Original article featured in The Cochran JournalPictured from left to right: Carla Thrower, BCMS Assistant Principal, Wanda Cobb, 21st CCLC, Yhachia Gadsen, Cochran Walmart Assistant Manager, Britton Tuck, 21st CCLC Program Director, Amanda Horne, State Winner, Regina Smith, CIS/FC Executive Director, Gretchen Tuck, CIS Site Coordinator – BCMS.
The CIS Student Achievement Contest is an annual competition sponsored by Communities In Schools of Georgia. Our local affiliate had 5 regional winners who each won a $25 Walmart gift card. Amanda Horne, a 7th grader from BCMS, entered the technology category and submitted a powerpoint presentation about how CIS Cochran/Bleckley has helped her succeed academically. Amanda received a new laptop and printer donated by Walmart. She also received a trip to Atlanta to the Georgian Terrace hotel and enjoyed a celebration and luncheon with her principal, Dr. Trey Belflower, her superintendent, Dr. Charlotte Pipkin, her local CIS Executive Director, Regina Smith and her local 21st CCLC Program Director, Ms. Britton Tuck.
2013 Student Achievement Month Winners Front row (l-r): Roderick Felton, CIS of Central Georgia; Jamiya Lockett, CIS of Central Georgia, Nerya Rodney, CIS of Troup County. Back row (l-r) Kylan Patterson, CIS of Atlanta; Amanda Horne, CIS of Cochran/Bleckley; Virdaryal Thomas, CIS of Central Georgia; Jessieka Reaves, CIS of Atlanta; Linda Cotton, CIS of Central Georgia; Dante Sullivan, CIS of Troup County; Anqunette Poole, CIS of Central Georgia and Chykymbrion Jackson, CIS of Turner County.