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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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East Jackson Comprehensive High School student Sarah DeLay placed first at the Literary Meet in Girls Solo. She will advance to the state competition.

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The East Jackson Comprehensive High School students, Camren Hardy, Ethan Fullard, Eddie Vega and Jacob Carrier, were the runners-up in the Men's Quartet competition at the Literary Meet. Fullard also placed third in Boys Solo.

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Jackson County Comprehensive High School FFA members united their passion for students with special needs and their love of animals by organizing the fifth annual petting zoo. The event was held on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Livestock Education Facility on the campus of JCCHS as part of FFA we…

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Jefferson Middle School recently announced the school-level winners of the Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition. First place winners will advance to the regional competition. JMS young author winners included: sixth grade, Kinsey Wilder, first place, Sophierose Hobbs, second place, and …

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Amanda Whartman, of Pendergrass, was recently named to the Black Hills State University part-time dean's list for the fall 2019 semester. Whartman is a business administration major.

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American Pest Control, a local-family owned and operated company, is offering the Gene Higginbotham Memorial Scholarship to area students.

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Anslee Bouchard had a great day cashing in her Faculty for a Day Fun Run Reward at East Jackson Elementary School by taking over Megan McCarty's second grade class. She wanted her students to call her "Mrs. McCarty Jr." all day. She led morning work and ran a small group for reading with a r…

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South Jackson Elementary School recently announced the winners at each grade level for the Young Georgia Author writing content. Shown from (left to right) are the school winners: Tallulah Mangum (kindergarten), Ava Colley (first grade), Leah Martinez-Ramirez (fifth grade), Maryann Jennings …

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Jefferson Middle School eighth grader, Megan Jacobs, placed third in state for her class with Skeeter in the Market Barrow show in Perry. Jacobs has worked tirelessly for the past months working, feeding, grooming showing and learning. There were more than 2,000 hogs at the show for competition.

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Jefferson Middle School recently announced emerging technologies teacher Joanna Knox was recognized as a 2020 STEM Scholar by the Georgia Youth Science and Technology Center (GYSTC). Knox is being awarded for her "excellence in teaching effective and innovative STEM education in her classroo…

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The West Jackson Middle School FFA recently celebrated National FFA Week. Pictured are (L-R): Brody Barnett, Bryce Bennett, Cira Gristina, Keira Hamilton, Elizabeth Ledford, Meghan Langley, Shelby Pruett and Kortney English.

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The Jefferson High School Future Business Leaders of America collected more than 1,000 items for their Pick-Me-Up Bags project. The students partnered with Adventure bags and collected items such as toothbrushes, soap, baby wipes, teddy bears, bottled water and many other products for displa…

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The Commerce High School academic team won the 2020 North Georgia History Bowl at Calhoun High School. The team includes seniors Jacob Whitley, John Chang, Maggie Jiang and Madison Waldrep. It was 8-0 in the tournament, defeating Rockmart, Calhoun, Southwest Macon, Gordon Central, Atlanta Cl…

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Students at Jefferson Academy recently had the opportunity to submit original pieces of writing for the Young Georgia Author Writing Competition. Shown are: (L-R) Ansleigh Rundell (3rd), Olivia Gabor (3rd), Sophia Camp (3rd), Madeline Mackendree (4th), Hilda Manglitz (4th), Brooke O’hara (4t…

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Jefferson High School students named as state band members are: (L-R) Jacob Harkness, Patrick Sorah, Jordan Sorah and Douglas Chandler.

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Jefferson High School students named as state chorus members are: (L-R) Dylan Paulus, Emaline Newbury, Auldyn Walker, Reagan Duke, Patti Ring and Hollis Webb.

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The Jefferson High School Veterinary Science Team placed eighth in the state at a two-day state-level competition at Fort Valley University. Shown are: (L-R) Rori Fernandez, Kayla Parker, Emma Storey and Norah Reames. The competition is comprised of two practicums in handling and restraint, …

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Alanna Dorsey, from Hoschton, was recently voted to represent the sophomore class on the homecoming court at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega. Alanna, a second year student, is a kinesiology major, minoring in Spanish.

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Kennesaw State University recently announced more than 6,300 students were named to the fall 2019 dean's list. Students enrolled in at least 9 credit hours and with a grade point average of at least 3.5 were named to the list.

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Kennesaw State University recently named students to the president's list in recognition of their academic excellence for the fall 2019 semester. To achieve this honor, each student must have completed at least 9 semester hours with a term grade point average of 4.0.

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Susan Satterfield's and Mary Ludeman's Pre-K class at North Jackson Elementary School built a project at The Home Depot and toured the store. Afterwards, they went to Outback to learn about cooking and to eat lunch. There, they explored the kitchen and watched how to make a Blooming Onion. S…

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Lexi Love, right, a work-based learning student at Commerce High School, attended agriculture day at the Capitol Tuesday, Feb. 11. She attended the event with her WBL-mentors from the Jackson County Farm Bureau office and some of the board members for Farm Bureau. With her are, from left, Ca…