Oconee County High School

Pi Day Challenge

Posted by Laura Beckham

Posted on 13:35, Monday, March 2

Pi Day 2015
There will be a fundraiser at Oconee Veterans Park for Project Safe on Saturday, March 14th, beginning with a 5K Race and pizza eating contest. Beginning now through March 14th, each high school will collect money, either online or at the school. The Principal at the school that collects the most money will get to put a pizza in the face of the other Principal...ouch. http://www.foxspizzaoconee.com/pidaypizzachallenge/

Miss Legend 2015, Sara Sturges

Posted by Laura Beckham

Posted on 09:17, Monday, March 2

Miss Legend 2015 Sara Sturges

Beta Club wishes to thank everyone who came to, competed in, sponsored, or helped with the 2015 Miss Legend Pageant. The evening was a huge success, with 17 talented girls competing for the title in front of nearly 300 spectators. We raised over $2000 for the OCHS Relay for Life team. Special congratulations to the following contestants: senior Karena Washington for winning the Talent Competition.

Our Finalists:

  • Andy Kate McCannon representing FFA,
  • Jessie Michael representing the Softball team,
  • Lora Nedza representing Student Council,
  • Kellyn Quillian representing Varsity Basketball Cheerleading,
  • Carolina Stotts representing Varsity Competition Cheerleading.

Our Runners-Up, who included:

  • 4th Runner-Up: senior Bethany Terpin representing Track & Field,
  • 3rd Runner-Up: senior Taylor Maggiore representing Volleyball,
  • 2nd Runner-Up: senior Karena Washington representing Ocean Bowl,
  • 1st Runner-Up: junior Hannah Pachuta representing Varsity Football Cheerleading,

And huge congratulations to our Miss Legend 2015, senior Sara Sturges representing Cross Country.

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Posted by Laura Beckham

Posted on 08:00, Monday, March 2

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Posted by Laura Beckham

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.

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