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Dena Whetstone submitted this photo of Jefferson Academy students ready for the 2020 Jefferson High School graduation parade. Pictured are: Emery Whetstone and Lilyann Stanford.

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The University of North Georgia recently honored Jared Pate, of Commerce, with the SFC Felton L. Farmer Scholarship for the 2019-20 school year.

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Joseph Randolph, of Jefferson, earned a bachelor of science degree in sports management from The Citadel. Randolph graduated during the South Carolina Corps of Cadets virtual commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 9.

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Jacob Thomas Golob, of Nicholson, is among the more than 5,400 candidates for graduation at the University of Mississippi who will be celebrated during a live, virtual celebratory event on May 9.

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Francine Ichim, of Hoschton, a student of the Georgia State University Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions, received the Johnnie H. Prothro Academic Excellence Award during the school's Honors Day celebration in early March.

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Maegan Stephens, of Braselton, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Stephens was initiated at Georgia College & State University.

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The East Jackson High FFA is planning its annual Mother's Day plant sale. Check out the Facebook page, East Jackson High FFA, for details on the plant sale as they are announced in the next week.

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Just before the transition to digital learning, East Jackson Elementary School principal Allyson Pennington passed her torch to fifhth grader Jaymi Davis to take over as Principal for the Day. Mrs. Pennington reports, “Jaymi was awesome!” She spent most of her time in classrooms and monitori…

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Jefferson City students say “thank you” to Jefferson City Schools’ Nutrition and Transportation Departments with handmade cards for their Grab & Go Meal Program. Jefferson City Schools has provided thousands of breakfast and lunch meals to all Jefferson students in need during the Shelte…

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Jefferson School System Bus Mechanic, J.R. Saldana (left), tied for third place in the RESA District Bus Technician Competition. The competition consisted of 50 questions, parts identification and is phrased like the Automotive Service Excellence Test. Saldana has worked for JCS for three ye…

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Commerce High School FFA member Emily Adler made her commitment to Emmanuel College official on April 10 with a signing via zoom teleconferencing. Adler will begin attending Emmanuel this fall and be a member of the school’s scholarship livestock judging team. “I want to thank my parents, te…

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If you find yourself doing some spring cleaning while sheltering in place, here’s a list of things that can be donated to the Commerce FFA. The club is always looking for flower vases of various shapes and sizes, coffee mugs, wired ribbon, books about agriculture for the classroom library, a…

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Jefferson High School faculty and staff honor the class of 2020 by turning on Memorial Stadium lights every Friday night for 20 minutes at 8:20 p.m. “We want you to know you bring light to our building every day,” JHS Principal Brian Moore said in a social media video to students. The lights…

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Jefferson Elementary School students showcase creativity and inspiration during COVID-19 pandemic with an online art gallary. Follow JES on Facebook (@JESdragons1) to see their online art gallery.

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Local high school senior Sarah Moore of Jefferson recently participated in LaGrange College’s Presidential Scholar Weekend competition and earned thousands of dollars in scholarship awards. At the competition, students were judged on their performance in group discussions, written essays and…

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The Maysville Elementary School staff sent a message through social media to students and parents letting them know how much they are missed while school is closed due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. Principal Michele Archibald is shown.

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The winners for the Young Georgia Authors Contest from Jefferson High School are: (L-R) David Heard, ninth grade; Courtney Kidd, 11th grade; and Carl Rogers, 12th grade.

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Jefferson Middle School sixth grade students took advantage of live video chat technology to Skype original Tuskegee Airman Franklin Macon, who is now 96-years-old. The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of African-American military pilots, navigators, bombardiers, maintenance and support staff, i…

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Jefferson High School student Marlee McMullan (right), 11th grade, won first place in the Northeast Georgia and State Competition Christopher Columbus Essay Contest. Mary Graveman (left), 11th grade, earned second place in the District Level Christopher Columbus Essay Contest.

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Jefferson Academy students showcased their winning “Bottle Buddies” projects to the Jefferson Board of Education. This project was an optional history project where students dress a bottle as a historical figure of their choosing. (Team 5A Winners: Sawyer Martin – first place; Caleb Dupree –…

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Jefferson City School System has undergone Distant and Digital Learning in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Pictured are Jefferson Elementary School students working on school assignments from home utilizing programs such as Google Classroom.

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Jefferson City School System Foundation Board Member Roy Stowe was recognized at a board of education meeting for 18 years of service as a Foundation Board Member. He is shown with Jefferson City School System Foundation Director Morgan Bailey.

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Jefferson High School Senior, Chayce Hudalla, was chosen as the Region 2 Courtroom Artist Champion for the Georgia Mock Trial Competition. Hudalla’s artwork was chosen by top professors at Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta (SCAD). Hudalla will represent JHS at the State Finals in Ap…

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Jefferson High School’s Emma Storey (9th) placed first for her rendition of the FFA Creed at the area speaking event. Storey ranks among the top 12 in the state and will compete at the state level in April. Joey Blackstock (10th) placed third for his prepared speech on Genetically Modified O…