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Youth Sky Camp returning to MGSC

Youth Sky Camp returning to MGSC

Sky Camp, a summer aviation camp for kids ages 10 to 14, is set for June 30 to July 2 at the Eastman Campus of Middle Georgia State College.

Activities will include exploring weather, history and physics as they relate to flight; aircraft maintenance, building and launching rockets and gliders; flying in an aircraft and more.

MGSC invited to join Southern States Athletic Conference

MGSC invited to join Southern States Athletic Conference

Middle Georgia State College announced Tuesday they had received an invitation to join the Southern States Athletic Conference.  The invitation was extended from the SSAC Council of Presidents meeting held in Montgomery, Ala. that day.   It's the second part of the college's transition to four-year athletics, having joined the NAIA in April.

Said MGSC Athletic Director Charles Mullis in a statement "I am very excited by this news and what it will mean for our student-athletes and our coaches.  We will be playing against the best teams the NAIA has to offer and it is a testament to the strength of our athletic program and its storied past that such a prestigious conference wants us to join. " 

To learn more about the Southern States Athletic Conference, visit their website.

Houston County still alive in baseball championships

Houston County still alive in baseball championships

 

 

Sport Fencing growing at high school and middle school levels

Sport Fencing growing at high school and middle school levels

Many parents and educators across the U.S. are coming to realize the benefits to students of Olympic Sport Fencing.  Sport fencing has been a small but ever present sport in America since the 19th century.  Usually, and erroneously, associated with the privileged class, it has found little place at large in the ball dominate sports arena in America.  However, that view has been changing rapidly over the 25 years.  The U.S. has grown steadily in world prominence including generation of World Champions and Olympic Gold and Silver medalist.  This growth is attributed with broader media coverage but also with a concerted effort by coaches and fencing enthusiast to promote this exciting sport at the middle school and high school levels around the country.  This moves fencing out from the traditional private salles (clubs) and college environments so as to make it accessible to everyone who is interested. 

MGSC designated as Yellow Ribbon School

MGSC designated as Yellow Ribbon School

Middle Georgia State College announced Monday they had sought and been granted designation as a Yellow Ribbon School for the 2014-15 academic year.  Granted by the Department of Veterans, the designation means MGSC can waive out-of-state tuition for veterans who are not legal residents of Georgia for the purpose of in-state tuition.  The Yellow Ribbbon  program allows public institutions of higher learning (degree-granting institutions) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to help with tuition expenses that exceed the resident tuition and fees.

More information can be found by clicking here.  Veterans interested in finding out if the qualify can contact Tina Decheske, tina.decheske@mga.edu, or call 478-757-2681.

Westside Elementary STEM initiative teaches children & feeds the hungry

Westside Elementary STEM initiative teaches children & feeds the hungry

HOUSTON COUNTY, GA – Westside Elementary School has received 20 Tower Gardens to grow organic food on the campus using a vertical aeroponic system.  On May 14 at 10:00 a.m., Principal Dr. Cynthia Hammond and Superintendent Dr. Robin Hines will “plant” the first seeds in the towers.

This science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) initiative grows plants from seeds using water and nutrients.  Soil, pesticides and light are not required.  Each compact tower can grow as many as 44 plants in about 30 days.  The farm can produce a variety of vegetables and fruits such as raspberries, tomatoes, cabbage, basil and cilantro. 

IMPACTorg and Americans for Schools are partnering to provide Westside with the Tower Gardens as a pilot program.  If all goes well, all 38 Houston County schools will be offered similar aeroponic or aquaponic farm systems.