MCYA holds awards night
BY VANESSA KIRK
The Madison County Youth Association (MCYA) held an awards night
Nov. 14 in the MCHS gym. The youth association awarded nearly
Mike Haynes, a high school teacher and football coach, acted
as the master of ceremonies. One hundred and ninety six players
and 225 cheerleaders received participation awards. These children
ranged in age from 5 to 12. The Senior Black Bulldogs were awarded,
receiving trophies and medallions for their undefeated 10-0 season.
This was their second straight undefeated season.
It was a special night for coach Robert Freeman as well. This
was his final year as president of the MCYA, after five years
The featured speaker of the evening was University of Georgia
athletic director Vince Dooley. He mentioned the Red Raider football
team as well as the MCYA football teams. He said he was looking
forward to the continued success of the Raiders and sending his
coaches out to look at the players in hopes of sending some to
UGA to play.
It was a delightful evening for all who attended and an honor
to have Vince Dooley speak for the MCYA awards night.
Blood drive planned at MCHS
BY TESSA HOLLIS
No one likes to think of being in a situation where they might
need to receive blood, but it happens every day. Approximately
four million people need blood each year, which is one person
every two seconds. The only way to acquire this much needed blood
is from human blood donors.
MCHS will hold its annual blood drive Thursday, Nov. 30 from
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the high school gym. Donors must be at
least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 lbs. Donating blood
is extremely safe and only takes about an hour. When you first
arrive you register and take a mini physical to ensure that it's
safe for you to donate. After you donate most people can immediately
resume their normal activities unless they are very strenuous.
The American Red Cross needs 22,000 people to donate blood every
day across the country. Please do your part and sign up to donate
blood! For more information, contact Pat Rape at the high school
Pumpkin carving winners named
BY CANDACE ELLARD
The 2000-2001 Madison County Skills USA-VICA has announed the
annual pumpkin carving winners. This year's winners are as follows:
first place: Kimi Barrett and Morgan Galloway; second place:
Cynthia Mayfield; and third place: Christy Baxter. All of the
pumpkins looked very good and were carved with great imagination
and we would like to thank all those who participated this year.