Education briefs

January 8, 2014 

Houston teams prep for regional academic bowl

Four Houston County middle schools will compete in the regional academic bowl Saturday at Feagin Mill Middle School.

Bonaire, Mossy Creek, Thomson and Warner Robins middle schools all advanced from the district level of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators Academic Bowl for Middle Grades, according to a news release. Competition begins at about 9 a.m.

During the tournament, teams will field questions from different subjects, including history, math, science, literature and performing arts. There are also bonus questions, the release states.

Team coaches are: Dianne James and Mary Ellen Stuart, Bonaire Middle; Carol Kohn, Mossy Creek Middle; Terra McMillian, Thomson Middle; and Lori Campbell, Warner Robins Middle.

Winners will advance to the state championship Jan. 25 at Georgia College & State University.

Peach County students win prizes for ornaments

This holiday season brought an annual contest to Peach County schools, and six elementary students walked away with $20 each from Toys “R” Us. The Parent-Teacher Organization sponsors an ornament decorating contest each year. This year, the winners were fifth-grader Chloe Grant, fourth-grader Rosemari Medina, third-grader Marisa Prince, second-grader Taylor Alderman, first-grader Kaitlyn Johns and kindergartner Giovanni Magana.

Grant named for former educator

The Gamma Omicron chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, a society of women educators, has named its literacy grant for Sarah Bates Granade.

Granade, who died in May, taught reading at Warner Robins Junior High, Tabor Junior High and Perry High School. She was the wife of Rev. Napp Granade, pastor emeritus of Shirley Hills Baptist Church in Warner Robins, according to a news release.

Granade was a charter member of the Gamma Omicron chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma and a member of Delta Kappa Gamma for 26 years. Gamma Omicron provides books for students from first through fifth grades in selected schools in Houston County.

Credit union offers scholarship

Robins Federal Credit Union is accepting applications for its four-year, $4,000 Most Excellent Senior Team Scholarship.

The deadline to apply is noon March 21. For guidelines and applications, visit or obtain a hard copy at any Robins Federal Credit Union branch.

Five high school seniors will be selected for the scholarship.

-- Staff reports

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