Education

The Walker Retired Educators’ Association (WREA) is an organization of retired educators from the Walker County Schools and Chickamauga City Schools and is a chapter of the Georgia Retired Educators’ Association. WREA endeavors to promote public education. Each year, the association awards a…

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Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is proud to announce the students on the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2021 spring semester. To be eligible for the President’s List, the student must maintain a GPA of 3.8 or higher during the semester with a course load of at least 12 cr…

LaFayette High School Principal Maggie Stultz presents Class of 2021 valedictorian Anthony Collins with the Charles and Brownie Gwyn Memorial Scholarship. The Charles and Brownie Gwyn Memorial Scholarship was established by their children to honor the memory of their parents in perpetuity. T…

From left, Darwin Campbell, Megan Gorman, Dash Johnson, Fin Robinson, Antonio Celis, and Everett Atkinson at Pure Genius camp. Pure Genius, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting science, technology, reading, engineering, art, and mathematics (STREAM) education, has camps …

Savannah Goldsmith was named Cloud Springs Elementary School’s 2021-22 Teacher of the Year. This honor was selected by the faculty.

Robin Poe Stallings, a teacher at Battlefield Elementary School, was named 2021 Teacher of The Year.

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The kindergarten classes at North LaFayette Elementary (NLE) received some special visitors on Tuesday, May 18. Two baby goats, named Marshmallow and Daisy, came to the new outdoor classroom at the school, where the children were thrilled to meet their adopted friends in person for the first time.

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Thirteen Catoosa County Public Schools students gathered with their friends and families at The Colonnade Center in Ringgold on Tuesday, May 11, to receive recognition for completing certificates from Georgia Northwestern Technical College through their Robotics and Mechatronics pathway at t…

Three high school seniors were awarded the Walker County Republican Party Good Citizen Scholarship, which recognizes grassroots involvement in the community through civic and volunteer projects: Jake Lee, Gordon Lee High School; Carlee Corbin, LaFayette High School; and Morgan Shavers, Ridge…

Joyce Landers has retired after 47 years of accident-free school bus driving for Catoosa County. She loved driving, but most of all she loved the kids that she drove through the years. It takes a special person to be this dedicated. Her fellow workmates are very proud of the work she has don…

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A Heritage High School student and a Ridgeland High School student are among the winners of the 2021 “Student of Integrity” scholarship offered by the Better Business Bureau Serving Southeast Tennessee & Northwest Georgia (BBB).

Ringgold High School’s JROTC drill team exhibition squad won its fifth-in-a-row state title. Also, last year's National solo exhibition champion, Katie Allmond, won her a state solo championship this year. This team also won regions and competed in Army Nationals in Daytona, Fla., as well as…

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Students from Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) nine-county service area will participate in a vehicle procession outside of the Floyd County Campus (FCC), in Rome on Thursday, May 6, to safely celebrate their success in completing their program of study.

Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School student Shaili Patel earned the highest SAT score at LFO and was awarded the Red Feather Award. She named Susan Bradley as the LFO Red Feather Teacher.

Emily Ray and Brett Simpson, fifth-graders at Battlefield Elementary School, collect dog and cat supplies for Catoosa County animals.

Heritage High School’s STAR student is Jae-Yoon Andrew Song. He is also the Catoosa County school system’s STAR student. Ringgold High School’s STAR student is Natalie Hope. To obtain the STAR nomination, high school seniors must have the highest score on a single test date on the three-part…

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The Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce and Catoosa County Economic Development Authority are holding the Catoosa County Job Fair 2021 at The Colonnade on Tuesday, April 27, from noon to 6 p.m. This is a free public event for people of all ages who are looking for employment opportunities.

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Despite major changes to the 2021 SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference, Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) students received six medals, one for each category entered, during the event.

Ringgold High School’s Performing Arts will perform “Anastasia the Musical” April 22-24 in the high school theater. The shows will be Thursday, April 22, at 7 p.m.; Friday, April 23, at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, April 24, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Ringgold High School Performing Arts has kept theater…

The LaFayette High School Forestry Field Day Team celebrates its victory in the Area 1 Forestry Field Day competition. The team has advanced to the state finals that will be held April 15 in Swainsboro. The team consisted of Jud Woods, Jeremy Wunders, Jake Cabe, Gage Massingill, Diana Nave, …

Tayler Coleman is a four-year track and field standout from Heritage High School. She is a top-ranked discus thrower in the region.

Lorina Young of WOW Ladies Ministries donated Easter baskets to Battlefield Elementary School. Also pictured is Kelly Wolfe and Lauren Smith of Battlefield Elementary.

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Georgia Northwestern Technical College will be hosting a Free Application Week, April 5-9, to help those who are seeking to enroll in summer semester.