On Thursday, four exceptional Rome Middle School students were honored by Rome Rotary for being the Terrific Students for October. Asiel Castillo Campos, Addie Grace Harrison, Elliott Mayo and Jykeria Johnson were nominated by their teachers for being excellent students and going above and beyond in everything they do. Joining them were Principal Parke Wilkinson and eighth-grade counselor Ayanna Clarke-Daniel. Each student received a plaque listing their accomplishments and a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble.
Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home will host a Family Free Day with Cherokee storytelling and portrayals of historical figures on Saturday Nov. 3, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the museum campus. Chieftains is partnering with Dr. Allen Bryant, Associate Professor in the College of Education at Appalachian State University to bring Cherokee culture to our community for this event. Bryant will bring several of his Cherokee high school students to Northwest Georgia to learn more about their history and promote their culture in our region.These students will do traditional storytelling as well as portrayals of figures from Cherokee history at the museum during the Family Free Day. These stories will be told every half hour beginning at 10 a.m. For more: chieftainsmuseum.org or call 706-291-9494.
Siri Selle, professional artist and owner of Studio Siri, is celebrating 15 years in business with an art exhibit on display from 6 until 9 p.m. on Friday Nov. 9, at the Historic DeSoto Theatre. Selle has lived in Rome since 1999 when she came from Norway to Shorter College. She is married to Coosa Country Club tennis director JP Selle, also a 2003 Shorter College graduate and native of Chile.