Osborne students learn to be ‘Army Strong’ ­in the fast lane
by Sally Litchfield
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September 12, 2012 12:32 AM | 1492 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
On Aug. 31, students from Osborne High School participated in the U.S. Army Strength for the Future Education Program at Atlanta Motor Speedway where they tested their mental, emotional and physical strength.

The purpose of the event is to underscore the importance of students staying in school and furthering their education. Students competed against each other in a series of interactive challenges, including facing off against Army soldiers in feats of strength, scaling a rock-climbing wall and getting turned upside-down in an Apache helicopter simulator.

Participants also heard first-hand from decorated Army soldiers and Daytona 500 Champion Ryan Newman about what it means to be Army Strong and how education has impacted their careers.

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The Marietta Athletic Club working with the McCleskey-East Cobb Family YMCA at 1055 East Piedmont Road kicked off their fall junior lacrosse program on Sept. 5 with their first practices at Mt. Paran North sports complex.

This is the first time the MAC has partnered with the YMCA to bring junior lacrosse for youth 13 years old and under to the Marietta community.

David Fink, founder of MAC and former director of west Cobb lacrosse, heads up the program. Other coaches joining Fink are Dave Jones, former varsity coach for Kennesaw Mountain High School, Robert Blake-Ward, former director of Allatoona and west Cobb programs, and Aneld Durmisevis, current Kennesaw State University lacrosse player. For information, call (770) 977-5991.

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Polk Street Players announced the cast for their November production of “Winter Glory,” a farcical British comedy by Peter Coke, directed by Michael Campion. The cast includes Sheila Allen (Bee), Diane Dicker (Nan), Steve Pryor (Brigadier), Alice Spencer (Hattie), Diane LeGrand Hail (Fay Lombard), Mary Nimsgern (Mrs Coyle), Debra Mason (Mrs. Honeywell), Lynda Palmer (Delores), Pete Borden (Sgt. Waller) and Alan Powell (Bert). This charming and hilarious story centers on a group of civilized retirees living in a London flat whose attempts at good deeds go wildly awry. Show times are Nov. 2 to 17 on the Stellar Cellar Stage.

Sally Litchfield is a longtime Marietta resident. She formerly practiced law in Marietta and now stays home to raise her two children. Send Sally news at sallylit@bellsouth.net. Call Sally at (770) 425-8106.
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