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April 3, 2014

Thomas County students win at media festival

— Several Thomas County students recently competed in a media festival recently held at Southwest Georgia RESA in Camilla. Students had to create a media project such as a website or video that is linked to standards taught in their curriculum.

Eight area school systems were represented at the competition. The students had to presented projects they created in front of their peers and judges.

Placing first in the Elementary Division was Marnee Stone’s class from Hand-in-Hand Primary School with a website entry entitled “100 Days Smarter.”  Representing her class were Will Doughty, Corey Williams, Roan Adams, Ryann Risher and Erin Lippert.

Clay Goff, Emma Goff, and Zach Goff from Mandy West’s class at Thomas County Upper Elementary & Middle School placed first in the Middle School Division with their website entry entitled “Villages:  Healing After the Rwandan Genocide.” They will go to the state competition in May.

Placing third in the Elementary Division was Jay Granger from Julie Atkinson’s class at Cross Creek Elementary School with a website entry entitled “Tsunamis.” Cross Creek had two other website entries from Atkinson’s class by Brooklyn Cohen and Kimberly Clark entitled “Tsunamis.” 

Garrison-Pilcher Elementary had three groups of students who entered websites in the Elementary Division. Addison Weiss and Megan Barnes from Kathy Swearingen’s class entered a website entitled “Mountain Region of GA.”  Ethan Mainprize and Makayla Johnson from Swearingen’s class entered a website entitled “Peidmont Region of Georgia.” Ransom Young, Sara Connell, and Grayson Johnson from Vicki Warren’s class entered a website entitled “Influential People.” 

Other entries from Thomas County Upper Elementary & Middle School include the website, “Children of the Dust,” by Kennedy Ward and Sierra Stephens from Deann Garcia’s class and the website “Auschwitz” by Nathan Blanchard from Mandy West’s class. 

Thomas County Central High School had three entries from Renee Moore’s class. Isabel Medellin entered two projects: one in the interactive skills category entitled “Fakebook… Puritans” and one in the sequential skills category entitled “Transendentalism/ Antitranscentalism/Romanticism.”  Camille Sowell also entered a sequential skills project entitled “Transendentalism/Antitranscentalism/Romanticism.” 


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