Food bank cites Holy Innocents’

Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School students have volunteered at the Atlanta Community Food Bank for more than 10 years, and that organization recently honored the students for having contributed 348 volunteer hours in 2008.

A total of 117 Holy Innocents’ students helped inspect, sort and pack food to be distributed to more than 800 charitable agencies throughout the metro area last year. They were named the food bank’s School Volunteer Group of the Year.

The food bank’s Barbara Prevost Over­ton, a volunteer manager, said the school “provides us with outstanding volunteers and educates future citizens and leaders about the importance of helping others.”

Sandy Springs woman joins state board

Gov. Sonny Perdue recently appointed Sandy Springs resident Lynn M. Cornett, 67, to the state Board of Technical and Adult Education as an at-large member.

Cornett retired as senior vice president of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB). Her 26 years of service with the SREB included a stint as vice president for state services.

She is involved with the Achievement Awards for College Scientists program and the American Cancer Society’s Reach for Recovery program.

Cornett earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tulsa, a master’s from the University of South Florida and a doctorate in education from the University of Rochester. She and her husband, Ben, have one son.