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Education briefs: FVSU to host social science colloquium

FVSU to host social science colloquium

Students will present their latest research and compete for cash prizes during a daylong conference that honors the founders of Fort Valley State University’s social sciences department. The university will host its 35th annual Banks-Pierro-Bellamy-Rutland Colloquium on Friday.

During the morning, social science students will present their papers before a panel of judges. Scholarships will be given to FVSU student scholars at noon. Outstanding FVSU social sciences alums will also receive special honors.

Houston students make All-State band

Fifteen students from Houston County schools were selected for the Georgia Music Educators Association All-State Band. Selection for All-State is the highest honor a band member may achieve.

Thousands of band students from across the state audition, and only about five percent are chosen.

Feagin Mill Middle School had two eighth-grade students -- Emily Howell (horn) and Alyssa Hampton (contra-clarinet) -- as did Perry Middle School -- Ian Cornelius (horn) and Matt Snell (trumpet). Seven Houston County High School students were chosen: Wilson Childers (trumpet), Brandon Fortson (trumpet), Wesley Grace (tuba), Justin Hall (alto saxophone), Nathan Moore (trumpet), Jim Shaw (percussion) and Rachel Verrelli (clarinet).

Rayvon Love (trumpet) and Paolo Franciso (percussion) were selected from Warner Robins High School, and Emily Moody (trumpet) and Vincent Glover (percussion) were selected from Perry High School.

-- Staff reports