These young men will become part of a group of approximately 40 students selected to participate in the Stamps Presidential Scholars Program. 30,000 applicants, 8,000 enrolled, 40 in SPS, and two from Lowndes High School! This honor includes a full-ride scholarship covering all tuition, mandatory fees, housing,meal plan, books, personal expenses and a stipend for a laptop. And last years’ freshman index indicated the cost for attendance was approximately $27,000 in state.
These young men will also be required to participate in opportunities that will extend them out further into the GT community, the nation, and the world. They will participate in retreats, lectures, conduct research and expand their world view – some of the Tech Treks have included destinations like Belize, Croatia, Scotland, Iceland, Argentina just to name a few. They will received $15,000 in enrichment grant funds to attend conferences, travel abroad, pursue a business patent, conduct research – whatever their passions. These students are expected not only to receive the financial benefits this scholarship affords, they are also expended to pay it forward to society.
Congratulations to Jack and Ethan for an outstanding accomplishment. They will make a difference in our world and will no doubt continue the rich legacy of outstanding and accomplished Lowndes High School alumni!
When considering the qualifications of a GREAT award winner, Tara Phelps is an outstanding example of all this award encompasses. Tara is such a valuable member of our LPE staff. She is a source of positivity that lifts up all those who come in contact with her. She has great instincts about the needs and concerns of young children and knows that relationships are the key being a successful counselor. Tara can absorb, understand, and consider ideas and points of view from other people without debating every point.
As a counselor, she is willing to share information, knowledge, and experience. She takes the initiative to keep others informed. She shows compassion and warmth to parents and staff members and is someone people know they can count on. Tara uses the power of a smile to positively impact those at LPE and no matter what challenges the day may bring, she leaves with the same smile. Congratulations Tara!!
going out of his way speaking to a Special Needs child, asking them how they are doing, encouraging them, and just making them feel important. If a new student arrives, he will be the first to welcome them and tell them to let him know if they need help. He is always cordial and polite to everyone he passes while speaking to them and telling them to have a great day! He is truly a blessing to this world. His attitude is forever positive and uplifting. He is a prime example of kindness, selflessness, positivism, and leadership
Nathan exemplifies all characteristics of the GREAT award. He always displays a positive attitude with teachers, and classmates in and out of the classroom. He always gives his best effort in any task he accomplishes. He's enthusiastic about academics, athletics, and representing Pine Grove Middle School as an ambassador. Nathan’s qualities include: dedication, enthusiasm, and being an overall positive leader are just as prevalent outside of school. He is a passionate, enthusiastic, and cheerful individual in which he makes a favorable impression on anyone he comes in contact with. He is a very humble young man, always very mannerable, and always there to lend a helping hand. Congratulations Nathan!!
The purpose of the Young Georgia Authors writing competition is to encourage students to develop enthusiasm for and expertise in their writing, to provide a context to celebrate their writing successes, and to recognize student achievement in arts and academics.
First, second and third place Lowndes County Schools system-wide winners are as follows:
1st Place: Janiyah Brown of Clyattville Elementary School
2nd Place: Sophia Lindsey of Lake Park Elementary School
3rd Place: London Norris of Moulton Branch Elementary School
1st Place: Ethan Ellis of Hahira Elementary School
2nd Place: Veronica Carter of Clyattville Elementary School
3rd Place: Bella Wilfong of Lake Park Elementary School
1st Place: Walker Leviton of Hahira Elementary School
2nd Place: Bethany Spell of Clyattville Elementary School
3rd Place: Braelynn Grenier of James L. Dewar Elementary School
1st Place: Madison Newman of James L. Dewar Elementary School
2nd Place: London Moye of Clyattville Elementary School
3rd Place: Philip Snellgrove of Moulton Branch Elementary School
1st Place: Riley Klein of Lake Park Elementary School
2nd Place: Ethan Larson of Clyattville Elementary School
3rd Place: Wyatt Weldon of Hahira Elementary School
1st Place: Ginsey Lawlor of Lake Park Elementary School
2nd Place: Hannah Bass of James L. Dewar Elementary School
3rd Place: Michelle McCoy of Pine Grove Elementary School
1st Place: Dionne Jones of Pine Grove Middle School
2nd Place: Cadence Bellant of Hahira Middle School
3rd Place: Christopher Youmans of Lowndes Middle School
1st Place: Megan DeWitt of Hahira Middle School
2nd Place: Blythe Lindsey of Lowndes Middle School
3rd Place: Isabella Koyama of Pine Grove Middle School
1st Place: Madison Tomberlin of Hahira Middle School
2nd Place: Savannah Pannell of Lowndes Middle School
3rd Place: Christian Grizzle of Pine Grove Middle School
Grade 9 – 1st Place: No Entry Submitted
Grade 10 – 1st Place: Trevor Clayton of Lowndes High School
Grade 11 – 1st Place: Paige Giddens of Lowndes High School
Grade 12 – 1st Place: No Entry Submitted
Grades 3-8: Must have an overall grade point average of 90 or above in all subjects with no grade below a 70.
Middle School Honor Roll with Distinction: Must have a grade point average of 95. Grades in each subject area must be a 90 or above.
For grades 9-12: Must have a grade point average of 90 or above with no grade below a 70 in any subject.
Lowndes County Schools will wear purple to show support for Military Children in our district and across the world on Friday April 14, 2017.
Dr. Lee Bradford Lucas will be honored as the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus. Lee Bradford Lucas is a 1992 graduate of Lowndes High School. While attending Lowndes, Lee played on the tennis team, was a mat girl, and was state vice president and national award winner for the Future Business Leaders of America. Following high school, Lee received her bachelors degree from Stetson University and continued her education earning a doctorate in Medical Microbiology and Immunology from the University Of South Florida College Of Medicine. One of Lee’s patents is currently being used in the final stages of clinical trials for a new melanoma treatment. Lee was a post-doctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health when the human genome was completed and was proud to return to her alma mater at Lowndes to share that momentous occasion. She continued working in the medical field by building a specialized heart valve surgery program at a local hospital and earning her RN.
Currently, Lee lives in Fort Myers and is the founder/owner of LeeDr which specializes in healthcare referrals. When not working or driving taxi service for her three beautiful children, she volunteers as a board member for her kids’ school, serves in a national position for her sorority, and is a baseball team mom. Lee says she holds dear the instruction and encouragement she received from the faculty while attending Lowndes High School.
LEIF will also be honoring students from each school for their academic achievements, as well as outstanding parents and teachers. The foundation’s main goal is to support Lowndes County Schools by utilizing tax-deductible donations to provide improved educational opportunities for students within the school systems. Tickets for the banquet may be purchased for $10 at the Board of Education office located at 1592 Norman Drive. All proceeds of the event will benefit LEIF. For further information, please contact LaVerne Rome at 229-245-2250.
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