SCHOOL NEWS

TCCHS sends 5 to Summer Games

This summer will mark the first time Thomas County Central High School will send five special need students to represent the Thomasville YMCA in the swimming competition at the Georgia State Special Olympics Summer Games.


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Thomas County Schools Summer Reading Challenge

The Thomas County School System wants students to READ this summer!  Did you know that students can have up to a 2-3 month loss in reading ability over the summer?  It's important for students to spend time sharpening their reading skills!

Each school has developed a summer reading challenge for students.  We would like for students to read for 15-30 minutes everyday this summer.  The guidelines and requirements vary by school.  Please click the links below for more information about each school's guidelines.  If you need more information, please talk to the media specialist at each school.  The guidelines are for the school the students will be attending in the 2015-2016 school year.

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Cick here for information about programs at the Thomas County Public Library this summer!


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Athletic Highlights

 
Elizabeth Smith, Senior #13
Soccer
"Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come."
-Proverbs 31:25

Best Sports Memory: Being named Defensive MVP 2012 and winning Region 2012, 2015

Favorite sport: Soccer; I love having a team around me and the intense, physical game

Favorite Subject: History, I love learning about the past and how it got us to where we are.

Future plans: Attend GSU and major in Sports Management

 

Accent on Academics

New Georgia Milestones testing: CLICK HERE to view presentation

Parents Guide to New Tests in Georgia: CLICK HERE to view webpage

 

For the second year in a row, ninth grade language arts classes had the opportunity to learn the skill of tying a tie. The demonstration tied into a reading assignment: freshmen had just completed reading the nonfiction novel, “The Pact.” The book is a story of three young men that made a pact earlier in life to become successful doctors. It focuses on the power of friendship, beating the odds, and changing lives. TCCHS English teachers Laura Parkerson, Kimsey Hodge, Kensey Edgar and Frances Lilly coordinated with 10 local businessmen to come to TCCHS to help students learn how to tie a tie. “Since this was so successful last year we decided to continue it again,” teacher Laura Parkerson said. “It is a great opportunity for the community to get involved and interact with our students. It is also a challenging and fun activity for the kids.”

 

Video Spotlight

 

 

 

 

This Video Spotlight is a recap of the 9th Grade Open House. It includes an overview of our school, as well as a look into our four different Pathway options.

 

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YELLOW JACKET ATHLETIC NEWS

Guyton signs with Flagler College

Senior Myron Guyton signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Flagler College.  MJ was a captain this year and a vital part of the team's success helping carry them into the 2nd round of the State playoffs. Shown with him are (front l-r) his parents, Myron and Lisa Guyton and (back l-r) Principal Trista Jones and Coach Tony Voyles.


Scott and Edwards sign with Jacksonville State University

Bryana Scott and Erica Edwards signed a letter of intent to participate in track and field at Jacksonville State University. Both girls recently placed in State competition. Bryana placed 2nd in discus and Erica placed 8th in high jump. Pictured (front l-r) Bryan Williams, LaTrina Scott, Bryana, Erica, and Felicia Frazier. (Back l-r) Athletic Director Mike Singletary, Coach Chad Ward, Coach Deatrice Hose, Coach David Johnson and Principal Trista Jones.


Barrett signs with Thomas University

Senior Jordan Barrett signed a letter of intent to swim at Thomas University. Jordan was captain of the swim team this year and helped lead the team to a region championship and anchored the relay team that advanced to State. Shown with Jordan are (front l-r) her parents, Scott and Deborah Barrett and (back l-r) principal Trista Jones, Coach Kyle Burton, Coach Todd Wilson, and incoming Athletic Director Sam Holland.


O'Neal signs with Albany Technical College

Senior Ashley O'Neal signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Albany Technical College. She is joined by (front) her parents, Lawanda and Antonio O'Neal, her sister, Alyssa O'Neal and (back l-r) Athletic Director Mike Singletary, Coach Deatrice Hose, Principal Trista Jones, and Coach Sam Holland.


Corbitt signs with Pensacola State College

Senior Emily Corbitt signed a letter of intent to play softball at Pensacola State College. Corbitt, the Region 1-AAAA Player of the Year for 2014, has been a key player for the Jackets for four years, helping to lead them to the 4A State Runner Up title this season. Pictured with Emily are (front l-r) her parents Tracy and Robin Corbitt and (back l-r) TCCHS Athletic Director Mike Singletary, Coach Mike Greek, Head Coach Robyn Trammell, Principal Trista Jones and Thomas County Schools Superintendent Dusty Kornegay.


Greek signs with Pensacola State College

Senior Erika Greek signed a letter of intent to play softball with Pensacola State College. Greek was a key pleayer for the Jackets for four years, leading them to two region champsionships and the State Runner Up award this year. She has also earned multiple awards throughout her high school career. Shown with her are her parents (front l-r) Donna and Michael Greek and (back l-r) TCCHS Head Coach Robyn Trammell and Principal Trista Jones.


Football signs Three on National Signing Day

Three TCCHS senior football players signed letters of intent on February 5, 2015 to play at the college level. Players signing are (front l-r) Ernest Harris (Hutchinson Community College), Austin Bryant (Clemson University) and Matthew Prather (Reinhardt University). Also shown are (back l-r) TCCHS coaches Sam Pickett, Mike Singletary and Bill Shaver, and TCCHS principal Trista Jones.


Craven signs with Thomas University

Senior soccer player, Noah Craven, signed a letter of intent to play for Thomas University. Shown with Noah are his parents, Kathie and Teddy Craven and (back l-r) coaches Brett Phillips, Eddie Foy,  Kristy Peeples, Tony Voyles, Ricky Zambrano and Robbie Peterson.


Shepherd signs with Gordon State

Senior Megan Shepherd signed a letter of intent to play softball with Gordon State College. Shown with Megan are her parents and siblings.


Thomas County Central High School held their annual football banquet on Monday evening in the TCCHS cafeteria. All athletes received recognition for the 2014 season. Award winners pictured front (left to right) Ernest Harris (Bobby Stewart Award); Derrick Brock (Most Improved Defense); Donne Ponder (Ritchie Roddenberry Jacket Pride); Austin Bryant (Wendall Johnson Award); back (left to right) Jared Eaton (Ed Pilcher Jacket Award); Noah Harnevious ( Puppy Walden Offensive Award); Logan Potter (Frank Delaney Academic Award); and Ryan Sherrod (Most Improved Offense Award).


Three Thomas County Athletes were recognized at the 6th annual “In the Game High School Sports Magazine” South Georgia High School Football Awards Banquet held at the James H. Rainwater Conference Center on Tuesday evening. Former UGA Head football coach Vince Dooley was the keynote speaker. Area high school athletes were recognized. Pictured with Coach Bill Shaver are Jared Eaton (Defensive Player Award), Austin Bryant (Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Academic Player of the Year for South Georgia), and Noah Harnevious (Offensive Player Award).


Players Named to Post Season Teams


Soccer All Region:
Myron Guyton – Region Defensive Player of the Year, 1st Team
Saul Rios – Region Midfield Player of the Year, 1st Team
Noah Voyles – Region Freshman of the Year, 1st Team
Sam Gelabert – 1st Team
Chris Ojuro – 2nd Team
Austin McLeod – Honorable Mention

Golf Region Low Medalist:
Ashton Denton

Basketball All Region:
Ashley O'Neal
Bryana Scott

Baseball First Team All Region:
Stone Stephenson
Doug Smith
Eli Taylor

Baseball Second Team All Region:
Colby Melton
Carlton Ogletree
Johnathan Robinson

Football All Area Players:
Offense: Ryan Sherrod, Mason Lawing, Noah Harnevious, Nick Patterson
Defense: Austin Bryant, Matthew Prather

Football All Region Players:
Offense: Mason Lawing, Noah Harnevious, Nick Patterson
Defense: Austin Bryant, Matthew Prather, Ernest Harris

Football All State Players:
Ernest Harris - 2nd team
Austin Bryant - Honorable Mention

GACA All Star Game:
Ernest Harris

Semper Fi All American Bowl:
Austin Bryant

Georgia/Florida War of the Border Players:
Devin Drew
Cameron Drew
Jared Eaton
Matthew Prather

Softball All Region Players:
1st Team

Kenlie Harvey
Jamilah Johnson
Emily Corbitt - Region Player of the Year
Erika Greek - Region Pitcher of the Year
Peyton Burton - Region Utility Player of the Year

2nd Team
Katelyn Hobbs
Victoria Parker
Madeline Parker

Softball All State Players:
Emily Corbitt - 1st team
Erika Greek - 1st team
Peyton Burton - 1st team
Jamilah Johnson - 2nd team
Kenlie Harvey - Honorable Mention