Awards and Achievements (2013-2014)


Greene County High School JROTC instructor Major David Conley received the GACTE Teacher of the Year Award for the JROTC Division by the Georgia Association for Career & Technical Education during their annual summer conference, held July 10-13, 2013 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. 


Greensboro Elementary School violin teacher Laura Marlow was selected to be a part of the “Exceptionals 2013” special section of the Athens Banner Herald. The Exceptionals section features individuals who are making a difference in their community.


State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge visited Anita White Carson Middle School as part of a three-day tour across the state, where Dr. Barge visited 14 school districts.


First Lady Sandra Deal donated 100 books to Greene County Schools. Superintendent Dr. Barbara Pulliam Davis distributed the books to students at Greensboro Elementary School and Union Point STEAM Academy.


SAT scores released by the College Board showed that Greene County High School Class of 2013 scored an overall 1229 on the college entrance exam. The 2013 class scored 406 on Critical Reading, 407 on Math and 416 on writing. Many of the test takers had also taken advance, or honors, courses while in high school and graduated in the top 10 percent of their class.


Ninety-four percent of 11th-grade students at Greene County High School met or exceeded the standard on the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) administered in October 2013. These scores matched the same percentage of students across the state and within the RESA districts.


GCSS Office of Communications won two bronze awards and five silver Georgia School Public Relations Association Awards for outstanding publications, photography and electronic media produced by Georgia schools, school systems, post-secondary institutions, educational agencies or education-related associations.


Adrianna Brown, a fourth-grade at Greensboro Elementary School, earned the first runner-up spot for her age group in the state Hoop Shoot contest sponsored by the Elks Club.


The Greene County Board of Education was named a Quality Board by the Georgia School Boards Association. In order to become a Quality Board, school boards must meet the following criteria: have an adopted Strategic Plan in place that is being implemented; review the recommendations of the Vision for Public Education in Georgia: Equity and Excellence report; complete a self – assessment, using a Governance Team Self – Assessment Instrument; have an adopted Superintendent Evaluation model in place that reflects state requirements and incorporates the school district’s Strategic Plan; school board members meet State Board of Education training requirements; and the school district is in compliance with all applicable accreditation agencies, such as SACS.


Greene County High School was one of 462 schools named an Advanced Placement (AP) Honors School by State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge. This is the first time the high school has received this designation.


Eighth-grader Quinderrious Humphrey won the CMS Idol competition.


GCHS kicker Andres Aparicio was listed as one of the 10 best kickers/punters in high school football by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Andres was the first Greene County player since 2006 to be named first-team all-state by the AJC when he received that honor in Class AA last season. He was 24-for-25 on extra points, 14-for-17 on field goals (with a long of 47 yards) and had touchbacks on 85 percent of his kickoffs. He is listed as a four-star prospect in the Kohl’s Kickers National Ratings System.


GCHS senior Amber Rowland was selected as the Black and Gold Scholarship recipient, receiving a $1,000 scholarship, while the other two finalists, Steilan Sumpter and Bradley Evans, both received a $500 scholarship.


GCHS FFA member Nathan Farmer was named the state winner in the Georgia FFA Agricultural Sales Placement Proficiency Award. The award was based on Nathan’s work in his Supervised Agricultural Experience Project (SAE). SAE projects are designed to give students hands on experience in the agriculture industry outside of class time.


Greene County High School senior Ivy Smith earned her Pre-Professional Certification in Culinary Arts from the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences. This certification is used to document exit-level achievement in rigorous secondary programs and lower division post-secondary courses; facilitate seamless articulation, placement, and credit-by-exam within post-secondary institutions; validate competencies required for employment at the pre-professional or paraprofessional level; and provide an industry-recognized certification.


GCHS seniors Kaitlyn Bell, Taylor Merritt, Rebecca Brooks and John Coffman earned the High Schools That Work (HSTW) Award of Educational Achievement. HSTW was established in 1987 by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) State Vocational Education Consortium, a partnership of SREB, its member states, their school systems and school sites.