Construction site: Students in Mr. Ralph Hickman's Robotics Club recently completed a wooden walkway between two playground areas. Since completion of the bridge, the students have enjoyed traveling from one section to another but the area is becoming more of a performance stage for skits and musicals. The students are thoroughly enjoying the new playground and especially on warm, sunny days. Pictured: Back row: Builders Dylan Hedrick, Alex Parish and Tanner Quinn. Front row: Taking a quick break from their performance are Blakely Arp, Lauren Moseley, Grayson Bradley and Anne Marie Hildebrant.
Long hours of practice and monthly competitions paid off this weekend for Eastside High School's academic team as it took top honors on Saturday in AAA in the Georgia Academic Team Association State Championship Tournament.
GPC tidies up: Sallie Paschal (GPC Math), George Lonberger (GPC Social Sciences), Jeff Meadors (Newton School Board member & GPC English), and Julie Locicero (GPC Honors & Dual Enrollment) organized more than 100 Georgia Perimeter faculty, students and staff to give back to Newton County for the Great American Cleanup 2011.
Israel Humphrey, a seventh grader from Liberty Middle School, is one of the finalists for McDonald's The Gift inspirational singing competition. He was one of the five chosen out of 112 contestants at the March 19 open call in Atlanta.
Super scholars: Newton County High School has announced its Top 11 students for the Class of 2011. They are: Seated - Tiara Turner and Taylor Pruitt. Standing - From left to right - Brody Ingram, Kristin Lea Barnett, Rashia Dunbar, Lori Thomas, Becca Brazelton, Qadeerah Sharif, Destiny Giles, Briana Copes, and Brian Carpenter. Brody is also class valedictorian, and Brian is class salutatorian.
Earning degrees from Western Governors University are Emily Rogers, Covington, Bachelor of Arts interdisciplinary studies; Jennifer Scaggs, Covington, Bachelor of Arts, interdisciplinary studies; Clifford Roberts, Covington, Master of Arts, teaching science education; Kelia Thomas, Covington, Master of Arts, teaching elementary education; and Kenneth Hanson, Covington, Master of Arts, teaching social science education.
Successful farmers: Pre-schoolers at Piedmont Academy recently harvested carrots and cabbage from their winter garden. They gave carrots to Miss Mary's bunny and they cooked the rest. Miss Mary cooked up the cabbage with soy sauce and served it to the children. Pictured, Front row left to right: Sarah Shriver, Callie Branan, Boone Pope, Maggie Johnson, McKayla Arnold, Kagen Denny. Back row from left to right: Mrs. Mary Ramsdell, Aiden Singleton, Hailey McGinnis, Anthony Brown, Rhett Harris, Sean Davis, Bailey Mobley, Ridge Stroud, Jake Vaughn and Mrs. Sarah McMichael.