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Ceremony for Governor's Honors Nominees

The Houston County Board of Education will hold a breakfast to honor the 2011 Governor’s Honors Nominees on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at 7 a.m, a Houston County Board of Education news release says. 

Sixty-six students will be recognized at a breakfast at the Herman Ragin Center followed by a recognition ceremony at 7:30 a.m.

The students were nominated by their teachers based on academic achievement and the students’ passion for a certain area such as agriculture, chemistry, mathematics, social studies, visual art, theatre, music or technology. 

The program began in 1964, making 2011 the 48th year of GHP. 

The nominees will be interviewed beginning January 29, 2011, by a state committee which will select finalists for the program.  Students will be notified on March 25, via the Governor’s Honors Program Web site, of their status. 

Shirley Hills Elementary Receives 2011 High Flying School Award

Shirley Hills Elementary School has been selected to receive an Honorable Mention at the 2011 High-Flying Schools Award ceremony to be held at the National Youth-At-Risk Conference, March 6 – 9, 2011, in Savannah. 

Shirley Hills Elementary is one of only 10 schools nationwide to receive this distinction, a Houston County Board of Education press release says.

“At Shirley Hills Elementary, we educate on the trust of one another and our students make great gains,” said Principal Dr. Traci Jackson.  “Our students understand that they are accountable for their learning and that good work ethics and great expectations are the norm for our school.”

The nine other Honorable Mention winners are from Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and New York.  The criteria for High-Flying Schools follow. 

Rodeo Scheduled for February

The Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter will host the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.

The rodeo will take place on February 17 through February 19.

For more information, visit www.gnfa.com.

WRHS Students Compete in Regional Construction Challenge

Warner Robins High School (WRHS) students will compete in the regional Construction Challenge competition this Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, in Atlanta.  High school teams from Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee are competing. 

The competition begins at 10:00 a.m. and the closing ceremony is scheduled for 6 p.m. WRHS students hope to qualify for the international finals which will be held in March. 

 The Construction Challenge requires students to use innovation, mathematics, engineering and design skills.  It is connected to an industry actively looking for talented and motivated individuals for a wide range of well-paid jobs. 

Students who participate in the competition will learn about interesting and lucrative careers such as engineering, project management, service technicians, and marketing. 

Perry Chamber 55th Annual Meeting to Feature Special Guest and Awards

Former Governor Sonny Perdue is scheduled to speak at the Perry Chamber of Commerce's 55th Annual Meeting on January 19.

The luncheon will begin at noon.

The Annual Chamber awards such as Volunteer of the Year, Business of the Year and Diplomat of the Year will also be awarded at the meeting.

For more information, contact the Perry Chamber of Commerce at 478-987-1234.

The Art of Chocolate Scheduled for February

The Art of Chocolate, scheduled for Feb. 12, is a night of dancing, music, food and drink.

The event serves as a fundraiser for Houston Arts Alliance and Perry Arts Center.

Art of Chocolate will take place at the Perry Arts Center from 7 until 11 p.m.

The Perry Arts Center is located at 1121 Macon Road in Perry.

Tickets are $25. Call 478-218-5229 for reservations.

Auditions for Father of the Bride

Auditions for Father of the Bride

The cold weather outside does not hamper the enthusiasm of the director, Carol Strandburg, and the producer, Bev Cooper, of Perry Players who are holding auditions inside the warm theatre located at 909 Main Street. Sunday, January 9 at 2:00 and Monday, January 10 at 7:00 are the time and the theatre at 909 Main Street is the place!  

Stay tuned to find out just who lands the roles in Father of the Bride....the current play coming to the stage at Perry Community Theatre!