Local teen places third at state 4-H Congress
Project focused on construction-related silt runoff effects
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.
Flair for science: Newton County 4-H member Keala Smith demonstrates the effects of silt using an experiment consisting of dirt and water.