The Madison County Journal's Raiders Weely...

 March 1, 2000


A compilation of articles written by Madison County School students.



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 fan."
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 and participation.


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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 Men's Team.


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