Anchor Club members attend the Georgia District Anchor Convention

Published 4:51 pm Monday, February 26, 2024

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On February 23-25, 2024, six members of the Bainbridge High School Anchor Club attended the district convention at Epworth by the Sea in St. Simons, GA. Anchor Clubs from eight schools were present along with 32 members of Georgia Pilot Clubs and seven advisers.  The members attending were Mackenzie Antis, Laney Brantley, Anastasia Davis, LuLu Hatcher, Gurpreet Kaur, and Cameron Whigham.  The focus of the convention was mental health awareness, and the members were able to meet with a health professional to learn valuable coping skills for stressful times.  They also participated in a blanket project where they made a blanket to help adolescents in treatment facilities feel nurtured, and they assembled care packages for adolescents in distress.  In these care packages, they wrote a note of encouragement in a journal which was included.

During the convention, the 2023-2024 District Anchor officers presided over a business meeting as well as the installation/recognition banquet. State Secretary Anastasia Davis and Southwest Region Chair Mackenzie Antis were recognized for their service on the board as their term came to an end.   Laney Brantley ran for SW Region Chair for the 2024-2025 year, and Gurpreet Kaur ran for District Secretary.  Both were elected and  will represent Bainbridge High School in these positions for the upcoming year.

Following the recognition of the outgoing officers and the installation of the new officers, awards were given as follows:  Bainbridge High School won “Most Spirited Anchor Club,” and the club received honorable mention for their scrap book.  Cameron Whigham was the winner of the scavenger hunt, during which all members learned about the relationship between Pilot and Anchor Clubs.  Finally, Mackenzie Antis was awarded a District Anchor Scholarship.  Anchor Sponsor Dr. Heidi Chambers said, “I am very proud of these students.  The Anchor Club is extremely  active in our community, and it was  nice to be recognized for all the effort they have put forth.”  Chambers and the Anchors alike are already looking forward to next year’s convention.

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