It was a very important day for Fannin County High School Senior Grant Baker and his family. With his mother Linda and his father Brandon at his side, Grant took his place at the table to sign his National Letter of Intent. His choice for furthering his education was Point University in West Point, GA. Known as the Skyhawks, Point University is a NAIA private Christian college in the Appalachian Athletic Conference with universities as Reinhardt in Waleska, GA. and Bryan College in Tennessee.
In Attendance for the ceremony were School Administrators, Coaches, teammates, and family all looking on in excitement and support for Baker as he continues his education and do one thing he loves, that is to play the game of baseball. Grant Baker has played this game most all his life starting in recreation ball through Fannin Co. Recreation Department to present where he is finishing his high school career with the Rebels. In the last three years as a Rebel, Baker has won 11 games and pitching 109 innings with 87 strikeouts and a earned run average right at 3.00. Baker helped lead the Rebels to their first playoff appearance in several years after the 2017 regular season and is competing hard to do the same in the 2018 season.
His High School Accolades include the 2015 JV Rebel Award and the 2017 Fannin Co. Pitcher of the Year. Baker also has played travel baseball for the East Cobb Black Knights out of Marietta, GA where he was named to the Perfect Game All-Tournament Team 9 consecutive times.
Congratulations to Grant Baker and his family on this great opportunity in continuing his education and growing in to the man he wants to become.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) interviewed Evelyn Doss, a high school junior from Blue Ridge, Georgia, about her experience in the U.S. Senate Page Program on Facebook Live.
“Congratulations to Evelyn and her family on her acceptance into the Senate Page Program,” said Senator Perdue. “As an impressive young leader in her school and community, Evelyn has certainly earned this high honor, and I look forward to hearing about her continued success in the future.”
Evelyn is the first page Senator Perdue has appointed to the program. She is a student at Fannin County High School and participates in student government, mock trial, and drama club. Evelyn is also a member of the National Honor Society and plays the flute in her school’s band.
The Fannin County High School FFA Officers were part of the more than 350 chapter officers representing 45 FFA chapters from across Georgia that attended the 2017 Chapter Officer Leadership Training Conference (COLT). COLT was held at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center near Covington on July 19-21. This year’s theme was “WE: Invest, Inspire, Ignite. Chapter officers were challenged to create a set of standards for their team and write down goals for the year. The students attended workshops on professionalism, service, creativity, and commitment. The top 6 officers competed in the opening ceremony contest and placed first. Tayelor Long, Kelly Locke, Hailee Mealer, and Zachary Franklin were chosen as outstanding for their office position.
Several groups of students at Fannin County High School entered the annual World of 7 Billion Video Contest this year. To see complete contest information check out this site.
The competition is open to high school and middle school students worldwide, and the deadline for entry was February 23, 2017. The contest is divided into three categories: Climate Change, Ocean Health, and Rapid Urbanization. Each category awards one 1st place prize of $1000, one 2nd place prize of $500, and two honorable mention prizes of $250 each.
In April, FCHS Seniors Ethan Taylor, Jeffery Whitmire, and Gavin Meeker were notified that they were in the top 10 finalists in the Climate Change category! Out of 3,000 global submissions, they were in the top 30 videos! The seniors next did an interview with the World of 7 Billion Organization, and they were informed that they were selected as an Honorable Mention Prize winner for the 2017 contest!
Audio Video Teacher, Bubba Gibbs: “It is a huge honor to have students produce a prize winning video in a global competition. FCHS has been submitting videos for the World of 7 Billion Contest for three years, and I knew as soon as I saw their video that they had a chance at the prize money. The quality of the video, the editing, the message, and the voice over were the best I have seen produced in the classroom. These students did an excellent job, and I am really proud that they have been recognized for their work.”
Ethan Taylor, Senior FCHS: “This video was a very rewarding experience, allowing us to learn about protecting the environment and the audio video technology pathway. Being able to place in the top 4 out of 3,000 entries is such an honor, and the $250 prize will certainly come in handy as we head off to college!”