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GAB: Contest celebrates MLK Jr. Day

ATLANTA -- In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, LEGOLAND Discover Center is inviting students to submit a photo depicting their "perfect world" for a chance to win a field trip to the attraction.

The Draw Your Dream art contest is open to classrooms and students in kindergarten through fourth grade. Sample themes for the artwork include equality, character, society and/or an eco-friendly environment.

One winner will be selected, and their classroom will receive a free trip to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta. The drawings will be on display in the attraction following the contest.

All artwork must be submitted by Friday. For contest rules and information about submitted, visit www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com or "Like" LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta on Facebook.DULUTH -- High school seniors preparing to go to college or technical school this fall are eligible for the Vernon E. Carne Scholarship, an award given in honor of the Georgia United Credit Union's founder.

The scholarship competition focuses on a short essay of 250 words or less. This year's topic is "Explain how the credit union philosophy of 'people helping people' helps consumers during these difficult economic times, while providing an alternative to large commercial banks.'"

In addition, students need to complete a Georgia United scholarship form and include a copy of their high school transcript and a letter of acceptance from the college or technical school they will attend. Students are encouraged to explain why they are applying for this scholarship and include any special challenges they may have, scholastic standing, special achievements and leadership.

The $10,000 Vernon E. Carne Scholarship award will be distributed as follows: First place, $3,000; Second place, $2,000; third place, $1,000; and eight runners up will receive $500 each.

Georgia Untied also offers two Catholic Scholarships. The Catholic scholarships are given in honor of Archbishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, the Most Reverend Archbishop John F. Donoghue.

The $2,500 Archbishop Emeritus John Frances Donoghue Scholarship will be distributed as follows: First place, $1,500; and second place, $1,000.

For applications and program rules, forms can be downloaded at www.georgiaunitedcu.org. Entrants may also call 770 476-6409 to have an application mailed. All entries must be sent to Georgia United's Community Development Department, 6705 Sugarloaf Parkway, Suite 300, Duluth, GA 30097 by March 1. Winners will be announced April 1.LAWRENCEVILLE -- Students can exercise their creative imaginations and doodle about their best day ever as part of the 2013 Doodle 4 Google contest.

Google gives K-12 students across the United States the chance to display their own Google doodle on www.google.com through the contest.

In addition to seeing their doodle displayed on the homepage in May, the winners will also receive a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 technology grant for their school. Last year, a record 114,000 submissions were received.

Students can submit doodles until March 22, and the company will announce a winner from every single state on May 1. Last year's 2012 Georgia winner was Anoushka Misra, a 9-year-old student from Johns Creek.

For information about the contest, visit www.google.com/doodle4google.

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