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1CountyLineMarch2015MARCH2015NEWTOWNPARKSomethingforEveryoneSunnieMcWaltersRobbyNewtonBrandonAllenMaggieBarkerandKirkFranz CountyLineMarch2015www.CountyLineMagazine.net2NicoleTucker678.687.7700DarleneHamrock404.386.9231CngratulationstoOur2014TopProducersOver228000000inClosedSales10305MedlockBridgeRoadJohnsCreekGA30097770.622.3081www.harrynorman.comatlantanorthJoyJonesSeniorVicePresidentManagingBrokerRozGrady770.380.1963AnnWallin404.863.6653LynnMitchWieskopf678.410.0041JackieSpota770.841.8067KaycCarper404.626.1143KarenReynolds404.569.9521KellyKim678.464.4929BarbaraHall770.355.4918JulieKelly770.337.2571AnnNash770.680.6470StephanieHemond678.978.4243HeatherLee404.455.9506JudyRoberts770.656.1920ReneeStevens404.434.4476MaryEllenMacke404.310.5933ValerieNewsome678.591.3531CherylBridges770.316.3974PamAbernathy404.863.7724DawnTetro404.216.0884MargieSmith770.365.8886MelanieCarawan678.687.3261BirdGuio770.241.9842AnnJensen404.933.2876LisaHughes770.540.6777JudithSmith678.773.0319CngratulationstoOur2014TopProducersOver228000000inClosedSalesKimParmenter678.462.2246 3CountyLineMarch2015Itmaybetimeforyoutotakethatimportantsteptowardsahealthierandfullerlife.NorthsideHospitaliscelebrating30yearsofbariatricexcellencewiththecommitmenttohelpingpeoplebattleobesityandtakecontroloftheirlives.Callustolearnmoreaboutweightlosssurgeryandtakethatrststeptoahealthiernewyou.404845-5457I.NorthsideHospitaliscelebrating30yearsofbariatricexcellencewiththecommitmenttohelpingpeoplebattleobesityandtakecontroloftheirlives.Callustolearnmoreaboutweightlosssurgeryandtakethatrststeptoahealthieryou.Atlanta404845-5457Forsyth770292-4726northside.combariatricsLiveBetter.LiveHealthier. ContyLneMarch2015www.ContyLneMagazne.net4COVERSTORY16NEWTOWNPARKSomethingforEveryoneDEPARTMENTS6FromthePublisher22DayTrippinBarringtonHall28PaparazziBuSiNESSFOCuS24ChildrensHealthcareofAtlanta16 5ContyLneMarch2015FEATuRES8ServingCountryandCommunity10ForsythCountySchoolsPioneersinEducationalTechnology20FollowingtheRightPath26PreparingFutureBusinessLeadersCOuNTYLiNECOMMuNiTY12MedlockBridgeElementarySchoolisTrueBlue.15RotaryClubofJohnsCreekNorthFultonPresentsDonationstotheJohnsCreekArtsCenterandtheJohnsCreekSymphonyOrchestra29RiverwatchMiddleSchoolStudentsWinNationalAwardsat2015JuniorTheaterFestival30LocalClergyHonoredbyJohnsCreekCivitanClub2610820 CountyLineMarch2015www.CountyLineMagazine.net6ThisissuescoverstoryfeaturesNewtownParkinJohnsCreekthathassomethingforeveryonefromtoddlerstoseniorsanddogsofallsizesNewtownParkopenedin1999andbecamepartoftheCityofJohnsCreekin2006.Sincethenmanyadditionsandimprovementshavebeenmade.BesuretoreadaboutalltheamenitiesprogramsandeventsthatareavailableatNewtownPark.SteveBroadbentwaselectedtofllPost6ontheJohnsCreekCityCouncillastJuly.Hisbackgroundincludes22yearsofserviceintheU.S.Navyasuccessfulcareerinbusinessapost-graduateeducationanappointmentbyPresidentGeorgeH.W.Bushandadesiretoservehiscommunity.YoullbeimpressedwhenyoureadaboutStevewhoisalsoMayorPro-Tem.TheForsythCountySchoolsareanationalleaderineducationaltechnology.BesuretoreadabouthowandwhytheBringYourOwnTechnologyprogramstartedanddevelopedinschoolsinForsythCounty.AndifyourewonderinghoweverystudenthasadeviceandInternetaccessbesuretoreadabouttheBYOTFoundation.VolunteeringasachildrenshockeycoachchangedthecourseofEricAshtonscareerfromlawschooltoteachingandontoadministration.BesuretoreadabouthowhisupbringingandcareeropportunitieshaveenabledhimtosuccessfullyleadthestaffandstudentsasprincipalofDavesCreekElementary.LookingforsomethinginterestingtodoforthedayConsidervisitingBarringtonHalllocatedindowntownRoswell.Builtin1842andinhabitedbygenerationsoftheBarringtonKingfamilyuntil2003manypiecesoffurnitureartworkandobjectsthatbelongedtofamilymembersremaininthehome.ReadmoreaboutBarringtonHallinthisissuesDayTrippin.StudentsatSouthForsythHighSchoolarepreparingfortheirfuturecareersinbusinessbypartici-patinginleadershipopportunitiesserviceprojectsandcompetitionsasmembersoftheschoolsFutureBusinessLeadersofAmericachapter.Besuretoreadaboutthemanyaccomplishmentsofthesefuturebusinessleaders.The100thanniversaryofChildrensHealthcareofAtlantaisthebusinessfocusinthisissue.YoullbeamazedwhenyoureadhowwhenandwhereChildrensstartedhowithasgrownandthewiderangeoffacilitiesandservicesthattheyprovidetoover850000childrenayearCongratulationstoChildrensHealthcareofAtlantafor100yearsofdedicationtomakingkidsbettertodayandhealthiertomorrow.EnjoythephotosenjoythereadingandenjoythisissueofCountyLineRespectfullyJudyLeJeunePublisherFromthePublisher 7CountyLineMarch2015PublisherJudyLeJeuneSugarcaneJudyaol.com678-787-3551EditorialSugarcaneJudyaol.comAdvertisingSugarcaneJudyaol.com678-787-3551GraphicDesignSummertimeGraphicsWritersBrianDeRoseCindyLombardoConnieMaraPhotographyCourtesyofMedlockBridgeElementaryCourtesyofJohnsCreekCivitanClubCoverCoverStoryPhotographyJudyLeJeuneCourtesyoftheCityofJohnsCreekOntheCoverNEWTOWNPARKSomethingforEveryoneSunnieMcWaltersRobbyNewtonBrandonAllenMaggieBarkerKirkFranzCountyLineispublishedbySugarcaneCommunicationsLLC.NoadvertisingeditorialorphotographsinCountyLinemaybereproducedwithoutthepermissionofSugarcaneCommunicationsLLC.25386copiesofthisissueweredeliveredtoallthehomesandbusinessesintheeasthalfofJohnsCreekandSouthForsyth.CountyLine3651PeachtreeParkwaySuite222SuwaneeGA30024678-787-3551www.countylinemagazine.netForallyourskincareneeds3370PaddocksPkwySuwaneeGA30024Off141ClosetoBPGasStation3850PleasantHillRd.DuluthGA30096BetweenPeachtreeIndustrialBufordHighway3331HamiltonMillRd.Suite1106BufordGA30519AcrossfromtheKrogerShoppingCenterGabrielleM.SabiniMDCharlesJ.DouchyMDMatthewJ.ReschlyMDA.DamianDharMDStephanieS.GardnerMDAnjanaM.PatelPA-CSaraA.BarrPA-CStaceyOlivierPA-CKarlyKincaidPA-CNikkiOrciuch-PA-CAllBoArdCertifiedNorthAtlantaDermatologyAdultPediatricDermatology770.814.8222www.nam.cmDiagnosisTreatmentofSkinCancerTreatmentofSkinHairLossNailDiseasesAcneWartsMolesPsoriasisEczemaetc.VbeamVascularLaserforRosaceaandTreatmentofLegandFacialVeinsLaserHairRemovalAllSkinTypesSclerotherapyforFineLegVeinsBotoxDysportLatisseRestylaneRadiesseJuvedermSculptraPerlaneChemicalPeels CountyLineMarch2015www.CountyLineMagazine.net8SteveBroadbentwaselectedtoPost6ontheJohnsCreekCityCouncilinJuly2014.HebroughttothispositionacareerbackgroundinsalesmanagementandcommunicationsaMastersinPublicPolicyfromGeorgeWashingtonUniversityandaMastersinBusinessAdministra-tionfromtheUniversityofNorthCarolinaatChapelHilltwenty-twoyearsofserviceintheU.S.Navyfromwhichheretiredasacommanderandacom-mitmenttoservetheCityofJohnsCreek.TheU.S.NavyhasconsistentlyplayedapivotalroleinSteveslife.HisparentsmetwhileintheNavyduringWorldWarII.StevesfatherservedasanavalofceronadestroyerinthePacicandhismotherwascommissionedintherstofcersclassofWomenAcceptedforVoluntaryEmergencyServiceWAVES.Myparentsservicetoourna-tionduringWorldWarIIinspiredandmotivatedmetobecomeaNavyofcerfollowingcollegesaidSteve.MyfatherWarrenreceivedthePur-pleHeartandservedthenalyearsofthewaronanAdmiralsstaffinHawaii.MymomJeanwasamongtherstfemaleofcersinthewarandservedinaSanFranciscocommunicationscenter.Iwillalwaysbeincrediblyproudofthem.SteveattendedtheUniversityofVirginiaandgrad-uatedwithaBachelorofScienceinNuclearEngi-neering.HeaccomplishedthiswiththehelpofanROTCscholarship.FollowinggraduationheservedasacommunicationsofcerandnavigatorforthreeyearsonaNavydestroyerthatspentmostofitstimeontheRedSeaandPersianGulf.HethenservedasanaidetotheAdmiralthatledtheNavysshipbuildingprograminWashingtonDC.SteveleftactivedutyjoinedtheNavyReservesandbeganhisprivatesectorcareerwithATTinWashingtonDCasanationalaccountmanager.FurtherservinghisCountrywhileintheNavyRe-servesStevevolunteeredintheWhiteHouse.HerecallsMysevenyearsofservicetoPresidentGeorgeH.W.BushasanAdvanceRepresentativeisamongthehighlightsofmycareer.IplannedeventsforhiminlocationsrangingfromSaudiAra-biatoSanFranciscoandcountlessplacesinbe-tween.IwashonoredtostandasidePresidentandMrs.Bushduringthesemanyeventsastheyaretwoofthemosthumblepeopleyouwillevermeet.PresidentBushdenesthewordgentlemanandalwaystreatedeveryonehemetwiththeutmostofrespect.WhenGeorgeH.W.BushwaselectedbyJudyLeJeuneServingCountryCommunityand 9CountyLineMarch2015Presidentin1988heappointedSteveasaDeputyAssistantSecretaryattheU.S.DepartmentoftheTreasury.InthiscapacityStevewasresponsiblefortheTreasurysinformationtechnologystrategicplanning.DuringthistimeStevemetandmarriedhiswifeMaryataweddingofmutualfriends.SteveandMaryhavetwodaughters21-year-oldKateajuniorattheUniversityofNotreDameandnineteen-year-oldGraceafreshmanatFurmanUniversity.AsthegirlsweregrowingupStevedevotedwhattimehehadawayfromhiscareertotheirschoolandextracurricularactivities.Astheygrewolderhebegantocontributemoreofhistimetohiscommunity.Heservedasvice-chairoftheFultonCountyRepublicanParty.HebecameaboardmemberoftheJohnsCreekFoundation.In2012CommissionerLizHausmannappoint-edStevetotheDevelopmentAuthorityofFultonCounty.In2014StevebecamechairoftheJohnsCreekPublicSafetyFoundationthatprovidesnan-cialsupporttopoliceandredepartmentperson-nelinjuredorkilledinthelineofduty.FollowinghisserviceasDeputyAssistantSecre-taryfortheU.S.DepartmentoftheTreasuryStevewentbacktoworkforATTinLosAngelesasseniorexecutiveforWestCoastbusinessmarkets.In1999heacceptedapositionwithanexecutivebenetsconsultingrmandrelocatedtoJohnsCreek.In2011hepartneredwithotherstoformFulcrumPartners.AsamanagingdirectorStevespecializesinanalyzingthefundingandsecurityofnon-qualiedbenetprogramsforlargepubliclytradedandprivatelyheldcorporations.SteveisamemberoftheJohnsCreekVeteransAssociation.HedonatedabenchthatsitsattheentranceoftheJohnsCreekVeteransMemorialtohonorhisparents.StevespriorityforhisroleonCityCouncilispub-licsafety.TheCityofJohnsCreekwasfoundedformanyreasonsbutatthetopofthelistwasaneedtoimprovepoliceandreresponse.Iwillalwaysworktoensurethatthesedepartmentsareamongthebesthesaid.JohnsCreekisintheearlystagesofplanningforourCentralBusinessDistrict.Thisprojectiscriticaltotheobjectiveofdecreasingrelianceofresidentialpropertytaxes.Mynextpriorityistoexpandthenumberofparksandtoensurewehavethecorrectmixofamenitiesintheparks.Calltoscheduleanappointment770-676-720811180StateBridgeRd.Suite207JohnsCreek30022VisitourwebsiteDoctorsHearingCenterGA.comState-of-the-arthearinginstrumentsandassis-tivelisteningdevicesComplimentaryonsitemaintenanceandrepairsCompassionatepatient-focusedcareComprehensiveaudio-metricbalanceandvestibulartestingTinnitustreatmentandwaxremovalRobinS.AndrewsAudFAADoctorofAudiologyDr.Andrewsisaboard-certifeddoctoroaudiologywithover20yearsoexperience.Hisownhearinglosshelpshimempathizewithanyonesueringromhearingproblems.Heworkscloselywitheachpatientsprimary-carephysiciantoensurethattheirhearinghealthinormationisapartotheirmedicalflethroughaconsistenttimelyreportingsystem.Dr.Andrewsservicesinclude CountyLineMarch2015www.CountyLineMagazine.net10WalkintovirtuallyanyclassroomintheFor-sythCountySchoolsFCSdistrictandyouwillinevitablyseestudentsonsometypeoftechnology-infuseddevice.Forthoseoverthirtythismaystillcomeasashock.IntodayseducationalclimatethisisbecomingnotonlyanecessitybutintheForsythCountySchoolsdistrictitisthenorm.ThetermBYOTDstandsforBringYourOwnTechnol-ogyorDevice.FCSisrecognizedasanationalleaderwhenitcomestoeducationaltechnologywinningnumerousnationalawardsinrecentyears.BYOTDenteredcommonusearound2009whencorporateITcompaniesbeganencouragingemployeestobringtheirownpersonaltechnologytoconnecttothecom-panysnetwork.Theunderlyingbeliefwasthattheworkforcewouldbecomemoreefcientandthepol-icywouldhelpthecompanysbottomlinebysavingonhavingtoissuehardwareandsoftware.ItdidnttakelongbeforetheBYOTDmovementtrickleddowntoeducation.Asaneducationaltechnologypioneerin2010For-sythCountySchoolsbeganlookingoutsidetheboxinvestigatinga1-1approachbysupplyingeachstu-dentwithadevice.ButtherapidgrowthofthesystemwasmonopolizingthefundingsourcesandFCShadtolooktoothersolutionseventuallygivingbirthtotheBYOTpolicy.Thisnewpolicywaspilotedwithsevenschools.Thecountynoticedthatmorestudentsfromallschoolswerebringingtheirowndevicestoschoolandloggingontothenetwork.FCSwasabletoseethetypesofdevicesthatstudentswereusingwhichfurtherintriguedthesystemadministratorsfromarelativelynewtechnologyperspective.ABYOTcom-mitteewasformedatthedistrictleveltolookatBYOTinthesystemandtoconductsurveystoseewhattypesofdevicesandhowmanystudentswereusingtheminschool.Atthesametimethedistrictwaslookingathowandwhichdeviceswouldworkbestforlearningandinstruction.Asthecountywasexploringthisoptionacademiawastryingtogureouthowtomanagethesenewpersonaldeviceswhichwerebecomingsmallersmarterfasterandmoresophis-ticated.Theknee-jerkreactionineducationwastoconscatethestudentspersonaltechnologydeviceuntiltheendoftheday.EventuallythepolicingofthistypeofpolicybecametoomuchforsomeandmanyschoolsandsystemsbeganeasinguplettingtheinstructorsmaketheirownclassroompolicyregardingBYOT.Weweretryingtoincorporateandembracetech-nologyasaninstructionalinstrumentsaidMeghannFarmerFCSinstructionaltechnologyspecialist.TheBYOTmovementinthecountybegangainingtractionfromthepilotschoolsandtheschooladmin-byBrianDeRoseFORSYTHCOUNTYSCHOOLSPioneersinEducationalTechnology 11CountyLineMarch2015istratorsbegantoseepositiveresults.Morestu-dentswerebecomingengagedininstructionbyus-ingtheirdevicesatafasterratesaidRuthAllenForsythCountyi3ProjectITS.ForsythCountyschooladministratorswerenttheonlyonestakingnotice.In2011theweeklyqueriesintoFCS-BYOTfromotherschoolsbecamesonumerousthatthecountybeganitsrstofmanyBYOTtours.AccordingtoMeghannThetoursbroughtineducatorsfromalloverthecountrytowitnesshowweintegratetechnologyintodailyinstruction.Amongthosetouringweresystemadministratorsschooladministratorsteachersandevenlocalbusinesspartners.Manyschoolsystemshavecometothetoursandgainedanewperspec-tiveonusingeducationaltechnologyinparticulartheapproachtostudentdevices.SuchwasthecasewithHoustonCountySchoolsGeorgiawhocameforthetourandimmediatelyimplementedtheForsythBYOTmodel.InadditiontoHoustonCountyseveralotherlargesystemshavealsoimplementedtheBYOTpolicy.WiththeliberalaccesstoBYOTthatFCSstudentshaveunfortunatelynoteverystudenthasaccesstoadevice.ThatswheretheForsythCountyBYOTFoundationcomesintoaction.TheFoundationisanindependentlyrunnon-protgroupwhosemissionisdedicatedtoprovidingdevicestostudentswhomaynothaveaccesstosuchtechnology.TheBYOTFoun-dationwasformedin2013byJimMorrowaself-de-scribedtechgeekandhiswifePeggy.In2013theFoundationraised30000forstudentdevicesandover50000in2014.AlargeportionofthosefundswenttopurchasingKajeetwhichprovidedroughly120Forsythfamilieswithinternetaccess.Wethinkeverystudentinthecountyshouldhaveaccesstoadeviceandtheinternet.ThatswhywestartedtheFoundation.ItsourpassionandagreatwaytogivebacktothecommunitysaidPeggyMorrow.Inad-ditiontothefundingtheFoundationalsoorganizesaDonateaDeviceProgramwheremembersofthecommunitycandonateoldermodeldevicesthatarewipedandrefurbishedtobelaterusedforstudents.ThetechfuturecontinuestolookbrightforForsythCountySchools.Plansarealreadyinplacetoupdatecurrentschoolinfrastructuresandkeepdigitalin-structiononthecuttingedge. CountyLineMarch2015www.CountyLineMagazine.net12MedlockBridgeElementarySchoolMBESinJohnsCreekwasnameda2014NationalBlueRibbonSchoolarecognitiongivenbytheU.S.DepartmentofEducationtohonorschoolswithsuperioracademicperformance.TheschoolisamongGeorgiashighestrankingschoolsandwastheonlypublicschoolinFultonCountytoreceivethishonor.MBEScelebratedwithalivebroadcastfromU.S.Educa-tionSecretaryArneDuncan.Parentsdecoratedtheschoolsexteriorwithbluestreamersandribbonstiedtotreesinthecarpoollane.FultonCountySchoolsSuperintendentDr.RobertAvossastoppedbytojoininonthedecorat-ing.MedlockBridgePrincipalTiffanyHutchensandMediaCenterSpecialistLeighMartinattendedatwodayawardsceremonyinWashingtonD.C.andreceivedaplaqueandaagfortheschooltosignifytheirexemplarystatus.InNovemberMBESheldaBlueRibboncelebrationforsev-eraldistinguishedguests.Dr.JohnBargeSuperintendentofSchoolsfortheStateofGeorgiaspoketostudentsstaffandparents.MedlockBridgeisknownforappreciatingboththeethnicdiversityofitsstudentbodyandcelebratingtheuniqueneedsofitsspecialeducationstudents.Theirmissionistoeducateandinspireallstudentstobelifelonglearners.MedlockBridgeElementarySchoolisTrueBlue.AboveLeftMalissaColemanoftheU.S.DepartmentofEducationPrincipalTiffanyHutchinsAboveRightSuperintendentDr.RobertAvossacelebrateswithblueribbon.EQUALHOUSINGOPPORTUNITY 13CountyLineMarch2015CHILDRENSRADIOLOGYATWEBBBRIDGE3155NORTHPOINTPARKWAYALPHARETTA2015ChildrensHealthcareofAtlantaInc.Allrightsreserved.Otherradiologycentersmighttreatkidsbuttheydonttreatthemthewaywedo.AtChildrensHealthcareofAtlantaourtechnologyandprotocolsallowustoreducetheamountofradiationyourchildisexposedtobyupto50.Thatsabigdifferenceandanotherreasonwhywerededicatedtoallbetter.Learnmoreatchoa.orgradiology.IFYOUDONTSEEHOPEWILLITSNOTCHILDRENSRADIOLOGY. CountyLineMarch2015www.CountyLineMagazine.net14YourLandscapingisPartofYourHomeLiveinitJohnsCreekSouthForsythsPremierGardenandFarmCenterWehaveitalltodoityourselforhaveusdeliverandinstallAddarepitreplacepatioordecksodowerbedscorrectdrainageproblemsorremodelyourpool.Enjoylivinginyourbackyardandbeproudofyourhomescurbappeal.Wehaveover26yearsofaddingvaluetoyourlandscape.Callforanestimate770-886-0402www.RQLinc.comSecondLocationoGA400inDawsonville706-216-1936BROWNMULCHRIVERROCKBERMUDAZOYSIASODREDMULCHSodHardwoodColoredMulchPineStrawTopSoilBouldersRiverSandCrossTiesSteppingStonesGravelRocks770-844-19371732PeachtreeParkwaywww.agls.us 15CountyLineMarch2015TheRotaryClubofJohnsCreekNorthFultonpresentedchecksfor1125totheJohnsCreekArtsCenterandtheJohnsCreekSymphonyOrchestraonFebruary4th.TheeventwasheldattheJohnsCreekArtsCenter.TheArtsCenterandSymphonyarebothvitaltoourcommu-nitysaidBevMillerpresidentoftheRotaryClubofJohnsCreekNorthFulton.Providingfundingforlocalprojectsrelatedtoeducationandtheartsisanidentiedareaoffocusinourstra-tegicplan.TheSymphonyandArtsCenterarevaluableassetstoourcommunityandourclubisthrilledtosupportthesetwoorganizationsinanywaywecan.TheRotaryClubofJohnsCreekNorthFultonassistsorganiza-tionssuchasthelocallibrariesschoolsandmilitaryfamilies.TheclubalsosupportsHabitatforHumanityawarenessofhu-mantrafckingaswellasRotaryInternationalsglobalinitia-tivestoeradicatePolioandbringcleandrinkingwatertopeopleinless-developedcountriesintheworld.TheymeeteachWednesdayatnoonattheAtlantaAthleticClub.Formoreinformationabouttheclubcall678-824-2403oremailinfoRotaryJohnsCreek.com.RotaryClubofJohnsCreekNorthFultonPresentsDonationstotheJohnsCreekArtsCenterandtheJohnsCreekSymphonyOrchestraEducatingchildrenages18months-15yearsinanauthenticMontessorienvironmentfocusedonfosteringindependenceasenseofcommunityandglobalawarenessineachandeverychild.MontessoriTeachestheWorld.CalltoTourmontessoriacademygeorgia.comMontessoriAcademyatSharonSprings2830OldAtlantaRd770-205-6277MontessoriatVickery6285PostRoad770-777-9131TwoCampusesinCummingVCNorthAtlantaVascularClinicVeinCenterUthanVivekMDFACSFRCSUKBoardCertifedVascularSurgeonVaricoseVeinsP.A.D.AneurysmCarotidDiseaseDiabeticFootLegUlcerLegPain1-800-VEIN-DOCwww.navascularclinic.com6300HospitalPkwySte375JohnsCreek407EastMapleSte101Cumming770.771.5260ProvidingOptimumVascularTreatment CountyLineMarch2015www.CountyLineMagazine.net16KirkFranzBrandonAllenMaggieBarkerRobbyNewtonandSunnieMcWalters 17CountyLineMarch2015In1929NewtownElementarySchoolwasbuiltonlandatthecrossroadsofOldAlabamaandHaynesBridge.Behindandtothewestoftheschoolwere52acresoflandthathadbeenindicatedasafutureparkonaFultonCountymap.In1990inanefforttopersuadetheFultonCountyBoardofCommis-sionerstopurchasethelandandbuildtheparkagroupofparentsformedTheFriendsofNewtownPark.AsaresultoftheeffortsofthiscommunityadvocacygrouptheCountyacquiredthelandandin1997thecommissionersapprovedfundingforPhaseIconstruction.NewtownParkofciallyopenedtothepublicinMay1999.OnDecember12006theparkbecamepartofthenewlyformedCityofJohnsCreek.Sincethenmanyimprovementsandadditionshavebeenmade.CitizensareconstantlytellingushowimpressedtheyarewithhowmuchhasbeendonetoimprovetheparksinceitbecamepartoftheCityofJohnsCreeksaidRecreationManagerKirkFranz.AdditionalparkinghasbeenaddedadogparkParkPlaceatNewtownSchoolwasrenovatedtoserveseniorsandanincredibleamphitheaterwasbuiltin2014.Theseandmanyotherimprove-mentshavemadetheparkanevenmoreusefulandenjoyableplaceforevery-oneinJohnsCreek.TheteamthatkeepsNewtownParksuchawell-runamenityforJohnsCreekiscomprisedofParksDivisionManagerRobbyNewtonwhoisinchargeofmain-tenanceofthefacilitiesandparkimprovementsRecreationManagerKirkFranzwhoisinchargeofprogrammingandsportsactivitiesRecreationProgramCo-ordinatorSunnieMcWalterswhoworkswithKirktoimplementprogramsandactivitiesBrandonAllenwhoisthedirectorofthesportsprogramsandVol-unteerCoordinatorMaggieBarkerwhoisinchargeofprogramsandactivitiesatParkPlace.TodayNewtownParkhassomethingforeveryonewithtwomilesofwalkingjoggingtrailsasmalllakethreemulti-purposeathleticeldstwobasketballcourts13picnicpavilionsandsixtenniscourts.Inadditiontotheseamenitiesthereareprogramsandfacilitiesthatserveeveryonefromchildrentoseniors.byJudyLeJeuneNEWTOWNPARKSomethingforEveryone CountyLineMarch2015www.CountyLineMagazine.net18NewtownRecreationAwiderangeofsportsprogramslacrosseagfootballsoccerbaseballtennisbas-ketballandsummercampprovidepositiveexperiencestochildrenfromtotstoteen-agers.ThemissionofNewtownRecreationistoincreasethequalityoflifebyprovidingpositivesportsexperiencesforallchildrencoachesandparents.NewtownRecreationisaself-supportedself-sustainingnon-protathleticorganizationthatprovidessportsforthecommunitythroughanagreementwiththeCity.KidswholiveahealthylifestyleandplaysportsarebetterstudentsandarelesslikelytododrugssaidNewtownRec-reationDirectorBrandonAllen.OuremphasisisonlearningtobepartofateamandtoservethekidsinJohnsCreekthroughsports.IfeelfortunatethatNewtownRecreationhasanagreementwiththeCitytoprovidethesesportsopportunitiesandtobeabletoworkwithKirkandRobby.AmphitheaterIn2012planswereinplacetobuildanamphitheaterintheparktoprovideavenueforCity-sponsoredandlarge-groupevents.Inearly2013JohnsCreekCityCouncilmembersreturnedfromaretreatwitharequesttoaddastageandterracedseating.ThePublicWorksmanagementteambrainstormedtoincreasethesizeandscopeoftheamphitheatersaidRobbyNewton.Theexpecta-tionsoftheCityofJohnsCreekwerehighandtheteamsgoalwastoexceedthecommunitystandardwhichIamcondenttheydid.The10600square-footamphitheateropenedinJune2014.SincethenCity-sponsoredeventsincludingfourconcertswereheldtherelastyear.Ascheduleofconcertsforthisyearwillbeannouncedsoon.TheamphitheaterisattractivelydesignedwithstackedstoneandSouthernpineandcoversanareathatcanseat400.Theter-racedgrassareacanaccommodate1500.CommunityGardenThroughanagreementbetweentheCityandtheJohnsCreekGar-denAssociationJCGAthereare41bedsintheparkforresidentstoplantandgrowvegetablesherbsandowers.Eachbedis4x8feetx8incheswithsomebedsraisedtoacomfortableheightforseniors.MembershipintheJCGAandanadditionalsmallfeearerequiredtoreserveabed.GardenersprovidetheirownseedsorplantsandtheCityprovideswaterusage.Thegardenbeganasacommunityserviceprojectbythe2010classofLeadershipJohnsCreek.DreamDogParkNewtownParkhassomethingforeveryoneincludinglocaldogs.Theone-acreparkopenedin2011withseparateareasforlargeandsmalldogssprinklersforthedogstoplayinonthosehotdaysofsummertunnelsbridgesandobstaclecourses.Itsagreatplacefordogstorunfreeandsocialize.PhotoscourtesyoftheCityofJohnsCreek 19CountyLineMarch2015ProgramsandSpecialEventsAmongthemanyprogramsofferedforyouthandadultstherearetnessclassesintheCommunityClubhouseforadultsages16andupandsummerLegoCampforagesveto11.SpecialeventsincludetheNorthFultonGoldenGamesPup-a-PaloozaMoviesatNewtownParktheFarmersMarketPublicWorksDayandtheFallFamilyFestival.NewtownParkisagreatplaceforallstylesofpark-goerstoenjoy.OvertheyearsIvebeenabletocoordinateavarietyofspecialeventsandprogramsforallagesthatencourageanengagedcommunityandawaytostayactivewhichIbelieveareveryimportantcomponentstoahealthycommunitysaidSunnieMcWalters.ParkPlaceatNewtownSchoolIn2010arehabilitationprojectbegantoconvertthelongabandonedNewtownSchoolbuildingintoanactivecenterforJohnsCreeksseniorcommunity.ParkPlaceatNewtownSchoolofciallyopenedinJuly2011offeringavarietyofactivitiesclassesclubsandaplaceforseniorstosocializewitholdandnewfriends.DaytripshavebecomeafavoriteandhaveincludedatourofNorthGeorgiawineriesandatriptoOaklandCemetery.TherecentadditionofovernighttripsincludedatriptoSavannahandtoTheBiltmoretoseeitdecoratedforChristmas.SinceopeningthreeyearsagotheprogramsandactivitiesofferedhavegrownandthosewhotakeadvantageofwhatParkPlacehastoofferhavegrownaswell.VolunteerCoordinatorMaggieBarkercommentedonthegrowthsayingTheresnobettertimethannowtobeapartofthecommunityofseniorsparticipatingintheprogramsandactivitiesatParkPlace.Overthepastthreeyearswehavecontin-uedtogrowandaddmorevarietytotheprogramsweoffer.ItsanexcitingtimetobepartoftheteamthatisbringinggreatprogramstotheseniorsinJohnsCreek.JohnsCreekVeteransAssociationTheJohnsCreekVeteransAssociationJCVAisopentoalllocalveteransofanybranchoftheU.S.military.TheymeetonthefourthWednesdayofeachmonthatParkPlace.OnNovember72014therewasadedicationandagraisingfortheJohnsCreekMemorialWalklocatedonfouracresinNewtownPark.TheMemorialWalkfeaturesalandscapedtrailwithblackgranitemarkerscommemoratingeverymajorconictfromWorldWarIforward.EachmemorialhasthenameandyearsoftheconictaswellasitsrespectivecampaignsServiceMedal.TheentrancehasagsfromeachbranchoftheU.S.MilitaryandtheCityofJohnsCreek.JohnsCreeksMayorMikeBodkersaidofNewtownParkFromitssportseldsrstclassdogparkcommunitygardenParkPlaceseniorcenterandamphitheatertoitsunequaledveteransmemorialwalkNewtownParkrepresentsthebestinwhatanactivecommunityparkcanoffertoourcitizensofallages.AsasuccessfulmodelNewtownalsofosterseconomicdevelopmentopportunitiesforthesurroundingcommunitiesandcreatesaplacewherefriendsandfamiliescangatherforavarietyofinterests.ProgramsareopenforenrollmenttoresidentsofJohnsCreekandthosefromsurround-ingcommunitiesforanadditionalnominalfee.Specialeventsareopentoall.NewtownParkislocatedat3150OldAlabamaRoad.Formoreinformationvisitjohnscreekga.govservicesparksparksnewtown.aspxorcall678-512-3200. CountyLineMarch2015www.CountyLineMagazine.net20EricAshtonisatagreatplaceinhislife.HeisalovinghusbanddevotedfatherofthreechildrenacoachandtheprincipalofDavesCreekElementary.Ifheisnotwalkingtheschoolhallshecanbefoundcoachinghisdaughtersfastpitchsoftballteamorinattendanceathischildrensgymnasticandwrestlingmeets.BalancingworkandfamilylifeseemeffortlessforPrincipalAshton.EricbeganhisrstveyearsoflifeinabluecollarsuburbofRochesterNewYork.AfterhisfatherleftthefamilyEricmovedwithhismotherandbrothertotheinnercityofRochester.Earlyonhewasin-spiredbyhissinglemotherwhoworkedthreejobstosupportthem.Itisthisworkethicthatcontin-uestomotivatehimtoday.Ericsfondestchild-hoodmemoriesareofplayingpondhockeywithhisbrother.ItwastheopportunitytoattendMcQuaidJesuitCatholicHighSchoolacollegepreparatoryschoolwhichsethimonthecourseforsuccess.AftergraduatinghighschoolEricwenttocollegeandplayedicehockeyatCanisiusCollegeinBuffaloNewYork.HenishedatSUNYBrockportearninghisBachelorsdegreeinHistoryandsethissightsonattendinglawschool.ThesummeraftertakingtheLSATexamchangedhislife.EricparticipatedintheLiteracyVolunteersofAmericaprogramandvolunteeredasachildrenshockeycoach.ItwasatthispointinmylifethatIrealizedIenjoyedwork-ingwithchildren.ThegearsswitchedandmycareerpathchangedtoteachingbecauseIfeltthatitwasacareerinwhichIcouldmakeadifferenceandbehappyhesaid.Theplanofbecomingateacherwentfullspeedahead.EricgraduatedfromNazarethCollegeinRochesterwithaMastersdegreeinEducationwithaconcentrationinSpecialElementaryEducation.HisnextstepwastomovetotheSouthtoanareathatprovidedgrowthandopportunityforhisnewcareer.IhavealwaysbeenaGeorgiaBulldogsfansoitwaseasytomovehereherecalls.Ericac-ceptedapositionasaspecialeducationteacherinFultonCounty.Afterfouryearshefeltaneedtoaccomplishmore.Iwantedtomakeabiggerim-pactonalargernumberofkidsheexplained.EriccompletedaCerticateinEducationalLeadershipandanEducationSpecialistdegreeattheUniversityofGeorgiainpreparationtogointoadministration.DuetothepopulationexplosionofForsythCountyEricwasabletoexperienceworkinginseveralFor-sythCountyschools.Hewastheassistantprin-cipalatChattahoocheeElementaryDavesCreekElementaryVickeryMiddleSchoolandthenspentoneyearasprincipalatSawneePrimary.Workingindifferentschoolshelpedmetolearnhowtoeas-byConnieMaraFOLLOWINGTHERIGHTPATH 21CountyLineMarch2015ilyadapttoachangingschoolsystemhestated.ForsythCountycontinuedtoredistrictandbuildnewschoolsandtheopportunitybecameavailableforErictobecometheprincipalofDavesCreekElemen-tary.TheschoolhasbeenfortunatetohaveEricastheirprincipaloverthepasteightyears.Thecommunityisawareofhissuccess.Hisachievementsareduetocontinuallymeetingthehighexpectationshesetsforhisschool.AsaresultDavesCreekreceivedtheGeorgiaSchoolofExcellenceAwardin2009andNationalBlueRibbonStatusin2013.EricgivescreditforhisleadershipskillstomentorCindySalloumwhomheworkedwithatChatta-hoocheeElementarySchool.HestatedIlearnedmorefromCindyinoneyearthanIcouldhavelearnedfrommanyothereducatorsinveyears.Shetaughtmehowtopushtoreachthepinnacleofsuccess.Ericconsidershisgreatestleadershipstrengthtoberecruitingexcellentstaff.Ihireout-standingteachersthatwillworkcollaborativelytoachievesuccess.ThephilosophybehindEricsleadershipstyleistoaskforinputfromallhisteachersandnotmicromanage.Teachersrespecthimbecausehevaluestheiropinionsandconsiderstheirideasbeforemak-ingdecisions.HecontinuestoleadDavesCreekfromateachersprospectiveandcreatesanurtur-ingenvironmentbyoperatingtheschoolasafamilyunit.Hepracticesanopendoorpolicyonadailyba-sis.StaffisencouragedtobalancefamilyandworkandduringtheholidayshetellsteachersStayawayfromschoolandbewithyourfamily.Hismes-sageoftruefamilyvaluesresonateswiththestaff.EricisreadytohandlefuturechallengestheschoolmayfacewiththecontinuinggrowthofForsythCounty.Therearecurrently1202studentsatDav-esCreekandEricisalreadypreparedforincreasedenrollment.Hispreviousworkexperienceshavemadehimeasilyadaptabletochange.Itisnothardtoseethatbecomingaprincipalwastheperfectca-reerpathforEricasheprofessedIfyoulovewhatyoudoitdoesntfeellikeajob.BoardCertiedPediatricDentistOneDoctorPracticeChildrenofAllAgesTreatedParentsWelcomeinTreatmentAreasIn-NetworkwithMostInsurancesLowRadiationDigitalX-raysSedationSpecialNeedsDentistry678-822-981810475medlockbridgeroadsuite501johnscreekwww.pdJohnsCreek.com CountyLineMarch2015www.CountyLineMagazine.net22Inlessthan30minutesyoucanstepintoahomethatwilltakeyoubackintime173years.BarringtonHallisoneofthreehistorichousesindowntownRo-swellthatareknownastheSouthernTrilogyofhistorichomestheothersBullochHallandtheSmithPlanta-tionarelocatednearby.BarringtonHallwasbuiltin1842byBarringtonKingwhohadmovedhisfamilyfromDarienGeorgiatothenewlyformedcolonyofRoswellin1838.BarringtonalongwithhisfatherRoswellKingwasinstrumentalinthedevelopmentofRoswellthatincorporatedintoFultonCountyin1854.Intheearly1830sRoswellKingcametoNorthGeorgiaonaninvestigativetripanddiscoveredtheareawheretheChattahoocheeRiverandVickeryCreekconverged.HesawthepowerpotentialoftheserushingwaterspurchasedlandtherefromthosewhohadobtaineditduringalandlotteryreturnedwithtwoofhissonsBarringtonandRalphandbuilttheRoswellManufacturingCompany.BarringtonKingwaspresidentoftheRoswellManufacturingCompanyuntilhisdeathin1866.In1864RoswellwasoccupiedbyUniontroopsandtheKingfamilyleftbeforetheoccupationandre-turnedafterthewar.SoonafterreturningBarringtonwasinjuredbyhishorseanddied.BarringtonandhiswifeCatharinehadtwelvechildren.OftheirthreedaughtersonlyoneEvalivedtobeanadult.EvamarriedReverendWilliamE.Bakerinthepar-lorofBarringtonHallin1856andtheylivedinVirginiauntil1883whentheyreturnedtoBarringtonHalltocareforCatharine.Whenshepassedawayin1887EvaandWilliampurchasedthehome.Evalivedthereuntilshediedin1923.ThehomewasthenpurchasedbyEvasgranddaughtersEvelynandKatharineSimpsonin1929.NeitherofthemmarriedandtheydedicatedtheirlivestoensuringthepreservationofBarringtonHall.Evelyndiedin1960andKatharinelivedoninthehouseuntilherdeathin1995.ThehomethenpassedontoLoisSimpsonwhowasKatharinesadopteddaughter.In2002LoissoldthehousetoherclosefriendSarahWin-nerwhocreatedalivingtrusttoallowLoistoliveouttheremainderofherlifeinBarringtonHall.Loispassedawayin2003.Sarahhadbeenrenovatingthehousetokeepitasaprivatehomebutin2005sheandherhus-bandsoldittotheCityofRoswell.BarringtonHallthenbecamethethirdhistorichomeownedbytheCityandcompletedtheSouthernTrilogy.ThisGreekRevivalhomesitsonsevenacresandfea-turesabeautifulantebellumgardenthatisopentothepublic.WiththreegenerationstheKingsBakersandSimpsonslivinginthehomeuntilafewyearsbeforeitwassoldtotheCityofRoswellmanyofthepiecesoffurnitureandartthatbelongedtothefamilyremaininthehouse.Afewoftheroomsthathavefamilybelong-ingsarebyJudyLeJeuneBarringtonHallDayTrippin 23CountyLineMarch2015FamilyParlorUsedasaninformalreceptionareaforclosefriendsandfami-lytogatherthisroomhasmanyportraitsoffamilymembers.KingRoomThiswasthemasterbedroomofBarringtonandCatharineKing.MostofthefurnitureinthisroomcamewithBarringtonandCatharinewhentheymovedtoRoswellfromDarienGeorgiain1838.ThesofaatthefootofthebedbelongedtoRoswellKing.Thecribinthisroomwasusedbyall12ofBarringtonandCatharineschildren.BakerRoomThiswasthebedroomofEvaandWilliamBakerwholivedinthehousefrom1883to1923.WhenEvaandWilliammovedtoBarringtonHallfromStrauntonVirginiatocareforCatharineallthefurnitureinthisroomcamewiththem.DiningRoomThediningtableistheoriginalfromGreatOaksthehomeofBarringtonssisterCatherineandherhusbandReverendPratt.ThesilvercoffeeservicewasaweddinggifttoEvaandWilliamBakerfromthePratts.ThetableissetwithobjectsfromallthegenerationsthatinhabitedBarringtonHall.PlatesandsilverarefromtheBarringtonKingsbutterpatsandglassesarefromtheBakersanddessertbowlsandplacematsarefromtheSimpsons.BarringtonHallisopentotourMondaytoSaturdayfrom10amto3pmandonSundayfrom1to3pm.EntrancefeesareAdults8Seniors7andChildren6-126.Avarietyofcookingandinstructionalclassesareoffered.DiningRoomFamilyParlorBakerRoomKingRoomYouveWorkedHardforWHatYouHave.YoushoulddecidewhathappenstoyourassetsnowANDwhenyouregone.InterestedinlearningmoreWeinviteyoutoattendaneStatePLaNNINGWorkSHoPSPaCeISLIMItedCall770.822.2723toreserveyourspot11555MedlockBridgeRdSte100JohnsCreekGA30097234LuckieStreetLawrencevilleGA30046www.LetsTalkEstatePlanning.comNoCostorObligationtoAttend.HeldonThursdaysfrom6to8pmonMarch51219and26 CountyLineMarch2015www.CountyLineMagazine.net24ChildrensHealthcareofAtlantaistheonlyhealthcaresysteminGeorgiathathasimprovedthelivesofchildrenbyprovidingthespecialcaretheyneedfor100years.TheChildrensheritagebeganin1915whenanorthopaedicsurgeonnamedMichaelHokedecidedtodonateservicesoutoftworentedcottageswith20patientbedsinDecaturGa.establishingtheScottishRiteConvalescentHomeforCrippledChildren.ThesystemshumblebeginningsalsofeaturetheestablishmentofHenriettaEglestonHospitalforChildrenin1928whichpioneeredprogramsinpediatriccareandHughesSpaldingPavilionin1952whichservedAfricanAmericansandprovidedatrainingfacilityforAfrican-AmericandoctorsatatimewhennosuchhospitalexistedinAtlanta.ThroughthegenerosityandvisionofmanyphysiciansstaffandcommunitymembersChildrensHealthcareofAtlantanowhasthreeFor100yearsChildrensHealthcareofAtlantahasbeen100percentdedicatedtokids.TheScottishRiteMasonsraisedfundstoopentheScottishRiteConvalescentHomeforCrippledChildrenin1915.MargaretBodekerR.N.M.P.H.directorofnursingfrom1959until1970readstopatientsatEgleston. hospitalsand25neighborhoodlocationsthroughoutmetroAtlantaincludingMarcusAutismCenterserveskidsfromall159countiesinGeorgiaandhasmorethan850000patientvisitseachyear.Todayitisrecognizedasoneofthetoppediatrichealthcareinstitutesinthecountry.Whileotherhealthcarefacilitiesmightofferapediatricdepartmentpediatricshasbeentheironlyfocusfor100years.Theirhistoryisoneofbreakthroughsmilestonesandachievementsthathavepositionedtheorganizationasanationalleaderinpediatriccare.Offeringaccesstomorethan60pediatricspecialtiesrangingfromsportsmedicineandradiologytocardiacandtransplantservicesChildrenshasachievednationalrecognitionthroughgroundbreakingclinicalrstsresearchandadvancements.TheAacCancerBloodDisordersCenteroneofthetoppediatriccancerfacilitiesinthecountryincludesthenationslargestpediatricsicklecellprogram.AndtheMarcusAutismCenterisoneofthreeNationalInstitutesofHealthAutismCentersofExcellenceintheUnitedStates.EverythingaboutChildrensisdesignedjustforkidsbutthereismoretotreatingachildthanpediatricspecialtiesandsuperiorclinicalcare.Intheearly1900sChildrenswasamongthersthospitalstodirectlyinvolveparentsintheirchildscarebeginningwithapolicyofallowingparentstospendthenight.Childrenshealingenvironmentcaresfortheentirefamilybyofferingfamily-centeredcareandsupportserviceslikechaplainschildlifespecialistsfamilylibrarieson-siteteachersandeventherapydogs.Since1915patientsandtheirfamilieshaveimpactedthelivesofChildrensphysiciansnursesandstaff.TheteamofcaregiversatChildrenssharesinthejoyofeverymilestonereachedbytheirpatients.Childrensisdedicatedtomakingkidsbettertodayandhealthiertomorrow.CommunitywellnesscampaignslikeStrong4LifehighlighttheircommitmenttothehelpGeorgiafamiliesdeveloplifelonghealthyhabits.AstheymarkacenturyofcaringforkidsChildrensisjustbeginning.Theiraimistoensurechildrenhaveaccesstothespecializedcaretheyneedtomakethemfeelbetterfasterandensureahealthyfutureforgenerationstocome.ToreachthisgoalChildrensisexpandingandbringingtogethercommunitypediatricianstobuildasystemofintegratedcarejustforkids.Theirhistoryismorethandatesbuildingsandadministrativedecisions.Atitscoretheorganizationisaboutthekidsandfamiliestheytreatthedonorsandvolunteerswhoprovidesupportandthededicatedstaffdoctorsandnurses.Since1915nooneinGeorgiahascaredformorekidsthanChildrens.TolearnmoreaboutthehistoricmomentsthatmakeupChildrenshistorypleasevisitchoa.org100years.PatientsposewithnursesattheScottishRiteConvalescentHomeforCrippledChildrenwhichopenedin1915.3-year-oldLaurawasEglestonsfrsthearttransplantpatientin1988. CountyLineMarch2015www.CountyLineMagazine.net26FBLAOfcersandTeacherSponsorToprowPratikNallamotuScottBuckMindyDemarsRhidikaZakariaMichaelKomornikSittingPresidentRaevenWhiteldTeacherSponsorJamesOConnorHarinaSomasundaramTheFutureBusinessLeadersofAmericaFBLAchapteratSouthForsythHighSchoolSFHSrecentlyexperiencedrejuvenation.Afterape-riodofdormancyastheschooltransitionedduetore-districtingFBLAralliedparticipationlastschoolyearandhasgrownto163activestudentmembers.FBLAmergeseducationwithbusinessexperiencetoshapestudentsintofutureleadersastheylearnskillstorunthechapterservethecommunityandcompeteinaca-demiccompetitions.FBLAisthelargestandoldestbusinessstudentorgani-zationintheworld.Membershipincludesover250000middleschoolhighschoolandcollegestudentsaswellaseducatorsandbusinessprofessionals.Thecom-mongoalamongmembersistopreparestudentsforcareersinbusiness.Georgiaboaststhelargeststatemembershipinthecountrywithover20000partici-pantsatthehighschoollevel.AlthoughFBLAisanorganizationtargetingstudentswithinterestsinbusinessandcomputertechnologyallstudentswithadesiretolearnleadershipskillsarewel-cometojoin.ThemembershipgrowthatSFHSispartlyattributedtotheincreaseinthenumberofclassesof-feredinbusinessandcomputerscience.LearningaboutandparticipatinginFBLAispartoftheco-curricularprogramintheseclassesthatprovidestudentswithac-tivitiesandcompetitionstoapplyleadershipskillsbothinsideandoutsideoftheclassroom.TeachersJamesOConnorandCarlaYonkareco-advisorsforFBLAandteachcurriculumsinbusinessandcomputersciencethatintegrateprojectsandlearningtoolsforstudentparticipationinFBLA.Ihavewatchedstudentsbe-comeengagedandacquireskillsthroughFBLAactivi-tiesandachievegoalsthroughcompetitionsthatgiveskidsincentivetostudyontheirownandspursinteresttofurtherexploretopicsJamessaid.HeencouragesstudentstoparticipateinFBLAandtakeonactivitiesthatmatchtheirtalents.Studentscanvolunteerforfundraisingandserviceeventsstudyandcompeteasindividualsandpursueleadershiprolesasofcersforthechapterstateornationallevel.Studentscanalsoworkinteamenvironmentsonprojectssuchaswebsitemanagementeventpromotionandteamcompetition.FBLAprovidesstudentstheopportunitytogainlead-ershipexperiencethroughtheworkofrunningthechapterwhichentailspromotionandmanagementoftheclubmaintainingmemberrecordsandorganiz-ingserviceandfundraisingactivities.InadditionFBLAleadershipconferencesgivestudentsopportunitiestobyCindyLombardoPreparingFutureBusinessLeaders 27CountyLineMarch2015learnfromprofessionalsandinteractwithlike-mindedstudentsfromotherschools.Inthefallof2014FBLAmembersfromSFHSjoinedwithnearly4000otherFBLAstudentsfromacrossGeorgiatoattendastateleadershipconferenceinAthenswheretheyreceivedtrainingfrombusinessprofessionalsteachingvariousskillsincludingentrepreneurshippresentationpersonalnanceandleadership.HarinaSomasundaramajuniorwhoservesasthechaptersvicepresidentofcompeti-tionsaidThroughFBLAtrainingIhavelearnedlead-ershipskillsthathelpwithgroupprojectsandschoolassignments.AlsoIhaveaccomplishednewthingslikecompetinginpublicspeaking.Ihavealwaysbeeninter-estedincomputerscienceandbusinessandthroughtheworkIhavedoneinFBLAIhaveaclearideaofmygoalsforthefuture.Memberslearntheinterconnectednessofbusinessandcommunitythroughserviceandfundraisingprojects.StudentshavevolunteeredatThePlaceofForsyththathelpsfamiliesinneed.Theyalsohaveongoingvolun-teerprogramswithSawneeMountainPreserveandalocalGeorgiaSPCAanimalshelter.StudentshavehelpedwithJohnsCreekElementarySchoolsFallFestivalandstaffedtheSFHSfootballconcessionstand.TheFBLAparentorganizationpartnerswithMarchofDimesandtheSFHSchaptercommits50ofitsannualfundrais-ingproceedstothecharity.Fundraisingproceedsalsogotowardscholarshipfoundationsandprovidestudentdiscountsforconferenceregistrations.SFHSstudentshaveshownsuccessatFBLAacademiccompetitions.Afterqualifyingstudentscompeteonaregionallevelfromwhichnalistsproceedtothestatecompetitions.Eachsummerstatenalistscontinuetoanationalcompetition.CarlasaidAhighpercentageofourcompetingmembersplaceasnalists.FBLAgivesstudentsadifferentwaytocompeteoutsideofsports.Theycanndtheirtalentonateamorindividuallevel.Participationincreasesafterstudentsexperiencethetripswheretheymeetothermembersandhavetheop-portunitytocompeteagainstotherschoolsandpracticeleadershipskills.Lastschoolyear17FBLAmembersfromSFHScompetedintheRegionLeadershipConfer-encetoearn10awardsincluding4rstplaceawards.Regionnalistsproceededtoastatecompetitionfromwhichtwostudentswentontoplaceasnalistsatthenationallevel.Thisschoolyearincreasedmembershipandimpetustocompetehavegreatlymultipliedthenumberofcompetitors.InJanuary85FBLAstudentsfromtheSFHSchaptercompetedin130eventsattheregionalcompetition.Thechapterwonatotalof55awardsand51nalistswillproceedtothestatecom-petitioninMarch.678.990.2930WWW.PIECEOFCAKEINC.COMGREENVELVET CountyLineMarch2015www.CountyLineMagazine.net28PaparazziPATTYHANSENBEVMILLERZINACOHENLINDAPIKEMIRKAJANOUSEKSTEPHENVORBECKROBINBUCKLEYWESDORSEYRENEEJOHNSTONEALLINEALPAULADICIOCCIOKELLIBUCHWALDMAGGIEHARPERJAMIECOLEMANMELISSAMCCANCESUZANNESCHULTZASHLEYFARRISHOLLYPRICEJEANAPPSLAURASATHERCHARLOTTEFRANKLINROBERTHUNTER 29CountyLineMarch2015StudentsfromRiverwatchMiddleSchoolwonnationalawardsandrecognitionsatthe2015JuniorTheaterFesti-valthattookplaceonJanuary1617and18attheCobbGal-leriaCentre.ParticipantsinthemusicaltheaterperformancewonaFreddieGAwardforExcellenceinDanceandRMSDramastudentDrewDavisonreceivedaFreddieGAwardforExcellentIndividualPerformancebyaMale.The36RMSDramastudentsthatparticipatedintheFestivalwereages11-14.TheypresentedselectionsfromDisneysPe-terPanJR.forChoreographerKikauAlvaroandmusicdirectorcostumeranddirectorKristenSingerwhosaidofthegroupsperformanceThiswassomeofthebestchoreographyIveseen.Cleverandwellexecuteditwasamagicalperformance.RiverwatchMusicalTheaterstudentsperformedsixshowsofDisneysPeterPanJR.toover2700attendees.RiverwatchwastherstschoolinForsythCountytoyactors.Therewere88performerswithover30peoplebackstageoperatingthey-ingriggingassistingwithcostumesandprops.TheJuniorTheaterFestivalwasfoundedin2003.In2010theFestivalbecameanannualevent.RIVERWATCHMIDDLESCHOOLSTUDENTSWINNATIONALAWARDSAT2015JUNIORTHEATERFESTIVALDrewDavisonac-ceptinghisFreddieGAwardforExcel-lentIndividualPer-formancebyaMale.www.VeinCenterofNorthGeorgia.comVeinCenterOFNORTHGEORGIAWeprovideourpatientswithTreatmentforvaricoseandspiderveinsRelieffromlegpainswellingandlegulcersSclerotherapyveinligationandstrippingEndovenouslaserveintreatmentOn-siteultrasound770-664-57135755NorthPointParkwaySuite214AlpharettaGA30022AllproceduresareperformedbyBoardCertiedVascularSurgeonLauraGarveyMDFACSDr.LauraGarveyDrawacoinfor3-7OffGroomingValiduntilMarch17LuckoftheIrishSpecial CountyLineMarch2015www.CountyLineMagazine.net30Morethan20clergymemberswerehonoredfortheirservicebytheJohnsCreekCivitanClubonFebruary3rd.Civitanclubsaroundtheworldrecog-nizeclergyofallfaithsfortheirservicetotheircommunitiesduringtheannualClergyAppreciationWeekwhichisinspiredbytheheroismoffourU.S.ArmychaplainsduringWorldWarIIwhoworkedtogethertoevacuatesoldiersandultimatelygavetheirlives.TheClergyAppreciationBreakfastsfeaturedspeakerwasRogerWiseJr.aRoswellresidentandU.S.Armyveteran.RogerisanotedandrespectedcivicleaderheavilyinvolvedingovernmentalaffairsaNationalAmbassadorforShri-nersHospitalsandastrongsupporteroftheJuniorROTCalongwithdozensofcommunityandcivicorganizations.WearesofortunatetohavetheseclergymembersservingourcommunitysaidJohnsCreekCivitanClubPresidentGrantHickey.Itsaprivilegeforourclubtohonorthesemenandwomen.CivitanInternationalisanorganizationofcommunityserviceclubswithabout40000membersacrossfourcontinents.Eachclubworkstohelpothersandfulllneedsintheircommunitywithaspecialemphasisonhelpingpeoplewithdevelopmentaldisabilities.TheJohnsCreekCivitanClubmeetseveryrstandthirdTuesdayofthemonthat730amattheStandardClub.Formoreinformationvisitjohnscreekcivitan.org.LocalClergyHonoredbyJohnsCreekCivitanClubGuestspeakerRogerWiseJr.PhotocourtesyofJohnsCreekCivitanClubCompassionateCarebyvetswhoreallylistenandtreatyouandyourpetlikefamily.Askaboutournewclientdiscount770-844-73873571PeachtreeParkwaySuwaneejustnorthofMcGinnisFerryRd.www.fourpawsjohnscreek.comCompleteDiagnosticSurgicalandPreventativeMedicineServicesAFullServiceAnimalHospitalServingSuwaneeJohnSCreekCummingalpharettaasytDVmJCDVmPinecrestAcademyAPrivatePreKThrough12CollegePreparatoryCatholicSchool955PeachtreeParkwayCummingGA30041pinecrestacademy.org770-888-4477Award-WinningSchoolComeandseewhywerean2014NationalBlueRibbonSchoolLowerMiddleandHighSchoolsACardinalNewmanSocietySchoolofExcellencefor8thConsecutiveYearWinnerofAppenMedia2014BestPrivateK-12SchoolBestPrivatePrimarySchoolWinnerofForsythCountyNews2015BestPrivateSchoolAwardcalltodayandscheduleacampustour7708884477. 31CountyLineMarch2015TMTheCommunityMagazineforJohnsCreekSouthForsythEverymonthover25000CountyLinemaga-zinesaredeliveredtothemailboxesofallthehomesandbusinessesinSouthForsythandtheeasthalfofJohnsCreek.AsabusinessconsideringwheretospendyourmarketingdollarswhyshouldthisbeimportanttoyouBecausewhenyouspendyourmoneytoadvertisethemostimportantendresultisthatpeopleseeyouradreadyourmessageandconsiderdoingbusinesswithyou.Startingits9thyearofmailboxdeliveryknownforinterestingeditorialsaboutthecommunitywherereadersliveandworkandwithareputationasahighqualitypublicationadvertisinginCountyLinewillhelpyougetnewcustomersandremindyouroldcustomerstodobusinesswithyouagain.Reachyourlocalmarket.AdvertiseinCountyLine.CalloremailformoreinformationandaskabouttheopportunityforacomplimentaryfullpageeditorialaboutyourbusinessCountyLineispublishedbySugarcaneCommunicationsLLCCall678-787-3551EmailSugarcaneJudyaol.comVisitCountyLineMagazine.net CountyLineMarch2015www.CountyLineMagazine.net32