Monroe High FLBA students place at region competition
Members of the Monroe Comprehensive High School Future Business Leaders of America participated in region competition on Jan. 18 at Moultrie Technical College. The following students placed in the region competition:
Rashawn Hall and Kiasia Keith – 2nd place, Entrepreneurship; Brea Whitaker, Stephanie Williams and Brelon Gaynair – 3rd place, Marketing; Shanice Jones and Jaloni Dixon – 3rd place, Marketing; Darien Shannon – 4th place, Personal Finance; Brea Whitaker – 4th place, Marketing; Rodrick Smith and Willie Felton – 4th place, Global Business; Quincey Davis and Courtney Adams – 4th place, Business; Zackeria Moore and Brea Whitaker – 5th place, Business Presentation; Kiasia Keith and Essence Nickens – 5th place, Emerging Business Issues; Quincey Davis – 5th place, Help Desk; Tevan Warren and Talisha Watson – 5th place, Management Decision Making; Aleah Newberry – 7th place, Personal Finance; Rashawn Hall – 8th place, Public Speaking I; Chavi Simmons – 8th place, Public Speaking II; Chavi Simmons – 10th place, Help Desk; Courtney Adams – 10th place, Personal Finance.
Courtney Adams, Darien Shannon and Aleah Newberry advanced to state competition in the area of Personal Finance.
Westover senior Scholarship finalist
The National Achievement Scholarship Program has announced which of the 1,600 previously named semifinalists will be considered as finalists for the 2013 National Achievement Scholarship awards. Westover Comprehensive High School senior Kwasi Wrensford is among this year’s group of finalists. Kwasi was presented a certificate of achievement in recognition of the honor.
The National Achievement Scholarship Program is an academic competition established in 1964 to provide recognition for outstanding black American high school students.
Monroe students volunteer at food bank
Monroe Comprehensive High School SkillsUSA members joined Citizens of Georgia Power and Second Harvest of South Georgia Food Bank Jan. 21 in creating pantry boxes for the 10-county area served by the food bank. The volunteer activity gave students an opportunity to increase their leadership abilities and professionalism, and to give back to the community. Students who participated in the MLK Day of Service are Chartasia Singleton, Australia Blount, Grady Jackson III, Jasmine Blakely, and Charity Fuller. Linda Jackson is SkillsUSA advisor at Monroe.
Alisha Williams wins Live Oak Spelling Bee
The Live Oak Elementary School spelling bee took place on Jan. 18 in the school cafeteria under the direction of first-grade teacher Patricia Littleton. Twelve students participated in the event. The spelling bee winner was Alisha Williams, a fourth-grade student in Linda Johnson’s class. Runner-up was Hannah Pilgrim, a fifth-grader in Tina Caldwell’s class, and third place was taken by Mekeila Santiago, a fourth-grader in Laura Crittenden’s class.
Sesberry wins Lamar Reese Spelling Bee
The annual Lamar Reese Magnet School of the Arts spelling bee was held on Jan. 10. After 13 rounds of competition among 16 students, Makayla Sesberry, a fifth-grade student from Lindsey Hunkele’s class, was named winner of the bee. Javonte Franklin, a fifth-grade student in Billy Glanton’s class, took second place.