Allison Williams, a fifth-grader at Euchee Creek Elementary, recently won second place in a statewide art competition. The contest, which is sponsered by The Jimmy Carter NHS Education Program, chose Allison's entry out of approximately 13,700 entries. The theme of the competition was Peanuts: Our World in a Nutshell. Allison traveled to Plains, Ga. to attend the annual Peanut Festival and received her award from former President Carter.
Mary Calkins, Miss Augusta Teen USA, will be competing for Miss Georgia Teen USA 2014. The Miss Georgia Teen USA pageant is the official preliminary to Miss Teen USA and is a Donald Trump and NBC Universal joint venture. It will be held Nov. 21-23 at the Woodland Performing Arts Theater in Cartersville, GA.Calkins, 15, is the youngest daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Joe B. Calkins, Jr. She is a high school sophomore at Veritas Christian Co-op, a cooperative education system that puts a modern twist on traditional homeschooling. After graduating high school, she hopes to attend the University of Georgia, where she plans to study business management or rehabilitation medicine.