Houston County BOE to honor long-time employees
Houston BOE to honor long-time employees
The Houston County Board of Education will honor employees who have served 30, 35 and 40 years in the Houston County school system. The employees will be recognized during the board meeting at 1 p.m. Oct. 13. A reception will be held at 12:30 p.m. at the Eric P. Staples building, 1100 Main Street in Perry.
The employees who will be honored are:
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40 years of service: Ethel Blackmon, Thomson Middle School
35 years of service: Argene Claxton, Perry High School, and Marlene Turner, Houston County Crossroads Center
30 years of service: Brenda J. Arnett, central office; Kelly Dempsey, Warner Robins Middle School; Regina Ford, Matt Arthur Elementary School; Pamelia Harper, Morningside Elementary School; Vicki Jones, Northside High School; Julie Foy, Bonaire Elementary School; Elizabeth Leever, Matt Arthur Elementary School; Barbara Studstill, central office; Gwendolyn Taylor, Huntington Middle School, and Hilliard Turner, Morningside Elementary School.
HOUSTON NUTRITION RECOGNIZED WITH AWARDS
The Houston County School Nutrition Program was honored Sept. 25 for winning two Southeast region awards and two state awards. The program’s leadership was awarded two U.S. Department of Agriculture Southeast Region Awards in two categories: fiscal management and leadership development and program management. The team competed against other districts with enrollments of more than 20,000 students in eight states.
MIDDLE GEORGIA PROFESSOR PUBLISHES BOOK
Derrilyn E. Morrison, associate professor of English at Middle Georgia State University, recently published “Making History Happen: Caribbean Poetry in America.”
The book examines Lorna Goodison’s “Turn Thanks,” McCallum’s “The Water Between Us” and Claudia Rankine’s “Plot” and “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely.”
-- Staff reports