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Teachers throughout Macon County hope to continue offering enhanced learning experiences in their classrooms this year, with the help of community donations.

On Saturday, March 26, the Macon County Academic Foundation held its 24th annual Academic Auction at Cartoogechaye Elementary. Proceeds from the event are set aside every year to fund future educational activities for classes throughout the county. Teachers interested in enriching their classes with such activities can then request the funds from the school system.


Franklin High School students from Joan Willis’ advanced biology class will get a taste of Pura Vida next month, when they take a longawaited trip to Costa Rica. Pura Vida (pronounced poo’ -rah vee’-dah) is a customary saying and national motto meaning “pure life.”

From April 18-24, the students will learn about the preservation of ecosystems and natural resources, biological diversity, geography and many other things, said Willis.



The math club at Franklin High School, accompanied by sponsors Dwain and Dina Picou, traveled to the College of Charleston on Feb. 25 to compete in the Math and Physics meet on Feb. 26.

The competition included 609 students from 50 schools in four different states.

The students competed in math relay, math brainstorming, physics brainstorming, varsity team competition, math sprints, as well as taking individual tests.



The Rotary Club of Franklin honored Jacob Bingham as Student of the Month at its February meeting.

Rotarian Patsy Parker, in her introduction of Bingham, noted that he was described by his teachers at Franklin High School as “an awesome person.”

Bingham is also a New Century Scholar, and a volunteer firefighter for West Macon Fire Department.



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