During their January meeting, the Board of Education honored students from first semester who have brought home state and/or national titles in their respective areas of competition, along with the advisors who have worked with these students to help them achieve their goals.
The first group to be recognized was Gordon Central High School’s cast and crew of Bright Star, the Georgia High School Association’s AA state champions for One-Act competition. Students included: Kaige Hegarty, who was also named to the State All-Star Cast Aavyn Lee, who was also named State AA Best Actor Cooper Hunt Kaylan Gaines, who was also named to the State All-Star Cast Luke Hare Sierra Scott Addison Baker Aubry Dorsey Anna Guider Heath Richardson Hailey Sloan Nathaniel Wolfe Lainey Richardson Maite Ramirez Christian Stephens Jocelyn Sorrentino Itzel Lopez Tarah Stewart Carlos Quijada Catherine Hughes Jude Clance Breanna Morris Saiji Morales Keean Sexton Lynna Nguyen Jacob Hammond Lindsay Lowrance Lexy Payne Ian Guider Levi Townsend Parker Wolfe Matthew Tomasello Ava Perez Seth Hare David Martin Ryan Hardcastle Emily Pierce Directors included: Dr. Kim Watters, Mike Earnest, Susan Skaggs, Debbie Mixon, & Richard Bristow.
Also honored was Kevin Fraire, a senior at Gordon Central High School, who was recognized for his State Championship in Skills USA in the area of Masonry. He also placed in the top 10 Nationally. Bo Dooley, GCHS Construction Teacher and SkillsUSA advisor was also present.
The final recognition was Bethany Champion, a sophomore at Sonoraville High School, who won the FFA State competition last spring as a freshman and was named the FFA National Champion in the area of Ag Science- food products and processing in Indianapolis in the fall. She was accompanied by her agriculture teacher and FFA advisor, Josh Boydston.