Wednesday, September 12, 2012

2012-2013 Teacher of the Year Program at Ed Voyles Honda

Cobb County, Marietta City Teachers Of The Year Will Receive Free One-Year Lease Of a Car.
The Ed Voyles Automotive Group is honored to be in a position to give back to our community and the people that everyday shape the minds and lives of our children - our teachers.
The Cobb Chamber’s Teacher of the Year Program, now in its 24th year, honors the Teachers who have won the admiration and respect of students, parents and their peers.
This year, the Marietta City School system-wide Teacher of the Year and the Cobb County system-wide elementary, middle and high school Teachers of the Year will spend the year representing their schools and districts as an educational advocate AND driving a brand new car.
Through a new partnership with the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, Ed Voyles Automotive Group will grant a free one-year vehicle lease to the Teachers of the Year.
Ed Voyles Automotive Group intends for the partnership to be long-lasting and to provide teachers with a very real and valuable award for their commitment to excellence in education.
This year, Ed Voyles Automotive Group joins the chamber in honoring the following teachers an All-Star salute during the annual ‘Give Our Schools a Hand’ Community Pep Rally which will be held on October 30th, 2012.
Fifth grade teacher Carolyn Davis envisioned herself as a teacher during childhood and has spent more than 19 years fulfilling that vision! Mrs. Davis joined Cobb in 2006 teaching eighth grade language arts at Floyd Middle School after several successful years in DeKalb schools. She joined Riverside Intermediate in 2007, where she continues to “help young people embrace a thirst for learning.”
Carolyn has served as a teacher mentor, worked as part of her School Improvement Team and sponsors the Junior Beta Club at Riverside Intermediate. “As an educator, my daily goal in the classroom is to make a difference and ignite sparks for lifelong learning that hopefully will transcend throughout my students’ academic and personal lives,” said Davis.

Dickerson Middle School’s Dr. Richard Kaht aims to get his students excited about exploring science, using humor and hands-on reinforcement. Dr. Kaht said, “If students do not enjoy my Life Science class, it will be that much harder for them to learn the material and take ownership in the concepts.” For example, after discussing Gregor Mendel’s study of genetics by growing peas, students grew their own peas in the classroom. “I try to not only teach a subject, but also present skills of learning and the idea that they can be successful and accomplish great things.”
During the 2011-2012 school year, Dr. Kaht started Dickerson’s FTC Robotics Club for students as a fun, extracurricular extension of the science concepts covered during class time. In its first year, the team competed against teams of high school students and earned two top ten finishes. Since joining Dickerson in 1999, Dr. Kaht has participated in the DMS Leadership Team, helped implement the Olweus Bullying Prevention program and collaborated with other science teachers to improve instruction throughout Cobb County.
Beth Morgan purposefully repeats two maxims for her students at Lassiter High: “Just think,” and “‘Why?’ is the most important question.” Those simple statements have also driven Mrs. Morgan over the course of her own education and throughout her 26-year teaching career. “My overarching goal is to teach students to live their lives with ferocious attentiveness. If I can convince them to apply this attentiveness consistently to their lives then as a direct result they will think more deeply and make better choices,” said Morgan.
Mrs. Morgan instructs a variety of language and humanities courses at Lassiter, including ninth and 10th grade English, British Literature, AP Language and Composition and a film class for gifted students. Her classroom experience has led her to become a teacher leader and trainer, as well. The Georgia Department of Education selected Beth to share best practices for Advanced Placement instruction with other Georgia educators and she has led a variety of local professional development workshops for her fellow Cobb County teachers. Morgan also coordinates the Renaissance program for the school, celebrating and promoting academic achievement and community service. “I want to set the example of getting involved for the kids to see,” said Mrs. Morgan.
David DuBoseDavid DuBose is a music teacher at Marietta High School. He earned an undergraduate degree in Music Education at Auburn University, and a Master in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Phoenix. His desire to teach, lead, influence and encourage others to succeed came from his experiences as an Eagle Scout, and as a drum major with the marching band in high school and college.

Other dates

Handprint Unveiling Ceremony
October 3rd
10:30 a.m.
Marietta Square

Breakfast and Pep Rally
October 30th
9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Roswell Street Baptist Church

First Monday Breakfast
November 5th
7:30 a.m.
Cobb Galleria Centre

Monday, September 10, 2012

2013 Honda Accord Adds Thousands of Dollars in New Standard Features

Pricing for all-new Accord remains consistent with outgoing model
TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 10, 2012 – The dynamic all-new 2013 Honda Accord
will debut at U.S. dealers nationwide on September 19, with a manufacturer’s
suggested retail price (MSRP) ranging from $21,680 for the well-equipped Accord LX to
$33,430 for the luxurious Accord Touring model, plus a destination and handling
charge1 of $790 per vehicle. The Accord Coupe will go on sale October 15 with a
manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $23,350 for the sporty LX-S
model plus a destination and handling charge1.
The all-new Accord adds thousands of dollars worth of standard features and
technologies with average pricing across the sedan lineup increasing by less than $300.
The price of the most popular Accord LX (4-cylinder) trim is up by only $200.
The 2013 Honda Accord has been fully redesigned from the ground up to deliver
new levels of refinement, sophistication, fuel efficiency and fun-to-drive performance in
the midsize segment. Every new Accord is equipped with alloy wheels, and standard
features now also include a rearview camera, an Expanded View Driver’s Mirror,
HandsFreeLink®, USB/iPod® integration, Pandora® internet radio
compatibility, SMS text message function, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a
160-watt AM/FM/CD audio system.
“The 2013 Accord excels in all areas with sophisticated design, a luxurious
interior, world-class dynamic performance, class-leading standard features and
legendary Honda quality, all at a tremendous value for the customer,” said John
Mendel, executive vice president of sales, American Honda Motor Co. Inc., “2012 is the
year of the midsize sedan, and the new Accord will once again solidify Honda’s position
at the head of the pack.”
New to the Accord Sedan lineup for 2013 are the Sport and Touring models. The
Accord Sport targets younger buyers with the addition of 18-inch alloy wheels, fog
lights,10-way power driver’s seats, a decklid spoiler, dual chrome exhaust finishers,
paddle shifters (on CVT models), a stiffer tower strut bar and exclusive suspension and
steering tuning. Positioned between the Accord LX and Accord EX, the Sport model is
equipped with the 2.4-liter direct-injected all-aluminum VTEC® engine paired to either a
6-speed manual or Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). The Sport model is
value priced with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $23,390 plus a
destination and handling charge1.
The luxurious and technology-packed Accord Touring is equipped with a
powerful V-6 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission. Equipped with Honda’s first
application of LED headlights and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), the Accord Touring
sedan is priced with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $33,430 plus a
destination and handling charge1.
The 2013 Accord lineup is powered by a wide array of new Earth Dreams™
powertrains, which includes the first U.S. application of Honda’s next-generation 2.4-liter
direct-injected VTEC 4-cylinder engine. The 2013 Accord Sedan and Coupe will also
offer a more powerful and efficient Earth Dreams VTEC V-6. Three transmissions are
available, including the first-ever application of a continuously variable transmission
(CVT) on 2.4-liter 4-cylinder models, a six-speed automatic on V-6 models, and 6-speed
manual transmissions on 2.4-liter 4-cylinder models and the 3.5-liter V-6 Coupe.
The 2013 Accord successfully balances fun-to-drive performance with fuel
efficiency. Accord Sedan 4-cylinder models paired to the CVT earn an impressive
27/36/30 mpg2 city/highway/combined EPA fuel economy ratings (an increase of 3/2/3
mpg compared to the previous model) and the V-6 models achieve class-leading EPA
fuel economy ratings of 21/34/25 city/highway/combined mpg2 (an increase of 1/4/1
compared to the previous model) making it the most fuel-efficient gasoline-powered
vehicle in the V-6 midsize sedan class.
Other new Accord technologies include the first application of the all-new cloudbased
HondaLink™ system featuring Aha™, which lets drivers put away their
smartphones and still stay connected to the people, music and social media they love.
Also debuting on the 2013 Accord is Honda LaneWatch™ blind-spot display, which
uses a camera integrated with the passenger-side mirror and the vehicle’s 8-inch color
display to provide for an enhanced view of the passenger-side roadway. LaneWatch is
standard equipment on EX and above versions of the Sedan, and EX-L versions of the
Celebrating 30 years of Accord production in the United States, the all-new 2013
Honda represents the expanding capabilities of Honda in North America. The Accord is
produced by Honda of America Mfg. Inc. in Marysville, Ohio, using domestic and
globally sourced parts. Its engines are produced at Honda plants in Anna, Ohio and the
transmissions are produced at Russells Point, Ohio, and in Tallapoosa, Georgia. The
Marysville Auto Plant earned a Silver Plant Quality Award from J.D. Power and
Associates in its 2012 Initial Quality Study.
The 2013 Honda Accord is covered by a 3-year/36,000-mile Limited Vehicle
Warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, and a 5-year/unlimitedmile
Corrosion Limited Warranty.
2013 Accord Sedan Pricing:
Model Transmission Pricing EPA ratings
4-cylinder models
Accord LX 6-speed MT $21,680 24/34/28
CVT $22,480 27/36/30
Accord Sport 6-speed MT $23,390 24/34/28
CVT $24,190 26/35/29
Accord EX 6-speed MT $24,605 24/34/28
CVT $25,405 27/36/30
Accord EX-L CVT $27,995 27/36/30
Accord EX-L with Navi CVT $29,995 27/36/30
V-6 models
Accord EX-L V-6 6-speed AT $30,070 21/34/25
Accord EX-L Navi V-6 6-speed AT $32,070 21/34/25
Accord Touring V-6 6-speed AT $33,430 21/34/25
2013 Accord Coupe Pricing:
Model Transmission Pricing EPA ratings
4-cylinder models
Accord LX-S 6-speed MT $23,350 24/34/28
CVT $24,200 26/35/29
Accord EX 6-speed MT $25,025 24/34/28
CVT $25,875 26/35/29
Accord EX-L CVT $28,070 26/35/29
Accord EX-L Navi CVT $30,070 26/35/29
V-6 models
Accord EX-L V-6 6-speed MT $30,350 18/28/22
6-speed AT $30,350 21/32/25
Accord EX-L Navi V-6 6-speed MT $32,350 18/28/22
6-speed AT $32,350 21/32/25
Additional media information including detailed pricing features and high-resolution photography
of the 2013 Accord is available at Consumer information is available at
MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $790 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.
Based on 2013 EPA ratings estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you
drive and maintain your vehicle.
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subsidiaries worldwide
Source: American Honda Press Release