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GORDON COUNTY SCHOOLS NAMES DISTRICT TEACHER OF THE YEAR FINALISTS
ASHWORTH MIDDLE SCHOOL WINS REGION SOCCER TITLE
Both the boys' and girls' soccer teams from Ashworth Middle School walked away as Region Champions of 2018 FCAA Soccer. The girls won their semifinal game vs. Armuchee 2-0. They then beat Model 3-1 in the region championship game. The boys traveled to Coosa. They won the semifinal game against Cedartown 3-1 and moved on to the championship game where they beat a previously undefeated Coosa team by the score of 2-0. The girls' team is coached by Kacy Nix, and the boys' coach is Eric Emmet.
BOTH GORDON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS BRING HOME MULTIPLE CHAMPIONSHIPS IN STATE LITERARY COMPETITION
On Saturday, March 17th, at Veterans High School in Kathleen, GA., the Gordon Central Warriors captured their fourth consecutive state team title. The event finals were as follows:
Girls Trio (Elizabeth Dutch, Katelyn Jones, Sheryl Caycho) - Champions; Dramatic Oral Interpretation (Mason Dockrey) - Champion; Arguementative Essay (Cole Wilson) - Champion; Girls Solo (Katelyn Jones) - Champion; Boys Quartet (Mason Dockrey, Brandon Bagley, Dee Hare, Cooper Hunt) - 2nd place; Duo Oral Interpretation (Ariel Brown, MacKenzie Hall) - 2nd place; Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking (Ariel Brown) - 3rd place; International Extemporaneous Speaking (Haven Hendrix) - 3rd place; Humorous Oral Interpretation (Aavyn Lee) - 3rd place; Boys Solo (Lee Thomas Richardson) - 5th place
Gordon Central was the AA team Literary winner in 2017 and the AAA team Literary winner in 2016 & 2015. "We are proud of our students and the efforts they make everyday to be extraordinary. At the state meet, we have been identified by other participants as a Performing Arts High School. I quickly tell them No, we are a high school who performs art!"
On the same day, the SHS Literary team traveled to Warner Robins for the GHSA AAA State Literary competition, where they placed 3rd.
The girls' trio, directed by Mrs. Hannah Nelson and comprised of Madeline Fox, Savannah Hames, and Katlyn Sexton, concluded their senior season with a AAA State first place finish for the second year in a row. Nick Proctor was named the AAA State runner-up in Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking and the AAA State Champion in Argumentative Essay.
ANDERSON NAMED FEBRUARY #GCS2ndMILE AWARD
Dr. Elizabeth Anderson was honored by the Board of Education at its March meeting as the February #GCS2ndMile winner. Dr. Anderson received numerous nominations for her work as principal of W. L. Swain Elementary School. The common theme among the nominations was that Dr. Anderson is always willing to do what is best for students and staff. “Every decision she makes is driven by ‘what is best for kids’. She doesn't just say these words, her decisions show her dedication to every child in that building,” Tara Green, W. L. Swain teacher. Other nominations commented on her willingness to model the behavior she expects of her staff. “TOGETHER IS BETTER is a motto we all stick to and work together to show what an amazing school Swain is. A group is only as strong as its leader, and Dr. Anderson is a true team player. She only asks of her teachers what she too will do,” said Laura Hall, W. L. Swain teacher. “She is a team-player who values input from her faculty, knows each student by name, and cares about their academic needs as well as personal needs,” was included in the nomination written by Celeste Parker. These sentiments were echoed by several others within their nominations.
Dr. Anderson was surprised with the announcement during lunch on Friday afternoon, entering the cafeteria to applause from students, faculty, staff, and visiting parents. She is pictured here with Dr. Susan Remillard and Board of Education members, Dana Stewart, Nan Barnette, Bobby Hall, Larry Massey, Jason Hendrix, Charlie Walraven, and Chris Johnson.
Nomination forms are now available. Employees from various sectors will be recognized throughout the year, and nominations can be made up until the deadline for the award each month. For more information on the Award, visit our website under the Board of Education tab.