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Runnin' Royals brave the heat to win.

Runnin' Royals brave the heat to win.

Head coach Shelly Cranford has always trained cross country team members to be ready to run regardless of the weather. Temperatures neared 100 degrees as BCHS runners took the course at the Bleckley County Invitational Thursday afternoon. Despite the heat, both teams finished first in the AA division. Teams will be off until October 17 when they host the Tune up 2-miler at 5 pm.

BCHS Cheerleaders have first top finish of season.

BCHS Cheerleaders have first top finish of season.

The BCHS competition cheerleaders finished first Saturday in AA at the Middle Georgia Cheer Classic.  It was a better day in terms of effort as well as score.  To read more, click here.

Bleckley School District has highest graduation rates in Middle Georgia.

The Bleckley County School District has the highest graduation rate in both the Heart of Georgia and Middle Georgia RESA. Click here for more.

Bleckley School District recognized at Golden Radish Awards.

Bleckley School District recognized at Golden Radish Awards.
The Bleckley County School District received two prestigious awards at Tuesday’s Golden Radish Awards Ceremony held in Atlanta.  The event, hosted by hosted by Georgia Organics, UGA Cooperative Extension, and the Georgia Departments of Education, Agriculture, Public Health, and the Department of Early Care and Learning, recognizes districts across the state for their farm to school programming.   Bleckley received the Platinum Golden Radish Award for the highest level of participation.  Also recognized was Pre-K teacher Kristen Sims who received the Georgia Department of Agriculture's Georgia Grown Teacher of the Year.

BCHS cheerleader finishes in GCCA Top 40.

BCHS cheerleader finishes in GCCA Top 40.

Bleckley County High School senior cheerleader Anna Brown tried out for the Georgia Cheerleading Coaches Association All State Squad today at Columbus State University. Though she didn't make the squad, Brown finished in the top 40 from over 140 applicants. Head coach Heather Davis was extremely proud of her being in the top 40 saying "She's beautiful inside and out and I am so proud. I can't wait to see what God has in store for her."

Bleckley FFA alum finalist for national agribusiness award.

Hadden Powell, a 2018 graduate of Bleckley County High School and American FFA Degree recipient, is a finalist for the American Star in Agribusiness award. He’s one of four finalist for the award. Powell is currently enrolled at UGA and owns Powells & Company Florists in Montrose. Besides receiving an American FFA Degree (the organization’s highest level of student accomplishment, other requirements include demonstrating top management skills and completing key agricultural education, scholastic, as well as leadership requirements. A panel of judges will interview all finalists at the FFA National Convention October 30-November 2 in Indianapolis. The winner will be announced November 1.

Bleckley Extension Agent recognized for 4-H service.

Bleckley Extension Agent recognized for 4-H service.

Bleckley County Extension Agent Brandi McGonagill was recently named 4-H Extension Agent of the Year as well as recipient of the William H. Booth Award which recognizes Extension Agents in the 4-H program.  Click here for more.