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"Fore" Kids Golf Classic to benefit Fulton students, teachers

"Fore" Kids Golf Classic to benefit Fulton students, teachers

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The 18th annual Fulton Education Foundation "Fore" Kids Golf Classic is being held on May 14 in Alpharetta at the Golf Club of Georgia. 

A spokeswoman for Fulton County Schools reported that the tournament will benefit students and staff of Fulton County schools, while Fulton County school leaders, school board members, business professionals and others from the community will attend. 

There will be one caddy for every four players. All golfers should check in at 9:30 that morning, and be ready to begin at 11:00. At 4:00 p.m., awards will be given out along with a silent auction. 

To register, individuals may play for $400, and teams of four will pay $1,750. Sponsors are still needed. 

Georgia Power honors local schools for efficient energy use

Georgia Power honors local schools for efficient energy use

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County schools have received an honor from Georgia Power for their efficient use of energy.

The school system was given money from Georgia Power to install efficient energy equipment in two new high schools in the area. This year, Fulton County schools also took two major awards: the U.S. Green Building Council's Georgia Chapter was recognized for Leadership in Energy Efficiency for a School System, and the Leadership in Water Efficiency. 

 A spokeswoman for the Fulton County School System said part of receiving the honor is to maintain a high Energy Star rating. Fulton County averages a score of 87, and 57 of their 58 schools are Energy Star certified. 

9 Fulton high schools among nation's best

9 Fulton high schools among nation's best

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Nine Fulton County high schools have made this year's Washington Post list of the top high schools in the U.S.

Every year, the High School Challenge list spotlights 1,900 of the country's more than 22,000 high schools. The rankings are based on total student participation in rigorous coursework and exams.

"It's exceptional that so many of our schools are being recognized for their academic rigor, but there's still more that we can do to challenge students," Fulton County Schools Superintendent Dr. Robert Avossa said in a statement. "It should be our goal that every high school in Fulton County be recognized on the High School Challenge list."

Fulton County's top high schools include:

5 Fulton students win National Achievement Scholarship

5 Fulton students win National Achievement Scholarship

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Five seniors at four Fulton County high schools have been named recipients of the 2013 National Achievement Scholarship.

The program gives $2,500 college scholarships to some of the country's best and brightest African-American high school students every year.

To qualify for the scholarships, students must earn very high scores on the Preliminary SAT, which they take as juniors.

Roughly 700 students receive the scholarship money every year.

Fulton County's National Achievement Scholarship winners include:

Alpharetta HS
Amanda L. Richards

Northview HS
Justin O. Bryant

Roswell HS
Morgan Green
Taylor M. Green

Tri-Cities HS
Helena Baldwin

School board announces April community meetings

School board announces April community meetings

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Board of Education has announced the dates and locations of its April community meetings.

Every month, the board holds the meetings as a way for parents and community members to discuss local issues and concerns.

The April meeting dates include:

District 1
Wednesday, Apr. 17 at 9:30 a.m.
Teaching Museum North (730 Mimosa Boulevard, Roswell)

District 2
Wednesday, Apr. 17 at 9:30 a.m.
Alpharetta HS (3595 Webb Bridge Road)

District 3
Thursday, Apr. 11 at 6 p.m.
Tri-Cities HS (2575 Harris Street, East Point)

District 4
Wednesday, Apr. 17 at 6 p.m.
Cliftondale ES (3340 West Stubbs Road, College Park)

District 5
Thursday, Apr. 18 at 9:30 a.m.
River Trail MS (10795 Rogers Circle, Johns Creek)

Fulton County music programs among nation's best

Fulton County music programs among nation's best

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- For the 14th year in a row, the Fulton County School System has been named a Best Community for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation.

Fulton County is one of only two districts in the country to make the list for each of its 14 years.

"We are proud to have music programs that showcase the immense talent of our students and staff and that are heavily supported by the community," superintendent Dr. Robert Avossa said in a statement.

This school year, three Fulton schools -- Alpharetta High, Chattahoochee High and Johns Creek High -- participated in the prestigious Midwest Clinic in Chicago.

85 Fulton students chosen for Governor's Honors

85 Fulton students chosen for Governor's Honors

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Dozens of Fulton County high school students were selected to participate in the prestigious Governor's Honors Program.

The honor, which is given annually to some of the state's best and brightest, involves a summer program where high school juniors and seniors spend four weeks studying in areas where they excel.

Nearly 3,000 students were nominated for GHP. That number was whittled down to 690 finalists, 85 of whom are from Fulton County.

They include:

Alpharetta HS
* Trisha Ahmed, biology
* Bryson Culver, biology
* Grant Farsi, communicative arts
* Esther Hwang, music (flute)
* Soundarya Kanthimathinathan, communicative arts
* Lillian Ko, music (cello)
* Jongrak Koh, German
* Anastasia Mulia, chemistry
* Ranjani Sundaresan, chemistry
* Kenneth Yang, mathematics
* Diana Ye, social studies
* Mingcheng Yu, music (piano)