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.
Tristan S. Raub of Richmond Hill is a recipient of a U.S. Army Cadet Command merit-based scholarship to attend the University of North Georgia.
A Richmond Hill woman is hoping to convince Bryan County Schools to offer classes to help kids become fluent in English and Spanish.
The Pembroke Public Library has been busy with its summer reading program.
SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College students were an intricate part in the design, development and staffing at the Whole Foods Market that opened last week in Savannah.
The following area students recently graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology during its 245th commencement exercises:
Cadet 1st Sgt. Jacob M. Deem, a Fort Stewart resident, participated in the American Legion Georgia Boys State program in June and the Boys Nation program in Washington, D.C., on July 19-26. He was one of only two peer-elected state senators who represented Georgia at Boys Nation.
State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge is accepting applications for the 2013-14 Student Advisory Council.
Bryan County Board of Education Chairman Eddie Warren addressed the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill on Aug. 1 during the club's weekly meeting at the Richmond Hill City Center.