Graduation ceremonies for high schools in Houston County will be held May 23 and May 24, 2014. All ceremonies will be at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry in the Miller-Murphy-Howard Building. High schools will graduate at the following times:
Houston County Career Academy, 6 p.m., May 23;
Warner Robins High School, 8 p.m., May 23;
Veterans High School, 9 a.m., May 24;
Perry High School, noon, May 24;
Houston County High School, 3 p.m., May 24;
Northside High School, 6 p.m., May 24.
Fitness in fashion
Some Middle Georgia schools were honored as part of the 2012-2013 Governors SHAPE Honor Roll program, launched by Gov. Nathan deal to combat childhood obesity. Winning schools had to meet or exceed criteria for physical activity, nutrition and wellness.
Houston Countys Linwood Elementary School was named a Silver Award winner, as was Perry Primary School, which is a repeat winner.
First Presbyterian Day school awarded BP-GOAL Scholarships to four students for the new school year. Recipients were Sonny Bailey, Aurora Perez, Alyssa DuBose and Jala Hughes. The awards were based on tuition rate and the students financial needs.
The scholarships are sponsored by BP and its Castrol subsidiary to help more children attend private school. Recipients must demonstrate drive, motivation and strengths in math, science and technologies important to the energy industry.
Museum of Aviation, Baldwin High STEM award finalists
Baldwin High School and the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins are among the finalists for the second annual Georgia STEM Education Awards. The statewide awards recognize schools, programs, and companies for outstanding efforts and achievements in supporting and promoting STEM, according to a news release.
Wesleyan College paintings showcased
The Madison Morgan Cultural Center in Madison is the first venue to host Masterworks: A Traveling Exhibition of American Paintings from Wesleyan College. The exhibit, on display at the center through Jan. 5, includes 25 paintings from Wesleyans Helena Eastman Ogden Campbell Collection and 10 pieces from a variety of other collections, according to a news release.
MGSC student is FFA finalist
Ronnie Kent Jr., a Middle Georgia State College sophomore majoring in engineering, is a finalist for the National FFA Proficiency Award in Environmental Science and Natural Resources-Entrepreneurship/Placement, according to a news release.
Kent is one of four students who will compete for this award at the national FFA convention held in late October.
Writers Jenna Mink and Mike Stucka contributed to this report.