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.
5th grade Avery Rhea Adams, Taylor Janette Amory, Madison Hope Banks, Steven Christopher Banks, Merry Noel Bentley, , Julianne Elizabeth Brown, Kaelyn Alexis Butler, Nicholas Paul Donavon Canevit, Kali Jean Cannon, , Laine McKenzie Christian, Kylee Denise Maire Coats, Jacob Tyler Conner, Karissa Taryn Counterman, Alyssa Cheyenne Edwards, Shayla Elaine Elmore, Stephen Jeremiah Giddens, Jeanni Paige Hollingsworth, Ashley Virginia Holton, Bradley James Howard, Camron Izaiah Jamel Howard, Natalija Lynn Keezer, Frantasia Zaspencia Kelley, Brett Daniel ...
8th grade Alexis Adkins, Donald Baracskay, Kkayla Bragg, Faith Burnett, Melissa Campbell, Courtney Cook, Lindsey Cottros, Justin Faircloth, Jakeel Gaines, Hunter Hagan, Seniorita Ivey, Maegan Jones, Sabrina Jones, Brittney Keith, Travis Livingston, Taylor McFarland, Kaitlyn Meekins, Amber Patterson, Essence Smith, Alana Walker, Marissa Whitaker, Jacob White 7th grade Brett Bacon, Lastacia Bing, Kaitlyn counterman, Megan Doyle, Brooke Edwards, Andrew Ferreira, Ashley Gibbs, Elizabeth Hawkins, Johnmark Hendrix, Reid Hollingsworth, Joshua Jones, Brittany Magnotti, Joshua Neagley, Jay ...
Principal's Honor Roll, 12th grade Heather Brabham, Johnny M. Brown, Chelsea Cannon, Martina Cromartie, David Crowe, Erica Ellington, Rachel Fariss, Honia Gapac, Lauren Hodges, Chelsey Houston, Lindsay Mason, Megan Moody, Ryan Poythress, Timothy Roberts, Robert Shaul, Brittany Stevenson 11th grade Bridget Bacon, Sherrod Carter, Jeremy Ennis, Chelsea Gallo, Shameka Gray, Sheena Holcombe, Jamie Lape, Brandon Lyons, Courtney Moore, Chantalette Smith, Madison Smith, Taylor Stansfield, Sarah Swicegood 10th grade Jeffery Beckworth, Randolph Bolton, Lorena Calderon, Brandon ...
4th grade Caroline Adamski, Skyler Aguilar, Kenichi Ainscoe, Alexandria Allbritton, Noah Anderson, James Barber, Connor Baughman, Megan Bausch, Victoria Bayens, Toby Bean, Cooper Beeson, Emily Bell, Shannon Berry, Haley Black, Gabriel Boortz, Alyssa Bowden, Cade Bromm, Megan Brown, Logan Brown, Makaylah Brown, Tyshawna Bumpers, Cayleigh Burgdorf, Sophie Burgess, Miranda Burgstiner, Katie Busteed, Sierra Byrd, Grace Cantele, Madeline Castle, Hannah Cherundolo, Kinsley Clements, Nicholas Cooper, Graham Cowan, Madison Craven, Skylaur Crawford, Charis daCosta, Tyler Davis, Jordan ...
6th grade Katie Barnes, Jacquelyn Buelow, Madison Burmester, Anna Cabrera, Ashley Callahan, Seth Candelario, Megan Carter, Charles Castle, Nikolas Clark, Katie Claycomb,Warren Collins, Maddison Cook, Matthew DeMond, Meghan Dixon, Tianna Donaldson, Ryan Donna, Noah Eastwood, Kalan Eppley, Mauricio Farinacci, Ashlyn Fesperman, Michael Flaherty, Connor Glasgow, Zachary Glasscock, Nicholas Guden, Jordyn Gulle, Zachary Haines, Rachel Hammesfahr, Brennan Jamar, Jennifer Landers, Lindsey Longoria, Kyle Luigs, Nicholas Lynes, Megan McFarland, Huntyr Menezes, Luana Oliveira, Allston Oxenrider, DaMarcus Patterson, ...
6th Grade George Appenzeller, Lauren Bailey, Kelly Bausum, William Beardsley, Akira Bechtel, Hunter Benbrooks, Allison Benson, Chesney Bromm, Nia Brunskill, Cory Burbage, Darian Burns, Leslie Carson, Kathryn Carter, Malia Cherry, Caroline Cherundolo, Dillon Cloud, Levi Cole, Kaitlyn Combest, Nicholas Condroski, Garrett Corbin, Grayson Cowan, Colin Crawford, Laterica Crawford, De'sia Daley, Abigail Darrow, Alexander Davis, Alexis Dolnack, Connor Duckworth, Abby Eichhorn, Michael Estrada, John Etzle, Shelby Ford, Alexis Forsht, Garrett Franzel, David Fritts, Sean Gale, Makylie ...
9th Grade Lisa Christine Aleman, Dominique Jabari Allen, Jacob Paul Allen, Adam Jason Almanza, Autumn Brianna Amerson , Aubrie Jerriel Anderson, Lizette Marie Arnold, Lea Monique Banks, Christian Andrew Benjamin, Charles August Beveridge, Ethan Joseph Bowling, Mallory Leanne Buckler, Jovid Israel Burns, Kevin Charles Caleca, Katelyn Shay Capra, Cayman David Cardiff, Na'im Kwamaine Carlyle, Heather Carpenter, Sanford Lenieu Carter, Taylor Patrice Cerame, Jordan Elizabeth Clark, Taylor Suzanne Clinton, Thomas Michael Conn, Forrest Phillip Corbin, Bailey ...
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.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University has embarked on a journey on which no Eagle has ever gone before.
Sammy Jackson with CSX rail company visited recently with Pembroke Head Start students to talk about train and railroad safety.
Students and teachers at Richmond Hill Pre-K Center got an early start on Halloween on Thursday with a parade in which each of the seven classes dressed up in costumes of their own making.
BATON ROUGE, La. - Carolina Perez of Richmond Hill recently was initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
The Richmond Hill High School Wildcats Marching Band recently won its second grand championship of the season at the Grovetown Warrior Invitational in Grovetown.
The Bulloch County school system's loss is the Bryan County school system's gain.
Richmond Hill Primary School media specialist Stephanie Shorette, left, serves up some books recently to Caleb Easterling and Marleigh Martinson with the help of media assistant Sharon Washington at the Car Hop Library. The school was celebrating the 50th day of the school year with students and staff dressing up in a 1950s theme, complete with poodle skirts, hula hoop contests and root beer and coke float party.
ATLANTA - Fifteen Georgia seniors have a chance to win the third annual Colored Rocks Prize in a competition launched this week by the Colored Rocks Foundation.
Lanier Primary School students were treated to a visit by children's book author David M. Sargent Jr. from Arkansas. He was accompanied by his four dogs: Tatum, Emma, Daphne and Spike.
Armstrong Atlantic State University has announced that Savannah firm Hussey, Gay, Bell and DeYoung has been named the architecture firm for the university's new 20,000-square-foot Armstrong-Liberty Center in Hinesville.
Produce for Kids is teaming up with Publix stores for the second annual "Healthy Families, Helping Kids" campaign to raise money for local Richmond Hill health- and nutrition-based classroom projects through DonorsChoose.org.
Richmond Hill High School surveyed seniors and their parents this week to determine when and where they want to hold graduation.
Eleven students from Richmond Hill High School participated recently in the Southeast Choral Arts Festival held at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah.
Members of Richmond Hill High School's graduating class may get a chance to vote on where they want to receive their diplomas after school board members discussed putting potential venues into an online survey.
State Sen. Buddy Carter, R-Pooler, will read to 4-year-olds Thursday at Richmond Hill Montessori Pre-School as part of Georgia's Pre-K Week.