To all of our GMC Alumni and friends ….and especially our students at all of our GMC Campuses across Georgia ….yesterday you may not have read the morning Milledgeville newspaper (“The Union Recorder”). In the edition it was filled with reasons to be proud of Georgia Military College; National titles, state championships, individual awards galore, and, of course, “Character above All!” — demonstrated and offered for reflection.
The unwritten story here is that GMC, through its faculty and staff members and it’s programs, provides a great place for students to learn how it feels to be part of a winning team…and become winners themselves. Well done by all!
The lead article on page one describes the community Veterans Day tribute conducted at the Milledgeville Georgia War Veterans Home in which GMC cadets and staff and faculty members played a major role by attending in large numbers. Cadets paraded for the veterans, mixed and mingled with the residents of the home, and staff and faculty members in impressive numbers were there as well to show support for our veterans.
The page-one headline “GMC One Act Team Earns Clean Sweep” leads to an article about Georgia Military College’s Preparatory School One Act Team winning the Georgia High School Association State Championship with their performance of “Chicago: The Musical”. GMC Prep School Fine Arts Director Mark Weaver led the team to a championship in which GMC students won “Best Actor and Actress” awards and “All Star Cast Awards” for others.
On the sports page, “GMC punches ticket to title game”, tells hometown readers about the GMC weekend victory over Lackawanna College (61-18) in GMC’s last regular season game. Coach Bert Williams and his GMC Bulldogs brought home a season record of 11-0, a “#1 in the Nation” title, and a chance to win the NJCAA National Championship Bowl on December 8 in Biloxi, Mississippi against East Mississippi Community College.
“Bulldog State Champs for the second year” is all about the Georgia Military College Prep School Cross Country team that brought home a state title. GMC Prep School coaches Stacie Stevenson and Jeff Crain were full of accolades for their runners, many of whom established personal best times in their all out effort to win the state title.
In yesterday’s paper as well there is a very thought provoking article written by GMC faculty member, Brent Gebel about the “GMC Word of the Week”, Discretion. Every week, Brent recruits students and faculty members to write similar articles for the paper and always provides the community with something challenging to think about in this ongoing effort to teach the language of ethics.
We have a great institution and these accomplishments by our students and faculty reflect the dedication and hard work put forth everyday by our college and preparatory school.