AMERICUS — The kindergarten classes at Southland Academy recently had a special visitor, Ranger Gabe Lasiter of the National Park Service. Lasiter shared a brief history of the 39th President, Jimmy Carter. The children were then treated to a reading of Little Baby Snoogle - Fleejer by Lasiter. The children learned that President Carter had many talents, including being an author. They learned that the story they heard was actually a story that Carter told his daughter, Amy Carter, when she was a child. He decided to pen the book years later and needed an illustrator. He asked his daughter to illustrate it, and so the book was written and illustrated by President Carter and Amy. This is a delightful story about friendship and getting to know someone before judging them. Shown are some of the kindergarten students with Lasiter.
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Ru Story-Huffman, interim dean of the James Earl Carter Library at Georgia Southwestern State University, was officially named dean. Prior to her role as interim dean, Story-Huffman served as reference librarian and government information coordinator at the Carter Library. She succeeds Vera Weisskopf who retired in March 2012.
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Schley County High School senior class valedictorian Ali Anderson and salutatorian Geena Hollis were honored at the April meeting of the Schley County Family Connection Collaborative.
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This school year marked the first time that the Sumter County School System has produced an Odyssey of the Mind team in the high school-age category, and the team will travel May 22-25 to East Lansing, Mich., to compete in the World Finals competition. The team, from Americus-Sumter County High School (ASHS) North Campus is made up of ninth-graders Sarah Dye, Thomas Edge, Jacob Pritchard, Morgan Cloutier, Logan Bennett and Elliot Bennett.
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