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TCCHS announces 64 AP Scholars Yellow Jacket

Thomas County Central High School Advanced Placement program continues its mission to promote academic excellence and college readiness. TCCHS had 64 students receive AP Scholar status for the 2021-2222 school year.

TCCHS’ Jackson attends WYT Bishop Jackson WYT

Thomas County Central High School senior Bishop Jackson took a week-long leadership sojourn to the nation’s capital this summer. Grady Electric Membership Corp., known as Grady EMC, selected Jackson as its Thomas County representative on the 2022 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, commonly called the Washington Youth Tour. 

“For more than 50 years, electric cooperatives across the state have recognized outstanding high schoolers through the Washington Youth Tour program, and we were thrilled to return to Washington, D.C. this summer,” Grady EMC Senior Communications Specialist Beth McMillan said. 

“Georgia’s EMCs are firmly committed to developing our state’s most precious resource—our youth—and we take great pride in providing this valuable leadership experience for exceptional teens like Bishop.”

Jackson described the tour as comprehensive.

“Even though the experience was just one week, I did so many activities and met lots of people during the trip,” he said. “The trip was more fast-paced than I thought it would be. Before receiving the trip's itinerary, I had no idea we would be visiting five or six places in one day. Even though I had been to D.C. before, I still went to places I hadn't seen before.”

The group visited various museums and monuments, including the Smithsonian Museums, the White House, Mount Vernon, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, Pentagon Memorial and the national World War II Memorial. 

Three TCCHS students attend summer GHP GHP group

Three Thomas County Central High School students experienced a unique brand of magic when they attended the 2022 Georgia Governor’s Honors Program.

Seniors Sofia Jimenez, Tessa Thomas and Savannah Taylor spent four weeks at Berry College in Rome, participating in the summer intensive that assembles some of the state’s brightest minds for accelerated learning opportunities. 

“I spent my summer at GHP because it is what I was 100 percent meant to do,” Savannah Taylor said. “I feel like everyone has moments that change them forever, and GHP did that to me. I felt the ‘GHP magic,’ and I don't think I will ever forget it. I wish I could explain in eloquent words what the ‘GHP magic’ is, but all I can say is you have to go there to really experience it.”

Open to rising juniors and seniors, students must have a nomination in a specific field – or major – from their school and approval from the GHP selection committee to attend the program.

Taylor was a theater performance major. Her classes focused on various acting and technical activities like ensemble building, scenic painting and improv games.