Walker County Board of Education recognizes 4-H, spelling bee winners

Part of the BOE's normal business each month is a report from a local school. North LaFayette Elementary School special education teachers Brandy Beavers, left, and Rachel Fahrney inform Walker County Board of Education members about some of the school's initiatives.The school is rewarding positive behaviors and setting clear expectations, they said. Students practice being Rambler Ready by being respectful, responsible and safe. A golden plunger is awarded to the cleanest area of the school. Students receive reward baskets for good behavior. The students perform a cheer called "Rambler Roll."
photo Walker County School Board members Charles Wilson, Karen Stoker, Phyllis Hunter, Dale Wilson and Mike Carruth, from left, are recognized by the state as part of School Board Appreciation Week at the board's last meeting.

In addition to the normal business at the recent Walker County Board of Education meeting, several special recognitions were made.

The top four district spelling bell winners and 4-H District Project Achievement winners were recognized.

The district event at Georgia Highlands College in Rome, Ga., drew 41 fifth- and sixth-graders from Walker County Cloverleaf 4-H - 78 percent of who placed first, second or third.

"4-Hers were selected from over 60 project areas for their demonstration," said UGA County Extension Agent Casey Hobbs.