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Posted on 11:08, Tuesday, February 24

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Oconee Schools Achieve AP Recognitions

Posted by Laura Beckham

Posted on 10:42, Thursday, February 19

Both Oconee high schools honored for Advanced Placement excellence Watkinsville, Ga. – North Oconee High School and Oconee County High School were recognized yesterday by State School Superintendent Richard Woods for excellence in Advanced Placement performance. The Oconee schools were two of only 57 high schools in Georgia to be named AP Merit Schools. These schools have at least 20 percent of their students taking AP exams, and at least half of those exams scoring a 3 or higher. Advanced Placement classes and exams are administered by the College Board, which also administers the SAT. These classes offer rigorous, college-level learning options to high school students. Students who receive a 3, 4 or 5 on AP exams may receive college credit. Each Oconee high school was also recognized as an AP STEM School and an AP STEM Achievement School. In order to receive these designations, schools must have students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses, and at least 40 percent of those exams scoring a 3 or higher. In addition, each school was named an AP Humanities School. For this recognition, a school must have students testing in at least one English language arts course, two social science courses, one fine arts course and one world language course. For more information and to see the complete lists of schools honored, visit www.gadoe.org.

Vincent Dooley Scholarship

Posted by Laura Beckham

Posted on 15:29, Wednesday, February 18

Congratulations to Elle Brightwell and Jon Gogal, Oconee County High School's 2015 Vincent J. Dooley Award recipients. The Vincent J. Dooley Awards are presented to one male and one female athlete in every high school in Georgia for their exemplary character and leadership both on and off the field, for the positive influence they exercise in their lives, and for the difference they make in the lives of others. We are fortunate to have athletes with the talent, ability, integrity, and character these two exemplify. Please congratulate our award winners when you see them! GO WARRIORS!!!

Oconee Chamber Scholarships

Posted by Laura Beckham

Posted on 09:44, Wednesday, February 18

The Education Foundation of the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that $500 scholarships will be offered to one 2015 graduate from each of the five high schools in Oconee County. Applications can be picked up in the Counseling Office and will be accepted by the Chamber between February 23 and April 2. Interested students should mail the application and all other required documentation directly to the Chamber of Commerce.

OCHS Students Excel on National German Exam

Posted by Laura Beckham

Posted on 07:23, Wednesday, February 18

In mid- December and early January 26 students enrolled in German Level 2,3 or 4 participated in the National German Exam.  They were among the 22,000 students nationwide who participated in this academic contest.
 
I am proud to announce that Oconee County High School had: 
 
5 GOLD Award Winners who scored in the TOP 10% in the Nation
6 SILVER Award Winners who scored better than 80 % of all participants
1 BRONZE Award Winner who scored higher than 70% of her peers and
8 Achievement Award Winners who scored better than the National Average.
 
The 5 students who earned a GOLD Award are now eligible to compete for a 4 week- all expenses paid Travel trip to Germany this summer.  The award is sponsored by the AATG (Association of American Teachers of German) and the PAD  (Pädagogische Austausch Dienst).
 
All students who earned a GOLD or SILVER award will be honored by the AATG- Georgia Chapter at an Awards Banquet at the Goethe Center in Atlanta in May.

  • Gold Winners:  Sara Cotton, Jake Ware, Hannah Peterson, Brandon Wyatt. (Brandon scored in the 97% percentile! ) and Johanna Hoover (Johanna scored in the 98% percentile nationwide, and was 5th out of the 235 students who took the Level 3 Exam in GA)
  • Silver Winners:  Erika Gattiker, Josh Randall, Liam Hancock, Matt Parker, Landen Benson, Mason Goad
  • Bronze Winners:  Emily Turner
  • Achievement Winners:   Joe Jessup, Lily Whalen, Matthew McArdle, Chase Major, Scott Conner, Matthew Zeilenga, Allison Maier, and Christian Owens

Rexx Hallyburton, State Wrestling Champion

Posted by Laura Beckham

Posted on 13:38, Tuesday, February 17

Congratulations to junior Rexx Hallyburton, Georgia's 3A State Champion at 170.Rexx Hallyburton

FAFSA Workshop

Posted by Laura Beckham

Posted on 11:33, Tuesday, February 17

Seniors, need help filling out the FAFSA for next year?  The University of Georgia is hosting a College Goal Georgia program this Saturday (February 21st) from 2-4.  This program will allow you to meet with college Financial Aid administrators who will assist you in filling out the FAFSA for next year.  More information can be found at http://collegegoalga.com/?page_id=4 and a list of what you should bring can be found at http://collegegoalga.com/?page_id=8

If you have any questions, please contact the program coordinator, Mandy Branch at mzweig@uga.edu.

Weekend Wrap-up from OCHS Athletic Director, Jimmy Herring

Posted by Laura Beckham

Posted on 10:55, Tuesday, February 17

Congrats are in order for Coach Looney, Coach Hoyt and the entire Lady Warrior basketball program as they finished the region tournament with a third place finish and a trip to the State Tournament by virtue of a 61-40 win over Elbert County today at Emanuel College.

Coach Yauck, Coach Setzer, and Coach Will Robinson wrapped up a successful 2014-15 season with a 7th place finish at the State Wrestling Championships in Macon. Rexx Halleyburton is our most recent STATE CHAMPION as he bested Ryan Farist from Sonoraville in OT, 2-0 to claim the title at the 170 pound class.

Rudy Rodriguez finished 2nd at 106 to cap off a successful career with back-to-back State placements. Chris Couch ended up fourth and Stephan Amirkhanyan finished 5th.

Congratulations to these successful Warriors and their coaches! Awesome job folks!!

Summer ACCEL Language Institute

Posted by Laura Beckham

Posted on 10:29, Thursday, February 12

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OCHS Boasts Two National Merit Finalists!

Posted by Laura Beckham

Posted on 09:25, Tuesday, February 10

Congratulations to Anton Franzluebbers and Isabel Evelyn. Both students have been named Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Competition.

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