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Free Gas! Wednesday, January 9, 2013 June 19, 2013 MyConnection Published every Wednesday and delivered free by The Newnan Times-Herald Check Out the Classifieds on Page 7 It’s vacation time and we want to fuel your budget! See Page 6 for Details Noteworthy Nominee Evans Middle chorus teacher quarterfinalist for Grammy’s Music Educator Award J ohnny Holloway, chorus teacher at Evans Middle School in Newnan, is a quarterfinalist for the inaugural national Grammy Music Educator Award.  He i s a mong nom i nees f rom across the United States for the new award, which is being presented by the Recording Academy and the Grammy Foundation. Holloway is also a graduate student at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, where he is studying to receive his master’s in music education degree.  Holloway is one of 217 music teachers from 195 cities across 45 states who have been announced as quarterfinalists for the award. More than 30,000 initial nominations were submitted from all 50 states. His experience at UWG has influenced his approach to teaching, officials said. “My UWG classes have taught me that experiential, hands-on learning is best,” said Holloway. “I’ve cer- tainly benefitted from it, and I hope to always do the same for my students as well. I want to inspire them to create, no matter where their paths lead.” The award will be presented to one outstanding music teacher who has shown remarkable impact on his or her students’ lives.  Holloway is passionate about music and teaching, and one of his goals as a teacher is to prepare his students for the real world.  “Of course we cover music theory and all aspects of performance,” he said. “But I feel it’s important to teach them the business side as well. I want them to be able to transform their passions into a way of life.” The semifinalists for the Grammy Music Educator Awa rd w i l l be announced in August.  For more i n formation on t he Grammy Music Educator Award, visit www.grammyintheschools. com. Johnny Holloway, chorus teacher at Evans Middle School in Newnan, is a quarterfinalist for the 2013 Grammy’s Music Educator Award. He is also a graduate student at the University of West Georgia, studying to receive his master’s in music education. Former Northgate pitcher Kendrick drafted by Yankees i n s i de Zesty Me xican Meal Rec ipes Fundido Fiesta Flats Zesty ➤ PAGE 6 Mexican Meals Made Fast Family Features F lavors from south of the border are always a crowd favorite. They’re also a quick, easy way to get dinner on the table in a hurry. Celebrity chef Aarón Sánchez shares his favorite week­night recipes, which use easy, flavorful ingre­ dients to get families out of the kitchen and at the table in record time. “As a chef with a young family, I love creating deli­cious dishes that are quick and easy to prepare,” Sánchez said. “My new recipes bring that flavor and simpli­city together. Enjoy.” The growing pipeline from Coweta County to professional baseball continued during the second day of  the Major League Baseball Draft. Former Northgate High and Auburn Tiger pitcher Conner Kendrick was selected by the New York Yankees in the ninth round with the 283rd overall pick. Kendrick, a left-handed pitcher, completed his first year at Auburn after transferring from Northwest Florida State College. In 19 games, including nine starts, Kendrick went 5-3 with a 2.13 ERA in 80 1/3 innings. He also led the Tigers with 75 strikeouts. Before arriving at Auburn, Kendrick spent one season at Northwest Florida State, posting a 4.46 ERA. He signed with Georgia Tech out of high school and spent his freshman season with the Yellow Jackets program. Kendrick is the third Northgate graduate to be drafted in the MLB draft since 2008. Pitcher Will Smith was selected by the Anaheim Angels in the seventh round of the 2008 draft., and Conner’s older brother Catlan by Texas in the 2009 draft in the 49th round. Smith was later traded to the Kansas City Royals and made his major league debut last season. Catlan elected to go to college and just completed his senior year at Kennesaw State. Before heading to college, Conner built an impressive while playing  for head coach Greg Hamilton, posting a 15-1 record and a .450 ERA. During his junior year, he was part of the Vikings’ Kendrick Class AAAA state title team in 2009. Kendrick is the eighth Auburn player drafted by the Yankees since 1966. East Coweta (Cam Bedrosian and Bryan Blough), and Newnan (Jesse Wierzbicki and Marc Frazier) have each had two players drafted in the last six years. Former Heritage School pitcher Jack Duffey was selected in 2010. Outfielder Kyle Wren, who played at Landmark Christian School in Fairburn before going to Georgia Tech, was selected by the Atlanta Braves with the 253rd pick in the eighth round. The redshirt junior hit .360 for Georgia Tech this year. Wren is the son of Atlanta general manager Frank Wren. Recent local draft picks from Coweta County over the last 6 years Mexican Lasagna Chef Aarón Sánchez Mini-Meatball Fiesta Flats Year Player School Team Round 2008 Will Smith Northgate Anaheim 7 2009 Catlan Kendrick Northgate Texas 49 2010      Cam Bedrosian East Coweta Anaheim 1 2010 Heritage School Detroit      28 2011      Bryan Blough      East Coweta      Chi-Sox      18 2011      Jesse Wierzbicki    Newnan      Houston      24 2011 Marc Frazier Newnan San Fran. 47 2013 Conner Kendrick Northgate N.Y. Yankees 9 Jack Duffey     

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