Category Archives: Education

Education: Model High’s Brylen Cantrell among those included in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

Education: Model High’s Brylen Cantrell among those included in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

Media release: Brylen Cantrell, a graduating senior at Model High School, has been named one of more than 4,500 candidates in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.6 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in the year 2020. Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program is one… Read more

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Education: From archery to livestock, great showings by Floyd County 4H-ers.

Education: From archery to livestock, great showings by Floyd County 4H-ers.

    On Saturday, Jan. 18, seven Floyd County 4-H’ers competed at the State Indoor Archery Tournament held in Perry at the Georgia National Fairgrounds. The State Indoor event consists of 30 arrows shot in 10 rounds of 3 arrows each at 18 meters. Center shots are scored as an 11, making 330 a perfect… Read more

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Education: Georgia Northwestern’s Youth Success Academy a ‘win-win’ for its members, local businesses.

Education: Georgia Northwestern’s Youth Success Academy a ‘win-win’ for its members, local businesses.

  Media release: Four years after graduation, a Model High School alum has found her passion in helping the children of Rome and she is doing so through a partnership between the Rome-Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth and Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Youth Success Academy. Abby Larry met the executive director of the commission, LaDonna… Read more

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Meet Lowery May: Roman recently named to University System’s Board of Regents feels “called to serve where we can” both locally and statewide.

Meet Lowery May: Roman recently named to University System’s Board of Regents feels “called to serve where we can” both locally and statewide.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net It’s been a busy three weeks for Rome’s Lowery May since Governor Brian Kemp called on Jan. 2 asking her to represent the 14th congressional district on the University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents. Although it’s been a whirlwind with training and meetings, it’s an opportunity to serve others that May… Read more

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Georgia Northwestern’s four GOAL semifinalists are Christina Bullock, Tatiana Edwards, Raul Soto and Stephanie Tarbous.

Georgia Northwestern’s four GOAL semifinalists are Christina Bullock, Tatiana Edwards, Raul Soto and Stephanie Tarbous.

Four Georgia Northwestern Technical College students have been selected as the college’s semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership, according to Trish Wiggins, coordinator for the college’s GOAL program. Listed are students chosen as semi-finalists for the GOAL award showing (from left to right) the student’s name, county of residence, program of study, GNTC… Read more

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Education: Coosa High earns the Floyd County Schools Academic Decathlon championship; Armuchee High places second.

Education: Coosa High earns the Floyd County Schools Academic Decathlon championship; Armuchee High places second.

Media release: The Coosa High Academic Decathlon team was crowned champions in the Floyd County Schools Academic Decathlon competition held at the Floyd County Board of Education central office on Friday, Jan. 10. Zayden Sullins of Coosa High was the highest-scoring individual participant this year with 2,788 total points. The theme for questions in this… Read more

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Education: Darlington announces latest seniors’ scholarship offers. Berry to host a talk about Atlanta’s water resource management system.

Education: Darlington announces latest seniors’ scholarship offers. Berry to host a talk about Atlanta’s water resource management system.

Darlington’s College Guidance Office announces the following college scholarships reported between Dec. 1 and Jan. 6: Carisa Brogden has earned a $78,000 Presidential Scholarship from Roger Williams University. She is the daughter of Lana and Chris Brogden of Nassau, Bahamas. Tysen Dougherty has earned a $76,000 Academic Scholarship from Mercer University. He is the son of Julie and… Read more

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Education: Natalia Jones, an East Central sixth-grader, wins Rome’s Spelling Bee. Floyd County Schools Pre-K Applications for 2020-2021 open soon.

Education: Natalia Jones, an East Central sixth-grader, wins Rome’s Spelling Bee. Floyd County Schools Pre-K Applications for 2020-2021 open soon.

Media release: Appetite was the final word that Natalia Jones, an East Central sixth-grade student, spelled to win the annual Rome City Schools Spelling Bee. Karla Vasquez-Perez won runner-up while representing her school, Elm Street Elementary. Thirteen young spellers were joined in the RCS Board Room by their parents, school administrators, three judges and Superintendent… Read more

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Education: Updates on Elm Street, Anna K. Davie. Two Georgia Northwestern students earn scholarships. Calhoun Schools’ Job Fair is Jan. 28. Georgia Highlands teams with Georgia College.

Education: Updates on Elm Street, Anna K. Davie. Two Georgia Northwestern students earn scholarships. Calhoun Schools’ Job Fair is Jan. 28. Georgia Highlands teams with Georgia College.

    About Anna K. Davie and the CCRPI scores: The Georgia Governor’s Office of Student Achievement calculates an annual Turnaround Eligible Schools list consisting of schools whose three-year average College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) score is in the bottom 5 percent of the state. The 2019 list includes all schools with a three-year… Read more

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Education: Georgia Northwestern welcomes two administrators to oversee Academic Affairs as well as its Foundation.

Education: Georgia Northwestern welcomes two administrators to oversee Academic Affairs as well as its Foundation.

  Media release: Two administrators have joined Georgia Northwestern Technical College to oversee Academic Affairs as well as its Foundation. At the beginning of January, Jennifer Loudermilk began work as the college’s new associate vice president of Academic Affairs and Lauretta Hannon became the director of Institutional Advancement. While the two women support separate areas… Read more

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10 Floyd County schools ‘Beat the Odds’ in 2019 by doing better than ‘statistically expected’ on the College and Career Ready Performance Index. 

10 Floyd County schools ‘Beat the Odds’ in 2019 by doing better than ‘statistically expected’ on the College and Career Ready Performance Index. 

Media release: Ten Floyd County schools beat the odds in 2019, performing better than statistically expected on the College and Career Ready Performance Index. The CCRPI is Georgia’s statewide accountability system. It measures schools and school districts on a 100-point scale based on multiple indicators of performance. Beating the Odds  is a statistical analysis that… Read more

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Pepperell High wins top Teen Driving Award at National Summit; also receives $6,500 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

Pepperell High wins top Teen Driving Award at National Summit; also receives $6,500 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

Media release: Pepperell High School‘s Teens in the Driver Seat Chapter attended the Teens in the Driver Seat Summit ’19 held in San Marcos, Texas, in December. TDS is a national peer-to-peer driving safety program sponsored in Georgia through the Georgia Department of Transportation and General Motors. Car crashes account for more teen deaths than… Read more

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Education: Local students return to class Tuesday. Rome City Schools’ students getting a new ride to classes starting Jan. 7. Quick guide.

Education: Local students return to class Tuesday. Rome City Schools’ students getting a new ride to classes starting Jan. 7. Quick guide.

After a 2-week Christmas break, local students will return to class on Tuesday, Jan. 7. Floyd County and Rome City teachers will have an in-service work day on Monday. Students at Rome City Schools will go back to classes on Jan. 7 in a different way. That’s when RCS will begin its district transportation system.… Read more

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Lowery May of Rome named to state Board of Regents.

Lowery May of Rome named to state Board of Regents.

Media release: Gov. Brian P. Kemp has named five appointments to the University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents including Lowery May of Rome, who will represent the 14th Congressional District. “For many years, I have worked closely with each of these individuals and found them to be honest, hardworking, and committed to our state’s long-term success. I… Read more

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Education: Dusty Powell, with two Georgia Northwestern degrees, heading for the final frontier with a job at SpaceX. Also: Model Middle School earns Platinum Award for ‘Greatest Gains.’

Education: Dusty Powell, with two Georgia Northwestern degrees, heading for the final frontier with a job at SpaceX. Also: Model Middle School earns Platinum Award for ‘Greatest Gains.’

  Media release: While his fellow graduates were walking across the stage in December, Georgia Northwestern Technical College  graduate Dusty Powell was driving through Oklahoma on his way to the SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, Calif., where he would begin work the following week. After five interviews with one lasting well over five hours, the two-degree… Read more

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The story of Dr. Ouida Word Dickey, 91: From Wildwood, Fla., to around the world, her true home was Berry College.

The story of Dr. Ouida Word Dickey, 91: From Wildwood, Fla., to around the world, her true home was Berry College.

Ouida Word Dickey, 91, a beloved educator and academic administrator who spent nearly her entire career as well as her retirement years serving Berry College, passed away early on December 31, 2019, following complications from emergency surgery. She was the widow of Garland Martin Dickey, also a longtime Berry faculty member, director of athletics, and… Read more

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Education: Rome City Schools’ students getting a new ride to classes starting Jan. 7. Quick guide.

Education: Rome City Schools’ students getting a new ride to classes starting Jan. 7. Quick guide.

Students at Rome City Schools come back to classes on Jan. 7 in a different way. That’s when RCS will begin its district transportation system. You’re familiar with the mandated changes the city faced and school administrators pushed for a delay until the second half of the 2019-20 school year. The new transportation page is… Read more

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Four arrested at Economy Inn on Martha Berry on drug charges; one suspect also faces felony probation violation.

Four arrested at Economy Inn on Martha Berry on drug charges; one suspect also faces felony probation violation.

Four people have been arrested on drug and other charges at the Economy Inn, 1803 Martha Berry Blvd., in Rome, according to the Floyd County Jail logs. Arrested were: Cassie Cowart, 36, of Rome, Crystal Leigh Bollen, 35, of Rockmart, and Michael R. Hall, 33, of Cave Spring: Possession of drug-related objects; possession of meth.… Read more

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