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Holocaust survivor at speak at Ga. State

Holocaust survivor at speak at Ga. State

ATLANTA -- A Holocaust survivor and retired professor will speak at Georgia State University Friday.

Eugen Schoenfeld is the former chair of GSU's sociology department. He also survived imprisonment at both the Auschwitz-Birkenau and Dachau concentration camps during World War II. He immigrated to the United States in 1948.

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8 Cobb schools among 2012 AP Merit Schools

8 Cobb schools among 2012 AP Merit Schools

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Eight Cobb County high schools are among the 2012 AP Merit Schools.

The honor is given annually to U.S. high schools where at least 20 percent of students take Advanced Placement exams. Of those tests, at least half must earn a passing score of 3 or higher.

Cobb's AP Merit Schools are Harrison, Kell, Kennesaw Mountain, Lassiter, North Cobb, Pope, Sprayberry and Walton.

The College Board, which gives AP exams every year, reported Wednesday that Georgia is the 12th state in the nation for the percentage of seniors earning passing scores on AP tests. More than 41 percent of Georgia's seniors took at least one AP exam in 2012, compared to the U.S. average of 32.4 percent.

18 Ga. schools to compete in regional science bowl

18 Ga. schools to compete in regional science bowl

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Twenty Southeast schools will compete later this month for a chance to attend the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science's National Science Bowl.

The regional bowl will be held Saturday, Feb. 23 at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah.

Eighteen schools from Georgia and two from Florida will battle for a paid trip to Washington, D.C., for the national bowl in late April.

Teams from Maclay High School in Tallahassee, Fla., Eastside High School in Gainesville, Fla., and these Georgia schools, many of which are in metro Atlanta, will compete in the regional event:

Murdock ES student wins Cobb Elementary Science Fair

Murdock ES student wins Cobb Elementary Science Fair

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- A Murdock Elementary School fourth grader is the winner of the year's Cobb County School District Elementary Science Fair.

Nine-year-old Oliver Long took home the grand prize for his project, "Tributaries of the Chattahoochee."

More than 140 students participated in this year's fair on Feb. 2 at Kennesaw Mountain High School.

That's three times the number of students from last year, showing that interest in science is growing in Cobb County elementary school classrooms.

In addition to Oliver, 15 more students won prizes at the fair.

(CCSD CobbCast)

Quest College Fair coming to west Cobb

Quest College Fair coming to west Cobb

KENNESAW, Ga. -- A college fair created especially for students in west Cobb County will be held later this month.

Nearly 100 colleges and universities are scheduled to participate in this year's Quest College Fair, which will be Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at North Cobb High School.

Several workshop sessions will also be held during the fair, including one for students who are interested in pursuing athletic scholarships, one for those who want to attend military academies and one that teaches students how to obtain financial aid.

North Cobb High School is located at 3400 Old U.S. Highway 41 in Kennesaw.

The Quest College Fair is for students at Allatoona, Harrison, Hillgrove, Kennesaw Mountain, McEachern and North Cobb high schools.

8 Berry students make Ga. All College Band

8 Berry students make Ga. All College Band

ROME, Ga. -- Eight talented musicians at Berry College have been selected for this year's Georgia All College Band.

The band is made up of some of the best college musicians in the state. It will perform at this week's Georgia Music Educators Association conferece in Savannah.

Berry's All College Band members include the school's principal chair clarinet, Jarod Holland of Oxford, Ga., as well as two other clarinet players -- Katie Stuck of Acworth, and Kathy Stuvick of Nolensville, Tenn.

Four Berry trumpeters made the cut -- John Heidbreder (who lives in Atlanta), Everett Reiff (Buford), Matthew Soares (Rossville) and Joe Vidalez (Dalton).

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Berry's final All College Band member is trombone player Ahmad Pruitt of Decatur.