A team from Georgia Military Colleges prep school received top honors at an international competition that focuses on creative problem-solving skills.
Students competed at the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals at Iowa State University from May 23-26. Contestants from 33 states and 15 countries participated at the event.
The GMC team won second place in its division and first place among American teams in the Ooh-Motional Vehicle competition, according to a news release.
In the competition, students built a vehicle that displayed human emotion to three situations it encountered on a course, including one that made it travel backward, according to the release. Students presented their work in an eight-minute skit.
The GMC team also won the Ranatra Fusca Creativity Award for the vehicles hands-free steering design.
Peach school system seeks community input
The Peach County school system is seeking community input as it develops a new district vision statement.
School community groups have submitted proposed statements, and the district is welcoming additional input from students, parents, employees and community members, according to a news release.
A district group selected its top three choices submitted by school community groups, which are now available for public voting on the districts website, www.peachschools.org.
Ballots are also available at the Peach County Board of Education building.
Voting will continue through July 11.
Two Houston schools gain engineering, technology education certification
The Houston County Career Academy and Houston County High School have achieved industry certification for their engineering and technology education programs.
The International Technology Education Association certification signified the programs students have employability skills and will benefit the industry.
The certifications come after the programs met all 73 standards of an evaluation related to faculty and student performance, administration, instruction, facilities and equipment.
Initial certification earns schools $10,000 for the addition of new technology for the program, according to a news release.
Certification is good for five years, and the schools will conduct annual self-evaluations to ensure their programs continue to meet certification criteria.
West Laurens High senior awarded Braves-Publix scholarship
A West Laurens High School senior was one of six Georgia students awarded a $2,000 scholarship by the Atlanta Braves and Publix Super Markets Inc.
Pace Tyson was selected from more than 1,000 applicants as having demonstrated strong community involvement and a solid academic performance throughout high school.
Tyson, who plans to attend Middle Georgia College in the fall, was recognized during an on-field ceremony prior to the May 15 Braves game, according to a news release.
Parents of Bibb students can boost job application techniques
Parents of Bibb County students will have several opportunities to boost their job application skills this month.
The Bibb County school system and the Macon-Bibb County Office of Workforce Development are hosting Workshops on Wheels sessions at schools in the county.
Parents will be able to create résumés, perform online job searches and complete job applications in the mobile lab, according to a school news release.
The first sessions were held at Hartley and Bruce elementary schools June 7.
The schedule for remaining sessions is:
Thursday: Barden Elementary, 10 a.m. to noon; Southwest High, 5-7 p.m.
June 26: Brookdale Elementary: 10 a.m. to noon; Miller Magnet: 5-7 p.m.
June 28: Appling Middle, 10 a.m. to noon; King-Danforth Elementary: 5-7 p.m.
For more information about the sessions, call parent academic instructor Tamica Means at (478) 779-3717.
Compiled by Telegraph writers Andrea Castillo and Caryn Grant.