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Floyd County Schools AP Scholars Announced for 2024
Brooke Brumbelow

The College Board has released the AP School Scholar Roster and it includes 172 Floyd County Schools (FCS) students earning 231 AP Scholar Awards, the highest number of AP scholars received for the system.

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) provides motivated and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school. Students can earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams.

The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams.

Across all four Floyd County high schools:

25 students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. These students are:

●     Christian A. Beavers - AHS senior

●     Parker D. Campbell - AHS senior

●     Emalee G. Collins - AHS 2024 graduate

●     Brock P. Dillard - AHS 2024 graduate

●     Luke G. Hagerich - AHS junior

●     Marissa J. Kimple - AHS 2024 graduate

●     Elan A. McClain - AHS senior

●     Grayson D. Perry - AHS 2024 graduate

●     Avery L. Seiter - AHS 2024 graduate

●     Ryan L. Strickland - AHS 2024 graduate

●     Riley D. Sutton - AHS 2-24 graduate

●     Isaac R. Tucker - AHS senior

●     Rylan G. Weaver - AHS 2024 graduate

●     Victoria H. Payne - CHS senior

●     Sara G. Abernathy - MHS senior

●     Silas L. Bryson - MHS senior

●     Maralea R. Davis - MHS 2024 graduate

●     Walker J. Gallman - MHS 2024 graduate

●     Xander C. Jessie - MHS senior

●     Shatha N. Khatib Jabra - MHS senior

●     Natalie B. Long - MHS senior

●     Thomas P. Patterson - MHS senior

●     Brynn M. Proctor - MHS junior

●     McAllister J. Robinson - MHS 2024 graduate

●     Cooper G. Selman - MHS senior

22 students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. These students are:

●     Shannen F. Hernandez - AHS 2024 graduate

●     Logan F. Hunton - AHS 2024 graduate

●     Ivey E. Whitaker - AHS 2024 graduate

●     Hari D. Akrayee - CHS junior

●     Jeneva I. Powell - CHS junior

●     Taylor N. Ragland - CHS junior

●     Natalia Reyes - CHS senior

●     Mari K. Wilson - CHS junior

●     Seven W. Baker - MHS junior

●     Samuel J. Galysh - MHS 2024 graduate

●     Alexis Gentry - MHS junior

●     Davis W. Gorman - MHS junior

●     Sadie K. Haynes - MHS senior

●     Breanna A. Ireland - MHS junior

●     Landry M. Johnson - MHS junior

●     Rachel L. Johnson - MHS 2024 graduate

●     Skyler A. Jones - MHS junior

●     Kylie M. Pearson - MHS junior

●     Eva N. Poyner - MHS junior

●     Ella E. Quarles - MHS junior

●     Adam B. Barnette - PHS senior

●     Gavin W. Mullinax - PHS senior

108 students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are:

●     Kileigh R. Barcomb - AHS senior

●     Kaitlyn R. Baty - AHS senior

●     Lauren E. Butler - AHS 2024 graduate

●     Taylor E. Burns - AHS senior

●     Abbie R. Carson - AHS senior

●     Destiny I. Castro - AHS 2024 graduate

●     Azan M. Chaudary - AHS senior

●     Bethany Cranford - AHS junior

●     Lilith A. Dew - AHS senior

●     Lauren G. Early - AHS 2024 graduate

●     David A. Easton - AHS junior

●     Anna G. Evans - AHS 2024 graduate

●     Caleb M. Fellows - AHS senior

●     Kimberly B. Hibberts - AHS senior

●     Jessie Moore - AHS 2024 graduate

●     Kaylee B. Nichols - AHS 2024 graduate

●     Jon D. Pierce - AHS 2024 graduate

●     Jackson M. Pledger - AHS senior

●     Cailyn R. Poole - AHS senior

●     Lamarcus J. Roberts - AHS senior

●     Manrajpreet Singh - AHS junior

●     Makayla B. Tenney - AHS 2024 graduate

●     Sophie B. Thacker - AHS senior

●     Shari L. Torres - AHS senior

●     Victoria L. Vitello - AHS junior

●     Joseph T. Wofford - AHS junior

●     Aislin E. Bollen - CHS 2024 graduate

●     Bella G. Broadway - CHS senior

●     Jose D. Castro - CHS junior

●     Emerson M. Cooper - CHS 2024 graduate

●     Camden C. Cosper - CHS junior

●     Abigail N. Ferguson - CHS senior

●     Anna M. Francis - CHS junior

●     Amiah N. Gattenby - CHS senior

●     Gwendalyn C. Gilreath - CHS 2024 graduate

●     Mason T. H - CHS senior

●     Ruth M. Hendricks - CHS 2024 graduate

●     Evie Morris - CHS senior

●     Denisse Ramirez - CHS senior

●     Kenneth C. Shipman - CHS senior

●     Tristan L. White - CHS senior

●     Molly K. Allmon - MHS junior

●     Emileigh K. Ashworth - MHS senior

●     Madison K. Ball - MHS 2024 graduate

●     Joshua M. Bell - MHS senior

●     Brady P. Burgess - MHS junior

●     Annie L. Couey - MHS senior

●     Christian M. Cox - MHS senior

●     Macy L. Davis - MHS 2024 graduate

●     Ezekiel J. Donner - MHS junior

●     Ashley G. Dove - MHS senior

●     Aidan Z. Fuller - MHS senior

●     Maddox A. Gibson - MHS 2024 graduate

●     Madeline C. Green - MHS junior

●     Braiden L. Holder - MHS senior

●     Carson B. Holder - MHS senior

●     Milan N. Howard - MHS senior

●     Helen D. Johnson - MHS senior

●     Marlon Kinnebrew - MHS senior

●     Ella J. Knight - MHS junior

●     Sophie M. Lawing - MHS 2024 graduate

●     Sara V. Lisonbee - MHS junior

●     Addison E. Lumpkin - MHS junior

●     Anna K. Maddox - MHS 2024 graduate

●     Elijah J. Marshall - MHS 2024 graduate

●     Kylee G. Mclamb - MHS senior

●     Matalene E. Middleton - MHS junior

●     Rylee A. Miller - MHS senior

●     Emma R. Molyneux - MHS 2024 graduate

●     Camon R. OGuin - MHS senior

●     Grace A. Pinkard - MHS junior

●     Benton A. Potts - MHS senior

●     Valentina M. Ramirez - MHS 2024 graduate

●     Kristen E. Reece - MHS 2024 graduate

●     Tesa M. Roberson - MHS senior

●     Austin K. Sheppard - MHS 2024 graduate

●     Sydney M. Sutton - MHS 2024 graduate

●     Noah M. Travis - MHS senior

●     Deanna M. Vansant - MHS junior

●     Davionne A. Williams - MHS senior

●     Halle J. Williams - MHS 2024 graduate

●     Wootson K. Winslette - MHS senior

●     Riley K. Allen - PHS 2024 graduate

●     Aiden C. Bayone - PHS senior

●     Branson C. Beard - PHS senior

●     Brantley S. Cordley - PHS junior

●     Turner O. Crawford - PHS junior

●     Sarah E. Gee - PHS 2024 graduate

●     Gabriel E. Goggans - PHS 2024 graduate

●     Katie E. Hennon - PHS 2024 graduate

●     Raymond L. James - PHS senior

●     Erik L. Jensen - PHS 2024 graduate

●     Emily A. Martin - PHS 2024 graduate

●     Fernando J. Monterroso - PHS 2024 graduate

●     Rylee N. Nix - PHS senior

●     Emma Kate E. Owen - PHS senior

●     Peyton R. Owen - PHS 2024 graduate

●     Gabrielle E. Parton - PHS 2024 graduate

●     Jeremy R. Price - 2024 senior

●     Andrew L. Pryor - PHS 2024 graduate

●     Ella C. Rhodes - PHS senior

●     August M. Robertson - PHS 2024 graduate

●     Gregory L. Rogers - PHS junior

●     Layton N. Sanford - PHS 2024 graduate

●     Chloe R. Stroud - PHS 2024 graduate

●     Kadence E. Ullery - PHS 2024 graduate

●     Gavan C. Whatley - PHS 2024 graduate

●     William K. York - PHS 2024 graduate

AP Capstone is an innovative diploma program that equips students with the independent research, collaborative teamwork, and communication skills that are increasingly valued by colleges. AP Capstone students who have demonstrated outstanding college-level achievement in AP Seminar, AP Research, and additional AP courses are recognized through the AP Capstone Diploma and the AP Seminar and Research Certificate.

27 students were granted the AP Capstone Diploma for earning scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research and on four additional AP Exams of their choosing. These students are:

●     Abbie R. Carson - AHS senior

●     Brock P. Dillard - AHS 2024 graduate

●     Logan F. Hunton - AHS 2024 graduate

●     Jessie Moore - AHS 2024 graduate

●     Riley D. Sutton - AHS 2024 graduate

●     Rylan G. Weaver - AHS 2024 graduate

●     Ivey E. Whitaker - AHS 2024 graduate

●     Aislin E. Bollen - CHS 2024 graduate

●     Victoria H. Payne - CHS senior

●     Sara G. Abernathy - MHS senior

●     Silas L. Bryson - MHS senior

●     Maddox A. Gibson - MHS 2024 graduate

●     Braiden L. Holder - MHS senior

●     Carson B. Holder - MHS senior

●     Milan N. Howard - MHS senior

●     Natalie B. Long - MHS senior

●     Elijah J. Marshall - MHS 2024 graduate

●     Camon R. OGuin - MHS senior

●     Thomas P. Patterson - MHS senior

●     McAllister J. Robinson - MHS 2024 graduate

●     Cooper G. Selman - MHS senior

●     Sydney M. Sutton - MHS 2024 graduate

●     Gabriel E. Goggans - PHS 2024 graduate

●     Fernando J. Monterroso - PHS 2024 graduate

●     Peyton R. Owen - PHS 2024 graduate

●     Layton N. Sanford - PHS 2024 graduate

●     Gavan C. Whatley - PHS 2024 graduate

49 students were granted the AP Seminar and Research Certificate for earning scores of 3 or higher in both AP Seminar and AP Research. These students are:

●     Kileigh R. Barcomb - AHS senior

●     Kaitlyn M. Baty - AHS senior

●     Taylor E. Burns - AHS senior

●     Destiny I. Castro - AHS 2024 graduate

●     Azan M. Chaudary - AHS senior

●     Jackson R. Coonley - AHS 2024 graduate

●     Lilith A. Dew - AHS senior

●     Magdalyn G. Dillard - AHS senior

●     Shannen F. Hernandez - AHS 2024 graduate

●     Kimberly B. Hibberts - AHS senior

●     Sophia R. Johnston - AHS 2024 graduate

●     Alana I. Morales - AHS 2024 graduate

●     Cailyn R. Poole - AHS senior

●     Sophie B. Thacker - AHS senior

●     Danny F. Bernardo-Mendez - CHS 2024 graduate

●     Bella G. Broadway - CHS senior

●     Haley N. Carpenter - CHS 2024 graduate

●     Emerson M. Cooper - CHS 2024 graduate

●     Abigail N. Ferguson - CHS senior

●     Amiah N. Gattenby - CHS senior

●     Gwendalyn C. Gilreath - CHS 2024 graduate

●     Gabrielle A. Gonzalez - CHS senior

●     Ruth M. Hendricks - CHS 2024 graduate

●     Brooklyn J. McClellan - CHS senior

●     Denisse Ramirez - CHS senior

●     Natalia Reyes - CHS senior

●     Kiana Tapia - CHS 2024 graduate

●     Annie L. Couey - MHS senior

●     Ashley G. Dove - MHS senior

●     Jennilyn G. Giles - MHS senior

●     Parris L. Hughbanks - MHS 2024 graduate

●     Helen D. Johnson - MHS senior

●     Kylee G. Mclamb - MHS senior

●     Kylie M. Pearson - MHS junior

●     Kristen E. Reece - MHS 2024 graduate

●     Kadance A. Wilson - MHS senior

●     Riley K. Allen - PHS 2024 graduate

●     Emily X. Escutia - PHS 2024 graduate

●     Jaylon M. Harris - PHS 2024 graduate

●     Lillian L. Hendrix - PHS 2024 graduate

●     Erik L. Jensen - PHS 2024 graduate

●     Emily A. Martin - PHS 2024 graduate

●     Caroline E. Morgan - PHS 2024 graduate

●     Gabrielle E. Parton - PHS 2024 graduate

●     Andrew L. Pryor - PHS 2024 graduate

●     August M. Robertson - PHS 2024 graduate

●     Samuel Sandoval-Reyes - PHS senior

●     Chloe R. Stroud - PHS 2024 graduate

●     Kadence E. Ullery - PHS 2024 graduate

Of this year’s award recipients across FCS, 135 awards were given to sophomores or juniors at the time of testing. These students have at least one more year in which to complete college-level work and possibly earn a higher-level AP Scholar Award. The availability of AP classes for students is a priority in FCS.

“We take immense pride in our Advanced Placement (AP) program, both the students and the educators at Floyd County Schools,” said McCall Govignon, FCS Director of Advanced Programs and Assessment. “Our AP program has expanded, providing a wider selection of courses for our students. The broader range of AP courses available to our students opens up numerous opportunities for them to achieve honors at both state and national levels, and to thrive beyond their high school years. This year we administered a total of 1,005 AP exams to 804 students. 60% of the AP exams taken earned college credit for our students.”

Through 34 different college-level courses and exams, AP provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced placement and stand out in the college admission process. Each exam is developed by a committee of college and university faculty and AP teachers, ensuring that AP Exams are aligned with the same high standards expected by college faculty at some of the nation’s leading liberal arts and research institutions. More than 3,600 colleges and universities annually receive AP scores. Most four-year colleges in the United States provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying exam scores. Research consistently shows that AP students who score a 3 or higher on AP Exams (based on a scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest) typically experience greater academic success in college and have higher college graduation rates than students who do not participate in AP.

About College Board

The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT® and the Advanced Placement Program. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators, and schools.

About Floyd County Schools

The Floyd County School (FloydBoe.net) system provides opportunities for schools and students to achieve academic excellence. Floyd County teachers focus on academic basics mixed with innovative teaching methods to build a strong foundation for student learning. In Floyd County Schools, the academic programs are available to prepare students for the most demanding college, university, technical college or other post-secondary training. It is the mission of FCS to focus on student growth and achievement by connecting and preparing them for the future, leading to ultimate student success. Located in Rome, Georgia, the school system serves 16 different schools.

 

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Joey Mathis Named Coosa High School Athletic Director
Brooke Brumbelow

Rome, Ga. – Coosa High School (CHS) is excited to announce Joey Mathis as the new Athletic Director.

“We are excited to name Coach Joey Mathis our new athletic director,” said CHS principal Judson Cox. “He is a huge part of what we do here at Coosa and plays a pivotal role daily. His dedication to our athletic programs, students, and community is evident, and he is a constant for everyone involved. He puts his heart in everything he does, and we are excited he chose to stay home and continue to build on the foundation he helped create.” 

A Northwest Georgia native, Mathis came to Coosa as the head football coach in 2020 following a four-year head coaching position at Marion County High School in Marion County, Tennessee. Previously, Mathis spent time with Adairsville, Pepperell, and Shorter University football programs.  

Mathis possesses a wealth of knowledge and has already been instrumental in assisting coaches and programs in various capacities. His commitment to providing support at CHS remains unwavering, and he is actively exploring avenues to further enhance the programs.

Throughout his time coaching at CHS, Coach Mathis devoted himself not only to his football team and program, but also played a crucial role in the growth of the Coosa community, a role that will persist as he transitions into his new position.

 

About Floyd County Schools

The Floyd County School (FloydBoe.net) system provides opportunities for schools and students to achieve academic excellence. Floyd County teachers focus on academic basics mixed with innovative teaching methods to build a strong foundation for student learning. In Floyd County Schools, the academic programs are available to prepare students for the most demanding college, university, technical college or other post-secondary training. It is the mission of FCS to focus on student growth and achievement by connecting and preparing them for the future, leading to ultimate student success. Located in Rome, Georgia, the school system serves 16 different schools.

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AHS Senior Kileigh Barcomb Selected to Serve on the Georgia High School Association Student Advisory Council
Brooke Brumbelow

Rome, Ga. – Armuchee High senior Kileigh Barcomb has been selected to serve on the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) Student Advisory Council for the second consecutive year. 

Barcomb, who was recently recognized as the Positive Athlete regional winner in cheer and gymnastics, plays a crucial role in her athletic and academic pursuits at Armuchee High.

In terms of sports, Barcomb is a member of the competition cheer team, football cheer team, and tennis team. 

She also excels in her studies, taking part in all Advanced Placement and dual enrollment courses.

Outside of her sports and studies, Barcomb is an active participant in the AHS National Honor Society, Key Club, and FBLA. She holds the position of class Vice President and is also the Vice President for NHS.

“I am so excited to meet the new group of students who will be coming in this year,” said Kileigh Barcomb. “Last year, we were a very like-minded group who were all there with the same goals; improving opportunities for all of GHSA and making an impact for GHSA student-athletes. We all worked together last year, and it was a great experience overall. I met new friends and Penny Pitts, who oversees competition cheerleading for GHSA and has become a great mentor to me.”

"We are so proud of Kileigh," said Mr. Joseph Pethel. "She is as dedicated and motivated as any student I have had the pleasure to work with, and I know she will be a great asset to the GHSA Student Advisory Team!"

The student advisory council consists of 20 student-athletes from around the state with a male and a female representative from each classification and four at-large members. Applications for the council were submitted in the spring and scored by a panel. The council will have its first meeting in Macon on August 21. 

About Floyd County Schools

The Floyd County School (FloydBoe.net) system provides opportunities for schools and students to achieve academic excellence. Floyd County teachers focus on academic basics mixed with innovative teaching methods to build a strong foundation for student learning. In Floyd County Schools, the academic programs are available to prepare students for the most demanding college, university, technical college or other post-secondary training. It is the mission of FCS to focus on student growth and achievement by connecting and preparing them for the future, leading to ultimate student success. Located in Rome, Georgia, the school system serves 16 different schools.

 

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Scott Crabbe Named Executive Director of Student Services
Brooke Brumbelow

Rome, Ga. – Floyd County Schools Superintendent Dr. Glenn White is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Crabbe as the new Executive Director of Student Services. 

“We are excited about Mr. Crabbe’s return to Floyd County Schools,” said Dr. Glenn White. “With his extensive experience and dedication, he is poised to contribute significantly to the FCS school system. His leadership qualities and commitment to excellence are assets that will enhance the learning environment and foster a culture of success within the schools.” 

In this role, Crabbe will oversee and enhance the delivery of student support services throughout the district, working closely with our administrators, families, and central office staff. 

Crabbe, a proud graduate of Pepperell High School, is returning to the Floyd County Schools community after many years of professional growth and experience. 

Upon graduating from PHS, Crabbe obtained a bachelor's degree from the University of West Georgia and then began his career as a special education teacher at Model High School in 1997. 

After his successful tenure as a special education teacher, Crabbe transitioned to teaching science at both Trion and Model Middle. During this time, Crabbe earned both a master’s degree from Jacksonville State University and a specialist degree from the University of Alabama. 

Crabbe's expertise and leadership skills did not go unnoticed, leading him to obtain an administrative role as an assistant principal in 2006 and as a principal in 2010 in Trion City Schools where he stayed until 2021. 

Recently, Crabbe has served in leadership roles in the Rome City school district. 

With his extensive experience in the education field and his deep understanding of the needs of students, Crabbe is well-positioned to lead the Student Services department at Floyd County Schools.

 

About Floyd County Schools

The Floyd County School (FloydBoe.net) system provides opportunities for schools and students to achieve academic excellence. Floyd County teachers focus on academic basics mixed with innovative teaching methods to build a strong foundation for student learning. In Floyd County Schools, academic programs are available to prepare students for the most demanding college, university, technical college, or other post-secondary training. It is the mission of FCS to focus on student growth and achievement by connecting and preparing them for the future, leading to ultimate student success. Located in Rome, Georgia, the school system serves 16 different schools.

 

Intra-District transfer window opens May 31
Kayla Brendel

Rome, Ga. – The Intra-District transfer window will open for all students currently attending a Floyd County school to apply for a transfer to a different school within the school system on Friday, May 31, and close on Friday, June 14  at 3 p.m.  

A parent or guardian may request to have a child transferred to another school within Floyd County Schools as long as the school system has determined that there is available classroom space at the school after all assigned students have been enrolled. Currently, projected enrollment figures indicate that all Floyd County Schools have limited space available for transfers. It should be noted that available classroom space does not exist at all grade levels at all schools and could change as enrollment for students within the district increases during the summer.

Please keep in mind that if a child is transferred to another school in the district, the parent or guardian assumes all costs and responsibilities related to the transportation of the child to and from school. Also, a student may not apply to attend a school that does not have courses necessary for that student’s graduation, or a school that does not have a program with the services in the student’s existing individualized education plan. 

Another important factor to consider before applying for transfer would be eligibility in sports or extracurricular activities. Students involved in extracurricular activities and sports should carefully consider their eligibility according to the rules of the individual programs and the rules and regulations of the Georgia High School Association (GHSA), prior to applying for a transfer. Such transfers may negatively impact a student’s ability to participate in a sport or activity.

Information about transfer options for all students and transfer application forms are available on the Floyd County Schools Web site at www.floydboe.net or at the Central Office of Floyd County Schools on Riverside Parkway. Transfer applications for the 2024-2025 school year must be submitted to Floyd County Schools at the central office building on Riverside Parkway by 3pm Friday, June 14, 2024, for all students. All details regarding options for students are available on the Floyd County Schools’ Website.

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If there are more requests for transfer than space available at a school, a random selection of submitted applications will be used to fill the openings.