Waycross Mayor John Fluker and Ware County Board of Education
Mayor John Fluker
WCHS Student Amanda Spell
Oneida Oliver-Sanders were the recent guest speakers at an
awards program and
celebration of Black History month at the ALPHA Center.
Fluker told the group of students that education would unlock
the door to their futures. He thanked one of his former
teachers, Mrs. Francine Poller who was sitting in the audience,
for her support of him during his educational career. He also
reminded the students that they would face many challenges, but
it would be the way they handled those challenges that would
make the difference.
Ms. Oliver-Sanders reminded the group that their attitude
determined their altitude and spoke of the sacrifices that must
be made in order to be successful. "When I was at the University
of Georgia, I wanted to go to every sorority and fraternity
party they had, but I had a goal." She reminded the students of
the importance of keeping their eye on the goal.
Other guest speakers included a parent, Mrs. Phyllis Dorminy and
a grandparent, Mrs. Juanita Taylor who both spoke highly of the
Other program participants included Pastor Fer-Rel Malone,
Macedonia Baptist Church; ROTC Drill Corps under the direction
of Sergeant Gene Ramos, Ware County High; Amanda Spell,
vocalist, Ware County High School; Mrs. Janie Burroughs,
vocalist, Special Education Teacher at the ALPHA Center; Mrs.
Jennifer Muchow, teacher, ALPHA Center; and Dr. W. C. Harvey,
principal of the ALPHA center.
February 18, 2005
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