Creekview HS JROTC Raiders Win State Championship!

Creekview HS JROTC Raiders Win State Championship!

From left to right, front row: Manager Amber Walker, Natalie Sutherland, Tera Yeager, Bianca Tupman, Assistant Commander Jessica Hankin; back row: Warren Teachworth, Commander Thomas Musgrave, Aaron Freeman, Alex Godfrey, Jacob Schwarzman, Ryan Lamazares, Cole Reece, Manager Bailey Hall, and team coach, JROTC instructor First Sgt. Greg Anderson. Not pictured: Audrey Rupert.

The Creekview High School Army JROTC Program earned first place at the Georgia State Raider Championships!

The competition to determine the “best of the best” in Georgia was hosted in October by Spalding High School. Georgia has 12 JROTC Regions, each with 10 schools, and every Region sent its top three teams to the competition, based on their Region State Qualifying Competition. Creekview HS was the region winner.

Creekview HS JROTC instructor First Sgt. Greg Anderson coaches the team for the CrossFit-style competition — a six-hour series of athletic events, but with cadets completing all events as a team rather than as individuals.

Students on this year’s team, upon graduation, will be attending the United States Military Academy at West Point, University of Georgia and University of North Georgia, and will be serving in the United States Marine Corps, the United States Army, Army Reserves, and Georgia Army National Guard.

Team members are: Team Commander Thomas Musgrave, Assistant Commander Jessica Hankin, Alex Godfrey, Warren Teachworth, Tera Yeager, Natalie Sutherland, Cole Reece, Ryan Lamazares, Bianca Tupman, Audrey Rupert, Jacob Schwarzman and Aaron Freeman.

The team will be recognized by the Cherokee County School Board and Superintendent of Schools at the Board’s Nov. 16 meeting.


CCSD Careers Teacher Selected for Elite State Leadership Program!

Judi Haggerty

A Cherokee County School District Career Pathways teacher is among an elite group of educators selected for a State leadership program!

Judi Haggerty of River Ridge High School has been named to the inaugural LEAD CTAE (Career, Technical and Agricultural Education) leadership development program.

Sponsored by the CTAE Resource Network, Georgia Department of Education and Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education, the program is designed to provide career education teachers with valuable skills and knowledge in the areas of team building, leadership, priority management, business engagement, legislative advocacy and policy, communication, instruction, economic development.

The group of 20 teachers selected from CTAE educators statewide will participate in five program sessions beginning in November and culminating at the annual GACTE summer conference. They represent 19 school systems and 14 program areas.