Education briefs

August 28, 2013 

Hines appointed to Georgia committee for public education

Houston County school Superintendent Robin Hines has been asked to serve on the Vision for Public Education in Georgia steering committee, according to a news release.

The goal of the committee is to improve student achievement and build trust and support for public schools in local communities.

“I am looking forward to working on this committee to promote and advance public education,” Hines said in the release. “The Vision Project recommendations are well-researched and can help districts across the state transform the educational experience for all of our students.”

Hines will attend his first committee meeting Sept. 23-24 in Athens.

AFA honors Houston teacher, cadet

The Georgia State Air Force Association was to present awards to a Huntington Middle School teacher and Houston County High School Air Force Junior ROTC cadet Saturday.

Teacher Jason Heath has been named Georgia’s Air Force Association Teacher of the Year, and cadet Auscia Williams won Outstanding Air Force Junior ROTC Cadet of the Year, according to a news release.

Heath and Williams were recommended for the state awards after winning local awards from the Carl Vinson Memorial Chapter 296.

Huntington Middle Principal Gwendolyn Taylor nominated Heath for the award for his incorporation of technology into the classroom, the release states.

Williams, who graduated from Houston County High in May, was nominated by her instructor, retired Air Force Lt. Col. Judy Jackson. Chosen cadets display leadership, a positive attitude, pride and personal initiative, among other character traits.

Williams now attends school at Georgia State University.

-- Staff reports

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