RAIDERS WEEKLY
A compilation of articles written by Madison County School students.


OCTOBER 27, 1999


Governor's honors nominees named
BY LEANNAH HAMANN
Talented young students. Teenagers who are passionate about a particular subject in school. Young adults who are able to balance extracurricular activities and also excel in school. Leaders of tomorrow. What do you get when you put all those qualities together? Georgia Governor's Honors program nominees. Thirteen outstanding students were recently nominated by their teachers to be interviewed for a chance to go to Valdosta State University for six weeks during the summer of 2000.
Nominees were sophomores Elizabeth Bleakley, Kasey Hale, Jonathan Pou and Tyler Beusse; juniors Drew Perry, Megan McCay, Laura Adams, Arrie Brown, Cynthia Jones, Sara Fitzpatrick, Charity Askins, Alice Stone and Leannah Hamann. These candidates had to endure a complex interview where three judges narrowed the group down to the five people who will go to Atlanta for a state interview early next year. The five chosen were Drew perry, who was nominated in social studies, Charity Askins, nominated in drama, Alice Stone, nominated in English, Laura Adams, nominated in family and consumer sciences, and Leannah Hamann, nominated for English.
So we are all wondering...what is Governor's Honors? GHP, a more common name, allows talented and intelligent students from all across the state to participate in a six-week program in Valdosta where they will learn more about the field they were nominated in and engage in numerous activities to help them grow to be well-rounded leaders. The program is paid for by the Georgia General Assembly so participants will not have to worry about tuition, room, board and instructional supplies.
All 12 students deserve a special congratulations because it is such an honor to be nominated by a teacher. Good luck to the five students on their way to state.

Catch the Raider spirit
BY LINDSAY WEAVER
Spirit week got the Raiders ready to enjoy Homecoming 1999. This year's theme for the special night was "Daydream Believer." Beginning on Monday, Oct. 17, the Raiders were allowed to show just how much spirit they had. Spirit week was sponsored by the cheerleaders. Monday was camouflage/cowboy day, Tuesday was twin day, Wednesday was "Blast from the Past" day, Thursday was hat/college day and Friday was red and gray day.
Hall decorations were put up by each grade for Spirit Week. Late nights and a lot of thought were put into the decorations. Also each grade participated in a spirit chain competition, each link costing a quarter, which went to the Y-Club.
A "best legs" contest was held during the week. The competitors were coaches Mike Haynes, Robert Freeman, Rob McMaken, Andy Felt and chemistry/physics teacher Jeff Engel. At a penny a vote, coach Freeman was announced the winner at Thursday night's pep rally and bonfire. The runner-up was Mr. Engel.
The spirit running through the halls during the week led to a Raider win over Jackson County on Homecoming night.

Posse club is rewarded with
ice cream and doughnuts
BY LORI MOON
Ice cream and doughnuts? Yeah, that is right. Posse club members received these snacks as a special reward for their achievements. Students received their ice cream sundaes during lunch on Wednesday, Oct. 20, and on the following Friday morning, a Brain Booster breakfast was offered to members during the first 15 minutes of first period while fellow classmates were watching Channel One news.
The Posse club will hold other various rewards like this in the future. The administration has planned a cookout for the end of the school year for those students that have earned posse club membership during second, third and fourth quarters. Prizes and discounts to school functions are also given to Posse club members.


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