Stories by John Klement

Monday, July 12, 2010

QuickHit: Hamlet's BlackBerry

Teen Board Member John Klement reviews the book Hamlet's BlackBerry: A Practical Philosophy in Building a Good Life in the Digital Age, by William Powers.
By John Klement

Monday, June 7, 2010

'Chicken Little' shows value of skepticism

Hidden messages pervade everything from short clips to modern political commentators and skepticism should be used to uncover the truth.
By John Klement

Monday, May 10, 2010

Teens react to texting and driving bills

Gov. Sonny Perdue's signature is all that is needed to outlaw teen texting while driving. Teens think texting while driving is unsafe, but some are unsure if law can be enforced.
By John Klement

Monday, April 5, 2010

An ode to the end of college applications

Nearing the end of the college decision process, Teen Board Member John Klement writes about the transformative process.
By John Klement

Monday, March 8, 2010

QuickHit: 'The Art of Choosing'

Teen Board Member John Klement gives this book an A-.
By John Klement

Monday, March 1, 2010

Proximity, teens add to Olympics viewership

Many teens in the U.S. and locally contributed to an increase in viewership of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.
By John Klement

Monday, Feb. 8, 2010

Tough time for teens seeking jobs

If this same phenomenon was occurring throughout the entire population, it would be the worst employment crisis in American history. Teen unemployment is almost 27 percent.
By John Klement

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009

Find the perfect present for a teen boy

With Black Friday, the infamous shopping extravaganza starting the holiday shopping season approaching, parents and friends start thinking about the perfect present for the teen boys - sometimes ...
By John Klement

Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009

Is gifted program tainted by bias?

The Georgia Governor's Honors Program (GHP) exists to provide "intellectually gifted or artistically talented students" with opportunities "not usually available during the regular school year," ...
By John Klement

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009

Students report mixed feelings on decline of Wikipedia

Wikipedia, the bane of English teachers everywhere, may be on its deathbed. Usage statistics for the site - in terms of number of active editors, the lifeblood of the ecosystem - are on a cyclical ...
By John Klement

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009

Education funding varies by school

A Georgia think tank survey reports that Greenbrier High School may have less funds and more students.
By John Klement

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Choices for college testing have ups and downs

The SAT, the bane of many a high school student, might soon become a thing of the past.
By John Klement

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tips to stay in shape

Now that school is over, it is a great time for getting or staying fit. Bethany Roley, a certified personal trainer, has some tips on staying in shape:
By John Klement

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Economy affecting college decisions

Choosing what college to attend is a source of stress to high school seniors this time of year. The economy is making that decision even more difficult.
By John Klement

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Xtreme Spotlight: Jon Clymer

Jon Clymer, a senior at Greenbrier High School, plans to attend Augusta State University in the fall.
By John Klement

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Become a presentation pro

Are you anxious about senior project boards or an upcoming class presentation?
By John Klement

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Trip to Africa was eye-opening

I experienced a perception-changing experience last summer on a medical mission to Africa. While I was stepping off the airplane into the intense heat of the Togolese Republic in west Africa, I ...
By John Klement

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Program lets teens say, 'Yes, I can'

Every community needs leaders, and the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership program provides training to teens to eventually take on those roles.
By John Klement

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009


Greenbrier High school senior Dana Marshall is in the Spotlight.
By John Klement

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009

Gifted students go AP route

Do you remember when some of the brightest pupils in your elementary school class left for a day each week? In Columbia County schools, they would go to Horizons, a program that offers enrichment ...
By John Klement
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