England to be Bulldog majorette
BY BRIAN STRICKLAND
After leaving Raider country, Tashua England will be twirling
her way into the "Home of the Dawgs."
Tashua, a senior, has been the feature twirler for the Red Raider
Band all four years of high school. She has been twirling for
many years and had always hoped to be good enough to twirl in
college. UGA was not Tashua's only choice for college. She considered
twirling at Georgia Southern as well. Tashua said, "It wasn't
that hard of a decision because I've always been a Georgia Bulldog
Twirling has been a great experience for Tashua because of her
love to entertain. She has always enjoyed watching half-time
shows, and wanted to be a part of that. Though she enjoys it,
she admits, "It isn't easy, but practice makes perfect."
Tashua encourages any and every girl to go for her goal and keep
her mind set on it!
Tashua said twirling at the high school level has taught her
confidence and has proved that hard work pays off. After high
school, she plans to make her experience at UGA unforgettable.
Not only will she be able to meet many people and make new friends,
she will be part of "the big school."
Tashua said, "To everyone with dedication, determination
and belief in one's self, anything is attainable."
Waldrop named DCT 'Student of the Week'
BY SARA DUCEATT
Pam Waldrop has been employed at Miracle Years of Learning in
Colbert for six months as a teacher's aide.
She has taken many Workshops that are required to work in a child
development center, including Infectious Disease Awareness, First
Aid and Safety, and Positive Discipline and teaching children
about money, each lasting about two hours.
Pam would like to be a teacher or a counselor. When asked how
DCT has been beneficial to her, she answered by saying, "It
has taught me how you go about getting an appropriate job and
the behavior you should use while on the job. Also, DCT has helped
me become more responsible."
Having grown in her responsibilities as an interactor with children,
she has earned the respect of the small children that she teaches
in her daily job. "Pam has completed eight hours of child
care training, which is very good for a beginning employee,"
said her employer Sharon Good.
Celebrating 'Black History Month'
BY KIM JOHNSON
The month of February has been set aside as a time for recognizing
famous African-Americans in the past, present and near future.
To celebrate Black History Month, STAND (Students Taking A New
Direction) held a weekly trivia contest to test the knowledge
of the student body.
Each day clues were given on a different person in black history
such as Madam C.J. Walker, Paul Laurence Dunbar and Booker T.
Washington. Students were given the opportunity to guess during
their lunch shifts. The person with the most correct guesses
at the end of the week received a prize. Our winners were Belinda
Howard, Trellis Appling, Wintre Hubbard and Tiffany Skelton.
STAND would like to thank the student body for their cooperation
Phillips competes in national rifle tourney
Aaron Phillips, a sophomore at Madison County High School, received
an invitation to compete at the USA Shooting National Junior
Olympics in air rifle and .22-caliber smallbore.
This match was set for Feb. 29 - March 5 at the United States
Olympic Shooting Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Phillips is
also a member of the MCHS air rifle team, undefeated this year,
and the state champions for the past two years.
Phillips said, "I hope to shoot my best and above my average
because the competition will be tough. Some of the best shooters
in the nation will be competing."
The top two shooters will be named to the USA Shooting National
Development Team. The top eight competitors will receive a certificate
of recognition for the 2000 USA Shooting Junior Olympic All Star