Terrific Students Eduardo Zavala and Jaquelin Sandoval are honored by the Rome Rotary Club. Nigara Nizamidin was also recognized but was absent because of a math competition. Monthly, the Rome Rotary Club’s Terrific Student program recognizes Rome Middle School eighth-graders who demonstrate willingness to excel and perform beyond what is expected. Students are nominated for the recognition by a teacher based on: positive attitude and enthusiasm, determination and effort, and attendance — making school a priority.
Sara Pate of Rome has earned a Master of Science in nursing from the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing of Emory University in Atlanta.
It was 1974 when Ken Weatherman started working at Georgia Highlands College, which at the time was called Floyd Junior College.
Amber Singletary, associate director of financial aid at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, recently visited Washington, D.C., to participate in a leadership symposium for the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
Floyd County Junior and Senior 4-H’ers competed at Rock Eagle for district honors last weekend.
Three students from Floyd County Schools have been selected to participate in the 2015 Governor’s Honors program.
Allie Cox, 8, a third-grade honors student at Pepperell Elementary, donated her hair to Children with Hair Loss Foundation. This is the second time Allie has donated her hair. She donated to the Locks of Love Foundation in 2011. This is done is memory of Debbie Brewer and in honor of Tammy Penny and Brenda Lynn. Allie is the daughter of Erika and Dustin Waddell of Rockmart and Greg Cox of Silver Creek. Her hair was cut by Kathy Hames at Visible Changes Salon in Rome.
Rantasia Reynolds, age 12, of Rome, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Georgia Pageant to take place July 3-4 in Atlanta. The National American Miss pageants are held for girls ages 4-18, and have five different age divisions.
Georgia’s First Lady Sandra Deal came to Kids’ Stop Learning Center this week to read the book “T.J.’s Discovery” to students in the Pre-K Program. March is Read Across Georgia Month.
Rita Lawler, executive director of Mercy Care Rome, said she plans to retire in June.
Georgia Highlands College’s student newspaper the Six Mile Post was awarded best print newspaper and best online newspaper at the 64th annual Southern Regional Press Institute held in Savannah at Savannah State University.
Shorter University’s Alaska Missions team is in Alaska for its annual spring break mission trip.
Seven seniors from Floyd County Schools were honored recently by the Rome Noon Optimist Club at the groups annual Student of the Year awards banquet. Anna Tibbetts of Armuchee High received the All-around award. Tibbetts plans to attend Samford University after graduation. All-around finalists were: John Tyler Dobson, Pepperell High; and Rachel McFry, Model High. Dobson plans to pursue a career in the performing arts while McFry is considering a career in biology or bio-medical engineering at Georgia Tech or the University of North Georgia.
Georgia Highlands College’s Dean of Health Sciences Janet Alexander has been selected to be a program evaluator by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
Five Armuchee Middle School students brought home medals from the recent Georgia Educational Technology Fair.
Two outstanding students from area elementary schools were honored by the Rome Noon Optimist Club during its 13th annual Terrific Kid program that took place at The Forum.
Georgia Highlands College history professors Steve Blankenship and Shannon Bontrager recently completed a three-year “Bridging Cultures” seminar meant to redesign and widen the basis of college history courses.
Nine seniors from area high schools were honored during the Rome Noon Optimist Club’s annual Student of the Year awards banquet at Coosa Country Club Tuesday.
For Faye Johnson the decision to return to school and begin her work towards a career in healthcare started when her father was in home hospice care.
Georgia Highlands College was proud to honor faculty at all five of its campuses with years of service awards this year, ranging from five years to 40.
Darlington School alumnus Payton Bradford has been named the editor-in-chief of the 50th anniversary edition of Georgia Law Review. His tenure on the executive board for the volume will begin in the fall for the 2015-16 school year.
Andy F. Harris, former vice president of lending and member support services, takes the reins at Coosa Valley Credit Union today.
Darlington School will host a blood drive Thursday in honor of Laura Hicks, Darlington’s ELA-8 Teaching and Learning Center director.
Local member of Delta Kappa Gamma, a sorority for educators, recently visited the state Capitol.
Dan Roper spoke to the Floyd-Rome Retired Educators Association at its February meeting. Roper is the owner, editor and publisher of Georgia Backroads. He searches for the small story within the larger history.
Darlington School graduate William Monk has been able to take his time and training on a nuclear submarine and turn it into new opportunities to work and serve his country.
Matched up against four-year colleges for the first time, Georgia Highlands College’s student newspaper, the Six Mile Post, brought home 12 awards from the annual Georgia College Press Association award ceremony this month.
The Exchange Club’s annual Night at the Movies fundraiser raked in more than $18,800, according to club officials.
On Feb. 20 the city of Rome, as a Tree City USA, dedicated 17 Chinese Pistache trees in the North Pointe neighborhood. Pictured are Howard Mullinax (from left), Keith Mickler, Chad Hampton, Terry Paige, Steven Foy, Ernest Watson, Jeffrey Poston, Hal Ruland, Sammy Rich, Jamie Doss, Mary Hardin Thornton and Tracy Mobley.
Unity Christian School has named Courtney Cash as the new director of advancement for the school.
Rome – Feb. 19, 2015 – After being matched up against four-year colleges for the first time, Georgia Highlands College’s student newspaper, the Six Mile Post, brought home 12 awards from the annual Georgia College Press Association award ceremony in February.
The Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority recognized the service of Jerry Lee during a meeting of the board of directors on Monday.
ROME, Ga. — Seniors Natalie Collins and John Goldin have been selected to represent Darlington in the 2015 High School Female/Male Scholarship Award Competition, sponsored by the Georgia Athletic Directors Association (GADA). The program recognizes seniors who have represented their respective sports well both in performance and in leadership. Two winners will be chosen from the state, each winning a $1,000 scholarship to the school of their choice.
Members of American Legion Post 52 donate a $200 check for the North Heights Elementary STEM program to Principal Tonya Wood. Pictured are Charles Patterson (from left), Ken Waters, Wood and Ellis Butler. Patterson, Waters and Butler are members of the post.
Bill Scoggin, assistant dean of Industrial Technologies and instructor of Industrial Systems Technology at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, was recently selected as a subject-matter expert by The National Occupational Competency Testing Institute.
Sophomore Matthew McConnell recently joined other students and media professionals in Atlanta to cover National Signing Day at the College Football Hall of Fame on Feb. 4.
The following Floyd County students were named to the University of Georgia’s Fall 2014 Dean’s List:
The following Floyd County students were named to the University of Georgia’s Fall 2014 President’s List:
Sheila Bennett, vice president of patient care and chief nursing officer at Floyd, has been awarded a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from American Sentinel University in Denver. Bennett earned the degree by completing the school’s 28-month Executive Leadership Program.
The following students from Rome have earned the distinction of Dean’s List at the Georgia Institute of Technology for Fall 2014. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 3.0 or higher academic average for the semester:
Taylor Carles, an eighth-grader at Pepperell Middle School, has been named to serve on the 2015 Student Advisory Council of State School Superintendent Richard Woods. Carles is one of 64 Georgia students selected to participate in the group that will provide a student focus to policy decisions on education at the state level.
The Unity Christian School took first place in the Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association State Quizbowl Competition.
Shorter University’s lead custodian, Mary Chubbs, retired last week after 52 years of service and the university’s custodial services contractor, National Management Resources Corp., threw a retirement party for the native Roman.
The January meeting of the Lavender View Garden Club was at the Barnsley Gardens Resort in Adairsville.
Coosa High’s IQ was on display as a team from the school won its first-round match on WSB-TV’s High Q program.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College announced its President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2014 fall semester at the Floyd County campus.
“Keeping Me Still,” a collection of Southern free-verse poems written by Shorter University Assistant Professor of English Renee Emerson, has been selected as a finalist for the 2014 Julie Suk Prize for best poetry book published by an independent press.
Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville and some of its significant supporters were recognized with awards during the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries annual conference in Statesboro on Friday.
Alice Towe, a horticulture student at Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Floyd County campus, is one of four GNTC students from across the region selected as the college’s semifinalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership.
Reinhardt University announces that 449 students have been named to the Dean’s List for fall semester 2014. The following local residents were among those named: