Kat Hatcher, a 2018 Model High graduate, placed first in the 2018 Kiwanis Club of Rome Art Showcase and will receive $1,000 for furthering her education — but . . . Kat had made plans to enlist in the Army after graduation, therefore the Kiwanis Club of Rome was now in a dilemma of how to award the winner. The club needed to come up with a different path for awarding their winner and quickly. Kat was to report to her recruiter soon for shipping out to basic training. How about a Base Exchange gift card, was that even possible? The club enlisted the help of local Army Recruiter Sgt. First Class Jesus Gutierrez in pursuit of a Base Exchange gift card. Dilemma solved. On June 3, the Kiwanis Club of Rome presented Kat Hatcher with her $1,000 Base Exchange gift card for use during her time at boot camp.
From Gordon County Schools: The Gordon County Board of Education was, once again, named an Exemplary Board by the Georgia School Boards Association. This award was presented at this week’s summer conference in Savannah and is to honor achievement and the pursuit of higher standards in the local governance of public schools and is the highest distinction a Board of Education can receive.
From Calhoun City Schools: Calhoun City Schools is proud to announce the achievement and status of the Georgia School Boards Association’s (GSBA) 2018 Exemplary School Board recognition. Eddie Reeves, Chairman of the Calhoun City Schools’ Board of Education received the award Friday from Mrs. Valerie Wilson, Executive Director of the Georgia School Boards Association at the Annual GSBA Summer Conference in Savannah, Georgia. Members of the Board include Chairman Eddie Reeves, Vice Chair Rhoda Washington, Secretary Tony Swink and members David Scoggins and Andy Baxter. The recognition program was designed to showcase best practices in school governance and leadership.