Westlake Lady Lions Receive Back-to-Back Championship Rings
Westlake High School’s Lady Lions received their back-to-back state basketball championship rings in a recent ceremony.
“We’ve had some great athletes and some great students who’ve come through our program,” Coach Hilda Hankerson said. “You don’t repeat state championships without having a strong core, a nucleus you can depend on to win that championship again.”
Westlake won their first-ever state championship in Georgia’s 7A division in 2018. The team compiled a record of 29-1. “This was our first championship,” Coach Hankerson said. “It was for everyone who ever played Westlake basketball.”
With laser-like focus, the team had its eye on a perfect season in 2019. Lady Lions from the 2018 championship team added a second ring to their fingers at the ceremony and had the gratification of knowing they achieved a perfect 30-0 record.
Coach Hankerson and Westlake Principal Jamar Robinson count FCS Athletic Director Dr. Steven Craft as one of their biggest supporters.
In addition to back-to-back state girls basketball championships, Coach Hankerson has the distinct honor of being the winningest coach in FCS.
South Fulton Branch Presented A Reading by Ethan Drake
A Universe of Stories: Storytime with Ethan Drake took place in July at the South Fulton Branch of the Atlanta-Fulton County Library. Ethan wrote, illustrated, and published his first book, Aoura. It is a fictional story about space explorers in a pretend universe. Drake is a young author that resides in South Fulton.
Horizon Theatre Presents the Southeastern Premiere of Sweet Water Taste
Horizon Theatre Company is continuing its 35th Anniversary Season with a production that packs more family drama than you will be able to stand! Sweet Water Taste, a new comedy from Gloria Bond Clunie, will hit the Little Five Points stage from July 12 – August 18, 2019.
“You won’t want to miss this story of two families, one black, one white – two branches of one family tree in North Carolina,” says Co-Artistic Director Lisa Adler. “Funny, irreverent and topical, Sweet Water Taste features some of Atlanta’s best actors and Horizon favorites. If you’ve loved previous summer productions from director Thomas W. Jones II (Blackberry Daze, Da’ Kink In My Hair, How Black Mothers Say I Love You), you’ll be thrilled with this Southern ensemble comedy.”
All hell (and a little bit of heaven) breaks loose when Elijah Beckford, a prominent southern black undertaker, approaches his wealthy white cousins, Charlie and Elizabeth Beckford, and demands to be buried in “the family cemetery.”
Arlington Welcomes New Principal Dr. Kelvin Griffin
Arlington Christian School, a private K4-12 educational institution located in Fairburn, is pleased to announce Dr. Kelvin Griffin as its new principal, beginning with the 2019-2020 year. Dr. Griffin is a veteran educator who has an impressive background in Administration/Educational Leadership and Curriculum Design. Dr. Griffin earned his undergraduate degree in Mathematics Education from CAU, his Master of Education degree in Middle Grades from Mercer University, and Ph.D. degree in Educational Leadership and Administration, General from Mercer University. Arlington has provided quality education in a Christian environment since 1959.
Mom of Millionaire Teen Hosted Raising A Mogul Business Summit
Raising A Mogul™ Brand Management & Consulting Firm proudly hosted its inaugural Raising A Mogul™ Family Business Summit in Atlanta in June. This unique event took place at the Four Points by Sheraton Atlanta Airport West and was dedicated to teaching parent managers how to help their entrepreneurial-minded children how to launch, scale and profit from their businesses. Tamara Zantell, CEO of Raising a Mogul™, LLC and mother of millionaire teen mogul, Zandra Cunningham of Zandra Beauty helped her 9-year-old daughter turn her kitchen table hobby into a million-dollar brand, and she now wants to teach other parent managers to do the same.
“In today’s technology-driven world, kids are smarter than their parents and they can easily turn their sharp skills into something financially productive if they are getting the right support by their parents,” says Zantell.
A summit like this has never been done before and they welcomed parent managers from across the nation to join us in Atlanta to share our knowledge with parents who may not know where to start.