~ Dates to Remember ~

February

12th ~ “Paws for Books” Book Fair at WCPS
12th ~ WCMS Soccer Game Away
13th ~ “Paws for Books” Book Fair at WCPS
13th ~ Leadership Worth Class
13th ~ Cookie Dough Fundraiser Ends at WCPS
13th ~ WCPS Open Building Night 5pm-7pm
14th ~ Kiwanis Club Meeting in Sylvester
14th ~ WCMS Soccer Game Home
14th ~ Happy Valentines Day from The Martin News
14th ~ “Paws for Books” Book Fair at WCPS
14th ~ Friendship Parties at WCPS after 1:30pm
15th ~ “Paws for Books” Book Fair at WCPS
15th ~ Reading/STEM Family Fun Night at WCPS
16th ~ “Paws for Books” Book Fair at WCPS
16th ~ The NED Show, A Character Education Program at WCPS
19th ~ Presidents Day
19th ~ City of Sylvester Council Meeting
19th ~ WCHS Intervention Day
19th ~ Winter Break for Worth County Schools
20th ~ Winter Break for Worth County Schools
20th ~ City of Warwick Council Meeting
21st ~ Kiwanis Club Meeting in Sylvester
21st ~ Winter Break for Worth County Schools
22nd ~ Winter Break for Worth County Schools
22nd ~ Annual Chamber Dinner for Ashburn – Turner County Chamber of Commerce
23rd ~ Winter Break for Worth County Schools
26th ~ Read Across America Week Kicks Off
26th ~ WCMS Soccer Game Home
26th ~ National FFA Week
27th ~ Read Across America Week
27th ~ National FFA Week
27th ~ Sylvester – Worth County Family Connections Meeting
28th ~ Read Across America Week
28th ~ National FFA Week
28th ~ Kiwanis Club Meeting in Sylvester
28th ~ WCMS Soccer Game Home

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ABAC Speeches To Help Mark Black History Month

African-American History Month activities at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College will be highlighted by speeches from Dr. Thomas Aiello from Valdosta State University and Wasdon Graydon, a 1970 ABAC alumnus and former ABAC administrator. Aiello, an associate professor of history and African-American studies at VSU, will speak at 6 p.m. Feb. 12 in Howard Auditorium; Graydon, managing partner with Graydon Enterprises, speaks at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in Room 107 of the Health Sciences building. Aiello earned his Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas in 2007. The bulk of his courses at VSU relate to African-American history from early slavery to “Black Power.” His research interests are broader, covering 20th century cultural and intellectual history. He will share his original research on police brutality in South Georgia in the decade following World War II. Aiello’s books include “The Battle for the Souls of Black Folk: W.E.B. DuBois, Booker T. Washington and the Debate That Shaped the Course of Civil Rights,” “Jim Crow’s Last Stand: Nonunanimous Criminal Jury Verdicts in Louisiana,” and “The Kings of Casino Park: Race and Race Baseball in the Lost Season of 1932.” Graydon was director of ABAC sponsored programs and the Minority Advising Program before his retirement in 2010 after a 37-year career. He was one of the first African-American students to enroll at ABAC in 1968. He earned his bachelor of science degree in history and education from Georgia Southern University and his master of education degree from VSU.  In 2001, Graydon received the E. Lanier Carson Leadership Award for College Administrators at ABAC and the President’s Award for Achievement, Leadership and Service. In 1994, he was named Arts Citizen of the Year in Tift County. Graydon served as a Tift County commissioner from 1984-1992 and was selected as a member of the Leadership Georgia program in 1991.
Source: Tifton Grapevine