Thomasville City Schools students participated in District 2 Honor Band on Saturday, February 10 in Tifton at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Pictured: Sofia Jimenez, Brycen Jones, Angelica Claudio-Mirabal, Tyla Joseph, Mychael Jordan, Sydney Griffith, Katie Tabb, Christina Kato, Andrew Cannon, William Cone, Cruz Pozo, Ella Millere, Jon-Henry Ellis, Aidan Lee.
Christina Kato, Tyla Joseph, Katie Tabb, Ella Millere, Mychael Jordan, and Jon-Henry Ellis were also selected to perform in the All South Region Honor Band in Warner Robins in April.
Jon-Henry Ellis was selected as first chair baritone horn for both the District and Region Honor Bands.
THS Principal Dr. Norfleet and Scholars Academy Director Jeanene Wallace were present when the staff was presented with their award. Pictured: (sitting) Semira Davis, LaTatyana Hadley, Veruanikka Newsome, Ionica Jackson, and Destini Butler (standing) Desirée Celaya, Anna Lane Turner, Alyssa Clark, Dr. Norfleet, Evan Lovvorn, Molly Novak, Carly House, Ana Wortham, Ashton Barwick, London Weier, Heaven Robinson, Jeanene Wallace, Madeline Gainous, and Jamiya Coleman.
The Thomasville High School yearbook staff received Honorable Mention in the 2018 Lifetouch Yearbook Showcase Contest.
The Pines has been published for 100 consecutive years, so the staff chose to go with a vintage theme for the Centennial Edition of the yearbook. Through research at Thomas County Public Library’s Heritage Room’s collection of local yearbook, the staff selected and featured photographs to represent the organizational and athletic traditions at THS over the course of a century.
Yearbooks in the contest were evaluated on the following criteria: theme/theme development, design, continuity, photography, writing, creativity, content, and coverage.
“The book reflects hours of hard work by staffs and advisers,” said Laura Schaub, Lifetouch Yearbook Education Specialist and contest coordinator. “These books are some of the best elementary and secondary books in the nation.”
THS yearbook adviser Desirée Celaya knows first-hand how much detail, care, and creativity goes into producing a quality yearbook.
“I constantly remind the students that it is a huge responsibility to be tasked with: choosing photos and events that their classmates will remember because of their placement in the yearbook,” said Celaya. “The staff members take their responsibility seriously and are currently working very hard on the 101st volume of The Pines.”
Thomasville City Schools District Spelling Bee took place on February 1, 2019 at the Thomasville City Schools Board of Education. Carlisle Bilbo won by spelling "cherished" in the Championship Round. Bilbo will represent the school district at the Region Spelling Bee at Jones Wheat Elementary in Bainbridge, Georgia on Saturday, February 23, 2019. Pictured: Mykeria Gatlin, Scott Elementary - 5th place; Lilly Watson, Jerger Elementary - 3rd place; Bilbo, MacIntyre Park Middle School Scholars Academy - 1st place; Evan Ariail, MacIntyre Park Middle School Scholars Academy - Runner Up, and Janilya Allen, Scott Elementary - 4th place,