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Note from the Barrow County School System: The Partners in Education program is a voluntary and collaborative relationship between an organization and the Barrow County School System. Thank you to The Barrow News-Journal for enabling us to celebrate each of our district partners and the inve…

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Apalachee High School recently recognized its top students and faculty members for the month of October. Pictured, from left to right, are Danna Nichols (Faculty Member of the Month), Korbyn Thompson (Teacher of the Month), Colby Sikes (Student-athlete of the Month) and Anthony Bean (Student…

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Note from the Barrow County School System: The Partners in Education program is a voluntary and collaborative relationship between an organization and the Barrow County School System. Thank you to The Barrow News-Journal for enabling us to celebrate each of our district partners and the inve…

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Note from the Barrow County School System: The Partners in Education program is a voluntary and collaborative relationship between an organization and the Barrow County School System. Thank you to The Barrow News-Journal for enabling us to celebrate each of our district partners and the inve…

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Apalachee High School senior Emily Hodnett was crowned the school's 2020 homecoming queen Friday night, Oct. 2, during halftime of the Wildcats' football game against Clarke Central. 

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Note from the Barrow County School System: The Partners in Education program is a voluntary and collaborative relationship between an organization and the Barrow County School System. Thank you to The Barrow News-Journal for enabling us to celebrate each of our district partners and the inve…

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Winder-Barrow High School has announced its 2020-21 homecoming court. The school's homecoming football game and festivities will be Oct. 9. There will be no homecoming parade this year due to coronavirus precautions. The homecoming court includes Ladies of the Court Kelsey Anlauf, Tanya Chun…

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On Aug. 8, the Winder-Barrow High School FFA Swine Show Team visited the Jackson County Agricultural Center for the Hawgs Gone Wild Swine Show, hosted by the Madison County Young Farmers. Addie Pierce, Kyleigh Norwood, and Trinity Dismuke all participated in showmanship and class. Kyleigh No…

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The following local students graduated from the University of North Georgia following the summer 2020 semester. Ceremonies were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, but UNG hosted a virtual celebration on its website.

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Through hard work and dedication, Apalachee High School’s FFA Chapter was able to receive the National Gold Emblem Award this past year, becoming one of only 35 chapters in the state of Georgia to receive the honor.

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Northeast Georgia Medical Center Barrow recently hosted 10 class of 2020 high school graduates whose parents work at the hospital over to the hospital for a recognition from hospital president Chad Hatfield. All those present were recognized with the unveiling of a banner, which was set to b…

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Amber Hagy, a fifth-grade teacher at Yargo Elementary School, was recently awarded the annual Barrow County Retired Educators Association (BCREA) scholarship, which enables a certified Barrow County teacher to take courses toward achieving an advanced degree in an educational field, thereby …

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The following area students were named either to the President’s Honor Roll or President’s List for the spring 2020 semester at the University of North Georgia. Students on the President’s Honor Roll obtained a 4.0 grade-point average in bachelor’s degree programs, while students on the Pres…

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The Apalachee High School SkillsUSA chapter received notification May 4 that it was recognized as a Silver Chapter of Distinction in the Chapter Excellence Program this year. This level of high recognition “is due to the leadership and organization of activities planned by of our amazing off…

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On March 11, Apalachee High School SkillsUSA members cleaned student desks, using sanitizing products amid the coronavirus and flu season. Trinesha Brown, Savannah Wallace and Feyikemi Adeyemi-Bajo planned the event to help teachers at Apalachee. In total, 10 SkillsUSA members cleaned desks …

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On March 12, 22 students, advisor Amanda Pugh, chaperone Brenda Breda and bus driver Melissa Cloer left Apalachee High School for Atlanta to attende the SkillsUSA State Leadership Conference. As students arrived in Atlanta, they went to The Varsity for lunch. As they were leaving The Varsity…

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Bradley Lawrence Messer, a member of the Winder-Barrow High School graduating class of 2020, has enlisted in the U.S. Army and is scheduled to deploy July 7 with the MOS (Military Occupational Specialties) Being Infantry. He will be shipped from Winder to Fort Benning and will be gone for mo…

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Between February and March 4, Apalachee High School SkillsUSA members (from left) Trinesha Brown, Savannah Wallace and Feyikemi Adeyemi-Bajo collected photographs for a SkillsUSA display honoring the military. They requested photographs of current students, Apalachee alumni, teachers and fac…

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On March 4, nine Apalachee High School SkillsUSA members were certified in First Aid/CPR by school nurse Vickie Ortega. The event was planned by Trinesha Brown, Savannah Wallace and Feyikemi Adeyemi-Bajo for the SkillsUSA American Spirit competition. Certifying students in First Aid/CPR repr…

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In response to Gov. Brian Kemp’s shelter-in-place order and an order closing Georgia's public schools through the end of the academic year due to the coronavirus pandemic, 10th District Congressman Jody Hice has announced that the 2020 Congressional Art Competition will be an online contest.

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On Jan. 23, 32 Apalachee High School students along with advisor Amanda Pugh and work-based learning doordinator Miranda Deaton, attended the SkillsUSA Georgia Region 2 Competitions at North Georgia Technical College in Clarkesville.

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On Jan. 30, 23 SkillsUSA members at Apalachee High School participated in making “Vision Boards” as a part of the Chapter Excellence program for SkillsUSA. SkillsUSA members came to the meeting for a “pajama party,” which included snacks, movies and music. Community Service Committee chair H…

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Congressman Jody Hice of Georgia’s 10th Congressional District, which includes Barrow County, announced that he is extending the deadline for the 2020 Congressional Art Competition in response to school closures resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Apalachee High School celebrated National FFA Week, Feb. 22-29. More than 700,000 members participate in National FFA Week activities at local, state and national levels, according to a news release. During the week, chapters conduct a variety of activities to help others in their school and…

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Apalachee High School recently recognized its top students and faculty members for the month of February. Pictured, from left to right, are Mickie Matthews (faculty member of the month), Michele Gerely (teacher of the month), Judah Cannarella (most improved student of the month), Aldo Rivas …

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The Barrow Brigade Military Ball was held at the Barrow County Leisure Services Center on Friday, Feb. 28, and various awards were presented to cadets that achieved excellence during 2019-2020. Presenting the awards from AMVETS Post 12 was service officer, Wanda Rice, middle. The first award…

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Apalachee High School recently recognized its top students and faculty members for January. Pictured, from left to right, are Morgan Turner (Student-Athlete of the Month), Kalee Howard (Teacher of the Month), Alishia Moss (Faculty Member of the Month) and Donovan White (Student of the Month). 

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Thursday, Feb. 6, was 4-H Day at the Georgia Capitol in Atlanta, and Barrow County 4-H sent 14 children grades 7-12 to the Capitol. The children arrived downtown and were welcomed at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot. They then walked across the street to the Capitol. Upon arrival, they rec…

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The Center for Innovative Teaching had a special art gallery presentation, featuring student-created visual art inspired by various South American artists. The gallery is a product of 45 sixth grade student artists of Laura Payne’s language arts and social studies students, whose parents wer…

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On Friday, Feb. 7 Apalachee High School, along with other schools in Barrow county, participated in the National Wear Red for Women Day. Every year the first Friday of February has been dedicated to National Wear Red Day by the American Heart Association as an awareness day for American wome…