Education briefs

January 22, 2014 

From left, Gerkevia Freeman, Colton Cason and Brandi Flanders will be going to the University of Georgia’s January high school band festival.


Peach County High students to play JanFest

Three Peach County High School band students have been chosen to participate in the University of Georgia’s January high school band festival known as JanFest.

Gerkevia Freeman, clarinet; Colton Cason, trombone; and Brandi Flanders, trumpet, will participate in festival bands along with attending guest performances and workshops during the event, which will take place Thursday through Sunday in Athens, according to a news release.

Typically, about 1,000 students from 130 schools participate in JanFest, the release states.

Central Georgia Tech seeks student artwork for contest

Central Georgia Technical College is seeking entries from elementary, middle and high school students for its Manufacturing Appreciation Week Design Contest.

The artwork should depict the importance of manufacturing to the students’ lives, communities and state. Winners will receive scholarship money and an opportunity to attend the Governor’s Awards Luncheon in April, according to a news release.

There are three categories: elementary, middle and high school. Elementary school students should submit an 11-by-17 inch place mat design, middle school students should submit poster designs and high school students should submit T-shirt designs, the release states.

Four state winners will be selected in each category. Entries will be judged on creativity, skill/quality and grasp of manufacturing. Scholarships are $500 for first place, $300 for second place, $100 for third place and $50 for honorable mentions, the release states.

The deadline to enter is Jan. 31.

For more information, including official rules, go to or email

-- Staff reports

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