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DCSS Briefs: Westover Students Take First Place at CTI Conference

ALBANY, Ga. — Westover Comprehensive High School Career and Technical Instruction (CTI) students attended the state leadership conference at Rock Eagle April 24- 27. Six students competed at the conference with two students taking first place in their events.

Britavian Hightower placed 1st in Health Care Science and Keyanna Seide placed 1st in the area of Catering and Table Setting. The theme for the conference was "Leaders United."

During the conference, there were several leadership sessions in which students could obtain skills that will help them in pursuing careers after graduation.

Georgia CTI is designed to support students with disabilities enrolled in Career, Technical and Agricultural Education classes. The goal is to provide these students with job-entry skills at the completion of the CTAE experience. The role of the career and technical instruction coordinator is to provide resource assistance to students with disabilities served under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) in the CTAE program and to coordinate the services needed for the learner to acquire his or her goal of job placement. Kimberly Preyer is CTI coordinator at Westover High.

Robert Cross Academic Bowl Team qualifies for nationals

The Robert A. Cross Middle Magnet School Academic Bowl Team will participate in the National Academic Quiz Bowl to be held May 31- June 2 in Washington D.C. The team qualified for participation by winning the regional competition and placing third in their state division.

Academic team members are Yi Jian Ma (Captain), Ryan Thomas, Ryan Moore, Kevin Sejour, Myles Sejour, Scott Dawson, Ikenine Ochie, Joshua Breasette, Shannon Mosley, Mauricio Recendez, Talia Griffin, Sarah Perry, and Yasmine Jones. Coaches are Ethelene Kimber, Jann Lockhart, Carla Anderson, and Fleta Collier.

Westover Student Achieves Perfect Score on National Latin Exam

The National Latin Exam Committee recently informed Principal William Chunn of Westover Comprehensive High School that freshman, Juliette Hu, achieved a perfect score on the National Latin Exam.

Only 792 students out of more than 140,000 who participated in the exam attained this distinction.

Brian Burton is Latin teacher at Westover.

Monroe Student Chosen to Attend National Youth Leadership Forum

Monroe Comprehensive High School rising junior, Seiviven Jenkins, was recently chosen from among the nation's top students to attend the Forum on National Security in Washington, D.C next fall. In collaboration with George Mason University, Seiviven will receive college credit while exploring courses and seminars in American diplomacy, intelligence, and defense.

In choosing students to attend the Forum, leadership potential is the foremost consideration. The National Youth Leadership Forum seeks to recognize promising students who will contribute to the strength and character of the Forum.

Jenkins is an accomplished student. He is currently on honor roll, is sophomore class president, a member of the football and track teams, an airman with AFJROTC, Drama Club sound technician and actor, as well as member of the student council.

Upon graduating, he plans to attend the U. S. Air Force Academy and become a Combat Control Officer.

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Sister_Ruby_Two 1 year, 4 months ago

I am SOOOOO thankful for Westover HS!!!

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FryarTuk 1 year, 4 months ago

Applause all round. Very nice achievements for these hard working students, parents and staff. Good luck on future academics and life direction. Juliette Hu achieved a perfect score on the National Latin Exam and she's a freshman. WOW! Young lady, you have a gift and apparently are using it very well. People in this community are your admirers and supporters for years to come. Our country's future depends on youth such as yourself.

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MRKIA 1 year, 4 months ago

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL STUDENTS IN THE CTI CONFERENCE. EDUCATION EQUALS SUCCESS. CONTINUE TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS AND GOOD LUCK.

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bubbasmithredneck 1 year, 4 months ago

Wow...a positive story on education by the Albany Herald....I bet "TERRY THE TERRIBLE" HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS!!!!

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waltspecht 1 year, 4 months ago

I am glad this is happening, and being recognized. Now to really rate the schools. Way back inancient history, the late fifties and early sixties, schools showed how good they were by the amount of schlorship money their graduating seniors received. Plus the number headed to college, when colleges actually rejected people. This was indeed a comment on the overall success of the schools academics.

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bubbasmithredneck 1 year, 4 months ago

Terry is not interested in DCSS progress and feel-good stories. He does not like it when they do good....He does not regularly report stuff like that. He prefers the gutter..He likes scandal and attempting to destroy the reputations of educators with exaggeration and bull.......Where is Ethan Fowler? He needs to come back and do educational stories. He was a better reporter and editor......

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saveourcity 1 year, 4 months ago

Nice to hear some good news.
And, thanks to Terry.......his reporting is factual, fair and accurate.

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Sister_Ruby_Two 1 year, 4 months ago

Thanks Terry for shining a 17 Trillion Watt searchlght down the.......well y'all know the rest by now.

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bubbasmithredneck 1 year, 4 months ago

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO........ so not true....

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waltspecht 1 year, 4 months ago

Have you seen where even Westover ranked compared to the rest of the State on the new score card?

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Terry.Lewis 1 year, 4 months ago

I just finished writing a story about the new CCRPI results. Westover graded out at 68, the state average for high schools is 72.6.

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HMann 1 year, 4 months ago

The state high school number is 72.6, not 78.

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Terry.Lewis 1 year, 4 months ago

I'd already corrected that number.

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HMann 1 year, 4 months ago

I saw that you did after I posted. That's why I asked for these to be removed.

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Terry.Lewis 1 year, 4 months ago

I corrected it before you posted.

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bubbasmithredneck 1 year, 4 months ago

doesn't matter....get it right!! Ask Ethan Fowler to proof read and check your facts first.....

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HMann 1 year, 4 months ago

Read good news like this every week in the DCSS Update e-newsletter. Subscribe online at www.docoschools.org

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bubbasmithredneck 1 year, 4 months ago

I feel sorry for the children who read this paper and have to comb through the garbage before they can read a decent story about their own school system. They know their own local paper is against them. They probably think the only way they can get in the paper is through scandal,crime, and lies. Not hard work and determination......Thanks a lot Terry!

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