GOOD NEWS: Snellville resident joins UGA society

SNELLVILLE -- A young woman from Snellville was recently selected from more than 300 applicants to become a member of the Dean William Tate Honor Society at the University of Georgia.

Kristen Lemaster was one of 12 top female students at the University of Georgia to be selected. Selection is based on scholarship, leadership and service.

Membership requires a four-year commitment to take part in service projects as well as performing the functions of student ambassadors for the university.

For more information about the Dean William Tate Society, visit www.uga.edu.

Nesbit Elementary PTA and nonprofit build playground

TUCKER -- More than 675 volunteers pitched in earlier this month to build a new playground for Nesbit Elementary.

Funded by DIRECTV, the playground is the largest ever constructed by nonprofit organization KaBOOM! The new playground will provide more than 1,700 children who attend Nesbit Elementary with a safe place to play. The school previously did not have an adequate playground to accommodate its student body, according to a news release from KaBOOM!

KaBOOM! is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to "saving play."

For more information, visit www.kaboom.org.

Frank Reddy writes about education. Good News from Schools appears in the Sunday edition of the Daily Post.