Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Georgia Girls Participate in Zoo Atlanta Ceremony

Local girl to participate in panda-naming event
This Friday, Zoo Atlanta will host a ceremony to officially name the giant panda cub born there Sept. 6.

One of the people who will be right in the middle of the action is 7-year-old Stockbridge resident Lorna Waldrop.

Waldrop will be one of 20 Chinese-born girls from the metro area adopted through the Chinese Children Adoption International agency participating in the international event.

“I think it’s great,” said the Pate’s Creek Elementary second-grader.

During the ceremony the girls will be dressed in authentic Chinese attire as they will sing “Panda Mimi” in Chinese. The girls had three weeks to learn the song.

Waldrop is one of 10 girls selected to perform the song in front of a private audience which will include Chinese officials and dignitaries.


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