Richmond County School System Student Honored as Poet Laureate Finalist

Davidson Poet

John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School senior Lillian DeLecuona was recently honored as one of the Poet Laureate finalists. This annual program is designed to encourage high school students to write original poems and to engage in the unique art form of poetry. The winner and four finalists, who were selected by Judson Mitcham, were honored by Governor Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal at the Georgia State Capitol. 

Lillian's award-winning poem, "Ybor City," was published in the Atlanta Magazine and can be read here. 

“Writing poetry plays a crucial role in educating Georgia’s students, advancing literacy through meaningful connections to reading, writing, and language arts,” said Karen Paty, executive director of Georgia Council for the Arts. “The work of these young poets is incredible. We are extremely proud to honor their talent and efforts, and we look forward to seeing them succeed in the future.”

Meet the Media Specialist of the Year Award Winner for East Georgia


Richmond County School System's very own Laura West of the Academy of Richmond County was recently awarded the 2018 GLMA Regional Library Media Specialist of the Year Award for East Georgia. Her application will be considered alongside other regional winners for the Georgia Library Media Specialist of the Year Award, to be announced this June.  Congratulations to Ms. West and all of her excellent work!

It is a great pleasure and honor to receive the 2018 GLMA Regional Library Media Specialist of the Year Award for East Georgia. During my career I have learned that it is essential to build good working relationships with my faculty and with my students in order to create a successful library media program. I attribute whatever success I have had to following this philosophy.
— Laura West, 2018 GLMA Regional Library Media Specialist of the Year Award Winner for East Georgia

Richmond County School System Students Participate in the All County Art Show

  "Party Cat" by Mary Alice Walton, 12th Grade, Watercolor  

"Party Cat" by Mary Alice Walton, 12th Grade, Watercolor  

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! 

Richmond County School System Celebrates Read Across America Day & Dr. Seuss' Birthday


"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.