In a Lead Role

Elected to the highest office in the Future Farmers of America in 2020, Doster Harper points to a science fair project during his sophomore year in high school as the

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In Pursuit of the Common Good

An assistant professor of English at Oxford College, Sarah Higinbotham continues to work with state prisons to provide incarcerated men and women access to higher education. by Michelle Floyd Teaching

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Musical Genius

Influenced by the Isley Brothers, Janet Jackson and various other artists, Chadrick Thomas picked up the violin at the age of 9 and has drawn the bow across the strings

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Bridging the Gap

Amanda Bonilla stays busy breaking down barriers between the Arts Association in Newton County and the Spanish-speaking community. by Michelle Floyd Having grown up as a dancer in the Spanish-speaking

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One Mile at a Time

As the Newton County School System’s longest-tenured employees, bus drivers Joe and Shirley Flanigan have been transporting students to and from school for more than four decades. by Nat Harwell

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The Power of Pollination

As a state-certified beekeeper, Newton College and Career Academy agricultural education teacher Marcus Pollard plays a pivotal role in maintaining a healthy relationship between the public and the often-misunderstood honey

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Drama Club

More than two decades into its existence, Social Circle Theater’s doors remain open to a wide variety of age groups, interests and abilities as it continues to serve as a

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Threads of Compassion

Students Esther Adewumi and Julia Kolt founded the Crochet for a Cause Club at Newton College and Career Academy. Together, with the help of sponsor Kemily Pattillo, they have turned

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Lighting Paths

Newton Mentoring Inc. was founded more than a decade ago and carries on the legacy and vision of the late Judge Horace J. Johnson Jr. by providing individual support for

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