Unity Christian School’s elementary students had a special visit with Johnny Appleseed this week as the students celebrated the American pioneer who introduced apple trees to parts of the United states.
“Every year on September 26 Johnny Appleseed comes to visit our elementary students. He greets our students and tells his life story of how he came to be known as Johnny Appleseed,” says Rebekah Mathis, UCS Elementary principal.
“Johnny carried a big limb as a staff and explained to them how that limb came off of the first tree he planted over 250 years ago. He explained how he saw a need to be a missionary to the Native American Indians. He bought land and taught those surrounding him how to plant, not just appleseeds, but all types of seeds so that the land would be fruitful. Johnny sang with our students and he prayed over them and answered any questions they had. He finished by passing out apples to each and every students.”
Students also participated in various projects with an apple theme including artwork, read-aloud stories and making fried apple pies.
Thirty-five Rome High School students have been chosen to represent their specific pathway as a Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) Student Ambassador for the College and Career Academy.
“Essentially, these students are representing their pathway,” explained Holly Amerman, CEO of RCS College and Career Academy and CTAE Director. “Student Ambassadors will serve as tour guides for the building, they will be the ‘salespeople’ for their specific program and they will also serve to help eighth-grade students and elementary school students understand what is available when studying specific programs.”
In October, students will also be attending a leadership summit with Congressman Tom Graves, which will host an introduction to further training events that will include storytelling, creating presentations and more. Currently, RHS hosts 16 pathways. RMS also hosts five pathways. With the completion of the new building, Amerman is expecting a total of 25 by the year 2020-21. RHS Pathways led by student ambassadors include animation, business and tech, construction, cosmetology, food service, engineering, graphic design, healthcare, JROTC, law, marketing and teaching.
Four Rome Middle School were honored this week by Rome Rotary as Terrific Students for the Month of September. Heidi Aguilar, Gisselle Perez, Albin Mendez and Asma Odeh were nominated for this award by their teachers as they each displayed an immense amount of determination and effort regarding their studies at Rome Middle School. After being treated to a special lunch at Coosa Country Club, the students were called one-by-one to receive a plaque and a $25 gift card to Barnes and Noble.