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Kenya Campbell, of Commerce, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Campbell was initiated at Mercer University.

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Adria Whitworth of Jefferson Middle School has been named the 2021 National Outstanding Middle Level Assistant Principal of the Year representing Georgia. The recognition was given by the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP).

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Savannah Page, Jefferson, has earned the National Junior Angus Association’s (NJAA) Bronze and Silver awards, according to Jaclyn Upperman, education and events director of the American Angus Association in Saint Joseph, Mo.

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Donna Mayo, a Commerce native and junior at Emmanuel College, is spending the 2021 spring semester in Washington, D.C., as a student in The Fund for American Studies’ (TFAS) Capital Semester on International Affairs + Public Policy.

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Jefferson Middle School recently announced that Brock Brush and Andrew Sorah auditioned into the Georgia All State Band and Chase Haynes placed as an alternate. Brock Brush placed first in the state on his audition and Andrew Sorah auditioned into the All-State Band as a 7th grader. Pictured…

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Jefferson Middle School recently announced that sixth grader Gavin Simmons won the Northeast Georgia Regional Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition. Simmons' story "Sunset" has been selected to enter the state level competition.

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Mrs. Carrie Shattles' first grade classroom at North Jackson Elementary School learned how to 'eat the rainbow 'with colorful and healthy foods. The students heard the story "Give it a go, and Eat the Rainbow " by Kathryn Kemp Guylay. They used ingredients that was the colors of the rainbow …

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Commerce High School FCCLA students were among those recognized at the Georgia FCCLA Virtual State Leadership Conference that was livestreamed from the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center in Covington.

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East Jackson Comprehensive High School senior Brad Stringer won the Region 2 EMC/FFA Agricultural Education Career Development Event and will advance to the state competition. The event, held March 2, is sponsored by Jackson EMC and is a wiring competition that requires students to complete …

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Georgia elementary classes in third through fifth grades are being challenged to put their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills to work to explore the real-world issue that farmers face of maintaining soil health. Elementary teachers and their students may enter the Soil H…

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The staff of the Commerce High School cafeteria was recognized as the Commerce FFA Faculty/Staff Members of the Month for February. These ladies were chosen due to their help and assistance with the annual alumni chicken mull fundraiser, as well as all they do each day while serving two hot …

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Members and supporters of the Commerce High School FFA celebrated FFA Week from March 1-5. Members celebrated each day with a different spirit dress day theme. Chapter accomplishments and the history of the organization were celebrated each day through a trivia contest for teachers and stude…

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The South Jackson Elementary School recently announced the winners at each grade level for the Young Georgia Author writing content.  Pictured from left to right in the back row are: Riley Saunders (fourth grade), Alighieri Lane (fifth grade), and Bella Vaughn (second grade).  In the front r…

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North Jackson Elementary School students participate in book character day to celebrate "Read across America" and their school book fair week. These students are in Mrs. Susan Satterfield and Mrs. Mary Ludeman's Pre-k class. Shown are: (L-R) Scarlett Shockley as Supergirl, Jaxson Griffeth as…

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A team of almost 50 University of North Georgia (UNG) students finished fourth in scoring among the 59 colleges and universities that competed at the fall 2020 RNMKRS College Sales Skills Competition. The virtual event used artificial intelligence robots to help students practice their sales…

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Mrs. Camille Whalen, a Family and Consumer Sciences instructor at Commerce High School, was recently named the 2021 Georgia Association of Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences (GATFACS) Teacher of the Year.  

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Mrs. Satterfield and Mrs. Ludeman's Pre-k class at North Jackson Elementary have been learning about animals, winter and hibernation.  These students created a hibernation station (shown behind the students) for the animal they chose.