Local student awarded Chick-fil-A scholarship
Scholarships given annually to employees
Dmitriy Semenikhin of Covington was awarded a Chick- fil- A national Leadership Scholarship.
Semenikhin received the scholarship from his Chickfil- A franchise operator at the Newton Plaza restaurant in Covington.
He is the 30th team member from the Covington location to receive the award and is studying broadcast journalism at Georgia Military College.
“ Semenikhin joins a distinguished group of more than 23,000 Chick- fil- A team members who have received the scholarship as they pursue their educational goals,” said Tracy Roper, Covington Chick- fil- A owner. “ We are very proud of his accomplishment and appreciate the example he is setting for the more than 50,000 Chick- filA team members who might also be inspired to reach higher goals.”
In 1973, Chick- fil- A founder Truett Cathy established the scholarship program.
Since that time, more than $ 6.4 million has been awarded to Georgia students and $ 23 million nationwide.
Cosmotology students in the newly formed department on the Covington Campus of DeKalb Technical College logged a 95 percent pass rate during the fall 2007 semester.
The Covington Campus has one full- time and one parttime instructor with more than 40 years of combined work experience and 30 years of teaching experience.
Full- time cosmotology students can complete their training in five quarters, which equals one year and three months.
The HOPE Scholarship will pay tuition for technical colleges.
Instructors hope to add evening classes in the near future.
Fore more information on cosmetology at DTC, call Arnold Taylor at ( 404) 2979522 ext. 3100. For more information about HOPE grants and other DTC programs, visit www. dekalbtech. edu.
Race and Place workshops
The Decatur House Museum, a National Trust for Historic Site in Washington D. C., will host two weeklong workshops for K- 12 teachers called “ Race and Place: African Americans in Washington D. C. from 18001954.”
This is the second year the workshops have been offered.
The workshops will bring educators from across the country to the capital to study the experiences of blacks in the city from its founding to legal desegregation.
During the week, selected educators will explore historic sites throughout the city including former slave quarters.
Participants will also hear lectures from scholars, discuss current issues and complete daily curriculum exercises.
Topics include “ the landscape and architecture of urban slavery,” “ the CivilWar, Abraham Lincoln and Black Washington” and “ Fredrick Douglass and the Politics of Reconstruction.”
The workshops are funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Landmarks of American History and Culture: Workshops for School Teachers program.
The Endowment for the Humanities will provide a $ 500 stipend to participants to assist with lodging as well as a partial travel reimbursement.
Approximately 50 participants will be selected for each of the six- day workshops.
Session I runs from July 13 to 18. Session II runs from Aug. 3 to 8.
For detailed information about the workshops, visit www. decaturhouse. org/ workshop/ index. htm.
Questions can be sent to raceandplace@ nthp. org or ( 202) 842- 0920 ext. 232.
Learn to Live Together
Learn to Live Together, Honors Leadership Academy for Young Women, is a summer educational program for middle and high school girls is in its ninth year.
The week- long workshop is held July 6 to 11 at the University of West Georgia. School staff are encouraged to nominated gifted girls to attend.
Families also can submit applications for girls in seventh through 12th grade.
The program provides a multicultural experience to participants and offers courses in chemistry, computer technology, physical education, public speaking, psychology, art, nursing, geology and many more.
Tuition costs $ 450 for those who submit early applications by March 31 and $ 550 if application is submitted by May 31.
Late applications, submitted by June 30, require $ 750 in tuition.
Applications or recommendation forms can be completed or download and printed from www. learn- to- live. com or by contacting Madhavi Beheruz Sethna at ( 678) 8908780 or director@ learn- tolive. com.