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Three Schools to Perform at Governor's Mansion

Three Schools to Perform at Governor's Mansion

Three local schools have been selected to perform at the Governor’s mansion this month.

Morningside Elementary, Bonaire Middle and Warner Robins High will each perform at the Governor's Mansion. 

Schools from across the state are annually invited to perform for anyone touring the mansion. The December Holiday Celebration showcases instrumental and choral ensembles.  Selection is highly competitive because space is limited.  Only 48 time slots are available, which are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Houston County’s schools are scheduled to perform in the Governor’s mansion ballroom as follows:

Bonaire Middle – Dec. 10, 11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m

Warner Robins High – Dec. 13, 9:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Morningside Elementary- Dec. 16, 9:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.


13 Days of Giving Spotlight: Big Brothers Big Sisters

13 Days of Giving: Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Heart of Georgia serves children in Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Greene, Hancock, Houston, Jasper, Jones, Laurens, Monroe, Peach, Twiggs, Washington, and Wilkinson Counties.  

They have been providing help for community kids since 1953.   Children who have mentors go to school more often, get higher grades, get along with others better, and have higher levels of self esteem.

To help with this project you can volunteer to be a mentor, or donate holiday items for families.

For more information on how you can help with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, call 478-745-3984, e-mail agency@bbbsheartga.org or visit www.bbbsheartga.org

We'll have more on 13WMAZ Eyewitness News.

Students Honored for High Achievement on AP Exams

During the October Board of Education meeting, 42 juniors and seniors were recognized for earning the highest score possible on Advanced Placement (AP) exams. 

AP is an international program of college-level courses and exams for secondary students.  Students who score high enough on AP exams may earn college credit while still in high school.


Class of 2010 members who passed AP exams with a qualifying score saved their parents an estimated $1,788,696 in college tuition.  Houston County gave more than 1,500 Advanced Placement exams in May 2010 while these students were sophomores and juniors. 

Sponsored by the College Board, AP Exams are reported on a 5-point scale:  5, extremely well done; 4, well qualified; 3, qualified; 2, possibly qualified; and 1, no recommendation. 

Lt. Gov. Cagle to Speak at Career Academy Dedication

Lt. Governor Casey Cagle is the scheduled keynote speaker at a campus dedication for the Houston County Career Academy (HCCA) on Thursday, Nov. 18 at 3:30 p.m.

A ribbon cutting, reception and tours will follow a program in the auditorium. HCCA Culinary Arts students will prepare and serve the refreshments.

Other members in the program will include Middle Georgia Technical College (MGTC) President Dr. Ivan Allen, Robins Air Force Base (RAFB) Air Logistics Center Executive Director Deryl Israel, HCCA Board of Directors Chairman Paul Hibbitts, Superintendent Dr. Robin Hines, Houston County Board of Education Chairman Tom Walmer and HCCA students.

HCCA partners include MGTC, RAFB, Lockheed Martin, Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce and Perry Area Chamber of Commerce. Mike Parker serves as HCCA's principal.

The school opened August 9, 2010.

HCCA is located at 1311 Corder Rd. in Warner Robins. For more information, call 478-322-3280.

Veterans High School JROTC Wins 1st Place

Veterans High School Junior ROTC (JROTC) Drill Team won first place in a Color Guard competition on Saturday in Tifton, Ga.

This is the first JROTC trophy for Veterans High School.

More than 17 schools participated.

Bonaire Middle School Student Honored at National Fair

Bonaire Middle School student Camden Wing competed in the National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Agriscience Fair held Oct. 20-23, 2010, in Indianapolis, Ind. 

Wing was awarded a silver pin in honor of her project titled “Fly Ash Spill.”

Wing’s success at the state level qualified her to compete at national.  All 580 participants were honored with a gold, silver or bronze pin which was presented during an Agriscience Awards program held at the National FFA Convention.

The agriscience fair program was sponsored by Cargill and Syngenta as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.  Cash awards were given to the top three winners in each category and division.  

Veterans High School to Show Appreciation on Veterans Day

On Thurs., Nov. 11, Veterans High School bands and chorus will give a Veterans Day concert. "Veterans for Veterans" is a small way to show appreciation for whom the school is named.

The public is invited to this free event.

Veterans High School is located at 340 Piney Grove Rd. in Kathleen, Ga. Lionel Brown is the principal, and Tom Brown is the band and choral director.