Sunday, April 21, 2013
Colleges across the country are bestowing honors upon Cherokee County students.
Cherokee Student to Present Original Research at National Conference The University of Evansville is proud to announce that Zuzana Kocsisova of Woodstock has been selected to present original research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). The conference will take place April 11-13 at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Kocsisova, a graduate of Sequoyah High School who is majoring in Biology, will present "Do mycophagous Drosophila show a preference for ethanol and α-Amanitin?" Kocsisova is among 11 UE students who were selected to participate in NCUR, which promotes undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity in all fields of study. The annual conference gives undergraduate scholars a forum to share…
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Zuzana Kocsisova is a biology major at the university in Indiana.
Sunday, January 6
Zuzana Kocsisova of Woodstock has achieved a place on the University of Evansville Dean's List for academic achievements during the Fall Semester 2012. Kocsisova is majoring in Biology. To make the Dean's List, a student at UE must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. "At the University of Evansville, motivated students such as Zuzana Kocsisova experience a challenging and collaborative learning environment and thrive under the guidance of talented faculty," said UE President Thomas A. Kazee. "Earning a place on the Dean's List shows a strong commitment to academic success, and students and their families should be very proud of this accomplishment."
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Brittany Rae Robinson earned a degree in electrical engineering.
Saturday, January 5
Brittany Rae Robinson of Holly Springs graduated from Clemson University Dec. 20, 2012, with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Robinson was among 1,200 students who received degrees at two graduation ceremonies at Littlejohn Coliseum. Graduates in the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences; College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities; and College of Engineering and Science received their degrees at a morning ceremony. Those from the College of Business and Behavioral Science and the College of Health Education and Human Development received theirs in the afternoon ceremony.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
New testing methods will help those in need of getting their GED.
The General Education Development exam has reached a new standard. This year, Georgia will be one of the first states to offer electronic testing for the GED exam. According to the AJC, President Barack Obama has high hopes for future college graduates. By the year 2020, the President would like for the country to have the world’s highest number of college graduates. In order to achieve this goal, school districts and colleges are working diligently shifting the curriculum to prepare students for college readiness. Heidi Schuler, the Lead Instructor at the Cherokee Learning Center, says in college, you have to be familiar with computer use. She says many of the students who complete the exam either go to college or to a technical school…
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
As of late Wednesday afternoon, both UGA and Georgia Tech have allowed more time to accommodate the students and mail carriers stuck in the snow.
There has been one ray of sunshine through all the snowfall this week: The University of Georgia has extended the college application deadline to Jan. 18 to accommodate students who are unable to gather the needed information thanks to Mother Nature. Georgia Tech has decided to extend the application deadline until Jan. 21 The past few days of closed schools, limited mail delivery and inability to meet with guidance counselors may be just another stress factor to local high school seniors trying to meet the application deadlines for Georgia’s top two universities, as well as many other colleges across the country. Local seniors commented about their experiences with the college application process and how it adds another worry to an …
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Most of the time Heather Harter serves as our resident school and neighborhood reporter. Here, she tells what made her go into journalism and how she made her way to Patch.
Seeing my brother's work number in the caller ID box startled me, I knew that it couldn't be good news and it wasn't. Our father had a massive heart attack and the prognosis was not good. I was 800 miles away from New Jersey living in Atlanta and all my thoughts started to spiral together. As the day dragged on, the calls kept coming--he was still not stable, and the damage was so severe they weren't able to perform bypass surgery. I stopped everything in my life, took a family leave from my job as a paper carrier, loaded up the kids, the dogs and headed north. Seeing my dad looking so frail and spending time in my childhood home made me re-assess a lot of my own life. I watched both my parents work jobs they did not like just to …
Monday, December 6, 2010
A car accident killed one Reinhardt student and injured three others.
Steven Excell, 20, of Duluth died early Sunday morning after the car he was riding in crashed at the intersection of McCurry Lane and McCurry Trail in northern Cherokee County around midnight Saturday, said officials with the Georgia State Patrol. Everett McCracken, 19, of Cumming was driving a 2007 GMC Sierra Crew Cab with four passengers when he approached the intersection, lost control and crashed into the embankment, officials said. McCracken and two of the other passengers, Hodan Said, 19, of Decatur and Stephen Daffer, 22, of Stone Mountain, were taken to Kennestone Hospital in Marietta. Excell was initially taken to Cherokee Medical and later transferred to Atlanta Medical Center.