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GRSP Weekend
Clayton County Welcomes the World

Tom Mertl, co-chair of the weekend, with the winners of the sand sculpture contest

Tom Mertl, co-chair of the weekend, with the winners of the sand sculpture contest

Lake Spivey/Clayton County President Gina McCombs with GRSP trustee George Siggins (Henry County) and Griffin Rotarian John Quinn.

Lake Spivey/Clayton County President Gina McCombs with GRSP trustee George Siggins (Henry County) and Griffin Rotarian John Quinn.

Recently, the world came to Clayton County, when 40 international students gathered at The Beach in Jonesboro, for a fun time that included creating sand sculptures, making floatable cardboard boats, and enjoying plenty of food and fellowship. They were all part of the Georgia Rotary Student Program (GRSP). The Rotary Clubs of Lake Spivey/Clayton County, Henry County and Griffin partnered to host the event.

It started Friday night with a dinner and swimming and then the students went home with the host families. On Saturday morning, the students met at the beach to design sand sculptures, which hare judged for creativity and composition. Pizza was next on the schedule and then designing and building a cardboard boat that had to float and hold one person from the start line to the finish line. This activity is always a fun event.

Saturday night was more food and then a dance. The weekend ended on Sunday morning when the host families picked then students up and took them back home.It was a fun weekend for both the students and the Rotarians.

This year, the Rotary Clubs of Lake Spivey/Clayton County and Henry County are sponsoring Magu Moura from Brazil. She is attending Clayton State University. She has designed clothing and is interested in fashion design. She is a delightful student and we enjoy her very much.

Posted by Claudia Mertl
October 3, 2017

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