FCHS : Principal’s List and Honor Roll from the Fall 2019 Semester

Fannin County High, Rebel's Corner

Erik Cioffi, principal at Fannin County High School, is proud to announce students that are on the Principal’s List and Honor Roll for First Semester. Students on the Principal’s List must have all grades 93 or above. Students on Honor Roll must have an average of 90 or above.

9th grade students named to the Principal’s List are: Gretchen Alewel, Angela Alvarez, McKenzie Chastain, Hayden Danner, Kennedy Davis, Madison Denton, Tyler Ensley, Ivy Hyde, Samuel Jabaley, Erin Jones, Aaron Kimsey, James Kyle, John Little, Brock Martin, Zoe Mathis, Kaitlyn Nelson, Joni O’Neal, Lily Oliver, Cutter Oyster, Emma Petrillo, Cole Pittman, Madison Ponton, Caroline Stewart, Emilee Thomas, Courtney Wyant

10th grade students named to the Principal’s List are: Aubree Beavers, Jolie Breeden, Rachel Bruce, Ashlyn Burger, Anthony Covey, Carly Cox, Chloe Duerfeldt, Tempest Giet, David Hamby, Jackyln Harris, Kirsten Holloway, Giovanni Leal Garcia, Sydney McGill, Sawyer Moreland, Leah Pope, Raven Porter, Heidi Ray, Carlyle Skelton, James Squires, Drake Usry, Kenna Verner, William Watkins, Kathryn Young

11th grade students named to the Principal’s List are: Ana Arvidson, Catherine Ballew, Cooper Boyle, Taylor Cobb, Taylor Coleman, Kylee Cornelius, Isobella Dilbeck, John Dillard, Michael Dillard, Jordan Ensley, Liberty Giet, Andrew Harris, Christian Jensen, Hernan Mares, Thomas Mercer, John Moler, Lauren Murphy, Lainey Panter, Jaylin Ray, Gracie Rice, Courtney Tamberino, Isabella Tocci, Lyndsay Turner, McCay Turner, Chanley Watson, Makenzie Wilson, Kimberly Wyant

12th grade students named to the Principal’s List are: Abbey Arvidson, Emma Barnstead, Isaac Brooks, Gabriel Buchanan, Lauralee Callegari, Alivia Chancey, Allyson Cole, Saidee Collins, Emilee Corn, Brooke Crowder, Hannah Cruse, Ashton Davis, Selena Diaz, Miriam Foster, Seth Foster, Patience Giet, Lora Gwatney, Brandi Harper, Anna Holloway, Shelby Hood, Zackery Jones, Mollie Lariscy, Nicholas Leymeister, Lexi McGill, Zachary Nelson, Emily Patton, Levi Patton, Zachary Payne, Shelby Pierce, Bobbi Pippin, Hannah Ritchie, Steven Setser, Matthew Shirah, Warren Sullivan, Emily Thomason, Jameson Tilley, Leanne Twiggs, Lindsey Twiggs, Alexis Ware, Jessica Westcott, Jade White, Baylee Williams, Amber York

9th grade students named to the Honor Roll are: Tia Adcox, Abigail Baliles, Lucas Barnstead, April Bearden, Aaron Belyeu, Kara Blake, Bella Mea Bondie, Konner Brown, Madison Buchanan, Eden Callegari, Isabella Carr, Jon Carroll, Taylor Collis, Kaelin Cornelius, Monica Cosentino, Katelyn Cracknell, Wyatt Crawford, Christian Crews, Dawson Davenport, Brooke Davis, Sabrina Dilbeck, Randell Epperson, Alexandra Frabotta, Chelsey Frye, Brianna Fults, Harlee Gilliam, Lena Gilreath, Thomas Golden, Gracey Greene, Brenna Harper, Clay Heaton, Makena Hill, Veronica Hogsed, Adam Hollis, Bryson Holloway, Sarah Holsonback, Cabella Hughes, Brianna Hulsey, Nathaniel Kantner, Corbin Kendall, Morgan Lariscy, Ryan Larson, Jefferson Lewis, Amber Locke, Nathaniel Maloof, Logan Martin, Bryan McCalley, Arwen McFarland, Vanesa Medrano-Roman, Jackson Mercer, Matthew Mills, Cooper Moreland, Lydia Newton, Joseph Nicholson, Peyton O’Neal, Savannah Patton, Aislinn Peel, Luke Pelfrey, Hannah Perry, Bohn Postell, Ansley Price, Zoe’ Putnam, Ava Queen, Anna Rhodes, Corey Riendeau, Emily Salas, Katelyn Sanders, Joseph Sands, Tristan Siler, Dylan Smith, Nathan Smith, Clifton Stiles, Chelsey Taylor, Ethan Thompson, Michael Treon, Conner Ware, Lucas Whitaker, Cadan Williams

10th grade students named to the Honor Roll are: Lizbeth Acevedo Montoya , Ricardo Arellanes Alvarado, Lonnie Beaver, Cooper Brooks, Toby Brooks, Breanna Carroll, Easton Chancey, Alyson Chastain, Cassidy Culpepper, Joshua Daves, Riley Davis, Hunter DeMar, Katilyn DeYoung, Jack Dlugokinski, Cydney Drake, Haley Ensley, Joseph Fermin, Christopher Gaitanoglou, Audrey Gillis, Erin Gonzales, Aaliyah Green, Jaylen Green, Kaleb Green, Corbin Head, Emilee Herendon, Austin Hollis, Kharcee-Lane Hughes, Rachael Jessen, Cater Johnson, Ethan Jolly, Ashton Jones, Ethan Jones, Kaylie Kendall, Jacob Kuna, Blake Ledford, Rebecca Ledford, Annabel Lillard, Alexis Long, Carter Mann, Tanner Martin, Hannah Mashburn, Cameron McDaris, Aerial McKinney, Coy Mealer, Graycee Mintz, Ryanne Newman, Haylee Newton, Jules Nicholson, Daisy Oliver, Kenzlie Padgett, Jonathan Page, Jason Pearson, Caitlin Raper, Adaelyn Ray, Hannah Redfern, Seth Reece, Mary Rice, Christalee Rios-Espinoza, Max Roberson, Kayleigh Rogers, Hayden Rose, Hallie Shuler, Tadin Strickland, Kinsley Sullivan, Emily Turner, Jackson Vaughn, Morgan Wade, Erin Walker, Kaitlyn White, Ethan Williams, Reagan York, Jenna Young

11th grade students named to the Honor Roll are: Alyssa Anderson, Hannah Barton, Prisila Bautista, Shelby Belt, Austin Belyeu, Marli Bond, Evan Bradburn, Hollie Bruggemeier, Daniel Bundy, Christopher Burk, Michael Carter, Teagan Cioffi, Cora Clemmons, Brooklyn Cole, Patrick Conner, Brittany Damiano, Ashley Deaton, Matthew Ferrado, Catherine Finley, Miriam Flores, Bryson Fortenberry, Brayden Foster, Tyler Fox, Kelsie Gaddis, Tucker Hanson, Luke Holloway, Mathew Johnson, Henry Leben, Abigail Ledford, Kaleb Ledford, Tommy Ledford, Logan Brady Martin, Rachel Mashburn, Heaven Mata, Emmalyn Mitchell, Allison Nuckolls, Micah O’Neal, Emma Payne, Vanessa Perry, Anna Postell, Sierra Reynolds, Ella Richardson, Peyton Rogers, Samantha Rosas-Rosas, Lesley Salas, Thalia Saldana, Olivia Sisson, Mia Thompson, Hailey Tucker, Kaeden Twiggs, Kendel Vicente-Vicente, Victoria Walker, Karly Waters, Evie Webb, Emma White

12th grade students named to the Honor Roll are: Tia Adcox, Abigail Baliles, Lucas Barnstead, April Bearden, Aaron Belyeu, Kara Blake, Bella Mea Bondie, Konner Brown, Madison Buchanan, Eden Callegari, Isabella Carr, Jon Carroll, Taylor Collis, Kaelin Cornelius, Monica Cosentino, Katelyn Cracknell, Wyatt Crawford, Christian Crews, Dawson Davenport, Brooke Davis, Sabrina Dilbeck, Randell Epperson, Alexandra Frabotta, Chelsey Frye, Brianna Fults, Harlee Gilliam, Lena Gilreath, Thomas Golden, Gracey Greene, Brenna Harper, Clay Heaton, Makena Hill, Veronica Hogsed, Adam Hollis, Bryson Holloway, Sarah Holsonback, Cabella Hughes, Brianna Hulsey, Nathaniel Kantner, Corbin Kendall, Morgan Lariscy, Ryan Larson, Jefferson Lewis, Amber Locke, Nathaniel Maloof, Logan Martin, Bryan McCalley, Arwen McFarland, Vanesa Medrano-Roman, Jackson Mercer, Matthew Mills, Cooper Moreland, Lydia Newton, Joseph Nicholson, Peyton O’Neal, Savannah Patton, Aislinn Peel, Luke Pelfrey, Hannah Perry, Bohn Postell, Ansley Price, Zoe’ Putnam, Ava Queen, Anna Rhodes, Corey Riendeau, Emily Salas, Katelyn Sanders, Joseph Sands, Tristan Siler, Dylan Smith, Nathan Smith, Clifton Stiles, Chelsey Taylor, Ethan Thompson, Michael Treon, Conner Ware, Lucas Whitaker, Cadan Williams

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Two homes catch fire, one belonging to FCHS wrestling coach

Fannin County EMA/EMS, Health
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BLUE RIDGE, Ga – Officials looking into how two homes in the county caught fire. The blazes occurred a little over a week apart, and one home belonged to first year Fannin County High School (FCHS) wrestling coach. No injuries reported in either fire.

In the early morning hours of Monday, Dec. 23, Fannin County Fire Department (FCFD) responded to a fire in the Aska Road area. The house was vacant at the time of the blaze with 60 to 70 percent of the structure engulfed in flames.

Photo Courtesy of FCFD/EMS of Aska Road fire response.

FCFD did shut down one lane on Aska Road for part of the morning while trying to contain the fire.

Currently, the State Fire Marshall is investigating the cause. Details about the Dec. 23 fire are still developing, and FYN will update as information becomes available.

On Sunday, Dec. 15, on Meadow Creek Way, FCHS Wrestling Coach Chuck Patterson and his family lost their home to a fire. Luckily, Chuck, his wife, Cathy, their boys and dogs all made it out safely. However, the family did lose their home, everything inside, and both vehicles.

An electrical area in the front of the home can’t be ruled out as possible cause at this time, according to FCFD. No foul play is suspected in the Patterson fire.

A GoFundMe has been set up to help the Patterson family and has raised $18,950 as of Dec. 23. The GoFundMe has a goal of $25,000. United Community Bank (UCB) also set up the Chuck Patterson Benefit Fund for those interested in assisting the family during this trying time. To donate, simply approach a teller and tell them that you want to contribute to the benefit. If you have an account with UCB, you can also call the bank.

FCHS is accepting clothing donations for the Patterson’s. Their sizes are as follows:

Clothing donations can be dropped off at the FCHS office.

Chuck: XXXL shirt, 42-44 pant, 12.5 shoe

Cathy: XL shirt, 12-14 pant, 8.5-9 shoe

The boys’ Sizes: 8 shirt, 7 pant, 3 shoe and 5T or 4/5 shirt, 5T or 4/5 pants, 12 shoe (children)

The family is new to Blue Ridge and the Fannin County School District. The Fannin County High School wrestling team is lucky to have such an amazing and inspiring coach.

Feature image courtesy of FYN reader.

Come to Financial Aid Night at Fannin County High School

Community, Rebel's Corner

Financial Aid Night will be hosted in the Fannin County High School Performing Arts Center Thursday, November 5 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.   While all students and parents are invited, junior and senior families are especially encouraged to attend.  Marcus Hilliard from the Georgia Student Finance Commission will discuss what types of federal and state aid are available, what applications need to be completed, how to qualify for aid, and more.  Several colleges will provide information about college-specific scholarships.  Representatives from the Fannin County Scholarship Foundation will explain local scholarship opportunities.   In addition, Educational Specialist  Rebecca Hammond will introduce her free service to assist with the Free Application for  Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Come learn about how the financial aid and scholarship process works, so you can secure the most money to assist with college expenses.  For more information, contact the counselors of Fannin County High School.

The School Governance Team of Fannin County High School

Rebel's Corner

The School Governance Team of Fannin County High School will meet Wednesday, October 16, at 4:15 in the Professional Learning Lab of the school.  All stakeholders are invited to attend.

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Pre-season interview with Fannin Rebels Head Coach Chad Cheatham

FCHS Football, Sports, Team FYN Sports

After a two week break, the Fannin County Rebels are ready to get back to work.

“They came back in and seemed to be real fresh and excited, and we had a lot of good energy,” said Head Coach Chad Cheatham about their first practice back.

Although the Rebels graduated eleven seniors off the team from last year, the team is taking it in stride.

Cheatham mentioned the strengths of the freshmen and sophomores who played last year, and then went a little bit into recruiting for this year.

“We picked up several good kids, kids that left the program even in the spring when I first got here are starting to come back in,” said Cheatham.

Rebels fans know that Cheatham led the team to the playoffs last year for the first time in several years, so BKP asked Cheatham if the team had set a standard for this year.

“Absolutely,” replied Cheatham. “I think that not only just making the playoffs, but advancing now to the playoffs…I don’t think that these guys want to accept, or will accept, anything less than that.”

The full interview can be viewed below, only on FYN TV!

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FCCLA advances to Nationals

Rebel's Corner
Blue Ridge, Ga. – Fannin County High School’s Family Career and Community Leaders of America are headed to the Golden State this July for the FCCLA National Leadership Conference.

On March 15-17, 2019, twelve FCCLA Members attended the FCCLA State Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Our students participated in a variety of competitive events with students from across the entire state. Our chapter was successful and brought home many awards.

This year, our chapter applied for several State Program Awards. Fannin County earned the Families First State Program Award for the Grandparent’s Night that FCCLA hosted back in January of this year. Chloe Clemmons (picture attached) accepted the award on behalf of our chapter.

Our chapter also earned recognition for being an FCCLA Honor Roll Chapter. Honor Roll is a points system based on events that your FCCLA Chapter either hosts or participates in. Fannin County was recognized as one of these chapters and Fannin County FCCLA Chapter President, Bobbi Pippin (picture attached), accepted the award on our behalf.

Another award that we received was the Georgia FCCLA LIVE for 25 Membership Award. This award was granted to all chapters who increased their student membership by 25% during the 2018-2019 school year.

In addition to these chapter awards, our students received many individual awards.

Catherine Finley was awarded the Statesman Award for passing the Georgia FCCLA Statesman Test. She is now eligible to compete in the Distinguished Statesman Test next school year.

All 12 students competed in STAR Events Competitions. STAR stands for Students Taking Action with Recognition. Each of the students have been working on these projects since October 2018. They competed at Region STAR Events in February 2019 and all advanced to the state level. Below is a list of the event categories that students competed and the medals earned at State Leadership Conference:
Hope Parris – Career Investigation – Gold Medal
Catherine Finley – Leadership – Silver Medal
Courtney Earls and Haley Parks – Chapter Service Project Display – Gold Medal
Sierra Reynolds – Early Childhood Education – Gold Medal
Chloe Clemmons – Focus on Children – Silver Medal
Lisa Thomas and Victoria Tanner – Chapter in Review Portfolio – Gold Medal
Bobbi Pippin – Promote and Publicize FCCLA – Gold Medal
Sydney Tarpley – Advocacy – Gold Medal
Alexis Hill and Larissa Hughes – Chapter Service Project Portfolio – Gold Medal
11 of these students placed in the top 2 of their categories in the state and will be advancing to National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California this July where they will compete against students from across the entire nation!

“These students are truly amazing. It is an honor to be their advisor and work with them on a day to day basis. Participating in STAR Events requires commitment and endurance as you prepare for months to compete at varying levels of competitions. These students are deserving of their awards and I am looking forward to our time in California this summer. I am confident that these students will make Fannin County Proud!” –Lauren Owenby, FCCLA Adviser

“FCCLA has pushed me out of my comfort zone and allowed me to see that success is always achievable if you work hard for it.” –Alexis Hill, 10th grade

“Competing in STAR Events has definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone, and allowed me to accomplish things that I never thought I would. It has also provided the opportunity for me to meet new people and create amazing friendships!” – Courtney Earls, 11th grade

Bobbi Pippin – Promote and Publicize FCCLA – Gold Medal

Chloe Clemmons – Focus on Children – Silver Medal

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Youth Art Month being held at Art Center

Downtown Blue Ridge, Lifestyle

Many talented Fannin County and Copper Basin young artists had their pieces displayed recently at the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Center to kick off Youth Art Month.

Blue Ridge Elementary School, East Fannin Elementary School, West Fannin Elementary School, Fannin Middle School, Fannin County High School, and Copper Basin High School were well represented with various arts from rock painting to canvas.

The following Art teachers/mentors were on hand as well:

  • Nancy Watkins

    Nancy Watkins – Blue Ridge Elementary School.

  • Kimberly Huffman

  • Kimberly Huffman- East Fannin Elementary School.

  • Ben Sexton

    Ben Sexton- West Fannin Elementary School.

  • Dana Stone

    Dana Stone- Fannin Middle School.

  • Holly Viccaro

    Holly Vicarro- Fannin County High School.

  • Jennifer Danner

    Jennifer Danner- Copper Basin High School.

Bethany Musselman, Fannin County High School reads the Youth Art Month Proclamation

Bethany Musselman, a Fannin County High School Art student, helped dedicate the month of March as Youth Art Month by reading the 2019 Proclamation.

Each First Place winner from the various schools represented received a Gift Certificate to The Art Center’s store.

  • Hudson York- Blue Ridge Elementary School.

  • Presley Daves- East Fannin Elementary School.

  • Ava Acker- West Fannin Elementary School.

  • Vanessa Medrono- Fannin County Middle School.

  • Bethany Musselman- 2D- Fannin County High School.

  • Alyssa Anderson- 3D- Fannin County High School.

  • Aidan Garcia- Copper Basin High School.

Watkins, Huffman, Sexton, and Stone accepted the First Place prize awards for the students in their respective schools who were not able to attend.

Executive Director Nicole Potzauf commented the Youth Art Month event was one of her favorites at the Art Center which showcases and honors students to help develop creativity in the community.

One young artist, Ireland Wilson, a freshman at Copper Basin High School, sold her first acrylic painting.

Ireland Wilson

She said in a candid interview the inspiration behind her painting was, “I love space. I gave Ms. Danner the idea of a ‘night sky’. We just went with it.”

To view all the wonderful pieces of art from our local youth, please visit the Blue Ridge Mountains Art Center at 402 West Main Street in beautiful downtown Blue Ridge, GA. Call (706) 632- 2144 or email BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com for more information on March Youth Art Month.

Susie Delauriers, Carolyn Molder, and Brooke
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2019 Upcoming   Youth Art Events

 

 

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STAR student announced for state competition in March 2019

Community, Education

Left to Right: Dr. & Mrs. Hamidreza Dodoordchi, Ramtin Dodoordchi, Dewayne Thomas

The PAGE Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program has just celebrated its 61st year. Sponsored by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) and Foundation, it “has honored nearly 27,000 students and teachers”. In Fannin County, two high school individuals were chosen at the start of the 2018-19 school year to participate.

Ramtin Doroodchi, Fannin County High School (FCHS), and Madeline Savage of Mountain Area Christian Academy (MECA), are high school seniors who have achieved the “highest score on a single test date of the SAT and be in the top 10% or top 10 students of their class based on Grade Point Average.”

The winner here in Fannin County Region would then go to the State level and compete vying for the title of State PAGE STAR student. Their mentors, or STAR teachers, would be with them throughout the process.

The 2019 STAR student to represent the region is Ramtin Doroodchi.

FCHS Counselor Tammy Roberts introduced Doroodchi at the beginning of the Kiwanis sponsored dinner held at Circle J Restaurant. She said of him, “He’s an excellent young man. I see the world opening up for him. He is a wonderful student.”

In a humble, but confident manner at the podium, young Doroodchi, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hamidreza Doroodchi, says hard work does pay off in the end. He plans to enroll in the Georgia Institute of Technology in the summer of 2019 which will help him get a “head start on classes”. He plans to get his bachelor’s in Biomedical Engineering (BME) with a dual degree from Georgia Tech and Emory University. He anticipates getting his Master’s Degree or going to Medical School in the future.

Dewayne Thomas, Mathematics Department Educator and STAR teacher of FCHS shared of Doroodchi, “Leads by example, has a quiet confidence about him, is approachable, friendly, has humility, and patience.” He further stated the naturally, gifted young man, “Makes everyone around want to be better, values education, and raises the bar.”

Madeliene Savage and Ramtin Dodoordchi, STAR students 2019

Madeline Savage is senior at Mountain Area Christian Academy (MECA). Counselor Nikki Shamblin introduced Savage and her STAR teacher Rachel Jones to the audience. The young student

said of her teacher, “She helped push me out of my comfort zone.” Jones said of Savage’s character, “She is a great role model, shows integrity, dignity, and sound speech. She is an example of good works and possesses a good attitude at all times.”

Savage plans to continue her higher education at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, GA. Her study will be in Chemical Engineering (Pharmaceuticals).

The next competition will be held in Dahlonega, GA.

For more information on the PAGE Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program , please visit https://www.pageinc.org/about-us/.

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