August 2018 Around Town 6

The Center for Natural & Holistic Health new office location

The Center for Natural & Holistic Health new office location in Vinings, GA Dr. Shonna Babrow-Goodrich is excited to announce the new location of her practice in Vinings, GA.

“Relocating to Vinings is a good fit and the decision was long in the making.” says Dr. Babrow- Goodrich. The Center for Natural & Holistic Health specializes in integrative wellness. A heavy focus is on taking care of the whole body, understanding that wellness has to take on an “up-stream” approach. Helping patients and clients to correlate the balance needed not only in their nutrition, but also in how an individuals career, relationships, physical activity and ability to create balance are an intricate piece in getting healthy.

“More individuals and families are looking for a complementary approach to managing their health.” “I want them to understand we are here to bridge the gap between allopathy and naturopathy, these two must have a synergistic relationship with the understanding that health is a TEAM effort., I am looking forward to serving this community and its surrounding areas.”

Sharon Arduino Named New Principal of Smyrna Elementary School

Sharon Arduino kicks off this school year at Smyrna Elementary as the new principal. In a letter to Smyrna Elementary families, she states, “I am honored to have this opportunity to lead a committed staff and community.”

Sharon is a graduate of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and has been in education for 25 years. She has been a member of the Cobb County community for many years and has worked at Nickajack Elementary, Sanders Elementary and Ford Elementary. She has also been an assistant principal at Big Shanty Intermediate School and King Spring Elementary and a principal at Chalker Elementary.

“I believe that students are the focus of what we do each day. I am excited and eager to bring my skills as an educational leader to the Smyrna School…” she says.

Mayor’s Education Awards

A strong advocate for education, Mayor Max Bacon created the Mayor’s Education Awards in 2006. The awards program is held twice a year in May and December in Council Chambers.

Mayor Bacon, along with City Council, recognizes an outstanding student, staff member and volunteer from Smyrna area schools, both public and private.  Recipients are honored for their academic achievement, dedication and volunteer service.

2018 Mayor’s Education Awards Recipients

Argyle Elementary

Student: Amaya Williams, Staff: Zoila Hil, Volunteer: Steve Bird

Belmont Hills Elementary

Student: Jhoan Romero Ortega, Staff: Gladys Fernandez, Volunteer: Tina Abercrombie

Green Acres Elementary

Student: Britney Hernandez, Staff: Talita Dasaro, Volunteer: Camilla Williams

King Springs Elementary

Student: Luke Watkins, Staff: Stacey Chambers, Volunteer: Brian Cooper & Doug Pharr

Nickajack Elementary

Student: Lillie McDonough, Staff: Jelisa Blackwell, Volunteer: Kimberly Carter

Norton Park Elementary

Student: Latayvion Quinn, Staff: Bryan McClenning, Volunteer: Carley Stephens & Rachael Sejnoha

Russell Elementary

Student: Jonah Gomez, Staff: Lisa Devine, Volunteer: Melissa Martin

Smyrna Elementary

Student: Jada Butler, Staff: Bailey Oliver, Volunteer: Maria Pedroza

Teasley Elementary

Student: Luke Ramsey. Staff: Kelly McCluskey, Volunteer: Linda Trocano

Campbell Middle

Student: Riddhi Maheshwari, Staff: Luz Thompson, Volunteer: Imani Thomas

Griffin Middle

Student: Josh Busbee, Staff: Roderick Langston, Volunteer: Jen Williams

Campbell High

Student: Eddie Moronta, Staff: Carla Henry, Volunteer: Peggy Martin

Covenant Christian School

Student: Yoseph Yohannes, Staff: Tracy Noble, Volunteer: Dr. Amos Johnson

International Academy

Student: Joy Smith, Staff: April Battle, Volunteer: Claudia Tierra-Blanca

Whitefield Academy

Student: Chip Goldsmith, Staff: Coleman Joiner, Volunteer: Jeanne Watson