Climax R.I.S.E. students receive certificates

Published 4:58 pm Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Thirteen students of R.I.S.E. (Reaching Individuals Striving for Excellence) in Climax were awarded certificates for their academic success and passing scores on the CRCT test on May 29.

The students who received individualized tutoring and mentoring during the school years for approximately two hours weekly were excited to be reaching a very important goal of making a good score on the CRCT test.

They were also ready for summer vacation. However, the summer reading sessions will begin on June 15 and go through July 1, keeping students up to date for the summer.

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R.I.S.E. Education Tutoring Inc. opened in August 2005 in Climax, and continues to help students to succeed in school.

Director Barbara Pugh said she enjoys helping the students and others who need her assistance.

She sends special thanks to the tutors and mentors, Bobby Daniel and Gwen McIntyre. She also thanked Commissioner David “Butch” Mosely and his wife, June, for their generous donations of computers, and the Bainbridge-Decatur County United Way for their charitable funding.

Students receiving certificates were Chontay Martin, Choice Martin III, Caleb Brock, Alyssa Brock, Mya Taylor, Hubert Campbell, Romell Fuller, Joshua Heard, Jordan Heard, Kiara Martin, Robert Hayes, Robert Doss and Javis Campbell.

Other students excel

Makayla Cooper earned a perfect score on the science portion of the CRCT test and received recognition and awards at Potter Street School honors day on May 19. Makayla was also on the A honor roll all year. She is the daughter of Grace Cooper.

Kiara Jordan also earned a perfect score on the social studies portion of the CRCT test and was also on the A honor roll all year. She is the daughter of council woman Liz Parrish.

Elijah Tyler excelled with a high score in the CRCT test in the science section, and also received an award for his social science project competition held at Bainbridge College.

Congratulations to these and all students from Climax who have excelled in school this year. Climax is proud to have such fine young people representing us keep up the good work.

Flag Day reminder

Mark your calendars: Flag Day Celebrations will be Saturday, June 13, in Climax.

Come out and show your pride in the red, white and blue. Line up will be at the Head Start school, and the program will be at Parker Park. Prizes will be awarded.

For more information, call Climax City Hall at 246-0467 or Paul Maloy and Bonnie Maloy at 246-1258.

Get well wishes

Get well wishes are sent to Willie Jeter as she fell and is still up North with her daughter. The fall delayed their trip home for awhile.

Best wishes are also with Pearle Hamilton as she hasn’t been well lately.


Deepest sympathy is with the family of Lucille Fletcher during their time of grief. Mrs. Lucille was a special unique lady and will be missed.