres­i­dent’s list for achiev­ing a 4.0 grade point av­er­age dur­ing the sum­mer term.

El­iz­a­beth A. Leathers of Cov­ing­ton, a se­nior pre­s­port man­age­ment ma­jor, was named to the school’s dean’s list for earn­ing a 3.5 grade point av­er­age dur­ing the sum­mer term.

StudyPoint opens doors in At­lanta

StudyPoint, a com­pany spe­cial­iz­ing in one- onone, in- home tu­tor­ing and test prepa­ra­tion for stu­dents in grades K- 12, has added an At­lanta of­fice to those al­ready es­tab­lished in Bos­ton, Chicago, Dal­las- Ft. Worth, Detroit, Los An­ge­les, New York, San Fran­cisco, Philadel­phia and Wash­ing­ton D. C.

The At­lanta of­fice, lo­cated at 165 West Wieuca Road, also will of­fer 30, 24 and 18 pro­grams for SAT and ACT prepa­ra­tion.

For more in­for­ma­tion call ( 678) 202- 5161 or visit www. studypoint. com.

Mandi Singer/The Cov­ing­ton News

Flair for science: New­ton County 4-H mem­ber Keala Smith demon­strates the ef­fects of silt us­ing an ex­per­i­ment con­sist­ing of dirt and wa­ter.

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