Schley County’s STAR Student, Teacher honored
On March 22 Schley County Family Connections honored Schley County High School’s STAR Student and STAR Teacher at the monthly meeting of the Schley County Family Connection. A luncheon was served to all members and guests.
The STAR Student, Hampton Sprott, and STAR Teacher Carey Wooten were introduced by John T. Greene.
Hampton spoke first. He said that he appreciated the Family Connection inviting him to come. He also said what Mrs. Wooten meant to him and how he had learned so much under Mrs. Wooten, and especially in her literature classes. He loves to read literature and it was special to him.
Hamp will be attending the University of Georgia this fall and he is majoring in engineering.
Mrs. Wooten said that she had taught Hamp when he was in the ninth grade in English. She said that she knew early that Hamp was very smart. He was an avid reader then and now, which makes an excellent student, a student that has an edge over students who see reading as a chore, a student who achieves more and makes higher grades, a student with a love of reading develops curiosity about information studied in school along with curiosity about the world around us and yearns to know more. A curious student is a gift to any teacher.
Mrs. Wooten said that Hamp had been this kind of a student for her , and, like any smart, curious student, Hamp challenged her, questioned her — never without the utmost respect, of course — but he pushed her to be a better teacher.
“This year as a senior he has questioned me even more. Like a lot of seniors, he has realized that we adults don't know everything.”
She says and there are moments they think we don't know much at all, but Hamp would never say or even suggest that . He has been "raised right.” He has good manners. He has the unusual combination of high intellect and high regard for others.
Mrs. Wooten said, “I fully expect him to do and be something wonderful as an adult.”
She says that she can't wait to see what and who he becomes.
She thanked the Family Connection for honoring Hamp and said he is very deserving of this recognition.
Hamp had taken another SAT, just hoping he can score even higher.
Elaine Gillispie, who is with Congressman Sanford Bishop Jr.’s office, presented the STAR Student and STAR Teacher with a plaque of Congressional recognition "In recognition of outstanding -achievement service and Public Distinction.”
Those that attended this special event involving the STAR Student and STAR Teacher were Hamp's parents, Kevin and Angela Sprott, and Randi Vaughn, who is with the school system.
A very special thank you to everyone
On behalf of the Averett Phillips family, we would like to extend a huge Thank You to everybody that participated in the benefit for "Dad" on March 3. Words truly cannot express how much all of the hard work, love and support means to our family. As difficult as these last few months have been, the outpouring of prayers and gifts have filled our heart with appreciation for the community that has truly wrapped their arms around us.
Neil, we want to offer a special Thank You to you for all of your hard work organizing the benefit and making it happen. You have touched our lives and our hearts. Thank You so much.
Another special Thank You to Joel and Sharon Veatch, Goober Robinson and the Pizza Place and everyone who donated baked goods and your special generosity and support in making this benefit happen.
To all the ladies in the kitchen, thank you so much for your tireless efforts. You took on a huge job and pulled it off beautifully.
This would not have been possible without you!
Thanks to all of the musicians and singers for giving up your time and offering your talent for our enjoyment. The night would not have been the same without you!
We also want to offer up a special Thank You to all of the pastors and speakers who offered up their wisdom, and precious prayers for Dad and our family. It was amazing to experience everyone coming together in prayer.
Warm thanks also to everyone who helped with set up and clean up; we appreciate you giving up your time and energy.
Again, thank you so much to everybody that bought tickets, made donations and came to offer your support at the benefit. We were overwhelmed by the incredible turn out and the amount that was raised. It is amazing what a small community can accomplish when everybody comes together.
Thank You. — Brenda Phillips and family
Returns home from hospital
On March 21, Wayne Morrow Sr. had a complete knee replacement.
He had his surgery at the Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital in Phenix City, Ala., and returned home on March 24.
He's doing well. Of course he has some pain but you will have pain after surgery like this.
After having the other knee replaced a while back and he recovered so well, Wayne will be waltzing across Texas before you know it with this new knee.
We are all so glad that everything went so well, and you'll be up and about before you know it, Wayne.
Ellaville Boy Scouts have barbecue
The Ellaville Boy Scouts had a barbecue on March 24. They sold 380 pints and they still have some left. They are $7 a pint.
So if you would like to have a pint or two contact Douglas Jamieson at 815- 5032.
You surely will help the Boy Scouts if you purchase some.
Ellaville-Schley County Historical Inc. has
March 27, the newly organized Ellaville-Schley County Historical Society Inc. made history at the first meeting of the historical society that was held at 7 p.m. at the Ellaville City Center.
There was a large attendance of City and the County residents as well as out of town members.
A lot of things about the historical society were discussed. We discussed what we will be doing to help preserve our history and historical structures.
There are still committees that need volunteers. There were members that were very excited about serving on committees . We still have some more committees that we need volunteers for. Each committee was discussed and explained what we need to do to work on each project.
Some of the committees are 1. Rewriting the old history book; we need to add things to the book; 2. Cemeteries; 3. Grants; 4. Telephone; 5. National Register; 6. Signs to be put up later on, and 7. Light refreshments for each meeting, different ladies at different times. Every member is asked to serve on the Membership Committee and the History Committee.
There were about 55 new members present and we had others that had joined but lived out of town that couldn't come; members are still coming in. Just because we had our first meeting doesn't mean that you can't join us now and serve on a committee if you wish.
There were a lot of excited new members.
Our next meeting will be on June 26, same time and place, but we'll let you know before the meeting.
The Ellaville-Schley County Historical Society Inc. Board and myself want to thank you each of you for joining.
Cakes, coffee and tea were served after the meeting.
Schley County’s STAR Student, Teacher honored
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