WINONA – Claire Gaines has danced nearly all her life – 71 years to be exact – first as a student and then as a teacher. This year, following her 50th recital as a teacher, Gaines will hang up her dancing shoes and retire. Saturday’s annual recital will be her last.
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As the school year winds down and seniors at J.Z. George High School prepare to graduate Friday, May 17, Michael Shute of Greenwood and JaKayla Phillips of Vaiden are still waiting to see who will be valedictorian and salutatorian. The two are separated by a point and neither know how final grades will come down.
Monday, seniors at Carroll Academy graduated from the school they’ve known for a good portion of their lives. Some began 13 years ago as Kindergarteners, some even further as Pre-K students and some came in between, but all walked the stage together.
For Jada Mims and Jacey Eldridge, it’s been a race to the top since Mims arrived at Winona Christian. Before her arrival, Eldridge and Cade and Colby Marlow were always neck and neck for the top average in the class. As the end of senior year approached, Mims advanced to the top of the pack.
Since Hannah Key and Faith Gammel both began school at Winona Elementary in the third grade, it has always been a friendly battle between the two. Key and Gammel will graduate Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the 2019 class of Winona High School, respectively.
WCS Class of 2019 Graduation
The Winona Christian School Class of 2019 will hold its graduation at 7 p.m. in the gymnasium
J.Z. George High School Class of 2019 Baccalaureate Service
Praying during the National Day of Prayer last Thursday during the annual event held on the Carrollton courthouse lawn included, from left, John Gray, J. C. Stokes, and Rev. Saunders.
A familiar face is taking the reins at Marshall Elementary, while two new faces will greet students and teachers during the 2019-2020 school year.
During their meeting Monday, the Carroll County School Board approved hiring Kalilah Tate to replace Dr. Fletcher Harges as principal of Marshall Elementary.
The Carroll County Board of Supervisors received a heaping helping of good news this week.
During their board meeting Monday in Carrollton, supervisors learned that the fire rating for Carrollton and North Carrollton will remain the same – good news for homeowners and their insurance bills.