AMERICUS — These students are leading their class in accelerated reading points for the school year at Southland Academy. Elementary students read books they have selected and take the quiz for the book. They are awarded points based on their test score for the book. Collectively these students have taken 2,251 AR tests and scored 2,507 points. Overall, students in grades 1-5 have taken 9,812 tests and scored 8,424 points. Shown front row, from left, are Prey Patel, Zoe Lopez, Ella Haugabook, Kennedy Tarrer, Brookland Weaver, Alana Blankenship, Cayce Joyner, Macie Deriso, Maddie Godwin and Lily Haugabook; and back row, from left, are Alec Tan, Sarah Murphy, Anna Kate Tomlinson, Kara Hubbard, Deh Patel, Macy Williams, Sydney Payne, Madeline Jones and Parker Reeves. Not shown is Gage Waddell.
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- Kendall Blanchard announces plans to retire from Georgia Southwestern in December
- Schley scholar
Students changed through cultural exchange
On her first trip to Japan two years ago, Americus-Sumter County High School senior, Tierra Nunn, had to take two flights. The first landed in Seattle, still within cell phone range of friends who she could call and text, keeping her home with her though she was on the other side of the country. But as the flight to Japan prepared to take off, she had to shut off her phone and she felt a tear well up in her eye.
Southland varsity cheerleaders bring home awards
The Southland Academy Varsity Cheerleaders attended a Universal Cheerleading Association four-day Region Summer Camp at the University of Georgia in Athens recently. Over 300 girls from Georgia and Florida on 18 squads competed at the camp.
SGTC Campus Safety director attends training
South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Chief and Campus Safety Director Sammy T. Stone attended the 2014 Annual Summer Training Conference sponsored by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police.
- Schley 6th grade silver honor roll
- American Legion gives Schley scholarship
- Macon County Chamber gives scholarship to Schley senior
- Sumter County Schools celebrate new beginning
Japanese Sister City contingent visiting Sumter
Sumter County School system is hosting a contingent of high school students, teachers,and city officials from Konu and Myoshi City, Japan on a whirlwind tour into the heart and soul of south Georgia.
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