Quoted Directly from an article in the Times Enteprise written by Jordan Barela.
Thomasville High School students are giving back this holiday season. Two THS groups — student government association and the newly-formed leadership class — are conducting numerous events in an effort to give back to the local community.
"We're doing a DFCS Christmas," said Jared Robinson, a student in the leadership class, adding the event is aimed at providing Christmas to children less fortunate. Robinson said events helping out the community are key because the leadership class wants "to show them (the community) we actually care and we're not just a school."
Reggie Perry, also in the leadership class, said he and his peers want to reach out to the community and give back to others.
Alexa Hernandez, senior class president, said the student governmental body adopted an 8-year-old for the holiday season.
"Some of the things on her list were really eye-opening," Hernandez said, also noting the young girl wanted basic necessities.
Back in November, SGA members took part in serving Thanksgiving meals at Rescue Mission and conducted a canned goods drive at Second Harvest. SGA members helped prepare and give out over 100 meals.
The Thomasville High SGA formulated a campaign to give back to the community for the holiday season. Future events include volunteering at Victorian Christmas, hosting a THS staff appreciation week, and Shop with a Cop. Janet Cable, a THS social studies teacher, oversees SGA and the leadership class. Cable said the giving back notion is a way to get the students involved in the community and is a "component of a social education." "I like to create opportunities for students to do that," Cable added.
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A group of Thomasville High School students is putting on the school's first ever Color Run in hopes of building student relationships within the community. The run is sponsored by the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Club. If you want to join in on the fun, the Color Run will be held on Saturday, November 18, starting at 9 a.m.
Students hope that the run will help create awareness for healthy, positive living and raise funds for the program at the schools. "PBIS has made a difference in how I think of school and has made a difference in our school because we actually get help," said senior Ronald Mickens. "For our community and Thomasville High School, it brings everyone and THS together as one," said senior Jared Robinson.
Organizers said participants can sign up ahead of time or on site. The 'My School Color Run' is an untimed fun run/walk featuring a 5k. Throughout the course participants will experience color splash zones where they'll be doused in color and end with a final color toss celebration.
Check-in will start at 9:00 a.m. and the race will start at 10:00 a.m. Registration includes a race bib, color packet, and t-shirt. You can pick up your items at the registration table the day of the event. Paper registration forms are available upon request.
On Saturday, November 11th, 19 NHS members participated in a group service project through Hands On Thomas County's Family Volunteer Day at Legacy Village! From 9:30AM-12:30PM these students visited with residents, designed Veteran's Day cards, created Thanksgiving door hangers, played board games and BINGO, made jewelry, and shared their smiles and laughter! A wonderful time was had by all, and NHS members look forward to visiting with the residents of Legacy Village again very soon!
Lady Dogs Basketball player Zoey Jackson and Football/Baseball player J.T Rice were honored at the Thomasville-Thomas County Sports Hall of Fame banquet on Thursday, November 9. These student-athletes were honored for not only their contributions to athletics, but more importantly their contributions to their community and their work in the classroom. Thank you to these two individuals for representing Thomasville City Schools extremely well!!
Directly copied from an article written by David Almeda in the Times Enterprise newspaper THOMASVILLE — The No. 1 high school basketball prospect in the state of Georgia has made his college decision official. With his parents, teammates and coaches surrounding him, Thomasville senior Reggie Perry signed his letter of intent to play college basketball at Mississippi State on Wednesday.
Perry, a 6-foot-8 power forward, did not wait to put pen to paper, signing with the Bulldogs on the first day possible. “It feels great,” he said. “It’s one of the days I’ve been waiting on since I’ve been little, working hard every day. It proves that dreams turn into reality.”
Reggie will now look to carry a family legacy set by his father, Al. The elder Perry played in Starkville from 1974-78, and ranks third all-time for assists in program history with 510. Reggie feels like he’s ready to fill those shoes.
“My parents did a good job raising me,” Reggie said. “I’ve been working hard all my life, so I feel like I’m built for it.” “It’s a good feeling,” Al said. “It’s an honor that he chose to follow in my footsteps and keep the legacy going. We’re excited, I’m proud of him, and I’m happy for him.” The family connection was obviously a reason for the decision, but Perry also felt like the program could help elevate his game further. “It was really the coaching staff,” Reggie said. “I knew that coach (Ben) Howland could get me to where I want to be, so that’s why I chose Mississippi State.”
Signing early means Reggie can focus on the task at hand for the quickly approaching high school basketball season. He will look to lead the Thomasville Bulldogs to a deep run into the state playoffs. “It helps me a lot,” Reggie said. “Now I can focus on getting a state ring in my last year and help my team get better.”
Wednesday’s signing was a great moment for Al and his family. He hopes that his son can experience the same kinds of lasting memories that he captured during his college days. “In Starkville, at Mississippi State, the fans are awesome,” he said. “They’re outstanding. The thing that impresses me the most are the fans and the alumni at Mississippi State. They’re very, very close. At the end of the day, when he completes his tenure at Mississippi State, he’s gonna have some good lifelong friends. That’s a thing he’s going to see.”