.Thomasvile High School Boys Soccer will open the state playoffs with a first round match against Bleckley County on Thursday, April 28 at 5:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Tickets are $7 at the gate for everyone. THS Girls Soccer will be hosting Monticello in the first round of the state playoffs this Friday, April 29 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 at the gate for everyone. Please come out and cheer on our Region Champions and thanks for supporting Bulldog Soccer!!
Round 1 of varsity baseball playoffs will begin as THS hosts Jasper County High School out of Monticello, Georgia on Friday April 29 at 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. If needed, a third game will be played on Saturday. Season passes will not be valid at the gate and prices are set by GHSA. Come out and support our Bulldogs!
Fifteen Thomasville City Scholars Academy seventh grade students were selected and enrolled in the Duke University Talent Identification Program during the 2015-16 school year: (front) Baylen Youne, Sara Strickland, Jessica Quinones, Tian Green, Rosalie Millere; (middle) Anna Lane Turner, Clyde Allen, Abigale White, Maggie May, Julianna Watson; (back) Amber Booker, Ella MIllere, Jordan Bonar, Thomas Wilson, and Lawson Brinkley.
Seventh grade students with strong intellectual abilities are invited to participate if they achieve a qualifying score at or above the 95th percentile on a recent grade-level test. Upon enrollment, Duke TIP registers this select group to take the ACT or the SAT college entrance exam. After participants take their test, Duke TIP provides valuable benefits to them throughout high school, including access to unique resources for gifted students developed by experts in the field of gifted education.
Twelve of the fifteen took a college entrance exam and eleven of those received recognition for excellent scores.
Lawson Brinkley, Tian Green, Ella Millere, and Rosalie Millere qualified for state recognition. They earned this award by scoring approximately at or above the national average of recent high school graduates on at least one part of the ACT or the SAT. They are invited to a special recognition ceremony held at a Georgia Southern University in May. From the state of Georgia, there were 5,643 students in this year’s talent search, and only 2,183 qualified for state recognition.
Rosalie Millere qualified for the Center for Summer Studies which represents the highest-scoring students in Duke TIP's 7th Grade Talent Search. The courses offered at the Center for Summer Studies are some of the most challenging and rigorous available to academically gifted students in the country.
Lawson Brinkley, Tian Green, Margaret May, Ella Millere, and Thomas Wilson qualified for the Duke TIP Academy for Summer Studies which offers an exceptional academic and social experience for those students who are among the top 5 percent of academically talented students in their grade level. Students in this program experience challenging coursework and build friendships with other academically gifted peers.
Thomasville City Schools took five teams to the Georgia Odyssey of the Mind State Tournament at Columbus State University on April 9. The three-time World Finals team of Jacob Rieber, Cameren Rogers, Sharon Autry, Carlyn Autry, Asa Harbin, Shivanee Patel, and Mason Hodge took the top scores in all areas of competition for “Classics...Aesop's Gone Viral.” They will compete at World Finals at Iowa State University from May 25-28. Two other high school teams contain students who also competed at World Finals last year. Erin Quick, Jack Atkinson, Oliver Yant, Alston Stevenson, Lilith Edwards, Jala Walker and Eli Humphries took home 4th place for “Technical – Something’s Fishy.” Bo Miller, Mathew Whetsell, Matthew Cline, Holly Rumble, Tristen Logue, Owen Banaitis, and Jackson Hodge wowed the judges and scored an unheard-of perfect 200/200 for “Performance—Fins, Furs, Feathers, and Friends” and won first place in their problem/division for Style, but their Spontaneous score was not high enough to move them on to World Finals. Winston Cornish took home the only “OMer Award” of the weekend for his outstanding show of good citizenship. Cornish’s team (Max White, Sydney Born, Elease Ryals, Jack Edge, Smith Largent) won 3rd place for their division/problem for in their Spontaneous solution and their balsa wood structure held 155 pounds-- a Scholars Academy record!
The 68th Georgia Science & Engineering Fair, presented by Green Power EMC, took place in Athens, Georgia on March 31 ‐ April 2, 2016. Students were selected to participate in GSEF at Regional Fairs across the state; every student participating at the state-level competition should be congratulated for this honor. Thomasville City Scholars Academy participants are pictured: Claudia White, Winston Cornish, Braxton Beckham, Braxton Sizemore, Keisha Patel, Elijah Humphries, and Abigale White. Sizemore won a 1st place ribbon, Humphries won a 3rd place ribbon, and Cornish won a 4th place ribbon. Grand awards were given by the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair Judging Team and representatives of sponsoring organizations. Sizemore won two special and grand awards for his project: BROADCOM MASTERS NOMINEE and GSEF BEST IN CATEGORY BEHAVIORAL & SOCIAL SCIENCE JUNIOR DIVISION.
Thomasville City Scholars Academy Latin Club created an opportunity to travel back in time to the empires of Egypt, Rome, and Greece at their inaugural Classical Fair.
The event was designed to specifically entertain younger ages, but the kids were not the only ones excited; the adults enjoyed the event as well.
“It was a ton of fun! It seemed like everyone who went enjoyed it, including the adults,” said Cherie Pace.
Only $5 was required to enter the fair for 2 hours of fun. Each ancient empire had interactive and engaging stations that included arts and crafts, games, and foods.
Children entered the fair through an Egyptian pyramid. Kids could make bookmarks with their names stamped in Egyptian hieroglyphics and could make crowns. At another station, they could make a mummy by wrapping Fruit Roll-Ups around marshmallows and pretzels. They could race in a block moving competition, where they had to use ingenuity like the ancient Egyptians, who built structures without modern tools, by moving the blocks without picking them up or pushing them; the first one to cross the finish line won! Finally, they could play the Mummy Game, where they gathered around a “mummy” that guarded candy. The mummy was played by Matthew Cline. In order to get the candy, they had to answer true-or-false questions about ancient Egypt. Those correct were allowed to get closer to the mummy and steal the candy; those answering incorrectly had to take two steps back.
Next, participants passed through the Trojan Horse to enter Greece. There, kids could make flower crowns and bookmarks with their names in Greek letters. Another part of the Greek activities were the Olympic Games. Children could throw javelins at a lion to knock it down and play discus, trying to get a Frisbee through two hoops in one throw.
Finally, passing through a temple, the children entered Rome. In this area, kids could make helmets and mosaics. They could perform “surgery” like the Romans, by taking a white chocolate “bone” out of a cake pastry. Using pool noodles and small shields, they could enter the ring and fight like gladiators (under careful watch, or course!).
Circling the entire area of the fair, participants could take a ride in the Latin Club chariot pulled by two student-athletes, Austin Clark and Ford Faulk. Face painting was also a part of the fair, where kids could have their faces painted with an Egyptian ankh, a snake, a Roman helmet, and more.
The Latin Club plans to make this an annual event and hopes to expand and better it overall.
“We are very happy with the turn out to our first Classical Fair, and we hope for even more participation in the future,” said Scholars Academy Latin and Greek teacher Charles Gammel.
Many Scholars Academy students who are not members of the Latin Club volunteered to help not only at the fair but also after school for fair preparation, receiving community service hours for their assistance. Scholars Academy students are required to log 20 hours of community service during each year of enrollment.
Latin Club Vice President Malyce Collins looks forward to next year’s Classical Fair and hopes to inspire the younger ones to take an interest in the Scholars Academy’s Classics program.
“It was a lot of work but definitely worth it. It was great seeing so many people from the school come to help out, too.” said Collins.
The event was held in conjunction with the MacIntyre Park Middle School Bulldog Dash 5K and the Thomasville High School Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) lunch fundraiser.