The City of Acworth reserves time during each meeting of the mayor and city council to honor outstanding students and school programs in the city community. Recent recognitions include:
• Acworth honored the North Cobb High School marching band for being named “Best High School Band” by WSB-TV viewers and Web page visitors! North Cobb High School principal Dr. Philip Page, band director Greg Williams, and assistant band director Scott Pannell and student leaders Anna Shelton and David Estrada were on hand to represent the band. The marching band will perform at Turner Field before an Atlanta Braves baseball game later this spring. The City of Acworth gave certificates of recognition to the representatives in attendance.
• Mayor Tommy Allegood recognized students from North Cobb’s Model United Nations program and adviser Jennifer Biddy. The group was honored for participating in the Georgia State University Model United Nations Conference Nov. 11-12, 2009, where 49 students represented four countries in a simulation of UN proceedings. More than 100 UN countries were represented by 30 to 40 schools from throughout north Georgia. The categories which the North Cobb High School students were recognized included; Outstanding Country – representing the country of Libya: Maria Hawkins, Natalie Castro, Jessica Webster, Alicia Kc, Rugaya Abaza, Alexandra Hughes, Alex Gallo, Michael Wolfe, Sarahi Zaldumbide; Honorable Mention Delegates: Ryan Edge – Security Council for Croatia, Alex Brouillette and Megan Peng – World Health Organization for Croatia, Alexandra Hughes – World Health Organization for Libya; Outstanding Delegates: Rugaya Abaza – Commission for Sustainable Development for Libya, Alex Gallo and Michael Wolfe – International Maritime Organization for Libya, Sarahi Zaldumbide – Security Council for Libya, and Eric Hearn and Allie Boggess – World Health Organization for Spain.
• The Acworth Tree Commission sponsored the Arbor Day Poster Contest at McCall Primary, Acworth Elementary and Frey Elementary. Representatives from the Parks and Recreation Department judged the posters. Approximately 50 posters were entered in the contest. Posters were divided by grades. The Acworth Tree Commission awarded 1st through 3rd place to each grade.
Thanks to the City of Acworth for taking time out of their busy meetings to honor outstanding Cobb students and educators.