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Two BCHS cheerleaders named to GCCA All State Team.

Bleckley County High School senior cheerleaders Abbi Belflower and Shykemmia (Shy) Chambers were selected to the Georgia Cheerleading Coaches Association All State Team. They were two of five BCHS seniors to make the top 30 in class 1-4A. Each cheerleader had to submit a routine video with a cheer, jumps, tumbling, stunt, and dance as well as interview via Zoom conducted Sunday afternoon. The all state team and Cheerleader of the Year will be announced at the state cheerleading finals on February 16, 2021 in Columbus.

Recent BCHS graduate awarded OFTC Foundation Scholarship.

Recent BCHS graduate awarded OFTC Foundation Scholarship.

Bleckley County High School Class of 2020 member Nicholas Chapman was recently awarded the Oconee Fall Line Technical College Foundation Cochran/Bleckley County Scholarship. Awarded to a graduating senior who plans to enroll at OFTC, Chapman was dual enrolled is now enrolled in the school’s welding program. According to a release, applicants for the scholarship must demonstrate a commitment to their field of study, academic excellence, outstanding moral character, and a determination to succeed in life.  Kathy Aaron, Executive Director of Institutional Advancement believes Chapman fits the description saying, “He’s a perfect example of the scholarship criteria.”

Runnin' Royals win Clash of the Classes.

Runnin' Royals win Clash of the Classes.

The annual "Clash of the Classes", a cross country race which pits grades against each other (IE: ninth grade girls) took place Saturday morning in Cochran. BCHS finished first overall (boys and girls combined) with six points. Three of the top four female runners were Runnin' Royals, including the top overall female in Johna Bowen. Luke Churchwell was top male for tenth grade. BCHS will be in Panama City, Florida for the Dolphin Dash next weekend.

Five BC Cheerleaders among GCCA top 30.

Five BCHS cheerleaders are among 30 in classes 1A through 4A chosen as finalist for the Georgia Cheerleading Coaches Association Cheerleader of the Year. Each nominee had to have a minimum 3.5 GPA and be able to tumble. The nomination process consisted of an essay and two letters of recommendation. The five finalists are: Abbi Belflower, Abigail Kirkland, Caroline Pittman, Jayda James, and Shy Chambers. Tryouts for the All State Squad, which will consist of an interview and exhibition, will be August 1. Details are still being finalized.

Local travel baseball teams bring home trophies.

Local travel baseball teams bring home trophies.

A pair of Bleckley-based travel baseball teams had good weekends on the diamond.  Bleckley Bullets 10u went undefeated over the weekend at RBI Tournaments "Firecracker Blowout" in Cumming, finishing first.  Crew Baseball finished second in the 7u division of an Out of the Park tournament played in Forsyth.

Brown to continue soccer career at LaGrange College.

BCHS midfielder Anna Brown signed a collegiate letter of intent to play with LaGrange College Tuesday. The news was reported via 13 WMAZ's Marvin James. Brown was a three-time first team selection to the 3-AA All Region Team.

BCHS defensive back Williams to play for Asa Miami.

Ty Williams, a senior defensive back for the Royals, will continue his football career at Asa Miami College. Williams made the announcement Friday via Twitter. He was an honorable mention on this year's 3-AA All Region Team.