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Thomson Middle Hosts Career Day

Thomson Middle School will host a Career Day for eighth-grade students on Friday, Feb. 25. 

The event will take place on the Connections Hall and in the gymnasium between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The objective of the event is to help students get an idea of what they may want to do in the future.  Students will have the opportunity to hear a variety of speakers share information on their careers.  Additionally, several colleges will exhibit and have representatives present to answer students' questions.

"Career Day is an excellent way to expose students to the real world of work and give them some goals to look forward to in the future," said Timothy Deas, Thomson Middle Achievement Specialist.  “This event helps them get a general idea of what they may want to do in life and what they will need to do in order to accomplish their goals.” 

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.


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.

Linwood Elem. Celebrates Black History Month

Linwood Elementary School has several activities planned for Black History Month to include a “wax museum.”  On Friday, Feb. 25, at 1p.m. fifth-graders will participate in this event which will be setup on the fifth-grade hall.

Linwood’s students will dress up like famous African Americans and recite facts about the person the chose to portray.  Some also have props to illustrate the famous person. 

After reciting facts to those browsing the museum, the student will end with “Who am I?”

Each morning during February, Linwood Elementary students are also hearing trivia questions over the intercom about Black history.

Northside Elementary Hosts 5K Run/Walk

Northside Elementary Hosts 5K Run/Walk

The Northside Elementary School PTO will host a 5K Run/Walk on April 9.

The event will raise funds for playground equipment.

Students, teachers, faculty, family and friends can register. The registration fee for adults is $15, for Houston County Board of Education employees the fee is $10. Children can register for $5.

For families with up to five participants, the registration fee is $45.

The first 100 adult registrants are guaranteed a race-day T-shirt.

To register for the race or for more information, call 478-929-7816.