Students get scholarships

LAWRENCEVILLE - Ryan Corbett, 14, and Kelsey Wildman will attend The Joffrey Ballet School on scholarship, with several other of their dance partners from Susan Chambers School of Theatre Dance.

Ryan will take classes in New York daily and have the opportunity to meet with the professional instructors and dancers for the famed Joffrey Ballet and will be looked at for future endeavors with that company, which could lead to a professional opportunity in the future as he continues his studies.

Kelsey Wildman, along with Kelsey Burrell and Ashley Pettit, all of Lawrenceville, will study this summer with The Joffrey South, a division of The Joffrey Ballet, in Macon. Kelsey Wildman is also on scholarship, enjoying her second season.

Also successful in earning scholarships this summer were Sara Snow to the Atlanta Ballet, Kaila Fields to South Carolina Jazz and the Radio City Rockettes Professional Tap Session and Emma Grace Cline to KAR Tap Kids in New York. Kaila Fields and Lauren Watkins also auditioned for and won a spot in the famous Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with the Rockettes.

Local wins trucking contest

LAWRENCEVILLE - William Paul Keeling, a Lawrenceville resident and Roadway driver, placed first in the Twin Trailers class at the Georgia state truck driving competition.

The win qualifies Keeling for the 71st Annual National Truck Driving Championships in Houston in August.

Keeling has worked for Roadway since 1991.

To participate in state-level competitions, drivers must be accident-free for the 12 months leading up to the event. The state competitions include challenging skills and maneuvering tests on a driving course, a pre-trip inspection and a written exam on vehicle operation and federal safety regulations.

For more information on the National Truck Driving Championships, visit


Free drama camp available

WINDER - Registration for Winder-Barrow Community Theatre Drama Camp is open.

Because of a grant from the Jackson EMC Round Up program, the camp will be free for children this year. Produced in conjunction with the Winder Cultural Arts Center, there will be two weeks of camp with two sessions per week.

Children can attend one session during the summer, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. After the camp is full, a waiting list will be compiled. If a vacancy comes open, then it will be filled from the waiting list.

The first week will be June 23 to 27 with Tom Pierce as the director. He will teach clowning, pantomime, magic and creative movement. Children ages seven to 10 will attend in the morning with children ages 11 to 14 attending in the afternoon.

The second week will be July 7 to 11 with Billie Nye-Muller as the director, teaching theater fundamentals, scene writing, one act play performance, improvisation, music and dance for the stage. Children ages five to nine will attend in the morning with children ages 10 to 14 attending in the afternoon.

Applications must be received at 41 S. Center Street in Winder no later than June 13. Forms require original signatures.

For more information about WBCT, visit

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