On Tuesday, the Houston County school board approved Superintendent Mark Scott’s recommendation to name Lionel Brown the new executive director for secondary operations. He will assume those job duties in July.
Brown has been with the school system for 20 years. He’s now the principal at Veterans High School, where he has served since opening the school in 2010.
PERRY HIGH TO HOST ALS BENEFIT DAY
Perry High School is hosting Keys for a Cure, an ALS benefit day Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The events have been planned as a senior/junior project by students in the theater department. All proceeds will benefit the ALS Association in Macon.
Keys for a Cure will include a 5K race, car and truck show, family festival, blood drive, concert and other events.
For more information, contact drama teacher Noel Jordan at 706-977-9266 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MGCG OFFERS COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
The Master Gardeners of Central Georgia is offering college scholarships to deserving individuals for the upcoming 2015-16 academic year. Four scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors and currently enrolled college students.
Applicants must be residents of the state of Georgia from one of the following counties: Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach or Twiggs. Additionally, applicants must have applied to, or been accepted at or currently attend an accredited institution of higher learning (university, college, technical college, etc.) on a full-time basis located within the state of Georgia.
For more information, send an email to email@example.com or visit the MGCG website at www.mgcg.org.
CENTRAL HAS HORATIO ALGER WINNER
Central High School senior Christopher Thompson received a $7,000 scholarship from the Horatio Alger Foundation. The scholarship is funded through the O. Wayne Rollins Foundation. Thompson was one of 50 students in the state of Georgia to receive the scholarship.
The Horatio Alger scholarship serves to give aid to students who exhibit integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity and who aspire to pursue higher education.
Thompson is the founder and president of the Habitat for Humanity Club at Central.
He is treasurer of the senior class and senior representative for the Key Club. He is also a member of Central’s National Honor Society Chapter and Student Council.
WRHS WINS ACADEMIC BOWL EVENT
Warner Robins High School won first place in the annual Jimmy Carter National Park Academic Bowl held at Plains High School in Plains on Feb. 25. The winning team was coaches Scott Daniel and Louis Leskosky, Dustin Priaulx, James Luppino, Mark Elliott and Walker Wright.
FPD OFFERING FRESHMAN SCHOLARSHIP
First Presbyterian Day School is now accepting applications for its Honors Scholarship Program for the 2015-16 academic year.
Eligible students must be currently enrolled in eighth grade at a school besides FPD. The student must be nominated by an adult outside the student’s immediate family. The applicant must submit applications for admission with accompanying admission fee, academic records, recommendations, and student photograph.
Nomination forms must be submitted by Friday. For a complete list of scholarship application requirements and forms, please visit www.fpdmacon.org.
Also, the downtown campus located at 682 Mulberry St. will be open for tours Thursday from 9-11 a.m. The downtown campus is now accepting applications for students rising in 3K through first grade.
For more information, contact Cheri Frame, FPD director of enrollment, at 478-477-4774.
FVSU, ALBANY TECH ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT
Fort Valley State University and Albany Technical College held an articulation agreement signing ceremony March 9 to announce a deal designed to increase the higher education opportunities for Georgia students interested in electronic engineering technology.
The new agreement allows for students receiving an associate of applied science degree in Albany Tech’s electronic engineering technology program to seamlessly transfer credits to FVSU to secure a bachelor of science in electronic engineering technology.
PERDUE GRANT TO FUND CTAE NETWORKING DINNER
Perdue Farms, through a $3,000 grant funded by the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, is helping the Houston County school system prepare high school seniors for success in the workplace. The grant will fund a networking dinner for 72 students and 24 business leaders as part of the school system’s Career, Technical and Agricultural work-based learning program. The dinner will be held April 14 at 6 p.m. at the Houston Lake Country Club.
Telegraph writers Jeremy Timmerman and David Schick contributed to this report.