Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

June 27, 2014

Thumbs Up

-- — THUMBS UP: To Courtney Albritton. The Valdosta State University softball player won the Gulf South Conference Commissioner’s Trophy. Albritton was selected from a group of six outstanding female GSC athletes and presented with the honor at the GSC Awards Banquet in Pensacola, Fla., this week. Of all of the awards given out by the Gulf South Conference, the Commissioner’s Trophy is the most prestigious. The award represents the highest honor that the conference can bestow on a student-athlete and recognizes the top male and female student-athletes in the league for not only their athletic prowess, but also their accomplishments in the classroom and the

community. Albritton follows in the footsteps of her former teammate Morgan Johnson, who won the award in both 2012 and 2013.

THUMBS UP: To Dr. Richard Saeger and David Sutton. The two men recently received the City of Valdosta’s Harold M. Bennett Lifetime Achievement Award for their long-term stewardship and contributions to historic preservation. Mayor John Gayle, Historic Preservation Planner Emily Foster and Historic Preservation Commission Chairman Harry Hamm presented the awards at a recent Valdosta City Council meeting. This year marks the first time two individuals received this prestigious award, named in honor of Bennett, Valdosta’s “Father of Historic Preservation.”

THUMBS UP: To a program that has regional teachers not only learning new ways to teach students but has them working as students to better understand the impact of their lessons. Thanks to a U.S. Department of Education Mathematics and Science Partnership grant, administered through the Georgia Department of Education, these third- through fifth-grade teachers from 12 Coastal Plains Regional Educational Service Agency school systems

are able to learn new, hands-on tactics to

better engage their students.

THUMBS UP: To Valdosta State softball Head Coach Thomas Macera and Graduate Assistant Coaches Marti Littlefield and Colette Rollins. They were collectively named the NCAA Division II South Region Coaching Staff of the Year this week. The award comes from National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

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