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Jennifer Ann Maddox Jack Julian Parks Jr. - photo by Special
    Mr. and Mrs. J. Allen Maddox Jr. of Dacula, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Ann Maddox, to Jack Julian Parks Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Parks Sr. of Woodbury, Ga.
    A December 15th wedding is planned at the New Ebenezer Family Retreat in Rincon, a Christian retreat where they first met.
    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Frances R. Maddox of Corinth, Miss., and Dorothy A. Reger of Memphis, Tenn. Jennifer is also the granddaughter of the late James A. Maddox Sr. of Corinth and the late Dr. James F. Reger of Memphis. She is a 2003 graduate of Dacula High School, where she played violin in the school orchestra, served as a manager for the girls’ basketball team, earned one letter in cross-country and earned three letters in track. She wrote for and managed the featured senior student column for her high school newspaper. She was an active member of Hebron Baptist Church and was selected to Who’s Who Among American High School Students.
    Jennifer graduated this month from Georgia Southern University with a degree in journalism. At Georgia Southern she wrote for the George-Anne campus newspaper and served as a resident advisor. She served as an intern for the Waycross (GA) Journal-Herald and will pursue a career in newspaper journalism.
    The future groom is the grandson of Jack and Virginia Parks of Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., and Dub and Martha Harris of Mobile, Ala. Jack is a 2003 graduate of Columbus High School, where he earned several letters in music and served as a principal trombonist for two years in the Greater Columbus Youth Orchestra. A district gold medalist in the state literary meet, he placed fourth statewide. Jack participated in swimming and was a National Honor Roll student. He was selected to the inaugural Scholar’s Day program at Georgia Southern University.
    Jack plans to graduate in 2008 from Georgia Southern University with a degree in music education. He performed in the Southern Pride Marching Band and served as the assistant principal for the university Wind Ensemble, the Jazz Ensemble and the Southern Georgia Symphony. He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. A talented arranger, he plans to pursue a career in music education at the elementary school level.
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