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The following orientations for high school equivalency classes through Lanier Technical College for those looking to earn their GED have been scheduled at the Wimberly Center for Community Development, 163 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Winder:

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Apalachee High School SkillsUSA members Alexa Mancillas and Hayley Fleming presented their SkillsUSA Technical Framework activity followed by an interview on Thursday, June 17, for their chapter’s National Models of Excellence competition.

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Winder-Barrow High School head band director Jerry Pharr is pictured conducting the band in the playing of the school’s fight song during the football team’s spring scrimmage against Jackson County on Thursday, May 20, at W. Clair Harris Stadium. Pharr is retiring at the end of the 2020-21 s…

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Members of the Barrow Arts and Sciences Academy band program recently participated in All-State and District Band performances sponsored by the Georgia Music Educators Association. Two BASA students were chosen for District Band honors, and one eighth-grade student was selected for the highl…

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Brailee Lynn Messer, a member of the Winder-Barrow High School graduating class of 2021, has enlisted in the U.S. Army and is scheduled to deploy June 8 with the MOS (Military Occupational Specialties) Being Mortuary Affairs. She will be shipped from Winder to Fort Jackson, South Carolina, a…

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The following Barrow County area students were recently recognized University of North Georgia president Bonita C. Jacobs for achieving a 4.0 grade-point average during the spring 2021 semester.

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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…