In this segment of Worth a Mention: Worth County High School’s JROTC wins overall championship in Region and are preparing under Command Sgt Maj Russell Beard (WCHS senior Army instructor) for state competition; two chorus students of the WCMS Treble Choir are also headed to state competition; see how the WCHS students did in raising money for Pennies for Patients recently; this and more below:
Worth County Junior ROTC Heading to State Competition
Worth Rams JROTC led in region earning the overall Region championship on March 10th in Worth County. The participating cadets will be traveling to the Georgia Army JROTC State Drill & Color Guard Championships in Ft. Gordon on March 24th. See submitted competition photos below: (move cursor over picture for description)
WCMS Chorus News
Two Worth County Chorus Students Selected to the Georgia All-State Choruses
Two students from Worth County Middle School were selected to the highest honor a choral musician can be bestowed, the 2012 Georgia Music Educators Association All-State Chorus in Savannah. February 23-25, 2012. Alyssa Reiman and Haleigh Smith both began the audition process in October of 2011 and made the first round cut based on solo performance, scales, sight reading and basic knowledge of musical terminology and musicianship. To make the cut, according to WCMS Choral Director, Lesli Holton, the students must nearly have to make a perfect score in their audition. The two girls went on to pass their second round auditions in January and then on to Savannah. Reiman was selected to perform with the All-State Middle School Treble Choir and Smith was selected to the All-State Middle School Mixed Choir. Both girls spent approximately 16 hours in rehearsal with a nationally renowned conductor over a three day period and presented an outstanding concert on the final day. Reiman, a 7th grade student, and Smith, an 8th grade student at WCMS are both members of the WCMS Treble Choir.
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WCMS Choruses Win Superior Ratings at Festival
The WCMS 6th Grade Chorus recently participated in their first adjudicated performance of the year and come home with straight superior ratings from the judges. The Sixth Grade Chorus, under the direction of Lesli Holton, was one of only four choirs over the entire event that scored all superiors in both categories of stage performance and sight reading. The WCMS Treble Choir also received superior and excellent ratings in performance and a superior in sight reading. The District 2 Large Group Performance Evaluation Choral Festival was held at Tift County High School on March 6 & 7. Nearly 40 choirs were in attendance at the event.
WCHS Students Participate in Pennies for Patients
Students at Worth County High School proudly participated in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Pennies for Patients program. The program supplies funding for blood cancer research as well as education and patient services. The Pennies for Patient’s program ran from February 1 – 24, 2012. Students at WCHS raised $3008.22 to help LLS advance its mission to find cures.
The 5th period class that raised the most money will receive a pizza party. Fortunately, we exceeded our goal which allowed the top two classes to receive a pizza party. Our 1st place winner was Mrs. Harris’s class with $847.31. Second place went to Mrs. Brooks, Mrs. Frankovich, and Mrs. Jones’s classes with $837.71. (These three classes were combined because there were only 17 students) Also, coming in 3rd was Mrs. Kelly’s class with $228.80. A big CONGRATULATIONS to our top classes. You all have made WCHS so proud. Pictured are the 1st and 2nd place winners.
A big thank you goes out to all that participated! We look forward to next year’s program and plan to make this another huge success. Photo & Article submitted