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As part of a unit on government and presidents, first grade students at East Franklin Elementary School were assigned presidents to learn about.

On Monday, Presidents Day, the students dressed up as their president and presented some of the things they had learned.

First grade teacher Pam Owens said that the students always have a great time with the yearly activity, but added that most of them are more interested in the presidents’ favorite food or the name of their pet than in their politics.

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Southwestern Community College announced the President’s and Dean’s lists for Fall 2010. To earn the honor of President’s List students must achieve and maintain a 3.85 Grade Point Average. Students with a GPA between 3.50 and 3.84 earn the honor of the Dean’s List.

To be eligible for either honor, students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours of courses and not have any incomplete or failing grades.

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Macon Early College administrators, faculty and staff congratulate the following students for their academic achievements for the first semester of the 2010 - 2011 school year.

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CULLOWHEE – The Western Carolina University professor who founded the World Map Project for the Peace Corps is leading WCU students in updating a manual for the initiative, which is responsible for hand-painted world maps in more than 40 countries on five continents.

Barbara Jo White, an assistant professor of computer information systems at Western Carolina, was serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic in 1988 when she started thinking about paper maps and how they did not last long in the rainy, humid climate.

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