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6th Annual MGTC Foundation Golf Tournament

6th Annual MGTC Foundation Golf Tournament

The Middle Georgia Technical College Foundation is set to host its 6th annual Golf Tournament to support student scholarships at MGTC.

The event will take place April 1 at Houston Lake Country Club in Perry.

The tournament will begin with lunch at 11 a.m., followed by a shotgun scramble at noon. Hole sponsorships, including a four-person team, are available for $1,000. Corporate sponsorships, which include entry for two teams, are $5,000.

All sponsorships include entry fees, lunch, and golf shirts for the team.

Over $4,000 in prizes will be awarded at the tournament, including prizes for long drives and closest to the pin.

Additionally, special prizes will be available for a hole-in-one and a 50/50 raffle will be available.

The MGTC Foundation’s Golf Tournament is one of three annual events responsible for raising funds to provide students with scholarships.

HCBOE Hosts Exceptional Children's Week

The Houston County Board of Education will celebrate Exceptional Children’s Week March 7 – 11. 

This nationwide observation helps to educate the public about the needs and capabilities of exceptional children and the programs that support them. 

That's according to a Houston County Board of Education news release.

Dr. Zabrina Cannady, director of student services, commented, “Our mission in Houston County is to produce high-achieving students.  The level of collaboration between all educators ensures that high achievement is well within the reach of our students who must strive to overcome disabilities. 

We are thrilled to have an opportunity to celebrate the successes of our students and educators during Exceptional Children’s Week!"  

School Pageant Raises $3,000

Bonaire Middle School held its annual Benefit Pageant, sponsored by the Bonaire Middle Jr. Beta Club, on Feb. 5. 

Pageant proceeds are donated to an organization or charity in the community. 

This year’s pageant generated $3,000 and was donated to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Foundation. 

The 2011 Bonaire Middle School Queen is Haylee Duck.

Contestants also participate by raising money as part of the Goodwill Award. 

The 2011 Goodwill winner is Brook Yocum who raised more than $600 in donations.  Other contestants who contributed were:

MGTC Names Finalists for GOAL Award

MGTC Names Finalists for GOAL Award

Four Middle Georgia Technical College students have been selected as the college’s finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL), according to Janet Kelly, coordinator for the MGTC’s GOAL program.

These four students will now move on to the final round of judging to become MGTC’s GOAL winner, or Student of the Year.

Chosen as semifinalists are Mark Craddock of Warner Robins, nominated by Evelyn Grove, Radiologic Technology; Rhonda Mincey of Perry, nominated by Susan Walker, Criminal Justice Technology; Vanessa Phillips of Warner Robins, nominated by Antonio Shelley, Industrial Systems Technology; and Jessica Worsley of Bonaire, nominated by Anne Sartain, Practical Nursing.

HCHS Black History Banquet

Houston County High School will have a Black History Month Banquet this Friday, Feb. 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. 

The event is open to the public. 

The Hayiya Dance Theatre Ensemble of Macon will perform and a silent auction will be available. 

The menu consists of:  lemon pepper chicken, broccoli and rice, turnips, bread and cake.  The cost for the meal and show is only $5. 

For tickets or more information, contact Kimberlyn Jackson at either 478-988-6340, ext. 32705, or Kimberlyn.Jackson@hcbe.net.


Golf Tournament to Benefit Coach Malone

Golf Tournament to Benefit Coach Malone

Proceeds will go towards uncovered post-transplant medical expenses for Coach Malone.

Chambers Honor 2011 STAR Students and Teachers

The Perry and Robins Regional Chambers of Commerce will host the annual Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) Student and STAR Teacher recognition program on Monday Feb. 28 at 5 p.m. 

The program will be held at the Houston County Board of Education’s central office in Perry.

 During the program, STAR students and their teachers will be recognized, and the district winner will be announced for the first time.  The 2011 STAR Students and Teachers from the Houston County School System are:

Houston County High: 

Vania (Roo-Ra) Lee and teacher Margaret Molyson, Northside High: 

John Anthony Aspinall and teacher Patricia Ogletree;

Perry High:  Avery Roman Jones and teacher Emily Heath;

Warner Robins High:  Miriam (Miri) Baker and teacher Barbara Hilliard.