Stephanie Doblack-Mellum, a seventh-grader at Mossy Creek Middle School, will compete at the state geography bee Friday at Georgia College & State University.
This is the second level of the National Geographic Bee competition, which is now in its 27th year. School bees were held in schools with fourth- through eighth-grade students throughout the state to determine each school champion. School champions then took a qualifying test, which they submitted to the National Geographic Society. The National Geographic Society has invited up to 100 of the top-scoring students in each of the 50 states, District of Columbia, Department of Defense Dependents Schools and U.S. territories to compete in the state bees.
HOUSTON COUNTY SPECIAL OLYMPICS COMING THIS WEEK
The Houston County Special Olympics will be held Thursday and Friday at the Houston County High School track from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Middle and high school students will compete on Thursday, and elementary school children will participate on Friday. Opening ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m.
FORT VALLEY STATE A GRANT FINALIST
Fort Valley State University has been announced a finalist in The Home Depot’s 2015 Retool Your School Campus Improvement Grant Program. Designed to reinvigorate historically black colleges and universities, finalists are competing for $255,000 in grants for on-campus improvements and are now asking their communities and the public to help them win. The voting opened Feb. 27 and closes April 20. During this period, supporters can visit www.retoolyourschool.com to vote. Supporters can also capture votes for their school by using #fvsu_RYS15 on their social media channels. Each use of a school’s Retool Your School designated hashtag counts as one social media vote.
HOUSTON COUNTY HIGH SET FOR PAGEANT
The Miss Houston County High School Scholarship Pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday in the school theater. Tickets are $10.
-- Staff reports