SEB's Nevius is State Trig-Star Champion & Top-10 in Nationals
Crystal Nevius, a student at Southeast Bulloch High School (SEBHS), is Georgia’s 2014 Trig-Star champion, and her competition test scores earned her eighth place in the national Trig-Star competition out of 37 participating states. Nevius and her mathematics teacher, Susan Boddiford, each received a monetary award of $750. They were recognized at the Surveying and Mapping Society of Georgia’s (SMSG) annual banquet in Savannah this summer.
Famed Artist Helps Showcase Willow Hill School's History in Benefit Concert Saturday
“Defining Destiny,” a drama concert embracing the 140-year history of Willow Hill School, will be performed on Saturday, September 13, at 7:30 p.m. at Statesboro High School. The event is directed by Georgia Theater Hall of Fame inductee Mical Whitaker and stars Sandra Reaves-Phillips, an international actress-singer. Proceeds will benefit students of LEAP – Leadership Education Arts Program, at the historic Willow Hill School in Portal.
Reaves-Phillips has starred on Broadway and theaters in Raisin, Rollin' On the Toba, Low Down Dirty Blues, Late Great Ladies of Blues, and Jazz and Gospel. She was also featured in the films Lean on Me and 'Round Midnight, and she participated in Christmas at the Vatican '99. Other performers include Amir Jamal Toure; the Bethea Sisters; Alton West and local musicians; Banks Creek Primitive Baptist Church's Choir.
Statesboro High School's choral and theater students, under the direction of their teachers, Lisa Muldrew and Eddie Frazier, will also be featured. Reaves-Phillips took time this week to speak and interact with the students about her career and the performing arts.
Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for students and $10 for groups of ten or more. To purchase tickets please call (912) 865-7154 or purchase on-line at www.willowhillheritage.org . Tickets will be available at the door.
The Willow Hill School was started by freed slaves in 1874 in Portal, Georgia, nine years after the end of the Civil War. When it closed by the Bulloch County Board of Education in 1999, Willow Hill had been a school for 125 years and was the longest active school in existence in Bulloch County.
SEB Clubs Raise Funds for Local Cancer Patients
Three of Southeast Bulloch High School’s (SEBHS) student organizations are joining together to host the Colors of Cancer Week Tailgate on Friday, Sept. 19, beginning at 5:30 p.m., in the outdoor cafeteria courtyard in front of the school. The event is free of charge and will include a meal and guest speaker prior to the SEBHS vs. Dodge County football game. Students will be selling event t-shirts for $10, and the money raised will be used to make care packages for local oncology patients.
Focus Schools Host Meeting for Parents
Bulloch County Schools is inviting parents and guardians of Julia P. Bryant Elementary and William James Middle students to a community forum on Monday, September 29, 5:30 p.m., in the JPBES Media Center to discuss a Flexible Learning Program (FLP). Administrators will outline how the FLP will address these two Focus schools’ needs and provide parents/guardians an opportunity for feedback.
School System Prepares to Select Additional REACH GA Scholars
Bulloch County Schools' REACH GA Committee met last night to review student applications and select 10 finalists to be interviewed face-to-face by the Committee. From these interviews, they will select five finalists, who will be introduced at a special local ceremony on September 24, as part of the statewide REACH GA signing day.
Bulloch County Schools currently has five REACH scholars who are now high school freshmen. These scholars were selected as seventh-grade students in May 2013. Each is performing well, meeting the program's expectations, and being encouraged by a local mentor. Bulloch County's REACH scholars are fortunate to have three post-secondary institutions right in their own community (Georgia Southern University, East Georgia College and Ogeechee Technical College), and each has agreed to double-match the REACH Scholarship for eligible students. This gives the students another level of support for their education.
REACH Georgia is a needs-based mentoring and scholarship program designed to ensure that Georgia’s academically promising students have the academic, social, and financial support needed to graduate from high school and complete college. Bulloch County was one of five school systems that was initially selected by the state to pilot and implement the program.
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