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GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: Duluth resident, UGA senior, named McGill Fellow

Twelve undergraduate and graduate students were named McGill Fellows by the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

One of them was Duluth resident Lindsey Cook, a senior journalism major.

The students were selected by a faculty committee “for their strengths in academics, practical experience and leadership,” said John F. Greenman, a Carter Professor of Journalism, who chaired the committee.

The McGill Fellows will participate in the McGill Symposium, which brings together students, faculty and leading journalists to consider what journalistic courage means and how it is exemplified by reporters and editors. The McGill Symposium will be held from 2:30 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 8 and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 9 at the UGA journalism building.

The McGill Fellows will attend the event and be introduced at the McGill Lecture, which will be held at 4 p.m. in Room 250 of the Miller Learning Center. Christine Brennan, sports columnist for USA Today, is the featured speaker.

5K memorial race Oct. 26

A race to benefit the scholarship fund of the children of Jennifer Niday is scheduled for Oct. 26. Niday, an assistant principal at McKendree Elementary, died last month, and is survived by her husband and two sons.

The 5K will be at McKendree Elementary and check-in is scheduled to be at 6:45 a.m. on Oct. 26, and the race will begin at 8 a.m. The race costs $25 before Oct. 19, $28 after Oct. 19 and $30 on the day of the event. For more information, visit https://fundracers.org/EventL.aspx?evtkey=_d68abd7b22.

Parkview students make Wind Ensemble

Four Parkview band members successfully auditioned into the Metropolitan Atlanta Youth Wind Ensemble. They are Jenny Gallucci, Shelby Johnson, David Petmecky and Jarrett Craven. The MAYWE is sponsored by Georgia State University and is an extracurricular ensemble that features Atlanta’s best young musicians. These students completed a rigorous audition process and interview to be placed in the group.

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