MCRAE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) -- The Telfair County Elementary School Trojans honored local veterans with a special program of their own Monday. "They fight for our freedom and if we didn't have them, we couldn't be here today," said fifth grader Sawyer Floyd. Floyd is just one of the hundreds of students at TCES who says veterans are freedom fighters. Fourth grader Kierra Underwood said, "I'm thankful that they risk their lives for my life and my friends and my family." One by one, the students took turns recognizing veterans from every branch of the military. Those who answered the call to serve, spoke about their greatest accomplishments. "I would tell anybody that one of the greatest experiences you could have as a young person is to go to the military, be all that you can be," said United States Army Sgt. James Franklin Cray... Click the article headline above for more information.
Each year, a Teacher of the Year and an Employee of the Year are chosen for the Telfair County School System. The process begins when principals nominate candidates from their schools. Next, all nominees complete candidate application forms and submit them to the curriculum director. Finally, applications are reviewed by a panel of retired educators and candidates are ranked based on their responses to a series of questions on the application. The panel then selects a teacher and an employee to represent each school, and the Teacher of the Year and Employee of the Year for the system are chosen from the school representatives... Click the article headline above for more information.