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Jefferson graduate Kate Hildebrand is set to return to the University of Kansas in Lawrence this fall as the Kansas Jayhawk's featured twirler. She will be a sophomore this year. 

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The Commerce FFA has teamed with Fit To A Tee promotions to launch an online store starting August 6 just in time for the start of the new school year. Multiple new shirt designs will be available in short sleeve, long sleeve and hooded sweat shirts, as well as hats and yard signs. The store…

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Jefferson City Schools student Brady Copponex was named a state-level winner in the 2019-2020 Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition. Brady’s piece, titled “Where are the Ducks?,” earned him first place in state and can be read at the following website: ​http://galangartssup.weebly.com/yo…

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When the world began to shut down because of COVID-19, the 4-H program was left with many of the same problems that faced schools and service organizations: How can we continue our mission? When will we be able to hold face to face programs? How long will this last?

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When the world began to shut down because of COVID-19, the 4-H program was left with many of the same problems that faced schools and service organizations: How can we continue our mission? When will we be able to hold face to face programs? How long will this last?

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Vinny Ricci, a Commerce High School FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) member, virtually competed in and attended the FCCLA National Leadership Conference. He competed in the Nutrition and Wellness STAR Event and placed 11th nationally in his category. This event require…

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Commerce High School FFA member, Brynne Culp, attended the Georgia Junior Beef Futurity in Perry, July 9 - 11. She exhibited the Champion Red Angus heifer. Brynne and “Harmony” will continue hitting the show road throughout the year.

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The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is offering a $1,000 grant to a third-, fourth- or fifth-grade public or private school teacher in the state who demonstrates "exceptional energy and innovation in teaching life sciences." Science specialists covering those grade levels can also apply.

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More than 2,300 undergraduate students at Coastal Carolina University were named to the dean's list for the spring 2020 semester, including Douglas Holloway, a management pre-major from Jefferson.

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Jefferson High School students, Joey Blackstock and Emma Storey, were selected to serve as officers on the Area II Georgia FFA Officer Team. Students were chosen based on their application scores, a general FFA knowledge exam and votes by FFA Chapters on the Area II Region of FFA. Blackstock…

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The Jefferson High School class of 2020 walked at Memorial Stadium on Friday, June 19. Here, Levi Hiland Bell, valedictorian, leads the 415 students at the commencement ceremony. Bell is an honor graduate and participated in the Beta Club and Total Person Program. Henry Frantz, bagpiper, (le…

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The University of North Georgia's (UNG) Enactus team earned third place in the Unilever Bright Futures Project Accelerator competition at the national Enactus conference, which was held virtually. Enactus is an entrepreneurial and service club for college students.

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Lillian Goodwin, a ninth grader at Jefferson High School, won third place in the Congressional Art Competition sponsored by Rep. Doug Collins with her piece, "School Spirit."

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The Jackson County High School FFA chapter was awarded a gold emblem on their National Chapter Award Application. The National Chapter Award Program is designed to recognize FFA chapters that actively implement the mission and strategies of the organization on the local level. Only 10 percen…

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Kennesaw State University recently named students to the president's list in recognition of their academic performance for the spring 2020 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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Kennesaw State University recently announces the 7,220 students named to the spring 2020 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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Shorter University has announced students named to the dean’s list during the spring semester of 2020. To achieve this honor, students must have been enrolled full time and have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average for the term.

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Kathryn Quinn, a health science major from Commerce, was recently recognized on Columbus State University's Spring 2020 President's List.