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National History Day State Competition Winners Honored

National History Day State Competition Winners Honored

National History Day is an academic competition in which students conduct extensive research on a historical topic of their choice based on the year’s theme. Through their research, students must compile analysis and conclusions about the historical significance of the event they have chosen into one of five categories: papers, websites, exhibits, performances, and documentaries. Students compete in National History Day on local, state, and national levels.

The following students placed at the regional National History Day competition at Fort Valley State University on February 22. They will advance to the state competition at Mercer University on April 26.

 

Historical Paper:

- Virginia McArthur, Miller Magnet Middle School, first place junior level

- Jordan Lee, Howard Middle School, second place junior level

- Charles Jackson, Miller Magnet Middle School, third place junior level

Central, Howard Seniors Receive National Merit, National Achievement Awards

Central, Howard Seniors Receive National Merit, National Achievement Awards

The National Merit Scholarship Program and the National Achievement Scholarship Program are programs of academic competition for both recognition and scholarships. High school students enter the program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

Report cards for Georgia schools released

Report cards for Georgia schools released

ATLANTA (AP) - State education officials say Georgia's elementary and middle schools improved overall during the last two years. But high schools on average are struggling to boost their students' performance.

That's according to new data released on Monday. The state is releasing two years of scores for school districts, including an update to previously released 2012 numbers.

The original 2012 numbers were the result of a similar system, rating schools on a scale of 100.

Report cards for Georgia schools released

Report cards for Georgia schools released

ATLANTA (AP) - State education officials say Georgia's elementary and middle schools improved overall during the last two years. But high schools on average are struggling to boost their students' performance.

That's according to new data released on Monday. The state is releasing two years of scores for school districts, including an update to previously released 2012 numbers.

The original 2012 numbers were the result of a similar system, rating schools on a scale of 100.

MGSC to join National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

MGSC to join National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

Middle Georgia State College will join the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics this fall.

The NAIA formally extended the invitation Monday, April 14, during its annual convention of member schools. It's a major step for Middle Georgia State, a bachelor's degree-granting institution moving toward university status.

OFTC's Byrd joins the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Georgia

OFTC's Byrd joins the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Georgia

The Ronald McDonald House of Central Georgia provides a supportive home-like environment for families during the stressful time of childhood medical care. Families can stay at the House while children are undergoing treatment for serious illnesses.

Roger Byrd, an associate dean of adult education at Oconee Fall Line Technical College in Dublin, always liked the philosophy of the Ronald McDonald House - “Families are stronger when they are together.” That is why he was excited to be asked to join the good work of the organization recently as a member of the Board of Directors.

“Having a child that is seriously ill is difficult enough," said Byrd. "But being separated from that child during the time of illness and treatment is a tremendous burden. The Ronald McDonald House Charity helps to lessen that burden.”