LHS News

Valdosta Chamber Offering Contest To Find its Next Top Young Entrepreneur

posted Jul 19, 2017, 3:18 PM by KRISTAL DAWSON

The Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce is running a contest for a chance of a lifetime offer to one local student to attend its inaugural Young Entrepreneurs Academy (or YEA!) this upcoming academic year. YEA! is a 30-week program that guides middle and high school students through launching and running their own real businesses or social movements! The contest winner will receive tuition-free admission to the groundbreaking program! The deadline for entries is midnight Friday July 21, 2017. The winner of the contest will be announced on Tuesday evening July 25, 2017 at Mellow Mushroom in Valdosta, GA. The public is welcome to attend. “This is a great opportunity for a local student to experience the spirit of free enterprise and entrepreneurship within our network of local business leaders,” stated Program Manager, DeWayne Johnson. 

To enter the contest, students must send an email to johnson.yea@valdostachamber.com describing why he or she is interested in entrepreneurship and what makes him or her “Valdosta’s Next Top Young Entrepreneur”. All entries must be 150 words or less. The student must include his or her name, along with the email address and phone number for the parent or guardian. The contest is for students entering grades 6-12 during the 2017-2018 calendar year. This contest is free to enter and an invaluable experience to gain. Call 229-588-0866 for more information or email johnson.yea@valdostachamber.com. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Young Entrepreneurs Academy The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a 501(C) 3 offering groundbreaking year-long classes that teach middle and high school students how to start and run their own businesses. Throughout the class, students develop business ideas, write business plans, conduct market research, pitch their plans to a panel of investors for startup funds, and launch and run their own, fully formed companies and social movements. The project-based program empowers students to take charge of their futures. Founded in 2004 at the University of Rochester with support from the Kauffman Foundation, YEA! today serves thousands of students nationwide. In 2011, the United States Chamber of Commerce Foundation became a national sponsor and partner of the Academy to help celebrate the spirit of enterprise among today's youth and tomorrow's future leaders. YEA! bridges the business and educational communities to fulfill its mission of teaching more students how to make a job, not just take a job. YEA! is made possible by The Kauffman Foundation, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the E. Philip Saunders Foundation. For more information, visit yeausa.org

Day 1 GHSA State Track Meet

posted May 15, 2017, 6:41 AM by KRISTAL DAWSON

Reported by Coach Robinson:
The boys 4x100 had a very exciting race to win their heat and qualifying for the finals running 41.68. (Dawson, Jamison, Kyle & Tisdale)  
Kennadie Williams qualified for the finals in the 200m dash.
Morgan Jamison qualified for the finals in the 200m dash.
Kaleb Wolfenden qualified for the finals in the 800m run.
The girls 4x400 missed the finals by 2 one hundredth of a second.

Thanks for all the love and support this track season. #onelowndes

Seniors: Order Shirts by Monday!

posted May 5, 2017, 11:41 AM by LAVERNE HILL   [ updated May 5, 2017, 11:42 AM ]

Senior Graduation Tank Tops can be purchased from Mrs. Hall in the main office. The cost is $11. Orders MUST be turned in no later than Monday, May 8th.

LHS Golf Is Headed To State Tournament

posted May 3, 2017, 6:56 AM by KRISTAL DAWSON

Reported by Coach Watson:
The LHS Girls Golf team finished 2nd place yesterday in the Sectional Golf Tournament and has gained entry into the State Tournament at Chateau Elan.  Payton Elkins lead the Vikettes with a 76 and had the lowest girls' score for the tournament.  Emma Sommers carded an 82, followed by Whitney Warren with a 122 and Lauren Barringer with a 138.

Davis Carter shot a 75 and will advance to the State Tournament and compete as an individual.

Viking Track Heads to State Meet

posted May 1, 2017, 8:01 AM by LAVERNE HILL

Reported by Joseph Robinson, Track and Field Coach:

Results from 7A sectionals- regions 1, 6,7,8
Top 8 places qualify for the 7A State Meet in Rome, Georgia May 11, 12, 14!

Kennadie Williams 3rd place in 200 meter dash(25.40) and 4th in the 100 meters(12.23)
Jaylah Lawson 3rd place in 300 Meters hurdles (45.39)
Katelin Stecz 4th place in Pole Vault (8-06)
Makenzee Page 5th place in 800 meters run (2:23.24) and 6th place in 1600 meters run (5:23.83)
Bryanna Walker 8th place Discus (101-05)
4X400 Meters Relay 6th place (4:04.43) Tanija Turner/ Makenzee Page/ Jaylah Lawson/ Kennadie Williams

Kaleb Wolfenden place 1st place in the 800 Meters Run (1:55.75) &.1st place in 1600 Meters Run (4:25.42)
Abi David place 1st place in the shot put breaking the school record with throw of (52'7.5)
Tayvonn Kyle 3rd place Long jump (21-07.5)
John Patterson 3rd plaece in Pole Vault (12-06)
Michael Gentry 5th place in Shot put (48-04.50)
Walker Schwab 6th place in Discus (135-10)
Morgan Jamison 6th place in 200 Meters dash (21.85)
Tiberius Drocea 7th place in pole vault (11-06)
Jordan Roberts 8th place in Triple Jump (42-06.50)
4X100 Relay 5th place (42.30) Travis Tisdale/ Morgan Jamison/ Jordan Roberts/ Tayvonn Kyle
4X400 Relay 6th place (3:23.12) Daryl Griffin/ Tayvonn Kyle/ Kaleb Wolfenden/ Morgan Jamison

Congratulations to our Viking Athletes, and good luck at the State Meet!!!

SAGA Receives Awards at GSPA Conference

posted Apr 27, 2017, 9:22 AM by KRISTAL DAWSON

Reported by Mrs. Vannoy:
Recently, Spencer Pipkin presented at the GSPA conference and attended the awards show on our behalf. We won the following awards.

Mackenzie Hagen - Superior Column
Sara Lee - Superior Artwork
The Saga - Excellence in Newspaper (second highest achievement level)
The Saga - Perseverance Award 

We are truly thankful for all of the help we have received throughout the year. Many of you sit through awkward interviews and even guide the students in the right direction. You also have helped with dodge ball, distributing papers in VIP, and even donating money through a jeans week. Thank you for all that you do to help make our newspaper successful. 

State FFA Convention Televised

posted Apr 26, 2017, 7:24 AM by LAVERNE HILL

Submitted by Dr. Corbett, FFA Sponsor:

Lowndes FFA members will be in leadership positions and receive awards on-stage multiple times at the Georgia FFA Convention held this week in Macon. The Convention sessions will be broadcast live using LiveStream technology. All six convention sessions will also be archived and available online for later use. To access the Convention video once the Convention begins, and after it’s over, go to www.georgiaffa.org and looking for the State Convention Streaming banner. Lowndes Schools FFA members are competing in more than 23 areas. Schedule may have some additions as results of competitions develop.

Here is our current schedule:

Thursday, 7:00 PM, 1st Session
-Trevor Ross, EMC Competition
-Courtney Cameron, LHS, Georgia Star in Agriscience competition

Friday, 8:00 AM, 2nd Session
-Courtney Cameron, State Officer Candidate introductions

Friday, 10:30 AM, 3rd Session
-Four LHS members recognized in FFA proficiency competitions: Chandler Kudyk, Landon Herring, Courtney Cameron, and Hunter Corbett
-Joe Corbett and Cayden Matthews, PGMS, recognized in State Middle School Recordbook Competition.

Friday, 7:00 AM, 4th Session
-LHS members who were 2016 National Winners are recognized: Landon Herring, Callie Warren, Levi Herring, Conway McNeil, Zach Gay, Cedric Montgomery, and Courtney Cameron.

Saturday, 8:00 AM, 5th Session
-State Degrees conferred to LHS members: Trevor Ross, Micheal Samaras, Avery Fletcher, Morgan Sysskind, Camryn Lawhorne, and Courtney Cameron.

Saturday, 11:00 AM, 6th Session
-LHS, HMS, PGMS, and LMS are recognized for 100% FFA membership.

Again, the televised schedule may have changes as we proceed through the Convention.

Shuman, Thomas help open VLPRA's youth baseball, softball season

posted Apr 25, 2017, 8:20 AM by KRISTAL DAWSON

Thomas and Shuman
Glendon Poe | The Valdosta Daily Times

The Valdosta Daily Times, April 18, 2017:
VALDOSTA — Walking out on a youth softball field just before a game brought back memories for Valdosta baseball coach Bart Shuman and Lowndes softball coach Stewart Thomas.

The two coaches each tossed a ceremonial first pitch on opening day of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority's youth baseball and softball season at the Vallotton Youth Athletic Complex on Monday evening.

"It does bring back old memories," Shuman said. "A lot of good players have come through here and it's a fun time of year for these kids."

While Shuman has watched his kids have their experience growing up around the diamond, Thomas is just reaching that point as a parent with his 5-year-old son, who will play his first baseball game (today).

"I have a little daughter that will come through and start playing before too long. So it's just fun seeing kids getting involved with positive things," Thomas said.

"I know coach Bart (Shuman) probably had a couple of sons come through the rec. department. I came through the rec. department in my hometown, so it's just awesome to see kids get involved."

For Jesse Sheeley, the VLPRA's youth athletic supervisor, it was his 21st opening day with the Authority. He invited the two coaches to come be a part of the event after seeing the years of work they've both done around youth athletics.

"Lowndes and Valdosta and coach Shuman and coach Thomas have always done a real good job offering to put on clinics and everything," he said. "Whenever I reached out to them, both of them were very receptive and they thanked us for letting them be a part of it.

"These kids will hopefully grow up to play for both of them, whether it's Lowndes, Valdosta, baseball softball."

The VLPRA offers baseball, softball and T-ball twice a year. The Authority has nine leagues for ages 3-12.

"These kids need stuff to do and this is great place to bring them out, a good family atmosphere and it's just all positive," Shuman said.

Tennis Closes Out a Successful Season

posted Apr 25, 2017, 7:50 AM by KRISTAL DAWSON

Reported by Coach Phelps:
Lowndes Tennis closed out another successful season this week. The Lowndes Girls (9-12) finished as the Region 1-7A Runner-Up and lost to Kennessaw Mountain in the first round of the State Tournament. Our Boys (17-5) finished the season as the Region 1-7A Champions and #1 seed headed into the State Tournament. However, the boys were defeated by Milton yesterday in the 2nd Round (rd of 16). I would like to say thank you to everyone who came out and supported our teams this season. Please congratulate these student-athletes on a job well done.

Lowndes Girls:
#1 Singles: Hannah Gandy
#2 Singles: Amber Daughtrey
#3 Singles: Kyra Williams
#1 Doubles: Kandice Williams / Tori Voorhees
#2 Doubles: Emma Campbell / Kariah Freeman

Lowndes Boys:
#1 Singles: Ethan Wetherington
#2 Singles: Matthews Powell
#3 Singles: Brant Chancy
#1 Doubles: Grayson Thomas / Liam Wetherington
#2 Doubles: Hunter McMillan / Will Henry

Earning a GED from Wiregrass

posted Apr 24, 2017, 8:40 AM by LAVERNE HILL

See attachment below concerning earning a GED.
See guidance office for questions.

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