On Thursday, August 17 the TCCHS Lady Jackets Volleyball team traveled to Albany, Ga to take on a familiar foe, Sherwood Christian Academy. The Lady Jackets Head Coach, Hannah Shierling, knew her team needed to play with focus and determination. “We knew going into the game, we had to play hard. We had already played Sherwood this year and lost. I told the girls we had to earn every point to have a chance at victory. In our practices over the past two weeks, we put a lot of focus on finishing. The last two games really displayed the hard work the girls had put in.”
The Lady Jackets were able to put a complete game together to come away victorious against Sherwood Christian. Both Haley Hoffs and Gabby Hoffs were able to put together 12 kills and 8 aces to help lead the Lady Jackets to victory. Gabby Hough also contributed with 8 blocks and 10
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It was an experience to remember. Thomas County Central High School’s I.N.S.P.I.R.E. club ventured to Fort Valley State University on Saturday, Oct. 28 for one of its many annual college visits. Upon arriving to the historic campus, I.N.S.P.I.R.E. students participated in FVSU’s homecoming festivities: a parade, tailgating, a campus tour and the football game featuring Fort Valley versus Morehouse College. Participant Angelina Lankford found the parade to be “very exciting” and said she “thoroughly enjoyed it.” After the parade, I.N.S.P.I.R.E. members enjoyed a scenic walk to the tailgating area, where they ate a grilled lunch provided for them by the ladies of Delta Sigma Theta of Thomasville. I.N.S.P.I.R.E. member Tyesha Booker describes her tailgating experience as fun and educational. She also says this experience and the campus tour afterward showed her just how exceptional FVSU is. After the tailgate feast, the group took a tour of the historic campus led by an FVSU alumnus and a freshman who is a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. I.N.S.P.I.R.E. members learned some of the university’s rich history and the importance of taking advantage of the various opportunities presented to them daily. “I gained massive amounts of knowledge during the tour,” future FVSU Wildcat JHarre Bush said. “I feel that I will have a bright future by attending Fort Valley State University, and I hold a huge amount of respect for the university.” Full of knowledge and nourishment, I.N.S.P.I.R.E. members headed to the football game to see the Wildcats play the Morehouse Tigers and to enjoy the halftime show. Overall, the group describes the trip as a Wildcat experience to remember. “After this visit, I am most definitely attending college here,” Lankford said. “It was always my top choice. This tour showed me how much opportunity there is here in early childhood education, my career choice. Overall, I think it would be a great experience to go to this school.”
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Thomas County Central and the Tobacco Free Coalition of Southwest Georgia have partnered together to make all Thomas County Schools a tobacco free environment.