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By Diane Glidewell brought families together, which serves from pre- news@myrncr.nef even those that were not natal through two years of getting along. They went age. This is the third year The first prom at Monroe all out:' that Monroe County has County Head Start was so Williams said the ideahad the Early Head Start successful that everyone first came from the Head program. agrees it will need a bigger Start teachers. They wanted Many businesses and place next year. The beauti- to do something special individuals in the com- ful outfits, amazing dance to celebrate the preschool munity donated toward the moves and excitement in children being promoted to prom, especially toward the air rivaled any high school and the Early Head the decorations and food. school prom. The music, Start children being pro- They included Jane Pen- refreshments, decorations moted to Head Start. They nington Insurance, St. Luke and olSpormnities for submitted a plan that was A.M.E. Church, R. Hema photo shoots put everyone approved by Macon-BibbMinistries, Freeman Fu- in a festive mood. Equal Opportunity Coun- neral Home, Ingles Market, One big difference from a cil, which oversees Monroe Marco's Pizza and Subway. high school prom was that County Head Start, andOthers in the community these charming princesses a team of teachers anddonated their time. and dapper princes could parents began working The Head Start prom was not have been more thrilled together, held at Monroe County to have mom and dad and Parents were required to Rubye James Watts Senior other family members at donate at least an hour of Center, located next to the the party. Although the their time at the school to Head Start Center. From dance floor stayed full of be able to attend. Williams the time the guests entered pre-school and younger, said it was good to see the building, as they were stars, many of them in- parents, including many fa- caught up by the sounds vited parents to take a spin thers, coming to the school, of the D] and the sights of around with them. In fact, learning what is going on everyone magically dressed Head Start Center Manager and spending time withfor the red carpet, the Tawanna Williams said that their children, smiles kept coming. There involving families was a Monroe County Head wasn't a fussy child (or par- goal of the prom. Start serves 54 children ent) to be found. "Parents really came with two classes for "For proud moments, together [to make the prom 3-5-year-olds and two they will do anything for happen] ;' said Williams. "It dasses of Early Head Start, them" said Williams. Educators install 2018-19 officers By Diane Glidewell Monroe County Retired Educators Association met on May 16; the program for the meeting was installation of officers for 2018-19. The officers were installed by lanice Haber- sham, Georgia Retired Educators Association (GREA) Area 8 director for 2018-20. Habersh un is a retired media specialist for Bibb County Schools. The Monroe County of- ricers for next year will be President Eula Brown, Vice President Gloria Johnson, Secretary Debra Moore, Treasurer Shirley Hender- School and her mother Unit of Excellence and son. Dr. Margie Bryant is retired from MonroeUnit of Distinction and served as Vice President County Schools. The Mon- received 15 awards in last year. roe County Retired Educa- all. Brown and Proctor "We don't give our of- tots received a thank you have worked on keep- ricers enough thanks" said note from/ mya, including ing the scrapbook up to Betty Proctor. "They are a picture of her. date. Sandra Monroe and hard workers and have Monroe County Retired Debra Moore are working done an excellent job" Educators will need toon packets and letters for The group awarded a choose a project this sum- those newly retired from $1,000 scholarship to Mary mer to replenish the schol- Monroe County Schools Persons graduating senior arship funds. The group to congratulate them and mya Lyons, who plans approved a contribution to encourage them to join the to become a math teacher. St. James Baptist Church in group. They will include They picked Kmya because memory of member Dorisgift cards to Walmart in she submitted a complete Ogletree who recently the packets. application packet and passed away. Monroe County Retired because there is a need for Brown reported on at- Educators will have a plan- math teachers. They noted tending the annual GREA ning meeting in August that her sister teaches at convention. The Monroeand will welcome new Monroe County Middle County unit received the members at its September The new officers for Monroe County Retired Educators are, left to right, Treasurer Shirley Henderson, President Eula Brown, Secretary Debra Moore, Vice President Gloria Johnson. meeting. The group meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at the Forsyth Presbyterian Church Parish House on North Jackson St. Central Georgia Technical College's (CGTC) Aerospace, Trade and Industry program has completed an agreement with Perdue Farms to offer an industrial systems apprentice- ship program, and now the search is on to fill these posi- tions with qualified candidates in middle Georgia. On June 7 and 8, Perdue Farms and CGTC will host two, pre-screening events for qualified candidates on the Macon and Warner Robins campuses, respectively. Perdue Farms representatives are seeking qualified individuals with prior mechanical capa- bilities. The apprenticeship is in line with the expansion of the Perdue Farms cook plant growth. During the pre-screening event, Perdue Farms repre- } sentatives will discuss with candidates about available job opportunities as industrial mechanics, and the require. ments for apprenticeship. The full-time apprenticeship posi- tions are performance based progressive wage positions that can start from $16 to $26 per hour based on skills, edu- cation and prior experience. Additionally, the plant is also hoping to meet a high demand for less-skilled, entry-level, technical operator positions, and will meet with interested candidates at the pre-screen- ing event. While Perdue Farms will give preference to currently enrolled and former CGTC Industrial Systems Technology and Engineering Technology students, any qualified persons are encouraged to register for the event. In addition to necessary training and experi- ence, qualified candidates must be 18 years old, have earned a high school diploma or GED,and possess U.S. citi- zenship or a valid work visa. Sessions are available for the scheduled pre-screening events on both days, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. All sessions are by ap- pointment only, no walk-ins. Perdue Farms will conduct formal interviews for the ap- prenticeship position at a date to be determined later. : Those interested in attend- ing the event must register with CGTC's Career Services Office. Register for the event by visiting, wwv .centralgat- or by calling, Barbara Walden at 478-757= 3431. t Continued from 7C istrators honor their top graduate assistants for the contributions they have made to the promotion of re- search, teaching, and service while pursuing their advanced degrees. The students are nominated for a special end-of-year recognition ceremony based on their reliability, quality of work, initiative, unique- ness of contribution, and profes- sionalism. Twenty-four students received nominations this year. Graduate assistants are essential to the effective operation of Val- dosta State University. They serve many roles, including supporting the delivery of quality instruction in core curriculum through le e and laboratory classes; sup- porting upper division courses that inculcate the research and inquiry 'Skills that prepare undergradu- ate students to succeed in their majors; and helping to advance the. research mission of the university by working alongside faculty on J exciting and innovative research projects. Georgia College in Milled- geville has awarded degrees to the graduating class of May 2018, including the following local graduates: Michele Davis of Forsyth, Haley Hodges of Forsyth, Rachel Jenkins of Forsyth, Katherine Rowland of Forsyth. Georgia College is the state's designated public liberal arts university. The following students complet- ed courses with exemplary marks and made the Dean's List for the 2018 spring semester at Georgia College in Milledgeville: Jessica Blair of Forsyth, Jonathan Wil- liams of lu ette The following students complet- ed courses with exemplary marks and made the 2018 Spring Presi- dent's List at Georgia College in Milledgeville: lillian Jackson of Forsyth; Mary Jenkins of Forsyth.