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Chestatee Middle schooler earns community award

Lauren Chapman, a seventh-grader at Chestatee Middle School, received a national community service award from the Daughters of the American Revolution. Chapman placed first in the 6-12 age category in the nation for her outstanding work in the community and at Central Baptist Church.

Owens brothers receive advanced degrees recently

Todd Owens received his doctorate of physical therapy from the University of North Georgia at the commencement ceremony May 12. Greg Owens received his master’s degree in social work from the University of Georgia at the commencement ceremony May 10.

Todd Owens plans to take a position with the Advanced Medical as a traveling physical therapist.

Both men are the sons of Dr. Roger Owens and Marty Owens.

Breakfast with champs focuses on wellness

Health and physical education students at North Hall Middle School were treated to an early morning grab-and-go quick, healthy breakfast May 16, through a grant received through the Fuel Up to Play 60 program.

Students were filled with good nutrition and fitness training tips from local sports personalities Josh and Jon Mark Owings from Ozone Sports Institute. The two men discussed the importance of eating a healthy breakfast each morning. They also stressed the importance of fueling your body with foods that will last all day such as oatmeal, English muffins with an egg, or wheat toast with peanut butter.

In addition to making healthy food choices, the Owings’ brothers talked about setting goals and the sacrifices that come with some of these goals along the way.

Josh Owings reminded students "we learn from our failures, and how we respond to them is what helps shape our successes."

The breakfast was a way for students to ask questions about how the pros do it and realize nutrition and being physically fit can carry them a long way.


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