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Members of the Winder-Barrow High School Band recently participated in All-State and District Band performances sponsored by the Georgia Music Educators Association.  Eight students were chosen for District Band honors, and one was selected for the highly-competitive All-State Band.

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The media program at Winder Elementary has been selected as the Georgia Library Media Association (GLMA) 2021 Elementary Exemplary Media Program. The program was created to recognize library media programs that empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful research…

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On Thursday, March 25, Congressman Jody Hice held a signing ceremony for Abigail Bugg, a senior at Apalachee High School who has accepted an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Abigail, the daughter of Brooke and James Bugg of Monroe, will enter the academy in Ju…

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Local high school seniors Luke Jarvis, William Perry and Tyrah James, all of Winder, recently participated in LaGrange College’s virtual Presidential Scholarship Day and earned additional scholarship awards.

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The faculty and staff at Apalachee High School wore red on Feb. 5 to show their support of women's heart health for National Wear Red Day. According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (N.I.H.) in the U.S, Coronary Heart Disease is the “No. 1 killer of women in the United States.…

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The Georgia Institute of Technology presented degrees to approximately 3,800 undergraduate and graduate students who earned their degrees during the fall 2020 semester and were recognized during the Institute's 259th Commencement exercises Dec. 11-12 at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

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Yargo Elementary School fourth-grader Elijah Webb was recently crowned the Barrow County School System’s 2021 spelling bee champion. Webb spelled 38 out of 50 words correctly in the district’s bee, which was held digitally Jan. 22. He will now represent BCSS at the upcoming District 3 compet…

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In these unprecedented times, many businesses and organizations have found ways to adapt to the new challenges 2020 brought. This is also the case with Apalachee High School’s student-led FFA chapter. Following the chapter’s success in earning a gold emblem last year, the chapter has continu…

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The following local students graduated from the University of North Georgia following the fall 2020 semester and were honored in 52 “mini-ceremonies” at the university Dec. 5-6.

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The following local students were named to the fall 2020 semester President’s lists at the University of North Georgia, after earning a 4.0 grade-point average. Students in bachelor degree programs were named to the President’s Honor Roll. Students enrolled in associate degree or dual-enroll…

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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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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…