Emory Cares Day at Oxford
Oxford College to participate in sixth service initiative
Students, alumni, parents, faculty and friends of Oxford College of Emory University will participate in Emory Cares International Service Day 2007 on Saturday.
Those participating will gather from 10 a.m. to noon in the Student Center at the college to create holiday shoe boxes for foster children and nursing home residents.
Donations of toiletries, activity books, small games, stuffed animals, socks, school supplies and gift cards from Oxford and Covington area businesses and from individuals will be used to fill the boxes.
Businesses which contributed last year were Big Lots, Wal-Mart, Shurett Dental Group, NewShoez and K&D Shoes. With the help of the Newton County Department of Family and Children Services, Oxford made packages for more than 250 children in the county.
To volunteer to stuff packages, give a donation or ask questions contact Alumni Director Tammy Camfield at (770) 784-8414 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ficquett Elementary School invites the public, especially those who attended or worked at the school, to a 50th Anniversary Sock Hop from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday in the school’s cafeteria.
Meet former principals, chat with old classmates, take a tour of the school, eat food from The Varsity and have a picture made with Elvis.
Guests are encouraged to wear their poodle skirts and bobby socks to the dance featuring the music of the 1950s.
Agnes Scott scholarship
Briana Brimidge of Covington has accepted an academic scholarship from Agnes Scott College and enrolled as a member of the class of 2010 at the Atlanta liberal arts and sciences college for women.
Brimidge’s scholarship totals $32,000 over four years.
Those selected as academic scholars have excelled both inside and outside the classroom. They must have high scores in grade point average, class rank and on standardized tests as well as participate in extracurricular activities.
Brimidge is the daughter of Franchette and Darryl Brimidge of Covington.
The Bill of Rights Institute is sponsoring an essay contest for high school students to explore the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and the civic values that unite Americans.
Students in grades 9-12 should submit 500-word essays answering the question: what civic value(s) do you believe is/are most essential to being an American, and how can you personally put those values into practice?
First, second, third and honorable mention essays in each of the three contest regions will be awarded a cash prize. First place winners receive $5,000, second place $2,500, third place $1,250 and seven honorable mentions in each region will receive $250.
Georgia is listed in the South Atlantic Region which includes Delaware, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia andWashington D.C.
The deadline for essay submission is Dec. 3. High school teachers from each of the 20 participating states will judge the essays and announce winners in spring 2008.
For more information on how to submit an essay or for contest guidelines, visit www.beinganamerican.org.