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Class of 2019 Cobb high school grads and friends since preschool, from left, Will Lintner, Hank Manning and Nick Knautz.

It’s that time of year — high school graduation is right around the corner. On April 27, a low country boil at Hardage Farm Clubhouse was held to celebrate Nick Knautz, Will Lintner and Hank Manning. The young men will graduate from The Walker School, Marietta High School and Lassiter High School, respectively, in May. They have been friends since preschool and have played sports together like lacrosse, football and indoor soccer. They are also involved in Cobb Youth Leadership.

Guests enjoyed crayfish and shrimp low country boil and sandwiches. They entertained themselves with games of corn hole, jenga giant and yard pong. More than 100 high school students were in attendance, including Lake Boyer, Abby Gardner, Alex Gwinner, Sara Beth Poston, Madalyn Shaw, Colin Wegman and Robert Wood.

Nick will attend Auburn University and Will and Hank will attend the University of Georgia in the fall.

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Marietta and Roswell area high school students are invited to put their passions for art and food together to create a unique design for the 2019 Roswell Farmers & Artisans Market reusable bag, sponsored by COUNTRY Financial. The top three student designers will receive a scholarship from COUNTRY Financial: $2,000 for the winner, $1,000 for the first runner-up and $500 for the second runner-up. The first place winner’s school will also receive $500 for its art department and the first place winner’s artwork will be printed on a canvas bag that will be handed out at the market.

The theme for 2019 is “Growing a Green Future.” In order to be considered, artists must follow the theme and include the phrase “2019 Roswell Farmers and Artisans Market” within their design.

All entries must be submitted no later than 4 p.m. on May 20 to COUNTRY Financial, Reusable Bag Design Contest, 13077 Hwy 9, Suite 615, Milton, 30004. The promotion is open to entrants who are at least 14 years old and legal residents of Georgia.

More information and official contest rules can be found at countryfarmersmarkets.com. Contest winners will be announced Saturday, June 22 at the farmers market.

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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