Education notebook July 31, 2011

The Albany State University Delta Delta Chapter (ASU) of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. made a "clean sweep" of the Dr. John Hope Franklin Collegiate Scholars' Bowl Award for 2010 - 2011, renamed to honor the renowned African-American Historian, an Alpha Brother.

At the opening Georgia District Conference in Savannah, where Delta Delta topped Morehouse College of Atlanta . At the Regional level, Delta Delta eliminated 32 teams to reach the final against the University of Florida, and won (330 -50).

The team then traveled to the 105th National Convention in Chicago defending its title in the semifinals against UCLA (240 - 0), and in the finals, representing the Southern Region, against a team from the Southwestern Region, winning by a score of (125 - 25).

Team members included Alexander Covin (Albany), Kristian Jones (Marietta), Devaun Lightner (New York City), Xavier Jones (Team Captain - Albany), and Edward Collins (Atlanta).

Benny G. Hand, appointed to serve as Deputy Director by the Georgia District Director, Bro. Ellis Albright, serves as adviser to the Delta Delta Chapter.

Nigel Walton of Albany has been chosen to attend the National Young Leaders State Conference in Atlanta. The sixth grader will be attending Robert Cross School this year.

Walton was nominated by Jacquelyn Frazier, principal of Magnolia Elementary School, based on his scholastic record, merit, maturity and responsibility. He has served as student council president and 4-H Club secretary.

Walton is the son of Jacquelyn Oliver of Albany and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Collins T. Oliver Sr. of Camilla.

Madison Lamb, a seventh grader at Randolph Southern School, raised more than $300 for Peanut Butter for the Hungry, which is a humanitarian initiative by the peanut industry to supply ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) for the malnourished.

She raised the funds by informing her community through her school and church about the activities of Peanut Butter for the Hungry, and in addition, she sold lemonade in her neighborhood.

Laura Catherine Fletcher was awarded a Master of Arts in Teaching by Piedmont College on July 23. She graduated from Lee County High School in 2004.