Committed to Excellence: Students and Staff Recognized at January Board Meeting
Mrs. Heather Wheeler and the MCMS Varsity Robotics Team were recognized at the January meeting. In addition, the team shared their project they will introduce at an upcoming competition. The MCMS Varsity Robotics Team won the Core Values Award at the First Lego League Regional Competition on
. They also received a bid to the Super Regional competition in Warner Robins on
Mrs. Wheeler is pictured with the team, MCBOE Chairman Nolen Howard, MCMS Principal Dr. Efrem Yarber, and Superintendent Dr. Mike Hickman. MCMS Varsity Robotics Team members are: Jeremiah Ochieng, Johonna Braswell, Chloe Myers, Sydney Stapleton, Ella Miller, Sam West, Harris Chambers, and Walker Turner.
The MPHS Competition Cheerleading completed an outstanding season in 2017. The cheerleading squad won the region championship in 2017 for the first time since 2005 and only the second time in school history. In state competition, our cheerleaders finished in 5th place to cap off a record setting year for the program. Our previous highest finish in state competition was 7th place back in 2013. Congratulations to Coach Kyle Ward, the coaching staff, and the entire team for a memorable season. Seniors are pictured with MCBOE Chairman Nolen Howard, MP Principal Dr. Jim Finch, Competition Cheer Coach Kyle Ward, and Superintendent Dr. Mike Hickman.
The MPHS football team completed an outstanding 2017 season with a record of 11-3 and making it to the GHSA 4A semifinals. This is the second consecutive year the Bulldogs have made it the Final Four. The Bulldogs also won their third straight region title in 2017 and have not lost a game in region competition during that span (16 games in a row and 34-3 in region contests under Coach Nelson- 62-15 overall). Our Bulldogs have actually lost in the semifinals to the eventual state champion in both 2016 and 2017. Congratulations to Coach Brian Nelson, the coaching staff, and the entire team on another outstanding season. Seniors are pictured with Superintendent Dr. Mike Hickman, MP Principal Dr. Jim Finch, Coach Brian Nelson, and MCBOE Chairman Nolen Howard.
Monroe County Middle School staff members were recognized for their years of service. Five years of service: Sabrina Dorrity, Lindsay Kennett, Lynn Monk, Andrea Wilkes, Mammie Gray. Ten years of service: Tracy Mallory, Suzanne Smith. 15 years of service: Suzanne Davis. 20 years of service: Kecia McGouirk.
, Shop Foreman, on completing his
School Bus Inspection Program Manager Certification in June of 2017. Mr. Napier is pictured with Superintendent Dr. Mike Hickman, Transportation Director Jake Davis, and MCBOE Chairman Nolen Howard.
Transportation Team members were recognized for their years of service. Five years of service: Melissa Glaze, Chip Hester, Bobbie Opheim, Patricia Wilson. Ten years of service: Margie Hardin. 15 years of service: Kristy Ellenburg. 20 years of service: Ben Gilbert, Angeline Hardin. 25 years of service: Juanita McDonald. Transportation Team members are pictured with Superintendent Dr. Mike Hickman, Transportation Director Jake Davis, MCBOE Chairman Nolen Howard, and Assistant Superintendent Alicia Elder.