Emory Cares Day at Ox­ford

Ox­ford Col­lege to par­tic­i­pate in sixth ser­vice ini­tia­tive

The Covington News - - SCHOOL BEAT -

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 tcam­fie@emory.edu.

Golden an­niver­sary

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.

Es­say con­test

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.

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