Brookwood students attend highway safety event

ATLANTA -- Students from Brookwood High School came together Feb. 3-4 to join the Governor's Office of Highway Safety at the 2012 Youth and Young Adult Leadership Conference at Callaway Gardens.

The conference, which was attended by about 400 students and advisers from nearly 60 high schools and colleges across Georgia, was designed to bring together student advocates of highway safety and focus on new ways to communicate life-saving ideas to their fellow high school and college students.

"We were proud to include the students from Brookwood High School in this year's Youth and Young Adult Conference," said GOHS Director Harris Blackwood. "We lose far too many young people to crash deaths every year and we went directly to the source to discuss new ways of saving the lives of our teen and young adult drivers."

GOHS launched the annual youth safety conference concept nearly 10 years ago to spread the message of buckling up, slowing down, not drinking and driving and eliminating texting while driving.

For more information, visit www.gahighwaysafety.org.

Lanier Cluster gets grant for eReaders

SUGAR HILL -- The Lanier Cluster Education Foundation was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from Insperity, a consulting firm based out of Kingwood, Texas, to purchase eReaders for Lanier Middle School.

The LCEF provides grants to teachers and schools that support the academic programs of the schools in the Lanier Cluster. The foundation promotes community awareness and participation in the life of the cluster schools.

Funds provided through the Insperity Grant will be used to purchase eReaders and eBooks to promote reading to students. The eReaders will be used to target students who struggle with critical reading skills and need additional support.

For more information, visit www.laniercluster.org.

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