Rome Rotarian Karl Waechtler has contributed $10,000 to the Georgia Rotary Student Program, which brings international students to the state to attend a year of college through the program’s scholarship endowment.
Merrimac Locklear Forsyth, Sandy Hemphill, Anita Sealock, all from Elm Street Elementary, and Becky Sidwell, from West End Elementary, recently graduated from the Kennesaw State University’s Math & Science Program with their Science Endorsement.
Emily Williams, a 2010 graduate of Rome High School and 2014 magna cum laude graduate of Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas, was recently awarded a $15,000 educational loan and $1,200 grant to attend Harvard Graduate School of Education.
The 100 Black Men of Rome-Northwest Georgia sponsored its 15th annual Health Initiative for Men & Women on Saturday. Rayford Horne, president of the organization, said this year’s event included a special recognition dinner.
Georgia Highlands College has announced students named to the 2016 summer semester President’s List and Dean’s List. To achieve President’s List status, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average and attain a minimum of nine semester hours of credit. To make Dean’s List, students must complete a minimum of nine semester hours and achieve at least a 3.5 average.
Two Marines who ran routes from Boston to Atlanta wearing 22-pound flak jackets to support their combat-wounded comrades will be special guests Saturday at the meeting of Puryear Detachment 1020 of the Marine Corps League.
Keiley Rowland, a senior at Coosa High School, has been selected as a member of the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. Rowland will perform with the band's color guard. She will join with select band performers from across the country to perform at halftime of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl football game in January at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The National Association of Music Educators selected 125 musicians and band performers to participate in the event.
The 1966 Class of Coosa High School recently held its 50th class reunion. The Reunion Committee consisted of Annette Axley, Jerry Dowdy, David Garrett, Linda Hines Payne and Beverly Vick Peed. The main event started with a luncheon at The Palladium.
Twenty-four boys and girls ages 12-15 from all across Georgia recently participated in the 13th annual Georgia Trout Camp, sponsored by Georgia Trout Unlimited. The camp took place at the Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School in Clayton.
SAVANNAH — Rome City Commissioner Milton Oliver Slack III received the Certificate of Distinction award from the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute at the Georgia Municipal Association’s 83rd annual convention.
Modern Woodmen’s Rome chapter honored Telsa Vaughn as a Hometown Hero for the many volunteer hours she has devoted to Floyd Medical Center and Heymon Hospice. The chapter presented Vaughn with a certificate and awarded a $100 grant to Heyman Hospice Care, the charitable organization of her choice.