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GOOD NEWS: Elementary school visits cultural festival

Special Photo Students in Louvene Williams' fifth grade Chattahoochee Elementary class got a free visit to the Indian Festival and Pow Wow festival after winning a writing contest sponsored by Stone Mountain Park.

Special Photo Students in Louvene Williams' fifth grade Chattahoochee Elementary class got a free visit to the Indian Festival and Pow Wow festival after winning a writing contest sponsored by Stone Mountain Park.

STONE MOUNTAIN -- A class from Chattahoochee Elementary School got a free visit to Stone Mountain Park's Native American Indian Festival and Pow Wow after penning essays on Native American Culture.

Louvene Williams' fifth-grade class was one of five selected statewide for a free visit to the park's festival. As part of the contest, students are encouraged to read and write about culture and submit their writing.

The students' attended on Nov. 1. Held at Stone Mountain Park's historic Antebellum Plantation, the event showcased Native American culture through dance, music, authentic craft demonstrations, cooking traditions, storytelling, wildlife presentations and more.

Five essays' from Williams' class were selected to represent the group of students.Dacula Dash a successDACULA -- The annual Dacula Dash at Dacula Elementary, which raises money for children at the school, was held earlier this month.

Former Cadillac race car drive Johnny O'Connell served as grand marshal. O'Connell used his personal Cadillac as a pace car.

Top two child runners were Ethan Selph, a fifth grader, with a time of 21:28, and Mallory Luskus, a sixth grader with a time of 22:05.

Community sponsors included Monkey Joes, Riverside Pizza and MBS Fitness.

The annual Dacula Dash aims to promote health and wellness for local children.Peachtree Ridge High students win play competitionSUWANEE -- Peachtree Ridge High School theater students in Dean Feldman's class recently won second place in the state one-act play competition.

Students Jamie Aspinwall, Ethan Boatright, Sarah Doner, Cam Gaskins, Mallory Ivy, Michael Lluma, Gabby Moreno, Kristen Reeves, Mckenna Rogness and Jimmy Slazeck earned the title One-Act Play State Runner-Up winners in the 7AAAAAA competition from the Georgia High School Association with a performance of "The Murder Room."

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