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Bleckley FFA Forestry teams finish first and second at state.

Bleckley FFA Forestry teams finish first and second at state.

The Bleckley FFA Junior and Senior Forestry teams attended state competition in Swainsboro Wedneday.  The Junior team finished first.  Those placing in events were as follows:  Hunter Harper:  First- TSI.  Justin Peacock:  First-  Reforestation.  Summer Martucci: Second-  Land Measurement.  Evan Thomas:  Third-  Tree Identification.  Chase Floyd:  Third-  Hand Compass.  Other members are:  Lizzy Parks, Gracee Boston, Ben DeLoach, Jayshon Gardner, Seth Hall, Mika Floyd.

Students make grand entrance for final prom.

Students make grand entrance for final prom.

Bleckley County High School prom was held Saturday night.  Hundreds gathered around the bus ramp to watch students make their entrance.  Some arrived in limos.  A few came in horse drawn carriages.  Each student (or couple) was announced by principal Trey Belflower.

Football teammates Gage Byram and Cody Evans chose to make a unique entrance.  Upon being announced, they proceeded to throw cash into the air as they walked toward the entrance.  It drew a loud cheer and had children scrambling to collect the cash.

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Car wash will benefit BCHS Royal Singers trip to music competition.

The Bleckley County High School Royal Singers will hold a car was at th Citizen's Bank (E. Dykes Street) Saturday from 10:30 am-3:30 pm.  Proceeds will benefit the group's upcoming trip to the OrlandoFest music competition at the end of the month.

BCMS students taught the importance of making good decisions in the car.

BCMS students taught the importance of making good decisions in the car.

Friday was the final day of the Distracted Driving Summit sponsored by 4-H, AT&T, and Georgia Farm Bureau.  A majority of the activities had taken place at Bleckley County High School.  But while middle school students don't drive, they are passengers and will be drivers in the future.

Thus, that afternoon, they got a first hand account of why it's important to "hang up and drive."  Jacy Good and Steve Johnson, founders of the Hang Up and Drive campaign which promotes cellphone free driving and making good decisions behind the wheel, shared their story with a gathering of students and faculty.

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Bleckley FFA Forestry Teams do well at Field Day event.

Bleckley FFA Forestry Teams do well at Field Day event.

The Bleckley FFA Forestry Teams competed at the Magnolia Springs Forestry Field Day held Thursday in Jenkins County.  The Senior team finished first, the Junior team third.  Overall, 20 of 31 members competing finished first, second, or third.

Awards presented at Bleckley bands Spring Concert.

Awards presented at Bleckley bands Spring Concert.

Bleckley bands held their spring concert Tuesday night at the high school auditorium.  There were performances from the sixth grade band, seventh and eighth grade band, as well as BCHS Wind Ensemble.  During the high school performance, three concert band awards were given.  All were National Band Assocation awards and were given out by Mathews, who made the joke he was the "shortest member of the NBA."

The final two were voted on by band members.  The Director's Award went to Rachel Harbin.  Miranda Burroughs won the Patrick S. Gilmore award and Samson Small was named the John Phillip Sousa award winner.  

Bleckley FFA Plant Sale April 1.

Bleckley FFA will hold their annual plant sale at the greenhouse located behind the high school gym April 1 from 8 am-5 pm.  People are welcomed to stop and browse now but purchases will not be allowed until April 1.  Call (478)934-6258 for more information.