Youth & Schools


Pastor to release fund-raising CD

Cause4 Entertainment and the Rev. Dr. Theophilus J. Stanford will present “Not Your Battle,” a CD release concert and fundraising event for Imagine No Malaria, on May 31 at Glen Haven United Methodist Church in Decatur.

Party celebrates older residents

Baby boomers and golden agers can dress in an outfit of their native land or favorite country for a senior party on May 27 at the Decatur Library.

GPC student wins Goldwater award

Decatur resident Sheena Vasquez, a chemistry major at Georgia Perimeter College, has been awarded the Barry Goldwater Scholarship.

GPTC student is GOAL Winner

Stephanie Jackson, a paralegal studies student at Georgia Piedmont Technical College, is the Technical College System of Georgia’s 2015 Student of the Year.

DeKalb School of Arts top-ranked

DeKalb School of the Arts is among the top high schools in Georgia and nationally in recently released rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

Cedar Grove nabs state track title

The Cedar Grove High boys track team has been crowned the 2015 Class 3A State Track and Field Champions.

Rotarians support robotics club

Members of Stephenson High’s robotics club got a boost with a $1,000 donation from the South DeKalb Rotary Club.

Seniors bid farewell at ceremonies in DeKalb, metro Atlanta

It’s the season of Pomp and Circumstance, and seniors from 26 DeKalb high schools are donning caps and gowns to march for their diplomas and out of the DeKalb School System.

Teacher's encouraging word spurred student to rise above his circumstance

Editor’s Note: Kortay Powell, a Towers High School senior, told his story to an auditorium of more than 250 juniors, seniors, teachers and counselors at his school. A hush fell over the room as Kortay spoke. When he was done, ...

Columbia High pair steps off with state championship title

Columbia High School junior Zion Moore and senior Solomon Smith stepped away with the Georgia State High Schools Step Championship and a more than 5-foot-tall trophy on April 26.

May 30 deadline to apply for PUSH scholarships

High school and college students have until May 30 to apply for PUSH for Excellence Scholarships.

Apply by May 11 for CrossRoadsNews scholarships

The CrossRoadsNews Foundation has received a $5,000 donation from the proceeds of CrossRoadsNews’ 20th Anniversary Gala to benefit its scholarship program.

GPC pair awarded Cooke scholarships

Georgia Perimeter College engineering students Yitbarek Kazentet and Rozhin Parvaresh have been awarded the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation undergraduate scholarship.

Mental Health Month observances

Nearly one in four adults experiences mental illness in a given year, and mental health issues affect one in every five young people at any given time.

Great American cleanup in Lithonia

Volunteers will clean up Rockbridge and Deshon roads and surrounding neighborhoods in Lithonia on April 25 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.