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HIJSBAr Each week during the school year The Reporter spotlights activities and achievements of students, faculty and staff at a different Monroe County school. Thank you to Erin Carr, media specialist, for news from Hubbard Elementary. Next week look for news from T. G. Scott Elementary. Email school-related news, including items for "Monroe in College," to Diane Ghdewell at news< MONROE COUNTY STUDENT OF THE WEEK COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE StateFarm 281 Tiff College Drive Forsyth, GA 31029 478-992-9945 Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5",30 pm O 4th grade students were getting ready to "Knock the Milestones out of the Park." The 4th graders here at Hubbard Elementary have worked so hard and diligently. The students were excited to show what they know on the Milestonestests. They created promises for doing their best on the tests. Some of the "Promises" were: "I will take my time" "I will read all of the questions," "I will check my work" and "I will get a good night's rest." After the students created their "Game Day Promise" they signed a Pledge to say they will do their best on the Milestones. Hubbard Elementary first graders build greenh0use Hubbard Elementary's first todrill holes for PVC pipe principles, with kids tackling cold winter months! Right graders have been work- placement, cut PVC columns the very real question of now, they have half of a wall ing diligently to finish their to size, and even help to how to grow affordable and completed (that's a lot of greenhouse, secure part of the first wall to healthy food in all types of work for six year olds!), and Just in the last month, they go up! weather, they are looking forward to have watched as the frame This greenhouse is the cul- With the greenhouse, finishing the remainder of the has gone up to their specifica- mination of a year-long study they hope to be able to grow greenhouse before the end of tions. They have been excited of both plants and economic vegetables even during the the school year. 2nd graders give Hubbard a peartreef0r Earth Day Mrs. Burgess' 2nd grade dass at Hubbard Elementary celebrated Earth Day by plant- ing a Flowering Pear tree on campus. Each student learned how to properly plant a tree. First, they dug a small hole and made a cone of dirt in the bottom of the hole. Next students placed the tree in the hole and spread the roots of the tree evenly around the cone. Lastly they made sure the crown, where the roots met the trunk, stayed above the top of the soil. II H & R Block presented the Hubbard Alumni As- sociation with $720 raised through its Non-Profit Referral Program. Lillian Davis, who is an officer with HAA and also works with H & R Block, ex- plained that every new H & R Block client is offered the opportunity to have the company contribute to the non-profit of their choice from local programs regis- tered with the company. "It is an honor for H&R Block to be able to contrib- ute to an organization such as the Hubbard Almnni Association;' said District Manager Michael Morris. "We value their partnership and we look forward to our continued relationship." Sponsors and contribu- tors played a major role in making the Hubbard Alumni Association Celebration a success. The group will be able to provide four $1,000 scholarships to graduat- ing Mary Persons seniors this year with funds raised. The HAA Banquet raised $5,115. Sponsors of the Hubbard Alumni Celebration: Sum- merset, an Assisted Living Community; Georgia Power Company; Flow- ers by Helen; Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Evans, Majic 100 FM Classic Soul Hits; WATS International-Certi- fied Minority Owned Hrm; Persons Banking Com- pany; United Bank; The Monroe County Reporter; Promotional assistance provided by the City of Forsyth Convention and Visitors Bureau. Contributors: H&R Block; Freeman Funeral Home; 1st Franklin Hnan- cial; Mr. & Mrs. George Willis; Mr. & Mrs. Ma- cArthur Stewart; CoTique Boutique; Mr. & Mrs. Charles Dumas; Mr. & Mrs. Todd Tolbert; Mr. & Mrs. Randy Brittain; Mr. & Mrs. Hugh Sosebee Jr.; State Farm Tommy Johnston, Mr. & Mrs. Dustin But- tigieg, Dr. Margie Bryant; Mrs. Margaret Moye; Mr. & Mrs. George Berry; Mike Hickman Sr. H & R Block District Manager Mike Morris and his wife, Maria, were able to represent H & R Block at the HAA Banquet on April 21. Pictured above, left to right, are Maria Morris, Juanita Pitts, Mike Morris and Lois Allen. (Photo/Diane Glidewell) + Classic Soul Hits at IO0.1FM Macon and All of+ Middle Georgia! ~, e,% ~4+~ g~ The Home of O nr O In Shea Sparks of Forsyth, a Georgia State Uni- versity undergraduate student studying Neurosci- ence, earned second place at the 2018 Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference (GSURC). Sparks' research was showcased in a poster pre- sentation entitled, "Identi- fication and Distribution of the Chemoreceptor Protein IR25a in the Spiny Lobster, Pantrlirus argus" This year more than 300 Geor- gia State undergraduate students from a variety of academic disciplines were selected to give presenta- tions. Students shared their findings through oral pre- sentations, posters, artistic, displays and performances. For more information about GSURC please visit The following local residents were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, HOPKINS xi~,) ASSOCIATES Certified Public Accountants 68 North Jackson Street Forsyth (p) 478-994-1820 (f) 478-994-3102 Serving Forsyth for more than 40years~ the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Patsy Butts of Forsyth was initiated at Univer- sity of West Georgia. Rebecca Sparks of Forsyth was initiated at Georgia College & State University. They are among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, profes- sional staff and alumni to continued on page 7C be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Member- ship is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate stu- dents in the top 10 percent of the number of candi- dates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do fac- ulty, professional staff and alumni who hai, e achieved scholarly distinction. i