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Four area students selected as Georgia Scholars

Three students at the Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology, from left, Alex Mann, Lindsey Theodore and Heeyoon Kim, were named 2013 Georgia Scholars by the Georgia Department of Education.

Three students at the Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology, from left, Alex Mann, Lindsey Theodore and Heeyoon Kim, were named 2013 Georgia Scholars by the Georgia Department of Education.

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The Georgia DOA also named Eastside High School senior Mary Lathem as a 2013 Georgia Scholar.

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Education has named four area students as Georgia Scholars for 2013.

The Georgia Scholar Program is an effort to identify and recognize high school seniors who have achieved excellence in school and community life. The program is coordinated by the Office of School Improvement of the Georgia DOE through local coordinators in each public school system and private schools in the state.

To be selected as a Georgia Scholar, a student must be a graduating high school senior who exhibits excellence in all phases of school life, in community activities and in the home. The student must present evidence of having carried an exemplary course load in the four years of high school; performed excellently in all courses; successfully participated in interscholastic events of the school or community; and assumed an active role in extracurricular activities sponsored by the school.

The criteria allowed 115 seniors in the state to qualify for the honor. Each Georgia Scholar receives a seal for his or her diploma.

The finalists in Rockdale County Public Schools are Alex Mann, Lindsey Theodore and Heeyoon Kim, all students at the Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology, and in the Newton County School System is Mary Lathem from Eastside High School.