Peach County High Band Student Recognized as One of the Best in State
Jakalin Bryant, a junior percussionist in the Peach County High School Band auditioned and earned membership in the prestigious Georgia Music Educators Association 2021 All-State Honor Band. Students in this ensemble are recognized as the "Best" in the state. To be a member of this all-star honor ensemble, students must pass a district level audition and an extremely rigorous state level audition. Jakalin’s high audition score earned him the ranking of #1 Principal Percussionist in his assigned All-State Band. Last year, Jakalin made the 2020 All-State Band and was ranked number one as well.
The 2021 Georgia All-State Band was scheduled to meet in April in person at the Classic Center in Athens, GA to practice and perform for the public. However due to Covid 19, the event has been cancelled. Students who made the ensemble will receive all accolades and recognitions associated with making the 2021 Georgia All-State Band.
The scheduled guest conductor for the ensemble was Colonel Don Schofield, commander and conductor of the United States Air Force Band. Jakalin is the son of Craig & Amy Bryant. The PCHS Band is under the direction of Mr. Darren Johnson.
PCHS TROJAN SCHOLARS FOR MARCH
The Trojan Scholar female for March is Jennifer Clowery. Jennifer is a senior at Peach County High School where she is a member of Cheerleading, Chorus and BETA Club. She has always received A or A+ Honor Roll, she is a Scholar Athlete, Miss Sophomore (in her Sophomore year), Cheer Captain and is the 2020 PCHS Homecoming Queen. Jennifer is currently dual enrolled at Central Georgia Technical College. Following graduation, she will attend Georgia Southern University. Jennifer is the daughter of Jill Clowery. She has one brother, Justin Clowery. Her grandparents are Judy and Jimmy Holland.
Jennifer would like to share: “I’m so so grateful for my family, our community and all the faculty at Peach County High School. No matter what happens, my heart will always remain in good ole Peach County. I’ve made some of the greatest memories these past 4 years that I’ll never forget. I’ve accomplished more than I could imagine with the help of my family, peers and Peach County’s Staff. GO TROJANS!”
The Trojan Scholar male for March is Eduardo Estrada. Eduardo is a senior at Peach County High School where he is a member of the E-Sports Team. He has been on the A and A+ Honor Roll, received Perfect Attendance Awards and was a District Stock Market Winner. Following graduation, he plans to become a successful business owner. He is interested in starting a business in computers and technology. Eduardo is the son of Norma Vargas and Dean Estrada.
CTAE ANNOUNCES PARTENERSHIP WITH BLUE BIRD CORPORATION
February 19, 2021 The Career, Technology & Agricultural Education Department would like to announce a new partnership with Blue Bird Corporation. The Peach County High School’s Advanced Automotive Technology students will be piloting a program that will allow students to earn the Blue Bird Associate Level Technician Certification. The certification program which aligns with the current curriculum will provide students with entry level certification to perform basic maintenance tasks and troubleshooting on Blue Bird buses. We are also pleased to announce a new annual scholarship opportunity provided by Blue Bird. Blue Bird is providing two scholarships worth $2,500 each to one Automotive Technician pathway completer and one completer of the Agricultural Mechanics pathway, which includes courses that heavily emphasize manufacturing skills such as welding, wood cutting, and electrical theory. These scholarships will help fund two deserving students’ post-secondary costs. This partnership with Blue Bird will help Peach County CTAE to support our goal in preparing students for college and careers.