Northside Middle students win Lego competition

December 23, 2012 

Two teams of students at Northside Middle School won awards at the First Lego League qualifier competition held in Dublin this month.

The Robo Jets team won the Project Research trophy, and the NASA Knights team won the Core Values Teamwork trophy. The Robo Jets now advance to the Warner Robins Super Regional competition Jan. 5 at the Museum of Aviation, according to a news release.

During the competition, students researched innovative ways to use technology to improve the quality of life for senior citizens. They then presented their research projects and ideas to judges. Students also designed a robot and programmed it to complete various missions, according to the news release.

Brookdale Elementary opens homework center

Brookdale Elementary on Tuesday marked the opening of a new homework center, which will serve 45 second- through fifth-grade students three days a week.

The center, funded by Scana Energy, gives students a place to work on their assignments and build study skills under the supervision of two teachers and an assistant, according to a news release.

Students also receive incentives and snacks at the center, which is open Tuesday through Thursday.

The company also funds school centers in East Point, Marietta, Norcross, Rome and Tucker.

Peach County students nominated for program

Peach County High School has nominated five students to attend the Governor’s Honors Program, a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors.

The students are Colton Cason, Christopher Poole, Drenay Everett and Jessica Mantooth, all juniors, and Corajean Lackman, a sophomore. The students will now go through a statewide interview process to be accepted into the program, which will be at Valdosta State University.

More than 2,900 students from across the state will be interviewed and auditioned over three weekends in January and February. From those nominees, up to 690 finalists will be chosen to participate, according to a news release.

Writers Andrea Castillo and Jenna Mink contributed to this report.

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