LOCUST GROVE — The Shemaiyah’s Scholarship Foundation will host a memorial walk at Piedmont Park Saturday, Oct. 6, at 3 p.m.
The walk honors the life of Shemaiyah White, 17, who died Oct. 6, 2010 in a car accident. He was a senior at Locust Grove High School.
The event is also a fundraiser for the Shemaiyah White Scholarship Fund. Proceeds from the walk will go to the nonprofit scholarship fund that was established in 2011 through Henry County High School Foundation. Gift bags, snacks and water will be available at the walk.
Last year’s scholarship sent six students to colleges around Georgia.
Donations can be sent to: Henry County High School Foundation, C/O Shemaiyah White Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 880, McDonough, Ga. 30253. To learn more about the scholarship or to donate, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exchange student opportunities available
The ASSE International Student Exchange Program is seeking local high school students interested in learning abroad.
The nonprofit is looking to place exchange students with host families around the world. Exchange students live with a host family while attending high school and learning about the language and culture of their chosen host country.
Students interested in becoming an exchange student abroad for either an academic year, semester, or summer program should call 1-800-473-0696. Opportunities also are available for local families interested in hosting an exchange student from abroad.
Army Pfc. Christopher Weinrich is returning to the U.S. after a deployment to southwest Asia in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn. He has served in anti-terrorism military operations overseas including in the Iraqi Theater of Operations. Weinrich is a motor transport operator assigned to the 1st Squadron 7th Cavalry at Fort Hood, Texas. Weinrich has served in the military for two years. He is the son of Faye King of Stockbridge and a 2010 graduate of Mount Zion High School.
Army Pfc. Andreya Davenport, Army Pvt. Lakia Johnson and Army Reserve Pvt. Anthony Darren have graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
Davenport is the daughter of Wanda Hatfield, of Locust Grove, and granddaughter of Debra Lane of Saginaw, Mich. She is a 2011 graduate of Morrow High School.
Johnson is the daughter of Villeda Johnson, of Jonesburg, Ga., and sister of Derica Melvin, of East Cleveland, Ohio. She is a 2009 graduate of Lovejoy High School.
Darren, the son of Cynthia Lake, of McDonough, is a 2009 graduate of Ola High School.
Air Force Airmen Nathaniel Ramsey, Peter Anthony Anakwe and Camisha Johnson have graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Ramsey is the son of Michelle Ramsey, of Toccoa, and Ron Slack, of Stockbridge. Anakwe is the son of Gladys Obidi, of Elizabethton, Tenn., and nephew of Chelsea Hyche, of Hampton. Johnson is the daughter of Cavel Johnson, of Milford, Conn., and niece of Carmel Woolcock, of Stockbridge.
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