The Richmond County School System hosted a parade this past weekend to honor the four High School teams who advanced to the Final Four in the AA classification of the Georgia High School Basketball Tournament. The parade featured the Boys’ and Girls’ teams from Laney High School, the Girls’ team from T.W. Josey High School, and the Boys’ team from Glenn Hills High School along with bands, cheerleaders and supporters from each school. Aquinas High School, who won the GHSA 1A private state championship, also participated. The parade route began at Dyess Park and proceeded down James Brown Boulevard to Laney Walker Boulevard before turning on to Twelfth Street and ended as the parade returned to Dyess Park down D’Antignac Street. Click on the photos below to see our coverage!
On a spectacular Saint Patrick’s Day evening, the Lucy. C. Laney High School Alumni Association held their annual Hall of Fame banquet to honor those alumni who embody the teachings and legacy of Lucy Craft Laney. During the evening, the Alumni Association inducted Honorary Alumni and added to their impressive list of Hall of Fame members, including Ms. Betty Beard, Reverend Johnny Hatney, and Mr. Charles Walker. One of many highlights of the evening included a demonstration of support by the alumni for the students currently attending Laney High School. Surrounded by the superintendent and several prominent community members, Mr. Johnny Nimes, president of the LCLHSAA, presented Mr. Virgil Smith, principal, with a check for $10,000. These funds will be used to support various student activities and is truly a blessing for Laney High School’s future alumni.
Congratulations to the Lucy C. Laney Lady Wildcats for winning the GHSA State AA Girls’ Basketball Championship. The Lady Wildcats defeated the T.W. Josey Lady Eagles in a great game at the Macon Centreplex! Congratulations to both teams on an outstanding year and for representing Richmond County at such a high level.
Richmond County School System students participated in the annual All County Art Show; displaying their artwork at the Morris Museum of Art in downtown Augusta. Students displayed their immense talent, using various media to create their masterpieces. Didn't get a chance to see the artwork on display? Check out the artwork below!
"I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam-I-Am," read the pre-kindergarten students at Garrett Elementary as their teacher made green eggs and ham for a celebratory breakfast. The Richmond County School System celebrated the birthday of the beloved children's author, Dr. Seuss, and Read Across America Day with special guests including, Superintendent Dr. Angela Pringle, reading all-time Dr. Seuss favorites to students at Wilkinson Gardens Elementary. "Motivating children to read is an important factor in student achievement and creating lifelong successful readers," states the National Education Association (NEA), sponsor of Read Across America Day.