Category Archives: Education

Education: Two Unity Christian students among semifinalists to the 2018 Governor’s Honors Program.

Education: Two Unity Christian students among semifinalists to the 2018 Governor’s Honors Program.

Media release: Two Unity Christian School students have been named semifinalists to the 2018 Governor’s Honors Program. Juniors Rosemari Hill and Maggie Whitehead will continue to the state interview portion of the selection process as they seek to secure spots in the summer program. Hill is a semifinalist in the music (vocal performance) track, while… Read more

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Education: Coosa Middle eighth-grader Taylor Wilson nails ‘intimation,’ ‘voluminous’ to win county spelling bee.

Education: Coosa Middle eighth-grader Taylor Wilson nails ‘intimation,’ ‘voluminous’ to win county spelling bee.

Media release: Coosa Middle School eighth-grader Taylor Wilson correctly spelled “intimation” and then “voluminous” to win the Floyd County Schools’ District Spelling Bee Thursday morning at the Floyd County Schools’ central office. Eleven  Floyd County students put their spelling skills to the test in the annual competition hosted by the Floyd County Chapter of the… Read more

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Education: Meet first-round winners of Floyd Schools’ literacy challenge. Honors for Rome High’s Junior ROTC cadets.  Big wins for Darlington students at tech competition.

Education: Meet first-round winners of Floyd Schools’ literacy challenge. Honors for Rome High’s Junior ROTC cadets. Big wins for Darlington students at tech competition.

From Floyd County Schools: The following schools are our grade level growth winners in the first round of the system-wide literacy challenge. The banners were designed by two Coosa High School seniors, Abril Fonseca-Cruz and Josie Jenkins, in Mrs. Leah Lynn’s graphic design class at the College and Career Academy.   Middle Schools (6-8)- Model… Read more

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Education: Classes resume today at Saint Mary’s after smoke-like odor ended Wednesday early.

Education: Classes resume today at Saint Mary’s after smoke-like odor ended Wednesday early.

  Classes ended early Wednesday afternoon for Saint Mary’s Catholic School in Rome after a smoke-like odor was detected in the school’s HVAC system but could not be targeted. Parents were notified and students were released around noon today. Classes will resume on schedule Thursday morning. Read more

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Nationally known advocate for recovery joins Highland Rivers.  Glenwood Primary’s local governance team meeting moves to Monday.

Nationally known advocate for recovery joins Highland Rivers. Glenwood Primary’s local governance team meeting moves to Monday.

Bill Carruthers, a nationally known advocate for recovery and the peer support movement, has joined Highland Rivers Health as director of peer workforce development. Carruthers, who has shared his personal story of addiction, mental illness and his journey to recovery throughout the nation, was most recently director of the peer program for Gateway Behavioral Health… Read more

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Education: Macey Morgan, a Business Management and Nursing student, named GNTC’s GOAL winner; Stephanie Kinman, an English and General Education instructor, earns Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year honor.

Education: Macey Morgan, a Business Management and Nursing student, named GNTC’s GOAL winner; Stephanie Kinman, an English and General Education instructor, earns Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year honor.

  Media release: Macey Morgan, a Business Management and Nursing student from Dalton, was named Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s 2018 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership winner and Stephanie Kinman, an English and General Education instructor from Calhoun, was selected as the college’s 2018 Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year. The winners were named during the Seven… Read more

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Education: Two Darlington juniors among Governor’s Honors semifinalists.

Education: Two Darlington juniors among Governor’s Honors semifinalists.

    Media release: Juniors Olivia Barfield and Marissa Joseph have been named semifinalists for selection to the 2018 Georgia Governor’s Honors Program in the science and social studies tracks, respectively. Nearly 3,200 students were nominated to the state-level competition and over 1,600 of those were named semifinalists for state interviews/auditions. Barfield, a day student,… Read more

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Education: 6 Rome High students to participate in Georgia Future Business Leaders of America State Leadership Conference. Middle school students honored.

Education: 6 Rome High students to participate in Georgia Future Business Leaders of America State Leadership Conference. Middle school students honored.

  Media release: Six Rome High students will participate in the Georgia Future Business Leaders of America State Leadership Conference in March. These students competed against hundreds of students across the state to qualify for the conference, taking timed online tests in various business disciplines, such as accounting, business calculations and personal finance. Rome’s students are:… Read more

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Tuesday update: Rome education minister says he’s joining Shorter as vice president of student affairs, replacing Corey Humphries.

Tuesday update: Rome education minister says he’s joining Shorter as vice president of student affairs, replacing Corey Humphries.

>Adds edited Shorter media release taken from its website.  The congregation of Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church is familiar with its direct ties to Shorter University. Its senior pastor, Philip May, is a member of Shorter’s Board of Trustees. The university’s president, Dr. Don Dowless, is a member of the church and has preached there.… Read more

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Education: 8 Rome High students named semi-finalists in the Governor’s Honors program.

Education: 8 Rome High students named semi-finalists in the Governor’s Honors program.

Media release: Eight Rome High students have been chosen as semi-finalists in the Governor’s Honors program, in subjects ranging from mathematics to theater. Rome High students chosen to participate in state-level semi-finalist interviews are Sophanit Sebuh for communicative arts, Aaron Bartleson in mathematics, Ryan Ward in music, Aaron Loya in science, William Stephenson in science,… Read more

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Education: Rome native, Darlington alum Kent Harrison named head of school at Christian Heritage in Dalton.

Education: Rome native, Darlington alum Kent Harrison named head of school at Christian Heritage in Dalton.

Three years ago, Kent Harrison coached Darlington’s baseball team to the finals of the AA championship bracket. It was an emotional trip as it already had been announced that he’d be leaving his alma mater to become athletic director of Mount Pisgah Christian School beginning in the 2015-16 school year. Harrison is on the move… Read more

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Education: Four Floyd County students in semifinals in the Governor’s Honors Program

Education: Four Floyd County students in semifinals in the Governor’s Honors Program

Four sophomores and juniors from Floyd County high schools have advanced to the semi-finals in the Governor’s Honors program.  These dedicated students are competing for the opportunity to go to school during the summer as part of the annual state program. Advancing to state interviews are John Googe, a sophomore at Coosa High, in science;… Read more

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