Alert: Construction Traffic in River Ridge Zone

Alert: Construction Traffic in River Ridge Zone

road construction sign

Drivers in the River Ridge Zone will want to plan ahead as area road construction will impact traffic congestion when students return to school on August 1.

Roadwork by the county government is underway on East Cherokee Drive, Highway 5 and Mill Creek Road, with construction to continue through the fall.

The construction is expected to impact traffic around Johnston Elementary School, and may also affect Mill Creek Middle School and River Ridge High School traffic. Students are encouraged to ride their CCSD school bus for transportation.

School Board Student Delegate Accepted into U.S. Coast Guard Academy

A River Ridge High School senior has received early acceptance into the U.S. Coast Guard Academy!

Jordan Mason, who represents his high school as a Student Delegate to the Cherokee County School Board, is one of only 35 students nationwide to receive the full commissioning this early.

Ranked among the most elite undergraduate colleges in the U.S., the Academy’s highly selective admission process annually identifies only the top 300 candidates from a nationwide pool.

“Needless to say, we are extremely proud of our Senior Class President and School Board representative,” River Ridge HS Counselor Jeff Bennett said.

MASON Jordan

Jordan Mason

Jordan also has earned the Superintendent’s Key Scholar Award, Presidential Community Service Award and Physical Fitness and Health Award and is a two-year Varsity Track student athlete.

A member of the National Honor Society, Knights of the Round Table and Beta Club, Jordan has been selected for leadership programs including Teen Leadership Cherokee Class of 2015, Model Metro Atlanta Regional Commission and the Chick-fil-a Leadership Program.

He has served as a youth soccer referee and volunteers as coordinator for the school’s Big/Little mentorship program and through the Crusading Knights Service Club.