Fannin County High School student, Bryce Ware, is working to produce protective masks for medical workers in our area. Bryce is using the MakerBot 3D printers from the Engineering classroom at FCHS to 3D print respirator mask bases.
It takes approximately 9 hours to produce one mask base. Bryce is working closely with Dr. Causey with Causey Orthodontics in Blairsville, GA. Dr. Causey is combining the 3D printed bases with filters and distributing them where needed.
Bryce is an active member of the Technology Student Association (TSA,) and I am very proud of him for using his talents to help with this noble cause.
Pictures of Bryce with the 3D printer, and a link to a video that he produced explaining what he is doing provided by Fannin County School’s.
Great job Bryce!
The Fannin County Band has had an outstanding competitive season. Our 2019 marching show is
titled: “Tribute to the American Spirit” honors the determination and patriotism of our military, law
enforcement, firemen, and leadership that have made our country great.
On September 28th, The Fannin County High School Marching Band earned 1st place in Class 4A
at the Armuchee Invitational Band Contest. The Band earned a superior band rating, superior drumline
rating, superior drum major rating, and excellent rating in colorguard. Lora Gwatney earned 1st place
drum major in class 4A; the drumline earned second place in class 4A, and the colorguard earned third
place in class 4A. The band earned an overall 3rd place finish out of 14 bands for the day regardless of
On October 5th, The Fannin County High School Band earned Grand Champion at the Lake
Lanier Tournament of Bands at Chestatee High School. The band earned the highest score of the day out
of 14 bands regardless of class. The band also earned 1st place colorguard, 1st place percussion, Lora
Gwatney earned 1st place drum major, with an overall 1st place band in class 4-A competition. In
addition band, in addition, earned straight superior ratings in band, colorguard, percussion, and drum
On October 12th, The Fannin County High School Band hosted the Blue Ridge Mountain
Marching Festival hosted by the Fannin County High School Band Booster Club with 19 bands from
around North Georgia and East Tennessee attending. The Fannin County Band performed for a standing
room only crowd and earned a standing ovation from the many bands in attendance.
Fannin County has a proud and rich tradition of excellence in bands beginning with the West
Fannin High School Band, then in 1976 through the present with the Fannin County High School Band.
The band has consistently earned superior ratings in all areas of performance.
Directors Scott Barnstead, Mike Weaver, and Donna Weaver would like to thank our
hard-working Band Booster Club parents and their president Sherry Gibbs for all they have helped make
possible through fundraising, feeding, collect donations, and supporting our students in every way
possible, We would also like to thank Erik Cioffi, Principal, and Dr. Michael Gwatney, Superintendent, for
ensuring that band and the arts are valued in the education of the whole child. And finally we would like
to thank our communities in Fannin County that have always been enthusiastic supporters of the band.
We look forward to seeing you soon as we continue to support the Fannin County High School Rebel
Football Program, cheering them on to victory!
The Fannin County High School and Middle School students attended the Technology Student Association (TSA) Fall Leadership Conference in Jekyll Island, GA on November 8th through the 11th. Students competed in the cardboard boat races, First Lego League Robotics, VEX Robotics, and managed the Electrathon Go-Cart Race. Students also attended leadership development sessions and a college fair for engineering schools. The Fannin High School TSA Chapter was presented with a White Star Chapter award for increasing the membership by 10% from last year. This is the second year in a row that the chapter has been presented with a White Star award!
Students Pictured in Feature Image (L-R):
Cooper Brooks, Eli Young, John Moler, Henry Leben, Gene Carbonell, Christian Jensen, Ramtin Doroodchi, Max Mathis, Will Garland, Thomas Green, Steven Setser, Isaiah Cargle
Students from Fannin County High School HOSA attended the Georgia HOSA Fall Leadership Conference November 5-6 in Athens, Georgia. Through this conference, HOSA members had the opportunity to gain skills in leadership through several sessions and workshops. Before the conference students toured Augusta University’s College of Nursing, Athens Campus. They also toured the UGA Health Sciences campus where Augusta University and UGA have a medical partnership. The tour was given by second-year medical students attending at the AU/UGA Medical Partnership campus.
Pictured above from left to right: Joshua Taylor, Morgan Blaine, Abbey Arvidson, Emily Deal, Hannah Navarro, Izabel Oler, Trey Riccitiello, and Mary Maxwell
Fannin County High School students and staff will host their annual Veterans Recognition Program on Wednesday, November 14, at 9 am in the Performing Arts Center. All veterans are invited to attend and asked to arrive by 8:45. The program will last approximately one hour with veterans and their families being served brunch afterward. For more information please contact the school.
On October 4th-7th, the Fannin County High School Livestock Show Team competed in Perry,
Georgia at the Georgia National Fair. The show team participated in sheep, goat, and cattle
weight classes and showmanship. The team members were Jordan Long, Kayla Hipp, and
Bretton Williams. Jordan long placed 11th in the weight class and Kayla Hipp received 9th in
her Ewe weight class. Bretton Williams placed 1st in his weight class with his Dexter steer.
Besides competing with sheep, goats, and cattle, team members also enjoyed time at the fair,
viewed the new animal birthing barn, and viewed many educational exhibits.
Fannin County High School REACH Scholars participated in a field trip to Dalton State College on October 2nd. They had a tour of the college campus guided by a DSC student, spoke with science professor Dr. Hays about class sizes and activities, visited a typical dorm room, and had a picnic lunch at the tennis court facility. The Fannin County High School REACH scholars in the picture are:
People in the Image above –
Front Row: Emma Payne, Mikayla Kendall, Chloe Collis, Joey Long, and Harley Cox
Back Row: Aaliyah Green, Aubree Beavers, Ricardo Arellanes, Kaigan Mull, Hunter DeMar, DSC College Tour Guide, Hailey Tucker, Miriam Flores, Chastity Seabolt, and Tasia Galloway
The FCHS Acting Troupe 6952, “The Rebellion,” would like to announce their GHSA One Act Competition-Presentation of Macbeth Fallout, written by William Shakespeare and adapted for stage by Trey Clarkson, arranged by Eldridge Plays and Musicals.
This one-act version of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth maintains the Bard’s original dialogue but changes the setting to a post-apocalyptic world affected by nuclear fallout. The setting allows for many opportunities for creative staging, props, music, and lighting. Use of a shadow scrim and silhouettes intensifies the edgy nature of the play.
Directed by Todd Geren, Ed.S.
Rated PG13 for Frightening Images and Stage Violence.
Presented on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 4 PM at the FCHS Performing Arts Center. $5 at the box office.
Presented for non-public viewing at the GHSA One Act Competition at Dawson County High School in Dawsonville, GA on October 25, 2018.
Please come support The Rebellion!
Fannin County High School Art Teacher, Holly Viccaro, has embraced the opportunity to incorporate technology into the classroom. With the 1:1 ChromeBook Initiative that was implemented this year at FCHS, every student has their own device to utilize throughout the day and to take home. Shown with Mrs. Viccaro is art student Thalia Saldana.
BKP sits down every Wednesday night with Fannin Rebel’s head Coach Cheatham to discuss the previous weeks game and look forward to the next game.
10/31/2018 – Senior Night
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.
See the full video of this event below:
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!”