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Holding their Spring 2019 Georgia Stock Market Game certificates are, from left, Berkley Rice, Carson Godwin, Delaney Bruening, Brooke Henderson and Makenzie Malone.

Five fourth-grade Target students and their teachers from Cheatham Hill Elementary School were named the Eleventh Congressional Winners (Elementary School Division) of the Spring 2019 Georgia Stock Market Game. Delaney Bruening, Carson Godwin, Brooke Henderson, Makenzie Malone, Berkley Rice and their co-lead teachers Ashley Costello and Jody Carothers were recently honored at an awards luncheon in the Egyptian Ballroom of the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. They were the only team from Cobb County Schools, including middle and high schools, to win.

As part of the Georgia Council on Economic Education, their team was given a hypothetical portfolio of $100,000 to invest over a 10-week period. Their winning portfolio value was $107,446.42. The game is designed to give students an opportunity to learn equity market economics.

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University of Mississippi junior Jansen McLean of Marietta was among more than 220 students inducted into the UM chapter of Phi Kappa Phi in a ceremony at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts.

Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines.

McLean, an accounting major, is on track to graduate in May 2020. After graduation, McLean hopes to advance her education by pursuing a master’s degree in accounting at the University of Mississippi. She then hopes to be employed by an accounting firm in Atlanta. McLean is the daughter of Russell and Tamara McLean of Cobb County.

Membership in Phi Kappa Phi is based on a student’s sound character and academic standing. Juniors must have completed 72 credit hours and rank in the top 7.5% of their class, while seniors and graduate students must rank in the top 10 percent of their class.

Phi Kappa Phi celebrated 50 years on the UM campus in 2009. The honor society was founded at the University of Maine in 1897.

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Cobb New Horizons Symphonic Band, directed by Dr. Charles Jackson, will be helping to honor our veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice, starting with a prelude at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 27 at The Park at City Center, 101 Arnold Mill Rd, Woodstock 30188. The ceremony will follow from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

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Nurses play a critical role in caring for families. The March of Dimes 10th annual Georgia Nurse of the Year is a way to say thank you and honor their selflessness, dedication and passion for the profession of nursing.

Nominate an outstanding nurse who exemplifies an extraordinary level of patient care, compassion and customer service. There are 14 diverse categories of nursing ranging from Advanced Practice to Women’s Health. The awards will be presented at a gala on Friday, Nov. 22 at The Grand Hyatt Buckhead.

Nominate a nurse by June 30 at www.nurseoftheyear.org/atlanta.

Sally Litchfield is a longtime Marietta resident. She has written for the MDJ since October 2000. Send Sally news at sallylit@bellsouth.net. Call Sally at 404-713-7318.

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