Education notebook: Central Georgia Tech student named president of technical education group

Central Ga. Tech student named state president of education group

A Central Georgia Technical College student was chosen as the state president for an organization that promotes technical education.

Lisa Stephens, who is studying radiology technology, was named Georgia’s SkillsUSA Post-Secondary state president at a competition in Atlanta, according to a news release.

Stephens, Central Georgia Tech’s first state officer, is representing Georgia at the National SkillsUSA competition in Kansas City, Kan. She was previously the SkillsUSA state officer representing Central Georgia Tech.

Online applications now accepted for Houston County free, reduced meals

Qualified Houston County households can now apply online for free or reduced-price school meals for the 2012-13 school year.

Federal guidelines based on household size and annual income outline whether children enrolled in public school qualify for the meals.

For example, a family of four with an annual income of $42,643 qualifies for free or reduced meals. For each additional person in the household, the maximum income to qualify increases by $7,326. Houston County school officials urge all who qualify to apply.

Applications are available at all district schools, as well as online at For more information, call the Houston County School Nutrition Program at (478) 322-3308.

Gentry named principal of Mossy Creek Middle School

The Houston County Board of Education named Andy Gentry principal of Mossy Creek Middle School.

Gentry, who is currently assistant principal at the school, received the promotion during a called board meeting Wednesday.

Born and raised in Houston County, Gentry has 18 years of teaching, coaching and administrative experience in the system, according to a news release. Gentry has taught and coached at Perry Middle, Perry High and Houston County High schools. He has served as assistant principal at Mossy Creek Middle School for five years.

-- Compiled by Telegraph writers Andrea Castillo and Caryn Grant