Three Floyd County high school students have been selected to participate in the 2012 Governor’s Honors Program. Bennett Garland and Molly Young, juniors at Armuchee High School and Kaitlyn Childers, a sophomore at Pepperell High, have been selected as finalists and will participate in the four-week program this summer. According to a Floyd County Schools media release, Garland was selected in the area of social studies, Young was selected in biology, and Childers was selected in mathematics.
The 3rd annual 95.7 FM The Ridge/Rome News-Tribune Battle of the Bands will take the stage at the Cedartown Performing Arts Center this Saturday night, March 31st, at 7:30 pm. The list of competitors has been narrowed to the Top 5, thanks to an online voting process that was offered on the Rome News-Tribune’s website. Matt D of Matt D and Mullins in the Morning on 95.7 FM The Ridge says those in attendance at Saturday’s event will be treated to some great musical entertainment.
A big day is ahead for this Sunday, April 1st at Polk Medical Center as the hospital marks the transfer of its management to Floyd Healthcare Management, Inc. According to a release from Floyd Medical Center, a flag raising ceremony will begin the day at 7 am at the hospital as a visual representation of Polk Medical Center’s becoming a part of the Floyd family. The Floyd Emergency Medical Services Honor Guard will lead the ceremony as the American and Floyd flags are raised over the facility. A health fair will be held later that day to showcase services available at Polk Medical Center. It is scheduled from 2 pm until 5 pm in the hospital’s parking lot under an enclosed tent. There will be a number of health screenings and other offerings at the health fair (at no cost), including blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, height, weight, body mass index, balance, stroke risk assessment, EKG, lung function, grip strength and child identification kits.
Georgia’s First Lady Sandra Deal will be at the Harris Arts Center in Calhoun on Saturday, April 14th for a ribbon cutting ceremony to open the statewide tour of New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music, a Smithsonian traveling exhibition on the early traditions of American music. According to a release from the Georgia Humanities Council, the exhibit will visit 12 communities in Georgia from April 14th, 2012 thru November 26th, 2013. The statewide tour is being sponsored by the Georgia Humanities Council in partnership with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Center for Public History at the University of West Georgia, Georgia Council for the Arts, and the Georgia Department of Economic Development.
The Tellus: Northwest Georgia Science Museum in Cartersville will hold the next installment in their Lunch and Learn series tomorrow (Wednesday, March 28th) as museum curator Julian Gray will speak on “Photography Through The Microscope”. Marketing director Joe Schulman says the topic will be photomicrography. The lecture will begin at 12:15 pm in the museum’s private dining room.