Our network


Emily Layland Walks to the Top Spot in The Avenue’s “Walk Off for a Cause”

Emily Layland Walks to the Top Spot in The Avenue’s “Walk Off for a Cause”

DECA students at Whitewater High participated in The Avenue’s “Walk Off for a Cause” Fashion Show which benefitted the United Way. And one of the school’s students actually walked away as the show’s favorite model.

Prior to the event, an online voting contest for the show’s favorite model was held, with that student receiving a $1,000 scholarship. Whitewater High’s Emily Layland beat out 24 other models to clinch the top spot. Her classmates Alex Resnak, Danielle Jordan, Mikayla Stewart and Yanna Dionese Banks were also models.

Walk Off for a Cause is a component of Cousins Properties’ ongoing Partners in Education initiative and supports the company’s involvement with United Way since 2006.

Cousins Properties and its five metro Atlanta Avenue lifestyle centers collaborated with high school marketing students to develop promotional campaigns for this year’s holiday fashion trends and serve as models.

Payless Provides Select Students with New Shoes for Christmas

Payless Provides Select Students with New Shoes for Christmas

Thanks to Payless Shoe Source in Fayetteville and Helen Rickman of Fayette Holiday Helpers, 150 students in need of shoes on the CARE (Children at Risk in Education) Angel Tree will have their requests granted.

The 2010 Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids program is a grass roots campaign to deliver $1.2 million in free shoes to children of families in need. Fayette Holiday Helpers was one of the nonprofits selected to receive gift coupons redeemable for children’s shoes; each gift coupon is worth $15.

Starr's Mill Students Win Award for Toilet of the Future

In an adapted version of the Japanese “High Tech” toilet, three Starr’s Mill students have envisioned a toilet that will analyze a person’s urine, blood pressure, temperature and weight while sending the data directly to a physician who can authorize an immediate in-home treatment to cure illness.

Students Kevin Thomas, Carol Thomas and Casey Slaggert are the three inventors of “Dr. John” and the winners of the Future Fayette 2030 Contest sponsored by the Rotary Club of Peachtree City, in conjunction with the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce.

The winning team was announced at the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce Community Expo held at New Hope Baptist Church on September 14. Each team members received a netbook and Starr’s Mill was awarded $500.

The goal of the competition was to get high school students thinking about products and services that would be included in “smart communities”, or communities of the future.