Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Tucker High graduate gets picked by TCA.
The Tucker Civic Association bestowed its annual Student of the Year Award on Monday evening. The following are some of the remarks by TCA Vice-President Beth White Ganga: Each year TCA awards the Student of the Year Award to honor a graduating senior from Tucker High School who has embodied the spirit of community service. The award includes a plaque and a $300 scholarship check. This year’s Student of the Year, Charlie Wasmer, has been involved in service and mission work since he was 12 years old. He has donated thousands of hours of time to the contemporary worship service in the audio/video department at Tucker First United Methodist Church and now runs the entire department by himself. He has been instrumental in training staff at …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded to 26 DeKalb high school seniors accepted into a two- or four-year college or vocational training program.
Twenty-six DeKalb high school seniors will be presented with college scholarships during the first DeKalb County Education Scholarship Fund Awards Ceremony on Tuesday May 14 at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, the county announced Friday. The scholarships, up to $5,000, will be given to DeKalb county school district seniors accepted into a two or four-year college or vocational training program. DeKalb county CEO Burrell Ellis, the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce and the DeKalb County School District created the DeKalb Education Scholarship Fund, an effort that raised $120,000. A selection committee formed by the chamber reviewed more than 135 applications. Award-winning students were picked based on financial need and merit. Ellis, …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Phi Kappa Phi welcomes three locals.
The following local residents recently have been initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Meggan Levitt, La Tanya Thomas, and Katherine Dunn of Tucker were all initiated at Mercer University, according to ReadMedia Newswire. Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Phi Kappa Phi inducts annually approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni. The Society has chapters on more than 300 select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
The school launched its first annual Academic Signing Day this week.
The storied history of the Tucker High School football program is well known throughout the state of Georgia. Two football State Championships in the last five years is indicative and validation of this notoriety. This week Tucker High School launched its first annual Academic Signing Day. “I would like to thank Principal Jackson, Ms. Branch, Dr. Simpson, Mr. Futrell, and Mr. Carlton for sharing our vision of honoring the students that work as hard in the classroom as our student athletes work on the sports field,” said Beja Turner. Turner along with several members of the Class of 2013 planned and executed this student activity with the guidance of their teachers and administrators. Turner opened the program with a wonderful welcome …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Alex Boal initiated into Phi Beta Kappa at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia.
Hampden-Sydney College senior Alexander Robert Boal was initiated into the honor society Phi Beta Kappa on Monday, April 8, according to ReadMedia Newswire. Membership recognizes the highest academic achievement, moral character, responsible citizenship, and broad intellectual curiosity. A Patrick Henry Scholar, Boal served as President of the German Club since Fall 2011. He is a member of the varsity swim team, varsity rugby, and the International Club. He participated in the Virginia Program at Oxford in the summer of 2012. A foreign affairs major, Alex is a graduate of Chamblee High School and is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Robert K. Boal of Tucker. A private college for men, Hampden-Sydney in Virginia is ranked in the top tier of liberal …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Applications to the Educational Scholarship Fund for high schoolers are being accepted.
DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis, in partnership with the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce and the DeKalb County School District, has established the DeKalb County Educational Scholarship Fund for high school students. The fund will award multiple scholarships in amounts up to $5,000 to DeKalb County School District high school seniors who have been accepted into a two- or four- year college or vocational training program in Georgia. Scholarships will be awarded to students based on their financial need and merit. Students can apply for the scholarship now through April 19, 2013. The application is available here. Partnering with the School District, Chamber, and generous sponsors demonstrates our collective commitment towards investing in our …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The former chair and suspended school board member has his say.
The Governor made the unilateral decision to replace six duly elected officers of the DeKalb County School Board. As our constitutional challenge makes its way through the courts, these appointees, along with the three elected officers allowed to stay, are in charge and everyone should be supportive of these stewards until the matter is resolved. I agree with the Governor that there is a lot at stake and I urge the public and the media to stay involved as we move forward. Going forward, we should all be aware that the SACS/AdvancED analysis and subsequent probation created the perception of many of the problems the system is facing today. SACS and its agents distorted the actions of the school board and intentionally diminished the level …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Another batch of local students who are doing well in various colleges.
The following is the latest list of Tucker students who are gaining recognition in their college careers, according to ReadMedia Newswire: Michelle Kim Turgeon has been named to the Dean's List at Washington University in St. Louis. Mercer University in Macon, Ga. honored these students: LaToya Stewart, a junior, was named to the President's List and Dean's List of the College of Continuing and Professional Studies. Min Hyun Oh, a sophomore, was named to the President's List and Dean's List of the College of Liberal Arts, as was Parth Patel, a Senior. Amy Sellers, a fourth-year student, was named to the Dean's List of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and Veronica Dalzon, a Senior, was named to the Dean's List of the Eugene W. …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
THS singled out in the Stem category.
The Georgia Department of Education has announced the 2013 Advanced Placement Honors Schools. Among them is Tucker High School, which was honored in the AP Stem category, representing the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This is awarded to schools with students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Eight more local students have made it to the Dean's List.
The following students from Tucker were named to the Dean's List of Emory College, the undergraduate, liberal arts college of Emory University in Atlanta, for the 2012 fall semester: Vijay Balakrishnan Claire Brisse Tami Feng Naveed Hada Sarah Holt Rosa Ilyayeva Mary Kelly Hayley Morton