From February 28 – March 28, the following Fannin County Middle School students had art work on display at Blue Ridge Arts Association for Youth Art Month 2019.
The theme was Your Art, Your Story!
Vanessa Medrano, Lexie Frabotta, Gracie Patton, Courtney Davis, Robert Washington, Kylee Linderman, Sydney Chancey, Jordyn Villa, Colin Bruce, Anna Beth Minear, Benjamin Bloch, Emma Pittman, Karis Hughes, Katherine Tamberino, Shaylee Jones, Reese Lindstrom, Jasmine Anderson, Emmaline Cochran, Mylee Clement, Daegan Moore, Silas Campbell, Chelsey Frye, Ethan Forbis, Kaitlyn Nelson, Blair Deal, Annabelle Noland, Sadie Thomas, Avery Henson, Caroline Young, Bailee Stiles, Kylie Davenport, Abby Ridings, Natalie Bottongino, Cheyanne Hasker, Reid Norton, Emma Buchanan, Isabel Espinoza, Callie Lewis.
The Fannin County Technology Student Association competed at the State level in several events during the month of March.
On March 11th, 16 high school students on the Engineering TEAM traveled to Georgia Tech to participate in a test of Math, Science, and Engineering. The students were divided into a 9th/10th grade team and an 11th/12th grade team. The students had to submit an essay on the use of Artificial Intelligence, take a multiple choice test in Math and Science, and complete a design build engineering challenge. The 11th and 12th grade team placed 2nd in the State in the Math and Science test. If the students score in the top three in the State on all parts of the challenge, they will earn the right to compete at the National level in Washington D.C. in June.
(L to R) Eli Young, Anna Holloway, and Brook Patton work on their engineering challenge
Front (L to R) Tanner Hamby, James Squires, Cooper Boyle, John Moler, Ethan Jolly, Christian Jensen, Cooper Brooks, Samuel Dillard
Back (L to R) Lexi McGill, Anna Holloway, Brook Patton, Porter Squires, Zach Payne, Matthew Shirah, Eli Young, Ramtin Doroodchi
TSA State Conference:
The Fannin High School and Middle School students also traveled to Athens, GA for the TSA State Leadership Conference from March 13th through March 16th. The students competed in events ranging from robotics design to extemporaneous speech to flight endurance. Several students were semifinalists, finalists, and State Champions.
At the high school level:
Matthew Shirah placed 4th in the State in Photographic Technology
Christian Jensen, Porter Squires, and John Moler placed 7th in Computer Coding
Porter Squires and Steven Setser placed 7th in Forensic Science (photo Porter Steven L to R)
Steven Setser, Jonothon Payne, and Isaiah Cargle placed 12th in On Demand Video
Brayden Foster, Christian Jensen, Eli Young, Ramtin Doroodchi, Isaiah Cargle, Jonothon Payne, Rob Russell, Steven Setser, James Squires, Porter Squires, and John Moler (not pictured Matthew Shirah)
The middle school had an outstanding conference with several students in the semifinals and finals, and two teams winning State Championships!
Bryce Ware and James Kyle placed 1st in Technology Problem Solving
Bryce Ware, Lucas Barnstead, and Luke Pelfrey placed 1st in Technology Quiz Bowl
Wyatt Payne and Tristen Siler placed 2nd in Structural Design
The entire middle school group was 6th in First Lego League Robotics
James Kyle was 4th in Computer Aided Design Foundations
Mason McDaniel, Bryce Ware, James Kyle, Luke Pelfrey, Logan Martin, and Bryce Mitchell placed 8th in Chapter Team
The first place finishers have earned the right to travel to Washington D. C. this summer to compete in the Technology Student Association National Conference and represent the State of Georgia!!
Front (L to R) Bryce Mitchell, Wyatt Payne, Mason McDaniel
Middle (L to R) James Kyle, Bryce Ware, Luke Pelfrey
Back (L to R) Logan Martin, Lucas Barnstead, Tristen Siler, Sam Jabaley
You can learn more about Engineering TEAMS at https://tsaweb.org/competitions-programs/teams
You can learn more about National TSA at https://tsaweb.org/
You can learn more about Georgia TSA at https://www.gatsa.org/
“I am really excited about the high level performance this month from the Engineering students from Fannin County. The Middle School students had an exceptional conference, and they will represent the State of Georgia at the National Conference this summer in Washington, D.C. I am excited to see what the future holds for these students as they pursue career opportunities in the world of technology.” Bubba Gibbs Engineering Teacher and TSA Advisor, Fannin County High School.
Fannin Middle School Technology Student Association attended the TSA State Conference at Athens this weekend. We had 10 students go and compete in different areas. The areas of competition are Mass Production, Dragster, Tech Bowl, Structural Engineering, Chapter Team, Lego Robotics, CAD Foundations, Problem Solving, Flight, and Forensic Science. We were able to finish in the top 10 in the state in 9 out of 10 areas. In placing, we had two first place finishes in Tech Bowl and Problem Solving. The Tech Bowl team consisted of Lucas Barnstead, Luke Pelfrey, and Bryce Ware. The other first place was in Problem Solving with the team being Bryce Ware and James Kyle. Tristen Siler and Wyatt Payne place second in Structural Engineering.
Below are pictures of the young men and their awards.
The Fannin County Young Farmers Association held a joint dinner and class with the Union County Young Farmers Association and the Blue Ridge Mountain Cattlemen’s Association on February 5 at 6:00pm at the Ag Center in Blue Ridge. The class was on Weed Control Methods in Pasture and hay fields. The classroom portion was presented by Jacob Williams the Union County Extension Agent and Eddie Ayers the Fannin County Extension Agent. Ryan Talton the Union County Young Farmers Advisor demonstrated a Super Sponge Weed Wiper that attaches onto the front of a tractor. There were 40 people in attendance. The meal was sponsored by Fannin County Young Farmers, Blue Ridge Mountain Cattlemen’s and Cohutta Pet and Feed.
Pictured Ryan Talton Union County Young Farmers Association Advisor and Union County Agriculture Teacher
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Senator David Perdue Addresses Georgia Sheriffs’ Association
“I want all law enforcement officers to know I’m proud of them, I appreciate what they do, and I’ve got their backs.”
ATLANTA, GA – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joins the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association’s Winter Conference in Atlanta, Georgia:
“Georgia is home to some of the most impressive law enforcement officers in the nation,” said Senator Perdue. “Our sheriffs are pillars of the community and work every day to preserve peace, prevent crime, and protect all Georgians. It was great to hear directly from many of our state’s sheriffs. Their input is critical as we work to increase public safety and improve school security. I want all law enforcement officers to know I’m proud of them, I appreciate what they do, and I’ve got their backs.”
“Senator Perdue has a sincere commitment to ensuring the safety of all Georgians,” said Terry Norris, Executive Director of the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association. “We greatly appreciate his presence at the Sheriffs’ Winter Training Conference and his long-standing support of the Constitutional Office of Sheriff and the many dedicated women and men who perform the duties of deputy sheriffs and jailers.”
Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.
Fannin County Young Farmers members traveled to the State Capital in Atlanta on Tuesday, February 13 for the Georgia Young Farmers Legislative breakfast. While at the capital the group visited with Senator Steve Gooch and Speaker of the House David Ralston and thanked them for their support of Agriculture and the Georgia Young Farmers Program.
Featured picture: Kenny Queen, Teri Long, Tom Hamby, Speaker Ralston, Aaron Walden, Tayelor Long Rhonda Mathews
Picture below left to right: Kenny Queen, Tayelor Long, Senator Gooch, Teri Long, Aaron Walden, Tom Hamby
Five Fannin County Young Farmers Association members attended the Georgia Young Farmers State Convention at Chateau Elan in Braselton Feb. 2 and 3. President Kenny Queen and Teri Long served as voting delegates. Teri Long, Tayelor Long, Cherie White, and Theresa Wollschlager entered the photography contest and Teri Long won second place in the Sunbelt Ag Expo division and won $50.00. Candice Ray and Rhonda Mathews entered the chapter display in the chapter display competition. Tayelor Long and Maddie Mathews entered the cornhole tournament and advanced to the second round. Tayelor Long represented the chapter in the spokesperson competition and placed in the top five. There are 59 Young Farmer chapters statewide with over 6,000 members. Georgia Superintendent of Schools Richard Wood, Georgia Career Technical and Agriculture Education Director Dr. Barbara Wall, Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black, and Georgia Program Director for Agriculture Education John “Chip” Bridges addressed the group. Both a live and silent auction were held to raise funds for the GYFA. Thank you to Mercier Orchards for donating a basket in FCYFA’s name.
There was a trade show and expo with over 40 agriculture company representatives present. It was a time to reflect and celebrate a successful year of promoting Georgia’s Agricultural Industry.