QUITMAN — Brooks County Schools nutrition department recognized each school within its system as earning a high percentage of students choosing school breakfast and lunch during the 2011-2012 school year. The principals from each school were recognized on August 13th during the school systems monthly school board meeting. Each school within the system met the following criteria: Lunch; Elementary 85 percent and above (state average is 81 percent); Middle School:89 percent and above (state average is 81 percent); High School: 72 percent and above (state average is 63 percent); PreL-12/other: 80 percent and above (state average is 76 percent); Breakfast; Elementary 59 percent and above (state average is 45 percent); Middle School: 46 percent (state average is 35 percent); High School: 34 percent and above (state average is 26 percent); PreK-12/other: 60 percent and above (state average is 52 percent). Pictured (LtoR): Stephanie Wade, Nutrition Director; Patty Hancock, Quitman Elementary School Principal; Dr. Elena Ponder, Brooks County High School Principal; Tara Moss, North Brooks Elementary School Principal; Dr. Djana Goss, Brooks County Middle School Principal; Laura Sommerville, Nutrition Bookeeper and Kechia Harrison, Nutrition Administrative Assistant.
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Becky M. Shell was a sophomore at Lowndes High School when she decided that she wanted to pursue a career in the field of nursing. Just days after graduation, the 21-year-old Valdosta resident began taking classes at Valdosta State University.
Students Examine Physical and Mechanical Properties of Dental Ceramics
Students in Valdosta State University’s Engineering Studies Program are making strides to improve the field of cosmetic dentistry by examining the physical and mechanical properties of porcelain.
VSU Holds 2014 Career Games April 14-17
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VSU Continues to Engage Undergraduate Students in Research and Scholarly Activities
More than 300 students are participating in Valdosta State University’s 20th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium April 8-10. The symposium highlights the university’s commitment and continued expansion in the area of discipline-based inquiry for undergraduate students.
Spring Concert Features Kevin Lemons and Higher Calling Saturday, April 12
The Valdosta State University Mass Choir will hold its annual spring concert in Jennett Hall at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12. The theme of this year’s concert is “It’s a New Season” and features various selections from the mass choir. The event also features gospel choir Kevin Lemons and Higher Calling.
Blazefest 2014 Returns to VSU’s Front Lawn on April 26
Valdosta State University’s student-operated radio station, WVVS Blaze FM’s Blazefest returns to the VSU front lawn and the Valdosta music scene at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 26.
Rhett Akins named as 2014 Lowndes Distinguished Alumnus
The Lowndes Education Improvement Foundation (LEIF) will be hosting its Annual Distinguished Alumnus and Awards Banquet on April 22 at 6 p.m. in the Lowndes High School cafeteria. Saint Augustine Road and Lake Park Chick Fil A and Cheddar’s are the presenting sponsors for the banquet. Country music singer and song writer Rhett Akins will be honored as the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus.
Evening of Geniuses Honors Best of the Best in Student Organizations
Valdosta State University’s Media Arts Geniuses (MAG) will hold its second annual Evening of Geniuses Awards Show Sunday, May 4 in Whitehead Auditorium.
Craig Hawkins Drawing Chosen for Texas National 2014
Craig Hawkins’s “Eve’s Curse,” a work of graphite on paper measuring 22 inches by 30 inches, was selected for the Texas National 2014, opening Saturday, April 12 in the Stephen F. Austin State University Cole Art Center, which is located in Nacogdoches, Texas. The exhibit will run through June 14.
Jessica Moger: Serving The Community While Learning To Do Good Therapy
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