WHO: 455 Douglas and Paulding County first- through sixth-graders and their parents.
WHAT: Students will graduate from Mercer University's College for Kids program and receive hardback books with published stories they wrote during Mercer's Budding Authors workshops or accounts of their experiences in the Mercer's Math Wizards program.
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 19, two ceremonies, the first at 1:30 p.m. and the other at 3 p.m.
WHERE: First Baptist Church of Lithia Springs
3566 Veterans Memorial Hwy
Lithia Springs, Georgia
BACKGROUND: Students were nominated to participate in Budding Authors by their teachers based on the students' interest and talent in creative writing or mathematics. One piece of each student's writing was published in a hardback book that will be given to participants and their school libraries at the ceremony.
*Media interested in covering the event should contact Mark Vanderhoek at (478) 301-4037.