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Want to be a Fulton County principal for a day?

Want to be a Fulton County principal for a day?

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Think you've got what it takes to comfort a crying kindergartner? Manage the morning carpool?

Alpharetta teen named Davidson Fellow

Alpharetta teen named Davidson Fellow

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- One talented Alpharetta teen was recently recognized for his bright future in science.

Raja Selvakumar is one of only 18 students nationwide to be named a 2011 Davidson Fellow. The 16-year-old high school student will receive a $10,000 scholarship to further his research.

"Davidson Fellows, who are on the cutting edge of science, mathematics and technology, and at the forefront of music and literature, demonstrate the potential of America's next generation of innovative leaders," said Dr. Jan Davidson, co-founder of the Davidson Institute, which awards the scholarship money. "We applaud the tenacity of these gifted youth who embrace the challenge to succeed."

Selvakumar was honored for developing the Gastro Microbial Fuel Cell (GMFC), a cell that generates electricity.

BRIAN FRANK AMONG “BEST OF BEST” FINANCIAL ADVISORS ATTENDING BARRON’S WINNER’S CIRCLE TOP ADVISORS

BRIAN FRANK AMONG “BEST OF BEST” FINANCIAL ADVISORS ATTENDING BARRON’S WINNER’S CIRCLE TOP ADVISORS

ATLANTA, GA September 30, 2011 – Brian Frank, managing director at Premier Wealth Management Group of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, in April 2011, was one of several hundred financial advisors who were selected by their firms to attend the seventh-annual Barron’s Winner’s Circle Top Advisors Summit, hosted by Barron’s magazine to promote best practices in the industry and the value of advice to the investing public.  The invitation-only conference was held at the Waldorf Astoria, September 14-16 in Orlando, FL.

This exclusive conference is designed to promote best practices and generate new ideas across the industry.  Participants attended workshops, led by the Top 100 Financial Advisors, that explored current issues ranging from business development ideas through managing high-net-worth accounts and families to portfolio management and retirement planning.

15 Fulton students named National Achievement semifinalists

15 Fulton students named National Achievement semifinalists

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fifteen students in nine Fulton County high schools have been named semifinalists for one of the nation's most prestigious scholarships for African-American high school students.

These students hope to be counted among 1,300 finalists nationwide competing for 700 scholarships valued at $2,500 each. The finalists will be announced in January.

To become a semifinalist, an African-American students must score exceptionally high on the PSAT when he or she is a high school junior.

Top Tour Money Winners Help Make Big Moment

Top Tour Money Winners Help Make Big Moment

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. - Luke Donald and Charles Howell III are in the running for prize money running into the millions at the Tour Championship Presented by Coca Cola this week.

But before they hit the ball at Eastlake, they were a big hit earlier in the week with a young player just beginning competitive golf.  Donald, ranked number one in the world, and Howell were both in town a bit early for an outing on behalf of their club sponsor Mizuno. 

But they also took the time to share some thoughts with 12 year old Manny Wignall.  The young Atlantan just took up the game about a year ago. Mizuno and 11 Alive arranged to surprise Manny with a new set of clubs as a Random Act of Kindness.

85 North Fulton students named National Merit semifinalists

85 North Fulton students named National Merit semifinalists

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- A whopping 85 students in the Fulton County School System have been named semifinalists in the 57th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

These high school seniors will now compete nationally for 8,300 Merit Scholarship award, valued at about $34 million. Finalists will be named this winter, and winners will be announced in the spring.

To qualify for the prestigious scholarship, students must earn exceptionally high scores on the PSAT, which they take as high school juniors. In order to become finalists, the North Fulton semifinalists must maintain high GPAs, be endorsed by school leadership and earn SAT scores that confirm their earlier test performances. They must also fill out a detailed application and write a self-descriptive essay.

This year's Fulton County finalists are:

Alpharetta High
Jane R.

7 named to Deal's immigration review board

7 named to Deal's immigration review board

ATLANTA -- Seven people have been appointed to a newly created board to look into complaints about state and local officials failing to comply with state laws related to immigration.

The Immigration Enforcement Review Board was created by the state's tough new law targeting illegal immigration.

Appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal are Americans for Immigration Control spokesman Phil Kent, former Fulton County GOP chairman Shawn Hanley and lawyer Ben Vinson. Appointed by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle are Dallas Mayor Boyd Austin and Coweta County Sheriff Mike Yeager. Appointed by House Speaker David Ralston are lawyer Robert Mumford and Colquitt County Commissioner Terry Clark.

The board will have the power to investigate complaints, hold hearings, subpoena documents and witnesses, and take disciplinary action.