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  • Writer's pictureAbigail Church

Go 2 Teach Club Places 3rd in FGE Competition

On Wednesday, March 2nd, the Go 2 Teach club attended the Future Georgia Educators day at Columbus State University, placing 3rd in the competition.

The event was run by the PAGE- The Professional Association of Georgia Educators.

The Go 2 Teach club allows students to get an insider's look at how professionals in the teaching field acknowledge struggles and how they overcome them to help everyone.

Northside, Shaw, Columbus High School, Harris County, Lagrange, and Jordan all had the opportunity to attend the event at CSU.

There were five different Columbus High students that attended this event: Charlie Hearn, Grace O’Grady, Lauren Cruickshank, Emily Evans, and Julianna Maddox.

" I gained knowledge of the teaching programs at CSU as well as the many hardships teachers have to endure while in their job," stated Charlie Hearn.

The Go-to Teach club initially met up at CSU river campus, Frank D Brown Hall, where they had a guest speaker, Cherie Bonder Goldman.

Cherie Bonder Goldman won the 2022 teacher of the year award for the state of Georgia.

The students also attended a college fair that consisted of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Mercer, Piedmont University, Valdosta State University, UGA, and the University of North Georgia.

The college fair discussed college majors at the universities, financial aid, and the application process for grants and scholarships.

At CSU the students attended a Middle Schools Matter Session where two guest speakers, Jessica VanValkenburgh and Megan Hallissey discussed the importance of teacher 4th-8th grade.

In the end, CHS students had the opportunity to tour the Columbus State University Campus.

"I really loved getting to tour CSU and hearing from the middle school teachers as they spoke about their experiences with one of the hardest age groups to teach," remarked Hearn.


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