Two Thomasville City Scholars Academy students are regional winners in the Georgia Council of Teachers of English Young Georgia Authors writing competition. Both were selected from among all other students in their respective grades to represent the school system at the Southwest Regional Education Service Agency level. Eleventh grader Emily Dukes's piece, entitiled "Dad and Me," and ninth grader Rosalie Millere's piece, entitled "A Blood Cell's Journey," will advance to the state level of the competition.
Thomasville High School and Scholars Academy National Honor Society members served proudly at the Great American Cleanup Project Day on Saturday, March 24th, 2018. The event was hosted by Keep Thomas County Beautiful, an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. Forty Thomasville City Schools students were part of the 300 plus volunteers that gave their time to help reduce litter and beautify the Thomasville community and roadways! 2017 Great American Cleanup yielded some 20,000 participating communities across the country comprised of over 5,000,000 volunteers.
Thomasville City Scholars Academy student Ellie Griffin, an 8th grader in Joy Tinney's Broadcast Video class, was notified by The National Road Safety Foundation that her entry in the Drive 2 Life Public Service Announcement contest, co-sponsored by Scholastic, was selected in the top 20 PSA's out of 1,434 entries nationwide. Griffin was congratulated on her thought-provoking concept, commended for her interest in helping teens become conscious about the dangers on the road, and challenged to continue spreading the message to her peers.
FIVE Odyssey of the Mind teams qualified at regional competition to advance to the Georgia Odyssey of the Mind Finals at Columbus State University on April 7, 2018.
Three other students were awarded for their creativity.
After a meeting of MacIntyre Park Middle School, Scholars Academy, and Thomasville High School English teachers, seven students were named as the 6th - 12th grade winners of the Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition for the Thomasville City Schools district. Pictured: 6th: Maggie Claire Richardson "What My Family Means to Me," 7th: Sarah Grace Young "The Fire Inside," 8th: Madisen Cox "The Assignment," 9th: Rosalie Millere "A Blood Cell's Journey," 10th: Braxton Sizemore "Saxophone," 11th: Emily K Dukes "Dad and Me," and 12th: Lilith R. Edwards "An Explication of 'The Signature of All Things." The district's winning entries will be sent to the regional level of competition at Southwest Georgia RESA District 14.
Back row from left to right (standing): Jett Kiminas, Aubrey Sawyer, Allison Goodwin, Emma Butler, Dekardre Williams, Sarah Harper, Kareem Daniels, Benjamin Dozier, Sydney Jackson, Anna Cooper, Bradley Gaupp, Chae'lla Coles, Logan Delarber, Isabel Claudio-Mirabal, Samantha Althoff, Amber Booker Front row from left to right (kneeling): Jaron King, Allie Bellamy, Clara Clifton, Dr. Sally Hernandez, Jermaiyah Kerbo, Jamesha Mccoy
The String Orchestra of Thomasville City Schools traveled to Orlando on March 1-4 to compete in Festival Disney. Students from Thomasville High School and Scholars Academy and selected 8th grade students from MPMS and Scholars Academy represented the Thomasville City Schools. The student performers were adjudicated by three judges and received a Superior Rating for their performance of three pieces: Spartacus by Brian Balmages, Violet's Tango by Doug Spata, and Danse Infernale by Elliot Del Borgo. The Superior rating was for overall playing ability and preparation of the music. In addition, they received the top score in their division, earning a Gold trophy. They earned more points and beat out other schools in their division. The String Orchestra will complete locally in the Georgia Music Educators Association, District 2, as the only String Orchestra in their District on Wednesday, March 14 at Cairo High School.
Thomasville High School Literary Team competed in the areas of Essay Writing, Oral Interpretation, Extemporaneous Speaking, and Singing under the direction of Rebecca Ramsey & Aston Bryant on Saturday, March 3 at Irwin County High School. The team finished 3rd overall in the area competition and 1st place winners will compete at the State Literary Meet on Saturday, March 17th at Veterans High School just south of Warner Robins. Pictured: Seth Wier, 2nd place, Rhetorial Essay; John West, 3rd place, Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking; Emily Dixon, 1st place, International Extemporaneous Speaking and 4th place, Oral Interpretation - Dramatic; Oliver Yant & Samuel Bruhn, 5th place, Oral Interpretation - Humorous Duo; and Christina Kato, Julianna Watson (1st place, Girls Solo) & Tyla Joseph, 1st place, Girls Trio.
The Thomasville Center for the Arts Youth Art Month High School Art Competition Results for Scholars Academy:
Grayson Durham won the $1000 Art Scholarship.
Allison Goodwin won 2nd place for her woodblock print of Twin Peaks.
Brittany Hawkins won the Creativity Award for a pencil drawing of a face reflected in a broken mirror.
Winston Cornish won Outstanding Sophomore Artist for his pen and ink dream drawing.
Fredrick Drayton won an Award of excellence for his digitally altered photograph.
Keisha Patel received an Honorable Mention for her woodblock print of a duckling.
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