Three band performers from Floyd County Schools have been honored by the Georgia Music Educators All-State Band program. Two were selected to be a part of the All-State Band and one was named as an alternate.
Jordan Parker, a senior at Pepperell High School, and Samantha Mazzola, an eighth-grader at Armuchee Middle School, were selected to participate in the All-State Band. Aaron Thacker, a senior at Pepperell High, was named as an alternate to the program.
Jordan was named to the All-State Band as a trumpet player and will participate in the 11th and 12th grade Symphonic Band.
Samantha was named to the All-State Band for clarinet and will participate in the Middle School All-State Band.
Aaron is an alternate trumpet player for the 11th and 12th grade Symphonic Band.
Team of Model High students win regional Stock Market Game
Model High School students Dustin Raymer, Matt Kelley and Kacie Rollins were the regional winners for the Floyd County Region in the fall 2006 Georgia Stock Market Game competition coordinated by the Georgia Council on Economic Education. The students participated in the Stock Market Game in Adam B. Clemons economics class at Model High.
Teams of students from across the state competed in regional competitions in the Stock Market Game. Each team begins with a hypothetical $100,000 to invest in stocks listed on the major exchanges. The students can buy on margin, sell short and just like real investors they had to pay commission fees on each transaction. The Model High teams winning portfolio was valued at about $128,986.
The Model High team competed against over 105 other teams regionally and placed 30th in the state out of 3,578 teams. More than 25,000 students participate in the Georgia Stock Market Game each year, with competitions held in the fall and spring. An awards luncheon for the regional and statewide winning teams will be held in Atlanta in the spring.
Students win recent spelling bee at Darlington Lower School
Darlington Lower School recently held its first spelling bee in conjunction with Atlanta Daily World and Georgia Association of Educators.
Students in third through fifth grades participated. The winners from the schools spelling bee are eligible to participate in local and state competitions.
This years winners were Cara Key, fifth grade, first place; Sammi Harton, fifth grade, second place; Kyle Wagers, fourth grade, third place; and Anne Marie McDurmon, fourth grade, runner-up.