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2013 Houston County Valedictorians, Salutatorians Named

2013 Houston County Valedictorians, Salutatorians Named

The Houston County School System’s Classes of 2013 have announced the valedictorian and salutatorian of each high school’s graduating class.  The top graduates are:

--Houston County High - Valedictorian Will Freeman, Salutatorian Abigail Olsen;

--Northside High – Valedictorian Sarah Currier, Salutatorian Hunter Smith;

--Perry High - Valedictorian Tyler Claxton, Salutatorian Elizabeth Lewis;

--Veterans High -  Valedictorian Brandon Cauley, Salutatorian Brian Decker; and

--Warner Robins High - Valedictorian Ashleigh Austel, Salutatorian Kathryn Martin.

STEM Family Night

STEM Family Night

 

The Houston County Association for Gifted Children is hosting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Family Night April 26, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The event is held in partnership with the Museum of Aviation and is funded by a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) grant.  STEM Family Night will be held at Houston County High School in the cafeteria.  This event is open to the public.

The Museum of Aviation will have 30 stations for students and their families to participate in hands-on activities to better understand space aviation and aerospace technology.  Calla Busby, Museum Family STEM Adventure Lead Instructor, will be present to answer questions. 

Help Houston County Special Olympics Win Money

People in the Houston County Special Olympics program have their sights set on gold, and you can help them win it.

They are in a nationwide competition for a $25,000 grant.

Right now, they're lagging behind, but with a minute of your time, you can send them into first place.

The sprint for the money began April 1st.

Special Olympics Coaches Brenda Arnett and Christy Jones started recruiting. They needed folks to cast votes for their team in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist contest.

They're competing against 199 other programs and rank in 61st place. The top 40 vote-getters win the money.

Jones said, "Weve moved up a little, but we have a long way to go to the top 40. We only have until Sunday at midnight to get them."

That's where you come in, helping to support the kids.

Armadillo on Ice Sets Off Scare at Bonaire School

The Bonaire Middle School went on a code yellow Wednesday due to a dead body in a cooler -- an armadillo's body.

School spokeswoman Beth McLaughlin says it happened after a parent arriving at school Wednesday morning noticed a cooler next to a car in the parking lot, then saw the same cooler several hours later.

The school's resource officer reported it to the Houston County Sheriff's Office.

Several officers responded to the school, and one of them eventually opened the cooler.

According to McLaughlin, it contained a dead armadillo on ice.

She said a teacher at the middle school left it there.

He said that the armadillo bit his dog, and he intended to bring it to a vet to have it checked for rabies. He left the cooler outside his car due to the smell.

In a code yellow, the school is locked and students remain in class, but classwork continues. The school went back to normal within an hour.

Youth Leadership Robins Region Class of 2013 Graduates

Youth Leadership Robins Region Class of 2013 Graduates

WARNER ROBINS, GA- The Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce honored 24 outstanding high school juniors at the 2013 Youth Leadership Robins Region Graduation Ceremony on Tuesday, April 16th at the Museum of Aviation.

JROTC Students to Attend Georgia Premiere of Documentary

JROTC Students to Attend Georgia Premiere of Documentary

More than 300 Houston County JROTC students will attend the Georgia premiere of "Honor Flight."

According to a release, U.S. Congressman Austin Scott  in conjunction with the Warner Robins Museum of Aviation and Sonny’s BBQ bring the premiere to Georgia.

About the film:

Honor Flight is a heartwarming documentary about four living World War II veterans and a Midwest community coming together to give them the trip of a lifetime. Volunteers race against the clock to fly thousands of WWII veterans to Washington, DC to see the memorial constructed for them in 2005, nearly 60 years after the War

Chamber Hosts 2013 Youth Leadership Robins Region Graduation

Chamber Hosts 2013 Youth Leadership Robins Region Graduation

WARNER ROBINS, GA- The Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce will honor 24 outstanding high school juniors at the 2012/2013 Youth Leadership Robins Region Graduation.  Event will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at the Museum of Aviation (Scott Theatre).

After a vigorous six month program, 24 budding leaders will be recognized and honored for completion of the Youth Leadership Robins Region Program.  The Youth Leadership RR program exposes young leaders to the key elements that form a strong and dynamic community and thus encourages their input and creativity.  It makes students aware of the many opportunities for them to remain in the Robins Region after their post-secondary education by equipping students with the tools needed for future leadership roles in our society.  Selection was based on character, interest in the community and the desire to shape idea and attitudes in others.