Education Briefs - Jan. 30, 2013

Robert Cross team wins Regional Academic Bowl

Robert A. Cross Middle Magnet School’s team won the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) Regional Academic Bowl middle grades competition. Their first place win gives the team the opportunity to advance to the state competition. Team members are coach Ethelene Kimber, Ryan Thomas, Myles Sejour (team co-captain), John Burnam, Kevin Sejour, Talyia Griffin, Ikenine Ochie, Mauricio Recendez, Joel Felton, Scott Dawson, Yi Jian Ma (team captain), Joshua Breasette and Shannon Moseley.

DHS Academic Decathlon earns state wild card

The Dougherty Comprehensive High School Academic Decathlon team members have earned a spot to compete as a wild card team at the 2013 PAGE Georgia Academic Decathlon state competition. This is Dougherty High’s first time competing at the state level. The team consists of Taylor Collins, Amira Hillsman, Brandon Graham, John Graham, Amber Dawson, Christopher Figgins, Dwain Sheron, Nathanual Ware, Niacara Brooks, Zamemian TenEyck and Valentin Gonzalez. Seema Dhody is the team’s coach.

Dougherty’s FBLA team competes at region conference

Dougherty Comprehensive High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) members competed at the FBLA Region I conference this at Moultrie Technical College. These students participated and placed in the competitive events: Tracy Kendrick — 2nd place, Digital Video Production; Starasia Sims — 5th place, Spreadsheet Applications; Tracy Kendrick and Brianna Thomas — 7th place, Desktop Publishing, and Brianna Thomas — 6th place, Job Interview. Kendrick also qualified for the Georgia FBLA State Leadership Conference which will be held in Atlanta in March. Dorothy Lewis is the team’s primary adviser.

Eighteen Albany High students chosen for district honor band

Eighteen Albany High School students were selected to participate in the 2013 District Honor Band for Southwest Georgia. The All-District Band concert will be held on Feb. 23 in Norman Park. Albany High band students who were chosen are Indiya Simpson, Jessica Washington, Chris Hill, Ayana Harpe, Courtney Caldwell, Alexandria Crosley, Kayla O’Neal, Ronald Walker, Kieran Taylor, Asha McPhaul, Tiara Powell, Javaughn Zackery, Elliot Medlock, Emanuel Anderson, Jacory Roberts, Darius Phillips, Ronald Parker and Te’Jon Wise. The Albany High School Band is under the direction of Trevor Baxter.

Albany High’s FBLA team competes at region conference

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) members from Albany High School attended the FBLA Region Leadership Conference at Moultrie Technical College earlier this month. Students competed in various areas with the following students receiving rankings in the top 10 in Region 1. Winners are Zoye Thomas, 1st place, Help Desk; Malcolm Danmola, 2nd place, Job Interview (advanced to state); Aja Jeffries, 2nd place, Help Desk; Rhomeikia Chappele, Robert Marshall and Alexia Singleton, 2nd place, Entrepreneurship; Donovan Walley and Justin Weltner-Evans, 2nd place, Marketing; Durrann Brown, 3rd place, Introduction to Technology Concepts, (advanced to state); Brianna Washington, 3rd place, Business Communication (advanced to state); Justin Weltner-Evans, 3rd place, Business Math (advanced to state); Daja Hardwick, LaMarsha Holley B Dejah Thomas, 4th place, Business Presentation; Brianna Washington, 4th place, Client Services; Machalia Baker, 5th place, Public Speaking II; Aja Jeffries, 5th place, Impromptu Speaking; Ashley Cruel, 10th place, Economics (advanced to state). Qualifying members will attend the FBLA State Leadership Conference to be held March 14-16 in Atlanta. FBLA advisers at Albany High are Carene Talley and Jamie Fredrickson.

AHS student receives all-state band honors

Emanuel Anderson, a sophomore at Albany High School, has been chosen to participate in the Georgia Music Educators Association All-State Band. Anderson plays the tuba and has received all-state status for three consecutive years. Selection to all-state indicates that the student is among the top five percent of band students in the state. This year’s All-State Band event will be held in Savannah from Feb. 28 through March 2.

Westover scholar attends presidential inaugural conference

Candace Shy, a junior at Westover Comprehensive High School, recently attended the High School Presidential Inaugural Conference held Jan. 19-23 in Washington, D.C.

Jackson Heights holds C.H.A.M.P.S. graduation ceremony

Jackson Heights Elementary School held its C.H.A.M.P.S (Choosing Healthy Activities and Methods Promoting Safety) graduation for students in fifth grade who had met all the requirements of the program. First place winner was Kristen Hayes, second place winner was Quennisha Reed, and the third place winner was Tiana Martin. The C.H.A.M.P.S. student of the year, Eniya Pickett, was also recognized.


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