Carey named DCT student of the week
BY MEGAN MCCAY
And the DCT Student of the Week is, drumroll please...
Lacy Carey has many talents like managing school and a job. She
is a cashier at the Wal-Mart in Athens. She has held this position
for one year and nine months. In December, she was chosen as
"Cashier of the Month."
When asked how DCT has been beneficial to her, Lacy said, "It
has given me the opportunity to work more hours to see what it
is like to be independent and responsible in the long run."
Lacy's supervisor, Jessica Smith, said, "Lacy is a very
friendly, reliable, and helpful associate. She is always willing
to go the extra mile for our store and our customers."
Aaron involved with Youth Apprenticeship Program
BY GRACIE AARON
My name is Gracie Aaron. I am 17 and in the 12th grade. I am
involved with the Youth Apprenticeship Program at Madison County
High School. I am apprenticing at Companion Animal Hospital on
Hwy. 29 in Athens. I am now a veterinarian technician and hope
to one day become a veterinarian.
All of my life, I have loved animals. Not just dogs and cats,
but everything and an thing that was alive and moving. I believe
my dad encouraged me to love animals by getting me many different
kinds of pets when I was younger. Because of my pets, I had experience
with caring for animals before I started working at Companion
Animal Hospital. I enjoy working there because each day I get
to work with what I love. I feel that God has given me a gift
I have learned many helpful things for my future studying and
schooling. I have learned what and how many vaccines cats and
dogs need to be healthy; how to give sub-Q antibiotics; how to
measure, take, and develop x-rays and how to pull blood for tests.
Also, I have learned how to run CBS, Thyroid, Packed Cell Volume
and Urine Analysis tests.
I am not sure exactly what I want to be when I am older. I cannot
decide between working with small animals or working with large
animals. Luckily for me, the owners of the veterinary clinic
and Country Health Large Animal Veterinary Services in Commerce
are experienced with both. Dr. Denise Weaver-Pickerel is a small
animal vet and Dr. Troy Pickerel is a large animal vet. Denise,
or Dr. Weaver, works at Companion, and Dr. Pickerel works in
Commerce. I benefit from this because I get to work with small
animals every day and sometimes I go out to work with large animals.
I hope to one day go to college to be a veterinarian or to get
a degree as a Veteranarian Technician. I believe that apprecenticing
at Companion Animal Hospital will help me achieve that goal.
Working here has given me a real taste of what I want to do with
Kindergarten registration set for April 10
A kindergarten registration make-up day
will be held on Monday, April 10, at the following schools: Colbert
Elementary, Comer Elementary, Danielsville Elementary, Hull-Sanford
Elementary and Ila Elementary. Parents of children who will be
5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2000, who did not already register
their child, should plan to register their child on this day.
All schools will be open for registration from 8 a.m. until 6
Birth certificates are required on the day of registration and
parents are requested to either provide a Social Security card
or complete an exemption form. Immunization records will be required
when the student enters school in the fall.
It is not necessary to bring the child to school on the day of
Any parent who will not be able to attend this make-up day should
contact their child's school immediately to make arrangements
to register before this date.
GED to be offered at Athens Tech
The Tests of General Educational Development
(GED) will be administered on Tuesday, April 11, and Thursday,
April 13, at the Athens campus of Athens Area Technical Institute.
The testing sessions will be held in Room 508 of the Paul C.
Broun Building from 4:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. both evenings.
Those taking the tests must attend both sessions. A photo identification
card is required for admission into the testing sessions.
Pre-registration is required and can be made by calling (706)
355-5027 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mondays through
The Athens campus of Athens Area Technical Institute is located
at 800 U.S. Highway 29 N.
The GED examination consists of five tests in the areas of writing
skills, social studies, science, literature and the arts, and
mathematics. The cost for the full test battery is $45, and the
charge for retests is $9 in each area.
Dear Roger and Rory,
Why does the school put so much emphasis on tardiness? If you
are tardy three times you get Saturday School. Even before the
absentee rule was thrown out, being tardy held a harder punishment.
Doesn't this, even now, encourage students to be absent?
Not Quite on Time
Dear Not Quite,
I absolutely agree with you. A student is more inclined to skip
a class rather than to come in tardy and get Saturday School.
There should be a punishment, but not one as harsh as the current
one. I think lunch detention would be a sufficient sentence for
a multiple offender. I understand that teachers and faculty want
students to be on time and keep the halls clear, but I don't
think this is the way to do it.
Roger and Rory
Relay for Life planned for May 5
BY ASHLEY BURFORD
The faculty and student body at MCHS are raising money for the
annual Relay for Life. Relay for Life is a 24-hour walk where
money is donated to contribute to the Madison County branch of
the American Cancer Society. Proceeds aid those in our country
who are or will be affected by cancer.
The walk will be held on Friday, May 5th, through Saturday, May
6th, on the track at the Madison County Recreation Department.
The participants will be divided into teams and individuals will
take turns walking around the clock. MCHS' Rowdy Raiders will
have a team that consists of individual students, faculty, administration,
and classes. "Our only goal is to raise more money to help
this cause than we did last year," is what FCCLA sponsor
Mrs. Sabrina Bennett said about this event. The entire school
is working together to raise as much money as possible. Teachers
are encouraging their classes to donate money.