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Sigma Alpha Lambda

Briana Minnine Brown of Decatur has been named
to the Sigma Alpha Lambda National Leadership and Honors Organization at The University of Alabama.

The organization promotes academic achievement and community involvement.

She is the daughter of Murphy and Crystal Brown.

Athens SGA

These students have been elected to the Student Government Association at Athens State University for the 2007-08 academic year:

Fallon Pirtle of Decatur, president; Jimmy Kennedy of Athens, vice president; Jenna OíNeal of Hazel Green, secretary.

History fair winners

These students were winners in the Masterís Hand Christian School History Fair, held Sept. 17.

Third grade: Thomas Ramey, first place; fourth grade: Challie Johnson, first place; fifth and sixth grades: Keely Turner, first place; Nathan Vice, second place; Seventh grade: Garrett Johnson, first place; Graham Vice, second place.

Group 1: Madeline Grace Giers and Joseph Giers, first place.

Group 2: Whitley Fleming, Lucas Fleming, Evan Ghrigsby, first place; Hannah Gladish, Grayson Gladish, Garrett Gladish, Hope Gladish, second place.

ACF scholarships

The Alabama Cattlemenís Foundation is offering scholarships to high school seniors whose grandparents or parents have been Alabama Cattlemenís Association members for the past two years.

Eligible students must graduate from high school in 2008 and must plan to attend a four-year college for the 2008-09 school year. See or write to the Alabama Cattlemenís Foundation, P.O. Box 2449, Montgomery, AL 36102.

Exceptional children

The Morgan County school system will hold a parentsí information meeting Thursday at 2 p.m. at the central office, 1325 Point Mallard Parkway S.E.

The meeting is for parents of exceptional students in special education programs, including those with developmental disabilities and gifted students.

Topics will include referral procedures, identification, eligibility, service provision, confidentiality and parental rights. Call 309-2115 for more information.

Shea on deanís list

Katherine Shea of Decatur has been named to the deanís list at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Ga., for the 2007 summer term. To be eligible for the list, a student must maintain at least a 3.5 grade point average.

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