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Kathern Snorton Scholarship

The L.E.A.D. Foundation, Inc. | Katherine Snorton Scholarship Program

Contact:

Andrew SnortonProgram Director, The LEAD Foundation, Inc.Phone:  678-632-5323Email:  asnorton@theleadfoundation.org

The L.E.A.D. Foundation, Inc. through its Katherine Snorton Scholarship Program, is providing funding opportunities for metro-Atlanta graduating high school seniors, college students, and professional students.  The applications are available via the foundation’s website of www.theleadfoundation.org and clicking on the link for the Katherine Snorton Scholarship Program.

 

Named in memory of the grandmother of one of the board members, funding opportunities are available for Metro-area high school seniors, undergraduate students, and professional students.  Priority is given to potential first generation college students from emerging communities (i.e. African-American or Spanish speaking), but all are encouraged to apply.

 

High school seniors must attend a metro-Atlanta high school (public or private) and are scheduled to attend a 4-year, 2-year, trade, or technical school.  Undergraduates and professional students must be from a metro-Atlanta high school or attend a 4-year, 2-year, trade, or technical school located in the metro-Atlanta area.

 

Last year, through its scholarship program, nearly $12,000 is awarded to students.  A similar amount is expected for the upcoming year.

 

Applications must be post-marked by March, 1, 2013 in order to be considered.  Scholarship recipients are to be notified of their awards by the week of March 25th (2013).

 

For additional information, please refer to the foundation’s website of www.theleadfoundation.org; you may also call 678-632-5323 for details.

 

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Through its REEL Project, Alpha Leadership Program, College Prep Boot Camp, Spring Break College Tour, Math, Science, and Technology Summer Camp, Katherine Snorton Scholarship Program, and its Grown Folks Summit, the board members of the L.E.A.D. Foundation, Inc. combined with its volunteers, patrons, and supporters, provide year-round services for students in grades 6-12, as well as parents and others in the community.  Through these combined efforts, the foundation is able to realize its goal of developing tomorrow’s leaders…today.

Kaedy's Conversations - David Coverdale

Kaedy Kiely interviewed David Coverdale of Whitesnake back in 2000 - listen to part one.

She asked about Coverdale’s relationship with the surviving members of Led Zeppelin, since he had worked with Jimmy Page on the Coverdale/Page project.(listen)

 

 

After recording two solo albums, former Deep Purple vocalist David Coverdale formed Whitesnake around 1977. In the glut of hard rock and heavy metal bands of the late '70s, their first albums got somewhat lost in the shuffle, although they were fairly popular in Europe and Japan. During 1982, Coverdale took some time off so he could take care of his sick daughter. When he re-emerged with a new version of Whitesnake in 1984, the band sounded revitalized and energetic. Slide It In may have relied on Led Zeppelin's and Deep Purple's old tricks, but the band had a knack for writing hooks; the record became their first platinum album. Three years later, Whitesnake released an eponymous album (titled 1987 in Europe) that was even better. Portions of the album were blatantly derivative -- "Still of the Night" was a dead ringer for early Zeppelin -- but the group could write powerful, heavy rockers like "Here I Go Again" that were driven as much by melody as riffs, as well as hit power ballads like "Is This Love."Whitesnake was an enormous international success, selling over six million copies in the U.S. alone.

Before they recorded their follow-up, 1989's Slip of the Tongue, Coverdale again assembled a completely new version of the band, featuring guitar virtuoso Steve Vai. Although the record went platinum, it was a considerable disappointment after the across-the-board success of Whitesnake. Coverdale put Whitesnake on hiatus after that album. In 1993, he released a collaboration with former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page that was surprisingly lackluster. The following year, Whitesnake issued a greatest-hits album in the U.S. and Canada focusing solely on material from their final three albums (as well as containing a few unreleased tracks).

In 1997, Coverdale resurrected Whitesnake (guitarist Adrian Vandenberg was the only remaining member of the group's latter-day lineup), issuing Restless Heart the same year. Surprisingly, the album wasn't even issued in the United States. On the ensuing tour, Coverdale and Vandenberg performed an "unplugged" show in Japan that was recorded and issued the following year under the title Starkers in Tokyo. By the late '90s, however, Coverdale once again put Whitesnake on hold, as he concentrated on recording his first solo album in nearly 22 years. Coverdale's Into the Light was issued in September 2000, featuring journeyman guitarist Earl Slick. After a lengthy hiatus that saw the release of countless "greatest-hits" and "live" collections, the band returned in 2008 with the impressive Good to Be Bad. Coverdale and Whitesnake toured the album throughout Europe and Japan. The band returned to the recording studio in 2010 with new members bassist Michael Devin (formerly of Lynch Mob) and drummer Brian Tichy, who appeared alongside guitarists Doug Aldrich and Reb Beach, and guest keyboardist Timothy Drury (as well as Coverdale's son Jasper on backing vocals on various tracks). The band's 11th album, Forevermore, was preceded by the issue of the single, "Love Will Set You Free," and released in the spring of 2011. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine & Greg Prato, Rovi

Feed My School - Georgia Department of Agriculture

State Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is now accepting new applications for school districts interested in participating in this year’s “Feed My School for a Week” program in Georgia.

Applications will be due on October 19, 2012.  If you are interested in nominating your school for the program, please have your nutritional director contact Melanie Harris at Melanie.Harris@agr.georgia.gov

Learn more about the program

 

Wing & Rock Fest

 

This seventh year event will bring together chicken wing restaurants & classic rock cover & tribute bands for an all day FREE outdoor music & food festival in downtown Woodstock on June 2nd and 3rd.  The festival will feature wings from metro Atlanta wing experts like Wing Zone, Buffalo's Southwest Cafe, RuChDa, Keegan's Public House, California Dreaming & lots more as well as ice cold beer and frozen margaritas/daiquiris for sale.

  • Families with kids can check out the Kidzone with multiple jumpies & slides.
  • Enter the wing eating contest for a chance to win some great prizes by signing up at the 97.1 The River booth.
  • Stay tuned to 97.1 The River in the near future for your chance to win a reserved table or sign up here for a reserved table for your group!
  • So all all singles, couples & families should mark your calendar now & plan on great fun the weekend after Memorial Day.
  • Please, No outside food and beverages allowed, but plenty will be for sale!

2012 Entertainment Schedule

Saturday, June 2nd

Sunday, June 3rd

Gazebo Stage Sat and Sun Live music from various kid bands from Rock U School of Music Performance

Sponsored by:

Preservation Week

Libraries and other institutions can use Preservation Week to connect our communities through events, activities, and resources that highlight what we can do, individually and together, to preserve our personal and shared collections.

Get updates on Preservation Week 2012 events in Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/preservationweek.

It is easy to get involved:

  • create a display about preserving and collecting personal, family, or community heritage
  • offer a preservation workshop or event or
  • highlight Preservation Week on your web site with a link to ALA’s Preservation Week resources.
  • Tweet about Preservation Week #preswk.

Let ALA-ALCTS help you find information, resources, templates, graphics, and ideas for celebrating Preservation Week.

Southern Education Foundation

Southern Education Leadership Initiative  -  The Southern Education Foundation

 

http://www.southerneducation.org/

The Southern Education Foundation (SEF is reaching out to tomorrow’s leaders through the 2012 Southern Education Leadership Initiative.  We are seeking outstanding upperclassmen and graduate students to apply for this experiential learning opportunity. Since 2004, SEF has placed over 135 students in nearly 70 nonprofits and foundations throughout the region focused on providing advocacy, grant-making, policy analysis, research, community organizing, and direct service in education.

 Interns receive:

  •  an opportunity to work for eight weeks during the summer in an organization concerned with equity and excellence in education e.g., a policy institution, community-based organization or foundation;
  • a living expense stipend of $4,000 (for undergraduates or graduating seniors), or $4,500 (for graduate students who will have completed at least one term by June 1, 2012);
  • all airfare/car mileage expenses associated with traveling to and from SEF trainings to summer placement site;
  • trainings that expose students to research in the field, stress the importance of civic engagement, teach strategies for making change, and provide opportunities to meet and learn from inspiring leaders involved in education policy and practice;
  • guidance and supervision provided by seasoned sector leaders to work through the summer intensively on challenging research, education policy, and nonprofit program related projects; and
  • the opportunity to present their work to their peers, reflect, brainstorm how to take the lessons learned from this experience back to their communities, and become part of a network of emerging leaders in the sector.

 

We know that you are busy and time is short, but we are hopeful that you will take a few minutes to reach out to your best and brightest students who ought to apply to be involved in this program because of their interests in education equity, community service, public policy, and philanthropy.  Please see the attached 2012 application for more information on how to apply.

 

Thank you in advance for your help as we seek to lift up the next generation of leaders.

 Applications must be postmarked and submitted by mail or emailed by March 1, 2012

 

Southern Education Foundation

Attn:Vanessa Elkan, Assistant Program Officer

135 Auburn Ave. N.E. Second Floor, Atlanta, GA 30303

velkan@southerneducation.org

 

For questions contact: Katherine Dunn, Program Associate

Phone: 404.991.6764 Email: kdunn@southerneducation.org

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