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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…

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Claudia Shedd, left, who is chairperson of outreach for St. Anthony’s Episcopal Church, presents a "big check" to Ellen Petree, Barrow County schools, for $825 to sponsor three of the 300 BCSS students in the weekend meal bag – Feeding Barrow program (formerly named Food2Kids Barrow.) Studen…

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Apalachee High School recently named its top students and faculty members for December. Pictured, from left to right, are Sam Jorgensen (Teacher of the Month), Madison Bardwell (Student of the Month), Jaquan Townsend (Student-Athlete of the Month) and Jason Gray (Faculty Member of the Month)…

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The fourth- and fifth-graders at Bethlehem Christian Academy recently performed a Christmas musical, “Carol and the Belles,” a 1950s story of Big Bill’s Drive-In, where the onion rings and the music are made in-house. Not only are Big Bill (Calvin White) and his daughter Carol (Ally Johnson)…

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Bethlehem Christian Academy students recently competed for spots in this year’s Noon Lion’s Club “Journey of Peace” poster contest. Five students made the final round of the competition at BCA: Natalie Wellborn (eighth grade) was the first-place contestant, while Gray Emmett (eighth grade) a…

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The International Montessori School in Auburn has announced “The Wonder of My World,” a collection of illustrated free form, acrostic, limerick, near rhyme and haiku poetry from nearly 50 students ages 3-14.

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Lindsey Bevard, left, a fifth-grader at Holsenbeck elementary and president of her local Beta club chapter, was elected elementary junior Beta club president for the state of Georgia. Her sponsor April Balenger, right, a fifth-grade teacher at Holsenbeck, and the elementary junior Beta club …

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Apalachee High School recently handed out its student and faculty awards for October 2019. Pictured, from left to right, are Christina Johnson (Faculty Member of the Month), Mason Griffiths (Student-Athlete of the Month), Robert Zheng (Student of the Month) and Brooke Turner (Teacher of the …

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Rachel Lee, Barrow County, is one of four Lanier Technical College students who have been named semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership, according to Kari Register, coordinator for Lanier Tech's GOAL program. It is a statewide program of the Technical College System o…

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The 2019-2020 Apalachee High School SkillsUSA Officer Team has been hard at work to make this year’s chapter the best to date, according to leaders. The team was selected in May and they have been busy planning activities for the entire school year. Thus far, they have participated in variou…

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Cole Barnes, Bryson Hardy, Kyleigh Norwood, Lauren Woods and Alysa Wright from the Winder-Barrow High School FFA chapter attended the 92nd National Convention and Expo in Indianapolis, Ind., from Oct. 29 through Nov. 1 with FFA advisors Ashley Best and James Hale. Members spent five days lea…

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The Director's Cup is an award the University of Georgia created three years ago to recognize the high school whose first-year students performed the best in their freshman year at UGA. UGA considers those high schools who have 10 or more students in the  first-year class. Winder-Barrow High…

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Hannah Parks, second from right, was crowned Winder-Barrow High School's 2019 homecoming queen at halftime of the Bulldoggs' football game against Gainesville on Friday, Oct. 25. Parks is pictured with her father, 2018 homecoming queen Ticia King and WBHS principal Al Darby. 

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Apalachee Theatre’s first production of the season, “Silent Sky” by Lauren Gunderson, is opening Saturday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. with additional performances on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 3 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 28, at 6:30 p.m.

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Winder-Barrow High School has announced its 2019 homecoming court. A parade is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, and the school's homecoming football game against Gainesville will be 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. Pictured, from left to right, are front row: Bailey Boswell, Torrie Sauls, Shia…

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The Winder-Barrow High School yearbook, Panorama, took top honors from the American Scholastic Press Association and the Georgia Scholastic Press Association

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Bethlehem Christian Academy recently celebrated Spirit Week during the days leading up to the school's homecoming game and dance on Friday, Oct. 4. Pictured are first-graders dressing up for Cowboy Day. From left to right: Welker Hunt, Logan Bailey, Hadley Wray, Katie Griffith, Katelyn Sidhi…

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Barrow County resident Georgia Parris was among five members of Athens Academy’s class of 2020 who were recognized recently by the National Merit Scholarship Program, based on their performance on the October 2018 PSAT/NMSQT. Parris and the other four students were named National Merit semif…