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Columbus ‘young warrior’ takes on Junior Olympics after fighting obesity

Jonathan Myrthil, a 15-year-old student at Northside High School, can finish 800 meters in 1 minute and 54 seconds. 

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Clement Arts expands horizons for children through music program

Clement Arts, an organization that celebrates the Gospel through arts and orphan care, is having an open house August 1 from 5:30-7:30pm at Porter Memorial Baptist Church, 90 40th Street in Bibb City to showcase their fall classes in drama, dance, art, and music. Here's a look at their Clement Kids Music program and the class teacher, Lauren Wood. You can learn more about the organization at www.clement-arts.org or by calling (706) 580-3707.

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Shaw FBLA makes school district history

Shaw High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) had the best-ever showing in MCSD’s history at the FBLA National Leadership Conference. Shaw had seven events in the Top 5. More than 10,000 of America’s best and brightest high school students participated. Team members are; from left, front row, Kailee Rawls, Kayla Stutson, Maya Edwards, Alicia Gomillia, Dynastee Overton, Jessica Phelps, and Sierra Jackson; back row Shala Humphrey, Elizabeth Lambert and Jarett Jacobs.

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Sales of Blizzards at Dairy Queen benefit Children's Miracle Network at Midtown Medical Center

Area Dairy Queen locations are celebrating their ninth annual Miracle Treat Day by donating proceeds from every Blizzard sold Thursday, July 28 to the Children's Miracle Network at Midtown Medical Center. Several pageant contestants and Columbus Cottonmouth mascot Boomer joined in, helping serve the frosty treats and then delivering them to patients at the Children's Hospital at Midtown Medical Center.

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Columbus "young warrior” takes on Junior Olympics after fighting obesity

Jonathan Myrthil, a 15-year-old student at Northside High School in Columbus, can finish 800 meters in one minute and 54 seconds. With the record, he is heading to his first Junior Olympics in Houston, Texas, this week with TriCity Striders Youth Track & Field Team, representing the State of Georgia. However, Myrthil wasn’t always athletic. His mother, Leeann Hannan recalls Myrthil reaching a men’s medium size at fourth grade. The obesity was a problem for Myrthil, his mother turned to football as a solution, but Myrthil did not enjoy the sport. Myrthil explored that he loves running, after some encouragement by the former principal at his middle school, he started track at seventh grade, and he never stopped since then.
Ang Li ali@ledger-enquirer.com
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Columbus "young warrior” takes on Junior Olympics after fighting obesity

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Clement Arts expands horizons for children through music program

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Sales of Blizzards at Dairy Queen benefit Children's Miracle Network at Midtown Medical Center

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Back to School 2016:Volunteers stuff backpacks for United Way's Stuff the Bus campaign