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Page 6C December 26, 2018 JI porter SPENCER MOORE OF FORSYTH has been inducted into Valdosta State University's chapter of Sigma Alpha Pi: The National Society of Leader- ship and Success. With 650 chapters and 956,106 mem- bers, The National Society ' of Leadership and Suc- cess is the nation's largest leadership honor society, one committed to building leaders who make a better world. Students are selected for membership based on either academic standing or leadership potential. Candidacy is a nationally recognized achievement of honorable distinction. The National Society of Classic Soul Hits at 100.1FM All of Middle Georgia! The Home of Tech Sports Leadership and Success provides a step-by-step program for members to build their leadership skills. Upon completion of the program, members receive their leadership certificate and take their place among the top student leaders at their campus and across the country. Membership is for life. THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA (UNG) HOLIDAY CON- CERT took place Saturday, Dec. 1, at Grace Episcopal Church in Gainesville. UNG's vocal and instru- mental ensembles and several faculty members joined forces to present the university's inaugural con- cert featuring the sounds of Christmas. The free concert included UNG Chorale from the Gainesville Campus and Le Belle Voci, UNG Singers and the Patriot Choir from the Dahlonega Campus. The school's brass ensemble and faculty members show- cased their talents, too. Frank Wilder of Forsyth sings bass in UNG Sing- ers and performed at the concert. "I think it's fun when we all come together" said Dr. John Broman, professor of music and director of choral activities at LING. "Our students love singing with other groups." The free concert featured all of the choirs, including UNG Chorale from the Gainesville Campus and Le Belle Voci, UNG Singers and the Patriot Choir from the Dahlonega Campus. The school's,brass ensemble and faculty members stepped into the spotlight to showcase their talents, tOO. Each choir, ensemble and faculty member performed on its own, then all per- formed together. Will Gotmer, a part-time faculty member of music at UNG, said he looked forward to hearing 125 students singing, with the brass ensembles and faculty providing the accompani- ment. "They don't have a lot of opportunities to perform together" said Gotmer, director of the Chorale in Gainesville and director of music at Grace Episcopal Church, where he is organ- ist. "It is a complete music department collaboration." The concert's song selec- tion varied as much as its performers--a mix of traditional holiday music and Christmas hymns. Plus, Grace Episcopal has advantageous acoustics for singers and musicians alike. "The location is good" Gotmer said, pointing out it is between the Dahlonega and Gainesville campuses. Positioned in the fastest- growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia comprises five campuses united by a single mission focused on academic excellence and academic and co-curricular programs that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. The University of North Georgia is a University System of Georgia leader- ship institution and is The Military College of Geor- gia. With more than 19,000 students, the University of North Georgia is the state's sixth-largest public univer- sity. June g PROJECT AMOUNT AMOUNT ORIGINAL CURRENT EXPENDED EXPENDED TOTAL EXCESS ESTIMATED ESTIMATED ESTIMATED IN CURRENT IN PRIOR COMPLETION PROCEEDS NOT COMPLETION COST (1) COSTS (2) YEAR (3) YEARS (3) COST EXPENDED DATE (ii) Constructing & Equipping new fine arts $ 8,435,000.00 $ 8,976,549.63 $ $ 8,976,549.63 $ 8,976,549.63 $ Completed (iii) Adding to, renovating, repairing, improving and equipping existing school buildings and school system facilities including athletic facilities 8,255,000.0011,750,000.00267,371.764,633,979.67 April 2019 (iv) Acquiring miscellaneous new equipment, fixtures, and furnishings for the school system, including technology equipment and safety and security equipment 3,525,000.003,525,000.00385,777.291,961,073.13 April 2019 (v) Acquiring school buses, vehicles and transportation and mainteneoe equipment (vi) Acquiring band instrments and equipment, text books and library books for the school system 2,375,000.002,375,000.00194,990.911,908,726.61 537,500.00 1,826,634.33392,230.611,356,179.93 April 2019 April 2019 (vii) Acquiring land for future schools and facilities, with the maximum cost of the projects described in items (iF(vii) payable from said tax being $ 27,800,000 1,000,000.001,000,000.00 874,098.95 April 2019 (Mill) Paying any general obligation debt of the School District issued in conjunction with the continuation of such sales and use tax including associated interest 17,893,882.98 17,893,882.98 2,930,442.90 9,988,679.67 April 2019 (ix) Paying expenses incidental to accomplishing the foregoing 1,200,000.00 912,500.00 6,985.00 81,375.87 April 2019 $ 43,221,382.98 $ 48,259,566.94 $ 4,177,798.47 $ 29,780,663.46 $ 8,976,549.63 $ (1) The School District's original cost estimate as specified in the resolution calling for the imposition of the Local Option Sales Tax. (2) The School District's current estimate of total cost for the projects. Includes all cost from project inception to completion. 0 (3) The voters of Monroe County approved the imposition of a sales taxto fund the above projects and retire associated debt. Amounts expended for these projects may include sales tax proceeds, state, local property taxes and/or other funds over the life of the projects. i i