A representative from the National Scholarship Program with Barbizon will visit Thomasville High School on February 13 during lunch. Students can win a college scholarship to any four-year accredited university in the United States of the student's choice. The scholarship is open to all students regardless of grade level. Barbizon also offers scholarships in the liberal and performing arts. One of the art schools that Barbizon works closely with is the New York Conservatory of the Arts in New York City who has awarded over $200,000 in scholarship money.
The Thomasville High School varsity swim team competed this past weekend in the GHSA state meet at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia. Preston Page competed in the 500 yard freestyle event on Friday and qualified for state finals. Going into finals, he was seated in 29th Place. Kathleen Geyer competed in the 100 yard freestyle event on Friday. She qualified for finals on Saturday in this event seated in 27th place. The 200 yard freestyle relay team, composed of Preston Page, Tyler Blanton, Jason Stockstill, and Max White, also, competed in the GHSA State Swim Meet. Congratulations to the student-athletes and coaches for representing Thomasville High School proudly and for their hard work!
Pictured from left to right: Grace Herrin, Kaitlyn Kasper, Hannah Fromkin, Tyler Blanton, Max White, John Carpenter, Jason Stockstill, Preston Page, Kathleen Geyer, Claudia White, Zaria Meeks. Not pictured: John West and Aubrey Sawyer.
Mrs. Hawthorne held a junior and senior parent symposium on January 22 at 6 p.m. after being inspired by a parent during a conference to demonstrate for other parents what she did for that parent, so that is exactly what she did Monday night. The night began with parents looking at sample projects and looking through novels their child would be doing and reading throughout the remainder of the school year. Parents were then given a tour of Mrs. Hawthorne's extensive webpage, with Mrs. Hawthorne pointing out all of the parent and student resources available to help parents feel more informed about what is happening in Mrs. Hawthorne's classes throughout the each nine weeks. Parents were shown class calendars, curriculum maps, where on her webpage parents could email Mrs. Hawthorne, scholarship information, test prep information, as well as where they could locate nearly 90 percent of all the materials used in class and over 95 percent of all of the reading materials on audiobook format and in pdf, thus taking away the "I can't find/lost my book, reading guide, or handout" excuse. The night ended with Mrs. Hawthorne teaching a poetry lesson over We Wear the Mask by Paul Lawrence Dunbar for the junior parents and The Passionate Shepherd and The Nymph's Reply for the senior parents, with the parents serving as Mrs. Hawthorne's students. All were fully engaged in the lesson and some were even answering the teacher's questions. Clearly, the evening was a success as at the end of the night, Mrs. Hawthorne receiving a rousing ovation and numerous parents approached her afterward to express their appreciation for both her efforts in the classroom and for holding the symposium for them.
Reggie Perry has been selected as a McDonald's All-American. Reggie was one of 23 finalist from a field of 700 male and female athletes from across the nation. In March, Reggie will travel to Atlanta to compete in the McDonald's All American game at Phillips Arena.
Thomasville High School's football team will send eight players to different all-star games. Jeremiah Powell will compete at the Rising Seniors game in Macon and Grant Conger will be at the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association South Football Classic on December 28. Additionally, six players will play in different games at the Georgia Elite Classic at McEachern High School in Powder Spring on December 28: Quarterback J. T. Rice and senior running back Trey Tillman will play in the seniors game while defensive back Karey Lee and defensive lineman Marc Davis will play in the juniors game and defensive lineman Payten Singletary and receiver Kevin Cochran will compete in the sophomore event. Head Coach Zach Grage will coach wide receivers at the GACA game and defensive coordinator Sherard Reynolds will be at the Georgia Elite Classic.
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