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Stephen Hess Wins First Place in Energy and Transportation, 2nd Honors at Georgia Science and Engineering Fair Awards
Congratulations to Madras seventh grader, Stephen Hess. Stephen won first place in Energy and Transportation and was one of 47 students in the state to win 2nd honors at the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair held in Athens Georgia on March 27th. The three-day Georgia Science and Engineering Fair (GSEF) is the state's ultimate venue for exhibiting the science and engineering research of Georgia's middle and high school students. Participation in the GSEF competition is by invitation only and follows a sequence of achievements. Meritorious projects from school fairs advance to one of the 21 Regional Fairs held throughout the state in January and February. A limited number of Regional Fair winners receive invitations to compete at the GSEF in Athens.
Honors ribbons are awarded and indicate a student's relative position in the overall fair. Senior and Junior divisions are calculated separately. First Honors go to projects with total scores ranking at or above the 90th percentile based on overall scores, regardless of category. Second Honors go to the 75th to 90th percentiles. Third Honors go to the 60th to 75th percentiles. Fourth Honors go to the 40th to 60th percentiles.
Madras Students Take First and Second Place at Optimist Oratorical Competition
Madras students recently took first and second place in the Optimist Club's Oratorical Competition. Tyler Byrd won first place and Lily Robles won second place delivering their oration based on a theme of "How My passions Impact the World."
Tyler will be sent to the zone level where he will compete against winners from other Optimist Clubs in the area. The winner of the zone competition will advance to the district level with the chance to win a scholarship. Madras has had previous students advance to the zone and state competition.
Academic Eagles are 2014 Coweta County Champions
The Madras Academic Eagles capped off a successful season by winning all five rounds in the 2014 CCMSAL Academic Bowl Meet held in March earning them first place in the county championship. This is the second time in three years they have won the trophy.
The team also went undefeated and took first place the P.A.G.E. Regional Academic Bowl Competition, making them one of 24 schools statewide that advanced to the P.A.G.E. State Academic Bowl Competition in Milledgeville, Georgia.
Throughout the year, the Academic Eagles competed with 16 other Bowl Teams from the West Georgia Region. With four regional meets and one local meet, the Academic Eagles continuously practiced throughout the year to prepare them for the highest level of competition. The meets require students to answer tough questions on a variety of school related topics in math, literature, English, music, history, geography, pop culture, and science. They are coached by Karin van den Hoonaard.
Eagles Science Olympiads Advance to State Competition
Science Olympiad is a nationally recognized program for enhancing science education and interest in science. For middle and high schools, it is a science competition for teams of up to 15 students competing in 23 different age related events over the course of the day. Medals are given for first 3 or 4 places in EACH event. Ribbons are given in EACH event for placing among top 10 places. Schools receive trophies/plaques for overall places 1-5. In its first year of competition, the Madras Science Olympiad Team won second in the region and advanced to the state competition at Southern Polytechnic State University. They are led by teachers Ginger Adcock and Caren Peterson.
Math Counts Team Members Advance to State Competition at Georgia Tech
Math Counts Competition Series takes place nationally in over 500 local chapters and is for students who have a tal ent and passion for math and need to be challenged. Students engage in exciting, "bee-style" contests in which they will compete against and alongside other students throughout the state. At the local, state and national level, students can win hundreds of dollars in scholarships and prizes every year. Congratulations to Madras Math Counts Members who have advanced to compete at the state level at Georgia Tech!
Madras Student Athlete of the Month
In her second year on the team, eighth grader Charla Echols has proven herself to be a true asset to the team. Coach Debra Harris credits Echols with her team’s recent wins. “Charla took the challenge to step up and make something happen for the remainder of the season. As a shooting guard, she is hard to beat.” Charla is not only a standout basketball player; she also excels at softball, playing for both high school and traveling teams. “My parents are my biggest supporters,” states Echols. “They encouraged me to get involved in sports at an early age and are at every one of my games.” Charla is looking forward to continuing her sports career at Northgate; her career goals include becoming a sports trainer. For now she is content hanging out with her Lady Eagles teammates and looking forward to softball season.
Madras Middle School Eighth Grader is 2014 County Spelling Bee Champion
Madras Middle School student Natalie Caylor won Coweta County’s 2014 district-wide Spelling Bee, held at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts on Thursday. It was the second time for Caylor as Coweta’s top speller. Caylor, an eighth-grader at Madras, became Coweta’s 2014 spelling bee champion in the 20th round of the annual competition. She and runner-up Dynahsty James, a Lee Middle School seventh grader, sparred for the title in a spell-off that ended with Caylor correctly spelling “insinuate” and then “leonine” for the win.
This year’s spelling bee winner and runner-up each received a Kindle reader, provided by bee sponsor BB&T of Newnan and awarded Thursday by Garnett Reynolds of BB&T. Caylor and James emerged from a competition that began with 25 students from grades four through eight representing all of Coweta County’s 19 elementary schools and six middle schools. “It was amazing,” said Caylor, describing Thursday’s competition. “I’m really glad I was able to do this in my last year at Madras.” Ashely Dombrowski, Madras Middle School Runner-Up, was a finalist at Canongate two years ago and placed in the top 10. Congratulations to both girls!
Madras Sweeps CCMSAL Championships
Madras Middle School soccer teams capped off successful seasons in the Coweta County Middle School Athletic League, sweeping boys and girls championships. The Eagles won their third consecutive boys crown with a 2-1 overtime victory over Arnall, while the girls capped off an undefeated season with a 4-2 win over Lee, last year’s champions. Read more from the Newnan Times-Herald.
Madras Eagles Raise Over $1300.00 for Childhood Literacy
From the Newnan Times-Herald, December 1, 2013
For the seventh year, the Coweta County School System supported a coin drive for Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy, and this year they raised enough money to send over 6500 books into the homes of preschool children in Coweta County. Coweta County schools competed against each other to see which school could bring in the most coins. The winners would receive $100 cash awards from United Bank of Newnan. Ruth Hill Elementary won for the elementary level with $1349.37 in coins. Madras Middle School won for the middle school level with $1344.23, and East Coweta High School won for the high school level with $2401.83. The amount collected this year, exceeded the amount collected last year. This year, the schools in Coweta County collected $15,283.05 for the Ferst Foundation. Last year, the total raised was $14,424.19. Read more from the Times-Herald.
Madras Students Take Top Honors In Mystery Writing Contest
From the Newnan Times-Herald, October 20, 2013
The Friends of Powell Library 2013 Author Party and Annual Meeting the evening of Oct. 8 at the nearby Powell Expo Center convened for its third year, and this year featured its first mystery story writing contest to coincide with the author party speaker, Patricia Sprinkle. Sprinkle, who resides in South Carolina, opened the evening discussing her career, primarily the origins of some of her favorite books. Madras Middle School had both winners for the middle school division with first place taken by Anna Davis for "The Adventures of Anna Davis: The Mysterious Mist," and runner-up honors to Nathaniel Wolcott for "Where the Water Runs Cold." Read more from the Times-Herald.
Congratulations, Madras Eagles, 2013 County Football Champs! A Perfect Record!
Not many quarterbacks are called on in overtime to throw the go-ahead touchdown and then to make a game-winning stop on defense. But Madras eighth-grader Kyle McLaren and his Eagles teammates delivered in both instances during Tuesday’s Coweta County Middle School Athletic League Championship football game at Northgate High’s Henry Seldon Field. After trading score for score and play for play through four quarters, the difference between the No. 1 seeded Madras and No. 2 Lee came down to a single play in a 22-20 overtime victory that capped off an undefeated 2013 season for the Eagles. Read more from the Newnan Times-Herald.
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New Georgia High School Association Concussion Policy
Beginning this school year (2013-2014), all parents (or legal guardian) and student athletes are required to sign the Student/Parent Concussion Awareness Form stating they have read and understand the dangers of concussions, the common signs and symptoms of concussions, and the GHSA Concussion Policy (By-law 2.68: GHSA Concussion Policy) before students can participate in conditioning, tryouts, or athletic competition. One copy should be returned to school, and one copy should be kept by parents. The form can be downloaded below: