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HCHS and WRHS Tie for System STAR Student

HCHS and WRHS Tie for System STAR Student

Miriam Baker, Warner Robins High School senior, and Vania Lee, Houston County High School senior, tied for the 2011 System Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) students for Houston County. 

STAR students select a teacher most instrumental in their academic success. 

Miriam selected Barbara Hilliard, AP Literature teacher, as her STAR teacher, and Vania selected Margaret Molyson, AP Chemistry teacher.    

The winners were announced during a program hosted by the Perry Area and Robins Regional Chambers of Commerce at the Houston County Board of Education central office.

  Each STAR student and teacher received a $500 savings bond, and the system winners took home an additional $500 bond, for a total of $1,000 each. 

Altogether the Chambers presented $7,000 in savings bonds as awards. 

HCBOE Names 17 Outstanding Women in Education

Seventeen women from the Houston County Board of Education will be honored Saturday, March 5, 2011, as recipients of the Outstanding Women in Education award. 

They will be recognized during the “It’s Time!” Unity Conference.  The conference will be held in the Century of Flight building at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

The honorees will be presented awards from 2:00 p.m. to 2:35 p.m. and also recognized at a reception from 2:40 to 3:30 p.m.  Special guests include First Lady Sandra Deal and Becky Scott.   

 A total of 30 honorees were selected from across Georgia with nominees coming from not only Houston, but also Baldwin, Bibb, DeKalb, Fulton, Henry, Lowndes, Newton, Peach and Twiggs. 

Kids and Pros Football Camp Comes to Houston Co.

Kids & Pros Co-Founder Buddy Curry has announced the Kids and Pros football camp is coming to Houston County again in 2011.

The camp is scheduled to take place at Tanner Park on Carl Vinson Parkway Monday-Thursday, June 6-9, each day from 6-9 p.m.

“More than 120 young football players from the ages of 7-13 joined us for the inaugural Kids and Pros football camp last summer,” Curry says. “Building on that success, we are coming back to Warner Robins.”

During the camp, Curry, a former Atlanta Falcon, and other former NFL players will be joined by many more local coaches to give the camp a 1-to-10 coach-to-player ratio.

Coaches will provide hands-on teaching of fundamental skills; as well as reinforcing character values that can be learned from the game of football.

Curry refers to the character speeches each night as “life lessons.”

Houston County Sharks Host State Basketball Tournament

The Houston County Sharks will host the 2011 State Wheelchair Basketball tournament Saturday, March 5, at Warner Robins High School. 

Eight teams will compete for the championship title beginning at 9:30 a.m.  The JV championship trophy will be presented around 4 p.m. by Superintendent Dr. Robin Hines.   

“Everyone is invited to come and cheer on the top eight wheelchair teams in the state as they fight for the title of State Champion,”  Christy Jones, area coordinator says.  “Our very own Sharks are currently ranked first in the Junior Varsity division.”     

The tournament game schedule is:

9:30 a.m. – JV Semi, Henry County Hurricanes vs. Houston County Sharks

11:20 a.m. – JV Semi, Fulton County YMCA Mustangs vs. Clayton Eagles

1:10 p.m. – Varsity Semi, Gwinnett Heat vs. Atlanta Wolf pack

School Board of Education Appreciation Week Honors Board Members

The Houston County School System will celebrate School Board Appreciation Week March 7 – 11, to salute the contribution of  Houston County Board of Education (HCBOE) members.

The HCBOE is comprised of seven members elected to four-year terms.  Five members are elected to represent their voting district, and two are elected at-large. 

The HCBOE thanks Houston County Board of Education members:

  • Tom Walmer, Chairman, Post 1;
  • Dr. Charles “Toby” Hill, Vice Chairman, at-large, Post 7;
  • Dr. Marianne Melnick, Post 2;
  • Gillis “Skip” Dawkins, Post 3;
  • Fred Wilson, Post 4;
  • Helen Hughes, Post 5; and
  • Jim Maddox, at-large, Post 6.

As constitutional officers of Georgia, school board members set educational policies, employ school personnel, provide buildings and equipment, operate a transportation system and disburse school funds. 

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.

HCHS Hosts Junior Night

Houston County High School will have a Junior Night on Thursday, March 3, 2011, at 6 p.m. in the Houston County High Theater. 

A Houston County Board of Education news release says that information will be presented to students and their parents about the Georgia High School Graduation Tests (GHSGT) and other graduation requirements. 

 To help ensure success in high school, parents and students will receive information about the GHSGT, SAT, ACT, test preparation and tutoring opportunities. 

Information on financial aid for college will also be available. 

Representatives from GAcollege411 and Macon State College will be available to answer questions as will Houston County High counselors.