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COMPILED BY JENNIFER J. HEWETT Northwest Georgia school hits bull’s-eye with archery program Fifth-grader Tabitha Biddy never played a sport before picking up a bow and arrow and joining her school’s archery team this year. “After I shot the second arrow, I knew it was for me. It’s a fun sport. And you can do it your whole life,” says Biddy. In May, Biddy, who attends Woodlawn Elementary School in Chatsworth, helped her team shoot its way to third place at the National Archery in Schools Program’s (NASP) national tournament in Louisville, Ky. Prior to nationals, where more than 7,000 archers competed, Woodlawn won the team title in February at Georgia’s NASP state tournament in Perry. Woodlawn Coach Brad Bates hopes he can raise enough money to take his 24-member squad to the NASP world tournament in October JEFF RANCUDO Woodlawn Elementary School’s female archers excelled at the NASP national tournament in Louisville, Ky., in May. Pictured from left, Morgan Ray, Haley Bagley and Laura Alton. At nationals, among 1,046 elementary school-age girl archers, Bagley finished 38th with a score of 274, Bailey Coker (not pictured) was 42nd at 273, while Ray and Alton tied for 45th with a 272. in Orlando, Fla. In NASP archery tournaments, students from fourth to 12th grade compete with identical bows, arrows and targets. NASP began in Kentucky in 2002 and now has participating schools in 47 states. Georgia’s program began in 2004 and now is in more than 200 schools. Focus, concentration and practice are the mantras NASP Vice President of Operations Tom Bennett says help create a better archer and a more ambitious student. Woodlawn’s archery program started in the 2008-2009 school year. Principal Jackie Townsend says an NASP program is “a real character builder” for students. See www.archeryintheschools. org for more information on the National Archery in Schools Program. —Jeff Rancudo, North Georgia EMC Georgia glimpses • Splish splash! The new 40,000-squarefoot Wiggles Water World attraction opened last month at Six Flags White Water in Marietta. Comprised of five fun, interactive sections, including a gigantic, life-size 25-foot-tall ship, kids of all ages can shoot water cannons, climb nets and navigate slippery slides while cooling off this summer. Visit www.sixflags.com/white water for more on the park. • Calling photographers. The Civil War Preservation Trust is seeking Civil War-related photos of battlefields, people and site preservation from amateur photographers for its 2010 photography contest; entries are due by Aug. 31, 2010. See www.civilwar.org/photocontest for details. 8 Researchers PIT-tag a nesting loggerhead sea turtle on Wassaw Island. MICHAEL FRICK • Turtle team-up. The Georgia Aquarium and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are teaming up to save loggerhead sea turtles on the Georgia coast during this year’s nesting season, from mid-May to September. The Aquarium’s $11,000 contribution for sea turtle conservation was granted to the Savannah-based Caretta Research Project, the nonprofit organization that protects federally threatened loggerheads (Caretta caretta) on the Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge, one of Georgia’s coastal barrier islands. For more on conservation efforts, see www.carettare searchproject.org. www.georgiamagazine.org GEORGIA MAGAZINE http://www.archeryintheschools.org http://www.archeryintheschools.org http://www.sixflags.com/whitewater http://www.sixflags.com/whitewater http://www.carettaresearchproject.org http://www.carettaresearchproject.org http://www.civilwar.org/photocontest http://www.georgiamagazine.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia Magazine - July 2010

Georgia Magazine - July 2010
Contents
Viewpoint
Mailbox
Picture This?
Georgia News
Calendar
Currents
Special Energy Report
Where the Wild Things Are
Still Going Strong
Reliving History and Exploring Nature
Around Georgia
Georgia@Home
My Georgia
Georgia Gardens
Georgia Cooks
Cookbook of the Month
Snapshot

Georgia Magazine - July 2010

Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia Magazine - July 2010 (Page Cover1)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia Magazine - July 2010 (Page Cover2)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia Magazine - July 2010 (Page 3)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Contents (Page 4)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Viewpoint (Page 5)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Mailbox (Page 6)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Picture This? (Page 7)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia News (Page 8)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia News (Page 9)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Calendar (Page 10)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Calendar (Page 11)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Calendar (Page 12)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Calendar (Page 13)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Currents (Page 14)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Currents (Page 15)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Special Energy Report (Page 16)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Special Energy Report (Page 17)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Where the Wild Things Are (Page 18)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Where the Wild Things Are (Page 19)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Where the Wild Things Are (Page 20)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Where the Wild Things Are (Page 21)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Still Going Strong (Page 22)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Still Going Strong (Page 23)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Still Going Strong (Page 24)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Still Going Strong (Page 25)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Still Going Strong (Page 26)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Still Going Strong (Page 27)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Reliving History and Exploring Nature (Page 28)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Reliving History and Exploring Nature (Page 29)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Reliving History and Exploring Nature (Page 30)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Reliving History and Exploring Nature (Page 31)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Reliving History and Exploring Nature (Page 32)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Reliving History and Exploring Nature (Page 33)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Around Georgia (Page 34)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Around Georgia (Page 35)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia@Home (Page 36)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia@Home (Page 37)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia@Home (Page 38)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia@Home (Page 39)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - My Georgia (Page 40)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - My Georgia (Page 41)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia Gardens (Page 42)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia Gardens (Page 43)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia Cooks (Page 44)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia Cooks (Page 45)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia Cooks (Page 46)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia Cooks (Page 47)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia Cooks (Page 47A)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Georgia Cooks (Page 47B)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Cookbook of the Month (Page 48)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Cookbook of the Month (Page 49)
Georgia Magazine - July 2010 - Snapshot (Page 50)
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