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8 1412FEATURES8 A Great Resource: School Resource Officers12 Johns Creek Veterans are on a Mission:To create a place where people can go and remember.14 Giving Back28 How Does Your Garden GrowCOUNTYLINE COMMUNITY10 W. Foster Michaelis Wins The National History Bee21 Emory Johns Creek Hospital Cancer ProgramAwarded Accreditation by Commission on Cancer24 Celebrating Learning. Inspiring Leaders.25 Lambert High School Indoor Percussion EnsembleEarns Bronze at World Championship5 CountyLine |July 2013

JOHNS CREEK VETERANS ARE ON A MISSION:To create a place where people can go and remember.The Johns Creek Veterans Association (JCVA)is embarking on a plan to build a meditativememorial to veterans in a quiet, unused portionof Newtown Park. Called the Johns Creek VeteransMemorial Walk at Newtown Park, the memorial willoffer a contemplative place for people to pause andremember the men and women who served theircountry, said Johns Creek Veterans AssociationPresident Gerry Lewis.“Currently, there is no memorial to our veterans inJohns Creek,” Lewis said. “This will allow Johns Creekveterans and their families to have somewhere local toreflect on the service and sacrifice of America’s menand women in uniform. It is not a place to celebratewar, but to provide our residents a place to honorthe legacy of those who served and those currentlyserving.”The idea of building a Veterans Memorial Walk was oneof the first projects discussed among JCVA members.“Initially, it was going to be a smaller project, somethingwith a simple monument and a couple of flagssomewhere at Newtown Park,” Lewis said. “Then welearned that the City had four acres of land available atthe park. That opened up lots of possibilities. Rememberingan Air Force slogan, I suggested we ‘Aim High’and create a real landmark.”The JCVA has scouted multiple veterans’ memorials inthe area, and is borrowing from a number of them.Landscape architect Terry Baker of Baker Land Designin Duluth drew up plans for the JCVA. For him, the entranceplaza with its flags, steps, and landscaping couldserve as a dramatic backdrop for patriotic events. “Wewanted to do something eye-catching,” he said. “Wewanted to announce that we were creating somethingnew, something nice.”Located just south of Park Place, the City’s active adultcenter at Newtown Park, the Memorial Walk will includea handicap-accessible, landscaped trail with blackgranite memorials for each major conflict dating fromWorld War I. Each memorial will be simply designedwith the name and years of the conflict, and its CampaignService Medal. A gazebo will rest in the midst ofthe walking paths, which would be stained to matchthe Park Place patio. Almost all of the trees on-site areincorporated into the plan.The ambitious project is expected to cost a total ofabout $300,000. To defray the cost, the JCVA is accept-12CountyLine | July 2013 | www.CountyLineMagazine.net

ing cash and in-kind donations for the walkway, monuments,park benches, entrance plaza, and gazebo. TheAssociation is also accepting donations for engravedpavers to be located near the monuments. No tax dollarswill be spent for the memorial. Groundbreaking istentatively set for July, and completion is anticipated tobe Veterans Day 2014.JCVA Board Member Wayne Kidd, who’s leading thefundraising charge, said people have been overwhelminglyreceptive to the plan. People feel a spiritual connectionto the Veterans Memorial Walk. It’s a way toreach back to the past, to spark memories so that thebravery and sacrifice of people they know aren’t forgotten.“Everyone knows a vet,” Kidd said. “Either it’sfamily, friends, brothers, sisters. They talk about theirveterans. They reminisce about their father, uncle orbrother. One gentleman sent me a letter and 50 to 60percent of it was about his father who was a tail-gunnerin a B-24 who flew 100 missions. His uncle was a colonelwith General Patton. Everyone has a story to tell.”CH2M HILL, which provides the City’s day-to-day publicworks and community development services, is a majorcontributor to the project. Wayne Wright, programmanager for CH2M HILL, said it was easy convincinghim that it was a worthwhile idea. He was city manager4 x 8 and 8 x 8 Memorial Pavers will honor those who have servedor are currently serving our country in all branches of the military.in Smyrna in 2002 when it built a veterans memorial,and he saw the difference it made. “It was really ano-brainer,” Wright said. “I saw how it became a focalpoint for gathering and recognizing the people who enabledthe country to become what it is. It pulls peopletogether. It’s good for a community.”When it’s finished, the Veterans Memorial Walk willbe another success that sets Johns Creek apart, Lewissaid. “I see this as a landmark where people fromaround the area and the state hear about it and stopand see it,” he said. “I think it could be a destination.”For more information about the JCVA, to purchase anengraved paver, or to learn how you can support theMemorial Walk, please visit www.JohnsCreekGa.gov/JCVA.Pediatric DentistryAdult DentistryOrthodonticsPediatric DentistryMichael Hansen,DDSRyan Schwendiman,DMD, MBAMichael Crosby,DDS, MSTroy Davidson,DDS(770) 622-1515• JOHNS CREEK •4330 Johns Creek Pkwy Ste. 100 • SuwaneeOur highly skilled team has created an imaginativeatmosphere where we consistentlyprovide comprehensive, compassionate careto everyone as if they were our family.Enjoy your summer with a bright, healthy smile!Ask About theSpecial Offers for New Patients!— We Accept Most Dental Plans —www.johnscreekdentaltown.com(770) 887-8807• THE COLLECTION AT FORSYTH •410 Peachtree Parkway Bld. 400 Ste 4250 • Cumming13 CountyLine |July 2013

Swift water rescueis risky work. Camexplains, “Waterrescue is even moredangerous thanfirefighting. You reallyhave to rely on yourself-survival skills.In most of our jobsthat require specialtytraining, you havehelp. But when youjump in the water,you’re on your own.”Firefighter Greg Rock heads up the Swift Water Rescue Team. Greg began his swift watertraining in 2001 and joined the Johns Creek Fire Department in 2008 when the departmentwas established. He went on to participate in more than a year of training to be certified asan instructor by Rescue 3 International, a leading provider of water rescue training basedin California. Greg now conducts swift water rescue trainingnot only for Johns Creek firefighters, but also for membersof other cities’ fire departments, including Roswell and SandySprings.Training for swift water rescue is intense. After 24 hours oftraining, team members are certified at the Operations Level,which means that they can perform rescues from shore, usingreach and throw techniques. Trainees are also taught howto “self-rescue” should they end up in the water. Accordingto Battalion Chief Cam Huynh, individuals that obtain OperationsLevel training are often those who are not strong swimmersbefore the course begins. “Through training,” he says,“they gain the skills to become more comfortable, building theconfidence to know that they can survive in the water.” FirefighterRico Poole agrees, “This is something I’ve never donebefore, but through training and encouragement, my skillshave grown. I also know my limitations—that’s what keepsyou out of trouble.”The training is also beneficial for those firefighters alreadycomfortable in the water. Captain Travis Clay shares, “I wasnever afraid of the water, but through this training I’ve learnedhow dangerous moving water can be. I have a new respectfor the water.” Technician Level training, which requires a totalof 40 hours of instruction, educates firefighters in more highriskrescue methods, with rescuers working in the water toreach victims. Training is often conducted in a single week,with firefighters progressing through both levels by the end ofthe course. Training includes classroom education, where theteam members learn safety techniques, are issued gear, andare also introduced to hydrology—the study of river currentsand water dynamics. “Water is predictable,” says Greg. “If youunderstand hydrology, you know what the water is going todo and what the victims are going to encounter in the water.”Piloting the Swift Water Rescue Team boat requires additionaltraining. “The boat pilot needs to understand the river to beable to navigate it safely,” explains Cam. In addition to its rescue boat, the team has an inflatablecraft that can be deployed to assist with rescues from subdivision ponds and floodedstreets. “When we had major flooding in 2009, our boat and operators performed rescues inGwinnett, Cobb and Douglas counties,” says Cam. The team has also used the boats to rescueresidents from neighborhood retention ponds.Most of the Swift Water Rescue Team training is conducted in the river, with firefighters typicallylogging 50-60 hours of time between classroom and in-the-water exercises. Becausethe water in the Chattahoochee comes from near the bottom of Lake Lanier, the river watertemperature is a cold 48-50 degrees. Hypothermia is a major risk for those in trouble on the18CountyLine | July 2013 | www.CountyLineMagazine.net

Day Trippin’African Folklore Comes to Life atthe Wren’s Nesttext by Tammy Harden Gallowayphotography by Jonathan HillyerPerhaps one of the best-kept secrets of metropolitanAtlanta is nestled in the historic neighborhoodof West End. The Wren’s Nest, which received itsnickname some 120 years ago when a family of wren’sbuilt their nest in the mailbox, was the home of authorJoel Chandler Harris from 1881 to 1908 and is one of onlya few remaining Queen Anne Victorian houses in Atlanta.The house furnishings are all period pieces and original tothe Harris’ family home, making it a wonderful house museum.It opened as a museum in 1913 with the financialbacking of philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie. Additionalfunds came from President Theodore Roosevelt and thestudents of the Atlanta Public School System. With thissupport, the east parlor of the house became The UncleRemus Memorial Carnegie Library until 1930, when theweight of the books began to cause damage, and thelibrary was relocated to another location down the street.soon after joining the paper and served in that capacityuntil his death in 1908.In a turn of events, which would later prove to be pivotalin his career, Harris was asked to fill in for the dialectwriter at the paper. It was at this point that Harris inventedthe character, Uncle Remus, with former TurnwoldPlantation slaves as his inspiration. In the early pieces,Uncle Remus would supposedly stop by the offices of thenewspaper and offer insights about life in postwar Atlanta.It was also during this time that Harris read anarticle on African American folklore, which reminded himof the tales he had heard on the Turnwold Plantation ofthe adventures of Brer Rabbit, Brer Bear and Brer Fox.The majority of the Brer Rabbit stories originated in Africaand were told among enslaved Africans with slightvariations. These stories passed quickly among Southernplantations.Beyond being a Victorian house museum, the Wren’sNest was the home of a writer who is credited with recordingAfrican folklore. As a 16-year-old in 1862, JoelChandler Harris began his newspaper career working asa printer on Turnwold Plantation near Eatonton, Georgia.Harris learned to write while hand-setting newspapertype. During his four years there, Harris had full access tothe kitchen and the slave quarters where he would listento animal stories told by the older slaves.Following the Civil War, Harris worked on newspapers inMacon and Savannah before moving to Atlanta with hiswife and children in 1876. The human-interest piecesfrom his columns had been reprinted in the Atlanta Constitution,enabling him to secure a job at the paper underEditor Evan Howell and his outspoken new associate editor,Henry W. Grady. Harris became an associate editorSoon Harris wrote enough stories to publish a collection.His first book, Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings,was translated into more than 40 languages. Thisrecording of some 194 stories is credited with kickstartingthe interest in folklore in general and with givingAfrican American folklore its early voice. Later this bookwas the basis for Disney’s Song of the South, whichpremiered in 1946.The Uncle Remus volumes made Harris an internationalsuccess. In 1888 he and Mark Twain were named chartermembers of the American Folklore Society. Twain was impressedwith Harris’ ability to write in dialect and invitedhim to tour the country performing his writings. But Harris’stammer made public speaking impossible, and hedeclined. Twain used some of Harris’ stories on the tourand reported that they were some of the most popular.22CountyLine | July 2013 | www.CountyLineMagazine.net

With Harris’ written accounts, Twain and othershave been able to retell the stories for generations,preserving that part of African folklore.Today, those stories come alive every Saturdayafternoon at the Wren’s House as one of the talentedstorytellers use the words of Harris andthe slaves to paint a picture of common sense,cunning and trickery with animals as the maincharacters.In recognition of its importance, the NationalPark Service made the Wren’s Nest a NationalHistoric Landmark in 1962. Restoration to theinterior and exterior of the house was performedfrom 1985 to 1992 by the Joel ChandlerHarris Association.Visitors are welcomed to the Wren’s Nest,located at 1050 Ralph David Abernathy,SW, Atlanta, 30310 from 10am to 2:30pmTuesday through Saturday with storytellers onSaturdays at 1pm. Tours with storytelling cost$6 for children, $8 for students and seniors,and $9 for adults. Visit www.wrensnest.orgfor directions and to hear excerpts from thestorytellers.Atlanta Orthopaedic Specialists is dedicated to establishing compassionatedoctor-patient relationships to ensure appropriate, conservative care basedon state-of-the-art techniques. As Atlanta’s leader for musculoskeletalproblems, we serve patients of all ages and treat a variety of conditionsinvolving muscles, bones and joints. Treatment options may range fromsimple exercises, to rehabilitation, medication or surgery.Tim MicekM.D., AAOSServices offered:• Expertise. Board-certified in Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Micek is one of only a fewdoctors performing minimally invasive joint replacement of the knees and hips.• Sports Programs. Dr. Micek has worked with individual athletes and patients,high school athletic teams and multiple Division I sports programs.• Preventive Care. Dr. Micek is involved in the development of nutritional andsupplemental products to help with joint inflammation and arthritis.Call us today for an appointment (770) 667-4343www.atlorthopaedic.com3400-C Old Milton Parkway, Suite 290, Alpharetta, GA 3000523 CountyLine |July 2013

CELEBRATING LEARNING.INSPIRING LEADERS.by Judy Le Jeune“We only get one chance to prepare our students for a future that none of us can possibly predict.What are we going to do with that one chance?”— Dr. Stephen R. CoveyTHE 7 HABITS:Be Proactive:You’re in ChargeBegin with the End in Mind:Have a PlanPut First Things First:Work First, Then PlayThink Win-Win:Everyone Can WinSeek First to Understand,Then to be Understood:Listen Before You TalkSynergize:Together is BetterSharpen the Saw:Balance Feels BestIn 2011, Shakerag Elementary School’s Principal Martin Neuhaus and AssistantPrincipal Laurie Chans made the decision to teach author StephenR. Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” to five classes of fifthgraders.Confident that learning these habits was beneficial to the students, asurvey was sent out to parents, asking them what they thought were the mostimportant skills for their children to learn. The parents rated “thinking andproblem solving” and “leadership and principle-based learning” as most important.A team of Shakerag staff members, known as the Lighthouse Team, wasformed and, during the summer of 2011, the entire Shakerag staff began anew journey, refocusing their school mission and redirecting their focus towardempowering students to become leaders of their own learning. What becamethe “Leader in Me” initiative involved making the 7 Habits an integral part ofeach student’s life both in and out of the classroom. The initiative has beenan incredible success and on May 15 th the administrators and students sharedthis success with community leaders and Fulton County Schools’ principals andadministrators at Leadership Day.Leadership Day introduced the over 60 who attended to the positive effects ofthe “Leader in Me” initiative on Shakerag’s student body. From presentations ofpoetry to dancing to singing by students, the leadership qualities and high confidencelevel of the students were incredibly apparent to everyone. Followingthe presentations and entertainment by the students, those attending LeadershipDay went on a tour of the school, visited classrooms and participated inlearning the 7 Habits Dance from students.“We have embraced our new vision, developing the leadership abilities of ourstudents, helping each child become leaders of their own learning and life, incorporatingthe 7 Habits into our daily instruction, having students begin ‘owning’their learning through their leadership notebooks, and providing multipleleadership opportunities in every classroom and throughout our school,” saidPrincipal Neuhaus. “I am proud of our students and staff for celebrating learningand inspiring leaders!”Superintendent Dr. Robert Avossa24CountyLine | July 2013 | www.CountyLineMagazine.net



HowDoes YourGardenGrow?by Judy Le JeuneThe Bookworm Garden at Sharon Forks LibraryIn 1914, a United States federal law—The Smith-LeverAct—established systems of extension servicesthat were connected to land-grant universities to informand educate people on current developments in agriculture,public policy, economic development and otherrelated topics. Today, the Forsyth County Extension Office(FCEO) and the Colleges of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences and Family and Consumer Sciencesat the University of Georgia work together to “extendlifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased,research-based education in agriculture, the environment,communities, youth and families.” One of themany programs offered to the community by the FCEO isMaster Gardeners, a volunteer service program designedto educate members of the community and provide themwith opportunities to share their knowledge with others.The Master Gardener training course takes place everyother year, over 12 weeks, from January through earlyApril. The class of 2013 had 26 graduates who received60 hours of classroom training and education. Followingthe training program, Master Gardener graduates arerequired to put what they learned to use through a 50-hour internship, working on FCEO projects in the community.There are 16 project areas available for MasterGardener graduates to choose to work on during theirinternship. Following completion of their internship year,Master Gardeners must continue to volunteer on projectsfor a minimum of 25 hours each year to maintaintheir Master Gardener status.Working on one of the five community demonstrationgardens is an option for volunteers. These “theme” gardens—TheBookworm Garden at Sharon Forks Library,The Secret Garden at Cumming Library, The Garden Plotat Hampton Library, The Poetry Garden at Kelly Mill Library,and The Louise Mashburn Native Plant Garden atSawnee Mountain Preserve—are planned, created andmaintained by Master Gardeners and are used for educationand enjoyment.Volunteering at the Master Gardeners Help Desk is bothan opportunity for Master Gardeners and a tremendousbenefit for local homeowners. The volunteers are availableby phone, email and even make in-person visits toprovide valuable information on plant selection for yourlocation, soil, diseases, insects and general landscapecare. Members of the community are able to bring plantand insect specimens to the FCEO for analysis and controlrecommendations. “Our Master Gardener Help Deskvolunteers are trained detectives,” said Heather Kolich,Forsyth County Extension Program Assistant. “They’ll askthe homeowner lots of questions about the plant’s environment.If that process doesn’t unearth the cause ofthe problem, they start researching the latest informationout of UGA or other southern land-grant universitiesto find the answer and the recommended treatment.”Other community-beneficial Master Gardener programsinclude: children’s programs (4-H gardening projectsand Junior Master Gardener Programs in Forsyth County28CountyLine | July 2013 | www.CountyLineMagazine.net

Elementary schools), community speaking engagements,Garden Club and HOA presentations, educationalexhibits, and other special events. Among the specialevents is an annual spring plant sale, a bi-annual GardenTour that will take place again in 2014, and plantclinics. Master Gardeners also volunteer their time toplant and maintain civic gardens located at the SeniorCenter and at county government buildings. They alsoparticipate in gardens that provide seasonal fruits andvegetables for two local food pantries: the St. Brendan’sFood Pantry and the ECOHS Food Pantry.The FCEO is partnering this summer with Forsyth CountyPublic Libraries to educate members of the communityon growing, preparing and preserving their ownfresh vegetables and fruits through the “Garden to TableLecture Series.” Convenient for residents of SouthForsyth, the following lectures will be held at SharonForks Library on Old Atlanta Road:Garden to Table – Tips for harvesting vegetables atpeak flavor and preparing them for a fresh feast.July 8, 2-3:30pmPreserve the Harvest – Explore methods to makeyour summer bounty last: canning, drying and freezing.July 22, 2-3:30pmBonus Season – Fall brings cool season vegetables,compost abundance and time to enrich your gardensoil.August 19, 6:30-8pmThere is no cost for the Garden to Table Lecture Series.The Master Gardeners, who are trained through theprogram and continue to volunteer their skills andknowledge in a variety of available FCEO programs,probably each have a different reason why they enjoybeing a Master Gardener. “Our Master Gardeners cometo the organization with very different backgrounds,”said Heather. “I don’t think any entered as expert gardeners.What they all have in common, though, is aninterest in learning about gardening, and a willingnessto share their continually expanding knowledge withForsyth County residents to help them enjoy greatersuccess and satisfaction in their landscape and gardeningefforts.”For more information on the Master Gardener Programor the Forsyth County Extension Office, visit: www.caes.uga.edu/extension/forsyth or call: 770-887-2418. Forspecific questions for the Master Gardener Help Desk,you may email: ask.master.gardener@gmail.com.29 CountyLine |July 2013

the door as they would their own pet. Dr. Tharp and Dr.Cho are both excellent at communicating with clientsabout their pets. They both believe strongly in educatingpet owners on many different aspects of caring fortheir pets such as: preventative measures to keep petshealthy, nutrition, weight management, training and behaviorproblems and many other issues. Both doctorstry to develop a personal relationship with every clientand patient that they meet. They are always availableby phone or email for any questions or concerns thatare not covered during an office visit at no extra charge.Four Paws offers complete preventative wellness carefor pets including vaccines, spay/neuter surgery, microchips,and parasite prevention. Four Paws also is here foryou when your pet is ill or needs a major surgery. Otherservices include boarding, grooming, and dog training.The mission statement of Four Paws Animal Hospital is:Afew things that you will notice as soon as you enterFour Paws Animal Hospital at Johns Creek is afriendly, caring staff led by Dr. Ashley Tharp andDr. Jaime Cho and a proud display of diplomas and artworkof the University of Georgia. Dr. Ashley Tharp is theowner of Four Paws Animal Hospital. She has been practicingveterinary medicine for nine years and has been apractice owner for almost four years. Dr. Tharp is fromAlpharetta and graduated from Milton High School. Sheattended Emory University where she earned a Bachelorof Arts in History. She earned her Doctor of VeterinaryMedicine (DVM) from the University of Georgia Collegeof Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Tharp enjoys all aspects ofveterinary medicine, but has a special interest in seniorpet care. She has two senior dogs and three senior catsat home as pets.Dr. Jaime Cho joined the Four Paws team in December2012. Coincidentally, she also graduated from MiltonHigh School. She earned her undergraduate degree inBiological Sciences and her DVM from UGA. She has alot of experience in the veterinary field and has a naturaltalent for surgery. Dr. Cho is very attentive to client andpatient needs and is already very well-liked by clients atFour Paws.It is our desire to provide the highest quality medicaland surgical care to our patients and offer the best possibleservice to our clients. Our clients are friends as wellas customers, and we value their continued trust andgoodwill. Courtesy and patience with clients and theirpets are our priorities. An attitude of “We are glad youare here” is conveyed to each and every client. Clientsfavor us by selecting us to care for their pets, and notvice versa. This is probably the most important conceptto remember, and makes it easier to understand the importanceof showing genuine concern and interest in aclient’s problem.We hope that you will agree that we live up to our missionstatement when you choose us as your veterinaryhospital!Dr. Ashley Tharp and Dr. Jaime ChoWith so many other veterinary practices in the area, FourPaws Animal Hospital strives to be the very best animalhospital in Johns Creek. Dr. Tharp and Dr. Cho have anexcellent support staff full of extremely caring individuals.They want to care for every pet that comes throughFour Paws Animal Hospital at Johns Creek is located at 3571 Peachtree Parkway in Suwanee, just north ofMcGinnis Ferry Road. For more information or to make an appointment, call: 770-844-7387. You may also visittheir website at www.fourpawsjohnscreek.com.30CountyLine | July 2013 | www.CountyLineMagazine.net

Emory Johns CrEEk hospitalBariatric Surgery Center of ExcellenceEmory Johns Creek Hospital is home to The Atlanta Bariatric Center, designateda Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolicand Bariatric Surgeons (ASMBS). Our team is made up of experts in the field ofweight loss surgery, having performed more than 4,700 successful laparoscopicprocedures, with complication rates well below the national average. The NationalInstitutes of Health recommends that bariatric surgery be performed onlyat facilities with a multidisciplinary, comprehensive program. From exerciseprograms to help you maintain weight loss to nutritional and psychologicalcounseling, The Atlanta Bariatric Center is here every step of the way.Weight loss surgery is a life-altering decision and webelieve you should have as much information as possible.Visit us at www.emoryjohnscreek.com/bariatrics.32CountyLine | July 2013 | www.CountyLineMagazine.net

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