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Bleckley Students Named to Honor Band

Eleven Bleckley middle and high school students were selected through audition to participate in the Georgia Music Educators Association Eleventh District Honor Band. 

They competed against students in both public and private schools from all classifications. 

Students selected will participate in the District Honor Band event held at Baldwin County High School on February 11 & 12. 

Honor Band members are:  Geena Smith, Elizabeth Thompson, Alondria Clemons,  Hannah DeLoach,  Kelby Dykes,  Kaitlan Allen, Amber Burton, Clarinet,  Justin Bates, Baritone Saxophone, Jasmin Allen, Ronald Leek, Euphonium, Zack Songer.

Smith, Thompson, DeLoach, and Dykes were also selected to participate in the South Georgia Region Honor Band held at Valdosta State University, April 14-16.

Ben Altman to Perform Classical Guitar

Ben Altman to Perform Classical Guitar

The Middle Georgia College Division of Humanities presents Ben Altman on classical guitar.

Altman will perform on Tuesday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Altman is a classical guitarist who studied at the Eastman School of Music and maintains a private studio in Denver, Co. He is also a member of the Colorado Guitar Quartet, and Magpie, a trio with flute and cello.

The event is free and open to the public.

The concert will take place at Russell Hall Theatre on Middle Georgia College's campus.

For more information, call 478-934-3379.

Middle Georgia College Diamond Club Announces 28th Annual Jamboree

Former Atlanta Brave Damian Moss will be the featured guest at the Middle Georgia College Diamond Club’s 28th Annual Jamboree. 

The extravaganza will be held on Friday, February 4, 2011, at 7:00 pm, in Georgia Hall located on the campus of Middle Georgia College.

Moss, born in Darlinghurst, Australia, was signed by the Atlanta Braves in 1993.  Damian made his Major League debut on April 26, 2001 and in 2002 was 5th in voting for National League Rookie of the Year. 

Damian finished that year with a 12 – 6 record with a 3.42 era in 33 appearances.  Moss is currently assigned to the San Francisco Giants and resides in Dublin, Georgia with his wife Emily and three daughters.

Tickets for the meal can be purchased from Diamond Club members or purchased at the door.  Current diamond club member’s tickets are free and non-members can purchase tickets for $20.00.  Less than 12 years of age is $5.00. 

MGC Fashion Club Holds 7th Annual Fashion Show

MGC Fashion Club Holds 7th Annual Fashion Show

The Middle Georgia College (MGC) Fashion Club recently held its 7th Annual Fashion Show for students, friends, and community members at Walker Hall Auditorium.

The show, hosted by MGC students Gary Reeves, Chancellor Martin, and Zenique Johnson, featured students modeling clothes from 4 different categories: Fall/Autumn, Winter Wonderland, Formal/Evening Wear, and The Rave, a news release says.

In between sections, the hosts held several contests for audience members including a dance off, a best dressed contest, and a walk off. The MGC Dance Club, Sway, also performed.

The creative team, including Courtney Hadley, Briana Chanel, Kim Mattox, and Marcel Walker, selected the clothes and put the models’ outfits together. “We looked at typical ‘girl stores,’” said Hadley, who is also the Fashion Club Fall 2010 president.  “We looked in Rainbow, Wal-Mart, as well as in thrift stores such as Goodwill.”

Future Royal Cheerleader Camp Held

Future Royal Cheerleader Camp Held

Possible future cheerleaders got to show what they learned at camp as participants in the Future Royals Cheerleading Camp performed Saturday during the girls basketball game between Howard and Bleckley. 

Campers got to stand in the bleachers and cheer the Lady Royals along with the squad during the first half. 

When the teams went to dressing room at halftime, the campers took the floor and displayed the cheers, chants, and jumps they learned over the past three days.

Bleckley Grits Out Sweep of Howard

Bleckley Grits Out Sweep of Howard

Though unable to hold on to a five-point lead with less than three minutes to play, the Lady Royals avenged last Saturday's loss as they defeated Howard 50-45 in overtime Saturday.  Rickenya Jenkins and Kari Jenkins both had 13 points.

Marcus Mack hit a go-ahead three in the fourth quarter as the Royals got past Howard 48-43.  Vidal Nelson scored nine of his 13 points in the fourth quarter.

Bleckley plays at Wilcox County Tuesday.  JV girls tip at 4:15 pm with varsity to follow.

Miss Sweetheart Crowned During East Laurens-Bleckley Game

Miss Sweetheart Crowned During  East Laurens-Bleckley Game

Senior basketball player Rickenya Jenkins was crowned the 2011 Miss Sweetheart during halftime of the East Laurens-Bleckley basketball boys basketball game Friday night.  She was escorted by Jaquon Gainey.  The Sweetheart Court is made up of students from clubs and sports teams at BCHS.