Houston County Schools Celebrate Family Engagement Month in November
The Houston County School District will celebrate Family Engagement Month throughout November to recognize the important role families play in a student’s education. The celebration highlights opportunities available for families to engage in partnerships to improve student academic achievement. In support of this statewide initiative, Houston County’s Title I schools are offering family activities throughout the month.
Eight Middle School Students in Houston County Awarded REACH Scholarships
Eight middle school students in Houston County have been named a Realizing Achievement Can Happen (REACH) Scholar and were awarded $10,000. The REACH Georgia program provides support for students with academic promise, to help them successfully progress from middle school through college, with a goal of earning a degree. The students will receive the scholarship funds upon high school graduation.
One student was selected from each of the District’s eight middle schools. The 2023 REACH Scholars are:
- Bonaire Middle: Charlie Nelson
- Feagin Mill Middle: Madison Miller
- Huntington Middle: Julian Mann
- Mossy Creek Middle: Ammon Holst
- Northside Middle: Alejandro Beas
- Perry Middle: Zakira Brown
- Thomson Middle: Zugey Alabat Castaneda
- Warner Robins Middle: Tatiana Carter
Houston County Students Place in State Art Contest
Students from across the Houston County School District won awards in the 2023 Plains Peanut Festival Postcard contest. This year’s theme was “Living a Legacy: Peanuts, Politics, & Peace”. The contest is part of the Jimmy Carter National Historical Park Education Program. Judges recognized 46 students from across the state, awarding first, second, and third place in grades kindergarten through twelfth. Houston County students won seven of the 46 awards. A total of 2,263 entries were submitted. The student information is below.