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Miller, Weaver Academic Teams Take Top Honors at Quiz Bowl Competition

Miller, Weaver Academic Teams Take Top Honors at Quiz Bowl Competition

The eighth grade Academic Team from Miller Magnet Middle School took first place in the eighth annual Georgia on my Mind Quiz Bowl Competition this month.

All District middle school teams were invited to compete. Weaver Middle School placed second in the event. Above, Weaver Middle School, left, and Miller Magnet Middle School, right, Academic Teams are seen with their coaches after the event.

MGSC Opens Center for Non-Traditional Students

MGSC Opens Center for Non-Traditional Students

 

 

Middle Georgia State College is launching a Center for Adult Learners (CAL) to help more non-traditional students earn their degrees.

The center, based on the Macon Campus on the third floor of the Education Building, will hold a grand opening at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2. Some of the students the center will serve will be in attendance. 

The center, supported through College Access Challenge Grant funds awarded to Georgia by the U.S. Department of Education, will serve as a “one-stop-shop” that non-traditional students can turn to when they want to begin degree programs or complete those they started in the past.

Football Player Visits Weaver Middle School

Football Player Visits Weaver Middle School

Professional football player Mario Harvey of the Indianapolis Colts visited students at Weaver Middle School last month. He spoke to students about the importance of staying in school, making good choices, eating healthy, and staying active. The School Nutrition Manager worked with the school's staff to set up the event.

Central High Seniors Receive Scholarships

Central High Seniors Receive Scholarships

Three Central High School seniors were presented with National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) scholarships at the Mercer BLSA's annual Empowerment Dinner on Thursday, March 14, at the Douglass Theatre. From left in the photo above, Christine Okaro received $700, Shakeyra Brooks received $500, and Janeal Fordham received $300 in scholarship funds.

The scholarship competition is open to minority high school students in grades 11 and 12 who are interested in becoming lawyers and who are actively involved in their school and community. Interested students must complete an essay as part of the application contest. This year's essay theme was “Enhancing the Dream,” and students were asked to write as though they were President of the United States and discuss areas in today's society they felt were in need of major social change or reform.

Two Former Bibb Educators Plan Charter School

Two former educators with the Bibb School District have sent a letter of intent to apply for a Charter School.

13WMAZ has obtained a copy of the letter sent to the Georgia Department of Education and dated March 21.

In an interview Tuesday, former Westside High School Principal Laura Perkins and Esterine Stokes, a former teacher and Graduation Coach at the same school, said they would like to see the Academy for Classical Education (ACE) open in Bibb County, in the fall of 2014.

Initially the concept is designed for middle school grades (6th, 7th and 8th) and require about 40 teachers. The two said there would be room for 150 to 200 students per grade and parents would apply and be selected on a lottery basis.   

Southwest High FCCLA Members Attend State Leadership Meeting

Southwest High FCCLA Members Attend State Leadership Meeting

Students from Southwest High School's Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) chapter participated in the annual State Leadership Meeting on March 14-16 in Athens. This year's theme was "Saving the World ... One Leader at a Time."

Students participated in state events such as Extemporaneous Speaking and Statesman Testing as well as various activities that built upon leadership skills. The guest speaker of the opening session was Arik Bostick, who spoke to the FCCLA members about how to be the person you really want to be.

Northeast High Wrestling Champion Looks to Future

Northeast High Wrestling Champion Looks to Future

By Daniel Daniels, Bibb County School District Communications Intern

A Northeast High School senior used a “Single Leg Shot” to wrestle his way to a state championship title.

Allen Moss won the 220-pound weight class Georgia High School Association (GHSA) Class AA State Wrestling Championship last month at the Macon Coliseum. He defeated William Henagen of Lovett High School to take the state crown. He also recently signed a scholarship to play football at the University of the Cumberlands.

Although Allen is gifted athletically and has numerous sports commitments, he does not let that interfere with his schoolwork. He is third in his class while holding a 3.8 GPA. Allen lives with his uncle, Marvin Booze, and Allen attributes his success in school to his uncle.

“That’s pretty much I guess the driving force that allows me to do so well in school,” he said.