The Bibb County school district GEAR UP program, Create Your Future, will host a kickoff celebration for National GEAR UP Week 2015 at 10 a.m. Monday at Rutland High School on Skipper Road.
National GEAR UP Week commemorates the success of Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, a college access program providing students and families with the resources they need for college success.
Since its inception in 1999, GEAR UP has improved educational outcomes for millions of students across the United States.
To date, GEAR UP has served about 3,800 students in the Bibb County school district.
Never miss a local story.
BALDWIN HIGH HOSTING BAND CONTEST
The fifth annual Oconee Classic Marching Contest will be held Saturday at Baldwin High School’s Braves Field starting at 2:30 p.m.
Marching bands from all over Georgia will be competing for the grand champion trophy and bragging rights for the year.
General admission tickets are $7, and children 5 and younger will get in free.
For more information, contact Maria Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 478-251-5938.
MGSU PROFESSORS PUBLISH BIOGRAPHY
Two Middle Georgia State University history professors have authored a biography of Fuller E. Callaway, an American textile manufacturer from LaGrange who was regarded as one of the leading industrial magnates in the South during the first decades of the 20th century.
Carol Willcox Melton, associate professor of history, and Buckner F. Melton Jr., lecturer of history, co-wrote “Fuller E. Callaway: Portrait of a New South Citizen,” which was just published by Looking Glass Books in conjunction with the Georgia Humanities Council and the Fuller E. Callaway Foundation.
The book is available for purchase at amazon.com and fullercallaway.org.
FVSU PROFESSOR OVERSEEING JOURNAL
Young W. Park, a professor of food science at Fort Valley State University, is heading an international journal that provides up-to-date information about animal sciences.
Park is serving as editor-in-chief of the Open Journal of Animal Sciences. The journal is an international publication focusing on the latest advancements in various fields of animal sciences.
LAKE JOY STUDENT DESIGNS T-SHIRT
Lake Joy Elementary School fourth-grader Caroline McDonald won the annual Gifted & Talented Education T-shirt design contest. Close to 2,000 entries were submitted. The contest was sponsored by the Houston County Gifted Program.
Caroline’s artwork will be featured on this year’s GTE T-shirt. Caroline was surprised with a $50 award for winning.
Writers David Schick, Jeremy Timmerman and Oby Brown contributed to this report.