Editor's note: Bryan County Board of Education member Mary Warnell, who represents Pembroke District 1, recently announced her intention not to seek a third term. That leaves the BoE without one of its most knowledgeable people when it comes to state and federal issues. In that regard, we recently asked her some questions regarding the state of education here and in Georgia. Here's what she said.
On March 20, 28 Bryan County 4-H'ers traveled to Bacon County to compete in 2010 District Project Achievement. Parents, teen-leaders, volunteers, along with the 4-H staff convoyed to the day-long competition. After weeks of researching topics, preparing speeches and posters, and practicing their demonstrations, this group returned to Bryan County with seven first place ribbons, seven second place ribbons and two third place ribbons.
Richmond Hill Middle School Social Studies Fair winners competed at the regional level on March 6.
Richmond Hill Middle School is bustling with activity. The students are preparing for final exams and CRCTs, soccer and baseball season is gearing up, and other extracurricular activities such as art club, academic team, and student counsel are keeping the students on their toes. However, I think the busiest of all the different clubs and afterschool groups is the band.
Principal's Honor Roll, 12th grade
Richmond Hill High School Principal Charles Spann has appointed coach and special education teacher Michael Pollard as the school's new athletic director. The position has been vacant since June, when longtime AD Jimmy Hires retired from the position. For more details on the appointment, pick up a copy of the Midweek Bryan County News.
Georgia was not among the states selected to receive first-round funding from the federal Race to the Top program. It does, however, allow the state to pursue funding opportunities in round two of the application process.
The Head Start program is accepting applications for the 2010-11 school year. Head Start centers are in Bryan, Liberty, Long, Camden, Evans, Glynn, McIntosh, Wayne and Tattnall counies.
SAVANNAH – Savannah Technical College Phi Lambda members participated in a regional competition at Columbus Technical College in Columbus in February. The following students competed and placed in various categories. They will advance to the statewide competition April 2-11 in Atlanta.
The following students at Richmond Hill Middle School were named to the honor roll for the second nine-week grading period of the 2013-14 school year:
Prior to the Thanksgiving break, 36 members of the Richmond Hill Middle School Beta Club traveled to Macon for the state Beta Club convention.
The following students at G.W. Carver Elementary School were named to the honor roll for the second nine-week grading period of the 2013-14 school year:
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University will host five spring Family Days for students and their parents.
The following students at Richmond Hill High School were named to the honor roll for the second nine-week grading period of the 2013-14 school year:
Colleen Johnston of Richmond Hill recently graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Arts and Sciences.
Eighth-grader Sophie Giorgianni claimed the title of Richmond Hill Middle School's 2014 spelling-bee champion Jan. 31.
Thirty Richmond Hill Middle School seventh-graders from Robert Hodgdon's science classes descended upon George Washington Carver Elementary School with microscopes and samples in hand on Jan. 24.
The following local students graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University on Dec. 7:
The following students at Bryan County Middle School were named to the honor roll for the second nine-week grading period of the 2013-14 school year:
Valdosta State University recently announced that six students from Richmond Hill earned the status of dean's list for the fall 2013 semester: Ariana Bryant, Melissa Hundley, Zachary Taylor, Emily Vaught, April Ward and Kaitlin White.
Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps drill teams from both Richmond Hill High School and Bryan County High School competed in a drill meet Saturday at Benedictine Military School in Savannah.
Former Richmond Hill High School football coach Lyman Guy didn't mince words when asked why he left a program he'd turned into a Savannah-area powerhouse to take the job as head coach and athletic director at Toombs County, a school that competes in a smaller classification.
The following students at Bryan County Elementary School were named to the honor roll for the second nine-week grading period of the 2013-14 school year:
Bryan County High School senior Melissa Campbell, the school's first student to win an appointment to a military academy, intends to fly fighter jets for a living someday.