Students are GHP nominees
Five students from Thomson High School will compete at the state level for acceptance into the Governor's Honors Program which is designed to provide intellectually gifted and artistically talented students challenging and enriching educational opportunities not normally available during the regular school year.
The Thomson nominees are Andrew Davis, science, Crystal McCorkle, math, Amanda Davis, band, Helen Hill, art, and Colby Hendrick, executive business management.
The Governor's Honor Program is a six-week summer instructional program which offers a chance for students to spend six weeks of study on a college campus in Georgia while studying in depth their academic or artistic field of interest, according to the Georgia Department of Education Web site.
Local band on WAFJ radio
Christian band Point North was recently featured on a local talent contest on WAFJ 88.3.
The band of five consists of three members from McDuffie County. Daniel Roberts, First United Methodist of Thomson's youth director is a member of Point North as is Carrel Davis and Tony Taylor.
The band made the top four and with if its song, "What's in Your Name."
Votes on the radio station's website were counted to decide the winner. The winning band gets to play at a Christian music festival in Colorado.