LHS News 2017-2018

Information about Senior Pages in Yearbook

posted Nov 28, 2017, 9:32 AM by LAVERNE HILL

Please see the attachments below concerning information about Senior pages in the yearbook. For questions, please see anyone on the yearbook staff or Mr. Clements in room E-706.

All State Chorus

posted Nov 27, 2017, 10:48 AM by KRISTAL DAWSON

Mr. Gourdine reports:
If you see any of these students, be sure to congratulate them. They auditioned with thousands of students and have been selected to perform in the Georgia Music Educators Association All State chorus in February. 

Drew Kaney
Allie Sayre
Powell Strickler - HE GOT A PERFECT SCORE!
Nathaniel Strickler
Autumn Wibright
Anslie Wildes

StellarXplorers Place Top in the Nation In Qualification Round

posted Nov 17, 2017, 5:18 AM by KRISTAL DAWSON

Col. Dominicis reports:
The results of the first qualification round of the StellarXplorers National High School Space competition were just released, and the two LHS AFJROTC teams placed 2nd and 3rd in the nation out 118 teams!  

The Space Vikings 1 team, which came in 2nd, is made up of cadets Brandon Stewart, Ebony Williams, Sierra Dickinson, Gabriel Ellwood and Gavin Marston.  

The Space Vikings 2 team, which came in 3rd, is made up of cadets David Redish, Brayden Booker, John Gibbons, Giovanni Rusconi and DeAnna Martinez.  

If you teach any of these students please congratulate them.  

Math Team Competition

posted Nov 14, 2017, 5:10 AM by KRISTAL DAWSON

LHS Math Team - 2nd Place

Reported by Mrs. Di'Tomasso:
4 members of our math team (they had to qualify just to be able to compete) represented LHS at the VSU math competition last Friday.  Individually, Joyce Liu placed 2nd and Nathanael Strickler placed 5th.  Overall, the team consisting of Joyce, Nathanael, Spencer Jones and James Spivey placed 2nd (of 10 teams). I am proud of this team and their hard work! Be sure to congratulate these fine mathematicians when you see them.

Individual Winners

Swim Team Competes in First Meet of the Season

posted Nov 13, 2017, 12:33 PM by KRISTAL DAWSON

Reported by Coach Thomas:
Our swim team competed in Colquitt this weekend our leaders were as follows:

 200 yrd IM  2:57.14  Finished 4th - Ethan Walden  

Girls 200yrd Freestyle Relay  1:45.06 1st Place - Clair Kolisz, Gracen Brantley, Anna Pearson, Caitlyn Scott

Boys 200yrd Relay 1:54.13  5th Place - Nathan Trees, Lewis Ty McClain, Adam Tedder, Brandon Fineout
We will compete at TCC this Friday.

JROTC Drill and Color Guard Competition

posted Nov 13, 2017, 7:24 AM by KRISTAL DAWSON

Reported by Col. Dominicis:
Our JROTC Drill and Color Guard teams just returned from a tough day of competition at Tift, competing against 16 excellent teams from across the state and Florida.  Our cadets did great:

Cadet Gabriel Ellwood won 1st Place in Individual Drill, beating over 200 other cadets!

The Drill team placed 3rd in Armed Regulation and 4th in Unarmed Regulation and Unarmed Exhibition (a new event for us).

The Color Guard placed 5th in the Unarmed Division.  

We are very proud of them and their hard work.

Also, the cadets competed in the first round of the StellarXplorers National High School Space competition this past weekend.  

Cadets Apply for Air Force and Naval Academy

posted Nov 8, 2017, 7:53 AM by KRISTAL DAWSON

Cadets with Buddy Carter

Col. Dominicis reports:
Monday two of our cadets interviewed with US Representative Buddy Carter as part of their nomination process for the US Service Academies.  Cadets Ebony Williams and Brandon Stewart are undergoing the process of applying for admission to the Air Force and Naval Academies, respectively.  

We are very proud of them and we wish them good luck as they move forward with the process.

Cross Country Competes at State Meet

posted Nov 6, 2017, 12:40 PM by KRISTAL DAWSON

Coach Mazurkiewicz reports:
Our XC Region Champs competed in the State Meet on Friday and  fared well for such a young team. 
They were on the line up against 29 other schools with 7 runners each and senior Brishen House was our standout finisher coming in 20th at 17:19. 
Our 2nd on the team was freshman Alec Munger who came in at 18:41.
Coming in 1st for our girls team was senior Kaylee Valenzia with a 21:34.
They are a hard working bunch and we will see much progress next season as our young ones mature in the sport!

To culminate our season, we are putting on  a fundraiser- Turkey Trail Trot XC 5k this Saturday @Freedom Park for the community and would like to invite all to support our Viking Runners!
Entry will be only $15 for all staff and students who would like to run/walk!
You can register this week by putting attached form and $$ in my box/or give to a runner/ or the morning of the 5k. Registration will begin @7:30am at the park.
Come join us! 

Students Send Supplies to Hurricane Ravaged Puerto Rico

posted Oct 30, 2017, 11:23 AM by KRISTAL DAWSON

Students with boxes packed to send to Puerto Rico

While Puerto Rico is almost 1400 miles from Valdosta, Georgia, Hurricane Irma hit close to home.  Teacher and member of the Lowndes High family Carmen Ruddle is originally from Puerto Rico and still has close relatives living there.  The area was devastated by the storm and the aftermath.  After days of watching the news and CNN student news about how little aid was being received, LHS Mock Trial asked, “What can we do?”  They obtained a list of needed supplies with the hopes of sending a few boxes of essentials. The good news began to spread and soon they had bags of supplies piled outside of their classroom door and students wanting to know how they could help.  As the news spread, even more classes wanted to be involved.  By the time packing day had arrived, Mockers were able to fill 25 boxes.  As of this week, all of the boxes have all been received in Puerto Rico.

Students packing supply boxes
Students packing boxes of supplies
Students packing boxes
Students packing boxes

Kirk Selected for Macy's Great American Marching Band

posted Oct 30, 2017, 6:22 AM by LAVERNE HILL   [ updated Oct 30, 2017, 10:06 AM by KRISTAL DAWSON ]


Reported by Band Director, Jon Bowman: 
Catharine "Beth" Kirk has been selected to participate in the Macy's Great American Marching Band this November. Beth was selected from over 2000 applicants from all 50 states to be a member of this 180 member group. She will have the opportunity to visit NYC for several days and perform in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. If you teach or see Beth, please congratulate her on this huge accomplishment.

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