Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Vocal group from GSU appearing locally on Sunday.
Music for Missions, at United Methodist Church in Tucker, will present the men’s vocal ensemble Ring Spot on Sunday, April 14 at 7 p.m. The quartet, from the Georgia State University School of Music, will perform in the 209th concert of the series created to raise funds for missions and charities and other causes selected by the United Methodist Men. "I was very impressed with their musical qualities and stage presence, even at their youthful age, in a recent musical sampler at Georgia State”, said Jack Sartain, producer of Music for Missions. The singers are all students of Tucker’s own Richard Clement, a graduate of Tucker High School and now a professor of voice performance at the GSU School of Music. Clement is an internationally …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Jim Vacheenas talks about his efforts in aid of the blind.
Jim Vacheenas, a visually-impaired Tucker resident, told Patch recently about his work with others who are similarly affected. "Providing support to those that are attempting to cope with their vision loss is a big part of what we do. I lead a monthly support group (at St. Joseph's Hospital) of about 20 members where we discuss tips, devices, techniques etc. on finding ways to do things differently than the way they use to before they were had to adapt," Vacheenas said. A longtime member of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, Vacheenas was given the foundation’s Southern Region Volunteer of the Year Award in 2012, recognizing his outstanding service and support of the non-profit’s mission to restore sight lost to retinal diseases. The …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
U.S. Representative makes it to Georgia Trend's annual list.
Hank Johnson, now serving his fourth term as U.S. Representative for the Fourth Congressional District - which includes some of Tucker - has been named to Georgia Trend magazine's 2013 list of Most Influential Georgians. Subtitled Georgia's Power List, it features the state's "most powerful and influential citizens who affect the lives and livelihoods of all Georgians." Johnson, a Democrat, is a member of the House Committee on the Judiciary and chaired the Subcommittee on Courts and Competition Policy that is responsible for antitrust legislation and for overseeing federal courts. “I’m humbled to be mentioned in the same breath as my fellow awardees,” Johnson, 58, said in a statement. “Serving the people of the Fourth District is a …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Three more local students get added to the list.
The following students from Tucker have been named to the fall 2012 Dean's List at Berry College in Rome, Ga., according to ReadMedia Newswire: Ian Carey, Katie Harber, and Allison Erdman. To be eligible for the Dean's List, a student must carry a semester GPA of 3.5 or better.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Student artwork selected for DeKalb County Department of Watershed calendar.
Twelve DeKalb County students had artwork selected from more than 200 entries from 13 schools to be included in the Department of Watershed Management 2013 Calendar. Mia Brady, a third grader from Midvale Elementary School in Tucker, had one of the winning entries, under the tutelage of art teacher Euginia Mullis. The awards ceremony was held Tuesday, Jan. 22 at Maloof Auditorium in Decatur.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Atlanta Magazine picks local school for a special mention.
The Main Street School of Art in Tucker has been selected as one of the "Top 10 Neighborhood Gems" in the "Best of Atlanta" edition of Atlanta Magazine. Artist Laurie Morrison opened the school almost two years ago, providing "art classes for grades K-12 that cater to a home school curriculum, after-school classes, Mommy-and-Me toddler classes, adult art classes, Summer camps, and computer courses that help your or your child get up to speed on the latest software," according to the website. Related articles on Tucker Patch
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The exaggeration and hyperbole involved in the fiscal cliff discussion is unhelpful.
Well, the end is upon us. The date long prophesized grows near and everyone is prepared for the end times. Or at least, that is what CNN and the History Channel would have you believe. Mayan Apocalypse and Fiscal Cliff seem to fit basically the same script on most networks right now, to the point where programming is interchangeable. Just choose your own disaster! In reality, the world isn’t going to end on the 21st of December and America will not fade into nothingness if we decide to plunge off the year-ending cliff/slope/your favorite terrain feature! Making this sound like the end of the world might be good for ratings but it’s bad for educating people about what hitting the fiscal cliff really would entail. The exaggeration and …
THS Foundation will honor the late coach at Saturday's ceremony.
Tucker High School will dedicate its basketball court to legendary coach A. Z. Johnson on Saturday, Dec. 8. A reception open to all who wish to honor the late coach will be held at the school from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. prior to the boys’ basketball game. Former students, players, and friends who are interested in attending the reception should RSVP the Tucker High School Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org for confirmation of attendance with name, graduation year, and title such as basketball player, cheerleader, student, or fellow coach. Contact can also be made at 770-458-5700. Coach Johnson taught and coached in DeKalb County for 32 years—11 years at Chamblee High School and 21 years at Tucker High School. During those 32 …
Friday, November 23, 2012
A talented local girl is honored at the 2012 ACE Junior Student Convention.
"I hear a lot of jingling in here," said Dale Owens, organizer of the Carolinas Junior Regional Student Convention at the Ridgecrest Conference Center. He was referring to the medals around the necks of the students in attendance. Faces were beaming at being recognized for their hard work and talent. Ruby Hannah Phillips, a student from Tucker, recently attended the 2012 Junior Student Convention in western North Carolina. The event showcases the efforts of students from eight to thirteen years old in schools using the ACE (Accelerated Christian Education) curriculum all across North and South Carolina and Georgia. Students competed in over seventy events ranging from archery to spelling to a 100 yard dash. They gave speeches, recited …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Lewis Makor earns a college scholarship for his 'remarkable achievements.'
Tucker High School student Lewis Makor is one of two Georgia recipients of a 'Rising Star' college scholarship, presented on Saturday during a pre-show ceremony at Cirque Du Soleil's Totem. Makor will now become the first member of his family to attend college, where he plans to study business and psychology. He also hopes to play soccer at the collegiate level. The scholarships are awarded through the Sun Life Rising Star Awards program, which will provide $110,000 in grants and scholarships to Atlanta students and nonprofit organizations this year. Sun Life Financial U.S. President Wes Thompson said, “It’s a privilege to reward these incredible students who have persevered in the face of adversity and stayed committed to furthering …